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Demons: Their Origins and Why They Exist

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The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that evil spirits were the "souls" of the ungodly and they ought to be feared. Various tribal cultures around the world also believe that evil spirits are the hostile spirits of their deceased ancestors. However, all of these beliefs that we may perceive as unfounded are not so far from the truth.

 

Many Bible verses speak of demons, and most people are puzzled by the presence of demons in our world. Some assume that demons have existed since the creation of the world. Others, including Catholic exorcists, claim that fallen angels were transformed into demons after their fall. Several non-canonical books indicate that the nature of these angels was changed and they became satans or devils, i.e. those who hate all humans and Almighty God's creation, who love to oppose the Godhead, and who take it upon themselves to spread lies and destroy mankind. Their leader is Lucifer the Archdevil.

  • And the Rebel meditating these things would not render obedience to God, and of his own free will he asserted his independence and separated himself from God. But he was swept away out of heaven and fell, and the fall of himself and of all his company from heaven took place on the  Sixth Day, at the second hour of the day. And the apparel of their glorious state was stripped off them. And his name was called "Sâtânâ" because he turned aside [from the right way], and "Shêdâ" because he was cast out, and "Daiwâ" because he lost the apparel of his glory. And behold, from that time until the present day, he and all his hosts have been stripped of their apparel, and they go naked and have horrible faces. |The Book of the The Cave of Treasures -  The Revolt of Satan and the Battle in Heaven|

  • And a Cherub smote him, and broke his wings and his ribs, and having rendered him helpless he cast Satanael down from Heaven upon the earth. Then he became the Arch-Devil and the leader of those who were cast out of heaven with him, and who henceforth were devils. |From Budge, Coptic Martyrdoms, page 484].

 

To clear up misconceptions, it would be good to know that there has never been any indication that fallen angels, in any shape and form, prefer to live inside human bodies. They are beings directly created by ELOHIM, and despite their fall they have nevertheless retained the ability to transform and take on their own human form without our knowledge. By virtue of this ability, those who have seen fallen angels (devils) often described them as creatures of extreme supernatural beauty.

  • Hebrews 13:2 "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it."

 

Demons, on the other hand, are evil spirits, and are generally considered to be of a lower rank, subordinate to devils. And unlike devils, they don't transform.

 

Before discussing their origins, it would be useful to describe demons.

They are spirits without bodies (disembodied spirits) who can enter human bodies, animals, plants or objects and possess them as hosts. They are unclean, wicked, clinging and needy.

  • Matthew 12:43-45 "When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it passes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ On its return, it finds the house vacant, swept clean, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and dwell there; and the final plight of that man is worse than the first. So will it be with this wicked generation.”

To read some interesting facts about Lucifer and better understand the difference between Satan, the devil and demons, click the button below.

 

They torment. They are able to physically control and bully the person they have possessed.

  • Matthew 15:22 "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! For my daughter is possessed by a demon that torments her severely."

  • Luke 9:42 "Even while the boy was approaching, the demon slammed him to the ground in a convulsion."

They are capable of causing disease, disability and mental illness.

  • Matthew 9:32-33 "As they were leaving, a demon-possessed man who was mute was brought to Jesus. And when the demon had been driven out, the man began to speak"

  • Matthew 12:22 "Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed the man so that he could speak and see"

  • Luke 13:11 "and a woman there had been disabled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was hunched over and could not stand up straight"

They can perform miracles.

  • Revelations 16:14 "These are demonic spirits that perform signs and go out to all the kings of the earth, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty."

They talk.

  • Matthew 8:31 "So the demons begged Jesus, “If You drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”

  • Luke 4:34-35 "“Ha! What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are— the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked the demon. “Be silent!” He said. “Come out of him!” At this, the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without harming him."

  • Luke 4:41 "Demons also came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But He rebuked the demons and would not allow them to speak, because they knew He was the Christ."

  • Luke 8:31 "And the demons kept begging Jesus not to order them to go into the Abyss."

 

They have no ability to reproduce organically. As reported in many traditions around the world, demons have either male (incubus) or female (succubus) energies and can lure humans into non-consensual sexual relations, in order to collect spoiled human semen that enables them to multiply. 

