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在“圣经”中所述的魔鬼和他们的能力

第6章-魔鬼和他们的能力,在“圣经”中描述

正如我们已经介绍了,“圣经”教导我们,今天的基督徒对恶魔的战斗中,堕落天使的第二次浪潮,和他们的领袖,堕落天使撒旦。 我们将采取看,在“圣经”恶魔和恶魔所表现出的能力,以便更好地了解今天从事什么活动恶魔。

我们已经讨论了最有可能的恶魔死巨头(菲利姆)住洪水前的游魂,他们的父亲的后代。 在“圣经”恶魔被称为死者的灵魂。 在旧约上帝禁止人们实践与死者的灵魂沟通,或熟悉这些恶魔,而这种神奇的做法。 魔鬼也入账作为密切参与偶像崇拜,这也是禁止的做法。

通常,当人们想到的恶魔,他们认为的“妖藏”的概念。 “藏”一词来自单词“daimonizomai”KJV翻译。 这个词是一个动词,意思是“下一个恶魔的力量”(塞耶的词典)。 这个词并不一定意味着“你的身体内有一个魔鬼”。 字面上这个动词意味着“demoned”或“demoning”。 也许是最好的英文翻译,“被妖魔化”。 被“附身”的人的概念并非来自希腊字“daimonizomai”这将更好地被翻译为“妖魔化” 。 相反,“藏”的概念来自记录约恶魔的故事中。

耶稣再三叮嘱恶魔人“走出来”,和圣经记载耶稣“赶出去”的恶魔,这些条款是准确的。

到了晚上已经来了,他们给他带来了许多谁是恶魔附身。 他投出的精神,用一个字,并且治好了一切有病 。马特8:16

耶稣斥责他说,保持你的和平,他 当不洁的精神已经忍俊不禁,他叫了一个响亮的声音,他出来 ,他太1:25-26

当耶稣看见的人一起跑过来,他斥责不洁的精神,说:“又聋又哑的精神,我命令你,他来了,并输入他没有更多的!”马克9:25

约妖魔化的人似乎完全被恶魔控制,这是“藏”的传统观点有几个故事。 但另一方面,也有妖魔化人似乎运作到一些正常的程度,至少在某些时候的故事。 因此,它似乎有可能不同层次的妖魔化。 也有许多人赶鬼愈合,但它没有指定多少每个人被恶魔控制的故事。 总体而言,“圣经”似乎记录一些最详细的情况最严重的妖魔化。

然后他们来到海的另一边,Gadarenes国 而当他来到船,立即会见了他与不洁的精神,他的坟墓之间的住宅人的墓葬;,没有人能捆住他,甚至没有用铁链,因为他常常被与桎梏和锁链的约束 链拉开他的束缚,打碎,也可能有人驯服他。 和往常一样,白天和黑夜,他在山上的坟墓,哭了出来,自己切割石块。 当他看到远道而来的耶稣,他跑了,崇拜他。 他叫了出来,大声说,“我与你,耶稣,至高神的儿子 我恳请上帝你,你不要折磨我。“他说他”出来的人,不洁的精神!“接着他问他,”你叫什么名字?“他回答说,”是军团的名称;因为我们有很多的“他还央求他认真,他不会送他们的国家。 现在大群的猪喂养附近的山上。 因此,所有的恶魔央求他,说:“送我们去的猪,我们可以输入它们。”一旦耶稣给他们的权限 污秽的灵出去,进入猪(大约有两万余人);和入海,沿着陡峭的地方,牛群跑了猛烈的海中淹死。 因此,那些喂养的猪逃跑,他们告诉记者,在城市和国家 和他们出去,看看它是什么发生了。 然后他们来到耶稣那里,看见已被恶魔附身军团,坐在温饱和头脑清醒的。 他们就害怕。马克5:1-15

当他的土地上,遇见了他一个从城里的人有很长一段时间的恶魔一定人 而他穿不穿衣服,他也没有住在一所房子,但在墓葬。 当他看见了耶稣,他哭了出来,倒在他面前,大声说,“我与你,耶稣,至高神的儿子 我求求你,不要折磨我!“他吩咐污鬼男子。 它往往抓住他,他是看守,用铁链和枷锁的约束;,他打破了债券和妖驱动到旷野。 耶稣问他,说:“你叫什么名字?”他说,“军团”,因为许多恶魔已经进入他。 他们恳求他,他不会命令他们去深渊。 现在许多猪牧群喂养有山。 因此,他们恳求他说,他将允许他们进入。 他允许了他们 恶魔出去的男子,并进入了猪,牛群跑猛烈沿着陡峭的地方入湖中淹死。 当那些喂食他们看到发生了什么事,他们逃到告诉记者,在城市和国家。 然后他们出去,看看发生了什么事,来到耶稣那里,并从他们的恶魔离开的人,坐在耶稣的脚,有衣穿,头脑清醒 他们就害怕。 他们还要求整个周边地区的Gadarenes众多他离开他们的,因为他们被巨大的恐惧此案。 他钻进船返回。 现在,从他们的恶魔离开的人求他,他可能会与他 但耶稣打发他走,他说,他去他的方式,并在整个城市宣布什么伟大的事情,耶稣为他作了卢克8“返回到你自己的房子,并告诉什么伟大的事情,神为你做 。“。 27-39

