Saturday, July 28, 2012

SO, YOU HAVE PROBLEMS

Suggested Reading: Mark 5

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This is the hill on the east side of the Sea of Galilee that is said to be the place where Jesus encountered and delivered the demoniac. Jesus cast the demons into the pigs and they ran down this hill into the water and drowned.

GOOGLE MAPS – See where Reynold took the photo Click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Mark 5:15

Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

Three more times the word, “immediately” appears. That makes 17 times so far in Mark. Do you think God wants action? The man in our key verse had BIG problems! That’s an understatement. He was full of evil spirits, cut off from all human contact. He constantly tortured himself and could not be restrained because of demonic strength. His home was a graveyard. Jesus solved these fearsome destructive results of satanic activity with Words of deliverance. With what little free will this man retained, he chose Jesus! On the other hand, the local townspeople were afraid of what Jesus might continue to do. Obviously the pork business was a mainstay of their economy. According to Josephus, the historian, there was a huge non-Jewish population in the Galilee at that time who, unlike the Jews, would eat pork. Their message to Jesus was, “Don’t mess with our finances.” What message are we sending Jesus today?

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You are my deliverer from ALL the works of the devil. In Your all-powerful NAME I am free and in my “RIGHT MIND.” You are welcome as Lord of my life, and Lord Mayor of our community. I yield to Your AUTHORITY in all things! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It was a Sunday night after service when several young people came to me and said, “Kenny is downstairs!” Kenny was experimenting with drugs and dabbling in the occult. His parents and grandparents were church members, but this 19-year-old was not attending church. There he was lying on the floor writhing like a snake. As Pastor, I sensed divine authority come upon me. I knelt beside him and commanded him to say the Name of Jesus. I heard J…J…J… and then JESUS in a loud cry. Immediately he was delivered. His Dad picked him up like he was still a child, and they hugged and we all cried for joy. Kenny became a minister, specializing in children’s TV. Oswald J. Smith wrote a song, “When Jesus comes, the tempter’s power is broken.” It’s about the deliverance of the demon possessed man. I encourage you to read and meditate on all the lyrics of this hymn (you can find them by clicking HERE). You can also hear it sung at a 1992 Billy Graham Crusade by George Beverly Shea by clicking HERE.

Yours because of the fact that “JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER” (Hebrews 13:8),

David

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6 thoughts on “Saturday, July 28, 2012

  1. David, I love how you stated “With the little free will this man retained, he chose Jesus.” I never really thought of him as ‘choosing’ Jesus before, but that’s exactly what he did! He yielded his will and humbled himself before Jesus, that Jesus might work a miracle in his life. Deliverance from the bonds of sin, this is the business that Jesus is in. Have faith that Jesus can do a mighty work in your life today!

  2. Whenever I have read this scripture of Jesus casting out a multitude of demons, I am amazed by the fact they did not ask to be released into oblivion, but instead to inhabit another living species. Demonic evil finds its way and masks itself, at times not so obviously. In Christ, is found protection, peace of mind and freedom.

  3. David: I was utterly astounded when I opened your message today! It is as if you/God prepared it especially for me…for today! I was astounded at the Scripture, at the words of the hymn “When Jesus Comes”, at your 100 words!
    Just yesterday my husband and I learned that our dear daughter has slipped out of the loop of reality…..she was attempting to draw near to God and I’m sure that demonic spirits interferred. This message/encouragment is for us–PERSONALLY! Please, all, be praying for DELIVERANCE. I note David Solace’s comments “Demonic evil finds its way and masks itself, at times not so obviously. In Christ, is found protection, peace of mind and freedom…..just exactly what my daughter needs! Thank you David and David!

  4. Dear David…. thank you so much for doing this blog… your personal words are so amazing in getting to know you better ..i love the scripture that tells us …He is the same ( Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow ) Our miracle Working God …when we hit Rock Bottom….. we find out that Jesus is the Rock… i found that out in 1995… Thank you Jesus…and the Lord used You through th TV to speak to me…awesome as i look back over the extra years the Lord has given me…because i spoke out loud the Powerful Name of Jesus…i did not know the power at the time….but….oh its been a Wonderful,Beautiful, Journey..thank you David for being willing to obey immediately ( even when on live television.) im a life saved because you obeyed….thank you Jesus…..
    the song was wonderful to hear by G. Shea..thank you for sharing…as we head towards home….. Full of Praise & Thanksgiving….

  5. Dear David, Thank you for sharing some of your life journey with us. The song is one I used to sing after hearing it sung by Cyril Hutchinson, Principal of Berean Bible College (Calgary, AB). I will now “relearn” and sing it again.

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