That was a couple months ago and since I've entered the world of reading the gospels on repeat. I've gone through them all. Over and over and over again. When I am stuck in prayer, I would normally turn to sos and pray through that. Instead I'm looking at His life. I'm amazed. And intrigued. fascinated. and Confused. (am i the only one in the planet that just doesn't get parables?)
Every time I read I get caught up on this one thing. when i say if you can explain it to me please do.... i mean PLEASE DO. All those parts where Jesus is doing his thang taking authority over demons and such... that little :
"...and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was." - Mark 1:34
What's up with that. And later it says,
"Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, " You are the Son of God!" And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was." - Mark 3:11
Why did homie J not want the punks to tell errbody who he was? i don't mean for my language to downplay the seriousness of my question. Really? Was it just not the time for the world to know who He is? But he was already calling disciples to follow him.. But I guess when he called the disciples He didn't (based on the words we have) say that he was the Son of God.
Riddle me this:
Why didn't Jesus want the demons/unclean spirits to say who He was?