Monday, July 28, 2014

SO, YOU HAVE PROBLEMS

Today’s Reading: Mark 5

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

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

 

12 thoughts on “Monday, July 28, 2014

  1. Then Jesus Came

    One sat alone beside the highway begging
    His eyes were blind, the Light he could not see
    He clutched his rags and shivered in the shadows
    Then Jesus came and bid the darkness flee

    Chorus
    When Jesus comes the tempter’s power is broken
    When Jesus comes, all tears are wiped away
    He takes the gloom and fills my heart with glory
    For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay.

    “Unclean! Unclean!” the leper cried in torment,
    The deaf, the dumb, in helplessness stood near;
    The fever raged, disease had gripped its victim
    Then Jesus came and cast out ev’ry fear.

    When Jesus comes the tempter’s power is broken
    When Jesus comes, all tears are wiped away
    He takes the gloom and fills my heart with glory
    For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay.

    From home and friends the evil spirits drove him,
    Among the tombs he dwelt in misery;
    He cut himself as demon pow’rs possessed him,
    Then Jesus came, and set the captive free.

    When Jesus comes the tempter’s power is broken
    When Jesus comes, all tears are wiped away
    He takes the gloom and fills my heart with glory
    For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay.

    So men today have found the Saviour able,
    They could not conquer passion, lust and sin;
    Their broken hearts had left them sad and lonely,
    Then Jesus came and dwelt, Himself, within.

    When Jesus comes the tempter’s power is broken
    When Jesus comes, all tears are wiped away
    He takes the gloom and fills my heart with glory
    For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay.

    Taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/en/Oswald-J-Smith-Then-Jesus-Came-lyrics.html#ixzz38l4ddYoj

  2. Thank you again David,your life and walk with Christ is an inspiration to the body of Christ,and especially to me. We may grow a bit weary but we are to keep pressing in because our rewards are great. Love your blogs. Margaret

  3. We were priveledged to attend Peoples Church in Toronto for 10 years & we knew Oswald Smith & Paul Smith. They were wonderful years. We have a copy of the hymnal containing many of Oswald’s hymns. What an amazing man he was – the greatest missionary sending church. During Missions Conferences, babies came into the nursery with cheques attached to them! That church with the TV production “Living Truth” is on CTS.

  4. Thank you for the pic of the hill where Jesus may have healed the demon-possessed man.
    Amen to the Prayer for Today Rev. DM.
    What a blessing God has given Israel a dome of iron to protect it from evil.
    Am reading Appointments with Heaven. Such a good book.
    Blessings to all.

  5. Hebrews 13:8 New International Version (NIV)

    8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

    Praise God! Alleluia! Amen!

    Blessings blog friends.

  6. Amen to all your blogs, David M. and fellow bloggers! Dear Beverlee, David, Sherry, Lianne Hogg and any others who may have prayed for me Saturday, please forgive me for the delay in acknowledging and thanking you but your prayers are powerful and God answered wonderfully. The Holy Spirit directed me to ask forgiveness for any offenses, and then words of love and affirmation that came directly from the Holy Spirit. Three of my brothers and wives and my friend and I ended up attending a Gospel concert in Mars Hill, Maine. Great day and great weather exceeding all my expectation. Our campmeeting has started in Maine now. God bless you dear saints!

    • Dear Ger So grateful to Our Lord for answered prayers for you All for you’re glory,JESUS Amen

      xxx Carole

  7. How generous of you all behind the scenes of this daily site. Today is my first visit. I have known of it from the start. Now with my own access I am with you.i have been with you and 100 Huntley from the70’s,more faithfully in the past 25 years. Have met you in person what we seeon t.v. Is true to the core.i am blessed to have prayed for you and yours because we all can continue to share the greatest thing on this e arth a nd in the heavens amen. Future comments will be brief . Thank you to God and David your obedience.

  8. Thank you Rev. David for the Song “When Jesus Came” and thank you Beverlee Kay for the lyrics.

    Thank you also Rev. David for this blog. for some reason this one did not come through on my e-mail address…I was able to get it from going to the July 27th session

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