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For Wednesday evening services, the Lord has lead me to do a Bible study for practical Bible verses in Luke. Please come back to these Bible lessons in order to review them and learn them. Whenever we have learned the meaning of Bible verses and think about them throughout each day, we will be in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Not only that, but when we are in a situation in our daily lives and are tempted to sin, we can think back to what we have learned from the Bible and say to ourselves, "The Bible says to not do what I am tempted to say, think, do, and/or desire right now, so I am going to refuse to give in to this temptation." This is what Romans 12:2 means, and it says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." This is also the pattern that Jesus used when the devil tempted Him to sin in Matthew 4:1-11.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE
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26And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 27And 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. 28When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) 30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. 31And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
32And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. 33Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
34When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. 35Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. 37Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
The people who kept the herd of swine should have been very glad and thankful to Jesus for casting the demons out of the two people, but they were angry with Jesus because the demons went into their herd of swine and caused them to drown in the sea. The thing that was most important to them was their job and finances, instead of the Lord. Also, notice that these people wanted Jesus to leave (Luke 8:37), and He left. This was their opportunity to become Christians. Tragically, they refused, and Jesus never came back to their city. When the Holy Spirit urges people to get saved, He may not urge them to get saved again. This is what Genesis 6:3 means. Also, someone can only become a Christian when the Holy Spirit is urging them to get saved. This is what John 6:65 teaches, and it says, "And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father." For example, the Holy Spirit may urge and give someone thoughts that they need to become a Christian a total of ten times their whole life. If they decide that they do not want to get saved after the tenth time, they will never have another opportunity to become a Christian. This is why it is very important that someone makes a decision to become a Christian whenever the Holy Spirit urges and gives them thoughts to do that, because they may not have another opportunity. This is what 2 Corinthians 6:2 means, and it says, "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"
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