And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode inany house, but in the tombs. Luke 8:27
Jesus spent a good part of his ministry casting out demons, but how many churches today teach or even mention this? Why are our churches disabling Christians by not teaching them about the Spiritual Warfare we are all facing?
Yes its easier to pretend Satan and demons don’t exist; but know this they influence our world greater than you can imagine. Unless you acknowledge this and prepare yourself with the Armor of God, you are vulnerable also.
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. Luke 8:28
Demons tremble at the mention of Jesus, because there is power in his name. When your covered with the blood of Christ, you are protected. However leaving yourself open and vulnerable you can be overcome by evil.
(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) Luke 8:29
Jesus was giving all authority by God the Father, he sits at his right hand and on the throne. There is no power in hell that can overcome Jesus, if your under attack call out his name and he will set you free.
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.8:30-31
A couple of things learned here, first this man is not just possessed with one demon but multiple demons. Second they identify themselves as Legion, because there are a group of them. Third they beg Jesus not to send them to hell
There’s a lot to learn from this story, For our struggle is not against flesh but against the powers of the dark world (Ephesians 6:12) Don’t be left vulnerable, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior today, by his blood you are redeemed and protected Amen