My Daily Strength

The encounter at Gadarenes -- Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Sudhakar

Scripture : '... he that was possessed of the devils was healed' Luke 8:36.

LORD Jesus Christ, as soon as He arrived at the country of Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee, a man who was possessed with devils for a long time met Him. He wore no clothes nor did he live in any house but only in the tombs. As soon as he saw Jesus he fell down before Him and with a loud voice said, 'You are Jesus, the Son of God most High.' The devils inside him begged Jesus not to torment them. The LORD asked his name. He said Legion, because many devils were in him. When he was possessed many times, though he was kept bound in chains and fetters, he broke the bonds and was driven by the devils into the wilderness. The LORD commanded the evil spirits to get out of his body and he was delivered the same instant. The same man fell down at the feet of Jesus and wore his clothes and wanted to follow Jesus as His disciple.

The LORD Jesus Christ is still in authority over your life. He wants to use you to bring deliverance to the lives of thousands who are possessed by devils who torment them day and night. The LORD has already promised to give you power and authority to heal the sick and deliver those in bondage. He has given the power to drive out evil spirits and set the people free.

In these last days there are many like this man who are possessed with demons and unclean spirits. Who is going to deliver these people? The LORD is asking you whether you can do it. Are you ready to carry on His work which He started two thousand years ago and continue it in this generation? What is your answer?

Prayer : LORD, I will use Your gifts to deliver the people in bondage. Amen.

Thought for the Day : The anointing in us delivers others.