Matthew 8:28-34

28When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes,[d] two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. 29“What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”

30Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”

32He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. 33Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. 34Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

One response to “Matthew 8:28-34

  1. He did not have to battle these spirits, they knew His authority. They knew His authority over them because of the dominion that He claimed over creation. We have been given power in the natural and the spiritual. Our faith limits our ability to claim authority over the things that we battle. It is our faith, and the exercise of it, that allows us help others and to battle evil.

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