What are Demons?

Demons Afflicting St. Anthony

For those who have wondered what are demons, the answer isn’t necessarily a simple one.

There are many kinds of spirit entities, from extremely powerful territorial spirits to the wicked spirits that Jesus described who roam the earth looking for a person to attack or a place to dwell in. The Hebrew Bible does refer to the “gods” that the pagan nations surrounding Ancient Israel worshipped as “demons,” meaning they were intelligent and powerful spirit entities.

As we’ve done with the word “spirit” and “ghosts”, we’ll first look at the history of the word “demon,” keeping in mind that words are symbols we use to convey ideas.

Demon is derived from the Latin word, which was used to mean “spirit, evil spirit, divinity, genius, tutelary deity.” It reflected something of divine nature and was used by Christian writers for “evil spirit.”

In ancient Greek mythology, it meant a “supernatural being of a nature intermediate between that of gods and men; an inferior divinity, spirit, genius (including the sounds of ghosts or deceased persons, esp. Deified heroes). Often written as deamon…”

In 1680, daemon meant “Angels, or the Souls of men, any Spirits out of Terrestrial bodies, the Souls of Saints and the Spirits of Angels.” In Homer, a Greek historian in 1846 wrote, “there is scarily any distinction between gods and daemons.”

Demon began to mean “an evil spirit”, especially “applied to idols or gods of the heathen, and to the ‘evil’ or ‘unclean spirits’ by which demoniacs were possessed or actuated” and also “hairy ones (satyrs or he-goats)” in early Latin and English translations of the Bible.

In 1398, it was understood to mean “an evil spirit; a malignant being of superhuman nature; a devil.” This is the common usage today.

In 1614, it “applied to a person (animal or agency personified), of malignant, cruel, terrible or destructive nature, or of hideous appearance.

In 1876, it “applied to a being of superhuman or ‘diabolical’ energy, skin, etc, also to an action, etc.

Therefore, for our purposes, the word “demons” should be understood to refer to to the wicked spirits which are now earth-bound and roam the earth, as opposed to the higher territorial spirits mentioned above.

Thus the word “demon” would normally NOT be applied to territorial spirits, but to the wicked spirits Jesus referred to.

Therefore, the word “demons” should be understood to refer to to the wicked spirits which are now earth-bound and roam the earth.

They are intelligent, have agendas, see humans as means to further their agenda, and are never to be trusted.

warfare and hell

Seers can see demons.

Seers who see demons report them looking like

  • Dark shadowy figures, often appearing to be male
  • Little monsters with claws and eyes
  • Smoky entities that you can see through, but from which you can detect details
  • Blue men with blue suits
  • Figures shrouded in dark robes
  • Blobby entities with tentacles
  • Bulls and other snarly animals
  • Animal-human hybrids, like fawns or minotaurs
  • Little grey humanoids, with big heads and eyes (i.e., alien “greys”)

In short, they appear in varying shapes and sizes. Some have assignments to do harm towards someone or to follow someone around and watch them.  Some appear as little vicious animals. Others as little children. Some can appear to be angels.

Spiritual warfare

Demons are not all-powerful. They are not all-knowing, but some do seem to know a lot. Demonic entities probably form a network, a hierarchy, which forms a kind of “kingdom of darkness” Some of these demons are assigned to watch us. The Bible calls some angelic entities “the Watchers.” Some are good; some are bad. The bad ones are probably demons.

Their power and assignments can be broken in the Name of Jesus, who died on the Cross.  Their power and assignments can be encouraged and empowered as well.  Some behavior by humans can invite demonic oppression and attacks, somehow giving ‘permission’ for demons to afflict them.

I’m often puzzled when I talk with seers, psychics, mediums or others who listen to demons and just believe what the demons say. On what grounds would someone base their trust in a demon?

Where did demons come from?

Ultimately, I don’t really know, but I know where they’re destined. When dealing with demons (if you are a Christian filled with the power of the Holy Spirit), send them to the place Jesus has prepared for them.

But I’ll present a several theories about the origins of demons. The rest of this article is excerpted from the forthcoming, Kingdom Warfare at Home: Spiritual Cleansing of Life and Land.

