Last night, perusing the scriptures, a story from Mark spoke volumes to my soul.
Christ and his disciples come across, “a man with an unclean spirit.” (Mark 2:4)
The text describes the man as always being in the mountains and tombs, “crying and cutting himself with stones.” (verse 5)
Self-harm has been a serious epidemic in modern-day Israel– in life and in media.
A hot show on Netflix actually glorified suicide. To me this is a sign of the times. The power of the wicked one is growing stronger.
Let’s return to Mark 2:
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.
I believe Legion has returned to the earth, and that anyone who is self-harming has been possessed by this unclean spirit.
Last night I actually recognized that I, myself, was carrying the spirit of Legion. Over the last year this has brought me back into depression. As a teenager, I self-harmed and was filled with hatred for myself.
I’m sure everyone knows at least one person who struggles with these same issues.
In Mark, the possessed man received deliverance by worshiping the son of the most high God.
Last night I did the same and received peace of mind, clarity, and abundance of charity.
This morning I came across a very frightening video:
Not only is this exploiting mental illness, it is ENCOURAGING participants to allow the demons to take control.
After watching this video, I felt inspired to share the story of Mark.
It is our only deliverance from this fallen world.
May you be filled with love of our Heavenly Father, and share it with the world.