Why would Legion, the many demon that took over the man in Mark 5 request not to be sent out of the area? Why preferring to possess animals instead of leaving the area? The demons were afraid of judgement, they did not want to be sent into the abyss, they have gained a foothold in the area, they had to stay even if its in pigs.
The Bible in Revelation 12:7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down, that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
In Revelation 12 verse 12 the scriptures stated “Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you!
Ever since the devil has been owing sway over the earth, pursuing and attacking the seed of The Woman of Revelation 12:13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child….. the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 Then the dragon (Satan) was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus
The request of Mark 5:10 was made to enable them continue their task of waging war on those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.
Who would have thought the demon possessed man was ordained before the foundation of the earth was laid to be an evangelist – Jeremiah 1:5?
We can see the effect of these demonic agent everywhere in individual lives, on pews, pulpits, homes, councils, politics, judiciary, everywhere, with evil laws, evil deeds, counsel and what not spewing out left right and center to trap believers like this man was trapped until Jesus showed up.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!