在这个故事中的妖魔化的人似乎在他的许多恶魔的完全控制之下。 描述的恶魔造成精神错乱的症状,不寻常的或超自然的力量,自残或自我伤害,自我封闭,不能由其他人试图帮助他达成,和能力似乎总损失“头脑清醒”。 恶魔造成的,他不穿任何衣服,还让他做一些将被视为可耻的,或有辱人格的,异常的事情。 恶魔造成的,他住在墓葬中,这被认为是不正常的,但也不洁。 恶魔知道耶稣是谁,他是上帝的儿子,他们似乎怕他。

指定的恶魔,在这一个人已经能够以填补约2000头猪的从众。 当恶魔进入了猪,它们所造成的猪都死了,自己溺水。 如果恶魔是死菲利姆的无形的精神,那么很可能或可能,其中一些在洪水中溺水死亡。 如果不出意外,他们被洪水证人。 由于考虑到,似乎有可能已经超过一个表面层次的意义,这将导致所有这些猪被淹死... ...想或许他们在一份声明中,提及自己的过去有些苦涩。

在另一个故事,一个恶魔曾多次试图淹死一个男孩,和他扔进火,为了要杀死他。 魔鬼多次似乎有自杀倾向。

然后人群之一回答说,“老师,我给你带我的儿子,谁拥有静音的精神 何地抓住他,把他扔了;他在嘴里的泡沫,gnashes他的牙齿,变得僵硬。 所以我说你的门徒,他们应该将它转换,但他们不能。“他回答说他并说,”O一代移情别恋,我与你同在多久呢 我应承担与您多久? 带他到我。“
然后,他们把他带到了他。 当他看到他,立刻精神忍俊不禁的他,和他倒在地上,打滚,口吐白沫。 于是他问他的父亲,“有多久这发生在他的?”他说,从童年“ 他经常抛出入火和入水,他毁了他 但如果你可以做任何事情,对我们的同情和帮助我们。“耶稣对他说,”如果你能相信,他谁相信所有的事情都是可能的的。“孩子的父亲立刻哭了出来,并与眼泪说, 他说:“主啊,我相信,帮助我不信!”当耶稣看见的人一起跑过来,斥责不洁的精神,它说,“又聋又哑的精神,我命令你,他进入他没有更多的!“的精神哭了出来,他大大忍俊不禁,他走了出来。 和他成为了一人死亡,使许 ​​多人说,“他死了。”但耶稣拉着他的手,扶他起来,和他站起身来 当他进了屋子,他的弟子问他私下,“我们为什么不投呢?”,所以他对他们说,“这样可以来不过祈祷和禁食。”马克9:17 - 29

在这种情况下,单一的恶魔造成癫痫,抽搐,口吐白沫,咬牙切齿的牙齿,刚性,并投掷入水男孩,或投入火中,试图杀死他。 的精神,也取得了聋哑男孩。 在这种情况下,妖是一种祈祷和禁食,只出来。 在重妖魔化这些案件中,耶稣吩咐恶魔走出来,他们服从。

另一种妖魔化的情况下,在旧约中,它变得清晰恶魔可以进入和离开的人反复。 这人暂时署理妖魔化的效果,而在其他时间正常。

但耶和华的灵离开扫罗,从耶和华的邪恶的精神困扰着他。 扫罗的臣仆说,告诉他,现在看哪,神troubleth你从邪恶的精神 现在,让我们的主命令仆人,这是你的面前,去寻找一个人,他 ​​是一个狡猾的球员 ​​在一个竖琴:它应来传递,从神的邪恶的精神在你身上时,他应发挥他的手,和你很好。 扫罗说,晓谕他的仆人,我现在一个人,可以发挥出色,并把他带到我 然后回答一个仆人,并且说,看哪,我已经看到了杰西的Bethlehemite,那就是在玩狡猾,和一个强大的英勇的男子,和一个人的战争,和事项审慎的儿子,和一个清秀的人, 耶和华与他。 为何扫罗派出使者,你们杰西说,给我你的儿子大卫,这是与羊。 杰西了一屁股载货面包,一瓶酒,和一个孩子,并派出由他所不欲,扫罗的儿子大卫。 大卫来到扫罗,站在他面前:他爱他大大;和他成为了他的 armourbearer。 扫罗发送到杰西说,让大卫,我求你,站在我面前;祂所赞成在我的视线。 它来传递,从神的邪恶精神后,扫罗,大卫拿着竖琴,用他的手发挥,因此扫罗被刷新,并以及,和邪恶的精神离开他1萨姆16时14分。 -23