 

Each demon has a single area of expertise. The demon of anger is only an expert in anger, the demon of laziness is only an expert in laziness, and so on and so forth. Meaning a single individual can be possessed by a multitude of demons specializing in their areas of expertise, keeping that person in a vicious cycle of ailments, disorders, vices and detractions.

 

They cannot possess people who have been marked or sealed by the Holy Spirit, but they will try to cause havoc in that person's immediate entourage.

They cannot stand to hear Psalms and praises to YAHWEH.

Warning: The following video contains a scene of real demonic possession. In order to discern what is going on, you need to read the conversation between Maria and the pastor carefully. Initially it's Maria speaking, but once the demon manifests itself, it begins to control Maria's words and reveals many disturbing things. We recommend that you pray before watching it.

 

For those who didn't quite understand what happened during Maria's demonic possession, we've included the transcript of the conversation between the pastor and the demon possessing Maria in the pdf file below.

The stages of demonic possession

Demons' ultimate goal is death. They rebel against God's will and want us to persist in our rebellion to the point of despair, then die prematurely without the possibility of repentance.

Stage 1 - Temptation 

Although demons can't read our minds, have no access to our free will and can't touch it or alter our choices, they can see our emotions. And since demons spend their time watching and spying on us (they have nothing better to do), they like to capitalize on a person's personal weaknesses. That's why it's so important to be careful about what we say, look at and read, because it can stir up passions and reactions, or amplify them, and expose us to demonic forces. If, for example, you constantly have intrusive thoughts of resentment, find it hard to forgive and let this be known in your emotions, it's very easy for a demon to attach itself to it, driving you to think obsessively about this resentment and making you believe that you'll never be able to forget it.

Stage 2 - Infestation

Infestation is the demon's first attempt to gain a foothold in the affected person's life. During this phase, the demon reveals its presence through paranormal activities that defy logical explanation. Strange noises, unexplained object movements and sinister phenomena become frequent occurrences, instilling fear and uncertainty into the person's environment. 

 

Stage 3 - Oppression

This phase tests the individual's resilience and can leave him feeling helpless and vulnerable. He gradually loses control of his physical environment and personal situation. The demon begins to exert its influence in a variety of ways, including causing unexplained illnesses, financial problems and other forms of hardship. The affected person may find himself plagued by a series of misfortunes, with no apparent logical explanation.

Stage 4 - Obsession

At this stage, the afflicted person finds it difficult to function, as he or she is constantly preoccupied with the demonic activities that control his or her life. Their psyche is relentlessly tormented, and sleep becomes almost impossible. The affected person is consumed by intrusive, disturbing or suicidal ideas that become so ingrained that they are like a mind virus, as if someone inside them were talking to them; leading to extreme depression, severe anxiety and loss of mental faculties.

Stage 5 - Possession

Possession is the final and most serious phase of demonic interference. At this stage, the infected person is so weakened physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually as a result of the other three stages that the demon can finally take total control over his or her actions. The infected person can no longer distinguish their own personality from the other personality that inhabits them, and may see their own personality regress or disappear. The infected person then becomes a receptacle through which the demon(s) can enter and manifest behaviors and characteristics very different from his or her own. The infected person is still in his or her own body and retains free will, but may no longer be able to control what he or she does with his or her body, where he or she goes or what he or she says. The telltale signs of possession are superhuman strength, multiple voices emanating from the same person, speaking a language that the victim doesn't know, a profound and disproportionate repulsion for divine symbols, knowledge of events or facts that the victim cannot possibly know, desire to kill, extreme promiscuity, taking part in abominable sexual practices that ELOHIM condemns and reproves, and so on.

Those who worship and pay homage to demons, or allow themselves to be totally possessed by demons, must realize that they are the legal property of these entities. Upon their death, these entities will come to collect the soul that belongs to them and torture it forever. 

  • "Woe unto him that shall dwell amid those pains, in company with the Devil’s own tribe! Woe unto him that is not ware of that tribe! Woe unto him over whom a vile and savage demon is set in dominion! Woe unto him that shall be hearkening unto the spirits, making moan and complaining unto the Lord,..." |The Vision ofAdamnan, Chap. 30|

Their Origins

According to apogryphal Scriptures, to understand their origin, we must go back to the time of Noah; when the sons of YAHWEH (angels) transgressed the divinely established boundary between heaven and earth by mating with humans giving birth to giants*. Notice that several Tribes of Giants are mentioned in the Bible: Amalekites, Amorites, Anakim, Emim, Caphtorim, Rephaim, Zamzummim, etc.

