I've always been quite amazed at the stories of demon possessed people in the Bible. We don't really get a real snapshot of what it was like for them. Sometimes I picture scenes from horror movies. But regardless of what the demons actually did to the possessed person, the fact of the matter was, Jesus was still victorious.
If we allow Him, He will be victorious over our personal demons.
There is something that controls each of us.
Each can possess us. They can control us. They can cause us to be puppets to their demands. They can ruin our lives.
But there is HOPE.
That HOPE is in JESUS CHRIST.
In each account of His casting out demons, He is VICTORIOUS. The demons have no power over Him.
If we are being controlled by something other than Him, we need to acknowledge who Jesus is....He is the Son of the Most High.
The demons recognized this.
Why is it difficult for us to sometimes do this?
What a joy it is to know that whatever it is I'm facing, whatever demon has me in chains, Jesus can take me and create in me a new being. He will be VICTORIOUS.
All to often we are filled with pride and won't allow Him the spot in our lives that He so deserves. We want Him when it is convenient. We want His will when it doesn't interfere with ours. That is when we become broken and defeated, possessed and controlled by evil.
If we humble ourselves and acknowledge Him, placing Him at the center of our lives, He will be victorious over that which we can not defeat alone.