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Demonology 101: What You Should Know About Dark Spirits (Part 1)

Robert is a good swimmer. One certain morning he went with his friend to the natural pool to have a swim. It was just the two of them. Then something happened to him that he had never experienced before. While in the water he felt two hands pull his feet and he went below the surface of the water towards the bottom of the pool. He couldn’t fight back. His under-the-breath response at that particular point was, “So this is how I’m going to die?”

Then suddenly he felt a prompting to say the name of Jesus. As he said the name, he felt there was another hand. The other hands had left him. This one pulled him back to the surface of the water.
 
As soon as his head came to the surface of the water and the sun hit his face, he stepped out of the pool and wrapped his towel around him. His friend was astonished that he had stayed under water that long. Still fascinated by Robert’s weird ability to stay underneath the water for over 5 minutes, he did not know his friend, Robert, was held hostage by some strange beings.
 
All around the world there are stories of encounters with strange beings of the dark-kind. Hunted houses. Supernatural phenomena. Experiences beyond human explanation.
 
These are not aliens from another planet. These are dark spirits that are interested in human affairs. Where do they come from? How did they get here? What is their mission?
 
Different people have different theories and folktales about demons, but they bear no resemblance to the truth. In the oldest book in human history lies the secret to these mysteries.
 
Before we continue talking about the existence of demons, we must first of all realize the existence of God.
 
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
-Psalm 90:2
 
Before there was a beginning, there was God. It is hard for the human mind to fully comprehend this being aware of the fact that everything it knows has had a beginning.
He is the Father of Lights( James 1:17).
He is the living source of energy for all life forms both seen and unseen.
He has an eternal past and an eternal future.
 
The Bible makes it clear concerning the reality of demons, however, it does not in explicit terms tell the story of their origin.
 
There have been some claims in some circles as regards the origin of demons.
 
1. Some claim that they are disembodied spirits of the Pre-Adamic race. Looking at this closely the scriptures never mentioned about any race that existed before Adam. It was Adam’s sin that brought calamity into the world, and not the sin of some Pre-Adamic race.
 
2. Some believe that demons are offspring of angels and earthly women. This is a fractured idea. God made every creature in such a way that they produce after their kind. For example, a Lion and a Zebra cannot mate, neither can a giraffe and a human. So also an angel and a human cannot mate to produce another life.
 
“Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.”
- Genesis 1:24
 
3. It is also believed by some that demons are disembodied spirits of wicked dead people seeking whom to possess and whom to hurt.
 
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
- Hebrews 9:27
 
So this scripture discredits the idea of human spirits roaming the earth after death.
 
What we do know the Bible says about demons which gives a pointer to their origin is that they are “fallen angels”.
These were angels cast out of heaven during the rebellion in heaven. Some of these angels were bound in chains, while others became demons carrying out the command of satan by causing evil and possessing human beings.
 
“And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.”
- Jude 6
 
And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
 
- Revelations 12:7-9
 
Jesus clearly describes the nature of these dark spirits. Let’s continue this exposition in the next episode of Demonology 101.
 

 

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