Chapter 95

Devils (Evil Thoughts) Cast Out, OR, Fallen Angles Cast Out


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(Luke 8:26,27)  And they arrived [Jesus and the disciples arrived by ship] at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against [Gk: on the opposite side] Galilee. And when he [Jesus] went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils [unclean spirits, demons, fallen angels] long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs [Gk: a memorial, i.e. sepulchral monument (burial-place):--grave, sepulchre].


(Luke 8:28,29)  When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught [Gk: snatched, seized] him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters [Gk: shackles for the feet]; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)


(Luke 8:30-32)  And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion [Lat: a Roman regiment of 6,000]: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep [Gk: depthless, i.e. (spec.) (infernal) "abyss":--deep, (bottomless) pit]. And there was there an herd of many swine [pigs] feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer [Gk: allow] them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

1.      (Lev 11:7,8)  And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean [Heb: foul in a religious sense: defiled, polluted] to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. [Deut 14:8]


(Luke 8:33)  Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked [Gk: to stifle (by drowning or overgrowth)].

1.      Commentary: the evil nature and powerful thoughts of the fallen angels (strong) overcame, prevailed over the rudimentary (Syn: basic, elementary, simple, undeveloped) thoughts of the swine (weak). What is the will of fallen angels for mankind?


(Luke 8:34-36)  When they that fed them [the swineherders] saw what was done, they fled [indicating fear], and went and told it in the city and in the country [to the owners of the herds and the people]. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. They also which saw it [the swineherders] told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.


(Luke 8:37)  Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.


(Luke 8:38,39)  Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and show how great things God hath done unto thee. And he [the man] went his way, and published [Gk: preached, proclaimed] throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.



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