我們已經討論了最有可能的惡魔死巨頭（菲利姆）住洪水前的遊魂，他們的父親的後代。 在“聖經”惡魔被稱為死者的靈魂。 在舊約上帝禁止人們實踐與死者的靈魂溝通，或熟悉這些惡魔，而這種神奇的做法。 魔鬼也入賬作為密切參與偶像崇拜，這也是禁止的做法。
通常，當人們想到的惡魔，他們認為的“妖藏”的概念。 “藏”一詞來自單詞“daimonizomai”KJV翻譯。 這個詞是一個動詞，意思是“下一個惡魔的力量”（塞耶的詞典）。 這個詞並不一定意味著“你的身體內有一個魔鬼”。 字面上這個動詞意味著“demoned”或“demoning”。 也許是最好的英文翻譯，“被妖魔化”。 被“附身”的人的概念並非來自希臘字“daimonizomai”這將更好地被翻譯為“妖魔化” 。 相反，“藏”的概念來自記錄約惡魔的故事中。
到了晚上已經來了，他們給他帶來了許多誰是惡魔附身。 他投出的精神，用一個字，並且治好了一切有病 。馬特8時16
耶穌斥責他說，保持你的和平，他 。 當不潔的精神已經忍俊不禁，他叫了一個響亮的聲音，他出來 ，他太1:25-26
約妖魔化的人似乎完全被惡魔控制，這是“藏”的傳統觀點有幾個故事。 但另一方面，也有妖魔化人似乎運作到一些正常的程度，至少在某些時候的故事。 因此，它似乎有可能不同層次的妖魔化。 也有許多人趕鬼癒合，但它沒有指定多少每個人被惡魔控制的故事。 總體而言，“聖經”似乎記錄一些最詳細的情況最嚴重的妖魔化。
然後他們來到海的另一邊，Gadarenes國 。 而當他來到船，立即會見了他與不潔的精神，他的墳墓之間的住宅人的墓葬;，沒有人能捆住他，甚至沒有用鐵鍊，因為他常常被與桎梏和鎖鏈的約束 。 鏈拉開他的束縛，打碎，也可能有人馴服他。 和往常一樣，白天和黑夜，他在山上的墳墓，哭了出來，自己切割石塊。 當他看到遠道而來的耶穌，他跑了，崇拜他。 他叫了出來，大聲說，“我與你，耶穌，至高神的兒子 ？ 我懇請上帝你，你不要折磨我。“他說他”出來的人，不潔的精神！“接著他問他，”你叫什麼名字？“他回答說，”我是軍團的名稱;因為我們有很多的“他還央求他認真，他不會送他們的國家。 現在大群的豬餵養附近的山上。 因此，所有的惡魔央求他，說：“送我們去的豬，我們可以輸入它們。”一旦耶穌給他們的權限 。 污穢的靈出去，進入豬（大約有兩萬餘人）;和入海，沿著陡峭的地方，牛群跑了猛烈的海中淹死。 因此，那些餵養的豬逃跑，他們告訴記者，在城市和國家 。 和他們出去，看看它是什麼發生了。 然後他們來到耶穌那裡，看見已被惡魔附身軍團，坐在溫飽和頭腦清醒的。 他們就害怕。馬克5:1-15
當他的土地上，遇見了他一個從城裡的人有很長一段時間的惡魔一定人 。 而他穿不穿衣服，他也沒有住在一所房子，但在墓葬。 當他看見了耶穌，他哭了出來，倒在他面前，大聲說，“我與你，耶穌，至高神的兒子 ？ 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，用鐵鍊和枷鎖的約束;，他打破了債券和妖驅動到曠野。 耶穌問他，說：“你叫什麼名字？”他說，“軍團”，因為許多惡魔已經進入他。 他們懇求他，他不會命令他們去深淵。 現在許多豬牧群餵養有山。 因此，他們懇求他說，他將允許他們進入。 他允許了他們 。 惡魔出去的男子，並進入了豬，牛群跑猛烈沿著陡峭的地方入湖中淹死。 當那些餵食他們看到發生了什麼事，他們逃到告訴記者，在城市和國家。 然後他們出去，看看發生了什麼事，來到耶穌那裡，並從他們的惡魔離開的人，坐在耶穌的腳，有衣穿，頭腦清醒 。 他們就害怕。 他們還要求整個周邊地區的Gadarenes眾多他離開他們的，因為他們被巨大的恐懼此案。 他鑽進船返回。 現在，從他們的惡魔離開的人求他，他可能會與他 。 但耶穌打發他走，他說，他去他的方式，並在整個城市宣布什麼偉大的事情，耶穌為他作了盧克8“返回到你自己的房子，並告訴什麼偉大的事情，神為你做 。“。 27-39
