Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.
Mark 5:7 With a shriek, he screamed,”Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In the name of God, I beg you, don’t torture me!” NLT
The NLT study guide amplifies this scripture: “Why are you interfering with me?” It was a shriek of fear, defense,and rebellion against God. No one today would like to admit to being demon possessed, but most of our society, like the demon, is screaming at God, the church, and Christian values, “Why are you interfering with me? Get out of my life!” When people reject Jesus Christ and His authority, they put themselves on the side of the demons and are heading in the same direction. Every person must ask: Will I choose autonomy and self-will leading to destruction, or will I choose Christ’s loving leadership over my life, giving me forgiveness, healing from sin, cleansing, and true freedom? The answer has eternal implications.
During the late 1960’s my husband and I had both sided with the demons. We believed freedom meant you could do any thing. We didn’t know each other back then but we both came to the same conclusion that the demons way brought only addiction, divorce, and the destruction of family (naming only a few). If my husband was here today we could discuss the phenomena of people not seeing the demons ways or even his existence in our world. I have a family member that cut herself- the man, demon possessed, cut himself on sharp rocks. I know a beautiful young woman who is given fabulous opportunities over and over but turns her thoughts over to the negative repeatedly. These girls are treated with drugs in the world.
True Freedom comes with Choosing to join with Jesus and take His lead.