The Holy One of God

     In the gospel of Mark chapter 1 we read that Jesus was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum, Jesus' most loved city, as one having authority and not as the teachers of the law. He is confronted by a demon who identifies Jesus as, "the Holy One of God". There is no more dangerous place in town to be than where the direct and straightforward teaching of the Word of God confronts dead religion. Whenever the truth of Scripture challenges empty religion, a collision is sure to result, leaving great devastation. Whenever the true Word of God is taught in houses of worship devoid of the gospel, Satan is aroused, demons are awakened, and hell is aggravated. As long as dead religion is allowed to continue unchallenged, all is at peace with the demonic. But as soon as the light of holiness and the light of truth shines into the kingdom of darkness, sin is exposed, Satan is provoked, and unclean spirits are angered. The demon recognized Jesus as, "the Holy One of God". He recognized that he was in the presence of "the Holy God". This is a formal title for God in the Old Testament and also a title for Jesus in the New Testament. Interestingly though, it is from the lips of demons who assigned a divine name, "the Holy One of God", to Jesus of Nazareth.

     Do you recognize the Holy One of God as the Savior, your Savior, who has come to redeem you and to seal the spirit, the Holy Spirit within you, until the day of your redemption? Maybe this is why the angels and all those in heaven cry, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come".  "We believe that you have eternal life and know that you are the Holy One of God" (John 6:69).