“When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time, this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house but had lived in the tombs.”
Thoughts of verse
Christ Heals the Gadarene Demoniac
Summary: Christ shows his authority when he heals the demon possessed man.
Luke is the gospel with the most demoniacs - but Luke can help us see the point
The common thread throughout this passage is fear: The Fear community inspired by the Demoniac 8: 27; 29-30 unkempt, naked, living among the dead, terrifying strength, separated from society
Luke 8:25 - Christ’s power was so great it even scared the Disciples
What can we take away from this text?
It Destroys one of Satan’s greatest lies.
Satan would like the world to believe that there are two opposing and equal forces in the universe- one evil and one good. They are in constant conflict and the outcome is uncertain.
It is a reminder to us of how to deal with demonic forces.
Thoughts or feelings of fear are nothing more than the enemy’s attempt to distract us from God and His will for our lives. We may feel fear at various times in our lives, but we can trust God. And if we need to do something, even though we feel afraid, we can do it.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Dear God, let your Spirit and power breathe in us, through us, again, fresh and new. Thank you that you are greater than anything we may face in our day. In Jesus name, Amen!