Palls of Jesus called disciples were traveling with him, when he decided that they should take a water route to get from were they were, to were Jesus wanted to go. So the boys said, okay, and they boarded a boat and set sail. Jesus settled down to get some sleep, when suddenly a storm over took them putting every one in jeopardy. So they did the usual, by waking Jesus from his sleep. Saying, “Master we perish,” So Jesus got up, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was calm. After Jesus scolded them for there lack of faith. In fear they said one to another, “What manner of man is this! For he commands even the winds and waters, and they obey him.” (scriptural text:Luke 8:22-25).
Why the storm? Because the devil might have suspected that Jesus was on his way to help us understand some truths not easily understood. The two had been quarreling for centuries. Ever since the serpent convinced the woman that it was okay to ignore God’s edict, when He said to her, “But of the tree which is in the midst of the garden you shall not eat nor shall you touch it lest you die.” (scriptural text:Genesis 3:3. Unraveling a scriptural prophecy which haunts the world to this very day. When God declared, “And I will put enmity between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heal.” (scriptural text:Genesis 3:15). God declared that enmity would be between Satan and his seed, fallen man. Including natures elements like bodies of water. Challenging the seed of the virgin Mary, Jesus, fallen man’s redeemer. The storm was another attempt by the Satan to bruise the heel of Jesus. But instead, Jesus rebuked the storm sparring His disciples from a likely death. And in so doing serving figuratively here as their redeemer. And illustratively bruising the head of Satan. Which here serves, as His supremacy of dominance, enlightenment, and deliverance for those savvy enough to grasp the deeper message of the aforementioned texts. And the saints said, praise God. Amen!
Well that’s just the beginning for even devils fear and obey him. But to get a grip on all this we have to look at some other scriptures. We have this interesting scripture, “The beast that you saw, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition.” (scriptural text:Revelation 17:8a).
The bottomless pit is a term peculiar to the book of Revelation. And this what we know about it, And the fifth angel sounded, “And I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth. And to him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.” (scriptural text:Revelation 9:1-2).
In addition to human life forms from the aforementioned scripture. There is a locust/human life form which is very destructive. But given set limits, as to the death that they bring about. (scriptural text:Revelation 9:3-5). For those interested in insect, animal characteristic humanness read verses 7-11. But all that is for another day because our focus today is on the beast that ascended from that bottomless pit.
This we know from those scriptures the bottomless pit is a place of controlled confinement. And anything let loose is monitored and controlled. We are told that the beast is destined for perdition which will be explained later on. He will not be alone, as he will have the company of two others.
Jesus, and his disciples having survived their ordeal on the high seas. Finally settling in with a community of Gadarenes, Jesus was met by a man, who had problems with devils. He wore no clothes and didn’t live in a house. Instead he lived a graveyard and housed himself within tombs. (scriptural texts:Luke 8:26-27).
When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him. And cried with a loud voice. Saying, “What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of God most high? I beg you do not torment me!” (scriptural text:Luke 8:28).
For he (Jesus) had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles. And he broke the bonds, and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. (scriptural text:Luke 8:29).
Discourse: While dwelling within this man, that man was controlled and subservient to his host, a demon. Who forced him to suffer and endure a cruel lifestyle. To the extent that when he broke free of his captor. The demon chased him into the wilderness. A place still not of his own choosing. Therefore, the demon still was in control of this man.
Jesus had the power to withdraw this demon out from that man. And immediately, the demon recognized Jesus. But making it clear that he wanted nothing to do with Jesus, of whom with certainty, he knew all about. The demon acknowledges the supremacy of Jesus, by placing himself, bowed at the feet of Jesus. And the saints, again said, praise God. Amen!
But this demon makes this rather peculiar, and enlightening request of Jesus. Asking, “I beseech you, torment me not! Why? Because this demon didn’t want Jesus to return him to the bottomless pit. From whence it and the other demons that had tormented this man had emerged from.
And Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion because many demons were entered into him.” And they begged him that he not command them to go into the abyss. (scriptural texts:Luke 8:30-31).
Discourse: The other demons had joined the one as he spoke. Begging not to sent back to the abyss, by the very authoritative command of Jesus. It’s that one word, abyss, where awareness is gained that the abyss references the bottomless pit. Note: The beast that you saw, and is not shall ascend out of the bottomless pit. (scriptural text:Revelation 17:8a).
How horrible is that deep bottomless pit? And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain. And they besought him that he would suffer them to enter them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine. And the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. (scriptural text:Luke 8:32-33).
Discourse:Those devils preferred that option, as opposed to being sent back to the deep or the bottomless pit.
Some concluding refreshers. This scripture tells us of our yesterdays, our today and tomorrows. And there are seven kings, five are fallen, one is and the other is not yet to come. And when he comes, he must continue for a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and he is of seven that goes into perdition. (scriptural text:Revelation 17:10-11).
Discourse:We arrive at a place in history preordained by God. Where God wanted a particular age, ours to discern current world events. The key is to identify the sixth beast, who would continue for short space. That beast is Pope Benedict XV1/Pope Francis. In order to determine the eighth beast, we have to identify their predecessor, who was the sixth beast. Because, he is also the eighth beast. Easy to identify because Benedict’s/Francis’ predecessor was Pope John Paul 11. With that beast being the one that was, and is not, even he is the eighth. And he with the other seven will go into perdition.
John Paul 11, has been confined in the Abyss or the bottomless pit. If he is the eighth, and could beÂ the incarnation of Pope Francis his power will be far more authoritative and abusive than what we learned about devils from this discussion. Because, he will be the dreaded false prophet. And this son of perdition, and the anti-Christ, along with the devil. Who instigated all terror from the past, till now and to the end, will find this habitat as there’s forever. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. Where the the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented, day and night, forever, and ever. (Scriptural text:Revelation 20:10).
Discourse: Or we could have this scenario with the deaths of Popes Benedict XV1/Francis. Know that those sons of perdition have foundÂ a new residency among friends within the Abyss or bottomless pit. Exiting will be another son of perdition, Pope John Paul 11. But this time he’ll appear as, Petrus Romanus or Peter the Roman. And the devil in him, will manifest the beloved attributes of Pope John Paul 11. But this time with great signs of wonderment, so that all the world once again wondered after him.