(Philosophy: Theology) Do Demons Really Exist?
Demons, this is a nasty subject matter that I am writing to you about this evening but it is not a very long letter so I hope that you will stay with me for the few moments it will take to read through it. What is the first thing that you think of when you hear this word? My first thought is, evil, my second though is, dangerous. Most faiths (religions) that I have ever studied do believe in their existence but there are some who do not. Yet more religions that are under the ‘Christian Flag’ seem to believe that there is no such thing as a Demonic possession or even that there are such things as Angels or Demons. Hopefully you are of the knowledge and understanding that they are very real. I thank the Lord that there is a Spiritual world for without it there would be no Protector (the Holy Spirit) as well as no Angels of God or even us. For without our Creator, none of us would have ever existed. Unfortunately there are tens of thousands of ‘fallen Angels’ who followed Satan in His rebellion against God who are now on this planet with us humans. For them, Earth is the in between spot. They were in Heaven, they are here now and they have already been judged and condemned and are in route to Hell’s fire after the completion of Armageddon, and they all know this. So the reality is, they hate our guts, the very thought of us puny little humans getting to live in Paradise while they are condemned to the flames of Hell. For us humans the great side of this is that as long as we accept, follow and worship Jesus Christ, He gives to us of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit and if we are possessed by God’s Spirit then Satan or His Angels cannot take away our prize which is being with God for all eternity.
There is a bad side to all this Spiritual world though, if we reject Christ then we humans leave ourselves open to evil to move into our person, or house, tabernacle. You see, all humans are like a house in a sense, this is where we all live, within our selves, but we have an unlocked door that a Spirit can open and come into. If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior then He has given to us of His Holy Spirit and no other Spirit can ever enter in as long as He is there. You see if Christ resides with us a Demon nor the Devil Himself is able to come in. For at the very presence of God the Demons tremble and quake. I am going to give you 10 Bible verses that I hope you will check out concerning this subject matter, they are as follows.
1.) Luke 10: 17-18—Demons are evil
2.) Luke 8: 29—They are powerful
3.) Mark 5: 8-9—They are numerous
4.) Matthew 10: 1—They are unclean
5.) Matthew 12: 24-30—They are under Satan
6.) Mark 1: 23-24—They have the ability to recognize Jesus Christ
7.) Matthew 8: 28-29—They have the ability to possess humans
8.) Acts 19: 13-16—They have the ability to overcome men
9.) Matthew 8: 29-33—Demonic possession of humans
10.) 1 Timothy 4: 1-4—Demons have the ability to deceive humans and to distort God’s Doctrine. This is so that they can deceive the world, including Christians. You see, they know the Scriptures better than any human who reads with a human non-spiritual mindset. This is one of the reasons that we are directed to study the Scriptures daily so that we will be able to recognize false teachers when we hear/see them. This is the best way to keep ourselves and our families safe from the powers of evil. But, if we humans do not love and trust God with all our heart, mind and Soul we open ourselves to the worlds temptations. We must walk our lives in the love, peace, faith and the power of the Lord and His Spirit to truly be safe. How we choose to live our own personal life does effect many of those around us. If we are evil we tend to treat people very badly, even our own families, spouses, children, grandchildren and our parents. If we are a person who is owned and possessed by the Spirit of God, those around us will notice, and we do make a difference on peoples lives whichever path we choose to follow.
The Demons have already been judged, they know that their destiny is Hell. Now they are after each of us and everyone that we love. Our only shield, our only hope is putting on the Armor of Christ for this is the only shield that the Demons nor the Devil Himself cannot penetrate. Friends, there is a fire burning in every neighborhood, including our own, at what point in time will we ever pay attention to it? If you saw a fire burning on your street would you sound an alarm? Would we go ourselves and try to help save those whose house is burning or, would we just turn the T.V. up louder so that we wouldn’t have to hear the screams? What is it going to take to get the people as a human race to wake up and to care? What if the fire is in the house next door to us, or even our own home, our own family, are we really ever going to care? Or, do we only care if we see our own personal room on fire, or, when we feel the heat burning our own skin, when will we wake up and recognize reality? When evil is personally slapping us around and setting us on fire, is it too late? If we have spent our life time turning our back on the only one who can save us, who else can save us? The answer is simply no one else can and no one else will. If you believe that the Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired Word Of God you will realize that there is but one Savior and that is Jesus Christ.
God tells us all that the Devil is the father of all liars. So, think about our Leaders, are they liars? Who do you think is their God, who do you think rules them? It most certainly is not God! Friends, the greatest trick that the Devil has pulled on mankind is in convincing humans that He doesn’t exist. We are directed to use our God given talents to help others, this is not just concerning physical charity like giving food and clothing to the needy but we are suppose to help bring others to the Light that is God also. Folks, the Lord tells us that we as Christians (followers of Christ) must produce, Spiritually speaking. Now I have one last question for each of us, how close is the fire? Can we feel the heat, the evil around us? Do we have the Spiritual insight to see it, to understand it?