“Our Triumphant Savior”Categories: In the Bulletin
In Mark 5, Jesus is presented to us as a Person of triumph, liberating people from enslavement.
- 5.1-12 - Jesus is confronted by a demon possessed man who was fully captive to these powers of evil. The demons were ravaging his life. There was no human power that could deliver him. Along comes Jesus who commanded the demons to go out of the man and into a herd of nearby swine.
- 5.24b-34 - Jesus heals a woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years. Like the demon possessed man, this woman was desperate and helpless as she suffered in her condition. She knew no one but Jesus could help. Reaching out in faith, she was instantaneously healed.
- 5.35-43 - Jesus raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead. This is the climax of the chapter. Not only does Jesus have authority over demons and our bodies, He has power over death!
The message of Mark 5 should go far in providing hope to those who are locked inside desperate circumstances. No situation is too dire for our Lord. He has the power to heal. He has the power to deliver. He has the power to restore and make new!
Here are some important facts we need to remember about God’s deliverance from sin:
- Hebrews 8.10-12 - Forgiveness is complete. Instantaneous.
- Titus 3.4 - Forgiveness is by grace.
- Ephesians 1.7 - Forgiveness can’t be used up. You can’t exhaust it.
- Psalm 86.5; 2 Corinthians 5.19 - God is eager to forgive!
- Micah 8.18 - Forgiveness is unequal; unrivaled.
- Ephesians 4.32 - Forgiveness is motivating!
If your sin has piled up like a debt against God, your debt can be cancelled, Colossians 2.14. Has your sin been erased? Satan and all his friends were decimated at the cross, Hebrews 2.14. Our liberator, Jesus, can set you free! Praise God for His great salvation!
- Matthew Allen