The first thing we learn is that demons are personal beings. That is, they display the primary attributes of personality. for example, demons possess intellect.
in the story before us in Luke 8, they recognized Jesus and were able to speak and reason using this man’s voice ( Luke v.28 ). Demons also have emotions.
They begged Jesus not to torment them ( v.28 ). Since demons do not have bodies of their own, the torment they feel would apparently be in the spiritual
or emotional realm. The third aspect of personality we see in demons is that they have a will. In verses 32-33, they expressed their desire to enter
into the herd of pigs that was feeding nearby. We also know that demons have a will because they exercised that will when they chose to follow
Satan in his rebellion. So it’s not surprising that they were able to make a choice here, but note that they had no power to do what they wanted to do
without Christ’s permission. When we see people committing evil, strange, or destructive acts, the usual assumption is that they are insane or
mentally unbalanced. The demoniac of Luke 8 certainly appeared to be insane, even dangerously insane. Living among graves without clothes
is a crazy thing to do. But in reality this man was possessed, not just insane. That’s why when we are dealing with people who have certain emotions,
mental, or spiritual problems, we must consider whether a demonic influence is being exerted on that individual. If we are dealing with a serious
spiritual warfare issue and it is not addressed, then we will never be able to fix what is wrong. The personal nature of demons is important
because they are often portrayed on television shows or in films either as some sort of impersonal evil force or as something make – believe
to be dismissed. It’s part of satan’s deception to cause people not to take him or his hench men seriously. It is important that we know
about satan and his bag of tricks. Spiritual warfare is not a game, it is not something to be played with. These preachers don’t preach
or teach about satan because a lot them are his. They are fooling a lot of people in this world. tune in next week for some more
information about this devil.