1. The Spirits of Wicked Men

Many believe that demons are actually the earth-bound spirits of wicked men. This belief goes back to early Christian writers such at Tertullian and Jewish writers like Josephus, who wrote “demons are the spirits of the wicked people who enter and kill the living.” 1

As mentioned in the chapter on ghosts, this position holds that the spirits of humans (ghosts) leave their body to travel to “the other side” to live in bliss or (for Gnostics) becoming “one with the universe.” But some don’t make the journey and they get stuck along the way or get lost traveling to the other side, and are stuck roaming the earth, maybe haunting houses, reliving certain experiences, and so on. Most depictions of ghosts and demons in popular culture present a version of this belief.

Some ghosts are summoned by psychics with “messages” to their living relatives or they stick around trying to interact with the living, like in the classic Patrick Swayze film, Ghost. Some are angry they are dead. Some “don’t know they’re dead”, according to M. Night Shamalagn’s The Sixth Sense. Some are evil, and these evil ghosts are demons, according to this view. Much of the West’s conception of ghosts and other spirits was shaped by the ghost of Marley in Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol,

“It is required of every man,” the Ghost returned, “that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death. It is doomed to wander through the world —oh, woe is me!—and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness.”

While it is very likely that some spirits that haunt a house are in fact ghosts, as explained above, ghosts are a separate category of spirit from demons. Ghosts are the disembodied spirits of humans, and we should not get our theology or ideas about ghosts or demons from Charles Dickens, M. Night Shamalagn or any other member of the culture industry. Demons are the disembodied spirits of something, just not humans.

2. Poltergeists

A subset of the first view, poltergeists are thought to be really angry ghosts that move objects around or cause loud noises and other “demonic” behaviors. In Stephen Spielberg’s classic film Poltergeist, several ghosts had been tricked by “the beast” to not go to “the other side”, and all sorts of terrifying activity around the house ensued. It wasn’t entirely clear if the activity was from the ghosts or “the beast”, and the film’s expert on these matters, a psychic with big glasses and a small voice, never bothered explaining what “the beast” was supposed to be.

Poltergeists are fascinating enough phenomenon that it’s worth mentioning that much research has determined the cause of poltergeist sounds and activity, such as objects moving in a house: telekinetic powers of someone in the home or business. 2 An angry child, for instance, was observed unconsciously causing objects in a house to move with his mind. Deliverance from this phenomena did not require an exorcism or spiritual house cleansing, but a physical or mental healing, something that Jesus can provide as well. In this situation, you can cooperate with Jesus to release the Kingdom of God in the life of the troubled person causing the telekinetic activity.

3. Aliens from Another World

Alien GreyMany researchers into the UFO phenomena believe that intelligent life is visiting Planet earth from other worlds and perpetuating demonic behavior on hapless human victims. To the unscientific mind, these UFOlogists argue, alien beings would be mistaken for demons. But they have a scientific explanation for it: interstellar travel and advanced intelligences researching humans by torturing them.

Certainly people who interact with “aliens” report they act like demons when they afflict, abduct, and torture people, while preaching a weird message of a coming messiah. However, it’s more likely that demons are acting like aliens, rather than aliens acting like demons. Although intelligent life may exist on other worlds, I find it unlikely they would be visiting earth merely to “demonize” some humans. It’s more likely demonic activity originates from beings from another dimension, not another planet: the spirit dimension.

4. Fallen Angels

Fall of LuciferThe phrase “Fallen Angels” never actually occurs in scripture, but the idea that demons are simply Satan’s fallen angels is very popular among many Christians and goes back to the early Christian writer Origen, who taught that the Devil seduced many angels to fall with him. This view is not actually presented coherently in scripture but was invented by late ancient Christian writers in the second and third centuries. Because this view is so widespread, I took time in the chapter on the Prince of Darkness refuting it. Satan’s fallen angels no doubt serve as principalities and administrators of the Domain of Darkness, but normally would not be considered demons. Yes, powerful principalities act like demons and command demons, but dealing with them in spiritual warfare is different than dealing with normal demons…

While the Bible does refer to heavenly entities who descended to earth to engage in reproductive activity with women, these beings were locked up. Any principality you are dealing with are not these creatures, although in some literature, these fallen angels are conflated with demons.

At any rate, while it’s clear that some angels have rebelled against their creator and are no longer in heaven and some have influence on earth, these entities are not demons in how I use the term here, nor in how the New Testament thought of the term.

