Welcome back and prepare to delve into the Legion Bible story sharing one of the most intriguing stories about a herd of swine and a group of devils who are called legion in the Bible. Buckle up !!! When Jesus and His disciples arrived on the other
side of the sea of Galilee, in the country of the Gergesenes, there
was a man that had been possessed by devils for a long time. He lived
in the tombs and he was so frightening that nobody would pass by. He
was kept in chains at first but he broke the chains and the devils
drove him out into the wilderness.
The Legion Bible story then says that the devils called out from the man
to Jesus as He came near and asked ... What business do you have with us Jesus, Son
of God? Have you come to torment us? Jesus asked, What's your name?
And he said, Legion; because many demons had possessed him. They
begged Jesus not to send them into the abyss.
Now, let us take a short Legion Bible story field trip to learn more of this. What the heck is the abyss? If you like
elaborate explanations of things, you can think of it this way: It's
the chaos and utter darkness of space before the creation of the
universe. Well, you say, once the universe was created, it was put in
the place of the abyss, right? Only if the universe is never ending,
but if the universe is only the part of neverendingness that
humans can comprehend, then the abyss would have to be outside
the universe somewhere.
Golly, it's one of those things that are
difficult to put into words and if you think about 'em long enough,
you may need aspirin, but you could look at it this way: God existed
always. He always was and He always will be. For ever and ever and
ever. Now that first part (He always was)
is hard to comprehend because infinity in our minds only goes in one
direction for some reason.
So just as nobody can tell you when the
beginning of the existence of God is, neither has anyone been to the
abyss and back to explain it's locality and details, but in simpler
terms, it's the bottomless pit. If that's part of the universe to the
"scientific" mind, it doesn't really matter. In short, it's not a
desirable place. Now, back to our Legion Bible story introducing legion in the Bible and what they have to do with a herd of swine.
There was a herd of swine feeding on the mountain
and the demons that possessed this man begged Jesus that He would
allow them to enter into the swine instead of being sent into the
abyss. Whoa, this legion Bible story is saying that these evil spirits named legion in the Bible asked Jesus to allow them to possess the herd of swine instead of going to the Abyss? Talk about weird. What became of them after that?
Back to our Legion Bible story ... Jesus said, Go, and when the devils came out, they entered the
herd of swine and the whole herd ran violently down to a deep place in
the sea and the swine died in the waters. The keepers of the herd of
swine fled and told everyone in the city and the country how Jesus
healed the man by simply telling the devils to leave him. So, the herd of swine, possessed with legion in the Bible, committed suicide? But why? Was it because they would rather die than be possessed?
Back to our Legion Bible story ... The entire city came to see what happened. When they
found Jesus and saw the man who the devil was cast out of, sitting at
Jesus' feet and in his right mind, it scared them. All the people of
the Gergesenes requested that Jesus leave their country because they
were so afraid because of what they had seen and heard.
The man who Jesus healed asked if he could follow
Him, but Jesus sent him home saying, Go to your own house and show the
great things God has done for you. So the man went his way and spread
the news through the whole city of the miracle Jesus did for him.
Why wouldn't Legion want to go into the
abyss? The answer is simple. The answer is that these evil spirits have been sentenced to living on the earth
until the consummation of the world and they want a body to live in so
they can feel again. You know ... Experience things using someones or somethings body. They're thirsty and hungry and miserable and ... worse.
The Legion Bible story begs the question be answered ... What happened after the herd of swine died? The answer ... Those evil spirits had to depart the herd of swine and wander about looking
for another person to reside in. Then they try to get that person to
do all kinds of evil that they conjure up. Even YOU if they can.
The Legion Bible story giving us a glimpse into the spirit world shared of legion in the Bible being able to actually transfer from one entity to the other. That sounds frightening. The great news is that you have the choice of
whether you want to allow them in as to control your mind and actions
... Or not. Learn to recognize evil and just say no, and you'll be
safe from them. You probably know someone who has experienced evil
spirits before, but just thought they were a bad soul. But, something to keep
in mind is that the words and actions of someone who an evil spirit is
working through, are not coming from that person.
We have discovered from our Legion Bible story that Evil spirits like legion in the Bible don't like to be identified, but the sooner they are, the sooner they can be forced to leave, kind of like mildew to light. Just because you see
mold in the back of your refrigerator one day, that doesn't mean
you'll never use your refrigerator again. You clean it out and
you think it cleansed once again, but if you weren't there
to help it, it could become an huge ugly problem.
Our Legion Bible story with that absolutely mysterious herd of swine suicide shares that sometimes things
like pride, selfishness, greed, lust, jealousy, gluttony, anger ...
they can be evil spirits. You can identify them in yourself as well as
others. Follow Jesus' example. Identify them, speak it out loud, then
tell them truth and tell them to GO, IN JESUS' NAME! Tell them YOU
belong to JESUS. You will be shocked at how quickly the mind and heart
Here is a example of that. You're driving along and
you get cut off by someone. After you compose yourself and make sure
you're in control of your vehicle, you feel the urge to get back at
the person who cut you off. You cuss a little and start debating with
yourself whether you're gonna cut them off, like they did you, or if
you're gonna get in front of them and then slam your brakes on. OKAY,
the little evil spirit imp was waiting for a weak moment to get in,
and bingo, you're on your way to destruction. (Yours AND somebody
else's in this case.)
Here's how to identify (according to the Legion Bible story) realize that you've been "tagged" by some entity like legion in the Bible. The sooner you recognize it the better. Take a deep breath and say, What is the truth? This person
didn't want to cut me off, (unless they are dealing with evil spirits
of their own) they probably dropped a cigarette or a bee flew in their
window, or they spilled a hot drink on themselves, etc. (You know, the
same things that have happened to you all the times that you've cut
someone else off in traffic.) Now you've looked your anger in the face
(identified it) and you can release it.
Tell it to GO! By doing this, you've stopped it from escalating into
a bad day at work, which would evolve into being in a bad mood when
you get home where your innocent loving family awaits your angry arrival.
Get the idea? Evil spirits like creating a vicious cycle of anger, hurt
and pride. This example is a simple one to overcome. You'll find that
pride is the most difficult to identify, but with practice, and the help of the
Spirit, you can do it easily.
So, what have we learned from the legion Bible story reveals that the identity of legion in the Bible was many spirits living in in a man until they asked to be allowed to enter the herd of swine and reveals that evil spirits can dwell within animals ... and people, as you will soon discover.
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