For ten cities one of the de couple of cities happen to be located right across the lake here not far from where the graveyard was where the man was possessed with two thousand Devils meaning that the head spirit that was possessing this man knew there were many under his control that were living inside this man spirit and because.
They were many he took on the name Legion you will discover in the New Testament.
That spirits take on the name of the thing that they are responsible for doing to a person for example there were there was a spirit that caused a person to be unable to hear or talk it was called a deaf and dumb spirit there was a spirit that took a young boy in it when it controlled him it would.
Have caused him to have severe seizures as if to take his life we today would call that a seizure but in that day they said my boy is a lunatic now that’s that’s that’s an awful word we would never say that someone was having a seizure would be a lunatic.
But let me go back to the Greek word it’s a Greek word from lunar and the reason that lunatic comes out of a Greek word for lunar is because that they believed it was caused by the moon cycles in.
Other words it’s it’s been proven that when there is a full moon ask any nurse in a hospital more sickness in a mental hospital they will tell you people are more edgy during the full moon and apparently during a full moon there is a different pressure that’s on the earth if that can I be honest with you there are times I don’t do.
This anymore I were to get severe headaches for three days right before a full moon and right after I never understood it till a doctor began to explain to me the gravitational pull and how it changed that cycle changes for three days so.
They believe that these seizures in the Old Testament were caused by the moon now according to Jesus however maybe there was more pressure on the boy maybe neurologically there was something that caused it but according to Jesus it was caused by some kind of a spirit now having said that let me say a couple things to you there are some things that spirits know and.
The spirit world they know this through the fact that they have been here a long time for facts that spirits know that I want you.
To be aware of fact number one is this they know that all men and women have a point of weakness meaning every man and woman has something it may be your temper.
It may be the fact that you are fearful it may be a fact that you battle unbelief but there’s a point of weakness in every person the second thing I want you to know is this he knows how.
To exploit that weakness through what we call pressure now the pressure that Satan uses is what I call intimidation and a lot of times he seeks.
People’s intimidation through what we call prea peer pressure everybody wants to be loved everybody wants to be like nobody wants to have the disfavor of friends so what Satan does is he tries to emphasize.
To you if you will do this even though it’s pressure and you shouldn’t do it you will be more like than you are now you’ll be more favored by people and so he knows how to use what I call the roar of the lion or the intimidation for example I was in Africa and.