Our Scriptural References are Matthew 8:28-32 & Mark 5:1-17
TODAY WE WILL BE CONSIDERING ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE DEMONIAC CONDITION:
He Dwelleth Amongst The Tombs.
In Matthew 23:27 Jesus says to the Pharisees “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous”,
Jesus called some of the Scribes and Pharisees “whited sepulchres” another group in Luke 11:44, He referred to them as “unmarked graves”. That is, you do don’t know they are there, but, when you step on it, it defiles you. In the Law of Moses, if you come in contact with a dead body, a tomb, you will be unclean (defiled) for 7 days. The Jews always white washed their tombs (painting it with white) so you can see the tombs clearly and avoid them.
The tomb is the outward expression of the grave, the grave we can interpret as being the Spiritual realm of the dead. Just like the physical body has a physical grave. There are certain individual that are like tombs, they are white washed, when you see then from afar they look clean and white, but they contain graves, (graves contain dead men bones) they are full of corruption. When they open their mouths they bring out corruption. The words that they speak are toxic and are intended to corrupt your soul. They are like open graves. We need to get out from amongst the graves, brethren.
The soul of men fell from a realm of life into the realm of death (the realm of the grave). And one thing about the grave is that it is never satisfied. The appetite always wants more. It always keep driving e.g. some have madness for shoes, madness for food, some the love of talking. There are streaks of madness. Oh Christian you must address this lunatic tendency in your soul. God wants to heal us of this lunatic condition. Do you agree with me that it is a kind of madness?. Any compulsive tendency that is NOT under control of the spirit of God is a lunatic condition…This is the reason our desire must be delivered from the compulsive tendencies (the i want, want). It is spirits that are influencing these compulsive appetites and the Spirit of God wants to deliver us. Jesus was transfigured before peter, James and John. Jesus showed them a dimension of glory.
THE LORD IS ABOUT TO TAKE US FORTH AND SHOW A REVELATION OF HOW WE CAN ADDRESS THESE THINGS THAT WE ARE STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH.
Some of us are living with situations that “take us” (it may be one appetite or the other). These things are real brethren, it may be lust, desire for shoes, food, anger etc. when it takes us, when we are provoked, there is nothing stopping us, we become lunatic/it is a compulsion. There is no peace, there is no rest. It may be something as common as talking, i.e. the situation, where you talk, talk and talk). You just can’t stop.
THERE IS A WAY OF ESCAPE
God wants to address these lunatic situations in our lives. The Lord has a provision for us, the Lord has timing for it. We have come in to that eternal realm where God wants to address those spirits. There is a way out; you and I can come into the place where God will deal with these spirits. We need to cooperate with God by going to Him in repentance, cry out to HIM for God is ever ready to help us. God wants to address this condition now.
Please there is a continuation of this teaching endeavour to read it and God bless you.