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Event:  Pastor's Notes Part 10
Date:  Mon, July 06, 2020 (Recurs Weekly)
Details:  Jesus Christ Supreme over Satan: Mark 5:1-20
The Gospel writers selected specific miracles, wonders and events in the life and ministry of Jesus that proved beyond doubt that He was none other than God, the Son. On proving His true identity, the readers would place their entire trust in Him. There is a theme that is repeated in this account: the Supremacy of Christ, over Nature, Diseases,Death and here, over Satan. For us believers, these recorded miracles strengthen our faith and remind us that our Lord is immutable. Observe four major points in this account: 1. A Captive Slave
What a sorry sight met Jesus when He got out of the boat. Here was a man, one of God's precious creatures, created in His image, but who was reduced to the level of a wild animal. His home is among the death. He is possessed and tormented by demons.  Family and friends tried to help him but to no avail. No one could help him. There are many people who are captive slaves of Satan, today. The only One who can set them free is Jesus.  2. A Cowering Enemy
The demons bullied this man and its community. They were intimidating. But they met their match in Christ. At His appearing the demons trembled and quaked. They knew they were in the presence of Diety. He had power to destroy them. Although they were many, they were no threat to the Lord Jesus. Satan and his host are subordinates of Christ.
3. A Conquering Lord
If anyone was afraid, it was the demons. They recognized His Superiority and Invincibility. Throughout the Gospels, you see how easy and effortless it was for Jesus to cast out demons. There is no record in Scripture, where Satan and his co-horts, once resisted the Lord and His power. The very purpose that He came for was to destroy the devils works and to set the captives free ( 1Jn.3:8;Lk. 4:18 ). Jesus sealed their doom by His death on Calvary's Cross (Col. 2:15). In Him, we have power over Satan and demons ( 1 Jn.4:4;Rom. 8:37; 2 Cor. 2:14; Mk. 16:17). 4. A Covetous People 
Jesus came to this region to do good, to crush Satan's tyranny, to bless. Yet all the people asked Him to leave. Instead of celebrating the supernatural deliverance of the man, who was now clothed and in his right mind, they were angry that they lost the heard of swine. Profit was more important than a soul being rescued from the clutches of Satan. Jesus said "What profits a man if he gains the whole world but looses his soul." There are many who are deceived by wealth. But life is not what you possess, but who possess you. If you have the Son you have life and freedom. "Freely you have received, freely give." We have good news for captives slaves - Jesus sets the captives free.