Scriptural References Matthew 8:28-32 & Mark 5:1-17.
Lets take Mark 5:1-3 “And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains” (KJV)
THE OTHER ASPECTS OF THE DEMONIAC CONDITION
The Lunatic Dwelleth Away From The Presence of Men
Cain was driven out from the presence of men (away from the presence of God) Gen 4:16 also Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 4:31-33). Adam fell from the realm that God packaged for him and fell to the realm of wild beast. (Any man who is not under the control of the Spirit of God is a beast). The Holy Spirit is the only restrain, the only control over man. Once a man is disconnected from God, he is now given over to passions and unclean spirits.
There is a dark part of man and God wants to bring to light those dark parts. The unclean spirits enters the dark part of man and influences and manipulate his passions. Inflaming it, controlling it. Every time a movie is produced, it is designed towards manipulating something within your soul. Every time God’s word comes to you, it is designed to do something to your soul. So brethren, we must not make light of” the assembling of ourselves together, more so, as we see the day approaching”. God is doing serious business now.
He was exceedingly fierce (perilous)
This Greek word Fierce is used only twice in the bible. It is also used in the book of Timothy and is means perilous. Exceedingly fierce and terrible. These indeed are perilous times. Time dominated by spiritually influences. Some of the manifestations of these times is that men shall be lovers of themselves, more than lovers of God. Through the workings of these spirits men shall not have natural affection, they shall be disobedient to parents (and authority), having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. These are some of the attitudes we find working through the lunatic spirit.
He cried To The Lord
In spite of the fact that this man was, in the mountains (depths of hell) he cried out, a part of him must have been crying out day and night” oh Lord, have mercy on me, the Lord hears the, cries of our hearts. When, you stand up in prayer in fellowship, or at home, God takes note. Naaman had to dip seven times to get full results, every dip was important. God heard the demoniac cry, and Jesus appeared on the scene. As the sons of God cry out for deliverance, God will answer.
The Men Who Kept Swine
Swine are unclean animals. They feed on filth. In this account, there is mention made of men that where keeping swine. They were giving life to uncleanness; they were giving themselves to activities that increased unrighteousness. When for example, a man dabbles with pornography, he is keeping swine. May God give us grace to cast away all typify the spirit of swine off our lives in Jesus name Amen.