THE DEMONIAC WAS, OR IS, YOU
I know, I know, what sort of title is that? The Demonic Was You? Who does Jacob think he is 🙂 In any event, it is true. You either were the DEMONIAC or you ARE the DEMONIAC. Like every story in scripture, it is an allegory ABOUT YOU!
So today I take on LEGION (OH NOOOOOO! Screams the fearful peanut gallery)… Well I am sure many of you have heard the story of the demoniac, named Legion. “I am Legion for I am many” <-insert scary voice.
Many movies have been made about this so called possesed man. Many STORIES have been told about this possessed man. So what and who is this "demoniac".
1And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
First let me point out, about the COUNTRY Jesus came into, a great allegory of OUR JOURNEY. “Gadarenes” in Greek translates into “Reward at the End”. Notice when he enters this “country” IMMEDIATELY he is met by someone COMING OUT OF THE TOMBS. (Jesus dealt with many people coming out of tombs, his flesh body placed in a tomb, and many people he actually called “white washes tombs”.)
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open TOMB; they flatter with their tongue.
He also compared many of the Religious to White washed tombs, looking all clean on the outside but on the inside filled with dead men’s bones… Indeed, many of us have come out of the TOMB of RELIGIOUS IGNORANCE. We walk in those doors and soon we are told we are DEAD in our Trespasses, and that we are SINNERS hellbound, unless we do exactly what they say… And that is of course, to LIVE by the LAW, which was written on STONES. And we end up “cutting” ourselves with these stones. We begin to hate ourselves, we think we are no good, we learn to condemn ourselves for every little thing we don’t do right. We become SPIRITUAL DEAD and wait patiently for someone to rescue us. Because of course, we are told that salvation is “COMING SOON” instead of RIGHT NOW.
But WE WILL learn much about how to be saved, and healed, by the story of the DEMONIAC, which could in fact be a wonderful allegory of everyone of us… Notice what had to FIRST HAPPEN before the Demoniac was HEALED… “He” had to COME OUT OF THE TOMB TO MEET CHRIST… We need to do the same. We need to FIRST COME OUT OF THE TOMB (religious ignorance/vain tradition/man made teachings) and MEET CHRIST/TRUTH.
Today I will focus on the account written in the Book of Luke. And hopefully by the end of this article it will open our eyes to a greater understand of what this story is about. And we will let go of all the spooky things we have believed about it.
Once again, we are about to learn how the story presented in scripture is an ALLEGORY, a PARABLE, a STORY with a Moral to learn. It is, as Jesus says, a MYSTERY. And mysteries are meant to be solved, the truth needs to be revealed. And this story, regardless of how many of you will disagree, is about HUMANITY as a whole. But for the sake of this paper, I am going to write about YOU! That’s right, you either are, or have been, this DEMONIAC. So put down the holy water Father Tom, and stop clinging to that Gold Cross Eunice, because silly superstition has no place at the LADDER. We deal WITH TRUTH here. Well, at least I pray that is what is presented below.
And like always say, I am not the authority on the things of God, God is. So go within, seek God to see if these things be true. Because I could be wrong. I DOUBT IT! But I don’t want anyone to just say, “Hey this makes sense… I want it to resonate in your spirit, and then have each of you ask God, IS THIS TRUE?”
Okay now that I got my disclaimer out of the way, let’s move on shall we?
Now for those of you that are going to say, there was a literal possessed naked man, who broke literal chains, and lived in a literal tomb, and cut himself with literal stones… I say, GET OVER IT ALREADY! These are all SYMBOLS!
Now, granted there may have been some nut running around nude in a tomb, but if that be the case it was only, so the MORAL, and TRUTH, of this STORY can be revealed IN US, TO US, FOR US.
But hey, believe what you want to believe and I am not going to argue over whether or not this story HAPPENED (past tense). Because we are NOT meant to focus on the PAST, unless it is to reveal a PRESENT TRUTH. So don’t look behind you! Look at what is before you.
So choose this day what you will serve, things that literally happened and no longer exist. Which profits you nothing. Or put aside the debate over whether or not things literally happened, and ask God to reveal what these stories mean IN PRESENT TRUTH. This is how we MOVE ON to the HIGH CALLING OF CHRIST.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, FORGETTING those things which are BEHIND, and reaching forth unto those things which are before
Like our mistakes, our glories, we need never look behind. Once we start dealing in what no longer exists (as opposed to seeing in the LIGHT (truth) what it means) we are like Lot’s wife.
