Scripture passage : Mark 5:1-20
When we look at the above passage in the country of the Gadarenes, we can see two striking groups of people. One a man who was delivered or healed from his problems by the compassion of our Lord and the other is the group of people who saw what happened to the herd of swine and to this man. One was delivered from the bondage and the other group was filled with fear and unbelief. The delivered man was ready to go with the Lord; but the second group said, to leave them alone from their territory. Likewise, today many who are sick and seek deliverance from the Lord are healed and willing to follow Jesus Christ. But there are those who are well are rejecting Him and not want to follow Him. That is why our Lord said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Those who are willing to accept that they are sick with blindness will proclaim the testimony or blessing of the Lord to others when they are healed and their eyes are opened. But there are some groups of people who either will knew that they are blind and hide it with hypocritical vision or they may not even know that they are blind and behave like they are in perfect 20/20 vision. How do we identify? Numb 24:15,16 “And the utterance of the man whose eyes are opened; 16 The utterance of him who hears the words of God, And has the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Who falls down, with eyes wide open:” This is the indication: when the revelation of Jesus Christ shines in their heart through the Holy Spirit, they will proclaim their testimony and shout that they are seeing by the grace of God. If anyone who practices only the traditions and claimed to be seeing will not proclaim the testimony of Jesus Christ. What is the testimony? That they are blind and now they see by the compassion of Lord Jesus Christ and the grace of God.
Thought of the Day: Are we seeing and proclaiming the testimony of Lord Jesus Christ? Or are we asking the Lord to leave us alone without being blessed by Him?