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Jesus Healing of Demoniac Resulted in Delivered Man Wearing Clothes!

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Mark 5:2As Jesus stepped out of the boat, a man came out of the tombs and met him. The man was controlled by an evil spirit 3and lived among the tombs. No one could restrain him any longer, not even with a chain. 4He had often been chained hand and foot. However, he snapped the chains off his hands and broke the chains from his feet. No one could control him. 5Night and day he was among the tombs and on the mountainsides screaming and cutting himself with stones.

[As this man abused himself his soul suffered as well as his mind and body. He referred to himself as Legion. He said he was many. Schizophrenic on a massive scale. Confused and frightened and alone. Satan had a stronghold in his life thus controlling his behavior. He was a tormented human being. I do not believe Satan walked up to this man one day to ask him for control of his life. Possibly he deceitfully worked on him little by little until the man was possessed. With possession came the cutting, the screaming, the nudity, the chains, the living in isolation away from other people.]

6The man saw Jesus at a distance. So he ran to Jesus, bowed down in front of him, 7and shouted, “Why are you bothering me now, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won’t torture me.” 8He shouted this because Jesus said, “You evil spirit, come out of the man.”

[The man wanted to be free from his naked tormenting prison of shame and isolation. He lived away from the populace.}

 9Jesus asked him, “What is your name?

He told Jesus, “My name is Legion [Six Thousand], because there are many of us.” 10He begged Jesus not to send them out of the territory.

[It appears the man and the devils were entwined were one. The man’s tongue was used by the demons to beg Jesus not to cast them out. Where could they live and behave insanely if they did not have a body?].

11A large herd of pigs was feeding on a mountainside nearby. 12The demons begged him, “Send us into the pigs! Let us enter them!

13   Jesus let them do this. The evil spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs. The herd of about two thousand pigs rushed down the cliff into the sea and drowned.

[The pigs ran in suicidal torment to die rather than live as demons.]

14Those who took care of the pigs ran away. In the city and countryside they reported everything that had happened. So the people came to see what had happened. 15They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. The man was sitting there dressed and in his right mind. The people were frightened. 16Those who saw this told what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs. (Emphasis mine)

[There is no getting around it that when the demons were cast out of this tormented man by the Lord the man quieted down and was clothed; with his mind thinking intelligently.]

The man wanted to go with Jesus but the Lord told him to go tell what the Lord had done for him. This would include restoring his mind which mind decided to wear clothes.

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