  • Genesis 6:4 "The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them."

According to the book of Enoch, which was removed from the Catholic canon in the 4th century but preserved by rabbinic Judaism and the Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox churches, these giants began to commit all sorts of reprehensible acts on earth: drinking blood, cannibalism, unnatural vice, etc.

  • Enoch 9:9 "And the women bore giants, and thereby the whole Earth has been filled with blood and iniquity."

  • Enoch 7:4-5 "And the giants turned against them in order to devour men. And they began to sin against birds, and against animals, and against reptiles, and against fish, and they devoured one another's flesh, and drank the blood from it."

 

For a period of 100 years and through Noah, YAHWEH warned He would destroy the earth, but humans would not listen to His warnings. He eventually ordered a Worldwide Flood, mainly to cleanse the earth and destroy the giants. 

The Scriptures reveal that these giants had inherited the celestial and human composition of their parents. However, YAHWEH did not allow their souls and wicked immortal spirits to ascend to Him in the heavens, but rather remain on earth.

  • The Book of Enoch Chapter 15:8-12 "And now, the giants who were born from body and flesh will be called Evil Spirits on the Earth, and on the Earth will be their dwelling. And evil spirits came out from their flesh, because from above they were created, from the Holy Watchers was their origin and first foundation. Evil spirits they will be on Earth and ‘Spirits of the Evil Ones’ they will be called. And the dwelling of the Spirits of Heaven is Heaven, but the dwelling of the spirits of the Earth, who were born on the Earth, is Earth. And the spirits of the giants do wrong, are corrupt, attack, fight, break on the Earth, and cause sorrow. And they eat no food, do not thirst, and are not observed. And these spirits will rise against the sons of men, and against the women, because they came out of them during the days of slaughter and destruction."

We can therefore assume that demons are myriads of spirits that came out of the souls of the giants after their destruction. Curiously, some demons have claimed during exorcism sessions that their home was in the heavens, suggesting that they were once angels. Don't forget that demons are liars and very cunning, and this could be a tactic to conceal their true origin and create confusion.

Their mission is to corrupt, mislead and destroy the ungodly. They attack men and rule over them. These spirits cannot return to ELOHIM due to their wicked nature and because they are condemned to wander the earth until the end of time, at which point they will be cast into Gehenna (hell) fire.

  • Matthew 8:29 "What do You want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?"

To this effect, we find in the Bible one verse that seems to support the idea that the emergence of demons goes back to the destruction of the great antediluvian Babylon*. In this context, the term Babylon means "Enemies of God."

  • Revelations 18:2 "And he cried out in a mighty voice: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a lair for demons and a haunt for every unclean spirit, every unclean bird, and every detestable beast."

 

Once you gain an understanding of the origin of demons, you will come to realize that they are the serious consequence of acts of disobedience. In this respect, disobeying ELOHIM has very serious repercussions and implications.

The video clip below is taken from the movie Nefarious, released on April 14, 2023, featuring a convicted serial killer who claims to be a demon during a psychiatric evaluation. He then explains what spiritual warfare is all about. Please note that this movie has been sillenced, was only available in a few theaters after the release and cannot be streamed online outside a few US states.

How to recognize them?

As previously mentioned, all cultures in human history believe in the existence of spirits. Demons are disembodied and they want to possess human bodies. They can also possess animals, objects or plants. When they possess human bodies, they will project and transmit a multitude of negative feelings to their victim.

Here is a list of signs and manifestations that will help you recognize the presence of demons in your own life as well as the lives of those around you. 

 

1. Constantly hearing voices from within that speak to you. Hearing voices calling you. 

2. Having multiple personalities or alter egos.

  • Mark 5:9 "And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he answered saying, "My name is Legion, because we are many."

3. Having a compulsive desire to utter screaming blasphemies against YAHWEH and YESHUA; even when you profess to love them.

