Join the crowd in Gadara. You are accustomed to see this demon-possessed man, violent and uncontrollable. Jesus delivers him. He has peace for the first time in his life.
Observe the townspeople and their fear of the divine power that brings this about. It is ironic: they take for granted the demonic possession in that man; fear comes when a new power over demons arrives on the scene.
Are you getting used to violence in word and deed, even your inner thoughts? Are there dark spirits that harass you at times? Are you afraid of the alternative—complete freedom and peace in the power of Jesus in your life? Pray: “Spirit of fear, in the name and power of Jesus, be gone forever in my life and never return.”
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Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels. This year, we generally read
from the Gospel of Mark, this season, chapters 4 to 9.
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