A Legion of Demons
Mark 5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
The naked mad man, knew who Jesus was. It was the foul spirit that spoke. Jesus speaks to the spirit: come out of the man, you unclean spirit.
Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Legion, a Roman legion had from 3000 to 6000 men. We do not know how many demons were in him, but there were many, enough to inhabit a great herd of swine.
Mark 5:10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
Send them to hell, as was the fear of the demon who spoke to Jesus in the synagogue.
Mark 1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
Mark 1:24 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.
Demons use bodies to destroy people, to speak false messages and to fight the progress of God's kingdom.
Mark 5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
The Jews hated swine, they were unclean animals to them. Those who owned the swine were Gentiles.
Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
A legion of devils wanted to inhabit the swine, it was not yet time for their judgment.
Mark 5:13 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.
A legion of 2000 swine inhabited by demons went crazy, and killed themselves. One of their job duties was to kill. With the death of the swine, the spirits were free to roam the earth. Perhaps they will entice you or someone you knowto commit suicide? Keep close to God and do not let emotions and thoughts rule you. Jesus is Lord, speak his name out loud in time of need.
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.