Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Demon-Possessed Man: Confessions of a Demonic

Luke 8:30-31 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him. And they begged him repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

Well, it's done. My oldest daughter got her driving permit this weekend. Her dad took her down to the DMV and she passed her test. She was so excited. The rule is already established though - that when she does drive, it will only be with daddy. Because I don't think I can handle that stress. I figured if I just let Danny have that responsibility, I know she'll learn how to be a good driver and that will be something left in his hands and I won't have to worry about it. When the time comes, she'll just be able to drive and I'll deal with it then.

I guess I have the same attitude with the book of Revelations. I've mentioned this before - I'm not an avid reader of this book. I don't understand it, it stresses me out and makes me anxious - so I've decided I'm just going to let God handle it and I won't have to worry about it. When the time comes, He'll be in control and I'll deal with it then.

How does this all link up to the above verse? Because even the demons know what's going to happen to them. I had to delve a little into the book of Revelations to see what they're talking about. Why would they beg Jesus not to send them into the Abyss? How would they even know that to be an option? Jesus doesn't mix any words up here. He doesn't sugar-coat anything or soften the blow. There will come a day when God's army will fight against Satan and his demons - God tells us the outcome, He wins. I want to make sure I'm on the winning team.

3 wonderful insights:

Edie said...

It's good to be on the winning team.

I began my study of the Bible in the book of Revelation. I have been thinking it may be time to revisit it. I'm currently reading a book called Future Hope - A Jewish Christian Look at the End of the World. It very interesting actually.

Have a great weekend Dorothy!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Good one! And wow, driver's permit! Yikes!
Much love,

Greg C said...

Sign me up for that team also. I am trying hard to be drafted.

As far as the driving, we are in phase two, The Manual transmission.