The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

03/09/2015

The man with a legion – part 7

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:05

What did the evil spirits ask Jesus for?

The evil spirits asked Jesus for three things:

• That He would not send them out of the country – Mark 5:10
• That He would not command them to go into the abyss – Luke 8:31
• That He would allow them to go into the pigs – Luke 8:32

Why did the spirits ask Jesus not to send them out of the country?

That country was inhabited by ‘heathens’, i.e. not Jews, which made it easier for the evil spirits to act. Besides that, they were acquainted with the people in that area, so it was easier for them to take opportunity of the people’s spiritual openings.

Spirits who are connected to a geographical area are called territorial spirits. Mark 5:10 seems to support the theory of territorial spirits.

Mark 5:10
Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.

What is the abyss?

The abyss is a prison for evil spirits, where they are being kept until the end time.

Why did the spirits ask Jesus, not to command them to go into the abyss?

The evil spirits wanted to be free to keep on harassing people. They didn’t want to be tied up, not able to do anything. For a spirit, to be cast out of a person is bad, but for it to be rendered totally harmless is much worse.

Why didn’t Jesus command the spirits to go into the abyss?’

Jesus didn’t command the evil spirits to go into the abyss, because it is our job to do that.

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