在這個故事中的妖魔化的人似乎在他的許多惡魔的完全控制之下。 描述的惡魔造成精神錯亂的症狀，不尋常的或超自然的力量，自殘或自我傷害，自我封閉，不能由其他人試圖幫助他達成，和能力似乎總損失“頭腦清醒”。 惡魔造成的，他不穿任何衣服，還讓他做一些將被視為可恥的，或有辱人格的，異常的事情。 惡魔造成的，他住在墓葬中，這被認為是不正常的，但也不潔。 惡魔知道耶穌是誰，他是上帝的兒子，他們似乎怕他。
指定的惡魔，在這一個人已經能夠以填補約 2000頭豬的從眾。 當惡魔進入了豬，它們所造成的豬都死了，自己溺水。 如果惡魔是死菲利姆的無形的精神，那麼很可能或可能，其中一些在洪水中溺水死亡。 如果不出意外，他們被洪水證人。 由於考慮到，似乎有可能已經超過一個表面層次的意義，這將導致所有這些豬被淹死... ...想或許他們在一份聲明中，提及自己的過去有些苦澀。
然後人群之一回答說，“老師，我給你帶我的兒子，誰擁有靜音的精神 。 何地抓住他，把他扔了;他在嘴裡的泡沫，gnashes他的牙齒，變得僵硬。 所以我說你的門徒，他們應該將它轉換，但他們不能。“他回答說他並說，”O一代移情別戀，我與你同在多久呢 ？ 我應承擔與您多久？ 帶他到我。“
然後，他們把他帶到了他。 當他看到他，立刻精神忍俊不禁的他，和他倒在地上，打滾，口吐白沫。 於是他問他的父親，“有多久這發生在他的？”他說，從童年“ 。 他經常拋出入火和入水，他毀了他 。 但如果你可以做任何事情，對我們的同情和幫助我們。“耶穌對他說，”如果你能相信，他誰相信所有的事情都是可能的的。“孩子的父親立刻哭了出來，並與眼淚說， 他說：“主啊，我相信，幫助我不信！”當耶穌看見的人一起跑過來，斥責不潔的精神，它說，“又聾又啞的精神，我命令你，他進入他沒有更多的！“的精神哭了出來，他大大忍俊不禁，他走了出來。 和他成為了一人死亡，使許多人說，“他死了。”但耶穌拉著他的手，扶他起來，和他站起身來 。 當他進了屋子，他的弟子問他私下，“我們為什麼不投呢？”，所以他對他們說，“這樣可以來不過祈禱和禁食。”馬克9:17 - 29
在這種情況下，單一的惡魔造成癲癇，抽搐，口吐白沫，咬牙切齒的牙齒，剛性，並投擲入水男孩，或投入火中，試圖殺死他。 的精神，也取得了聾啞男孩。 在這種情況下，妖是一種祈禱和禁食，只出來。 在重妖魔化這些案件中，耶穌吩咐惡魔走出來，他們服從。
但耶和華的靈離開掃羅，從耶和華的邪惡的精神困擾著他。 掃羅的臣僕說，告訴他，現在看哪，神troubleth你從邪惡的精神 。 現在，讓我們的主命令僕人，這是你的面前，去尋找一個人，他 是一個狡猾的球員在一個豎琴：它應來傳遞，從神的邪惡的精神在你身上時，他應發揮他的手，和你很好。 掃羅說，曉諭他的僕人，我現在一個人，可以發揮出色，並把他帶到我 。 然後回答一個僕人，並且說，看哪，我已經看到了傑西的Bethlehemite，那就是在玩狡猾，和一個強大的英勇的男子，和一個人的戰爭，和事項審慎的兒子，和一個清秀的人， 耶和華與他。 為何掃羅派出使者，你們傑西說，給我你的兒子大衛，這是與羊。 傑西了一屁股載貨麵包，一瓶酒，和一個孩子，並派出由他所不欲，掃羅的兒子大衛。 大衛來到掃羅，站在他面前：他愛他大大;和他成為了他的 armourbearer。 掃羅發送到傑西說，讓大衛，我求你，站在我面前;祂所贊成在我的視線。 它來傳遞，從神的邪惡精神後，掃羅，大衛拿著豎琴，用他的手發揮，因此掃羅被刷新，並以及，和邪惡的精神離開他1薩姆16時14分。 -23
在這種情況下掃羅，上帝允許一個邪惡的精神，繼續前進，麻煩掃羅。 有時會鬧妖掃羅，和其他時間它會離開他。 這表明，惡魔可以來多次離開，在某些情況下。 掃羅仍然能說話，功能，即使他被妖魔化。 雖然妖魔化，掃羅能說他的僕人，送出去的使者，使大衛，是不啞，聾，或完全克服妖談到他喜歡在新約中的一些妖魔化的情況下，通過。
