A Divine Encounter with Jesus

“Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.”

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We are all familiar with this story. The Bible records that this man was afflicted by many demons for a long time. His situation was so bad that other mad men in his vicinity were scared of him.

However, his life changed forever, when he had an encounter with the Lord Jesus. As believers, our take-away from this glorious story are self evident:

  • Impossibilities and afflictions precede miracles. His afflictions were a preparation for his miracle when he had his divine encounter with Jesus. Luke 8:27 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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    . Whatever your situation is at the moment, do not lose hope for your miracle is on the way. 2 Corinthians 4:17 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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  • When he met Jesus, he reached out to him. As part of that reaching out, he cried out loud for Jesus to hear him. Luke 8:28 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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    .  For that bad situation to go away, you need to reach out to Jesus and cry out loud for Him to hear and intervene. Spend quality time in the place of prayer.  Hebrews 11:6 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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    ; Mark 5:28 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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  • After his divine encounter with Jesus, he became healed. Luke 8:33 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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    ; Mark 5:34 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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    . One divine encounter will change your life forever. Are you currently positioned for a divine encounter? Genesis 3:9 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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  • Others saw him and began to talk about his testimony. You will be a testimony and amazement to your generation. Luke 8:34-35 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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As you read and meditate on this story today, ponder on the following:

  • Do you have a relationship with Jesus? If you do not, it is not too late to give your life to Him. One divine encounter with the Lord Jesus will change your life forever. If you do, take your relationship to a higher level
  • Are you facing an impossible situation? Do not despair as Jesus is still in the business of doing miracles. Turn over that situation to him and your life will never be the same again. Luke 1:37 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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Written by

Pastor Tony Eguavoen is the Parish Pastor of Solid Rock Markham (RCCG), a dynamic and vibrant multicultural church located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Pastor Tony has a passion to assist believers fulfill their God-given dreams and maximize their potential. His teaching is exemplified by his own lifestyle of humility and obedience. In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Tony is an independent IT consultant to medium and large corporations in Canada and the United States.

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