By definition, a demon is a spirit: a supernatural force owned, empowered, energized, motivated and controlled by the devil otherwise known as Satan. The sole objective and function of demons is to carry out the whimsical, nefarious, and diabolical atrocities of its owner and master. It is an accepted given that all spirits are non-corporeal, and in order for them to manifest themselves, to appear, or to effectively function, of necessity they must take on, and clothe themselves with some easily recognizable physical form or body, chiefly that of a human.
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DEMONS ARE REAL
By K. V. ANGLIN
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2011 K. V. ANGLIN
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Chapter OneTHE FATHER OF EVIL
Evil abounds and prevails universally ever since it was birthed by Lucifer the original rebel. Like a broken pod he spills and expels his negative contents universally, and that with an evil intent. It is easy for anyone not knowing the truth, to ascribe the presence of evil throughout the universe, to God, who is known to be the sole creator of all things both in heaven and on earth. This concept stems from the notion that he uses even evil to his own advantage as punishment to man, in retaliation to attitudes and actions against Godly precepts and principles. On the other hand, evil is ascribed to another being, namely the devil. So aggressively evil has he been that he continuously strives since creation, to frustrate God and his plan regarding man in this universe and ultimately, his heritage for the world to come. In any case man is seen to be the only object and intended victim of the devil on earth. This view seems to be backed by all logic, even though logic is considered to be based entirely on human reasoning. And that there is nothing at all that seems logical to man when it comes to the actual existence of God (Isa. 55:8-9). The invisibility of God—which too, for one, is quite illogical—precludes him from being apprehensible. Therefore he can be acknowledged only through the medium of faith. This idea of faith, to man, is also beyond or outside the realms of all logic, taking into consideration, the natural and normal human experiences and understanding.
The God of all ages, for one thing, has been the epitome of all that is good. Goodness, the intrinsic attribute and attitude of God, is expressive in terms like Holiness, Righteousness, Justice, Peace, Truth, Wisdom, Equity, and other like terms. There however, exists a negative aspect to each of these attributes, the source of which is not God. These negatives, however, can be identified only against a backdrop of the positives, and obviously, are observed as being separate and apart from the positives. They therefore must have their origin elsewhere, other than with God.
Being magnanimous, God made all things good, but otherwise he allows the possibility of the negative aspect of himself to persist:—a mighty challenge to his own domain. One would wish that there were neither negatives nor positives in life, which situation would make life somewhat bland, boring, complicated and frustrating, leaving room for neither discriminatory choices nor aspirations. Yet some would prefer just that; just one level and singular field of dispositions and characteristics in life, a more instinctive type, leaving no room or place for decision making or the act of the will. In such a case, someone else could then be made culpable for man's wrongs.
But it would be unthinkable and inconceivable, to have just that bland aspect in existence in which there is no variation in attitudes. Variety is said to be the spice of life. Bland, as is defined by the Oxford Dictionary, means insipid, boring, dull, unstimulating, uninteresting, uninspiring, uninspired, unexciting, characterless, vapid, neutral, prosaic, flavorless, tasteless, watery, flat, tame, and wishy-washy. Try to imagine a world so lacking in expression or variation. There is no other way to describe such a state, and it cannot even be conceptualized or imagined.
When God created the universe, he made no provision for the expression of the negatives of himself, or to his traits and attributes; however, all creation gloried in his inherent goodness and benevolence, with gratitude for such magnanimity and gesture of divine love and kindness. Everything was perfect in creation, though basically and divinely bland.
In his divine wisdom he structured hierarchies as a means of variation among the elements in creation. He ordered Domains under Principalities, Powers, Rulers, etc., and created cherubim, seraphim, archangels, and angels, and set each in its place. This type of structure presents a diversity of beings: an invariableness having a measure of apparent inequality, which in itself would not be inequality. This was diversity, the basis for real cooperation between himself and his creation, and among all other elements of creation.
"All are architects of fate working in these walls of time, Some with massive deeds and great, some with ornaments of rhyme; Nothing useless is or low: each thing in its place is best, And what seems but idle show strengthens and supports the rest."
Real cooperation which at times appear to be unfair situations, displace any spirit of competition. There also is the spirit of rivalry, which in itself could be rather antagonistic.
The negative spirits mentioned above did not originate in or with God, yet they existed basically and spontaneously as spirits and unseen forces, negative to the Spirit and nature of God, who already has been existent as author of creation. They potentially could negate not only the disposition of God but also anything that pertains to God and Godliness. However, they were never expressed, because there wasn't any element or agent within creation with such ingratitude as to be willing to entertain or accommodate any spirit negative to the manifest Spirit of God, and so facilitate evil expressions.
