There’s this crazy story in Mark 5 about
“a man with an unclean spirit, and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.”
Have you ever wondered why he was in this place? Or what led him to this place in life? Or what were all the types of demons he had?
For example, could he have been plagued with:
- Pornography or Overeating
- Adultery or Gossiping
- Cigarettes or Hatred
- Wine or Meth
- Domestic Abuse or Contempt
- Child Abuse or Slander
Let’s assume he had all the demons above; all 12 of them. Well, according to the meaning of the word legion, we’re still short another 1000+ demons 🙂
So, here’s my big question for you; it’s a heart-check kinda question. Ready? When Jesus healed Legion, sent him back to his hometown to testify about what the Lord had done for him, do you think everyone accepted his message? Would you?
You may automatically say, “Of course, I would!” However, I think that’s our default answer. Here’s why I say that … what if Legion was previously known around town as a child predator? Is your answer still, “Of course, I would!”
Today, John “DK” was sentenced to 12 years in State Prison. You may have seen the story covered on KOIN6 because they were in the courtroom with their crew.
When you read or hear about the details of the case, remember, his crimes were years ago. I sat across from him in the jail four different times over the past three weeks … this was AFTER “Jesus showed up on the shore and delivered him.”
I’m not advocating for his release. I’m not saying he’s innocent. I’m not saying if you’re a business owner that you should hire him to work with children; I’m only throwing out this question:
Would you believe John if he showed up in your town and told you Jesus delivered him?