One is different from the others.
Have you ever titled a blog then pull up your notes to begin writing and, wham, subject change. That has happened on this blog. Now I sit working out how to include both subjects into one blog. (I may use this little guy more than once.) >
Think I have it.
In the Gospels Jesus comes across several cases of possession. Mk.3:11 says And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” Others say: "Holy one of God" Mk. 1:24: Lk.4:34. Both of these exclamations identify who Jesus is. Which Jesus didn't want known at the time. Of course later this changes. There is one case the exclamation is different and the reason is interesting. Mk.5:7; Lk.8:28.
“What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” Most High should ring bells or at least make one wonder why the difference?
All the episodes before Jesus was on land claimed by God for Israel. When they crossed the sea to Gaderene Jesus is on Gentile land. Israel was the Holy Land of God everywhere else is unholy land of other gods (wilderness). Remember Tower of Babel and God divided the people then called Abram to go to a land God would give him.(Ge.11:7,8; Ge.12; Deut. 32:7-9) This guy is surprised to see him "what have you to do with me." Jesus is making a statement: I'm not only here to reclaim God's land, Israel, I'm here to reclaim the world - all the land. Thus the exclamation question calling him by name "Jesus, Son of the Most High God?". An Old Testament phrase - Supreme God (OT: Yahweh Most High ); God over all other gods, people, places.
That's what we are doing, every new believer in the world is a poke in the eye to the fallen angels. One more piece of land conquered for God, since we are holy so the land we stand on is holy. I'm going to share some verses I got of "most high" in the new testament. See if you feel what I felt seeing them like this.
Lk. 1:76 And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High, because you will go ahead of the Lord to prepare his way.
Lk.1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.
Lk. 1:35 The Holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Most High will surround you. Therefore, the child will be holy and will be called the Son of God.
Acts 16:17 She would follow Paul and us and shout, "These men are servants of the Most High God and are proclaiming to you a way of salvation!"
Luke 6:35 Rather, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind even to ungrateful and evil people.
Keep the faith, Jesus is risen.
Biblical qoutes from: International Standard Version
Most High is translated from the Hebrew word Elyon. When El is placed before Elyon we have God Most High. As I understand it the term comes from an ancient root word meaning the God of my clan is greater than yours. In fact the God of the Israelite's is above all other gods of the surrounding nations. cf Genesis 14:18-20
VERY interesting! As always, great blog
In answer to your first question/statement in your blog, yes, I have. In fact, since I compose my blogs right on the website rather than copy and paste them from a word processing document, it has happened to me quite a bit. A long time ago we used to be able to edit our title before hitting the publish button and I miss being able to do that.
I have to echo what Beth said. I find this blog VERY interesting. I had never thought about this before. Hmm...