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and LOOKING BACK, is fit for the kingdom of God.
It’s time for us to stop with all the vain traditions and beliefs. We need to stop re-creating and re-living what may or may not have literally happened, and move unto perfect understanding.
This essay will show you why we all need to allow the Spirit WITHIN us, to reveal what these “stories” mean, not to recite and re-live these “stories” as if they are literal.
When you are through reading this article, I believe you will SEE (perceive) who and what this Demoniac really is… CARNAL MANKIND!
Don’t believe me, read on as I break this “story” down line by line.
LUKE 8: 26 -And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
The “they” in this story are THOSE in the VESSEL with CHRIST. IS A PICTURE OF US, the BODY OF CHRIST!
But I continue on, Christ had just calmed the WINDS (false doctrines) after being WAKENED out of his SLEEP. This is a picture of THE TRUTH being AWAKENED inside of us and calming all of the fears manmade religion and worldly thinking has placed inside us.
That we henceforth be no more children (Immature on the faith), tossed to and fro, and carried about with every WIND OF DOCTRINE, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.
Here it is easy to see, the WIND is compared to the deciet of CARNAL MAN… This is the GREAT STORM, the disciples (US) need to be SAVED FROM. This storm of LIES, can only come to an end when the CHRIST (TRUTH) within us, is ROUSED FROM SLEEP. (Ressurected from the death of our CARNALITY)
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The instant the TRUTH (CHRIST) is risen in our hearts, we are saved from the MANY LIES religion throws our way. We also learn that we had so little faith.
After this happens, we arrive at a new place, AS we see recorded in this Gospel. The disciples came to The GADARENES, which as I wrote earlier, in the GREEK translates into Gadarenes = “Reward at the END”
Let me translate some other words from STRONGS, for you as well.
LUKE 8: 26 -And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against (On the opposite side) Galilee. (Circuit/Unbroken cycle)
Now, let me place US where the word THEY is, with all the translations in place. And a great mystery unfolds.
And “WE” arrived at a place in (our) lives where (we) understand the REWARD COMES AT THE END of (our) journey. Which is in direct opposition to where we once were (going round and round and round with no hope of finding an end to the hellish storms we face in life/death=our ignorance)
You men of “Galillee” – You people wondering in circles will never find the promise land, until you stop doing what you have always done.
27 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 in any house, but in the tombs.
Yes, like every story in scripture, it is a story about us. We are the VESSEL Christ was asleep in, we are those that WOKE CHRIST UP from within. This is a picture of OUR BEGINNING to understand the TRUTH of who we are, who God is, A GOD NOT TO BE FEARED BUT A GOD WHO LOVES, HEALS, AND FORGIVES.
We begin to understand that all the nonsense religious teachings that told us we were on a one way trip to eternal torture we no longer need fear. We learn the REWARD is found at the END of our journey, and we now find a purpose, no longer trapped in a meaningless cycle/circuit/Galillee.
And when the TRUTH (Holy Spirit/Christ) goes forth, which means (arises) we find ourselves face to face with a “certain Man” – We come face to face with ourself. (The Carnal Man IN us.) The one that had DEVILS a long time… Now a DEVIL is not some spooky monster, see my article on this. A DEVIL is merely a FALSE BELIEF, LIES… The Devil is the FATHER OF ALL LIES, devils WOULD be LIES than wouldn’t they?
We see our NAKEDNESS, as this Demoniac was naked. This is a symbol of living in SHAME. ADAM saw his nakedness and began to FEAR GOD… The Demoniac had the same problem. “Legion” who is MANY. TOO MANY of us, hate ourselves, are ashamed of who we are, and see God as a hateful monster waiting to torture us for all eternity.
But when we EXIT THE TOMB we face CHRIST for the first time. We like the demoniac believe WE WILL BE TORMENTED by Christ. Or Condemned by the Great LIFE AND TRUTH of God, but Christ didn’t come to condemn but to save.
28When 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.
