In Luke 8:26-39, we read about how Jesus healed a demon-possessed man. And then, the man, now sane, healthy and full of joy and gratitude, says that he wants to follow Jesus.
In verse 39, Jesus tells the man,
“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.”
Wait a minute. Did you catch that? If you missed it, please read that verse again.
Was the man confused? Did he misunderstand Jesus? Was he out of his mind?
On the contrary, this man was in his right mind (see verse 35). He was sane, probably for the first time in many years! Jesus had healed and restored his sanity to be perfect. Jesus set him free from satan’s bondage over his heart and mind and body.
His mind was clean and crystal clear. The man understood Jesus perfectly. He recognized who Jesus truly was. And he knew exactly what to do.
Jesus is God. That is why when Jesus told him to go and tell others about God, he went and told everyone about Jesus!
By the way, did you notice something about this man? He was a Gentile. He lived in Gentile territory. That makes him the first Gentile missionary Jesus sent to preach about Him to Gentiles in Decapolis, which comprised of ten Gentile cities.
Do YOU know who Jesus really is?
If you don’t, then maybe you need Jesus to come and heal you too, like He healed that demon-possessed man and find out who Jesus is.
He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. (John 1:10 NLT)