Jesus had calmed the wind and stopped the raging sea He continued with the disciples to the country of Gergesenes. They were met by a man full of demons. Once the demons were gone Jesus sent the healed man away and proclaim the great things the Lord has done for him.
Matthew 8:28-32; Mark 5:1-13; Luke 8:26-39
Jesus had just calmed the wind and the raging of the sea and they came over unto the other side of the sea into the country of the Gadarenes which is over against Galilee.
And when Jesus went forth to land, there He met a certain man possessed with devils. We know this man was exceeding fierce, he had these devils a long time, he wore no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. He could not be bound with chains.
Because this man 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 tame him.
Night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. When this man saw Jesus from afar he ran and worshipped Him.
When the man saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.” (Luke 8:28).
And Jesus asked him, what his name was. And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. They begged Jesus that He would not command them to go out into the bottomless pit. And there were a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and the demons begged Jesus to allow them to enter into the swine feeding on the mountain. Jesus allowed them to do so.
The demons went out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.When the ones that fed the swine saw what had happen, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
The people went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.The people who came out to see what had happen and they were told by what means he that was possessed of the demons was healed.
Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about requested Jesus to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and Jesus went up into the ship, and returned back again.
The man out of whom the devils or demons were departed requested of Jesus that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your own house, and show how great things God has done unto you.” And he went his way, and proclaimed openly throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him. (Luke 8:39)
What Can Be Learned From This Lesson?
Every day Jesus does something good in the lives of His people. The people belonging to Jesus do not always openly proclaim something which has been done in the name of the LORD.
Can you name ways in your life or the lives of those in your family when Jesus has been there? How did it come about when Jesus was acknowledge being a part of your life?
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Holstein, Joanne “Jesus Heals a Man Full of Demons From Gergesenes:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Jan 2015.< https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2047,>.
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Holstein, Joanne (2015) “Jesus Heals a Man Full of Demons From Gergesenes:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (January), https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2047, (accessed).