When WE can only see all of our faults, which RELIGION’S FALSE BELIEFS (TOMBS) brainwashed us to FOCUS ON, and not on the TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE WITHIN… When we see the TRUTH, we believe we are so UNWORTHY OF GOD, this is why the DEMONIAC fell down, and screamed, “WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO WITH YOU?” –The STONES of RELIGION we have been CUT WITH, teach us, WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST… They teach that Christ will RETURN (as opposed to being revealed in us) and that CHRIST will KILL AND DESTROY anyone who doesn’t do what those white washed tombs tell you, you have to do. “What have “I” to do with the SON OF THE MOST HIGH?”
At this point in our walk, we are still so IMMATURE in our faith. We can’t possibly grasp who we ARE in CHRIST. We think that we have NOTHING at all to do with CHRIST. Thanks to our RELIGIOUS LEADERS and the WORLD.
“As a child we differ nothing from a slave, THOUGH WE BE LORD OF ALL”
We were taught that Christ condemns, yet NOW we learn that CHRIST did not come to do that. Christ ARISES to SAVE US from our ignorance. That is exactly what Christ does for the DEMONIAC (us in our ignorance). Christ doesn’t TORMENT him as “He/HUMANITY” thinks… NO! He heals!
29(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.)
Our false beliefs had to be driven out. These lies we believed kept us in CHAINS. And when the TRUTH of God RISES in your heart/mind, these lies are driven out indeed. We are tested in the wilderness of this world until every lie is gone. This is a process. You don’t get your Masters Degree from the Master in one simple lesson/revelation. Like the layers of the onion, each stinking lie needs to be peeled away until you get to the sweet core of your being, (I be n God), which is CHRIST.
30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
The TRUTH within, (WHICH IS CHRIST), get’s US to truly question, WHO WE ARE? 30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name?
And in our ignorance, HUMANITY thinks we are MANY SEPERATE BEINGS, as opposed to being ONE PART, ONE BODY, ONE CHRIST. We believed we were seperate from others, because of the MANY LIES (devils) we believed.
In Mark’s account, he says “Legion, for we are many” – these are the MANY demons/lies that afflict us. Look at what the MANY really are… Enemies, Lies, strongholds, Laws, imaginations, etc. DON’T BELIEVE ME, CHECK OUT THE MANY VERSES BELOW ON THE “MANY”.
Consider mine enemies; for they are MANY; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
There are MANY devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were MANY with me.
MANY are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
This is the battle in HEAVEN (within us/kingdom of Heaven is within) taking place. The ENEMIES (lies about God and You) “enemies of God”, have nothing to do with LITERAL MEN AND WOMEN, but the enemy of God, is ANY THOUGHT that exhalts itself ABOVE the truth. These are the MANY LIES, we believed. The MANY thoughts/beliefs we have that keep us BOUND, that make our dwelling place (temple) a tomb (death/ignorance). This is why Christ saves us, from thie ENEMIES/DEMONS/LIES/IMAGINATIONS…
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
Yes, God delivers us all out of our afflictions, which are but for a moment. The question is when the LIES are cast out, where do they go?
31And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the DEEP.
What is this “deep” that these LIES should NOT go?
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very DEEP.
These ARE the works/TRUTHS of the LORD, and his wonders in THE DEEP. When the LIGHT of Christ rises in our heart, we pray to no longer have these LIES in our HEART (Christ’s thoughts are not mans). We want to know the TRUTH no matter what the cost. We don’t want these lies in our thoughts. We pray, “Lord please don’t let me believe lies anymore, please don’t let them take residence in my heart.”
These “devils” are not intelligent beings that are literally having a conversation with Jesus here. It is a picture of how there is no longer a place for these lies IN US. The question then becomes, WHERE ARE THESE LIES (devils) welcome?
32And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Ah, a herd of swine. Now for those who think these are literal PIGS, you have another thing coming. SWINE are filthy animals that eat anything, even their own feces, as well as living in their own filth. SWINE are an allegory for the CARNAL MAN AND WOMAN of the world.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before SWINE, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
SWINE are the lost ignorant masses that have no understanding, discretion, wisdom. They will eat whatever slop (DOCTRINES) is thrown in front of them. They do not discern between what is right/true and wrong/lies.
33Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and were choked.
