SO, YOU HAVE PROBLEMS
Today's Reading: Mark 5
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. Today he'd be called a "cutter". 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 economy, 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!
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