Mark 5: 11 Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains. So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.” And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.
“Take this test” were the instructions given to me by a teacher. I obeyed and when I got the results, I actually got into the school I desired. I had no fallback plan had I not passed. I ran to my small circle of friends and family to tell them the great news!
- When I have obeyed in the past, great things have happened.
- When I have trusted in the past, wonderful results were achieved.
- When I have followed something that I did not understand in the past, I was put on a road of amazement.
Obedience to JESUS was clearly told in this passage. The demons begged HIM for permission and HE granted their wish. The herders begged JESUS to leave, so HE did. But the demon possessed man begged JESUS to allow him to come along and JESUS gave him another task. HE says the same to me.
- JESUS says to me “Go home to your friends and tell them about ME.”
- JESUS says to me “Tell people about the great things the LORD has done for you.”
- JESUS says to me “Proclaim the message of compassion to as many as you can tell.”
When the man obeyed CHRIST, he went and told everyone he knew about JESUS. Everyone marveled at the power of GOD. JESUS is quite amazing! HE wants me to tell everyone about HIS amazing compassion.
- Are you telling people about JESUS?
- Will you obey HIS command and tell others about HIS compassion for you and everyone?
- Can you trust and obey JESUS today?