Mark 8:28-34 lays out a story about a town that Jesus came to when he is met with two demon possessed men. Their possession was so extreme that most people could not safely pass them by until Jesus, most High God showed up. Fast forward a bit and these demons begin to negotiate with Jesus regarding their temporary destiny and they end up possessing a herd of pigs! This deliverance and repossession were so extreme that this became the talk of those in town and beyond and their consensus was to demand that Jesus leave their area.
Why didn’t this overtly supernatural act not cause these people to surrender to the Living God? Why didn’t it cause a hunger within them to ask Jesus questions about what just happened? What kept them from asking Jesus to train them to deal with this phenomenon should it occur again? A lack of hunger is what happened. This is no different today. I meet many who lack hunger for anything beyond the comfortable, God in a box, or God at a distance only knowledge they possess today. And, more times than not, not only is there a lack of hunger, but a spirit of rebellion is usually guarding the doors of their spiritual lives and a visible spiritual act of God does not move them, but often increases the disdain for His mighty works like Pharaoh and the Israelites in the book of Exodus. There is deliverance for this.
It is time to break up with that lying spirit that comes to disqualify God’s mighty power and reinforce all modes of rebellion toward God’s essence and being. For those who have enjoyed the Lord’s hand of power in their own lives, its time to tell the world of who He really is! May God reach many through the revelation of His love and His power.