在这种情况下扫罗,上帝允许一个邪恶的精神,继续前进,麻烦扫罗。 有时会闹妖扫罗,和其他时间它会离开他。 这表明,恶魔可以来多次离开,在某些情况下。 扫罗仍然能说话,功能,即使他被妖魔化。 虽然妖魔化,扫罗能说他的仆人,送出去的使者,使大卫,是不哑,聋,或完全克服妖谈到他喜欢在新约中的一些妖魔化的情况下,通过。

这表明,一个人可以有一个与妖魔化的问题,一个打火机,妖不具有完全的控制,或妖是目前唯一活跃在某些时候。 当妖不存在妖魔化的人可能​​正常行为,甚至有部分控制,而妖是当前和积极。 此类案件是更重要的是通常被称为到今天的“恶魔的压迫”的概念。 虽然只是精神上严重,这是一个恶魔控制轻水平比“恶魔附身”的概念。

有许多情况下,其中的细节没有人经历的妖魔化水平提供圣经中提到。

他的名气去整个所有叙利亚,他们对他带来了所有生病的人,采取了各种疾病的折磨,和那些被妖魔化,那些人lunatick,那些有麻痹;他就治好了他们马特 。 4:24

当傍晚的时候,他们对他带来许多被妖魔化:他投出的精神与[他]字,并且治好了一切有病马特8:16

甚至当太阳没有设置的,他们对他带来的所有已患病,他们被妖魔化。 和所有的城市是聚集在门口。 他就治好了许多多样的疾病的患病,投出很多妖魔;和遭受不鬼说话,因为他们知道他马克1:32-34

从这些诗句,许多人被妖魔化,这是可以理解的,它是共同的。 它也可以收集从标记1,在许多情况下有足够的控制,以便能够通过妖魔化的人说话的恶魔。 这也是显而易见的,那个村庄的人在村里被妖魔化的想法,为他们带来了这些特定的人耶稣愈合。 同的恶魔军团的情况下,似乎许多妖魔也没有标识作为神的儿子耶稣公开,这是为什么耶稣没有允许恶魔发言。 这是可能的,因为它超过有益的损害,甚至混乱的福音消息,已知妖魔化人被宣告耶稣基督是神的儿子,。 人们纷纷抛出一些进入人们的头脑中关于耶稣的疑问,他是在哪一方,恶魔知道他。

此外,恶魔似乎也能够识别基督徒是神的仆人,这些人谁不。
“这件事发生,我们要祷告的地方,一个奴隶女孩占卜的精神迎接我们,使她的主人多大的利润,由算命。 这丫头跟着保罗和我们其余的,大声叫嚷:“这些人是至高神的仆人,谁告诉你要保存的方式。”她 ​​不停地起来这许多天 保罗最后变得如此的困扰,他转过身来了精神,说:“在耶稣基督的名,我命令你来了!”在那一刻的精神给她留下。 当奴隶女孩的业主意识到,他们赚钱的希 ​​望了,他们抓住保罗和西拉和市场拖入他们面对当局。“使徒行传16:16-19

妖在这种情况下,没有造成耳聋,或muteness,女孩被妖魔化或自我伤害,而是努力通过她算命的神奇做法。 在恶魔知道其他情况下(注吨这里没有验证这个恶魔,可以预测未来,或算命的这个女孩是不同的财富,出纳员今天任何的模糊性和准确性。)耶稣是谁,在这种情况下的恶魔知道真相,基督徒对上帝的工作,导致人们的救赎。 但在这种情况下,女孩是唯一一个一直讲是谁指定的,而不是妖。 恶魔似乎已经传达这一信息的女孩,是影响她做广告的信息。 没有证据表明女孩被折磨的那些严重妖魔化的情况下的程度。 她似乎并不已根据总量控制的恶魔,但被妖的影响,因此,这似乎更多的是“恶魔的压迫”的情况下。 在这种类型的“恶魔的压迫”,她似乎有与所选择的恶魔的共生关系,以接收从恶魔的信息。 这是一个明显的例子旧约是指什么神奇的做法:

“男人也女人的人有一个熟悉的精神,或一个向导,必置于死地:他们将石头与石头他们:他们的血液[应]在他们 。”列夫20点27分

“当你的艺术进入耶和华你神所赐的土地,你不应该学习后,这些国家的可憎。 不得有你们中间[任何一个] maketh他的儿子或女儿经火,[或],useth占卜,[或]倍,或巫师,或巫婆的观察员,还是一个魔术师或咨询者与熟悉的精神,或精灵,或死灵 所有这些东西[]献给耶和华所憎恶:耶和华你的神,因为这些可憎doth驱动他们从你面前“申命记18:9-12

