Sunday, September 8, 2019 — Mike Teel
BE DILIGENT: Lord of the Supernatural,
The Delivering Power of Jesus
FOCAL PASSAGE: Mark 5:1-7
THE REALITY OF DEMONS
WHO CAN BE POSSESSED?
1. CAN A BELIEVER BE POSSESSED?
a. SALVATION’S DELIVERANCE
b. CONQUERORS THROUGH CHRIST
c. DELIVERED BY CHRIST / GOD
2. DEMONIC OPPRESSION
3. REVELATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN AMERICA
Anton LaVey was the author and primary promoter of LaVey Satanism. He authored: The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Ritual, The Satanic Witch, The Devil’s Notebook and Satan Speaks.
Dr. Sam Cathey was asked, “Why he thought this transformation came in 1970?” His reply was abstract but he felt accurate. For the first time since Jesus left this earth, the church no longer was a threat to the Devil and what he wanted to do.
1. ISOLATION ...Mark 5:2-3a
Satan desires to separate us from the opportunity to be exposed to the Truth or the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Also note that the tombs were associated with DEATH AND DECAY.
The ultimate plan of the devil for your life is to destroy you and take your life. Remember John 10:10
2. SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH AND DESTRUCTION ...Mark 5:3-5
a. NOTICE THE SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH HE DEMONSTRATED.
b. NOTICE ALSO THE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE PATTERNS
THE DELIVERING POWER OF JESUS ...Mark 5:6-13
1. DEMONS _________ WHO JESUS IS!
2. DEMONS __________ HIS FINAL _________
3. THE _______ OF THE DEMONS
But Jesus is willing to do only what people ask of him.
THE _______ POWER OF _________ ...Mark 5:15-20
Instead of embracing Jesus and rejoicing over the deliverance of this man and potentially their deliverance, they ask Jesus to leave.
They were more concerned about things continuing on the way they had before and their financial investments (pigs) than they were about being set free.
LIVE IT OUT
Do you need to have a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ today?
What things of this present life are beckoning you not to change your life?
Have you tried to clean up your life only to discover you have a more serious issue now?