Topic: Insanity Terminated Instantly [Monday August 24, 2015]
Memorise: God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God
shall help her, and that right early.-Psalm
Read: Mark 5:1-15 (KJV)
1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the
2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the
tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with
4 Because that he 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.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying,
and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus,
thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is
Legion: for we are many.
10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the
11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may
enter into them.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and
entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the
sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the
country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and
had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were
Bible In One Year: Genesis 37-38; John
Different people experience different stages of progress. While some people
experience progress without wheels, some others experience progress with wheels
but without an added push. However, there are some who experience the level of
accelerated progress which has wheels and speed. The progress that suddenly
moves someone from the bottom right to the top shall be your portion this
season! Elisha, the servant of Elijah, experienced this type of progress (2 Kings 2:1-15). While he and Elijah were
travelling from place to place, the other sons of the prophets mocked him. On
the day his master was to be taken away, they mocked him saying, “Mr.
Dedicated! Instead of joining us to acquire theological degrees at the school
of prophets, you are busy following Elijah about. We shall see what will become
of you when God takes your master home today!” These sons of the prophets
must have believed that one of them would be Elijah’s successor, but in a twist
of fate, when Elijah was taken away, Elisha was the one chosen by God as his
successor. When they saw Elisha parting River Jordan and walking through on dry
ground, they acknowledged that what they were hoping to get had been given to
him instead. They all had no choice but to bow down before Elisha (2 Kings 2:15). All those mocking you today
shall soon bow to God in your life, in Jesus’ Name.
Not only does accelerated progress affect work, position and finance, it can
also move a person from a state of insanity to sobriety in an instant. The mad
man of Gadara did not undergo 10 weeks of deliverance coupled with fasting and
prayer. He met Jesus at the height of his insanity, and the very next moment,
he was saved and transformed into an evangelist. Many years ago, a bank manager
ran mad. It took four hefty policemen to grab him, handcuff and chain him. He
was being taken to the psychiatric hospital when, in a brief moment of sanity,
he begged them to take him to the Redemption Camp. He told them that if his
legs could just touch the soil at the Redemption Camp, he would be free. When
they brought him, I was in my office close to the expressway. He was very wild,
but I asked them to release him. They refused, because of the difficulty they
had experienced in capturing him at first; but I insisted that they should set
him loose, since he had said he just wanted to step on the soil of the camp.
Immediately he was set loose and he stepped on the soil of the Redemption Camp,
he became completely healed. As witnesses of this miraculous event, the
policemen asked me to pray for them. I told them to give their lives to Christ
first, and they agreed. Your healing and deliverance shall come suddenly, in
Prayer Point: Father, send Your power of deliverance to set free all
those with issues of insanity around us.
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