這表明，一個人可以有一個與妖魔化的問題，一個打火機，妖不具有完全的控制，或妖是目前唯一活躍在某些時候。 當妖不存在妖魔化的人可能正常行為，甚至有部分控制，而妖是當前和積極。 此類案件是更重要的是通常被稱為到今天的“惡魔的壓迫”的概念。 雖然只是精神上嚴重，這是一個惡魔控制輕水平比“惡魔附身”的概念。
他的名氣去整個所有敘利亞，他們對他帶來了所有生病的人，採取了各種疾病的折磨，和那些被妖魔化，那些人lunatick，那些有麻痺;他就治好了他們馬特 。 4:24
甚至當太陽沒有設置的，他們對他帶來的所有已患病，他們被妖魔化。 和所有的城市是聚集在門口。 他就治好了許多多樣的疾病的患病，投出很多妖魔;和遭受不鬼說話，因為他們知道他馬克1:32-34 。
從這些詩句，許多人被妖魔化，這是可以理解的，它是共同的。 它也可以收集從標記 1，在許多情況下有足夠的控制，以便能夠通過妖魔化的人說話的惡魔。 這也是顯而易見的，那個村莊的人在村里被妖魔化的想法，為他們帶來了這些特定的人耶穌癒合。 同的惡魔軍團的情況下，似乎許多妖魔也沒有標識作為神的兒子耶穌公開，這是為什麼耶穌沒有允許惡魔發言。 這是可能的，因為它超過有益的損害，甚至混亂的福音消息，已知妖魔化人被宣告耶穌基督是神的兒子，。 人們紛紛拋出一些進入人們的頭腦中關於耶穌的疑問，他是在哪一方，惡魔知道他。
“這件事發生，我們要禱告的地方，一個奴隸女孩占卜的精神迎接我們，使她的主人多大的利潤，由算命。 這丫頭跟著保羅和我們其餘的，大聲叫嚷：“這些人是至高神的僕人，誰告訴你要保存的方式。”她 不停地起來這許多天 。 保羅最後變得如此困擾，他轉過身來了精神，說：“在耶穌基督的名，我命令你來了！”在那一刻的精神給她留下。 當奴隸女孩的業主意識到，他們賺錢的希望了，他們抓住保羅和西拉和市場拖入他們面對當局。“使徒行傳16:16-19
妖在這種情況下，沒有造成耳聾，或muteness，女孩被妖魔化或自我傷害，而是努力通過她算命的神奇做法。 在惡魔知道其他情況下（注噸這裡沒有驗證這個惡魔，可以預測未來，或算命的這個女孩是不同的財富，出納員今天任何的模糊性和準確性。）耶穌是誰，在這種情況下的惡魔知道真相，基督徒對上帝的工作，導致人們的救贖。 但在這種情況下，女孩是唯一一個一直講是誰指定的，而不是妖。 惡魔似乎已經傳達這一信息的女孩，是影響她做廣告的信息。 沒有證據表明女孩被折磨的那些嚴重妖魔化的情況下的程度。 她似乎並不已根據總量控制的惡魔，但被妖的影響，因此，這似乎更多的是“惡魔的壓迫”的情況下。 在這種類型的“惡魔的壓迫”，她似乎有與所選擇的惡魔的共生關係，以接收從惡魔的信息。 這是一個明顯的例子舊約是指什麼神奇的做法：
“當你的藝術進入耶和華你神所賜的土地，你不應該學習後，這些國家的可憎。 不得有你們中間[任何一個] maketh他的兒子或女兒經火，[或]，useth占卜，[或]倍，或巫師，或巫婆的觀察員，還是一個魔術師， 或諮詢者與熟悉的精神，或精靈，或死靈 。 所有這些東西獻給耶和華所憎惡：耶和華你的神，因為這些可憎doth驅動他們從你面前“申命記18:9-12
強的一致性，為“熟悉的精神”的詞的意思是“鬼一個死一個，巫術，誰喚起一個死一個，一個熟悉的精神之一，精神”。 如果一個人認為惡魔其實是死巨頭（菲利姆）的精神，那麼它有很大的意義，它是被引用的“鬼，死的精神”在這裡的惡魔。 它是上帝的子民“喚起人們對死的精神”，或有什麼妖禁止，更不用說成為之一，熟悉，增益熟悉。 “嚮導”的詞在這裡是“一個人有一個熟悉的精神”和“亡靈法師”。 術語“死靈”也使用，所有這些都是同義詞，均指與妖的關係。 這是算命的行為女孩在做什麼，她有一個熟悉的妖靈的關係，而且，妖給她，她似乎有神奇的知識信息。
