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The demons rebelled under their leader Lucifer. This was his name before he fell. The rebellion was against the very One who created them, Jesus Christ. This rebellion numbered a third of the angelic host.
Demons are created spirit beings who currently inhabit the heavens (celestial and atmospheric), earth, and hell. As the offspring of their rebellious leader, Satan, they are also adept deceivers and pathological liars. Whether through speech or symbolic language, they cannot be trusted in any manner of communication.
My first exposure, as a believer in Christ, was to these three works on ufology in 1997. I wanted to know what a Christian's response should be to this phenomenon and whether there was credible proof of such sightings.
I came to realize there is credible proof, with a monstrous cover-up involving numerous nations and people at the highest levels. I got through the first two books by Timothy Good.
The last gave me the willies. I could not finish it. I was entering waters, I sensed, a believer should not cross--intimacy, fascination, inquisitiveness, and interest in the powers of darkness.
Demons have appeared in these latter days for one purpose. That purpose is deception, destruction, and damnation of men’s soul in the hereafter. It is directed to those who hold the truth in unrighteousness.
Ever wonder about that biblical phrase “men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness”? (Rom. 1:18) It declares that all men know the truth, however most men hold the truth in unrighteousness. This is the grave indictment against all men who refuse to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Redeemer, Savior, Sustainer, and Creator.
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(1:17:05 seconds into the movie is where you want to be) Is there power in the name of Jesus Christ? Watch this video and hear the testimony of individuals on the threshold of demonic abduction and what many in the ufology field refuse to acknowledge--a spiritual warfare among men and demons exists AND that by invoking the name of Jesus Christ the demons fear and flee.
A very important point that emerges from a study of the demons is that they are all crafty. This craftiness is couched in deceit. Demons lack the intelligence the Bible calls understanding.
Understanding has as its foundation, transparency and truth. Truth is seated in the person of Jesus Christ: his purpose and ministry.
The root of understanding springs from a recognition of the Bible as the source of all knowledge. This lack of intelligence has resulted from a prohibition among those within the demonic realm where dissent, or in this case individualism, is directly at odds with Satan’s methods, language, and objectives. Individualism as a political-religious construct is anathema and threat to Satan’s schemes of one world political domination and Rome’s compromising, ecumenical enterprises.
Yes, Rome is the most despotic form of tyranny that exists and continues to send untold millions into a Christless eternity through their system of works NOT grace.
Individualism cannot be part of Satan’s sinister collective whole. Purely and simply put, individualism with its refusal to be absorbed into the group mentality, its refusal to be intimidated through fear, and individualism's clarion for transparency, objectivity, justice and respect for the sanctity of life, refuses to be bludgeoned into submission through sensitivity conditioning and ostracism.
The lessons learned are that the ultimate root and goal of the collectivist mentality is that the group (through propaganda—lies) must condone its wicked and perverse behavior and language. This is where collectivism derives its power, and this is where its legitimacy is established—numbers (real or imagined). For only in a collective is antichrist’s wretched survival guaranteed.
What is the biblical precedence for demons? Could they appear today? The answer to this and all other questions involving the paranormal, supernatural are addressed in the Bible. We are made aware of this issue of demons and their appearance today because of the U.F.O. phenomenon.
But what about the supreme book that addresses all spiritual issues. A book that declares the biblical God is the God of all spirits (Heb. 12:9). With that said, let us return to Jude 6 (point #5) and see what else the verse might reveal about those referred to in scripture as unclean spirits, evil spirits, or the dragon’s angels (Rev. 12:7).
The following spiritual truths regarding those within the demonic realm are revealed within the pages of the inerrant scriptures (K.J.V.):
1. THE DEMONS WERE CREATED BY JESUS CHRIST
John 1:1-3—In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Colossians 1:16, 17—For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
2. THE DEMONS CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS GOD
Matthew 8:29—And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
3. DEMONIC REALM SUBJECT IN POWER TO JESUS CHRIST
Matthew 28:18—And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
I Peter 3:22—Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
4. THE PURPOSE OF FALLEN ANGELS IS TO DECEIVE UNBELIEVERS
I Kings 22:22, 23—And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. 23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
II Thessalonians 2:9-12—Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
5. THE CURRENT ABODE OF FALLEN ANGELS: THREE LOCATIONS
Jude 6—And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire (my emphasis underlined).
Ephesians 2:2—Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience . . .
Revelation 12:6-9—And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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.
