Manifestations of Unclean Spirits

The Story of the Gadarene

(Matt. 8.28-34; Mk 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39)

Mark 5:1 – And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 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 restrain him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshiped him, 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.” For he said unto him, “Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.” And he asked him, “What is thy name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion: for we are many.”

The manifestations we see in Jesus’ ministry to the Gaderene are presently apparent among the youth of today as we see them behave in the same bondages as the Gadarene. As Jesus delivered the Gadarene so the youth can and will be delivered through Jesus Christ power and authority in the believer. (Joel 2:32)

Because of the New Testament focus of the healing of the whole person more is required than just driving out demons. The root causes that drove this man, and the youth of today, are to be discovered and exposed to see a meaningful recovery and reinstatement to a functional life.



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