The Truth About Demons and Spirits
Years ago I had a dream that me and my family was in our family room watching TV. And as we were watching television demons were coming out of the screen attacking us. In the dream I was grabbing the demons and folding them up into books and casting them into the fire place where there was a fire burning. When I woke up the understanding came to my mind that the books symbolized evil teachings and doctrines that came through the television.
There is lots of information about demons and spirits out there. So much so that one could get lost in an overwhelming blizzard of information. So many have had different experiences with demons that vary in intensity. In my own personal experiences I have seen, fought and cast them out. I also know others who’ve had similar experiences. Over the years I have notice people with evil spirits and perhaps possessed by demons do not know that they are. I will share my personal experience and I hope to shine a more light on the subject.
What is a Demon?
The word demon is not in the Scriptures. It actually comes from the Greek Word: δαίμων Transliteration: daimōn English Words used in KJV: devils 4 devil 1 from daio (to distribute fortunes); a dæmon or supernatural spirit (of a bad nature) :- devil.
A demon is an evil spirit. Many believe the demons to be the fallen angels Which kept not their first estate, but if you carefully read the passage you will see that they are already in chains and awaiting judgment…Jude 1:6 If the demons are not fallen angels then what are they and where do they come from?
The Book Of Enoch 15:8…Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth.
Many Christians are not familiar with the book of Enoch, and they haven’t done research to prove it’s validity. Western scholars believe that its older sections (mainly in the Book of the Watchers) date from about 300 BC, and the latest part (Book of Parables) probably was composed at the end of the 1st century BC which pretty much validates the book. Not to mention the Tertullian (160-230 C.E) even called the Book of Enoch “Holy Scripture“. The Ethiopic Church even added the Book of Enoch to its official Bible. It is wholly extant only in the Ge’ez language, with Aramaic fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls and a few Greek and Latin fragments. Based on this I think we can say it’s authentic.
Evil spirits are demons that came came from the seed of the fallen ones or the watchers better know as the seed of the fallen angels, the nephilim. These evil spirits have a personality because they were persons, evil persons that were hybrids of fallen angels. Now that we know what they are, how do we deal with them?
A few scriptures come to mind when I think about dealing with Demons, here are the first of the them:
2 Cor 10:4-6 (KJV)….4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought (noēma) to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
When first viewing these scriptures one would think that it can’t be referring to fighting Satan or Demons, since the weapons are for “strongholds, imaginations and thoughts.” But this scripture and others reveal the very strategic plan of the enemy, it shows that Satan and his demons are wise in dealing with Yah’s people. I want to focus on the word “thought” in this passage
The Greek word is noēma—from (noieo); a perception, i.e. purpose, or (by implication) the intellect, disposition, itself :- device, mind, thought—Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary. So basically noema is a perception, a thought concept of the mind.
I find it amazing that it’s the same Greek word and number for this passage:
2 Cor 2:11 (KJV)…Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his “devices.”(noēma)
Devices and Thoughts in these two passages have the same meaning, same Greek word (noēma). In both passages it has a sense of evil, for instance an “evil thought.”
Wow! Do you see it? Satan’s devices are evil perceptions, and thought concepts of the mind. He uses them to deceive the masses.
I going to share with you how Yah, the Most High revealed to me how Satan set up his kingdom of lies and where the battlefield of strongholds is located. I want you to listen carefully to this story.
When Yah commissioned Joshua and Yisra’al to come against the land of Canaan(the promised land), the land was already filled with the enemy, listen to the statement that the children of Yisra’al make about the people of the land…Num 13:27-28 (KJV) 27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. 28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there(which are the nephilim, giants). Note: the cities are “walled and great” like a stronghold, this is the same description of a walled city in this passage…2 Sam 24:7 (KJV) And came to the strong hold(mibtsârâh-4013) of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.