6. DEMONS CANNOT COMPETE WITH THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST IN EXORCISM
Matthew 12:31, 32—Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
7. COUNTERFEIT EXORCISTS WILL BE EXPOSED OR WILL BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM SIGNS AND WONDERS SO THAT THOSE WHO HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS MIGHT BE DECEIVED
Acts 19:13-20—Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. 19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
Deuteronomy 13:1-5—If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
8. ROME’S SUPPOSED ‘EXORCISMS’
In the life of Dr. Alberto Rivera, as a Jesuit priest, it was revealed on several occasions the power of God, through Satan, to deceive unbelieving onlookers and members of the Catholic Church. In the piece entitled, The Force, the Jesuit-priest-turned-Christian discloses that in an attempt to cast out a foul spirit in the household of a mother-daughter living in a remote village in the Canary Islands, he was completely powerless to cast out the foul spirit. A local priest (Rivera’s assistant known in Catholic circles as a sacristan) who was to assist Rivera in his exorcism, heard the cries coming from within the Carmen Montez home. As the force increased in its scope and power, an attempt by the resident Roman Catholic priest to assist the Montez’ in their cries for help resulted in the death of the priest prior to Rivera’s arrival.
After Rivera’s ordeal with the demons, impersonating deceased loved ones in purgatory, he realized the demons were also seducing spirits. For these spirits had convinced some Catholics in the village that Rome truly had the power to exorcise demons when in reality it was the demons’ strategy to seduce onlookers Rome has the power.
He also witnessed God’s power, through Satan, in healing an amputee in Lourdes, France. The purpose of this healing demonstration by God, on behalf of Satan, was not to marshal the Catholics to worship Jesus Christ as their Savior. It was to convince Catholics present, witnessing this miraculous sign, to worship Mary (Mariolatry). This healing culminated in the amputee giving praise to the Virgin Mary. It reinforced potential indecision among some, within the group, to fully dismiss their doubtful attitude toward Rome, and at the same time heartily embrace the religion of Mary.
9. DEMONS ARE IMMORTAL
Mark 13:25—For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
Luke 20:34-36—And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
These verses answer four inquiries: (1) Angels do not die because they are spirit beings (“Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels”) (2) Angels do not marry because they cannot procreate (do not marry) (3) There are no female angels in God’s angelic host (angels are not given in marriage) (4) Only so many angels were created and that was it (since angels cannot bring forth after their own kind, it is understood that there were only so many angels created)
10. ANGELS, OR DEMONS, CANNOT PROCREATE
The belief angels or demons can procreate comes from a misunderstanding of who the “sons of God” are in Genesis 6:4 and Job 38:7. A careful examination of these two verses reveals some overlooked truths.
Here is the verse in the K.J.V. from Genesis 6:4, “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
First, note that the phrase “sons of God” is used, NOT angels. Then, there is the grammatical use of the semicolon which is used to indicate an additional thought separate from the first. The first thought conveyed by God is there were physical giants in the earth at this time.
Then there were giants whose physical exploits had garnered them recognition, prominence, a following, wealth, and influence— “men of renown.” These giants were the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men. You have godly men who compromised their faith before God, while marrying the daughters of men. Where were the daughters of God? You cannot tell me they were all homely? It was the looks the sons of God were only interested in (verse 2 “saw”), not looks plus character. In spite of this personal compromise, they nonetheless lived long lives “men which were of old.”
Job 38:7—When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
As far as Job 38:7 goes, we have the context of the creation that comes into play. Before we get to this verse, God explains to Job about the foundations of the earth in verse 4. The foundations of the earth are the continents, with the corner stone being the nation of Israel. In verse 7, we are told that when the corner stone was laid “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
The question becomes ‘when was the corner stone laid and when were the foundations of the earth determined and established?’ From the creation narrative this happens on the third day. We are told, in Genesis 1:9, ‘that the dry land appear(ed): and it was so.’
It was during this time a lot of surface water disappeared into the earth, and mountain formation may have occurred. It was during this same time the earth settled after the water had entered through the doors of the deep—Job 38:8.
By the time we get to the next day, day 4, the stars, planets with their moons, and the Sun are placed in the firmament. By this time the cornerstone and foundations of the earth have been determined, established, laid, and secured.
At this point, the belief is that since this verse falls within the creation week, the only son of God would have been Adam, however; Job 38:7 clearly says “sons of God.” So, how do we reconcile this apparent discrepancy.
A couple of obscure verses relating to the continual priesthood of Melchisedec in Hebrews 7:9, 10 emphasize the doctrines of God’s elective counsel and foreknowledge. They may help us resolve this dilemma. The verses in Hebrews say that even though Levi had not been born yet, the tithes he offered to Melchisedec were extended to Levi by virtue of the fact Levi was nonetheless in the loins of his ‘father’ Abraham.
When taken and applied to Job 38:7 the sons of God, that were still in the loins of their ‘father’ Adam, praised their Creator in shouts of joy as the corner stone, Israel, became the corner stone of all the continents. Far-fetched?
Whether the application is to tithes or adoration, the doctrine of God’s election and foreknowledge offer a valid explanation for the sons of God shouting for joy in the absence of their actual physical appearance at the time.
11. DEMONS HAVE NO POWER OTHER THAN THAT WHICH IS GIVEN TO THEM FROM GOD
In the first chapters of Job this principle is clearly taught. While God does not initiate the destruction of Job’s material blessings, as well as afflicting Job physically, God nonetheless permits Satan to do these things.
