Why Would Demon Possessed People Be In Church ? - Mark 1:21-28

unclean spirit should not feel at home in church

Mark 1:23 “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out...”

Many people don’t associate demon-possessed people with places of worship. Yet, most of the demons that Jesus cast out were encountered in the church. Why would demon possessed people be in church?

In some cases, the people were there because they were seeking help. The church, like a hospital, offers people the cure; therefore, attracts those who are sick. In other cases, the devil sows these types of people in the church to spread spiritual disease.

A church that is teaching the true Word of God should either try to evangelize these people or make them so convicted that they will move on. Sad to say, demon possessed people can thrive in most religious settings today. We always need to show love for the sinner as Jesus did, but we should cut the devil no slack. If a person wants to keep an evil spirit on the inside of him, he should not feel at home in church.

Observe: The devil is here called an unclean spirit, because he has lost all the purity of his nature, because he acts in direct opposition to the Holy Spirit of God, and because with his suggestions he pollutes the spirits of men. This man was in the synagogue; he did not come either to be taught or to be healed; but to confront Christ and oppose him, and hinder people from believing on him.

Now here we have, The rage which the unclean spirit expressed at Christ; He cried out, as one in an agony, at the presence of Christ, and afraid of being dislodged; thus the devils believe and tremble, have a horror of Christ, but no hope in him, nor reverence for him.

Let the Spirit of God live through you as He did through Jesus and you will either make people mad or glad, but there will not be indifference.