4. A genuine repulsion for the Bible to the point of wanting to tear it up or burn it. Heaviness or sleepiness when reading Scriptures or listening to the Word of God.

5. Experiencing heavy feelings of despair and distress of having committed the unforgivable sin of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit despite the fact you have done no such thing.

6. Abnormal fascination with the occult. Longing to sleep in cemeteries. 

  • Mark 5:5 "Night and day in the tombs and in the mountains he kept crying out and cutting himself with stones.."

7. Desire to eat human or animal feces and drink urine.

8. Enjoying living in extreme filth. Unwillingness or inability to clean the area where he/she lives. Refusal to shower for several days.

9. A pronounced inclination towards pornography. Attraction to deviant and denigrating acts, unnatural practices and necromancy.

10. Heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol.

11. A constant need to expose one's nakedness. 

  • Luke 8:27 "When Jesus stepped ashore, He was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothing or lived in a house, but he stayed in the tombs.."

12. An irrepressible desire to harm children and animals.

  • Psalms 106:37-38 "They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. They shed innocent blood—the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood."

13. A fascination with human blood and the killing of humans. Very strong inner urges of wicked thoughts of murder and suicide. 

  • Mark 9:22 "It often throws him into the fire or into the water, trying to kill him."

14. Abnormally strong feelings of rage and inner hatred that are not part of your natural personality.

15. Inability to tell the truth, constant need to lie even when the truth is obvious and there is no need to lie.

16. Constant memory loss, regularly doing things they have no memory of.

17. Uncontrollable twitching of some body parts, particularly the face and the arms.  Facial contortions that no longer resemble the person, a side of the face that sags, or involuntary crispness of the fingers.

18. Body tremors and abnormal body movements with foaming from the mouth.

19. Changes in dentition. Teeth that become longer, causing facial paralysis that does not allow the mouth to close completely. This can be accompanied by acute tooth decay and bleeding from the mouth.

20. An abnormal physical strength and ability to do things out of the ordinary without feeling any pain, such as: eating broken bottles, walking on fire, stabbing oneself with knives, etc.

  • Mark 5:4 "Though he was often bound with chains and shackles, he had broken the chains and shattered the shackles. Now there was no one with the strength to subdue him."

21. Speaking in glossolalia, i.e. speaking in trance in a language that does not exist. Demons can take control of one' s vocal cords and speak directly from the person's mouth. When this happens, the tone of the person's voice may change, for example, a woman suddenly speaking in a man's deep, husky voice.

22. Involuntary screaming. Animal sounds that come out of the vocal cords; such as the hissing of a snake, the growling of a lion or tiger, the howling of a wolf, or the snorting of a pig.

  • Luke 4:33 "In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon. He cried out in a loud voice."

23. Hidden knowledge such as how a stranger's loved ones died, the secret sins a person has committed, or even where people are and what they are doing at a given time. 

  • Luke 4:34 "“Ha! What do You want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”

Demons are subject to the prince Mastema / Satan. Men sacrifice to them as gods. They are to pursue their work of moral ruin till the judgment of Mastema and the establishment of the Messianic kingdom, when Satan will be no longer be  able to injure mankind. 

 

Concerning the fallen angels, they preside over countries, states, territories, nations, cities, villages, churches, governments and institutions; and they each have a myriad of demons working under their command in association with Lucifer/Satan. 

 

Familiar spirits

Do you often feel as though there are presences around you when you're all alone? Do you sometimes feel spied on when you're alone in your room? Do you have the impression of being unlucky or having repeated spiritual battles in your life? Some of your battles may not have started with you, but are rooted in your family history and have been passed down through your lineage from generation to generation. Thus, these inclinations towards fear, anger, abandonment, suicide, etc., can be generational.

People often think they're being tested by ELOHIM. Yet familiar spirits may actually be the source of the problems people face. Involvement with familiar spirits constitutes idolatry. It creates spiritual filth that could prevent you from becoming all that ELOHIM wants you to be. In reality, those who enter into covenants with familiar spirits are on their way to eternal destruction.

  • Isaiah 65:3-5 "to a people who continually provoke Me to My face, sacrificing in the gardens and burning incense on altars of brick, sitting among the graves, spending nights in secret places, eating the meat of pigs and polluted broth from their bowls. They say, ‘Keep to yourself; do not come near me, for I am holier than you!’ Such people are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day long."

