What We Learn From Yeshua (Jesus) Casting Out Demons
Here’s how it happened:
The following is a brief example proving that Satan and his horde know God and Messiah far better than most contemporary Christians and Christianized Messianics. Furthermore, unlike contemporary Christians and Christianized Messianics, those emissaries of evil know that Messiah is definitely not “God in the flesh.”
Matthew 8:29 (CJB)
29 They screamed, “What do you want with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”
Parallel verses, among many, can be found below. I have them listed so that they can be linked to BibleGateway.com in which the King James Version is referenced; however, you can utilize whatever Bible version you prefer.
Even though these verses say the same basic thing, it is interesting to note the words used to describe the event, and the quotes from the demons.
Here’s what we know:
The demons all knew exactly who Yeshua (Jesus) was, and they never addressed him as God, or even hinted that Yeshua (Jesus) is/was God. They all recognized Yeshua (Jesus) as the son of God – not God: The Son.
Please do not miss the following crucial fact.
There is not one single example of the many recorded examples of Yeshua’s casting out of demons where the demons ever even hinted that he is/was God. Not one!
Using the King James Version to analyze the above verses, the demons addressed Yeshua (Jesus) as:
- The Holy One of God
- The Son of God
- The Son of the Most High God
- The Messiah (Christ)
- The Son of God Most High
As a matter of fact, in Mark 5:7 the demon actually appeals to Yeshua (Jesus) in the name of God. Which clearly shows that the demon knew of the distinction between God, in whose name he made his appeal, and Yeshua (Jesus). The demons obviously realized that Yeshua (Jesus) is not the God.
Don’t you think the demons knew who Yeshua (Jesus) was? Do contemporary Christians and Christianized Messianic theologians want us to believe the demons were simply unaware of the Trinity, or didn’t know Yeshua was God?
Obviously, unless one has an extremely fanciful imagination, one must admit that the demons gave no indication whatsoever that they considered Yeshua (Jesus) to be God. They certainly did realize he was the Messiah, and the Son of God, but they did not show the slightest indication that they considered him to be God. The reason for their seeming omission of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) God-status was as simple as the reason you know your spouse to be an entirely different person from your child – and to address them as one and the same would be ludicrous.
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