重要的是要注意基督徒如何處理的情況。 在舊約中，上帝說，任何以色列人，有一個熟悉的精神，與妖，似乎神奇的關係，被砸死。 但在新約中，保羅根本投妖已按照他們刺激他們的女孩。 這將釋放她的考慮是什麼意思，“這些人是至高神的僕人，誰告訴你要保存的方式”，沒有任何關於她心中的惡魔影響。 她還認為，保羅，誰相信福音，他的說教，與他的權力，權力是比她熟悉的惡魔電源強，足以迫使妖離開她。 這奴隸女孩似乎得到這與妖的關係，以獲得的信息透露給她超自然的力量，這樣她就可以告訴人們的命運。 但她來到面對面更大的超自然的力量，發現在那些接受福音的神的力量，這是比她稱為妖更強大。 希望這幫助她重新考慮她一直在做，她聽到保羅的說教的福音，作為最大的權力，並期待上帝，雖然聖經沒有指定。 但鑄造妖，她肯定給了她思考的能力沒有影響她的決定妖的事情經過。 雖然她說，“這些人是至高神的僕人，誰告訴你要保存的方式”，她自己沒有似乎真的相信它，但說妖的影響下。 惡魔知道這是真的，並影響了她說，這，但她選擇相信自己的妖後不再存在，影響了她的一個更有利的地位。
流浪的猶太人，驅魔，那麼一定上台後，他們呼籲對他們其中有辟邪主耶穌的名，說， 我們adjure耶穌人保preacheth。 並有七個[一] Sceva，一個猶太人的兒子，[和]首席祭司，這樣做的。 和邪惡的精神回答說， 耶穌我知道，保羅我知道，但誰是你們在其中的邪惡的精神，躍居上，男子戰勝他們，對他們的盛行，使他們逃離出來的 ？徒19:13-16 那家赤裸裸地受傷。
在這種情況下，妖知道誰是有權把他趕出去一個基督徒，誰不是。 在這種情況下，妖似乎導致的妖魔化的人有這麼大的實力，他克服了7名男子，他們逃離的房子赤裸裸地受傷。 在軍團的情況下，妖魔化男子打破了在這種情況下他必然用鐵鍊，一樣，也妖魔化男人的偉大力量。 但在這種情況下，妖魔化的人似乎只有1妖，而不是幾千人，其中。 這表明，惡魔在影響一個妖魔化人可以做什麼，不依賴於它們的數量，而是說什麼惡魔，從根本上使他們能夠有一定的能力和方式，他們可以影響一個人。
公開表示，在這種情況下，耶穌說人試圖殺死他，和他周圍的人說他“妖”的回應。 如果一個男人走了一圈今日說法人試圖殺死他，讓他的正常反應，將人們說他是“偏執狂”或“瘋狂”。 很少有人會認為對他說：“你有一個惡魔”。 然而，在耶穌的日子，似乎偏執是一個惡魔的代名詞。 除了有些人看似偏執，耶穌也明顯正常運作在其他方面。 這表明當時人們了解，一個人被妖魔化的人並不一定要下一個惡魔的全面控制，但只是可能會影響下一個部分。 這是一個單一的偏執似乎評論如何，即使耶穌似乎大致天晴，導致他們說他有一個惡魔。 當時人們都知道，妖魔化並不總是有全面的對一個人的控制的妖。 因此，“聖經”教導妖魔化可能也有不同層次，也偏執可以惡魔造成的。
這是沿同一行惡魔導致精神錯亂，和耶穌也被指控是瘋狂和妖。“其中許多人說，”他有一個惡魔，是瘋狂的。 為什麼你聽他的？“（約翰福音10:20），有些人認為耶穌是瘋了，他們還以為他有一個惡魔。 這就像“軍團”，其行為而妖魔化瘋狂妖魔化的人。 但同樣有不同程度的水平。 耶穌顯然是運作像一個正常理智的人，但因為一些事情，他說沒有，他被認為是瘋了，因此有一個惡魔。 但在軍團的情況下，該名男子顯然是完全徹底瘋狂到最大程度。 因此，聖經教導我們，一個惡魔，可能會導致有點精神錯亂或精神錯亂的很多，它可以隨妖魔化水平。
“然後，他們走出去，看看做了什麼;來到耶穌那裡，並發現該名男子，其中鬼子離去，坐在耶穌的腳下，有衣穿， 在他的心智：他們就害怕 。 那些看到發生了什麼事告訴別人如何妖魔化男子已經痊癒了。“惡魔後離開了該名男子，他是癒合再次在他的”正確的心態“ 。 相同的解決方案是在物理妖的影響，“耶穌是駕駛妖是靜音的情況下。 妖離開時，已靜音的男人發言，和人群感到吃驚。“路加福音11:14-15
The Bible describes many variations that are possible with Demonization:
