PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 8:26-33
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“’Legion,’ he replied, because many demons had gone into him.” (Luke 8:30)
What people called ‘demons’ then might now be called ‘hearing voices’ or ‘intrusive thoughts’.
A person like this man might today to be said to have a mental illness.
But what really is going on inside of this man, or all of us for that matter?
The bible word for angel is ‘messenger’, an invisible voice that sometimes appears.
Their message might be positive (good spirit) or negative (evil spirit).
Human imagination in history made these messengers into winged or horned creatures.
But all we know is that they are invisible voices that somehow speak to us.
I believe all of us hear these messengers either as good or bad thoughts.
If we dwell too long on the bad ones, they can take over us… possess us.
This man gives voice to the many voices in his head that disturb him.
They are legion, like the armies of Rome, possessing and controlling his life.
Are the thoughts or voices in your head healthy or unhealthy, good or bad?
Our world today is possessed by many unhealthy thoughts and voices, ruining lives.
It makes me wonder: are we possessed by bad thoughts and voices about demons?
Lord, our comic book caricatures of angels and demons blind us to the legion of voices oppressing and possessing us. May your voice speak truth into our minds and hearts, to expose and rescue us from the lies we believe!