The King’s Authority Over Evil
We have seen Jesus the King as He has dealt with physical ailments, sicknesses, diseases, and our infirmities. We have seen Him deal with the storm which came up at sea which could, itself, have been generated by supernatural means, through the demons we see in our text. It is only my supposition to think it was of supernatural means, and I think a good supposition due to the fear of the four fishermen who were on the boat of the previous verses. If it was not supernatural, then, it was one of the fiercest storms they had ever encountered.
JESUS IS MET BY TWO WHO ARE POSSESSED BY DEMONS (v. 28).
* Two people all the other people feared and would take long walks around where they dwelt.
* Two people who were in bondage; who actually were crying for help from within their souls.
THE FALLEN ANGELS KNOW WHO JESUS IS AND PLEAD WITH HIM FOR A REPRIEVE (vv. 29-31).
* These demons recognize their Creator who cast them out of heaven.
* They still despise Him, though they may show some humility to Him, recognizing His superiority over them.
MATTHEW’S GOSPEL RECORDS JESUS ONLY SPEAKING ONE WORD, AND THAT WORD IS “GO.” (v. 32).
* Jesus’s word “Go” to these fallen angels was to depart from the tormented souls of these individuals.
* The Christian is commissioned to “Go”, and tell, and deliver the lost from the torment of evil.
THE OWNER’S OF THE PORK STRONGLY URGE JESUS TO LEAVE (vv. 33-34).
* This whole event is about the deliverance of people who have been in bondage to evil.
* What is of more importance pigs and/or possessions or the lives of human beings?
-Tim A. Blankenship