5. God Created Demons

Did God create demons to afflict people? Well, let’s do the math. God is good. Demons are bad. Therefore, no. God didn’t create demons to afflict people. The Old Testament writers sometimes explained that God “sent” a wicked spirit to afflict Saul or to lie to Ahab’s prophets. 3 You can best understand the why behind this when you study the operating covenant between God and Israel, which we’ll touch upon in the chapter on Hearing God. It’s time to change your mindset about God and his Kingdom. The best filter to understand God is to look at Jesus. How did Jesus react to demons? He cast them out. He never afflicted people with them. Even when people who were loyal to other gods came up to him, he defeated their demonic affliction, indicating his authority over other principalities. Don’t get your view of God merely from the Old Testament. Get it from Jesus.

6. Holdover from Creation

Ancient theologians in the pre-Christian Middle East thought that the demons may have been vestiges left over after the gods created the universe. Like your appendix or spleen, they served no good purpose anymore and so they afflict people. While providing an interesting cultural backdrop to the region and thinking of the times, these theologians are mistaken, just like modern biologists are mistaken regarding vestigial organs. Everything was designed well with good intentions. Similarly, demons are not the vestigial leftovers of the tamed chaos monster from Creation.

7. The Spirits of the Giants

The most coherent idea regarding the origin of demons is found in the Bible, in the intertestamental literature, and in the writings of the rabbis and early Church fathers: demons are the souls of the offspring of humans and angels who had sexual relations. 4 According to this view, a group of angels called the Watchers descended from heaven and mated with human women, producing an offspring that resulted in a race of giants, whose wickedness compelled them to conquer and corrupt the world. The giants turned against regular men and “devoured mankind.” 5 They began sinning against various creatures and devoured “one another’s flesh and drink the blood.” 6 To destroy them, God caused the Flood.

According to one ancient prophetic text widely read and accepted in Jesus’ day the spirits of the giants,

“who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling. Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies because they are born from men, and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth and evil spirits shall they be called….

The spirits of the giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offenses. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them. From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death of the giants, from the sounds of whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring judgement, thus shall they destroy until the day of the consummation, the great judgement in which the age shall be consummated, over the Watchers and the godless, ye shall be wholly consummated.” 7

Most of the giants were destroyed in the flood to preserve a remnant of uncorrupted flesh. The spirits of the drowned giants were neither divine nor human and thus were trapped in the regions of the air to haunt as demons, seeking bodies or places to inhabit. The giants were punished for simply being the result of something diabolical, a forbidden union, or for their own wicked deeds. This passage from the Book of Enoch, a text widely read by Jews of Jesus’ day and quoted by at least two New Testament authors, gives us an indication that these pre-flood giants where drinking human blood and consuming human flesh, and provided the ancient origin to vampire and zombie legends. 8

God judged the giants with destruction through a flood, and he judged the the immortals that sinned too, locking them in chains of “gloomy darkness.” 9 How they actually mated with the humans isn’t clear: whether they literally took on physical bodies and had sex or if they just manipulated the genetics; either way the result was bad. So bad that millennia later, when Paul admonished women in worship to be sexually modest, his concern was them inadvertently seducing angels into wanting to have sex with them! 10

While the angels were punished and the the giants destroyed in the Flood, it’s unclear how giants later reappeared and occupied Canaan with the plans to destroy God’s people when they arrived. Their presence prompted God’s merciless order for Israel to wipe them out utterly. 11 God wanted his territory cleared out of all demonic influence, so the land would be set apart, ready for the Kingdom of God.

And if you don’t see the connection to your mission to clear your home of demonic presences, then re-read this section. Demons, then, are the spirits of these giants, the offspring of rebellious and wicked Watchers descended from heaven and their human wives. They are aligned with the Domain of Darkness. Unlike human spirits, they cannot pass through the cosmic veil to the other side: instead they are doomed to roam the earth, until ordered to hell by God’s Kingdom enforcers.

