10-31-21 This message may be viewed live streaming video at and today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 thereafter. The video, audio, and study notes are archived.

(Mark 5:1-5) And they [Jesus and His disciples] came over [from the east, from the Promised Land] unto the other side [unto the western side, unto the wilderness] of the sea [the sea is a symbol of all humanity; the sea of Galilee = Gk: the heathen circle], into the country of the Gadarenes [the half-tribe of Gad that rejected living in the Promised Land]. And when he [Jesus] was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs [“and fell down before him” Luke 8:28] [1] a man with an unclean [Gk: impure, morally lewd or specifically demonic: foul] spirit [“devils” Luke 8:27] [2], Who had his dwelling among the tombs [“For oftentimes it (the unclean spirit) had caught him” Luke 8:29]; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters [Gk: shackles for the feet] and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him [3,4]. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs [thinking; high and low (many psychological applications)], crying [Gk: to croak (as a raven) or scream, shriek: cry out], and cutting [Gk: to chop down, mangling] himself with stones [i.e., punishing himself with stones which represent the hard unforgiving Law].
1.    tombs = Gk: remberances (places of interment): graves. [i.e., places for dead things]
a.    remember = Dict: 1. to have (an event, thing, person, etc.) come to mind again; think of again. 2. implies a putting oneself in mind of something, often suggesting that the thing is kept alive in the memory. [“night and day” i.e., nightmares]
b.    nightmare = Dict: 1. formerly, an evil spirit believed to haunt sleeping people. 2. a frightening dream, often accompanied by a sensation of oppression and helplessness.
2.    (Heb 1:7)  And of the angels he [God] saith, Who maketh his angels [thoughts] spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. [Psa 104:4]
a.    Commentary: “God is a Spirit” (John 4:34). God is Thought, we know that because only “thought” can create. A Bible spirit (angel, thought, i.e., influence) is composed of multiple spirits (angels, thoughts, i.e., influences; e.g., “My name is Legion: for we are many” Mark 5:9) having similar and therefore adhering (reinforcing) thoughts in common that are unified under one title or “head.” The spirit (composed of angels, thoughts, i.e., influences) that Jesus addressed is “impure” and “morally lewd” whereas God’s thoughts are pure and morally perfect. Therefore this particular spirit/angel that is composed of multiple like-thinking spirits dwelling inside the mind of this wild man is a fallen angel also named and defined as a demon, a devil, or herein “an unclean spirit.”
3.    tame = Dict: 1. changed from a wild to a domesticated state, as animals trained for use by man or as pets. 2. like a domesticated animal in nature; gentle and easy to control; docile. [e.g., sheep]
4.    domesticate = Dict: 1. to accustom to home life; make domenstic. 2. to tame (wild animals) and breed for many purposes of man.

(Mark 5:6-10) But when he saw [Gk: considered] Jesus afar off, he [the man in ascendency (in control)] ran and worshipped him, And [then the unclean spirit now in ascendency (in control)] cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure [“beseech” Luke 8:28] thee by God, that thou torment [Gk: torture: pain, vex] me not. For he [Jesus] said unto him [the unclean spirit], Come out of the man, thou unclean [Gk: impure, morally lewd or specifically demonic: foul] spirit.  And he [Jesus] asked him [the unclean spirit], What is thy name? And he [the unclean spirit] answered, saying, My name is Legion [1]: for we are many [“Legion: because many devils were entered into him” Luke 8:30 (i.e., entered into the wild man)].  And he [Legion] besought him [Jesus] much that he would not send them away out of the country [Luke 8:31 “into the deep” Gk: abyss].
1.    Commentary: “Legion” = at that time an average Roman Legion consisted of approximately 6,000 soldier/warriors.

At the end of this narrative, the fallen angel(s) (unclean spirits, devils, demons), that is, Legion, the fallen thought(s), were banished to a place (the abyss), (out of sight, out of mind) from whence they could never return.
1.    (Rev 21:4)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things [the former thoughts] are passed away [i.e., gone forever].