The Case Of The Deviled Ham & The Woman With An Issue Of Blood

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 20

            Many have tried to suggest that the classic scenarios of demonic possession recorded in the Bible are nothing more than a primitive culture's attempt to explain personality disorders and mental illnesses. It's because of that viewpoint that I believe Jesus chose to handle this next case in the way that he did to prove that these aren't cases of personality disorders or diseases of the mind, but are literal cases of demonic spirits oppressing and sometimes possessing their human victims to the point of entering their body to share their mind and in many cases, override it. Mark and Luke's record of this event was taken from memory. Matthew's record was recorded quickly by short-hand as it happened, if not soon after. Combining these three reports, we find that this particular individual had been known throughout his community. He had been possessed for a very long time, wandering around the community naked, screaming in the night, sleeping among the tombs and cutting himself with stones. The local authorities had attempted multiple times to subdue him. Nothing they had done could stop him. They had even resorted to binding him in shackles and chains, but he ripped them all apart! Apparently, super-human strength is another symptom of demonic possession when the demons have massed together. This is when Jesus chose to respond to this particular case for our educational benefit. Mark and Luke report that instead of casting out the demons as Jesus had done before, he asked, "What is your name?" and he said, "My name is LEGION for we are many." At the time, a legion was a military company of 6000 Roman soldiers. The beings possessing this man were soldiers of Satan, and they were at least 6000 in number. But standing in the presence of Jesus, the Son of God, they shrieked in terror and begged Him, "If you cast us out, please permit us to go away into that herd of hogs over there." A herd of 2000 hogs were quietly grazing in a nearby field. Jesus gave a nod of permission. The man immediately fell down as the entire herd of 2000 hogs suddenly became violent and stampeded over a cliff to drown themselves in the sea.

48 Minutes
May 7, 2010

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Leaving The Dead To Bury Their Own Dead.Matthew 8:18-22Luke 9:57-62
Jesus Calms A Killer Storm That May Have Been Demonically Induced.Matthew 8:23-27Mark 4:35-41Luke 8:22-25
Jesus Is Met By Two Individuals Possessed By Demons.Matthew 8:28-29
Mark & Luke's Report Focuses On The One Possessed By 6000 Demons.Mark 5:1-10Luke 8:26-31
Jesus Expels The 6000 Demons Into A Heard Of 2000 Hogs.Matthew 8:30-33Mark 5:11-16Luke 8:32-36
The Frightening Power Of Free Will.Matthew 8:34Mark 5:17-20Luke 8:37-39
Jairus Begs Jesus To Save His Daughter From Death.Matthew 9:18-19Mark 5:21-24Luke 8:40-42
On The Way To Jairus' Daughter, Jesus Heals "A Woman" With An Issue Of Blood.Matthew 9:20-22Mark 5:25-34Luke 8:43-48
Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter From The Dead.
Jairus' 12-Year-Old Daughter VS The Woman's 12-Year-Old Issue Of Blood: A Prophetic Model.
Matthew 9:23-26Mark 5:35-43Luke 8:49-56
Jesus Restores Sight To Two Blind Men.Matthew 9:27-31
Jesus Heals Another Mute Demoniac.Matthew 9:32-34
Nazareth's 2nd Rejection Of Christ.Matthew 13:54-58Mark 6:1-6
The Harvest Is Plentiful, But The Laborers Are Few.Matthew 9:35-38
Jesus Commissions The Twelve To Go Out And Heal The Sick & Cast Out Demons.Matthew 10:1-4Mark 6:7Luke 9:1
Instructions Were Given To Focus Exclusively On Israel.Matthew 10:5-6
Instructions Regarding Their Personal Needs.Matthew 10:7-11Mark 6:8-10Luke 9:2-4
Instructions Regarding Greetings And Salutations.Matthew 10:12-15Mark 6:11Luke 9:5
Instructions Regarding The Hard Road Before Them.Matthew 10:16-23
Instructions Regarding The Meaning Of Discipleship.Matthew 10:24-39
Instructions Regarding The Reward Of Service.Matthew 10:40-42
Jesus And The Twelve Depart For Their Assignment.Matthew 11:1Mark 6:12-13Luke 9:6


