Gadarene Healed

Gadarene Healed – Matt 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20 & Luke 8:26-39

 

Over the next two days we will look at the Gadarene demoniac.  Jesus arrived by boat in the area of Gadara.  Two demon possessed men came and met Him.  They had spent most of their time among the tombs.  They shouted and wanted to know if Jesus had come to torture them.  The demons begged Jesus to let them go into a herd of pigs nearby.  He allowed them to go into the pigs and the animals ran into the sea and drowned.  Jesus then clothed the men and they healed.  When the people saw that the men were clothed and in their right mind instead of rejoicing they asked Jesus to leave the area.  He did and the men who were healed went through the area telling what Jesus had did.

 

1.        Even the most powerful, evil and violent demons are afraid of Jesus,

2.        A person must be careful or else a demon can enter their life.

3.        The demons know that they are going to be judged and they are afraid of Jesus for that and the fact that He was and is God’s Son.

4.        Demons are subject to the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ.  They have to answer when the power of God is present.

5.        When Jesus did something the news about it spread through the country.

6.        The people in that area had the Savior of their souls and the Son of God in their midst and they sent Him away.  The people were more concerned about their money and property than the fact that two men had been healed.

7.        Often we do not see Jesus working  in our midst.  It is easy to not see Jesus when we are pursuing wealth, land and things.  Prosperity is the greatest danger to faith.