mibtsarah, mib-tsaw-raw’; from (batsar); a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figurative a defender :- (de-, most) fenced, fortress, (most) strong (hold)—Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
The land was filled with great walled cities whose inhabitants were giants. Joshua and the children of Yisra’al had to physically go in fight against the people of the land. The first city Jericho had a great wall around it, in essence it was a strong hold, and it was Yah that brought down the walls that made it a strong hold. Yah made a promise of giving them rest from all their enemies, but they needed to drive them out of the land and put them to the “sword.” Those of you reading this need you to put on your spiritual ears and listen. Remember the word “sword.” If the children of Yisra’al did this, Yah would give them rest in the land, and you can verify this in the book of Joshua. After years of battling the enemy and driving them out of the land listen to what is finally said about it…Josh 21:43-45 (KJV)43 And YHWH gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. 44 And the YHWH gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the YHWH delivered all their enemies into their hand. 45 There failed not ought of any good thing which the YHWH had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.
The Battle field is the Mind! Now, picture your mind to be the land of Canaan and the enemy has already set up walled cities(strongholds) in your mind. How did the enemy do this? Through indoctrination! From the time that we are born to the time that we come to know Yah, our minds have been totally indoctrinated with evil teachings, myths and lies conjured up by Satan himself. Is there any way to confirm this?
In Hebrews chapter 3 & 4 The Apostle spoke about this very issue of entering into Rest, as a matter of fact he even mentioned that the children of Yisra’al only entered into a type of Rest through Joshua…Heb 4:8-12 (KJV) For if Joshua had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of the Most High. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as Most High did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 12 For the word of Yah is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
When I first read the above passage, I thought to myself vs 12 seems to be out of place, and I asked myself what does this have to do with the “Word of Yah” or the “Rest”? Notice that the word, which is the sword of the spirit is to pierce what? The dividing asunder of soul and spirit. It is also a discerner of the thoughts() and intents of the heart. This greek word is different but it has the same meaning as noēma: enthymēsis 1761 – device, thought.
I hope by now you can see what’s going on. Satan’s greatest weapon is deception. He deceives us with his lies about us, himself (Satan), lies about the world we live in, and lies about the Most High. So that he can use those lies to control us and manipulate to his will instead of the will of the Father.
Now, that we know what’s going on, how do we fight against the enemy? We must first put on the whole Armour of Yah…Eph 6:11-17 (KJV)11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation,and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
Notice in this passage there is only one weapon, the sword which is the word of God, the Most High. How do you swing the sword? Well, if the sword is the word of God there is only one way. We must speak the word of God! We have the power to speak but many don’t know it.
Have faith in God… 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
We have the power to speak against demons. We can command them to leave and they must obey. A demon can only work within the power we give it through our tongue and our mental environment. Spoken words are expressed thoughts, and a person’s mind have to be receptive of Satanic suggestions. Demons push their evil messages on a person so much until eventually the demons thoughts become theirs. This is how many people are influenced by demons, but even this is not possession. When a person become possessed their mind and body have become too weak to fight off the invasion of a demon.
Do you recognize a demon in a person when you see one?
Many times demons do not manifest themselves like you think they should. Hollywood has distorted our perception about demons. We think demons appear to us as we see in the movies. Demons possess people in many different ways and in all the years that witness the manifestation of demons the people did not know they were possessed. People have demonic activity all the time and do not know it. Demons are very intelligent, and they often speak with people and teach them things. They give people knowledge to perform specific task. Many Actors and Actresses, singers, rappers and entertainers are beings controlled by demons, some are even possessed.
I have talked with kids that have very strange paranormal activity going on in their house, and the child would talk about a mysterious girl that would talk to her. She said her friend told her that she was not a demon. I discovered that a demon can control a person’s life and not possess the person. How is this possible? We are born into strongholds because many of our parents have submitted to the control of demons and thus putting us into a demon filled controlled society. The demons use the teachings and evil doctrines to rule us so that we are totally blind and willfully submit to them. This is the reason why the apostle Paul said…be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, Romans 12:2 (KJV) Demons have access to our life through our minds, this is why Satan is constantly trying to teach us.
