Insidious Part 2

October 16, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

Insidious Part 2 – Demons

 

Insidiousproceeding in a gradual, SUBTLE way, but with harmful effects. || treacherous; crafty.

 

Ephesians 6:10-12 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

 

There are SPIRITUAL forces that are EVIL at work against us.

 

When satan rebelled against God, the Bible describes a large number of ANGELS joining in the rebellion (about ?) and they were all cast down to earth. (Revelation 12:1-9)

 

These FALLEN angels are referred to by various names and titles.

 

  1. DEMONS (older translations “devils”) – to rip, split, or tear apart; one who devours. (Matthew 4:24; 7:22; 8:16, 31)

 

 

  • In mythology THEOS was reserved for the central deity, while “daimon” was reserved for the minor, lesser deities.

 

 

 

  • Demon also carries the sense of supernatural and SUPERHUMAN.

 

 

  1. UNCLEAN/IMPURE Spirits – morally lewd, dirty (Matthew 10:1; 12:43; Mark 1:23)

 

  1. EVIL Spirits (1Samuel 16:14)

 

  1. SPIRITS – lit. breath, wind; celestial creatures/beings. (Luke 10:20)

 

  1. Messengers/ ANGELS of satan (2Corinthians 12:7)

 

  1. They are referred to symbolically as SNAKES and SCORPIONS. (Luke 10:19-20)

 

  1. They are identified as those who manifest as the spirits of the DEAD or ascended masters/guides. (1Samuel 28:13; Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

 

  1. They are identified as the celestial beings behind the worship of IDOLS/false gods. (1Corinthians 10:20; Revelation 9:20-21)

 

  1. They are referred to by RANKS (ie. legion, principalities, rulers, authorities, etc.) seeming to indicate there is hierarchy. (Ephesians 3:10; 6:12; Colossians 2:15)

 

  1. Apollyon/Abaddon is mentioned as being a KING over the demons imprisoned in the Abyss.  (Revelation 9:11)

 

Some fallen angels are IMPRISONED in dungeons in the lower depths of Hell (AKA: Tartarus). (2Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6)

 

Demons have many FORMS; locust-like, frog-like, unearthly creatures (beautiful and frightening). (Revelation 9:7-10; 16:13-14; 2Corinthians 11:14)

 

Like the devil, demons are LIMITED creatures that will face final judgment and eternal damnation. (Matthew 8:29; 25:41)

 

Satan and demons operate in the SPIRIT realm that though unseen directly effects and engages our world. (Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 2:13)

 

They are the RULING authorities and influences in nations and peoples that are not submitted to rule of Jesus. (Ephesians 2:2; 3:10)

 

They are the SOURCE of evil enticement, suffering, and persecution. (1Chronicles 21:1; Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 2:13; 9:1-11; 12:17)

 

They are FREQUENTLY the source of mental and physical illness. (Luke 13:16; Mark 5:2-5; 9:17-23)

 

Mark 16:17-18 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”