As we head out on the disciple-making adventures God has ordained for us, no doubt there will be moments that we encounter Enemy resistance. As in Mark 5, the Enemy's plan may seem powerful and insurmountable. In those times it is important to realize that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places" - Eph. 6:12. I find it amazing that this demon-possessed man who no one could subdue, even with chains, had no recourse but to bow and ask permission to move when found face-to-face with Jesus. Jesus then released this man from the grip of the Enemy, and sent him as the first missionary to the gentiles. Only Jesus has absolute power to control whatever is controlling you. And like the demoniac, those who have placed their faith in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of sins have experienced the joy of Jesus' command of freedom and forgiveness. How amazing it is to see Him turn us and those in our lives from maniac to missionary!