- Religion and Philosophy
Jesus said to them, "Go!"
They yelled,"What do you want with us, Son of God? Jesus had just traveled to the other side of the lake, he got out and the first thing that confronted him were these two men, they came out of the grave yard, as soon as they saw it was Jesus they knew who he was, they thought that he had come to punish them, they were scared as to what Jesus was going to do to them, they did not know, but they knew him.
How many of us know who Jesus is? can we recognize him if he came and stood in front of us? would we be scared as to know what would happen?.
The demons that were in the two men knew Jesus from before God tossed out Lucifer from heaven, so they knew who Jesus was, no one had told them since they were on earth, but they did know him, and the punishment they spoke of they also knew what will be happening to them at the end times, how many people now adays don't want to know about the end times, they think that as God is a loving God there will not be punishment, so why did the demons say to Jesus "Did you come to punish us ahead of time?" you can read this in Matthew 8:29.
These two men had demons inside of them, the demons pleaded with Jesus to not harm them, and as there was a herd of pigs near by, the demons said to Jesus "Since you must throw us out send us into the herd of pigs." Jesus said to them,"Go!". and yes they obeyed, how many of us do what Jesus tells us to do ,do we think about it first, or do we right away do it. Jesus spoke to the demons with authority.
When the two men became free from the demons they ran into the near town and told everybody what had happened, as Jesus got near by the towns people begged him to leave, so he went back to the boat and crossed over to the other side of the lake.
As Jesus headed into his own home town, there was a man paralyzed, he was lying on a small bed and some friends were carrying him. Jesus spoke to him and said "Be strong friend, your sins are forgiven"
Many times when we fall ill we say or do things that are not godly and we sin, and wonder why we are not getting any better, but when we look to the reason why we became ill we can see it was most times from what we said or did, in the Bible it states very clear that we are to speak with kindness to others, we are to love others as we love ourselves, we are to treat others as we would like them to treat us, and many times when we don't do what we are told to do this makes us become ill, we can become depressed, we worry and that can make you ill, but when we learn to live by the spoken word we will see big improvement in our way of life.
Thro my life I try to live the way that I read in God's word, when I speak any prayer I speak with authority over what I'm speaking about, the way that Jesus spoke and did things he set the example for us to follow, so why not follow, we can see many great things that Jesus did and spoke over, it did happen.
Jesus spoke to some of the teachers of the law who were standing near by, he said, "I have authority to forgives sins", then Jesus spoke to the paralyze man "Stand up! pick up your bed and go home!" the man stood up and went home, the crowds saw this they had great respect for Jesus, so when some see great things happen in front of them they know it came from Jesus but many think it was magic or some sort of set up, many do not believe even when they see.
As Jesus was leaving the town he saw a man sitting at the tax office, Jesus said to him "Follow Me!" how many hear the voice of Jesus and do nothing about it, is it because they are doing great things in their own eyes, is it because they are having so much fun, is it because they are not sure to what will become of them when their friends find out, but this man just got up and followed Jesus, he did not say can you wait until!!!!!
Jesus came to save the sinners not the 'righteous' people.