强的一致性,为“熟悉的精神”的词的意思是“鬼一个死一个,巫术,谁唤起一个死一个,一个熟悉的精神之一,精神”。 如果一个人认为恶魔其实是死巨头(菲利姆)的精神,那么它有很大的意义,它是被引用的“鬼,死的精神”在这里的恶魔。 它是上帝的子民“唤起人们对死的精神”,或有什么妖禁止,更不用说成为之一,熟悉,增益熟悉。 “向导”的词在这里是“一个人有一个熟悉的精神”和“亡灵法师”。 术语“死灵”也使用,所有这些都是同义词,均指与妖的关系。 这是算命的行为女孩在做什么,她有一个熟悉的妖灵的关系,而且,妖给她,她似乎有神奇的知识信息。

重要的是要注意基督徒如何处理的情况。 在旧约中,上帝说,任何以色列人,有一个熟悉的精神,与妖,似乎神奇的关系,被砸死。 但在新约中,保罗根本投妖已按照他们刺激他们的女孩。 这将释放她的考虑是什么意思,“这些人是至高神的仆人,谁告诉你要保存的方式”,没有任何关于她心中的恶魔影​​响。 她还认为,保罗,谁相信福音,他的说教,与他的权力,权力是比她熟悉的恶魔电源强,足以迫使妖离开她。 这奴隶女孩似乎得到这与妖的关系,以获得的信息透露给她超自然的力量,这样她就可以告诉人们的命运。 但她来到面对面更大的超自然的力量,发现在那些接受福音的神的力量,这是比她称为妖更强大。 希望这帮助她重新考虑她一直在做,她听到保罗的说教的福音,作为最大的权力,并期待上帝,虽然圣经没有指定。 但铸造妖,她肯定给了她思考的能力没有影响她的决定妖的事情经过。 虽然她说,“这些人是至高神的仆人,谁告诉你要保存的方式”,她自己没有似乎真的相信它,但说妖的影响下。 恶魔知道这是真的,并影响了她说,这,但她选择相信自己的妖后不再存在,影响了她的一个更有利的地位。

还有另一种情况下,在其中一个被妖魔化的人,似乎是在“藏”的层面,有一个恶魔知道耶稣基督是谁,保罗是谁。 妖似乎知道谁是一个基督徒,其实是有权威投他的人,谁是不是一个基督徒并没有耶稣基督给他所有的信徒的权威。

流浪的犹太人,驱魔,那么一定上台后,他们呼吁对他们其中有辟邪主耶稣的名,说, 我们adjure耶稣人保preacheth。 并有七个[一] Sceva,一个犹太人的儿子,[和]首席祭司,这样做的。 和邪恶的精神回答说, 耶稣我知道,保罗我知道,但谁是你们在其中的邪恶的精神,跃居上,男子战胜他们,对他们的盛行,使他们逃离出来 ?徒19:13-16 那家赤裸裸地受伤。

在这种情况下,妖知道谁是有权把他赶出去一个基督徒,谁不是。 在这种情况下,妖似乎导致的妖魔化的人有这么大的实力,他克服了7名男子,他们逃离的房子赤裸裸地受伤。 在军团的情况下,妖魔化男子打破了在这种情况下他必然用铁链,一样,也妖魔化男人的伟大力量。 但在这种情况下,妖魔化的人似乎只有1妖,而不是几千人,其中。 这表明,恶魔在影响一个妖魔化人可以做什么,不依赖于它们的数量,而是说什么恶魔,从根本上使他们能够有一定的能力和方式,他们可以影响一个人。

恶魔似乎导致另一件事,是偏执狂症状。
耶稣说:“没有摩西给你的法律,[还]没有你keepeth法律? 你们为什么要来杀我“”人回答说,祢妖:谁goeth到杀死你“约翰7:20-21

公开表示,在这种情况下,耶稣说人试图杀死他,和他周围的人说他“妖”的回应。 如果一个男人走了一圈今日说法人试图杀死他,让他的正常反应,将人们说他是“偏执狂”或“疯狂”。 很少有人会认为对他说:“你有一个恶魔”。 然而,在耶稣的日子,似乎偏执是一个恶魔的代名词。 除了有些人看似偏执,耶稣也明显正常运作在其他方面。 这表明当时人们了解,一个人被妖魔化的人并不一定要下一个恶魔的全面控制,但只是可能会影响下一个部分。 这是一个单一的偏执似乎评论如何,即使耶稣似乎大致天晴,导致他们说他有一个恶魔。 当时人们都知道,妖魔化并不总是有全面的对一个人的控制的妖。 因此,“圣经”教导妖魔化可能也有不同层次,也偏执可以恶魔造成的。

这是沿同一行恶魔导致精神错乱,和耶稣也被指控是疯狂和妖。“其中许多人说,”他有一个恶魔,是疯狂的。 为什么你听他的?“(约翰福音10:20),有些人认为耶稣是疯了,他们还以为他有一个恶魔。 这就像“军团”,其行为而妖魔化疯狂妖魔化的人。 但同样有不同程度的水平。 耶稣显然是运作像一个正常理智的人,但因为一些事情,他说没有,他被认为是疯了,因此有一个恶魔。 但在军团的情况下,该名男子显然是完全彻底疯狂到最大程度。 因此,圣经教导我们,一个恶魔,可能会导致有点精神错乱或精神错乱的很多,它可以随妖魔化水平。