“Cast the Suckers Out”

When teaching on deliverance ministry, John Wimber once famously said, “Cast the suckers out!” According to Wimber, “Jesus never met a demon that He liked, and He met them frequently. Demon expulsion is a direct attack my Jesus on Satan, a primary goal of Jesus’ mission.” 12 Jesus cast out demons with a word of command, literally with a word that means, “Go away!” 13

When challenged by whose authority and power he cast out demons, Jesus characterized the struggle as a conflict between the Kingdom of God and the dominion of Satan. He declared he was binding Satan’s power and plundering those who belonged to him, setting them free to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus said, “No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.” 14

Jesus warred against demons, and he released his disciples to war against demons. Again from Wimber,

We advance the kingdom of God in the same way: by overthrowing every contrary spirit in the name of our King. Too many Christians do not know how to deal with demons. They are afraid of evil spirits. They do not understand the scriptural basis for our authority and power over them. We can and ought to treat evil spirits ruthlessly – binding, rebuking and casting them out whenever we encounter them.” 15

In other words, cast the suckers out!

 

A thought on mental hallucinations.

No doubt, some people see things that are not related to the spiritual world, but rather to psychological trauma, chemical imbalances or drug abuse.

Yet, the spirit world is real and it interacts with our world in real ways.

Notes:

  1. Quoted in G.J. Riley, “Demons”, Dictionary of Demons and Deities, 2nd Edition (DDD), 238.
  2. William G. Roll, “Poltergeists, Electromagnetism and Consciousness”, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol 17, No. 1, pp 75-86, 2003.
  3. 1 Sam 18, 1 Kings 22
  4.  G.J. Riley, “Demons”, DDD, 235-240. The argument can be made from scripture, but it’s too complicated to get into here. See Heiser, Unseen Realm.
  5. Enoch 7:4. All references to Enoch are from The Book of Enoch, translated by R.H. Charles (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1917), reprinted in The Researchers Library of Ancient Texts Volume 1: The Apocrypha, Includes the Books of Enoch, Jasher and Jubilees (Crane, MO: Defender, 2011). To understand why the content from The Book of Enoch was floating around the heads of Jewish and Christian thinkers in the centuries before and after Christ, review W. S. Vorter, “1 Enoch and the Jewish Literary Setting of the New Testament: A Study in Text Types” Neotestamentica 17 (1983): 1-14 and Chad Pierce, Spirits and the Proclamation of Christ: 1 Peter 3:18-22 in its Tradition-Historical and Literary Context (Durham theses, Durham University, 2009).
  6. Enoch 7:5
  7. Enoch 15:8 -16:2. While most scholars today or in Jesus’ time don’t consider Enoch to be Holy Writ, scholars recognize that it was widely read and the first part, from which all the quotes herein are drawn from, also called The Book of the Watchers, was considered reliable enough that New Testament authors quoted from it.
  8. Judd Burton, Interview with the Giant: Ethnohistorical Notes on the Nephilim (Burton Beyond Press, PDF version, 2009), 24-33.
  9. 2 Pet. 2:4, Jude 1:6, quoting Enoch.
  10. See 1 Cor. 11:10 and Troy W. Martin, “Paul’s Argument From Nature For the Veil in 1 Corinthians 11:13-15: A Testicle Instead of a Head Covering”, Journal of Biblical Literature Vol 123, No. 1 (2004) 75-84; and Jason David BeDuhn, ““Because of the Angels”: Unveiling Paul’s Anthropology in 1 Corinthians 11, Journal of Biblical Literature Vol 118, No. 2 (Summer 1999), 295-320.
  11. Heiser, Unseen Realm.
  12. John Wimber and Kevin Springer, Power Evangelism (Ventura, CA: Regal, 1986), 161.
  13. G.J. Riley, “Demons”, DDD, 239, referring to Matt. 8:32.
  14. Mark 3:27
  15. Wimber, Power Evangelism, 162-163.

Comments

  1. Blobby entities with tentacles. That is a fair description. That is all I see. Nothing else. Grown used to them. They can’t hurt me. Slept with the lights on for the first 8 yrs. They follow me where ever I go. Probably waiting for me to go back to my old sinful life. Not gonna happen. I would be delighted if you could email me with any insight.

    • Wow, amazing! I am so glad you are living better! But if they are still following you, there must be something still wrong. Try banishing them in the name of Jesus. It worked for me.

  2. Someone I know has had the same demonic like dream for years now, last night he was fighting it off and I happened to be awake.. I seen him fighting off something as he was asleep.. he jumped out of his sleep and said “I looked into its eyes, my father and I were fighting it off…” all of his dreams were always the same until last night when his father was there also. Prior to last night, his father was never in his dreams… help! What to do? What does this mean?

