And I told them that there are two types of demonic activity against human beings. The first kind of activity is actual possession, demonic possession. And I said, “Hollywood did not invent it. It’s very real, and I have witnessed it all of my life.
“And the other type of demonic activity is demonic oppression. There is a difference between possession and oppression. Demonic possession is when a person is possessed by a demonic spirit. And you can see that throughout the Bible. I’m not talking about something way out. I’m talking about the Bible.”
And I gave her Bible examples of demonic possession. The man of Gadara, the mad man of Gadara, is a perfect example of this. And I’m sure you remember his story. Jesus told His disciples, “Let’s get into the boat and go over to the other side of the lake.”
And of course that’s when Jesus went to sleep. And when the storm came and the disciples all of a sudden, you know, though they were about to drown and didn’t realize they were right in the middle of God’s will. And you can be in a storm, you can be in a trial right in the middle of God’s will.
And how do you know they were in God’s will? Well, didn’t Jesus say, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake?” I mean, the word of the Lord came to them, “Let’s go to the other side of the lake.”
Well, a storm comes up, the first thing we as human beings think, We must be out of God’s will because we have a problem. Well, that’s not necessarily the case.
But Jesus knew there was a demoniac on the other side of the lake, known as the mad man of Gadara. And if you remember the story in the gospels, he was naked, running around through the tombs scaring people half to death. And meanwhile, Jesus came and cast the demonic spirit out of him, and he was healed.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Richard Roberts