Demon Possessed Man Healed

 

Three stories one event.

Matthew 8:28–34 (NIV)

Jesus Restores Two
Demon-Possessed Men

8:28–34pp—Mk
5:1–17; Lk 8:26–37

28 When he arrived at the other side
in the region of the Gadarenes, two
demon-possessed men
coming from the tombs met him. They were so
violent that no one could pass that way. 29 “What do you want
with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before
the appointed time?”

30 Some distance from them a large
herd of pigs was feeding. 31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you
drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”

32 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and
the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the
water. 33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town
and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed
men. 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when
they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

Mark 5:1–20 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a
Demon-Possessed Man

5:1–17pp—Mt
8:28–34; Lk 8:26–37

5:18–20pp—Lk 8:38,39

5 They went across the lake to the
region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the
tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one
could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had
often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the
irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night
and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself
with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance,
he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at
the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High
God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to
him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,”
he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again
and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on
the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us
among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them
permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd,
about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and
were drowned.

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and
reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see
what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the
man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed
and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had
seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told
about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead
with Jesus to leave their region.

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat,
the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus
did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own
people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had
mercy on you.”
20 So the man went away and began to
tell in the Decapolis  how much Jesus had done for him. And all the
people were amazed.

Luke 8:26–39 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a
Demon-Possessed Man

8:26–37pp—Mt
8:28–34

8:26–39pp—Mk 5:1–20

26 They sailed to the region of the
Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When
Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For
a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived
in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at
his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus,
Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For
Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it
had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard,
he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary
places.

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“Legion,” he replied,
because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged
Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding
there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs,
and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of
the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into
the lake and was drowned.

34 When those tending the pigs saw
what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and
countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had
happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons
had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they
were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the
demon-possessed man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of
the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were
overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

38 The man from whom the demons had
gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”
So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 

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Jesus Feeds Five Thousand . . .

I like posting stories from the Bible which appear in more than one Gospel.  I find it makes the story more rich, interesting and I actually learn more.  Some don’t like the differences, I like noticing them.  When I read the independently, I never notice a difference.

Matthew 14:13–21 (NIV)

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 When Jesus heard what had happened,
he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the
crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus
landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their
sick.

15 As evening approached, the
disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already
getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy
themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to
eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of
bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he
directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the
two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then
he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They
all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of
broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who
ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Mark 6:30–44 (NIV)

Jesus Feeds the Five
Thousand

 

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus
and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then,
because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a
chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by
yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

32 So they went away by themselves in
a boat to a solitary place. 33 But many who saw them leaving
recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of
them. 34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had
compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he
began teaching them many things.

35 By this time it was late in the
day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and
it’s already very late. 36 Send the people away so that they
can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves
something to eat.”

37 But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”

They said to him,
“That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that
much on bread and give it to them to eat?”

38 “How many loaves do you
have?”
he asked. “Go and see.”

When they found out,
they said, “Five—and two fish.”

39 Then Jesus directed them to have
all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So
they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41 Taking
the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and
broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the
people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42 They
all ate and were satisfied, 43 and the disciples picked up
twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44 The
number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.

Luke 9:10–17 (NIV)

Jesus Feeds the Five
Thousand

 

10 When the apostles returned, they
reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they
withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, 11 but the
crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them
about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve
came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding
villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a
remote place here.”

13 He replied, “You give them something to eat.”

They answered, “We
have only five loaves of bread and two fish—unless we go and buy food for all
this crowd.” 14 (About five thousand men were there.)

But he said to his
disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about
fifty each.”
15 The disciples did so, and everyone sat
down. 16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking
up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the
disciples to distribute to the people. 17 They all ate and
were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken
pieces that were left over.

John 6:1–15 (NIV)

Jesus Feeds the Five
Thousand

6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore
of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a
great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had
performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a
mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish
Passover Festival was near.

When Jesus looked up and saw a
great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where
shall we buy bread for these people to eat?”
He
asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to
do.

Philip answered him, “It would take
more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a
bite!”

Another of his disciples, Andrew,
Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five
small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so
many?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that
place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus
then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated
as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to
eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces
that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
13 So they
gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley
loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14 After the people saw the sign Jesus
performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into
the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and
make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

 

 

A True Story . . .

 

 

Jesus preaches in Galilee

Matthew 4:12–17 (NIV)

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been
put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth,
he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun
and Naphtali—14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet
Isaiah:

15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,

the Way of the Sea, beyond the
Jordan,

Galilee of the Gentiles—

16 the people living in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of the
shadow of death

a light has dawned.” 

17 From that time on Jesus began to
preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come
near.”

Mark 1:14–15 (NIV)

Jesus Announces the Good
News

1:16–20pp—Mt
4:18–22; Lk 5:2–11; Jn 1:35–42

14 After John was put in prison, Jesus
went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the
good news!”

Luke 4:14–15 (NIV)

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the
power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised
him.

John 4:43–45 (NIV)

Jesus Heals an Official’s
Son

43 After the two days he left for Galilee.
44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no
honor in his own country.) 45 When he arrived in Galilee, the
Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at
the Passover Festival, for they also had been there.

 

 

FulFilled Prophecies of Jesus

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Book Prophecies
Isa 125
Psa 102
Zech 30
Gen 21
Dan 12
Ex 10
Lev 7
Mal 6
Jer 6
Deut 5
2 Sam 4
Mic 3
Num 3
1 Chr 3
Prov 2
1 Sam 2
Eze 2
Job 2
Hos 2
Hag 2
Ruth 1
Jonah 1
Song 1
Joel 1
Joshua 1
2 Kings 1
Grand Total 355

 

Go To Galilee

None of the accounts of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances contradicts another. Rather, each writer supplemented what a different writer left out. Jesus may have appeared to the disciples a number of times during the forty days on Earth after His resurrection (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:1-7), while the New Testament writers mentioned only the more prominent instances in order to substantiate the fact of His resurrection.
John 20:19-25 ESV
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, Peace be with you. [20] When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. [21] Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” [22] And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. [23] If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” [24] Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Luke 24:33-43 ESV
And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, [34] saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” [35] Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. [36] As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” [37] But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. [38] And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? [39] See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” [40] And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. [41] And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” [42] They gave him a piece of broiled fish, [43] and he took it and ate before them.
Matthew 26:32 – ESV

[30] And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. [31] Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ [32] But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” [33] Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.” [34] Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”

Matthew 28:7 – ESV

[4] And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. [5] But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. [6] He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. [7] Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” [8] So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. [9] And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

Matthew 28:16 – ESV

[14] And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” [15] So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day. [16] Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. [17] And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. [18] And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [19] Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,