Gene Benjamin II
ONE DEMON-POSSESSED MAN
ONE DEMON-POSSESSED MAN
All Scriptures taken from the Son Of Man Bible, SOMB.bblx e-Sword Bible program module. Original work at www.door43.org. Son Of Man Bible e-Sword module (SOMB.bblx and SOMB.bbli), The Word module (SOMB.ont), and MySword module (SOMB.bbl.mybible), were created and edited by Gene Benjamin II. These Bible modules are available for download on PC, Apple, Android, and other Linux devices from www.biblesupport.com and www.wordmodules.com. On biblesupport.com do a search for “Unlocked Literal Bible 9” then scroll down, and on wordmodules.com do a search for “Son Of Man Bible” then scroll down. Email me at anapto2 at gmail dot com to receive a Son Of Man Bible in .rtf or .pdf format with hyper-link Table of Contents, or to receive my chronology spreadsheet that ties directly to the SOMB.
Mark 5:1-20, “They came to the other side of the sea, to the region of the Gadarenes. 2And immediately when Yeshua was getting out of the boat, a man with an unclean spirit came to him from the tombs. 3The man lived in the tombs. No one could restrain him anymore, not even with a chain. 4He had been bound many times with shackles and with chains. He tore the chains apart and his shackles were shattered. No one had the strength to subdue him. 5Every night and day in the tombs and in the mountains, he cried out and cut himself with sharp stones. 6When he saw Yeshua from a distance, he ran to him and bowed down before him. 7He cried out with a loud voice, “What do I have to do with you, Yeshua, Son of Most High Yahuwah? I beg you by Yahuwah himself, do not torment me.” 8For he had been saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.” 9And he asked him, “What is your name?” And he answered him, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” 10He begged him again and again not to send them out of the region. 11Now a great herd of pigs was there feeding on the hill, 12and they begged him, saying, “Send us into the pigs; let us enter into them.” 13So he allowed them; the unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs, and they rushed down the steep hill into the sea, and about two thousand pigs drowned in the sea. 14And those who were feeding the pigs fled and reported what had happened in the city and in the countryside. Then many people went out to see what had happened. 15Then they came to Yeshua and they saw the formerly demon-possessed man, who had had the Legion, sitting down, dressed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 16Those who had seen what happened to the formerly demon-possessed man told them what had happened to him and also concerning the pigs. 17And they began to beg him to leave their region. 18And when he was getting into the boat, the formerly demon-possessed man begged him that he may go with him. 19But he did not allow it, but he said to him, “Go to your house and to your people, and tell them what the Sovereign did for you, and what mercy he gave you.” 20So he went away and began to proclaim the great things that Yeshua had done for him in the Decapolis, and everyone was amazed.”
This is a beautiful story of deliverance from demons by Yeshua while he was ministering up north of Galilee, in the Decapolis area of Syria. Well, this great story is repeated in Matthew 8:28-34. Here is verse 28 from the KJV, “And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.” Notice that the King James states there were two who were possessed by demons, but Mark stated there was only one person. I will show my translation of these verses from the Son Of Man Bible further down in this post. What we’ve had for about 2,000 years is what appears to be a contradiction, one synoptic gospel states one man, the other synoptic gospel states two people. What’s going on here?
My wife and I caught a part of Perry Stone’s TV program Friday night. Wow, very interesting. I have read the Bible for about 60 years and never noticed the difference between Matthew 8:28-34 and Mark 5:1-20. But since Mark was written first, we know there was only one demon-possessed man. We know there are no contradictions in the Bible, only sometimes there appears to be contradictions; we just need more inspiration and explanation. So, Matthew must have had more insight into this person by the time he wrote Matthew 8. I did notice that Mark used the word for man = anthropos, Strong’s # 444, in verse 2. Matthew DID NOT use that same word. He used word Strong’s # 1417, “duo,” but he never used the word anthropos in verse 28 or 33. I appreciate Perry’s alternate interpretation of possibly two events in the same place on the same day, but the Father downloaded a solution to my mind as I was falling asleep Saturday night, or while I was asleep, I don’t know exactly when. The person in Matthew 8:28 was a two-natured/two-personality/multi-personality/bi-polar disorder type individual! The demon-possessed man exhibited at least two distinct personalities/faces/natures to the outside world. When he could get ahold of his mind he manifested his normal regular human nature. When the demons were controlling him, he manifested the demonic nature. Below is how I’ve fixed the translation of Matthew 8:28-34 to better reflect the poor fellows experience and personality.
Matthew 8:28-34, “When Yeshua had come to the other side and to the country of the Gadarenes, a two-natured person controlled by demons met him, coming out of the tombs, very violent, so that no traveler could pass that way. 29Behold, they cried out and said, “What do we have to do with you, Son of Yahuwah? Have you come here to torment us before the set time?” 30Now a herd of many pigs was there feeding, not too far away from them. 31The demons kept imploring Yeshua and saying, “If you cast us out, send us away into that herd of pigs.” 32Yeshua said to them, “Go!” The demons came out and went into the pigs; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep hill into the sea and they died in the water. 33Those who had been tending the pigs ran away, and they went into the city and reported everything, especially what had happened to the two-natured person who had been controlled by demons. 34Behold, all the city came out to meet Yeshua. When they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.”
I take no credit for the new translation, it all came straight from the throne room of Yahuwah. I could never think up stuff like this, I’m not smart enough.
The American nation and the whole world is being overrun with demons today. If you come across someone suffering from demon possession or just demon oppression, bind that evil spirit and cast it out of the person. Be bold, you have the power and the authority living inside of you in the person of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. Just plead the blood of Yeshua against those demons, they hate the blood of Yeshua. Beat them up with it!!