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What and Where Are Demons, and How Do They Work?

Posted March 12, 2005

Hi J____,

The truth of God's Word is there whether we are aware of it or not...:

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

You see that; "not... flesh,... but ...spiritual wickedness in heaven?" Yes, as you can see, the word, 'places,' is in brackets because it is not in the Greek. The "spiritual wickedness ...we wrestle against," is in epouranios. This is the exact same Greek word that is translated 'heaven' in 1Co 15:

1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly [Gk. - epouranios], such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

This is the exact same word used in Matthew 18:

Mat 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly [Gk. - epouraniops] Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

This word, 'heavenly' is used only of things in heaven, and it is used three times in these two verses in 1 Corinthians 15. According to Ephesians 6 and the book of Job, and according to Micaiah in 2Ch 18, 'heaven' is exactly where Satan gets his orders on a daily basis. Evil spirits come form the same source as all other things "in heaven and in earth." They come from God!

1Sa 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

And again:

2Ch 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.

So while doctors call diseases and deafness by scientific names, the scriptures call all these things "evil spirits."

Mar 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

"But has anyone believed our report?"

But there is another way evil spirits manifest themselves. And that is through false doctrines. Here is the Word of God for that statement:

1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

You ask me:

It takes very little "trying of the false doctrines" of these people to see that they are the very "false prophets" that are being spoken of in 1Jn 4:1. It is these very people who believe that we are to 'save this world for Christ,' who are also urging our president to "go up to Ramoth-Gilead."

2Ch 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.

The Lord has spoken evil against every nation on earth:

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Anyone who denies this verse is simply one of "his angels [which] were cast out with him." These very men urge God's people to take up arms and kill their enemies. They have not been given the faith to receive Christ's words telling us to "love thine enemies." As I told you before, just "try their spirit". Ask them if they believe we should love our Arab enemies. It is certainly daring to do such a thing in these times.

These people are not "doing war with demons." They are the very servants of the "lying spirit" that God has put in the mouths of all who refuse to obey the words of Christ to "Love thine enemies." Of course they "appear as angels of light." They say they are here to do spiritual warfare. In truth they cannot recognize a false prophet. How then can they possibly "try the spirits to see whether they be of God?"

1Jo 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

You ask me:

Since you asked, the way they 'play in our existence' is exactly how I am answering you now. This is true spiritual warfare. This is battling principalities in the heavens. This is trying the spirits of the false prophets.

Christ said:

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

If Christ's words are spirit, are not the words of false prophets also evil spirits? Of course they are. That is why John cautions us "believe NOT every spirit." When you believe a false doctrine, you are believing an evil spirit. As I said before, just e-mail me when your mayor calls for a national day of repentance in a public forum, and I will repent of all I have written to you. God is not trying to save any city in this world. Here is the Truth of God's Word concerning His plans for the cities of this world:

Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

This verse is also a prophecy of these men who are asking you to believe that they are doing spiritual warfare by declaring spiritual warfare over any certain city when God has already declared it and all others will fall. These men are "great Babylon," and they have "come in remembrance before God."

Just as in the days of Jeremiah, when anyone points to the prophecies of the inevitable judgments that God has decreed, the fallen people of God, the established Church, declares the exact opposite:

Jer 28:1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
Jer 28:2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Jer 28:3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD'S house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:
Jer 28:4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

It is all a lie! Hananiah typifies all these ministers who say we are witnessing a great revival in our land. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or any other city will not turn to God. And neither will we ever withdraw from 'Babylon,' until God has punished us for putting Him out of our lives. Try that spirit and see whether it is of God. What these ministers call 'a great revival' is in reality a "great falling away."

2Ch 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee [the leaders of God's people].

Mike