在这两种情况下,解决问题的方式是投妖的男子,与“军团”的恶魔耶稣投他的恶魔后,大大改变。
“然后,他们走出去,看看做了什么;来到耶稣那里,并发现该名男子,其中鬼子离去,坐在耶稣的脚下,有衣穿, 在他的心智:他们就害怕 那些看到发生了什么事告诉别人如何妖魔化男子已经痊愈了。“恶魔后离开了该名男子,他是愈合再次在他的”正确的心态“ 。 相同的解决方案是在物理妖的影响,“耶稣是驾驶妖是静音情况下。 妖离开时,已静音的男人发言,和人群感到吃惊。“路加福音11:14-15

“圣经”描述尽可能多的与妖魔化的变化
1。 一个人可以总量控制下的一个恶魔(“藏”),或只能由一个恶魔的影响(“压迫”)
2。 妖可以进来或离开时将一个妖魔化的人(像扫罗)。
3。 那些妖(“被压迫者”)的影响,可以发现这是更非自愿和折磨(如扫罗,或军团的情况下)或本可以更自愿的共生关系(如在行为的奴隶女孩,或在其他熟悉鬼神,巫术,巫术,任何与这些“死”的精神关系的情况下)。
4。 妖可能会导致一个妖魔化的人身体经验:muteness,耳聋,癫痫,各种疾病,并造成巨大的力量。
5。 妖可以导致一个妖魔化的人在精神上经验:精神错乱,心智,偏执,自我伤害行为,自杀行为,自我有辱人格的行为,并自我孤立。
6。 妖能以某种方式告诉我们,如果圣灵是,知道有权投出来的那些基督教信徒,知道耶稣基督是谁。 妖与妖魔化的人可以共享此信息。
7。 妖也可以分享一个妖魔化的人,人谁是选择有一个神奇的妖关系的其他信息,算命之类的。


妖魔化如何工作?

人类是由几部分组成:一具尸体,使他们的身体生活的精神,和他们的灵魂,这被认为是对的心脏,意志和心灵。 耶稣说这些部件在马克12时30分,

, and with all thy strength : this [is] the first commandment. 你爱你所有的心脏 ,你的灵魂 ,并与所有主你的上帝,和所有你态度,与所有的力量:[是]的第一条诫命

这些人的部分,可以积极爱神,其中一人爱上帝,或不选择。 通常被认为是组成的“心灵,意志和情感”,对应“的心态,实力,和心脏”,在这节经文分别灵魂。

当人们的“妖藏”认为,他们往往认为它是妖进入人体内,并投出的。 然而,这真的没有多大意义。 妖是一个不朽的无形的精神。 如果一个恶魔,可以直接进入人体,那么为什么不他们进入的尸体,并把他们带回的生活,拥有它们呢? 多邪恶的,因为他们这样做,似乎恶魔不具备尸体的原因是因为他们不能。 而在这很明显,这不是一个正在摆在首位的恶魔附身的人的身体,妖不能进入,除非该人是活的。

正如我们在前面的章节涵盖的,上帝创造了亚当的身体,然后吹一口气到亚当的精神(生活气息),且只有一次亚当的身体和精神,他成为一个“活的灵魂”。 (创2:7)一个人已经有了一种精神,妖是一种精神。 在精神境界,似乎像一个妖灵不能进入人类的精神比一个坚实的对象可以进入另一个坚实的对象。 两个球台球桌一样,似乎2精神碰撞和反弹交相辉映,各有其定义的坚固性和独立性。 因此,如果精神的精神境界,保持分开定义,然后妖不能进入一个人的精神。 和妖灵不进入人体,直接为恶魔不能进入尸体。 因此可能性仍然存在,这是妖必须真正进入和走出去“的活的灵魂”一个人。 远远超过只是一个身体,神认为人主要是生活的灵魂,“他就成了一个活的灵魂”。 所以活的灵魂,是一个人,妖有,或超出,这是人的心灵,将(或强度)和情感(或心脏)。

不要怕他们,那杀身体,但不能杀灵魂的:。而是怕他,这是能够摧毁在地狱中的灵魂和身体都马特10时28分

据“圣经”,一个人是不是主要是身体刚好有一个活的灵魂,而是一个人主要是一个活的灵魂,碰巧有一个身体。 了解神认为一个人主要是一个活的灵魂,它是有意义的,并没有矛盾时,“圣经”讲的恶魔在一个人或一个人的未来。 这是因为圣经一个人(男或女)主要是一个“活的灵魂”,这个“活的灵魂”是人,妖是谁或退出。