1。 A person can be under total control of a demon (“possession”), or only influenced by a demon (“oppression”)
2。 A demon can come in or leave a demonized person at will (like Saul).
3。 Those influenced by a demon (“oppressed”) can find this to be more involuntary and tormenting (like Saul, or the case of Legion) or this can be a more voluntary symbiotic relationship (like the slave-girl in Acts, or in other cases of familiar spirits, necromancy, wizardry, any relationship with these “dead” spirits.)
4。 A demon can cause a demonized person to physically experience: muteness, deafness, seizures, various ailments, and cause great strength.
5。 A demon can cause a demonized person to mentally experience: insanity, being out of their right mind, paranoia, self-harming behavior, suicidal behavior, self-degrading behavior, and self-isolation.
6。 A demon can somehow tell if the Holy Spirit is present, knowing those who are Christian believers with the authority to cast them out, and knowing who Jesus Christ is. A demon can share this information with the demonized person.
7。 A demon can also share other information with a demonized person, someone who is choosing to have a magical relationship with the demon, to tell fortunes and the like.
How does Demonization work?
A human being is composed of several parts: a body, a spirit which gives life to their body, and their soul which is thought to be made of the heart, the will, and the mind. Jesus spoke of some of these parts in Mark 12:30,
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart , and with all thy soul , and with all thy mind , and with all thy strength : this [is] the first commandment.