The idea of competing powers, always in opposition to each other, is not taught in the Bible! The biblical doctrine of God’s omnipotence destroys the belief in opposing factions continually at odds with one another. Satan’s power comes from God. It is in the biblical God, Jesus Christ, where all power resides. (Matthew 28:18)
12. ANGELS, AND FALLEN ANGELS, ALSO KNOWN AS DEMONS, ARE ALWAYS MASCULINE IN THEIR APPEARANCE
A thorough study of scripture reveals this.
13. DEMONS ARE NOT PART OF THE ELECT COMPANY, WHILE REDEEMED HUMANS AND GOD'S ANGELS ARE
I Timothy 5:11—I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
14. WHILE DEMONS ARE CREATED BEINGS, THEIR SPIRITUAL EXISTENCE DOES NOT SUBJECT THEM TO THE LIMITATIONS HUMANS FACE
Scripture clearly teaches that spirits are not subject to the same laws of physics operating in the physical realm as in the spirit world. Spirits can appear and disappear, at will, interdimensionally. Angels, while not subject to the law of entropy (decay, decline, and death) have a curse, nonetheless, that is placed on them by their Creator. The consequence for their rebellion before God—eternal hell where their spirit is literally chained, and they are interned involuntarily
15. CAN FALLEN ANGELS, OR DEMONS, APPEAR TODAY?
Though not stating this specifically in scripture, this phenomenon is alluded to or inferred, by several scriptures. Let us examine those.
Hebrews 13:2—Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Revelation 12:7—"and the dragon fought and his angels”
The reason these verses are introduced is because Satan’s crowd are referred to in Revelation 12:7 as angels. In Hebrews 13:2 we are told as believers to not just extend hospitality to friends and those we know. One’s hospitality is also to extend to strangers. Hey, maybe those people you are not familiar with could end up being angels. Paul is reminding us of Peter’s encounter with the angel, when Peter was in prison. It is only after the angel is out of Peter’s sight Peter realized it was an angel that orchestrated his miraculous deliverance from a Roman prison. (Acts 12:6-11)
In any discussion of God’s angels one thing is made perfectly clear. When God’s angels appeared before strangers, they were always perceived by their audience as either imposing super human creatures radiant with the glory of God, and maybe having wings, or just normal strangers, or men. Nothing out of the ordinary.
In the case of fallen angels, post-apostolically, I believe when they physically appear these fallen angels may have the capacity, given to them by their Creator of course, to change their shape (shapeshift) and appear normal.
With the case of aliens, what we are witnessing is the fallen appearance of the demon, not as they were originally created by Jesus Christ . . . With no ability to shapeshift thereby deceiving naïve onlookers . . . Onlookers who get caught up on appearance, not the measure of someone’s character nor their outward or inward ability to communicate.
 With the emergence and rise of godless evolution, the science of the atheist, belief in the supernatural, as well as legends, folklore, and cultural traditions waned. With the emergence and promotion of collectivism, consensus science, and evolution, language was corrupted from its purest context—the Bible. As the social engineers sought a clandestine takeover of all that was good by hijacking language and adding meanings to words that heretofore were absent, the word supernatural was replaced with the paranormal, or belief in something transcending the normal and avoiding the scrutiny of “science falsely so called.” (I Tim. 6:20)
 Hebrews 12:9--Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
 Revelation 12:7—And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, . . .
 The reason this is important is females are given away by their fathers in marriage. The underlying inference here is there are no female angels to give away in marriage, because the angelic host is thoroughly male.
 It was the compromising attitude of the sons of God, I believe, that brought about the ultimate judgment upon mankind. Think about it? With a population of millions, or perhaps even a billion, there were no righteous people at the time the flood was at the doorsteps of the earth. With the exception of Noah and his family, the sons of God had compromised so much, there were none of their offspring left to be delivered. Verse 12 of Genesis 6 says it all, “for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.” Such was the case of the older generation in the wilderness wanderings, so might it be the case before Jesus’ second coming, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8)
 Such is the case between God’s perfect will and God’s permissive will. Such is the difference between heaven and earth.
 Prov. 16:4—The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
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MEDITATE ON THIS
In most cases of miraculous healing performed by Christ, those who witnessed his supernatural powers were never persuaded to make Christ Lord in their lives. Those who were saved during these healings or exorcisms, were those who were afflicted by the maladies themselves, or those demon possessed. In most cases gawkers or curious onlookers never surrendered to Christ.
Such is the case of signs, wonders or miracles. They cannot produce faith . . . Any more than the law in the Old Testament could produce faith. Belief in scripture is always a belief that supersedes normal human powers of conjuration, willful initiation, or external religious invocation (John 1:13).
Faith, a supernatural and invisible virtue existing outside of man, is a gift from the Holy Spirit. It is granted to those who are saved. It is extended to those who will be saved.
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