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…from glory to glory

Power Over Evil…

…Jesus the Healer 

…A Divine Appointment in the region of Gadara (KJV; NKJV): Mark 5.1-20; Luke 8.26-38; (Genesis 49.19) –see the Bible passage links below…

Gadara-DecapolisThe people of the region of Gad had drifted backward, mingling with and preferring the practices of the religions from which God had rescued their fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Seen in this account is the clear consequence of dabbling in “familiar spirits” and “strange fire;” in so doing, those who have been rescued by the LORD of hosts open themselves to the confusion and chaos and oppression by Satan and his deceiving spirits… 

The tribe of Gad was not unique in their syncretism and apostasy, but when Jacob blessed his sons centuries before, he saw that God would visit Gad’s people to declare His supreme authority and His sovereign faithfulness to His purposes…

This troubled and oppressed Gadarene soul was marked for seeing God’s triumph over  the “troop” which “tramped upon him…”

(THE GOSPEL PROJECT FOR KIDS – SUMMER 2017)

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases…”

Psalm 103.2-3

Bible Passage: Mark 5.1-20; Luke 8.26-38; (Genesis 49.19)

gadarene demoniacJesus and His disciples traveled to the region of the Gadarenes (NKJV), a place which once belonged to Jacob’s sons in the tribe of Gad…

“Gad, a troop shall tramp upon him, but he shall triumph at last.” (Genesis 49.19)

Jesus was met by a man–possibly a descendant of Gad–whose soul and body were being tramped upon by a huge troop of angelic bullies–as many as 2,000 of them–known in the Bible as unclean spirits, and also Satan’s band of hateful angels…

On this day, after many hundreds of years of mixing idols with worship of God, the people of that region saw the power and authority of Jesus to declare and show the Kingdom of God by His own command…

These angelic bullies are “about Satan’s business;” they still try to attack our souls and bodies, and will try even harder before Jesus returns…

The Lord Jesus is “about His Father’s business.” He alone has the power and authority over all the angelic bullies.


If I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has come to you.” 

–Matthew 12.28

Centuries of idolatry and syncretism and mingling of the cultures, and still God knows how to sort and target and fulfill. Yes, I said “target” because His desire is never unfulfilled… 

It takes my breath away…

 

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