“To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.” – Stephen Levine
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“If it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”
What did it mean that Jesus drove out demons?
What exactly were these demons that were thought to take up residence inside people?
I’m fairly certain that the people of the time thought any illness was caused by a demon.
That would include, of course, any mental illness.
When Jesus was said to “cast out demons” from people, he was healing them.
He was restoring them to health.
But this healing came on more than just a physical level.
The healing came especially on the emotional and spiritual levels
What hurts and traumas do we carry from past wrongdoings inflicted upon us?
Life will eventually hand us some painful things to deal with.
But healing or wholeness is available to anyone who consciously aligns with the Divine Presence.
Jesus said it was “by the finger of God” that he drove out demons.
Since God is love (1 John 4:8), it was the pure energy of Love that Jesus channeled through him.
Healing came to people on many levels, especially in their hearts.
Through this their lives were transformed.
Then they, too, might be instruments of this Love through their words and actions.
As Jesus is quoted as saying, “Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these” (John 14:12).
If we did this, the kingdom of God would truly be at hand.
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