I am the vine, you are the branches. In me you will bear much fruit, but you can do nothing apart from me. John 15:5

Who is this Jesus?

In Mark 5, Jesus encounters a demon possessed man, named Legion, and through his interaction, displays His authority. First, he shows his authority over the demonic realm, who pleads for Christ not to destroy them. Secondly, he exerts his authority over the local economy and culture of that town by sending the demons into a flock of pigs, 2,000 strong, that then proceed to run into a lake and drown. Needless to say, the townspeople respond by asking him to leave.

Jesus Christ is the most dynamic and intriguing figure of all history. He is also the most powerful and life-altering as well. Do we know who is it that we have begun to follow? Do we know who it is that we pray to share with the world around us? He has authority to forgive, cleanse, and purge out our and their sin. And He also has claim to turn our lives upside down in a way to turns us to live as he has designed – dependent and fully alive in Him.

What a God.


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