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Summary: Jesus encountered a demoniac in the country of the Gerasenes/Gadarenes. Demons in close association with people leave their mark upon humanity. What is the legacy of demonic influence? ...of demons in close association with people? Part 2 of a 3-part ser

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LEGION’S LEGACY—Part II—Luke 8:26-39

Jesus encountered a demoniac in the country of the Gerasenes/Gadarenes.

Demons in close association with people leave their mark upon humanity.

What is the legacy of demons in close association with people?

Legion’s Legacy is...

1. SQUALOR DRIVEN(:27)

2. AUTHORITY DRIVEN(:28-29)

3. SEIZURE DRIVEN(29)

4—Legion’s Legacy is

COMPANION DRIVEN(:29-30)

—Explanation:(:29-30)

:29—“For He had been commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; & he was bound with chains & shackles & kept under guard; & yet he would burst his fetters & be driven by the demon into the desert.”

:30—“And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him.”

“Legion”—A body of soldiers whose number differed at different times—From over 3000 to 6000 men.

Of one mind so that one can speak as all.

‘Misery loves company’—

‘In league together’—Satan is missionary too!

—Argumentation:

1Cor. 15:33—“Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

Isa. 1:23—“Your rulers are rebels, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe, And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.”

—Illustration:

Mothers know the danger of the wrong companions for their children/COMPANION DRIVEN

Dogs in pack/COMPANION DRIVEN

Charcoal/Lone coal goes out/Together brighter & hotter & accomplish more/COMPANION DRIVEN

—Application:

?You COMPANION DRIVEN?—Sin rule your life?

OR

?You a COMPANION of Jesus & His Saints?

?You living Legion’s Legacy?

5—Legion’s Legacy is

DESTINY DRIVEN(:31)

—Explanation:(:31) Abyss

:31—“And they were entreating Him not to command them to depart into the abyss.”

“The Abyss”—abussoV—Bottomless, unbounded.

Rev. 20:3—“& threw him[Satan] into the abyss, & shut it & sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.”

Rev. 9—A demon will release demonic forces held in the “Bottomless pit/Abyss” to torment mankind.

Jude 1:6—“6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.”

“Abyss” is a temporary holding place keeping the worst of the worst away from mankind.

—Argumentation:

1Cor. 15:54-57—“But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, & this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, & the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

—Illustration:

Determination to be a godly influence on children/Devotes her all to her children sacrificially/DESTINY DRIVEN

A Mother is concerned about her children’s destiny!

—Application:

?You DESTINY DRIVEN?—Sin rule your life?

OR

?Your DESTINY in Jesus’ hands?


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