一个恶魔进入头脑,心脏,或将一个人(一个活的灵魂),并通过心灵,思想,心脏,情绪,和一个人,妖是能够“妖魔化的症状。 当涉及到了一个熟悉的精神沟通,妖与人的心灵和思想的直接交互,从心灵内部。 当它涉及到精神错乱,妖原因在人的头脑中的精神错乱。 这是比什么妖不造成身体不适,容易理解。 当涉及到更多的身体症状,莫名其妙的妖使用一个人的意志,从里面的意志,影响身体。 不知怎的,在一个人的意志,妖可引起超自然的疾病,如耳聋,muteness,癫痫发作,或伟大力量。 耳聋,muteness和癫痫发作似乎并不相当超自然的伟大力量。 这更容易理解妖可能是能够引起别人不说话,或仅仅是一个人的纯粹的意志力的操纵,扣押。 了解如何妖可以通过操纵一个人的纯粹的意志力造成的巨大力量,它是比较困难的。 然而,人体能承受的巨大力量的壮举,如果一个人的肾上腺素。 A demon causing great strength may stem from the demon manipulating a person's willpower, thoughts, and emotions, to affect the person's body to have a large adrenaline rush, allowing great strength for a time.

Here is an excerpt from “How Can Adrenaline Help You Lift a 3,500 Pound Car?” by Josh Clark of HowStuffWorks.com
In 1982, in Lawrenceville, Ga., Angela Cavallo lifted a 1964 Chevrolet Impala from her son, Tony, after it fell off the jacks that had held it up while he worked underneath the car. Mrs. Cavallo lifted the car high enough and long enough for two neighbors to replace the jacks and pull Tony from beneath the car.
Marie “Bootsy” Payton was cutting her lawn in High Island, Texas, when her riding mower got away from her. Payton's young granddaughter, Evie, tried to stop the mower, but was knocked underneath the still-running machine. Payton reached the mower and easily tossed it off her granddaughter, limiting Evie's injuries to four severed toes. Curious, Payton later tried to lift the mower again and found she couldn't move it.
What accounts for feats of superhuman strength like these? Are they glimpses into the lives of superheroes' alter egos? Or are all of us imbued with amazing strength?
Although well-documented when they do occur, feats of hysterical strength — unnatural and amazing strength tapped during high-stress situations — are not recognized by medical science. This is largely due to the problem of gathering evidence: Instances like these come about without warning, and to reproduce these situations in a clinical setting would be unethical and dangerous. But we are aware of the effects of adrenaline, a hormone shown to increase strength to amazing degrees for short periods of time.”

Through manipulating the mind, emotions, and will of a person so that they have a large adrenaline rush, a demon might be able to cause the demonized person to break chains, or be able to fight against 7 men and prevail.

It also might be difficult to understand how a demon could cause deafness, using the mind, will, or emotions of a person. But something which fits this description still exists, and might be what is referred to today as “psychogenic deafness”.
“ Hearing loss or impairment caused by a mental or emotional disorder or trauma and having no evidence of an organic cause.” – American Heritage Medical Dictionary
Altogether it is conceivable that demons work through the mind, will, and emotions of a demonized person to be able to produce bodily ailments, as well as the mental or psychological ailments like insanity, paranoia, and associated insane behavior.

Then there is a demonized person who has the sort of relationship that may fit the description of having a familiar spirit, wizardry, fortune-telling, necromancy and other magical practices. How does a demon cause a demonized person to seem to have magical, or psychic, powers?

“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.”
Luke 11:24-26

Also Jesus says in, “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.” Matt 12:43-45

One thing we can learn from these verses is that demons can communicate with each other while outside of a person. This is seen in that 1 demon can communicate with 7 more demons while outside of any person, and convince them to come back with him to the person it left.
We also have covered that a demon can choose to leave and return to a demonized person when it wants to. If a person seems to be revealing psychic knowledge that they could not have known about another person, in fortune telling, this may be part of how it works. The demon may leave the demonized person and talk to other demons, or even go into the person asking for a psychic reading, in order to gather information. Then the demon goes back into the demonized psychic, and relays the information. Presto, it's “magic”. But actually, it's just demons, and this sort of magic is simply demons doing things demons can do.

Along these lines, it is important to note that demons are immortal spirits, who have been around since the flood. It is therefore easy for a demon to potentially talk to other demons who might have known or demonized relatives of a person, even dead relatives. It's also possible that the same demon who is demonizing a person might have also demonized their grandparent, etc. In this way demons can know private or personal information about people who are dead. And a demon can relay that information to a demonized person who “talks to the dead”, that in turn may amaze an audience by relaying information that only a dead relative would know. But in fact, not only the dead relative, but also a demon who knew the dead relative, could know this information. In fact a demonized psychic of this sort is not speaking to the ghost of a dead relative for information, but rather is speaking to a demon who has gathered information about the dead relative.

Besides impersonating dead relatives, demons also will claim to be famous people from history, gods, aliens, etc. It may be this is how idol worship came about: demons claimed to be gods, and influenced people to depict how they claimed to look in the form of an idol.

“What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons.” 1 Cor 10:19-21

In any case, the Bible specifies that people actually worshipped demons when they worshipped idols. But it may be that demons communicated to demonized people with familiar spirits, claimed to be gods, and influenced people to start making idols and worshipping them. It would make some sense that demons, lacking and missing a body, might have seen this as a way to have a bodily representation, by the contrived body of an idol.


