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HEAVEN

A book by B. J. Coombs

 

PART 3

About Satan the Devil and His Angels (Demons)

His and their powers

Matthew 12:43 "When the unclean spirit (demon spirit) is gone out of a man/woman (usually driven out by calling upon the power of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ) he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he (the demon) saith, I will return into my house (human body) from whence I came out; and when he comes he findeth it empty, (the Holy Spirit is not indwelling in power and strength to keep him out).

45 Then goeth he (the demon) and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation."

According to the above scripture, multiple demons can and do inhabit and reinhabit the bodies of humans. They are like Parasites living in symbiotic relationship with their host body, which probably does not even know of their existence or infestation – also! demons do not necessarily have to inhabit/indwell the body/'ies or minds they want to influence, but can do so from without if that person lets them because of fleshly lusts of power/greed/hate/jealousy/envy or any of those sins of the flesh which cause strife and suffering, divorce or division, chaos and calamity.

If there is misunderstanding about the two words "devil" and "demon" - there is only one Devil.

Satan the Devil.

Job 1:7 "And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."

Luke 10:18 He (Jesus) replied "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven." (N.I.V.)

His armies of zillions of demons (wrongly translated devils in the old "King James" version but translated correctly as demons in the "New King James" and most of the later translations) (Moffatt translates them as "Satyrs").

James 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the Devil (His Demons), and He will flee from you."

Many people believe that disasters are "Acts of God" from birth defects and loss of babies, handicaps, disabilities, and violent deaths, to wars, hurricanes, floods, droughts, plagues and diseases of all sorts: whereas they are frequently "Acts of Satan".

1 Peter 5:8 "Be sober (Prudent), be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour."

Now! About the Devil's creation, His power, His purpose, and His massed armies of demons. To begin let us go back to before the world existed and time as we know it began; so open your mind, push away preconceived ideas, and enjoy this short sojourn from the eternal past to now backed up by pure scriptures.

John 1:1 "In the beginning [before all time] was the Word [Christ], and the Word was with God,… All things were made and came into existence through Him;"… (Amplified).

Meaning in this context, before time began. So we know that Jesus the Christ was with God in the beginning and that through Him all things were created. Therefore our Lord must have created the being we now call the Devil and Satan; but back then He was created the ruler of all God's creations and was answerable only to the authority of GOD and the "Word" (Christ).

Ezekiel 28:14 "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee."

This glorious Spirit being was created – not born, so could not refer to a human, also no human except our Lord has ever been perfect since Adam sinned. This is fully covered in appendix C.

The iniquity (or sin) that entered into Satan/Lucifer/Devil was pride and jealousy, He became jealous of God's authority over him.

Isaiah 14:12 "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High."

Us humans with our present finite minds cannot even begin to conceive how many creations God and His Word (Christ) created before time as we know it began – but Lucifer/Satan was originally created perfect and wondrously powerful and glorious and given dominion over all of God's creations with himself being subject only to the authority of God (and the Word) Himself.

But! He got a swelled head and bucked against that authority, determining to oust His very Creator and take over all of God's creations and rule them for Himself.

NOW! God had a colossal dilemma in His creative program. His creations were being despoiled by the very one He had created to rule them for Him. What to do? – He would create a brand new creation to rule His creations, only this time it would be a physical (made of atoms) creation, and this time He would test and test them, so that never again would He be faced with another incalculable crisis like the one He was facing now; and what better testing tool could He use to test them than His traitorous Chief Executive Officer Lucifer now Satan the Devil?

So God created our present physical universe which is so vast as to be beyond finite imagination – the scientific "Big Bang Theory" is most likely correct because only our God could have performed it.

At this moment of pre-time Lucifer/Satan/Devil was not yet driven out of Heaven, because God was going to use Him to test His new creation; but Satan's scope of heavenly operations was radically curtailed, whilst God created His new physical universe and us, but Lucifer/Satan still had access to Heaven for conferences even though uninvited. See Job 1:6-7.

