Mark 5:2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
In perspective, this man must have thought he could not be tamed. He held sway over the dead for he was living in tombs. He was in charge and have been able to scare people off the path, he was a constant hindrance to the people in the area going about their legitimate business, trying to take the path through the tombs to get to one place or another.
However, when he saw the Lord Jesus in verse 6, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” 8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
This is what came to my mind, it may sound unchristian-like but I believe it is of the Lord.
There are individuals, like you and I, even a collective among a collective, in serious bondage, possessed by legions, holding sway among the dead, in tombs yet unaware. They are not aware of the dark that have shrouded their world because the Sons of God have not yet been revealed. Mark 5Tweet
When this man saw the Lord he knew an end has come to the darkness in him, however, having not seen the light, he was afraid. This is the only world he has known, he has gotten used to the evil all around. Mark 5:6
Are you a Christian? You reading this? Do you look inward and around, among our brethren, in our gatherings and see a shadow of this man? I do! I see evil daily, injustice, hatred, wickedness, oppression, betrayal, animosity, sorcery and divination sitting in high places and so much more!
What are you going to do about it? What should I do about it? You and I need to come out from among them. We need to set ourselves apart for the Lord. We must be sold out to the Lord, obey his voice in the Scriptures.
You and I, we are the Sons of God that must manifest God’s presence for the light of God to eradicate the darkness that is taking over our families, gatherings, and communities, and ….
I restrained myself from inferring that darkness has taken over The Church, because darkness CANNOT, but it is holding sway right now according to Isaiah 60:2 see, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.Tweet
Isaiah 60: 1 says “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.Tweet
Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.Tweet
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!