The inheritance we receive and the inheritance we leave are inseparable. We are either passing down blessings or cursing. Your cattle will turn into pigs. The inheritance they chose was fleeting. When we choose our inheritance, it has a generational effect. Doing what was comfortable led to their destruction.

– Reggie Black

Inheritance Pt. 4

Sunday July 24, 2016 at 10:30am
Speaker: Pastor Reggie Black
From the “Inheritance” series. Sermon 4 of 4

Luke 8:26-31 – Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice 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 commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. 30 Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

Our Inheritance

  • The inheritance we receive and the inheritance we leave are inseparable
  • We are either passing down blessings or cursing


Luke 8:32-33 – Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. 33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.

  • Your  cattle will turn into pigs
    • Pigs were forbidden by the law of God
    • Earthly possessions are worthless

Luke 8:34-37 – When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. 36 They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed. 37 Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenes[e] asked Him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. And He got into the boat and returned.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Always Go With God’s Plan

  • The inheritance they chose was fleeting
  • When we choose our inheritance, it has a generational effect
  • Doing what was comfortable led to their destruction