And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea. Mark 5:13
Permission, we want it for those things we want to do. Not quite, the fallen human does not want to need permission from anyone to do those things he or she wants to do. It was the first sin Eve and then Adam fell into in Eden as they reached for the one thing that was denied to them. The wind is coming up right now, and I did not give it permission to do that. The wind does not care. The man, the 4,875th (or more) in the line of succession from Adam, does not have the slightest bit of dominion over the wind. In reaching past the Lord's permission, Adam lost all dominion for himself and his successors. Thus we have some small insight into the stunned questions of the disciples when this man, this Jesus, rebuked the wind and it stopped. Who is this? The disciples wondered one to another. And did you see the unclean spirits ask permission of Him? What authority does He have that these things need His permission?
One of the great blessings of this life is in learning to ask permission of the Lord and to obey His commands. And one can hear the old, fallen human crying out against such restrictions. Foolish old fallen thing! It is the very door to freedom that our Lord opens to us. Let us live in our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen.Bucky