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Better Than Demons

21 Jan

Better Than Demons…

In the Gospels, Jesus commanded the unclean spirits to depart and they obeyed Him. On many occasions the disciples saw the Lord cast these spirits out and yet at the same time, He often had to correct the disciples’ doubting and unbelief.

As believers we’re always hearing the Word of God and yet when we hear we often do nothing about it. Yet, in the Gospels the demons heard His voice and immediately departed. We are the friends of God and yet many times we argue with Him, and struggle to obey His word.

God is calling you to do something great according to his purpose. Don’t ignore Him. There’s a blessing in obedience to the Word of God. The songwriter illustrates obedience in this song “Trust and obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.”

Obey God without delay. Don’t ignore Him. Don’t rationalize His word away. Follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit and a blessing will await you.

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. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places. Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him. And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss. A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission. When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left. The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:27-39

What is God telling you to do? Don’t ignore it any longer. Just do it. And you will be blessed.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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