God Loves Demons Too?

“When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and bowed down before him. Then he cried out with a loud voice, “Leave me alone, Jesus, Son of the Most High God! I implore you by God – do not torment me!” (For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of that man, you unclean spirit!”) Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” He begged Jesus repeatedly not to send them out of the region. There on the hillside, a great herd of pigs was feeding. And the demonic spirits begged him, “Send us into the pigs. Let us enter them.” Jesus gave them permission. So the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs. Then the herd rushed down the steep slope into the lake, and about two thousand were drowned in the lake.” Mark 5:6-13 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/mrk.5.7-13.NET


God the Lord Almighty, present on earth in Jesus the Savior, is dialoguing with demons imploring Him for mercy and begging Him to remain in the area where they are harming people. What does God do in this situation? He accompanies the wishes of the demons. Truly amazing. God loves people more than demons, so He removes their evil presence from inside men. But God seems to love demons too, for they also represent His handiwork as part of His creation which He declared to be good. O, how unfathomable is the love and patience of God. The demons are no good. They only steal, kill, and destroy like their leader, the devil. Yet God allows them to remain around, active in His world, a problem for men to deal with. Like evil men, evil spirits are present and will ultimately be held accountable for their actions. God created the earth and humanity to rule it. This includes binding demons from destruction. As stewards of God’s world, men are required to govern themselves and everything in it according to God’s ways. Passivity in fulfilling this responsibility has resulted in our abuse of the world and the allowance of wanton evil from both men and demons. Focus on our pleasures and pursuits rather than a godly government of ourselves and the world is why so much evil occurs and so little godliness can be seen. We will be held responsible for our obedience to God on the Day He decides to return and recreate all things to their original design by His power. Woe to those who have not surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus and failed to do His work on earth, both for men and angels.

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