    • Jessica, I did a quick search on my site, and turns out, I don’t have a good post written on how to break these assignments. I’ll have to write one soon!

      Your friend has a call on his life. God has a mission and a plan for him. Whether or not he’s walking in that plan, God’s enemy spirits have targeted him. The dream of the father fighting indicates there is a spiritual warfare going on. I suspect some spiritual calling resides in your friend’s family line… was his paternal grandfather or great-grandfather a missionary or pastor? It could also mean that God “The Father” has released an angel to help fight these things off.

      Well, it’s time for your friend to take some authority in the spirit realm and make a decision to root his life on faith in Christ. Here are some posts that deal with some of this… but don’t specifically answer your questions, although the Sleep Paralysis one probably comes closest.
      Sleep Paralysis
      http://seerssee.com/open-doorways/
      House Cleansing Prayers

  3. I’ve seen many evil demons also, other human spirits. They all try to talk to me but,something makes my head turn not to see it. Jesus also gives me beautiful visions. I usto be so afraid of the demons. I no longer let them have that control. The visions Jesus gives me are so wonderful.

    • I wad kidnapped in nyc electricuted for a ling while to the point i seen Jesus. I really seen jesus was thid demons who kidnapped me they looked like regular people rich people they said they were going to drain my blood. And throw me into a incinerater it soundd insaine butthis actually happed jesus watched didnt say anything and blinked off ot out

      • This is a lie from satan, do not listen. Satan can send you dreams. He wants to deceive you, and take you away from Jesus.

  4. I have had odd experiences but they were kinda normal to me. One of the most odd was at about age 8 I awoke feeling cold experiencing a very dark, rather like a clack hole so dark it took all in at the foot of my bed. I heard a question “choose” it said and I put the covers over my head and prayed and shortly there after I felt warm and the room was full of light and I feel asleep. I have also had lots of Déjà Vu since I was young, though I learned to just accept it and now do not notice it much any longer. I also had the dreams of flying and falling that many children have and one very vivid dream of my own death for years. I had a gypsy once touch me while I was standing at a bar in Oregon and then stare at me and simply say to me “you are a seer”,,, shrugs. The most odd was once I was in a rather seedy strip bar in Oregon and saw a man in a dark corner and approached him, he was wearing a long leather coat and hat. He looked me in the eye and for some reason I said hello “Michael” and he responded “hello Christopher, it has been long”, he proceeded to speak of a a few thing which honestly I can not recall and ended saying he recalls well me off to his right during the battle. Ok I know this is all just weird and I pretty much do not think on any of it but honestly I seem to have odd intuition and though I am now 57 most think I am in my 30’s. I am catholic by upbringing. Anyhow just never knew what to make of this all and there is more but I learned to block most out and simply try to be like everyone else over the years.

    • I am an empath and a seer. I bet you can read people very well, know how to manipulate people, situations. .. and you do these things because you can, because of a curiosity, a compelling need to test. You’re drawn to spiritual natures. (Not trying to insult you, just informing you). I bet you also partake in drugs. Or have. That’s a form of manipulation too. Manipulation is a form of witchcraft. God has gifted you, but a spirit of witchcraft has you.

  5. I am 21, it’s been happening as long as I remember. I have ticked off about three things from your list. I have spoken to priests and they all gave me a blank response. I am not the only one that has seen him. He is the most prominent and does not care to hide. The others I don’t like at all. They drain all my energy and leave me with bruises and red dots ( usually found in peers). I am thinking of moving in with someone and I have to get over this. Idk if it’s a curse or a gift?

    • Well, it’s clear you’re under spiritual attack, and are highly sensitive to the spirit realm. So you have the gift of sight, but you’re probably dealing with some curses as well.

  6. Great article. To be sure demons and other angels who rebelled are ALL evil spirits. This includes the spirits of the dead giants (nephilim, zanzumim, amalekites, Ammonites, Amorites, Caanities, Perrizites etc. Amos 2:9 describes the Amorites as being as “tall as cedars and as strong as oaks,” and so forth. Also UFO aliens, ghosts, serpentine spirits, mermaids/mermen, spirits of dead people (familiars), octopus type spirits, reptilians (part human/part reptile able to hide amongst men) spirits of the earth (gnomes, fairies, etc) spirits of water, Leviathan, Behemoth, Hippo, snakes/serpents etc fire spirits (fallen seraphim/serpents is it ‘Lacash they call them?’ and air spirits – satan is described as the “prince of the power of the air.” Satan can transform himself as an “angel of light” Also evil spirits include the ascended masters, myriad councils of 3, 9, 13 etc in the spirit realm, Rephaim (spirits of ascended family members operating in councils of Illuminati families used to tell future events and guide plans for family.