Can demons do all the things that fallen angels can do?

Fallen angels have something along the lines of a spirit body, but demons are bodiless spirits. Demons used to have mortal physical bodies, and those mortal bodies died before the Flood.
This seems to be a key difference between what fallen angels can do and what demons can do. The spirit bodies and potential physical presence of fallen angels seems to allow for them to do many things which are described in the Bible, like causing false dreams and Visions, and even appearing physically as men. But the Bible never describes demons being able to do these things, but rather only describes demons working through people or animals. The Bible does not describe demons causing dreams or Visions. Though it seems as dreams are a matter of the mind, that demons may be able to cause dreams. But demons cannot physically manifest, and only work through a living soul. (A demon could not move a chair, bend a spoon, cause a mass sighting of a UFO, or multiple people to see a ghost, sit on someone putting pressure on their chest, leave Bigfoot tracks on the ground, etc.) A demon can only have a physical presence by getting in a living soul and then gaining control over an animal or person. Then a demon could move a chair, bend a spoon, etc., by causing a demonized person or animal's body to manually physically do such things. A demon can affect a person's body only from the inside out, working through their mind, will, and emotions (living soul). So the answer is No, a demon cannot do all the things that a fallen angel can do. They cannot manifest physically in a bodily form, and they cannot cause Visions, though they may be able to cause dreams in a demonized person.

How does a person become demonized?

It is difficult to say with certainty, as some cases are more voluntary than others. But in cases in which the demonization seems more involuntary, the Bible does seem to describe what happens.

Luke 11:20-26, “But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you. “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils. He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters. When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to my house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.”

One interesting thing to note in this passage is that the demon considers the house to be his, in saying “my house”. There are a couple different ways to interpret this passage, but let's define the strong man as a person who is guarded against demonization. And let's say the demon is the attacker, and once a demon has prevailed, he considers the house to be his. The person has armor that they depend on to keep them safe, and have to keep a guard up. But if a demon is stronger than their armor, the demon might come in and overpower the person, and they become demonized. Then the demon will try to take away the armor of the demonized man, and divide up the possessions of the demonized man. Also, the demon may divide up the task of demonizing the man, by going and getting 7 more demons to join him in inhabiting that man.

So how does the demon overpower the man who is guarded with armor, and get into his house? The Bible does give some indication of how demonization begins.
“ Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Eph 4:26-27

The word here for “give” means to “give or grant” as a voluntary gift. The word for “place” here means a room (like in a house) or a habited space. The word here for “neither” has the distinct implication of “those which are of the same kind or which are part of one whole”.
What this means is that if you are angry and sin because of it, or let a new day begin while still angry, then in this you are also choosing to give space, a room, to the devil, or his demons. People may not realize it when they do this, but these actions are all parts of one whole. And in this people give a room to the devil, and a room could be in a person's house, and it could be a demon that works for Satan who goes into that room, and stays there. This is a description of how demonization can begin. And this describes that in being angry and sinning, staying angry, a person actually in this is choosing to open up the door of their house, forsake their guard and armor, and give a demon room for entry. And once a demon gets inside, overpowering the person who has let their guard down, then that demon will try to take away all their armor, take their possessions, and will come to consider the house to be their own, as Jesus described.

Anger is just one example used here of how this happens, but is it the only thing that could allow a demon entry? Anger (or wrath) is mentioned as a “work of the flesh”, and it seems likely that any work of the flesh, in which sin takes place, or is held on to over time, may also give room to a demon.

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal 5:19-21

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: Col 3:5

And Eph 4 from above continues, Eph 4:28-32
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

So it seems like there are many sinful things, works of the flesh, which are listed along with anger, and these also may give demons room. This may be another meaning of the verse, “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Gal 6:8
If a person is sinning, whether by committing a sin in anger, or adultery or idolatry etc, or holding onto sinful things inside like anger, bitterness, hatred, etc. this is what opens a door up for demons to gain entry, get a room, and oppress someone. This seems to be true whether the person is not a Christian, or is a Christian.

It is important to note that Eph 4 “ neither give place to the devil ” was not directed at the unsaved, but directed at Christians. Though if this is how demons gain entry, the process would seem to be the same for everyone, Christian or not. When Jesus spoke of a strong man guarding his house with armor, this also seems to be directed at everyone, including Christians. The armor here may refer to choosing to not sin, though everyone does at times to some extent.
However, Jesus also said, “ He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters” . The best protection and armor against demons getting into your house, is to be with Jesus Christ and to accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Next, have on the full armor of God (Eph 6), and be guarding your house against invasion, and be walking in the Spirit and sowing to the Spirit, not the flesh.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Gal 5:22-23

