Amen about this wrath of God needing to be preached because only when the wrath of God is preached does God’s mercy seem so relevant. Then the demons “begged Jesus, ‘Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.’ He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The lesson in this account is that we know there are demons, and if there are demons, they seek to afflict and persecute believers. Jesus encounters a possessed man and calls on the demon to emerge, demanding to know its name – an important element of traditional exorcism practice. The earliest version of this story exists in the Gospel of Mark, described as taking place in "the country of the Gerasenes". In one of the most extraordinary demon encounters in the Bible, Jesus doesn’t just face one demon, but thousands. Fearing that Jesus will drive them out of the world and into the abyss, they beg him instead to send them into a herd of pigs, which he does. ABANDONEMENT- Strongman. In this version, the demons are unnamed [2][3] (Matthew 8:28–8:32). There was no chance of His failing, but others who would later try to cast out demons would fail, like the Seven Sons of Sceva (Acts 19:14-16). Today, we might use the word “legion” to describe a large number of things, like “There is a legion of mosquitoes outside,” so when we read the word legion, it has a completely different meaning than in the day in which Jesus had His earthly ministry. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine, Copyright © 2010-2020 Telling Ministries LLC. Healing Your Soul Episode 46 -- Legion. I know who you are—the Holy One of God’”, “Jesus rebuked him, saying, ‘Be silent, and come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him”, “got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. And he cried out he said to him, ‘What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? These satanic practices open the door for demon possession, because the danger of an open mind is just about anything can come in. They use the trident in the spirit as their weapon. Have you come to destroy us? Legion is a demon or group of demons, particularly those in two of three versions of the exorcism of the Gerasene demoniac, an account in the New Testament of an incident in which Jesus performs an exorcism. Verse 30. Used by permission. Part of that purpose was probably to terrorize the local residents, but ultimately, it was to give God the glory, as we shall see in Jesus’ sovereignty, even over the demons. This is probably because the author was aware that Gerasa is actually around 50 km away from the Sea of Galilee (although Gadara is still 10 km distant). Yesterday I was delivered from the spirit of Legion while watching one of your shows on YouTube. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Christian Answers, Probably because they had known Him before Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven where Satan and 1/3rd of the angels followed him but were all cast out of heaven. Add to that, these Roman soldiers were battle-tested, highly trained and skilled warriors who were the greatest force on earth (at the time). When a “legion” is mentioned in the Bible, what was it? [8], EarlyChristianWritings.com Gospel of Mark, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Legion_(demons)&oldid=983551551, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 21:40. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! [4] The intention may be to show that Jesus is stronger than the occupying force of the Romans. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones” (Mark 5:4-5). Legion is a demon or group of demons, particularly those in two of three versions of the exorcism of the Gerasene demoniac, an account in the New Testament of an incident in which Jesus performs an exorcism. The name Legion indicates that many demons possessed the tormented man. Taking us into dissolution. I praise God for your teachings and am so […] There is no doubt about that.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'whatchristianswanttoknow_com-box-4','ezslot_2',117,'0','0'])); Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. This clearly shows that even the demons are God’s demons. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones”, “Jesus asked him, ‘What is your name?’, ‘My name is Legion,’ he replied, ‘for we are many.’ And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area”, “begged Jesus, ‘Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.’ He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. Thanks for stopping by! When Jesus and the other disciples “got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. { 2 comments… read them below or add one }. If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the RSS feed here. Demons, This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain”, “he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. Taking us into dissolution. They seem to be protecting the Helm of the Legion located on the altar within the shrine and will become aggressive if the altar is disturbed. He did his graduate work at Moody Theological Seminary.

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