Thursday, 23 July 2015

Go Into The Pigs!

Scripture: Mark 5 v 15:

"And they came to see Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind."

- Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee to Gadara just to set this maniac free. He was completely possessed by demons. The demon told Jesus - my name is Legion for we are many. A Roman legion consisted of 6000 soldiers.  This man was suicidal, destructive and dangerous.

- No matter how strongly the devil controlled him, when the demented Gadarene  saw Jesus coming, he ran to Him and worshipped Him.

- The demons begged to be allowed to stay in that place. There was a herd of 2000 pigs nearby and Jesus said to the legion - Go into the pigs. The pigs all jumped off the cliff into the sea. Suicidal destruction manifested in them. 

- It must have been mind boggling for the spectators. And then they saw the naked raving lunatic sitting quietly with Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. No more need to bind him with chains. He was set free by the love of Jesus. 

- In Britain today they announced a breakthrough in treatment of dementia. The word dementia means possessed by demons. We had our breakthrough in Gadarene demoniac  2000 years ago but we are now too sophisticated and intelligent to apply that ancient knowledge to the needs of today.  Not all dementia cases behave dangerously but they can all be helped by deliverance.

- We are being formed into the Body of Jesus and every part of Him - us - has the ability to be exactly like Him. To heal the sick and set the captives free. To multiply the loaves and fishes to feed the hungry. When will we become wise and believe it to achieve it?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are the Way and You showed us the way and sent the Holy Spirit to keep us on that way but mostly we have lost that way. Teach us your way again Lord. Amen.