    All are evil spirits. As they have done in the past they do in the present and continue to do. “There is nothing new under the sun” says Lemuel the preacher. Anywhere these spirits go they require blood sacrifice e.g. Molech, eat human flesh, steal from humans and divert monies to the kingdom of darkness, try to possess bodies, twist God’s word (did God say? said satan to Eve in the Garden of Eden). To be sure, the Watchers weren’t just cast out for having sex with women, they had already rebelled againt God with satan – and the Bible clearly states that they did, check Genesis 6:2 “so the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful and married any woman they chose.” These angels were able take human form and rape or beguile or have sex with women, bringing forth the monster races of giants and half animal/half human hybrids. The first 200 Watchers were imprisoned in the abyss until final judgement but there may have been a second incursion after the flood, otherwise what is the explanation for Goliath and his brothers (children of Anak) being around after the flood? They were shorter then because the atmosphere could not contain a 30 foot person after the flood, there was less oxygen.

    I believe evil spirits fell prior to the refurbishment of earth since satan used the serpent to deceive Eve in the garden. In Revelation 12 verses 1-8 the serpent is described as a “great fiery dragon” which refers both to cosmic principles and also to the fall of satan who encouraged one third of the angels to follow him and the persecution of the Son of Man and the saints of God . There are dual verses in Gods extra-dimensional Word. He can address more than one issue at a time in His Word. We see here good old Archangel Michael (the Great Restrainer of God, prince of the children of Israel, the finger of God) throws satan out and he roams the earth, filled with hate/anger because he has a short time.

    Line upon line, precept upon precept. These are ALL evil spirits, they are able to change the way they appear to men without the intrinsic diabolic, demonic, horrific, sly nature being changed. They are arranged in a HIERARCHY, Jesus Christ Himself said so that “Satan does not cast out himself” Check Ephesians 6:12 you will see the hierarchy of evil entities ” this is not a wrestle against human opponents. We are wrestling with RULERS, AUTHORITIES, the POWERS who govern this present world of darkness, and SPIRITUAL FORCES that CONTROL EVIL in the HEAVENLY WORLD.

    We are to submit ourselves to God and resist the devil so that he will flee from us. We should forsake witchcraft, wiccan, spiritism, occult, fortunetelling, chanelling any elements (air, fire, water, earth, leylines, sun, moon, stars, constellations), mystical objects, charms, tekes, stones, crystals, metaphysical teachings apart from what Jesus Himself taught, horoscopes. We are to STAND AGAINST them (Ephesian 6 – 13 onwards) in spiritual armor. We are to rebuke them (as Jesus did in the gospel) and for those given gifts cast them out (sickness etc). We are not to dabble in the occult, ouji boards, occult music, sexual immorality) so as not to give the enemy a foothold to oppress us. I hope this, added to the dear article written above helps to set many free from the powers of darkness and expose them! Be blessed in Christ Jesus name dear ‘seers.’

  7. Your logic is childish. If God is omnipotent, alpha and omega, then everything, including “evil” creatures, are his doing.
    Evil is not something that you do, rather it is absence of good will.
    Satan, and I don’t remember from what culture exactly, is a name derived from “the challenger”. His existence is vital to mankind because he’s responsible for putting man through pain and hardships… this is the only way man can grow, mature, and become a better person.

    Life isn’t about making heaven on earth, that’s impossible. Humanity is flawed, and will be forever flawed.

    Christianity is all about promoting heaven. Life after death. Defeating death and all these things. So by those statements, one can come to the conclusion that for there to be heaven, there must exist a contrast. This contrast is earth, for it is here that man is made to be a finite, earth bound creature, infinitely tested through physical pain, emotional pain, loss, material obsession, mental traps, lust, greed. etc.

