Those who are in the company of the godless attack the godly. Why? Puppetry. Satan pulls their strings to accomplish his will but God is in control and even though the enemy has evil intentions through Atheism, cults, and the occult, the Lord turns it around for His will and for the benefit of those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ.
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
When Satan sends you an Atheist to attack you, unknown to the devil, God has sent him your way so he can hear the Gospel.
The Word of God is very powerful…“For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.–Hebrews 4:12″
Whatever opportunity we get, regardless if they are friendly or not tell them about Christ Jesus. It might be their only chance they have to hear about the Lord
I had a dream today (9/26/2018), hearing a small gentle voice from Jesus while sitting in the kitchen who said to me: “you have clothed Me and gave Me something to drink.”
I immediately knew the passage and the One speaking with me. I responded with “Lord when did I clothed You and give You something to drink?” I didn’t get an answer but I know that the passage in Matthew 25, Jesus tells the group that did it, that they did do it and the other group who didn’t, that they did not do it. He didn’t reply to me because His answer was obvious. That’s what I think.
I wonder why I got that dream from the Lord?
Below are the passages that came to me when Jesus spoke to me in the dream.
34 Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry
and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you took Me in;
36 I was naked and you clothed Me;
I was sick and you took care of Me;
I was in prison and you visited Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?’ 40 “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’
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.
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.