A short narrative of the story of the demon possessed man being heal by Jesus goes something like this: Jesus arrives in Gerasene, meets a demon possessed man with no clothes, no home and lives by the tombs.
When the man sees Jesus, he begs Jesus not to send him into the Abyss. Instead he begs Jesus to cast him into the pigs instead. Pigs ran to river and drowns.
So what was Jesus trying to tell us with this story? There’s 3 important lessons that can be learned from this.
3.Jesus has power over all demons. Jesus commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man. I know that the only reason I fall into the devil’s schemes is that I listen to his lies and allow it to happen. I know God’s Word tells me that I have the power through Jesus Christ to tell the devil to leave me alone. I have the power through his Word to bind the enemy. I have the power through his spirit to know truth from the lies. The issue is do I use this power or do I try to solve everything in my power. We must remember also that the devil and his demons are real.
For Jesus had commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places (Luke 8:29).
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
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