    Earth is a school, and a direct opposite of heaven. Both good and bad manifest themselves here. But evil is an illusion, it doesn’t exist.
    If you take a good look at all these violent ghosts, like the Emily rose possession, or any other form of manifestation that has been well documented, you can observe how most of them are childlike and immature. They’re powerful enough to take over a receptive and sensitive woman or child, but just to throw hissy fits. There’s no innate evil in that. Most are trying to run away from God by staying earth bound. They’re running. And to run away is to be fearful of a greater power.

    By this logic, ignorance and fear is the true evil. They don’t want to cause harm just because, they want to stay safe from potential annihilation.

    Demons, on the other hand. Well that’s a tough one because it’s abstract. They supposedly feed off human sins… and just sit around and do nothing. Or, do they go around tempting humans to succumb to pre-marital sex and stealing? Absurd.

    I like to think of demons as archaic representations of the darker sides of the reptilian impulses that govern us all: feed and reproduce. Those darker sides are jealousy, envy, cruelty, etc. But I don’t think demons actually exist as actual beings. That’s magical thinking.

    • I’m guessing you haven’t actually had discussions with people who can actually see these “archaic representations of the darker side.” Pretty amusing, as that begs the question, why are you commenting on this site? Well, you’re welcome here. The numerous problems with your comments (including the idea that Christianity is all about “life after death”) illustrate fundamental differences in worldview. Your conclusions derive from thinking that starts at a different place than the audience this site is directed towards, and certainly a different place that I’m at. That’s fine. A chapter in my book considers the worldview that I believe you’re thinking from. Anyway, thanks for your comments and I wish you well.