Familiar spirits are supernatural entities that are counterfeits of the work of the Holy Spirit, and whom you may have inherited from your forefathers. In most cases, they have been invited into the family by your ancestors to render certain services. They form strong bonds with their hosts, and later request certain terms and conditions as they claim legal possession of the family. At the end of their working life, they demand sacrifices for new contracts or destroy their hosts. They are gateways into your homes and surveillance spirits who operate in the shadows and follow you around. Using subtlety, they create the same problems. 

 

You may also have unwittingly or unconsciously welcomed them into your life:

Necromancy 
Communicating with the dead. When a necromancer supposedly contacts a dead person, the familiar spirit of the deceased is able to imitate the voice of the departed, provide relevant information, or produce manifestations that lead the necromancer to believe he or she has truly contacted the deceased.

Transcendental meditation 
Meditation accompanied by trance techniques and the chanting of a mantra. The individual empties themselves of any identity and willpower, opening themselves up to deceptive spirits who masquerade as the Holy Spirit and disclose false revelations of hidden secrets and mysteries.

Opening the pineal gland or 3rd eye 
This is a very dangerous practice that gives access to the spirit world. It enables one to see, feel and hear spiritual entities around them, and to make astral projections. Opening the third eye can lead to madness and insanity.

Totems 
These are symbols that represent the familiar spirit within a clan, tribe or village. The people of such a clan believe they bare a royal blessing and are in contact with benevolent spiritual entities. They worship, honor and occasionally make sacrifices to the familiar spirit. Often, they are forbidden to touch, eat or kill the animal that symbolizes the familiar spirit.

Divination 
Consulting mediums, sorcerers, voodoo priests, shamans and occultists disguised as pastors or priests in churches.

We have the example of the woman Paul met in Macedonia. She had a familiar spirit that gave her powers of divination.

  • Acts 16:16-17 "One day as we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl with a spirit of divination, who earned a large income for her masters by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation!”

 

King Saul, after driving all the sorcerers out of the city, still sought help from a woman who had a familiar spirit, and because he resorted to the help from the witch of Endor, he was destroyed.

  • 1 Samuel 28: 7-25 "Then Saul said to his servants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I can go and consult her.” “There is a medium at Endor,” his servants replied..."

  • 1 Chronicles 10:13 "So Saul died for his unfaithfulness to the LORD, because he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance"

 

Drugs and alcohol 
Modify brain cell function. The effects induced by hallucinogenic substances enable contact with familiar spirits, and make one susceptible to receiving infinite revelations from the demonic world.

 

Promiscuity 
Those who have intimate relations with several partners often carry within themselves familiar spirits of lust, such as the demons succubi and incubi, which they can pass on to their partners.

 

YESHUA drove 7 spirits out of Mary of Magdala.

  • Luke 8:2 "Mary who is called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out"

  • Hosea 4:12 "For a spirit of prostitution leads them astray and they have played the harlot against their God."

The music 
Many songs are inspired by the demonic world and carry subliminal messages in reverse. The purpose of these messages is to invoke spirits that will manifest and affect your emotions after listening to the song: suicidal desires, murder, fornication, etc.

Some children's toys and video games 
Are often filled with fictional characters representing demons that exist in the spiritual world. They can manifest themselves to the child, who may befriend the familiar spirit thinking he has an invisible friend or that his hero or idol has paid him a visit.

 

Horror films 
Send back images that desensitize you to the death of human beings, and introduce you to the occult. Many demonic entities that can manifest themselves in your life are regularly evoked in horror movies.

 

Major emotional trauma 
When a person undergoes an emotional trauma or a devastating situation such as the loss of a family member, a job, a home, sexual, spiritual or verbal violence, he or she becomes susceptible to the operations of familiar spirits as they come to seduce under the disguise of sympathy, and make suggestions such as committing suicide or murder, joining cults, consulting necromancers and so on.

 

You can only definitively cast out a familiar spirit by fasting and praying in the name of YESHUA (and no other name). Get into the habit of playing psalms or Bible verses while you sleep to ward off such spirits.

May the Holy Spirit guide you through the understanding of this message.

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