[Jesus] entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. And He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her; and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. —Luke 4:38-39
The word rebuke in the Greek is a very strong word. It means essentially, “Stop it; that’s enough.” When Jesus hung on the Cross and declared, “It is finished,” He announced to the underworld, “Stop it; that’s enough!”
Whatever the devil has designed to sideline you—whether it’s cancer, a divorce, or an affair—know that every enemy attack against you is met with the presence of God standing over you declaring, “Stop it; that’s enough.” Not only is Jesus standing over you, He’s standing behind you, in front of you, beside you, and beneath you.
In verse 39, the fever left Simon Peter’s mother-in-law and she arose. Allow Jesus to overshadow you with His presence and rebuke worry, disease, and depression. Do as Peter’s mother-in-law: Arise and serve Him.
Is there a disease, worry, anxiety, or fear in your life that you need to rebuke in Jesus’ name? Do it now. Don’t delay. Don’t lose one more minute being intimidated by the enemy. Rise and serve Jesus.
worry, fear, depression, and attack
against my life. I stand firm in Jesus’
Name, putting on the full armor of God
and trusting total in His Word. Amen.