Our Holy God

Our Holy God

And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region. Luke 4:31-37 (ESV)

In Luke 4:31-37, Jesus encounters a man possessed by a demon. Demons still exist today, but their destiny is a decisive defeat by Christ who has triumphed over the Devil and his minions at the cross. Even the demons know with certainty that Jesus is the Holy One of God. His majesty means that Christ has no rivals, His purity means that Christ has no flaws, and His power means that Christ has no limits. It is the Christ that is referenced in Colossians 1:13-14:

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 (ESV)