When the TRUTH rises in our heart, we are set free from all the lies that kept us in the bonds of shame (pictured as nakedness, earlier). We begin to see the LIES in those around us, the many religious lost.
The LIES that once possessed us (we believed) we now see in so many others. And we realize they will DIE (continue in their ignorance) the longer they are possessed (believe) by them.
In this account we see them, RUNNING VIOLENTLY toward the SEA… And what is the SEA again people? (The unrepentant, ignorant thinking of carnality, death and hell)
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
There is no LIFE in the SEA. This is why JESUS walked ABOVE it, he NEVER fell in like Peter did (That dirty SINNER lol). Jesus FISHED men out of the SEA, as shall we. WE MUST FISH MEN OUT OF THE IGNORANCE OF THE WORLD AND RELIGION. “I will make you fishers of mankind”
So of course, once the SWINE believe these lies, they would run for the SEA. IT IS WHERE THE DEAD DWELL (where the ignorant exist).
The good news is ONE DAY, there will be no more SEA.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Like the Demoniac in this “story” when we no longer look above for Heaven or below our Feet for the Earth (Physical 1st heaven and earth) a NEW HEAVEN and NEW EARTH opens up to us, a NEW UNDERSTANDING AND TRUTH WITHIN. When this happens, there will be no ignorance, there will be no place for DEATH.
But back to the rest of the story.
34When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
This happens to many of us today, as well. Once we are delivered from the bondage of religious and worldly chains, once we RETURN TO OUR RIGHT MIND (The Mind of Christ). We flee from Babylon and all of its beliefs. And when the Religious leaders of the world SEE that we have been released from the bondage of their lies, they DEPART from us. They want nothing to do with us.
Try telling any legalistic Priest, Pastor, Evangelist, Rabbi, Iman, etc that that God will deliver everyone, and has a plan and purpose for everyone, and will make “EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN IT’S TIME”. You will see how quickly he departs from you, or asks you to depart. And so is the same for us, the FORMER Demoniac.
We were once blind, lost, dead in our ignorance. Then Christ rose, the Truth inside of us, cast out the lies. We saw others in the world who SWALLOWED these very same lies whole. And when those that FEED THEM (Shephard/Pastor them), when the swines RELIGIOUS LEADERS see we are in our RIGHT MIND… they get scared.
And why wouldn’t they? The Day of the Lord is a scary day! When the TRUTH comes, it shows you everything you once believed is a lie. Many don’t want to give up their man made churches and temples, many don’t want to give up their vain traditions and beliefs. They would rather remain with the pigs then with the Truth.
35Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
And the same will happen to you. If you understand the words of this paper, than you have been delivered as the Demoniac.
The Christ In You will begin to shine bright. But you MUST remember, many, many, many are NOT where you now are. That doesn’t make you better, it just means you are where you are and they are where they are. We are not to make judgments against the unbelievers, we are to love them and understand that they are limited for the moment in their understanding.
So if you are kicked out of your churches or temples or mosques for your new understanding. Leave without a fight. Don’t get upset, don’t be hurt, PRAISE GOD FOR IT!
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
You have been set FREE from the YOLK of religious LIES (DEVILS). Don’t allow yourself to be entangled in it again. The Truth In You has no place with the Lies of Religious Man. So leave when asked, as Christ left.
37Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear
Now here is the good news, THE FEAR OF THE LORD is the BEGINNING of WISDOM. Remember the SOWER scattered the SEED everywhere. Even in places most would think the SEED would NEVER grow.
Even though your one time brothers and sisters in Church, may reject you. The TRUTH has still been planted in their hearts by your witness. And God’s word does not return void.
So rejoice if you are rejected or persecuted for being delivered from the many lies that kept you bound and existing in death (ignorance)…
The TRUTH WITHIN you is a GREAT LIGHT that will draw all mankind, once it is LIFTED UP WITHIN YOU.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
And isn’t that exactly what happened in this “story”?
Once you raise the TRUTH (CHRIST) up from your SOULISH NATURE, ALL will be drawn.
38Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
For the moment, it may seem that your new found understanding is falling upon deaf ears. For the moment, you may be attacked by others, torn down, mocked, but soon what Christ has done will be PUBLISHED (remembered) throughout the whole CITY and those that, for the moment, act as your enemy will soon return to greet you as a friend.
Peace to you all,