Confined But I Am Free Indeed

Sunday, 24. May 2020

Mark 5:2-9 NLT
When Jesus climbed out of the boat, a man possessed by an evil spirit came out from the tombs to meet him. (3) This man lived in the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain. (4) Whenever he was put into chains and shackles—as he often was—he snapped the chains from his wrists and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him. (5) Day and night he wandered among the burial caves and in the hills, howling and cutting himself with sharp stones. (6) When Jesus was still some distance away, the man saw him, ran to meet him, and bowed low before him. (7) With a shriek, he screamed, “Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In the name of God, I beg you, don’t torture me!” (8) For Jesus had already said to the spirit, “Come out of the man, you evil spirit.” (9) Then Jesus demanded, “What is your name?” And he replied, “My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man.”

Galatians 5:13a The Message
It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life.

One Word From Jesus Can Set You Free

John 8:36 NLT
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

Luke 4:18-19 NLT
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, (19) and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

John 8:32 NLT
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Fight With The Word Of God

Ephesians 6:13-17 NLT
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. (14) Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. (15) For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.(16) In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.(17) Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Share Your Story With Jesus

Mark 5:15 NLT
A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, and they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. He was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane, and they were all afraid.

Mark 5:18-20 NLT
As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. (19) But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” (20) So the man started off to visit the Ten Towns of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed at what he told them.