Demons possess a very healthy respect for the Captains of the host
I felt pressed to write and show you how demons perceive the heavenly Captains of the host. We know already from the Old Testament that the Captains of the host were extremely terrible, deposing and embarrassing the spiritual rulers of the kingdom of darkness. Scriptures show that they would cry out in the presence of the Lord Jesus. Here is an account from Mark 5: 6-13:
For he said unto him, Come out of the man, [thou] unclean spirit.
And he asked him, What [is] thy name? And he answered, saying, My name [is] Legion: for we are many.
And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding
And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
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.
Matthew in 8: 29, included some information about this incident that Mark had omitted. This Apostle reported that when the devils saw Jesus arrive on the scene, 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?”
Demons know very well the terror of the Lord and that there is a place of torment waiting them for a specific time. Luke also reported that the devil fell down before the Lord Jesus, loudly begging, “Jesus, [thou] Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not” (Lk 8: 28).
They also begged Jesus not to “command them to go out into the deep” (Lk 8: 31). The word “deep” refers to the“abyssos” or bottomless pit.
Pay close attention to the fact that Jesus and the captains also command demons. After all, they are the creation of the Lord God and the devils know this. After reading this account, I must confess that I chuckle a bit when I read what James said in chapter 2: 19:
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
Here is another example from Matthew 1: 23-25:
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
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.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
Time to go. Blessings and have a great day. The One in you is greater than the ruler of the darkness!