Mark 3:10-12 (NIV)
For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.  Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”  But he gave them strict orders not to tell who he was.
First we see people with problems just like ours pressing toward him. He can heal them. So far sounds good…
Then things get weird.
Whenever the evil spirits saw him? What evil spirits? Whose eyes? When Mark says,
they fell down before him
it seems clear they are inhabiting bodies. Huh. Already in Mark we see demons in church and at public events, now they pop up at flash mob.
How did they get where they were? Where were they headed? How did they feel about Jesus?
Jesus was the penicillin for their infection. They couldn’t have been fond of him, but their reaction is worth noting–they bowed and acknowledged his deity.
They did not have a choice. He was God.
There is a time in his story where they might have thought he had been beaten–the Cross.
But even then in the mystery of death spent for us, I think they knew. That he alone could not be beaten.