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel
Eph 6:11-19

A Christian can be oppressed by demons, though the demonization reaching the level of possession seems unlikely because a Christian has the armor of God to at least some extent. And a Christian also has the authority to cast a demon out, should any break through their guard. Another guard against demonization in a Christian is to pray daily, confessing their sins, and asking for forgiveness of sins and cleansing from all unrighteousness.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 Jn 1:5-10

Additionally, the Holy Spirit is inside the heart of a born-again Christian (Gal 4:6), and there is a circumcision of the person's heart by the Holy Spirit (Rom 2:29). God writes his laws upon the Christian's heart, and their mind. (Heb 10:16-17). In this, the heart, and the mind to some extent, of a born-again Christian are different and changed from those of an unsaved person. And the peace of God, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, guards the heart and mind of a Christian.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phl 4:7
In all this, it seems all the more difficult for a Christian to reach a “possession” level of demonization, even though Eph 4 indicates that “oppression” is possible.

A Christian under demonic oppression has all the authority they need, in the power of Jesus Christ, and the power of God through the Holy Spirit of Jesus, to command a demon to get out and stay out, and refuse to let the demon influence them any longer. But the Christian person must choose this by his or her own free will. God does not violate our free will, and the Christian must choose of their free will to kick the demon out of their self, and to repent of whatever sinful work of the flesh opened the door to let the demon get in their house in the first place.

It is arguable that most of the demons in a person do automatically flee a person when or after they become a Christian, without being cast out, as part of the process of repentance and healing. “Submit yourselves then to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

Yet I think stragglers are possible. There may be generational curses, the result of sins of ancestors going back to the immediate 3rd or 4th generations (Ex 20:5). These curses can be broken by Jesus Christ, and demons associated with them may flee or be cast out. There also may be demons that specialize in harassing or tempting a person in areas of sin they have strong problems with, like certain addictions. In this a demon may have taken over a room in the house, fortifying it, and the battle to regain the space could be more difficult. This concept of a fortified area is seen the Biblical term “strong hold”. But there is hope,

For though we walk in flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds ; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor 10:3-5

The weapons of our warfare are mighty to pull down strongholds, and our most prominent weapon is the Word of God, which is the sword of the Spirit, the Scriptures, the Bible. This is very fitting with the second meaning of a “strong hold” , which is, “of the arguments and reasonings by which a disputant endeavours to fortify his opinion and defend it against his opponent”. Often the battle with demonic oppression is in the mind, and the best weapon to use against excuses and false reasoning which hold onto sin, is with the Word of God. And also we have the authority Jesus Christ gave believers in Him to cast out demons. 赞美耶稣!

So this cleaning house can be a gradual process for the new Christian, but also as the Christian repents of more sin, and asks for forgiveness, and draws near to God, demons may flee, without having to be cast out.


Does this mean that any sinful thought, feeling, or action a person has is caused by a demon?

No, the sinful nature and the flesh, and a person's own heart and mind, are all potential sources of sinful thoughts, feelings, desires, and actions. These are plenty enough to put a person into internal conflict, without any demonization being involved.

I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Gal 5:16-17

For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 因此,弟兄们,我们是债务人,而不是去瓤,按肉体生活。 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Rom 7:14-25, 8:1-14

Demonization is more likely to be present where there seems to be symptoms of demonization, for instance: a loss of a person being in their “right mind”, symptoms of insanity (to a lesser or greater degree), habitual or repetitive sin like sinful addictions, or self-perception of a loss of self-control.

And temptations also can come from the flesh and sinful nature, even in Christians, without a demon being the cause.
Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus. Gal 4:13-14

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members ? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. 抵挡魔鬼,他将离开你们逃跑了。 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:1-10

If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Eph 4:21-24

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified… No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Cor 9:24-27, 10:13

Jesus Christ gives Christians the ability to learn to walk in and according to the Spirit, in a process of sanctification, and through His power to overcome our flesh, sinful nature, and temptations, having been given a new nature in Him.

Ultimately, we Christians and our bodies belong to God. A demon cannot “own” or “possess” us, as truly we are owned or possessed by God, purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. The Bible says in 1 Cor 6:19-20, ” What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” Christians are owned by God, and demons will be evicted by the true owner, Jesus Christ.

The people to be truly concerned about when it comes to demonization are those who are not Christians, who do not have the armor of God, nor the Holy Spirit, and do not have the authority to cast out demons in Jesus Christ's name. People today may fair no better than the demonized people in the New Testament, who Jesus helped and healed by casting demons out of them. If sin leads to oppression, once they have reached an “oppressed” level of demonization, they are more at risk for reaching the “possessed” level. Jesus and His disciples cast out demons many times in the New Testament. Jesus and His disciples were the Deliverance ministers and exorcists at that time, helping people who were demonized by casting out the demons. Jesus said those who believed in Him would also cast out demons.

“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” Mark 16:16-18

There is no doubt that driving out demons is just as valid a Christian ministry today as it ever was. It is a needed ministry, needed by the hurting people who are demonized today. Jesus wants the church today, the body of Christ, to practice deliverance ministry, as He did, and help these people.