Friday, March 7, 2008

Jesus and the demon possessed man


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They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him any more, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won't torture me!" For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!"

Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?"

"My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many." And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.

As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed." (Mark 5)

I believe from a dream, that the Gedarene demoniac was crying out to the demons in him, "please don't cut me". Instead he saw them take control of his hands and slashed and gashed him so he bled.

One day, some years later, it was Jesus who was gashed by the iron and bone fragments in the cat-o-nine tail whips that lashed across his bare back. I believe that Satan himself possessed the Roman soldiers who were tearing Jesus' body, in order to give them superhuman strength, so they could inflict maximum agony. His back was bloody, but by his stripes we are healed.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

So I claim the blood of Jesus and command evil spirits to flee in the name of Jesus that are possessing this person who calls himself Bruce Karlson. This person has been making wild accusations and hate-filled comments on my blog posts. 'He' is demon possessed. In the name of Jesus, I command evil spirits to leave 'him' and for 'him' to identify himself.

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Randy said...

I Peter 2:24 becomes even more significant when you realize that it is stated in the past tense. By His stripes we HAVE BEEN healed. Past tense, done, finished. He has already completed the healing for us, it is ours for the taking!! Hallelujah!!!