This revealed to me the primary objective of demons was to deceive us with lies, and the best way to defeat them is with truth. This is also confirmed in the scripture….Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 1 Tim 4:1 (KJV)
I determined the more truth I had in my life the lest advantage demons had over me. If we would speak the truth(swing the sword) concerning our life we would be OK. Demons are counting on us to be ignorant, stupid and passive. They want to fill our brains with statements, falsehoods, ideologies, and concepts to control us.
How do we swing the sword of the Spirit?
Since it is the word of Yah, the only way to swing it is to speak it. We are to speak against the lies of the devil. This is the power that Yahshua has given us, the power to speak the word. Demons can only work within the power given to them by the Most High and they know it. They also know that if they can convince you to give up or sin they’ll have you under their control. We need to understand that any thought that lures us away from the Most High originated from Satan. When we can recognize this we will have half the battle won.
A demon by the name of “Ramtha, the enlighten one” shows up in a woman’s kitchen and tells her that he has come to help her and give her knowledge. That woman was JZ Knight an American mystic teacher and author. She spoke about how beautiful he was, full of light. Eventually he convinced her to be a medium between him and the world, and to use her body to a channel for him. That doesn’t sound to bad does it? Actually he was asking to possess her body. JZ Knight is now possessed by the demon called “Ramtha” of course she denies that he’s a demon. She has become quite famous these days and Her teachings have attracted figures from the entertainment and political world such as Linda Evans and Shirley MacLaine
“I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am”.
Sasha Fierce is wearing a metal plate featuring prominently the face of Baphomet, who is also featured on the sigil of the Church of Satan:
“When I’m onstage I’m aggressive and strong and not afraid of my sexuality. The tone of my voice gets different, and I’m fearless. I’m just a different person.”
Do you think that she recognize that shes being possessed by a demon? Yes, she knows it. She has sold her sold to the demon for riches. This is very common in the entertainment business. Do you now see the deception of the devil? It’s a reason why Satan has producers making demon movies, he wants give us a description of him and his demons that’s so evil in appearance that we will not recognize him and his demons as angels of light…
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Cor 11:13-15 (KJV)
Don’t get me wrong, some demons do manifest themselves wild like you see in movies, but it’s a rare occasion. Satan and his demons manifest themselves so subtle until most people would not even recognize them. They really don’t want anyone to know that they are there, so that most would believe that something else is wrong.
A few years back, me and my wife was witnessing to a woman with 4 kids. She and her kids came to visit us on day and we began to notice some very strange activity with the youngest son which was 2 years old. One day while we were teaching in our living room, the 2 year old got a hold of our 3 year old girl and began to drag her across floor by her hair. We notice also that he had some very bad anger problems and was caught trying to stab his siblings with an ink pen. The Mother had even told us how the little boy got a hold of a steak knife and stab his sister in the arm. That poor girl had a 6 inches or more slash across her arm that needed several stiches. After these incidents, when ever they came over for bible study we made sure the boy was in the room with us. Several times I noticed when ever I would focus my attention on the boy he would draw back in fear. It was the demon in him viewing the power of the Most High in us. The mother decided that she wanted us to baptize her and her family, so we made plans to do so at a local church. The pastor would allow me to bring people during off hours for baptism. When we finally took them to the church and began to baptize the family, the mother did not want the boy to be baptized because he was only 2 years old. So, while I was baptizing the others, the boy went crazy, acting wild and jumping on pews and screaming. My wife simply walk over to the boy pick him up and whispered in his ears “come out of him in the name of the Messiah, Yahushua/Jesus” and set him down on the pew. The boy just sat there and got quiet, the mother was not aware of what happened. A couple of days latter the mother called us on the phone and asked us “what did you say to my boy?” and my wife said “what in the world do you mean?” The mother replied that her boy has been acting like a different boy, she said “he’s not angry any more, not trying to hurt his siblings and is just very peaceful and quite”
My wife said that she just prayed for him, but it was more than just a prayer, the demon had been cast out!
We have the power to cast them out. I pray that the Most High will give you the spirit of discernment so that you can see when demons are in those around you, and the power to cast them out.
Watchman Yahu Yisrael-Banks