DCLM Search The Scripture Youth For September 10, 2023 : Topic – CHRISTS POWER OVER DEMONS, DISEASES AND DEATH

 DCLM Search The Scripture Youth For September 10, 2023 : Topic – CHRISTS POWER OVER DEMONS, DISEASES AND DEATH

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LESSON 77

CHRISTS POWER OVER DEMONS, DISEASES AND DEATH

Memory Verse: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him"(Acts 10:38).

Texts: Mark 5:1-43; Luke 8:19-56

Jesus performed many notable miracles while He was on earth. His unlimited power and authority from heaven made it possible for Him to have His way in the storm, wind, water and the likes. Our text reveals to us few out of the many miracles, signs and wonders performed by Christ. These miracles showed His power over nature.



Question 1: Mention some of the miracles performed by Jesus.

A careful consideration of our text reveals that Christ calmed the stormy sea (Luke 8:19-23), cast out demons in the maniac of Gadara (Luke 8:35,36), halted the flow of blood from a woman suffering from heamorrhage (issue of blood) (Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48), raised the dead daughter of Jairus back to life (Mark 5:35-43; Luke 8:51-56).Christ Jesus has the power. No other power can be compared to His. "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18). He still demonstrates His power today in saving the vilest of sinners, sanctifying the saved believers, Spirit filling the sanctified, healing the sick and the incurables, delivering the oppressed of the devil, raising the dead, giving hope to the hopeless and doing miracles that no one else can do. Christ's power will work in the life of any youth who believes in Him.

CHRIST'S POWER OVER DEMONS
Mark 5:1-20;Luke 8:26-40;Acts 16:16-18

"And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit"(Mark 5:2).

Question 2: What was the state of the demonic man. before meeting Jesus?

Demons are satanic personalities commissioned by the devil to oppress and afflict men. They are fallen angels (Revelation 12:9). Their major activity is to hinder believers from fulfilling the great commission.
In our text, the activity of demons was direct. "And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him” (Luke 8:27,30). These demons in this man made him to go about naked and homeless. "And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stone" (Mark 5:5). There are many youths who are suffering from demonic activities and possession. This makes them lose their senses, be uncontrollably stubborn. And run away from home. Some other youths have demonic manipulations. Though the devil is not living inside them, he manipulates then to do wrong. This demonic man recognized Jesus and ran to meet Him, then the devil living inside him cried out "... with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not" (Mark 5:7). We learn here that demons lose their power and submit to His authority wherever Jesus is found. "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth (Philippians 2:9,10). Any one suffering from demonic affliction, possession Or manipulation can come to Jesus today for deliverance (Mark 5:8). Jesus ordered the demons in this man to go away into the swine (pigs) that were feeding around at their request and they obeyed Him. As a believing youth, you must not be afraid of any demonic power. All you need do is mention the name of Jesus. This same power has been given to born again youths. "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you" (Luke 10:19).

CHRIST'S POWER OVER DDISEASES
Mark 5:25-34;Luke 8:43-48;John 5:9,14;Matthew 8:13;Mark 3:1-5

Christ's power is not limited to demons. He has power to cure all diseases. Man has classified some sicknesses as curable and incurable. However, the power of Jesus cures both the curable and the incurable. “And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched" (Luke 8:43,44). This woman suffered from a sickness called haemorrhage - blood flowed out of her body continuously. Her search for solutions took her to many places and people but none could help her. For twelve years her situation grew worse. She became weak, lethargic and very lean. At this time, her condition was beyond medical practitioners.

Question 3: How can youths receive healing from Jesus?

The woman in our text came with faith. She touched the hem (border) of His garment and was made completely whole (Mark 5:27,28). The condition for receiving healing from Christ is faith. You do not need to burn candle, drink holy water, put on holy garment, make any sacrifice or go on holy pilgrimage. Only a touch of Jesus by faith and all your infirmities will be gone. As the Lord heals you, you also need to be genuinely born again, if not worse sicknesses can come on you "Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14).

CHRIST'S POWER OVER DEATH
Mark 5:21-24,35-43; Luke 8:49-56;7:14,15; John 11:39-44

Death is an unavoidable event on earth. It comes to the young and the old, rich and p0or, educated and illiterate, saints and sinners. Jesus has power over death. He conquered death through His resurrection from the grave. In our text, Jesus raised a girl that was dead to life.Jairus,the father of the girl, had come to meet Christ for healing of his daughter when she was ill. n swift response, Jesus followed him to his house. But as they were going “there cometh from the ruler of the synagogue house saying to him thy daughter is dead, trouble not the master" (Luke 8:49).On hearing that, Jesus reassured the man; "be not afraid only believe" (Mark 5:36). Before Jesus got to the house, many people were already gathered weeping for the loss of the child. However, when Jesus got there, He rebuked them. "Why make ye this ado, and weep? The damsel is not dead but sleepeth" (Mark 5:39). Suddenly their cry changed to laughter. They laughed Jesus to scorn. But Jesus did not mind their unbelief and mockery. He went in, put them all out "And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talithacumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise immediately, she arose and walked; and they were astonished” (Mark 5:41).

Question 4: Mention other people in the Bible that Jesus raised from the dead.

Jairus daughter was not the only person that was raised by Christ in the Bible. Lazarus was dead and buried, after four days Jesus got there and raised him (John 11:39-44). The son of a widow woman died and on the way to the burial ground, Jesus met them, touched the casket and raised the young man (Luke 7:14,15)

Question 5: What can 'Christian youths learn from the way Jesus raised the girl from death?

No situation is beyond Christ's power. No matter the challenge or how hopeless a situation is, Christ can solve the problem. Also, must not depend on the bad news from anyone, we should depend on the words of Christ.

Finally, faith in the words of Christ gives us victory over demons, diseases and death. Christ Jesus has power over demons, diseases and death.

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