Now at this stage of time Satan was the real bad guy, He had never had the power to CREATE new life (That gift was only given to us) but He still did have some power to change life, so, watching every move that God made in the physical universe and on earth, He changed every physical creation that God made – from being beautiful – into being bestial and decaying – until! At last God had had enough. This scenario covers the first few verses of Genesis. Then! After much frustration God at last created His next perfect creation in His own IMAGE – ADAM and other associated physical creations.

Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in His own IMAGE, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

31 And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good."

OR

Meaning likeness of character and qualities – NOT physical appearance – for

John 4:24 "God is a spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

God had at last created His new creation that would replace the governmental authority that He had originally given to Satan Lucifer – but this time He had created them in His own image with the power to procreate and recreate their own likeness which He had never done before – but! He was really going to test and test this new creation before giving them authority and power over the rest of His creations. Never again would He be subjected to rebellion by His chosen Rulers.

NOW! For the first test – It was a so simple test: but oh! So important.

Genesis 2:9 "And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."

You all know what happened next – Satan appeared on the scene and tempted Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit – which she did – then she in turn gave of it to Adam who although knowing it was the forbidden fruit – also ate of it – thus; not only condemning himself and the Human race to die – but also the whole of the rest of God's physical creations including all the living creatures that God had made and which the Human race had been given stewardship over.

Genesis 1:28 "God blessed them and God said to them, Be fertile and increase, fill the earth and master it; and rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and all the living things that creep on the earth." (TORAH).

NOW! Here was God's next attempt to create a perfect creation to rule His creations for Him, failing miserably on the first test. God was so angry at man's subsequent behavior that He decided to completely destroy every physical living thing that He had made.

Genesis 6:6 "And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and His heart was saddened.

7 The Lord said, "I will blot out from the earth the men whom I created—men together with beasts, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I regret that I made them."

8 But Noah found favor with the Lord.

GOOD OLD NOAH – HE SAVED THE DAY – AND US.

Back to the Devil. What power does He and His massed armies of demons really have on this planet?

When our glorious Lord returned to Heaven after conquering Satan by taking upon Himself (by dying the most horrible death on the cross) the sins of His creations, He threw Satan out of heaven.

Revelation 12:7 "And there was war in Heaven: Michael (One of our Lord's chief Archangels and army commander) and His angels fought against the dragon (the Devil); 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."

Earthly imagination cannot even begin to conceive of the magnitude and dreadfulness of this Heavenly war (for it was a war in the spiritual sphere) in which the third of the angels in Heaven who had followed Satan in His rebellion against God's authority were thrown out of Heaven.

Revelation 12:4 "And there appeared another wonder in Heaven; behold a great red dragon…, his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and didst cast them to the earth."

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."

So! Right here right now are zillions upon zillions of evil spirits doing Satan's bidding of inhabiting/ affecting/ infecting people's bodies and minds and causing every type of strife and chaos imaginable.

Luke 8:30 "Jesus then asked him, what is your name? And he answered Legion (a multitude, thousands upon thousands); for many demons had entered him.

31 And they (the demons) begged (Jesus) that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

32 Now a herd of many swine (pigs which were absolute anathema to the Jews) was feeding there on the mountain. And they (the demons) begged Him (Jesus) that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them.

33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and were drowned. (New King James).

So although demons prefer to inhabit and control humans, they can inhabit animals and other creatures.

Ephesians 6:12 "For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood — contending only with physical opponents — but against despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere." (Amplified).

Satan can control the weather as well as people and events, and armies and sickness and disease. If you read the first two chapters of JOB in your favorite translation you will see this truth. BUT! Our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST can and will give us complete protection from the Devil and His hordes of demons if we ask Him through the Holy Spirit in His name.

Luke 4:10 "For it is written, He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee."

Psalm 91:11 "For He will order His angels to guard you wherever you go." (Kethuvim).

Hebrew 1:14 "Are they not (our guardian angels) all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation."

I! The writer am living proof that the above verses are truth. My guardian angels have protected me and my family against the attacks of demons unknown thousands of times over 76 years (and are doing so at this very moment as I write this), as your guardian angels are right now.

This is the present end of Part 3. However there is lots more yet to come.

In fact it will not finish until My Lord returns.

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