The Truth about Demons

Some truths we need to know…

 

Truth #1: Satan was the originator of sin

Those who make a practice of sin are straight from the Devil, the pioneer in the practice of sin. The Son of God entered the scene to abolish the Devil’s ways. 1 John 3:8 (The Message)

 

Truth #2: Demons try to destroy God’s work

 

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44

 

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1 Timothy 4:1

 

Truth #3: Demons have limited power

 

So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. James 4:7 (MSG)

 

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

 

Dealing with demons…

 

  1. Never treat the enemy lightly

 

Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. Acts 19:16

 

  1. Never flirt with darkness

 

Don’t practice divination, sorcery, fortune-telling, witchery, casting spells, holding seances, or channeling with the dead. People who do these things are an abomination to God. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (MSG)

 

  1. Never fight with your own power

 

Jesus called twelve of his followers and sent them into the ripe fields. He gave them power to kick out the evil spirits and to tenderly care for the bruised and hurt lives. Matthew 10:1 (MSG)

The Truth about Angels

Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! Hebrews 13:2

 

Common Myths about Angels….

 

Myth #1: The cute baby myth

Myth #2: The loved one myth

Myth #3: The blond, blue eyed myth

 

Three Truths about Angels…

 

Truth #1: Angels are worshipers

 

But when God brought His first-born Son, Jesus, into the world, He said, “Let all the angels of God worship Him.” Hebrews 1:6 (NLV)

 

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Revelation 5:11-12

 

Truth #2: Angels are warriors

 

That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. 2 Kings 19:35

 

Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. Revelation 12:7

 

Truth #3: Angels are messengers

 

When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12

 

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. Luke 1:30-31