當人們的“妖藏”認為，他們往往認為它是妖進入人體內，並投出的。 然而，這真的沒有多大意義。 妖是一個不朽的無形的精神。 如果一個惡魔，可以直接進入人體，那麼為什麼不他們進入的屍體，並把他們帶回的生活，擁有它們呢？ 多邪惡的，因為他們這樣做，似乎惡魔不具備屍體的原因是因為他們不能。 而在這很明顯，這不是一個正在擺在首位的惡魔附身的人的身體，妖不能進入，除非該人是活的。
正如我們在前面的章節涵蓋的，上帝創造了亞當的身體，然後吹一口氣到亞當的精神（生活氣息），且只有一次亞當的身體和精神，他成為一個“活的靈魂”。 （創 2:7）一個人已經有了一種精神，妖是一種精神。 在精神境界，似乎像一個妖靈不能進入人類的精神比一個堅實的對象可以進入另一個堅實的對象。 兩個球台球桌一樣，似乎2精神碰撞和反彈交相輝映，各有其定義的堅固性和獨立性。 因此，如果精神的精神境界，保持分開定義，然後妖不能進入一個人的精神。 和妖靈不進入人體，直接為惡魔不能進入屍體。 因此可能性仍然存在，這是妖必須真正進入和走出去“的活的靈魂”一個人。 遠遠超過只是一個身體，神認為人主要是生活的靈魂，“他就成了一個活的靈魂”。 所以活的靈魂，是一個人，妖有，或超出，這是人的心靈，將（或強度）和情感（或心臟）。
據“聖經”，一個人是不是主要是身體剛好有一個活的靈魂，而是一個人主要是一個活的靈魂，碰巧有一個身體。 了解神認為一個人主要是一個活的靈魂，它是有意義的，並沒有矛盾時，“聖經”講的惡魔在一個人或一個人的未來。 這是因為聖經一個人（男或女）主要是一個“活的靈魂”，這個“活的靈魂”是人，妖是誰或退出。
一個惡魔進入頭腦，心臟，或將一個人（一個活的靈魂），並通過心靈，思想，心臟，情緒，和一個人，妖是能夠“妖魔化的症狀。 當涉及到了一個熟悉的精神溝通，妖與人的心靈和思想的直接交互，從心靈內部。 當它涉及到精神錯亂，妖原因在人的頭腦中的精神錯亂。 這是比什麼妖不造成身體不適，容易理解。 當涉及到更多的身體症狀，莫名其妙的妖使用一個人的意志，從裡面的意志，影響身體。 不知怎的，在一個人的意志，妖可引起超自然的疾病，如耳聾，muteness，癲癇發作，或偉大力量。 耳聾，muteness和癲癇發作似乎並不相當超自然的偉大力量。 這更容易理解妖可能是能夠引起別人不說話，或僅僅是一個人的純粹的意志力的操縱，扣押。 了解如何妖可以通過操縱一個人的純粹的意志力造成的巨大力量，它是比較困難的。 然而，人體能承受的巨大力量的壯舉，如果一個人的腎上腺素。 妖造成的巨大力量，可能會幹從操縱一個人的意志力，思想和情感的惡魔，影響人的身體有一個大的腎上腺素，允許一段時間的偉大力量。
1982年，在佐治亞州的勞倫斯維爾，安吉拉卡瓦略解除她的兒子，托尼，從1964年的雪佛蘭Impala後掉下舉行了起來，而他的車底下工作插孔。 卡瓦略夫人解除汽車足夠高，足夠長的兩個鄰國，以 取代插孔和拉 從車下的托尼 。
瑪麗“Bootsy”佩頓是切割高島，得克薩斯州，她的草坪，當她割草機離她而去了 。 佩頓的小孫女，Evie，試圖阻止割草機，但仍然跑步機下方撞倒。 佩頓達到割草機，並輕鬆地拋出她的孫女，限制Evie的四個割斷的腳趾受傷 。 好奇，佩頓後試圖再次解除割草機，並發現她不能動彈 。
超人的力量壯舉喜歡這些帳戶是什麼？ 他們是到超級英雄的生活一瞥“改變自我嗎 ？ 抑或是我們所有人都充滿了驚人的力量？
雖然記錄一旦發生， 歇斯底里的實力功勳-不自然的和驚人的力量，在高壓力的情況下挖掘-不認可的醫學科學 。 這主要是由於收集證據的問題：在沒有警告的情況下，像這些情況 下出現，並在臨床上重現這些情況 將是不道德的和危險的。 但我們知道，很短的時間增加實力驚人的程度的一種激素腎上腺素的影響。“
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.”
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
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. Praise Jesus!
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. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 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. 抵擋魔鬼，他將離開你們逃跑了。 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.