Thursday, May 31, 2007

"Legion" Meets LORD II

Ben Witherington III (citing J. Marcus) points out the comedic nuances in the "power-encounter" between "Legion" and Jesus.

In Mark 5:7 the "Legion" screams at Jesus, "Swear to God you won't torture me!"

Well, duh!

Demons asking for God-intervention ("Swear to God...")? And pleading not to be tortured as they speak through a wretched human being who is an incarnation of their tortuous, tormenting work? Who are these idiots?!

Demons can dish it out, but they can't take it. They are twisted, whining babies.

"Boo hoo hoo, Jesus, don't hurt us, please, please, please. We know we are destroying this beautifully-made, image-of-God-bearing person, but please, pretty please, don't destroy us. Boo hoo hoo."

Satan's terror is mostly smoke and mirrors. I'm not down-playing his and his hench-demons hostility and evil work, but, hey, as Martin Luther noted, "...one little word will fell him." J-e-s-u-s.

Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

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9 Comments:

At 5/31/2007 5:57 AM, Blogger flyawaynet said...

Thank you, for the reminder of just how pathetic the devil really is.

 
At 5/31/2007 5:59 AM, Blogger John Frye said...

flyaway,
the whole demonic realm is pathetically despicable...look how they cringe in the Presence of the Strong Man!

 
At 5/31/2007 1:22 PM, Anonymous Bryan Riley said...

I love what it says in Isaiah 14:16-17!

Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: "Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?"

 
At 5/31/2007 1:38 PM, Blogger John Frye said...

bryan,
Thanks. That is a great complementary text.

 
At 5/31/2007 5:46 PM, Blogger Ted Gossard said...

Amen to that!

 
At 6/01/2007 3:58 AM, Blogger John Frye said...

Ted,
Thanks, brother, for the high five!

 
At 6/16/2008 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah it bes fucking hilarious unless YOU bes the one THEY LIVES INSIDE OF.
people who laugh at others' misery bes SICK cold heartless and twisted and WORSE than Satan in that regard because YOU ALL OUGHT TO KNOW BETTER.

 
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