  8. TO ALL WITH POSSIBLE GIFTS, WHICH IS AS DOUG WROTE ABOUT, SEERS OR DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS, PRETTY MUCH THE SAME. YOU EITHER SEE BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT SHOWS YOU OR ITS A SPIRIT OF DIVINATION. PAUL WHO WAS SAUL IN THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT 1 OF THESE SPIRITS OF DIVINATION. IVE SEEN THIS PYTHON SPIRIT UNFORTUNATELY AND IT CAN ACTUALLY SHOW YOU WHATEVER PRETTY MUCH IT WANTS AS HIS SKIN IS MOVING. THERE ARE OTHER SPIRITS THAT CAN DO THIS ALSO BUT THE PYTHON SPIRIT OS RAMPANT IN THE CHURCHES, MANY AND HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. IF SONE OF YOU SEERS LOOK DEEP, FOCUS ON YOUR VISIONS SOME OF YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEE THE SKIN MOVING IN THE BACK GROUND. ON THE SNAKE SKIN IS WHERE THE VISIONS APPEAR. IVE STUDIED AND RESEARCHER FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS BALLPARK AFTER THIS ALL STARTED AFTER BEING SAVED, GIVING MY LIFE UP FOR AWESOME JESUS, MY LORD AND KING. I HAVE SEEN SO MUCH IN THE SPIRIT REALM, INCREDIBLE AND IVE FIGURED OUT ALOT. DOUGS BOOK HELPED BIGTIME AND ALSO DUE TO DOUG TALKING TO ME LIVE, TAKING TIME OUT TO HELP ME ANALYZE MANY VISIONS, ETC…. IVE ACTUALLY BEEN SHOWN OR SEEN THE PYTHON SPIRIT STRETCHED ACROSS THE SKY WHICH I WAS TOLD AND BELIEVE ITS A PRINCIPALTALITY, AMOUNG MANY OTHER EVIL SPIRITS, DIFFERENT SHAPED SHADOW CREATURES, SNAKES, TO MUCH TO LIST, BAT SPIRITS, AND IVE ALSO SEEN OR BEEN SHOWN ANGELS WND MEN WALKING AROUND IN WHITE ROBES AND ALOT OF BEAUTIFUL VISIONS ALSO. THEY DO LITE UP JUST LIKE WHEN WE LOOK AT A LITE BULB FOR A FEW SECONDS AND LOOK AWAY, I CAN ACTUALLY STILL SEE THE LITE FOR A FEW SECONDS, I CAN SEE THERE EYES BLINK AND THERE MOUTHS MOVE BUT I CANT HEAR THEM. THE EVIL SPIRITS TRY TO PUT THOUGHTS IN MY MIND AND I ACTUALLY CATCH THEM OFTEN BUT THEY DONT GET FAR DUE TO IM CONSTANTLY RENEWING MY MIND WITH THE WORD OF GOD, PRAISE GOD, JESUS. ITS SO IMPORTANT TO READ THE BIBLE DAILY AND PRAY. GIVE THE DEVIL NO PLACE, SIN LIETH AT THE DOOR. O ACTUALLY CAN SEE THE WAR GOING ON, THE SPIRITUAL WAR, SOME OF IT. ITS VERY SERIOUS. WITHOUT JESUS, WE HAVE NO CHANCE! THESE DEMONS, EVIL SPIRITS ARE VERY REAL AND ORGANIZED AND INTELLIGENT. WE ALL NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP US, THE COMFORTER AND HELPER. CONCERNED YES, SCARED NO BECAUSE HE THAT IS IN YOU IS GREATER THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. I COULD GO ON FOREVER WITH ALL IVE SEEN, BEEN SHOWN AND EXPERIENCED. I DO THANK GOD FOR HIS LOVE, AND HELP. ITS ALL REAL EVERYONE, GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT, THE DEVIL TO UNF. PLEASE ALL OF YOU BECAREFUL BECAUSE THESE SPIRITS OF DIVINATION ARE REAL AND LYING SPIRITS, SPIRITS OF LACK, INFIRMITY, MISLEADING SO MANY, DO THE RESEARCH, TEST THE SPIRITS, DONT RUN WITH EVERY REVELATION, VISION, LOOK DEEP AND HARD AND ASK TO SHOW YOU IF ITS HIS SPIRIT OR A COUNTERFEIT SPIRIT. YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THERE FRUITS. IS YOUR LIVES GETTING BETTER, IS THERE STRIFE IN YOUR LIVES, IS THERE PEACE, LOVE, JOY, STEADFASTNESS, AND SUCH. TRUST ME IVE BEEN SHOWN LITTLE MONKEYS SITTING ON PEOPLES SHOULDERS WHICH I BELIEVE IS A SPIRIT OF ADDICTION AND I KNOW BECAUSE PF A GIFT AND KNOWING A FEW PEOPLE THAT HAVE AND HAVE HAD DRUG PROBLEMS. READ DOUGS BOOK, ALSO THERE IS A BOOK BY JENTZEN FRANKLIN TO CALLED THE PYTHON SPIRIT. DOUGS BOOK COVERS MANY AREAS SO ITS MUCH BETTER IN MY OPINION BUT AFTER HIS BOOK BUY JENTZINS IT WILL HELP YOU POSSIBLE SEERS. ABOVE ALL THE BIBLE. THE NEW TESTAMENT IS AROUND 300 PAGES. 10 PAGES A DAY X 30 DAYS COVERS THE NEW TESTAMENT IN 1 MONTH. RENEW YOUR MINDS. KENNETH E. HAGAN IS PRETTY GOOD TO. READ BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. LESTER SUMRALL THE GIFTS AND MINISTRIES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. BUT TIME TO GO. TAKECARE YOU ALL. BLESS ILL PRAY FOR YOU ALL. BROTHER MARK

  9. I’ve been a seer for many years and I know this seems like an odd question, but does anyone here know-of a website where seers meet for socializing and/or possible meet-ups? The reason I ask is I’ve been “single” a long time and haven’t dated much because I haven’t had the courage to! I’ve grown tired of knowing I’d have to wait for the right moment to tell a normal woman what I see. It’s not right to have to set a trap like that anyway! Please note that I’m not a Christian and I ask that you respect I have my own set of beliefs. Please don’t push yours and I won’t push mine. I’m not sure if I’m on the right website where this is possible or not? I took a chance and posted this because it’s not like there’s a whole lot of websites where people see spirit entities. Thank you in advance for any advice other than religious. I hope God blesses all of you.

    • A place to meet other seers is on our own forum, found in the menu. The forum is a bit primitive (as are my coding skills), and I’m exploring a more modern, yet private, forum to have discussion and meet people of similar gifting. Stay tuned!

  10. Any Christian filled with the Holy spirit can cast them out in the “NAME OF JESUS” and send them to the place Jesus has prepared for them. Eventually they will leave you alone!

  11. Thanks Doug! I’ve started reading on the forum this morning and have found posts I’ve read very interesting so far!

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