Monday, November 1, 2010

Setting Men Free

A homeless man was arrested in Holland for sleeping in a cemetery. He dug a hole underneath a tombstone and began to live there. When discovered, he was jailed.

The Bible tells of a man who lived among the tombs in Gadara. Day and night he roamed the graves screaming and slashing himself with sharp stones. Fearing the man, the citizens sought to solve the problem by binding him in chains. All attempts failed.

When Jesus saw the man He wanted to free him from the control of the demons. It was the goal of the demons to control the man. It was the goal of Jesus to free the man from sin and Satan’s control. The demons had power over the man but not over Jesus.

It was true then, it is true today. Jesus wants to set us free from the control of Satan and the destruction that he brings into our lives. After the man was set free, the people noticed the change in his life. We are told that he was “fully clothed and completely sane.”

When Christ comes into our lives there will be changes, too. Our lives will reflect the grace and glory of God as we worship, witness and win others to Him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we ask that You change our minds and our hearts and bring salvation to our lives through Christ Who can save us from Satan. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Scripture: Mark 5:1-15

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