Among the angelic hosts five categories, more or less, can be identified: Seraphim, Cherubim, Living Creatures or Beasts, Archangels, and Common Angels. Selecting from among the Living Beasts, one whom he would qualify and elevate to become 'son of the morning', God lavishly arrayed Lucifer in exquisite beauty. Would the Morning Star be precursor to the Day Star? God only knows. His name however, implies that he was a Bright Star. An insight into the drama leading to his dreadful fall was revealed to Isaiah when in prophecy he was to denounce the king of Babylon:
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Isaiah 14:12-15 (KJV)
And subsequently to Ezekiel, as he was to denounce the king of Tyrus:
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. Ezekiel 28:11-19 (KJV)
The unmistakable fact is that this Bright Star, Lucifer, son of the morning, fell from his former estate—his heart being prideful, was lifted up because of his exquisite beauty. He made himself the progenitor of evil—the first one through which evil would manifest itself. By means of his newly acquired attitude he corrupted his God-endowed wisdom. This was now the initial expression of negative articulation in all God's universe. He thought he would take advantage of the magnanimity of the creator, who, in Lucifer's estimation, had left himself vulnerable—being invisible—to rivalry, competition, and defeat.
Lucifer forthwith devised a strategy by which he would put his cunning to the test with the anticipation of coming out as victor. Being stunningly beautiful, he thought he should be able to stage a campaign that would set him up higher than the Most High. Thus, he thought, that although he had had no positive accomplishment in respect to God's sovereignty, he could still establish himself as the most popular being in all creation. He was both cunning and beautiful.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 (KJV)
16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 49:16 (KJV)
2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD. Obadiah 1:2-4 (KJV)
He had set the cue for deviancy and rivalry. Every deviant, since, has followed the same path he did, beginning with ingratitude and disrespect. This is the same strategy that was used in the Garden of Eden to remove man from under the covering of divine jurisdiction. Man though, being less bold-faced than the father of evil, went to hide from God. No wonder that Lucifer's name was changed to the devil or Satan. He was so obnoxiously bold in his endeavor to be like the Most High. Although man was originally made like God—being made in his image—man, now having fallen, realizes that he could not in his present status, handle the majestic power in which he formerly reveled. In embarrassment, disgrace and defeat, man went to hide. Lucifer then, in his fallen state continued to withstand and resist God.
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, Romans 1:21-22 (KJV)
Would God stand for rivalry? Never! He has always been jealous for both his name and his glory. Now there was a confrontation. Lucifer confronting God!
8 I am the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Isaiah 42:8 (KJV)
11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another. Isaiah 48:11 (KJV)
Discovering too late that the majesty and greatness of God, integrated into his being invisible, sets him forth unparalleled in his universe, Lucifer was now the demonstration of the deceitfulness of his own sin. Although his radiant beauty still remained, he had nothing of virtue left with which he could make that beauty meaningful or significant. He was now like an exquisite exhibition displayed in the presence of a stadium of sightless spectators. He now became angry with God and did the most dastardly imaginable thing. Being unable to get even with the invisible Most High, he maliciously attacked the most vulnerable of all God's creatures, a helpless lamb. He slew the lamb. This is now war declared against The Almighty—slaying that which God intended to live. The serious thing about it is that the lamb was now cut off out of the land of the living—a most dreadful cessation of the life of the lamb.
The established way of perpetuating life then, was by means of reincarnation. All corporeal creatures, being mortal, were subject to a change and decay process after having lived for an extended indefinite period. Out of the decay would come forth a new life, identical in species to its progenitor, and the cycle would recur. In reincarnation, nothing new comes into existence except as replication of that which previously existed, and getting old, it decays and reincarnates.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. Hebrews 1:10-12 (KJV)
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. John 12:24-25 (KJV)
Such change used to take place in all forms of matter, but it was especially significant among flora and fauna. The world we presently inhabit also has gone through these changes. Two have already been identified in existence, and a third is yet to come after this present one ceases to be.
First, understand this: during the Last Days, scoffers will come, following their own desires and asking, 'Where is the promised coming of his? For our fathers have died, and everything goes on just as it has, since the beginning of creation.'
But, wanting so much to be right about this, they overlook the fact that it was by God's Word that long ago there were heavens, and there was land which arose out of the water and existed between the waters,
And that by means of these things the world of that time was flooded with water and destroyed. 2Pet.3:3-7(CJB)
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:3-7 (KJV)
It is by that same Word that the present heavens and earth, having been preserved, are being kept for fire until the Day of Judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.
Since everything is going to be destroyed like this, what kind of people should you be? You should lead holy and godly lives,
As you wait for the Day of God and work to hasten his coming. That Day will bring on the destruction of the heavens by fire and the elements will melt from the heat;
But we, following along with his promise wait for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness will be at home. 2Pet.3:11-13(CJB).
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 2 Peter 3:11-13 (KJV)
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER I: THE FATHER OF EVIL....................3
CHAPTER II: SUPPRESSING EVIL....................23
CHAPTER III: DEMONIC EXPRESSIONS....................76
CHAPTER IV: THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION AND RIVALRY....................87
CHAPTER V: SPIRITUAL WARFARE....................96