DEMONIC ACTIVITY

Angels were often referred to as “sons of God” in Scripture,see Job 38:4-7). Did fallen angels, demons, have sex with women on earth?

“Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” (Gen 6:1-4)

There are several interpretations of this passage (see Enduring Word app), but many tend to believe these are fallen angels (demons), who took human-like form, or inhabited a human form (as the devil took on the form of the serpent) and impregnated women.

This polluted the human race and angered God and He said, He would flood the earth saving only Noah, who had found favor in His eyes, and His family.

Now, demon possession is often portrayed in movies much more than preached about in our pulpits.

We talk a lot about Noah but not so much about demons.

However, God tells us, “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.” (Eph 6:12)

So here’s the thing, Satan and his minions are real and organized against us.

As far as demons go, we tend to deny what we cannot see, but that makes demons no less real.

Perhaps, the most profound portrayal of demonic activity I’ve ever read is a book by C.S.Lewis, called “The Screwtape Letters.” It is truly eye-opening.

Lewis, himself said of demons, “ There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”

So let’s take a balanced approach—

“Yes, evil is a real and present danger. Even more, there are supernatural powers, authorities, and disembodied creatures that are quite active, though unseen, in the realm of humankind. Their history is revealed. Their powers are limited. Their activities are often predictable. Their allegiance is known. Their abilities have been unmasked. And their future is decidedly grim. Demons are, indeed, most real and most active.” (Milton)

Demons are real and we are battling against them, but let’s also understand there is a limit to their powers.

“Romans 8:38 tells us that principalities cannot keep us from God’s love. Therefore, there is a limit to their power.

Ephesians 1:20-21 tells us that Jesus is enthroned in heaven, far above all principalities and powers.

Colossians 1:16 tells us that Jesus created principalities and powers.

Colossians 2:10 tells us that Jesus is head over all principalities and power. Therefore, Jesus is not the opposite of Satan or principalities.

Ephesians 3:10-11 tells us that the church makes known the wisdom of God to principalities and powers.

1 Corinthians 15:24 tells us that principalities and powers have an end; one day their purpose will be fulfilled and God will no longer let them work. Therefore, God has a purpose in allowing their work.

Colossians 2:15 tells us that Jesus disarmed principalities and powers at the cross. Therefore, our victory is rooted in what Jesus did, not in what we do. It isn’t that there is no doing on our part – but our doing is the appropriation and applicationof what Jesus did.” (Guzik)

“Satan may hinder you as a believer, but Satan cannot possess you. If you are in Christ, you are a sanctuary of the living God. The Apostle John says that you have a “sealing.” No . . . demons cannot possess you. Like the most hideous form of parasite or virus, these disembodied malevolent spirits must have a “host.” Everything from pigs to humans may become the host for the vulgar spirits. Demons may enter and possess (make their vipers’ nest). But they cannot enter a child of God. And if they enter a human being their home may be quite temporary. For they must flee at the name of the Lord Jesus: not as an incantation, but through faith in Him and His righteousness and His sacrifice for sin and His present rule and reign.” (Milton)

Indeed, our battle is against these powers and principalities, but our Savior is STRONGER and His victory is already won.

Our job is to stay under the shelter of His wing.

How? By following Him of course!

Do what He does.
Heed what He says.
Victory is His.

“The devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever”. (Rev 20:10)

Hallelujah! And friend, remember this—our powerful Savior, Jesus, who defeated death and Satan, will be your help every step of the way as you hold tight to Him!

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