Beware of Daimons (Devils)
Mark 5:12 -
And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
In today's scripture the devils which were inside the man possessed with a legion request Jesus to allow them to enter into the swine.
It was interesting when I search up the Greek word which is translated as devils. The Greek word here is the word 'Daimons' which comes from the word 'Daio' which means 'one who distributes fortune'.
Firstly there is no doubt these were evil spirit yet we see the Bible uses a name like daimond for them. This Greek word was used for gods or deities specifically to those who were inferior and worked under the main gods, both good and evil. The correct translation in some Bibles is demons and not devils (the name used for Satan(s) or He-goat god). Demons are similar to what Hindus mythology call as devas. It is only the Bible which shows them in bad light while all other religions show them as good, even Islam calls them genie and says there are some among them who are good and whose help can be taken to go to heaven or quicken our work here on earth.
In the Bible they as clearly exposed. They are the fallen angels whose angelic powers were taken away before the floods of Noah.
When Lucifer the cherub along with the Beast revolted against the plans of God and disobeyed Him by bringing man to sin, God restricted their entry to the Upper Heavens by putting Cherubs and a Flaming Sword in the path.
Although the angelic powers of these spirits are taken away yet they do have some powers and 2 Cor 4:4 states them as 'gods of this world who blinded the minds of those who do not believe'. They do not really rule this world for they do not have any power in any levels of the Kingdom of God, not even in Hell. But they rule the corrupt understanding of the people of this world and since God has given man dominions on this level of the Kingdom of God thus through man they rule this world. The more man rejects them the less the control they will have on this world. They fear man who has the knowledge of Truth in him like Jesus did.
It is interesting to note like God blesses us with prosperity so also these spirits have the power to give fortune. There is a very thin line between the fortunes which God blesses us and the fortune which these spirits bless man with and that thin line is 'purpose'.
All what God gives has a purpose and everything that He give builds us in Him and does not take us away from Him. But on the other hand the fortune which these demons bless with gratifies the flesh and the earthly desires of man and thus takes us away from the Kingdom of Heaven. If we have riches or anything in excess, which gets us attached to it and takes our eyes away from God then we need to ask ourselves who gave these riches to us?
Jesus warns us we cannot serve two masters God and Mammon which means wealth. It is not the fortune which comes from God but that which comes from the demons. When we understand this we also understand why the unbelievers have access to the riches of this world. It only happens when we do not exercise our spiritual powers and bind the powers of these demons. This we should not do so that we have these riches but that the shine of God given riches may be more in this world.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are light and every things You do has purpose to prosper. The prosperity You give has purpose to better us and bring us more and more towards You and your Glorious Seat. Lord this world loves prosperity but sadly they are fooled by the worldly prosperity given by demons. The prince of the air which means vanity blesses his child and tempts your children also so as to destroy them. Lord, help us discern things given by You and things that come from demons. Help us not to get attached to worldly things and be destroyed but help us to bless others and change all that of Satan by putting them to good use...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
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