posted on Jan, 19 2014 @ 05:18 PM
There is a passage of scripture that tells us what a certain group of demons said when be expelled by Jesus:
(Luke 8:27-33) . . .But as he got out onto land a certain man from the city who had demons met him. And for a considerable time he had not worn
clothing, and he was staying, not at home, but among the tombs. 28 At the sight of Jesus he cried aloud and fell down before him, and with a loud
voice he said: “What have I to do with you, Jesus Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29 (For he had been ordering the
unclean spirit to come out of the man. For over a long time it had held him fast, and he was repeatedly bound with chains and fetters under guard, but
he would burst the bonds and be driven by the demon into the lonely places.) 30 Jesus asked him: “What is your name?” He said: “Legion,”
because many demons had entered into him. 31 And they kept entreating him not to order them to go away into the abyss. 32 Now a herd of a
considerable number of swine was feeding there on the mountain; so they entreated him to permit them to enter into those. And he gave them permission.
33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered into the swine, and the herd rushed over the precipice into the lake and drowned.
There is another passage as well, of the demons talking to some Jews who tried to expel them:
(Acts 19:13-16) . . .But certain ones of the roving Jews who practiced the casting out of demons also undertook to name the name of the Lord Jesus
over those having the wicked spirits, saying: “I solemnly charge YOU by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Now there were seven sons of a certain
Sce′va, a Jewish chief priest, doing this. 15 But in answer the wicked spirit said to them: “I know Jesus and I am acquainted with Paul; but who
are YOU?” 16 With that the man in whom the wicked spirit was leaped upon them, got the mastery of one after the other, and prevailed against them,
so that they fled naked and wounded out of that house.
In any event, the expelling of demons in our time is not a sign of having divine approval. In fact Jesus said that many religious leaders of our day
would, on his coming, tell Jesus that they expelled demons and performed many powerful works in Jesus' name. And Jesus will then tell these
religious hypocrites to get away from him and calls them "workers of lawlessness" people whom Jesus never knew:
(Matthew 7:22, 23) . . .Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and
perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew YOU! Get away from me, YOU workers of
No Christians today have the power to expel demons. If a religious leader thinks they can they are just being mislead by Satan the Devil:
(2 Corinthians 11:13-15) . . .For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no
wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep
transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works.
Yes indeed, their end will be according to their works. The "man of lawlessness" is the clergy of Christendom. And soon Jehovah will bring about
Also, speaking in tongues is not a sign of divine approval. The gift of speaking in tongues was done away with in the first century. And the
speaking in tongues served a two-fold purpose. To show people that Christians had divine approval. That it had moved away from the Jewish system of
things that rejected his son and nailed him to the torture stake, and it helped in spreading the good news to people who spoke different languages.
Yes, those who spoke in tongues spoke languages that were common so others could get the good news:
(Acts 2:6-11) . . .So, when this sound occurred, the multitude came together and were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own
language. 7 Indeed, they were astonished and began to wonder and say: “See here, all these who are speaking are Gal·i·le′ans, are they not?
8 And yet how is it we are hearing, each one of us, his own language in which we were born? 9 Par′thi·ans and Medes and E′lam·ites, and the
inhabitants of Mes·o·po·ta′mi·a, and Ju·de′a and Cap·pa·do′ci·a, Pon′tus and the [district of] Asia, 10 and Phryg′i·a and
Pam·phyl′i·a, Egypt and the parts of Lib′y·a, which is toward Cy·re′ne, and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cre′tans
and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our tongues about the magnificent things of God.”
Also, if no one in attendance could understand the tongue that was being spoken, the scriptures commanded them to keep silent, because at that point
it was doing no good:
(1 Corinthians 14:27, 28) . . .And if someone speaks in a tongue, let it be limited to two or three at the most, and in turns; and let someone
translate. 28 But if there be no translator, let him keep silent in the congregation and speak to himself and to God.