DEMONS: WHAT ARE THEY?

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:41 KJV “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels”:

The topic of demons, is a very important one for every Christian as well as the non-Christian to know. Demons are spirit beings subjected to the will of Satan their master. Their activities are primarily to influence humans in every negative way, and ultimately send them to hell. Hell, according to our key scripture was prepared for the devil and his angels, and not for mankind. (Human spirits who refuse Christ to be Lord of their lives, would ultimately end up there)

The Bible uses a number of names or titles for them. They are called evil spirits (Luke 7:21). This description of them show what they do. They are spirits who do only evil things. There is no occasion of goodness in them. Luke 8:2 KJV” And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,”. They are also called devils as seen in the preceding scripture. They are described as the angels of the devil. The term angels simply mean” messengers” They run errands for the devil, and do his bidding. They are also called unclean spirits (Matt 10:1)

 Where do they come from? This question has brought about a lot of divergent views. I think this should not be so. We must be very objective with the scriptures and not try to imagine any strange phenomenon. Some have defined them as disembodied spirits (that is not having a physical form) seeking for expression in human beings or other living forms, like animals. This definition also makes certain schools of thought to say that they are the product of the relationship between the sons of God in Genesis chapter 6, who became giants. They claim it was their spirit after their death that became these evil spirits. The problem with this teaching is that, how many giants came out of this union. Note that, demons far outnumber men in every generation now or future.  (To be continued)

PRAYER

I pray heavenly Father that you open up our understanding, not to become speculative in interpreting the word of God. I pray also that under no circumstances would we allow demons to manipulate our lives in any way, but always acting in line with your word, we would be able to deal with them.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 12:24. KJV” But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, this fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils”.

Matthew 10:1. KJV “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease”.

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