28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way. 29And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31And the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine. 32And he said unto them, Go. And they came out, and went into the swine: and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Christians in Zurich had given up on preaching the message of Jesus Christ with passers-by. The Salvation Army, on the other hand, arrived with prayer and zeal to preach in the name of the Lord. They reported an extraordinary transformation in the lives of the people, beginning with Raymond, a homosexual and drug addict who was delivered in a prayer session, much to the surprise of other Christian faiths.
Amy Carmichael, during her time as a missionary in Japan in the 1890's, was called to cast a demon out of a man. She felt completely unequal to the task, such that when deliverance came, it was clearly of God and not of man.
After a man and his family gave up spirit-worship for Christianity, his son was soon possessed mightily by demons. But when James was called upon, he led the young believers in prayer aloud that the Name of Jesus might prevail - and so great was the effect of the boy's deliverance to the faith of these young believers.
The deliverance of a demon possessed woman opened the way for the establishment of a church.
An addicted smoker, Chang's life was transformed when he had an encounter with the Saviour. However, his troubles were not over, his wife was seen throughout as a demoniac. All that changed when Pastor Hsi prayed for her and laid his hands on her, she was fully delivered. Both husband and wife went on to become powerful tools in the hands of God.
Mrs. Hsi was suffering from demonic oppression. The neighbors made fun of her situation, claiming that Christianity was a religion that brought evil spirits. After remedies had been tried and failed, Mr. Hsi decided to fast and pray for three days. On the last day, he laid his hands upon her and commanded the evil spirits to depart in the name of Jesus. She was delivered immediately. Thereafter, she became a Christian and the testimony strengthened her husband and brought new converts to the faith.
A demon possessed man who had gone completely crazy and killed many as a result, had to be chained and restrained in a specially built cage. For 18 years, this animal-like existence was his story, but when brother Yun arrived his village, this man's story changed in an instant.
The Yinshang County moved from being a village ravaged by demonic oppression to one where virtually all its people became free in Christ, as they wholeheartedly embraced Christianity. And this freedom came when the Christians in Yinshang went about casting out demons in the Name of Jesus.
A man who had unclean spirit is discerned, he is prayed for and delivered. Thereafter he is filled with the Holy Spirit.