The Kingdom Parables: A Prophetic Timeline

Matthew, Mark, Luke & John: Session 19

            The Kingdom Parables (Matthew 13) are a prophetic timeline of all church history from the 1st century to the Present. This is an amazing and incredible study for we can clearly see Jesus giving commendation, encouragement and criticism to the churches of each age throughout history, starting with the apostolic age, then to the church of the persecuted age, then to the Imperial Church, then to the Papacy, then to the Protestant & Denominational churches, then to the missionaries and non-denominational churches and then finally to the apostate church. If Jesus had given his Kingdom Parables in any other order, this prophetic property wouldn't apply.

57 Minutes
April 30, 2010

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7 Letters To 7 Churches

Parable Of The Sower Of Seed Into 4 Types Of Soil.

            Personal Application:
            Sowing The Word Of God Into The Hearts Of Men.
            (Paul's Letter To The Ephesians)

            Prophetic Application:
            The Age Of Apostolic Planting (1st Century) "Sowing Seed Into The Soil".

Matthew 13:3-9
Matthew 13:19-23
Mark 4:3-9
Mark 4:15-20
Luke 8:5-8
Luke 8:12-15
Revelation 2:1-7
Parable Of The Tares Among The Wheat.

            Personal Application:
            When Deceptive Imposters Infiltrate The Assembly.
            (Paul's Letter To The Phillipians)

            Prophetic Application:
            The Age Of Persecution (1st - 3rd Century) "Tares Among The Wheat".

Matthew 13:24-30
Matthew 13:36-43
Revelation 2:8-11
Parable Of The Mustard Seed.

            Personal Application:
            The Imposition Of Hierarchies When An Assembly Grows Too Big.
            (Paul's Letters To The Corinthians)

            Prophetic Application:
            The Age Of Imperialism (4th - 6th Century) "The Mustard Seed Becomes A Tree".

Matthew 13:31-32Mark 4:30-32Revelation 2:12-17
Parable Of The Woman Hiding Leaven In Three Measures Of Meal Until All Is Leavened.

            Personal Application:
            When Doctrines Of Demons Are Hidden Within Doctrines Of God.
            (Paul's Letters To The Galatians)

            Prophetic Application:
            The Age Of The Papacy (6th - 21st Century) "The Woman Hides In Leaven Until All Is Leavened".

Matthew 13:33Revelation 2:18-29
Matthew & Mark Comment On Jesus Teaching In Parables.Matthew 13:34-35Mark 4:33-34
Parable Of The Hidden Treasure.

            Personal Application:
            Hidden Treasure Discovered - The Law ("Debt") VS Grace ("Paid In Full")
            (Paul's Letter To The Romans)

            Prophetic Application:
            The Age Of Protestantism & Denominationalism (16th - 21st Century) "Hidden Treasure Buried".

Matthew 13:44Revelation 3:1-6
Parable Of The Pearl Of Great Price.

            Personal Application:
            Individual Sanctification & The Uplifting Encouragement To Stand Firm
            (Paul's Letters To The Thessalonians)

            Prophetic Application:
            The Age Of Non-Denominationalism & Missionaries (18th - 21st Century) "Pearl Of Great Price".

Matthew 13:45-46Revelation 3:7-13
Parable Of The Dragnet.

            Personal Application:
            When Religion Overthrows The Preiminance Of Christ And God's Word
            (Paul's Letter To The Colossians)

            Prophetic Application:
            The Age Of Apostasy (20th - 21st Century) "The Last Age Before The Dragnet".

Matthew 13:47-50Revelation 3:14-22
Jesus Closes The Discussion And Departs From His Disciples.Matthew 13:51-53