Praise God! This post is one of the message given by Dr.Billy Graham in his crusade.
One day Jesus was very tired and He asked his disciples to take the boat to other shore and He slept at the back of the boat.
- Suddenly a storm came and the boat started to sink and the disciples were afraid that they would drown and so peter woke Jesus shouting, “:Lord don’t you care if we are all drown” (mark 4).
Jesus stood up and said, “Quiet be still!”.
And the sea became calm and storm stopped; they reached the other shore.
There is demon in the world.
It was in the time of Jesus and it is in our time now.
Our world is polluted now, not with air or water pollution alone, but it is polluted in its spiritual and modest stature.
When we read our newspapers, we no longer see the news of murder,theft and evil in head lines but they have become more common and so they are printed like sports scores in a column like, ‘these many murders, theft took place in such and such a place.’
Movies are full of evil, violence and unclean stuffs, the bible says demons are unclean, foul spirits.
It can be seen in our world today,
And the bible says, we wrestle not against flesh and blood but with principalities and power of the dark world
2. Now when they all came to that shore a man who was demon possessed came
shouting to Jesus
This man had no garment on him and he was living in tombs, and he was possessed with foul and impure spirits (2000 of them)
Like that man in our world there are more people who are full of lustful spirits and with evil thoughts in their minds and heart
and Bible says those who live a sinful life are actually dead in sin like this man who lived in tombs.
demons in that man said,
“What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!”
“My name is Legion,”“for we are many.”And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
Just imagine how dangerous the hell could be if the demons never want to go there,
The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.”
He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs.
Jesus answered demons request, and
The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.
In our world business people and rich people say we don’t need Jesus He is for the poor, economists are interested in markets and not Jesus, common man says, i don’t understand Jesus and i do not want Him and like them here in this incident we see,
3. 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.
So Jesus returned to the boat
But there was also another incident where a man named Zaccheus wanted to see Jesus whom he heard has done many miracles and since zaccheus was short and also he was considered an outcast in that city, so he decided to climb a sycamore tree to have a clear view of Jesus face
But Jesus stopped at that tree and called Zaccheus by name and said “come down, I want to stay in your house.”
He did and was transformed.
But the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him, Jesus did not let him, but said,
“Go home to your own people 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.
(This is a short narrative from billy’s message)
God bless you.