Why Did Jesus Allow The Demons To Enter Into The Pigs?

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Why would Jesus not save the pigs with the man?

Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-17, Luke 8:26-37

Everything that Jesus did was done with purpose.

Insight: Pigs
Under the Old Covenant, was an unclean animal (Deuteronomy 14:8).
In the New Testament, they are illustrated as sin (2 Peter 2:22)

Jesus explained with the illustration of the pigs that those who are unclean (being in sin) will be used and then terminated by the enemy of our souls. 

2 Timothy 2:26

Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil’s trap, having been captured by him to do his will.

Another lesson that Jesus revealed was that with humanity, being created in God’s image means more to Him than animals. Jesus protected the man from being killed by the demons but allowed them to go into the pigs to make it crystal clear how much He loves us.

The demons called themselves Legion, think about that for a moment. A Roman legion was comprised of 5000 men. Demons hate humanity so much that they would go to any length if necessary to destroy us. 

Another reason that many demons went into the man was to make it harder for an exorcist to cast it out, being stronger in numbers. They wanted to make sure that their assignment would be completed but they did not put Jesus in their equation. 

Those who put animals above people have a love that’s twisted. We must be kind to animals but never in any circumstances choose an animal over a person. 

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Why Does The Scripture Say That We Are Good-For-Nothing Slaves?

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Luke 17:10

10 In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are good-for-nothing slaves; we’ve only done our duty.’”

Why did Jesus seem to say that we should have the mentality of being an unworthy slave when doing God’s will?

Jesus is not saying that we should look down on ourselves as being worthless. What He is saying is that we should have an attitude of humility. We are truly unworthy of Jesus’ love through His death and resurrection. He didn’t have to die but His love for us compelled Him to do it.

Jesus wants us to always have a mind of humility so that we would not drift away from Him. Pride shoves dependency on Jesus away and puts it on us.

Those who humble themselves, Jesus exalts.

1 Peter 5:5-6

5 In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because

God resists the proud
but gives grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time

James 4:6

6 But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

The word grace in Greek refers to receiving God’s favor.

Let us always exalt Christ by obeying Him through His Word

The verse above came to my mind today with its own explanation. I believe that the Lord gave it to me to share it. May it bless you as it did me.

Verse by Verse through Revelation (18:6-10)

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6 Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her.

The phrase “Pay her back the way she also paid” refers to justice for the murder of believers and the deception of people in making them believe that they were worshiping the true Living God but in retrospect were worshiping a false god. God’s judgment will pursue those who participated in Satan’s work with double the punishment.


7 As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief, for she says in her heart, “I sit as a queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief.”

This false church lived off of the peoples’ donations and established with it multiple side businesses which supposedly was for God’s work but ended up in their pockets and exalted itself above all others, falsely asserting that judgment will never come to it. She is sadly mistaken. Judgment will come.


8 For this reason her plagues will come in one day—death and grief and famine. She will be burned up with fire, because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.

The phrase “For this reason her plagues will come in one day” means that once God is ready to bring judgment upon the false church. It will come quickly without warning.

The phrase “She will be burned up with fire” gives the idea that just as fire destroys everything completely, the Lord God will wipe it out from the face of the whole earth.


9 The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning.

Sexual immorality is in reference to spiritual decay. Anyone who is directed to leave Jesus Christ for a false Jesus will commit spiritual adultery.

The phrase “lived luxuriously” means that money played a big role in the motivation of deceiving the people.

Anyone who seeks a Jesus other than the Jesus of Holy Scripture without question will end up in the Lake of Fire for all eternity.


10 They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.

The world will witness the destruction of this false religion.

Babylon is not to be taken as a real place but as a spiritual symbol. The reason for this is because of her description and the role she has played in history. Also, for one to commit sexual immorality, one has to be close to the truth or in the truth and who have abandoned the true God for a false one. That would narrow it down to a church that claims to be Christian but denies Jesus through their practices.