Sunday, November 29, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“I have a question, why didn't Jesus allow the demons to tell people who he was wouldn't that help everyone?
Miranda/ Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.
Jesus did “not,” allow demons to speak:
Mark 1:23-26,34 KJV
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, The Holy One Of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
34 And He healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew Him.
Mark 3:11,12 KJV
11 And unclean spirits, when they saw Him, fell down before Him, and cried, saying, Thou art
The Son Of God.
12 And He straightly charged them that they should not make Him known.
Mark 5:1-13 KJV
1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.
2 And when He was come out of the ship, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshiped Him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou
Son Of The Most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
8 For He said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
9 And He asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
10 And he besought Him much that He would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And all the devils besought Him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
Jesus Did Not Allow Unclean Spirits To Speak Because:
1.) Demons are unclean spirits that fell when Satan fell from heaven.
They have been already judged, but their sentence has not for the most part of them, yet been carried out.
Matthew 25:41 KJV
Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
I Timothy 4:1 KJV
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
II Peter 2:4 NLT
For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.
Jude 6 KJV
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
Revelation 12:3,4,7-9 KJV
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 20:10-15 KJV
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
2.) Jesus did not “need,” the testimony of condemned unclean spirits:
Matthew 3:17 KJV
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Matthew 17:5 KJV
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.
John 5:39 KJV
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.
John 8:18 KJV
I am one that bear witness of Myself, and The Father that sent Me beareth witness of Me.
John 15:26 KJV
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from The Father, even The Spirit Of Truth, which proceedeth from The Father, He shall testify of Me:
I John 5:9 KJV
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son.
3.) Because Christ's authority and power was over unclean spirits, He had every right to command their silence.
Matthew 28:18 KJV
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.
Mark 1:27 KJV
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth He even the unclean spirits, and they do obey Him.
John 5:26,27 KJV
26 For as The Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to The Son to have life in Himself;
27 And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is The Son Of Man.
4.) Our Lord had set a time to announce His divinity, and He did not need the help of unclean spirits. Jesus charged men, not to make His presence known. Unclean (rebellious) spirits took no directions from Him, they greatly desired to disrupt His plans and wishes.
Matthew 8:4 KJV
And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Matthew 16:20 KJV
Then charged He his disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus The Christ.
Mark 7:36 KJV
And He charged them that they should tell no man: but the more He charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
Mark 8:30 KJV
And He charged them that they should tell no man of Him.
Mark 9:9 KJV
And as they came down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till The Son Of Man were risen from the dead.
Luke 5:14 KJV
And He charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Luke 8:56 KJV
And her parents were astonished: but He charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
Luke 9:21 KJV
And He straightly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
God gives victory over evil spirits, to His children!
Matthew 10:1,6-8 KJV
1 And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Mark 6:7,13 KJV
7 And He called unto Him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
Luke 9:1 KJV
Then He called His twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Luke 10:19,20 KJV
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
James 4:7 KJV
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
I John 3:8 KJV
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.