No help!

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day seven)
“For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart.”  (vs 4)  It is a sad story.  Sadder because it is still being repeated.  People try to help others and sometimes only make it worse.  The Gerasenes had not ignored the demoniac.  Not at first.  They had tried to subdue him.  Like locking a person up.  But it didn’t work.  He was so maniacal that he tore the chains apart and moved further away from society, more of a danger to himself and others than before.  We live in this same world–a world where people without help and hope get guns and hurt school children.  Only Christ can do the healing that is needed.  Only Christ can free a person from this kind of torment.  “This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”  (Matthew 17:21)  May the Lord teach us to give real and much-needed help.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. Yes, Father. Please teach us. Only our God can do the healing/delivering but we are Your hands and feet in this world…Christ in us…. the hope of Glory! If no one else in this world cares/desires this, Father, I do with all my heart and will go forward as You lead into all You will reveal to me.

    Interesting post. As the parent of small children, I have to ask who in the church will fast and pray…. who will sacrifice their lives in this way? Let it be me, Lord, let it be me in 2013 and for as long as you give me breath.

    My testimony is that in our nation there are those who actually seek/worship satan/demons. Of course, there are billions who do so completely unaware, but the ones who do so aware are the ones who have the power. We are in a war and no one sees/cares. A few weeks before Halloween I was jogging in the morning when all of the sudden, mid-stride, I felt like part of my spine went one way while the other stayed still. The pain was intense. I prayed over it instinctively and the pain left and did not return… not normal at all as my back is my weakness. Then a week or so later, I was again jogging and in the exact spot actually saw something in the spirit that allowed me to understand what had happened. I was shocked as I had actually forgotten all about it… totally. Then I remembered that earlier in the summer I saw at this same house a very attractive young woman who I knew instinctively was a witch. Her beauty was empowered by darkness and it was great. Well, then I was just mad…she had hit me…. I said, “oh no you don’t witchiepoo…. not in my neighborhood.” I began to call out for her salvation/deliverance and pray over my neighborhood. Immediately, I felt a drop of rain on my nose and then a downpour out of no where. I went home praising God and giving Him alone the Glory…. telling of His goodness. Halloween was glorious for us, I remember distinctively the sound of my children praising God at the top of their lungs while on our way home from a church festival. Our prayers matter. satan is a defeated enemy and he will not rule over us and our children unless we allow him to.

    The day after Halloween I was praying in the Spirit and encountered a very intimidating witch who was full of herself after Halloween. Apparently she knew I was “the enemy” but did not yet understand she will never be a match for a child of God. I will not give the details, but I prayed for her salvation/deliverance as well and she was not happy with me. The Lord has given me a heart for those who are bound in the traps/lies of satan. I have told Him I want to be used to set them free.

    These stories just go to show the state of our nation. This is a reality….does the church see it? So once again, my question is who will fast and who will pray? Who will sacrifice their lives in this way? Lord, let it be me…. LET IT BE ME!

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