THE SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, Ron Ward
JESUS HEALS A DEMON POSSESSED MAN
Passage: Luke 8:26~39
Key verse: 39a
1. Jesus came to defeat Legion (26-31)
Jesus and his disciples came to the region of the Gerasenes. As soon as they came ashore, they were met by a man who had been possessed by a legion of demons. A legion was a unit of 3000 soldiers. These 3000 demons had made this man's life a miserable testimony of Satan's work. But they fell at Jesus' feet, begging him not to torture them. They knew their power was nothing compared to Jesus.
2. Jesus restores the man (32-39)
Jesus ordered the demons to come out of the man and into a herd of swine. The pigs immediately committed suicide. When the townspeople saw their pig business ruined, and saw how the man had been completely healed, they were afraid and asked Jesus to leave them. The now-restored man wanted to go with Jesus as one of his disciples. Instead, Jesus told him to stay and be a witness to his own people as to all that God had done for him. We should always be cognizant of what God has done for us, and should tell others about His blessings on us.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for Jesus' restoring power. Please heal and restore young people all over this land.
One Word: Go and tell how much God has done for you.