Hello Friends. Many of you have begun following my Blog to watch The Chosen Episodes and to follow the study I include after each episode. I began to place the actual links to watch the episodes on my blog, just recently, and many of you have voiced gratitude that you have been able to watch episodes 4 and 5 of the second season here. I have decided to go back to the first episode of Season one so you can catch up. I will try to post a new episode from Season One every day or so. Enjoy and be blessed.
Click the link below for Episode one of Season one.
Isaiah 43:1-3 But now thus says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
In this first Episode, we meet Nicodemus, the High Priest, the teacher of teachers. We see his attempt to remove the demons from Lilith (Mary Magdalene) but he fails. This concerns him because he is supposed to know everything and be everything in the eyes of the people, his family and God. We will continue to follow his journey as he finds the truth that he is searching for.
We also meet the main Character of this episode, Mary Magdalene, who at this point appears to be possessed by demons. She is called Lilith prior to her meeting Jesus. It is insinuated that Mary was attacked by a Roman Soldier, which has led to a form of PTSD, plus she carries the wounds from loosing her father, whom she loved dearly.
Both of these life altering events were devastating and could have opened the door to depression and her being possessed. Neither of these events, however, are mentioned in Scripture and have been added by the writer of this episode for the sake of creating Mary’s past. Scripture reveals very little about Mary Magdalene, but her character in The Chosen offers hope to people who have suffered similar events in their own life. Many can connect with Mary’s pain and suffering and are offered solace, knowing there is healing and hope through Christ Jesus. What little Scripture does confirm is that Mary was in fact possessed by 7 demons. Mark 16:9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.
Many of us have experienced traumatic events in our lives. Personally, I have many wounds from past experiences., which include abuse and sexual molestation, so I can totally relate to Mary. It took years to find healing, but I finally found it in a personal relationship with My Lord.
How do you handle your past wounds? How do you handle the demons and secrets that you hide so carefully from the world? Scripture tells us to turn our worries, sorrows and burdens over to him. We weren’t created to carry such loads. We were created in such a way that we need to rely on God’s help. Matthew 11:28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
God knows your past, present and future. He hears you crying in the darkness. He catches all your tears and carries all the broken pieces of your life until you are ready to come to him and allow Him to put the pieces back together again. I know this is true and possible, because He did it for me, and just as we see Jesus with Mary at the end of this episode, Jesus will wrap you in His arms and call you His Own.
I pray you were as blessed by this first episode of Season one. Until next time, may you draw closer to God and to Scripture.