of the Occult Invasion
are these Demons?
Where did they come from?
Why do they want to possess people?
Materialization of Angels Before the Flood
Before the Flood angels had power to materialize. As the messengers of God,
they had the ability take on a human form when God sent them to communicate with Abraham and others. (Gen. 18:1-2; 19:1; 32:24; Judges 6:11-22; 13:3,9-21)
Genesis 6 tells us that some of the angels materialized in Noah’s day, resulting in great evil. “They saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives.”
Genesis 6:1-8, 11 (NIV)
When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the
sons of God* saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
Then the Lord said, My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal his days will be a hundred and twenty years.
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and also afterward,
when the sons of God* went to the daughters of men and had children by them.
They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.
The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
So the Lord said, I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them.
But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord….
Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.
*Note: “Sons of God” cannot refer to mankind because they were already stated as “men.” The “Sons of God” were the angels who left their heavenly habitation.
Who Are the Evil Spirits or Demons?
— The Angels Who Left Their First Estate
The demons are angels who were disobedient to God, materialized in human bodies to mate with human women, and created their own mutant race.
These fallen angels, contaminated by sin, filled the earth with violence.
The sin of the angels who rebelled is described in Jude 6-7.
Without God’s authority or permission, they “kept not their first estate, but left their own [heavenly] habitation.”
Their punishment was being restrained in “chains of darkness” in earth’s atmosphere
(Tartarus). They were no longer permitted to materialize into human form. They would remain in this condition until their time of final judgment at Christ’s second presence.
Jude 6-7 (KJV) —
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. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh…
II Peter 2:4-5 (KJV) — For if God spared not the
angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (Greek, Tartarus), and delivered them into
chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world on the ungodly.
“Chains of Darkness” in
“Tartarus” is not a place for the torment of human souls or demon souls. It is the place of the fallen angels’ restraint during their confinement to earth’s atmosphere.
Fallen angels are in the earth’s atmosphere today. Jesus was casting them out of people. They are not down from somewhere except that they are down from heaven!
“Chains” are the restraints God has placed upon the demons to prevent them from manifesting themselves. They are restrained from manifesting themselves in a human body—that’s why they desire to possess people.
The offspring of the materialized angels and daughters of men were called
“Nephilim,” giants who were a mutant race—part-angelic
part-human—but all were males.
When the Flood came, the fallen angels dematerialized from the human-like bodies they had made themselves. The
“Nephilim” giant offspring were destroyed, being only part angelic. The restraint or “chains” put on the fallen angels by God after the Flood was that they could no longer materialize or leave earth’s atmosphere. Thus, the fallen angels’ attempt to govern the world came to a miserable end.
Why Do Demons Possess People?
Since the Flood the demons have had to possess people in order to have human bodies to work through.
The fallen angels are furious that their plan for world dominion with their own race was defeated by God. However, in dark séances they endeavor to gain control of people’s minds and bodies. Not able to materialize into bodies of their own making, the fallen angels seek to possess the minds and bodies of others. When this happens a fate as terrible as drug addiction occurs. People become enslaved to demons. If you can imagine the worst Nazi SS guard, then you are getting an idea of these demons, except these demons have had about 6,000 years of evil practice and experience!
What About Satan? He Was a Powerful Angel.
Satan was created a perfect spirit being and was “a guardian cherub” of Eden.
Ezekiel 28:12-15 in part (NIV) — This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God… You were anointed as a guardian cherub for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.
You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.
Isaiah 14:12-15 —
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! 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:I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.Yet thou shalt be brought down to sheol, to the sides of the pit.
Luke 10:18 (KJV) —
…I [Jesus] beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Satan fell from his exalted position in glory among the “Stars” (other angelic beings) to be confined to earth’s atmosphere, a rebel and adversary of God. He fell when he tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. He tried to drive a wedge between God and Adam and Eve, and he succeeded for the time being. Note, some people do not think Satan exists—but Jesus certainly did!
What Does the Word of God Say About Demons?
Witchcraft and sorcery are banned in God’s Word. Judaism and Christianity have always stood squarely against them in every form.
(NAS) — There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. (KJV, necromancer).
Isaiah 8:19-20 (NIV) — When men tell you to consult
mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God?
Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony!
If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.
The nine prohibited practices of Deuteronomy 18 and the
counsel against mediums and spirits in Isaiah 8:19-20 are among the many direct warnings found in God’s Word.
We are to have nothing to do with spiritism and occultism. “…We are not ignorant of [Satan’s] devices.” 2 Corinthians 2:11