5 Things About Demons According to the Bible
Demons walk among us every day, waiting to corrupt our minds and bodies. Even the Scripture constantly warns us of their existence and influence. Here are a few powerful verses with their mention.
Demons are fallen angels
The Bible speaks of Lucifer, who together with some angels, rebelled against God. They were then cast into the fiery pits of Hell.
Isaiah 14:12-15: “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.”
Demons have ranking
They follow a hierarchy organized by Satan.
Ephesians 6:10-12:“ Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
They acknowledge Jesus’ authority...
… and are actually fearful of God.
Mark 3:11: “Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”
James 2:19: “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”
They have the ability to possess and control humans.
Demons prey on those with weak minds and spirits.
1 Peter 5:8: “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
Luke 8:30: “Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”“Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him.”
They are present in false gods.
Demons live to deceive people, and those who worship these idols are actually worshipping them.
1 Corinthians 10:20-21: “No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
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