Lesson 13

According to Mark 5, Legion is the most talkative spirit in the New Testament. He said things like, “What have You to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God,” “What is there in common between us,” “I solemnly implore you by God, do not begin to torment me,” “My name is Legion, for we are many,” “Please don’t send us out of the region,” and, “Send us to the hogs; that we may go into them!”

Legion was speaking that storm into existence! That’s why Jesus rebuked the storm and told it to shut up! Legion is doing the same thing to you today. He speaks storms into existence in your life for many reasons. First, he wants to kill you through the storm. He wants to cause financial death, physical sickness that leads to death, and even death of a dream, relationship, or marriage. Many times, he uses storms to bring about his plan to steal, kill, and destroy everything you hold dear.

Secondly, he wants to stop you from getting to your destination. You have a destiny in God and the enemy will work overtime to prevent you from moving into it. Look what happened when Jesus overcame the storm. A man that was controlled and ruined by Legion, was healed and delivered. Legion was kicked out of his position of authority in the Gadarenes and regional revival broke as the former demoniac stepped into his destiny. He became a powerful evangelist that spread the good news of the gospel in the entire region of the Decapolis!

Thirdly, Legion creates storms in your life to traumatize you! He is betting that even if you make it to your destination, you will be so wounded by the time you get there that you will be dwelling among the tombs like the demoniac was. Legion will then have the legal right to attack you, make you sick, and devastate your life.

The word “tombs” means “a monument or memorial to perpetuate the memory of any person or thing”. A tomb is a painful memory of a traumatic event that you are still dwelling on, even though it happened years ago. Tombs, or soul wounds, make you constantly think about or dwell on that event and the pain it caused you. The Bible says the demonic was dwelling amongst the tombs, so he was living in the pain of his past, and those tombs were allowing Legion to control him. The word “dwell” in the Strong’s means “divine powers, influences, etc., are said to dwell in his soul, to pervade, prompt, govern it”. Storms and painful events can wound your soul. Then, those wounds can cause you to dwell on that trauma, which will enable spirits like Legion to pervade, prompt, and govern your soul.

Learn to pay attention to the signs that you are still dwelling on the pain of your past. A noisy mind, being sick in your body, getting overly emotional, constantly thinking about past traumatic events, and being offended at people are just a few of the signs!

If you sense trauma in your soul, you are dwelling among the tombs. Say this prayer with me now.

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you would go into my mind, will, and emotions and destroy every tomb inside my soul with your Dunamis power. Heal every painful memory, emotion, and reaction I’ve experienced because of the trauma I have lived through. I forgive anyone that hurt me during those storms, and I repent for getting offended at them. I release the blood of Christ and resurrection power (dunamis) into my inner man right now. I decree: I am healed and I am excellent of soul now! In Jesus mighty name, Amen!
There is much more to learn about dislodging Legion, so hang with me!

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