Jesus or Demons?
Luke 8:26-39 – Jesus or Demons?
The people preferred the demon possessed man above the powerful deliverance of Jesus
27-29 – The man possessed
Had devils for a long time
Did not wear clothing
Did not live in a house
Lived in tombs
Broke chains by the power of demons
Jesus commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man
He saw Jesus
He cried out to Jesus
He fell down in front of Jesus
Cried with a loud voice
What have I to do with you Jesus thou son of God most high?
Please do not torment me
30-Legion – many devils in him – legion was 6000 soldiers
31-demons asked to not be commanded to out into the abyss – bottomless pit in Revelation
Jesus broke the chains of the demonic control
32-demons requested to be sent into the pigs – Jesus allowed their request
33-the herd possessed ran into the lake and drowned
34-the farmers saw, fled, told the city and country what happened
35-they found Jesus and the man, sitting at Jesus’ feet,
He was clothed and in his right mind – but they were afraid
36-those who saw it told of the healing
37- the fearful locals asked Jesus to leave the area –
38 – The delivered man begged to follow Jesus – Jesus sent him away to his own people
39 “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
40 So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him.
Notes and questions:
Jesus has power over all demons and demonic influence
Jesus can and will free you from Satan’s power – your chains can be broken
Jesus can give you: peace, dignity, relationships, and emotional/Spiritual health
Jesus will leave if you do not want Him
Why are people afraid when they see Jesus’ power?
Why do people prefer their usual status quo even when God can bring needed changes?
Did they not want the person delivered?
He was a normal part of their lives –they adjusted to his painful life
Were they angry at the economic loss of the pigs
How can we tell when someone is possessed with demon(s)?
Lack or misuse of truth is not Spirit of God – it is demonic
God’s deliverance is caused by truth – John 8:32
What are signs of demonic possession/influence today?
How many different kinds of angels are there?