Mark 5:1-20 

He cast out demons

Yesterday morning I went to breakfast with some friends.  The place I was sitting in the group was not conducive to getting involved with the conversation.  But there was this woman; she kept looking at me from a booth, almost staring.  I got up and walked over to her.  This is the first time I have ever dealt with a person with multiple personalities.  As I talked to her I asked her if I could pray with her.  She turned me down.  Said I could pray for her but not in her presence.  I have prayed for a great many people, but have never run into this type of situation in the past. In this chapter of mark we see the Christ casting out a demon that called itself legion.  It was the situation where there were many demons imbedded in this individual.  I am just kind of wondering if this is not the same situation.  It really struck me that we are to be ready in season and out of season.  I was not ready to deal with this person in this situation.  The prayer in this situation comes to mind  would not be one that would draw attention to the person, and would be one without  even having to ask permission to pray.  Would be simply shaking hands, and praying as if you were greeting the person.  It would be one of praying in the name of Christ and praying for freedom from that which binds the person you are speaking with.   I plan to go back there in a couple of weeks, if not sooner.  When the lord directs.  Perhaps he will have her there again.  We are told casting out of demons is part of being a believer.  Can’t say that demon possession  is what is going on here, but I do have my suspicions.  Not something to get real excited about.  The one thing I caution my readers about, if you ever run into this situation don’t make a scene.  Just be discrete in how the situation is handled.  And like this lady did say, I can pray, but not in her presence.  That I will do. 

We must always be on the lookout for people to be touched by the Holy Spirit.  We must always be willing to take on the tough calls.  I pray that Pat will be set free from that which holds her captive. In the name of Christ

Go in peace