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“…Because of His mercy, we are not consumed” (Lam 3:22 KJV)
Jesus’ earthly ministry demolished Satan’s power. This included conquering wicked realms. Thus, after rowing all night, Jesus and the disciples docked in Gadara. Immediately, they heard profuse screeching that pierced the atmosphere. These unearthly sounds came from a demon-possessed man. A desolate loner, he lived amid tombs in a graveyard surrounded by steep mountains. Like a maniac energized with violence, he was driven by homicidal-suicidal frenzy. And every effort to restrain him failed. Even though fettered numerous times with iron chains, he escaped. Terrifying all who came near. But Jesus came close.
Soon, tormenting-spirits yelled through the man, forbidding Jesus’ interference. Instead, Jesus commanded unclean devils to come out. Then Jesus asked, “What is your name?” The man replied, “Legion, for we are many”(Mark 5:9). Because Legion feared Jesus, he begged permission to enter neighboring pigs and Jesus agreed. At once, the swine raced down a high cliff and drowned.
As a result of Jesus’ encounter, the demoniac received healing. Thereafter, he sat down with the crowd. Clothed and in his right mind. While evidencing a new life, the healed man experienced true peace and freedom. To an extent that he asked Jesus if he could accompany Him. Jesus said no, then urged him 'to go home among your friends and tell what great things God did for you, then spread compassion and mercy everywhere’ (Mark 5:19).
Obviously, evil abounded then as now. And how do we survive, apart from His mercy? A tenderness that streams, moving Him to forgive guilty ones. Also, withholding deserved punishment, and freeing shackled from damnation.
Friend, perhaps you need a remedy. We all do, sooner or later. Certainly, God hears our pleas. Always.
“God have mercy on us, amen.”
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