Unclean Spirit Cast Out of the Gadarene

Posted April 14, 2006

 

In Mark 4:35-41 it says, "And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.  v.35

 

And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.  v.36

 

And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. v.37

 

And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? v.38

 

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. v.39

 

And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?  v.40

 

And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? v.41

 

Jesus and his disciples were going across the Sea of Galilee to the country of the Gadarenes. There arose a great storm of wind and the ship was full of water. In verse 38, we see how Jesus arose and rebuked the wind saying, "Peace be still." The wind ceased and there was a great calm. It is obvious to me that the devil stirred up this storm on the lake, and Jesus was on his way across to set the Gadarene free from his demons. I have learned by experience that when you cast out devils, the devil is going to create a great storm around you. I have also learned that the devil does not want to be cast out and he knows a person with authority.

 

Mark 5:1-20 says, "And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. v.1

 

And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,  v.2

 

Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: v.3

 

Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. v.4

 

And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. v.5

 

But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, v.6

 

And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. v.7

 

For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. v.8

 

We see in this verse that the way you torment a devil is to tell him to come out.

 

And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. v.9

 

And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. v.10

 

Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. v.11

 

And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. v.12

 

And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. v.13

 

And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. v.14

 

And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. v.15

 

In this verse, we see that the one that was possessed with the legion of devils is now in his right mind. We also see that there was fear in the people that observed this miracle. The reason for their fear is because of the demons in them. The devil is afraid of the power of God.

 

And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. v.16

 

And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. v.17

 

And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. v.18

 

Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. v.19

 

And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel." v.20

 

A person should not allow spirits that are in them to cause them to get away from the power of God. God will not harm you, he just wants to set you free. God has promised me that there is coming a great deliverance of his people from evil spirits and the law of Moses.

 

 

God bless you,

 

Doyle Davidson

 

 

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