Fallen Angels

At some time before Adam and Eve were created, there was a war in heaven. An angel named Lucifer led one third of the angels in a rebellion against God, and tried to exalt his throne above God's throne(Isa. 14:12-15, Ezek. 28:12-17, Rev. 12:4, 7-9). They were kicked out of heaven and are now on earth, attempting to lead people away from Jesus Christ. Lucifer is now known as Satan, and the fallen angels are now called demons (Luke 10:17-20).

Demonic Activities

Listed below are some things demons are capable of doing. This doesn't mean that everything listed below is caused by a demon. F or example, most dumbness is caused through accidents and birth defects, but Mark 9:17, 25 says demons can also cause it.

1. Dumbness--Mark 9:17,25, Matt. 9:32-33, 12:22

2. Deafness--Mark 9:25

3. Convulsions--Mark 9:18,20,26

4. Blindness--Matt. 12:22

5. Torment--Matt. 15:22, Mark 5:4-7

6. Tempt--1 Thess. 3:5, Luke 4:2

7. Deceive--2 Thess. 2:9-10, 2 Cor. 11:3

8. Preach another gospel--2 Cor. 11:3-4, Gal. 1:6-8

9. Suicide--Matt. 17:15, Mark 9:22

10. Self-affliction--Mark 5:5

11. Oppression--Acts 10:38

12. Attack Christians--Eph. 6:12

13. Attempts to murder people--1 Sam. 18:10-11

14. Insanity--Matt. 17:15, Mark 5:1-15

15. Bondage--Rom. 8:15, Luke 13:16

16. Crippling--Luke 13:11-16 (bound by a demon for 18 years)

17. Inhabit (possess) people-Luke 11:24-26, Mark 5:1-15, 9:25

18. Plant thoughts in people's minds--Matt. 16:22-23, John 13:2

19. Remove the Word of God from people's minds--Mark 4:15

20. Sickness and disease--Luke 13:11, Job 2:7

21. Blindness to the truth--2 Cor. 4:3-4

22. Cause division in churches--Matt. 12:25-30

23. Cause division in households--Matt. 12:25-30

24. Cause natural disasters--Job 1:9-19

25. Hinder prayers--Dan. 10:10-13

26. Influence world leaders--1 Chron. 21:1

Christians are more powerful than demons

The above list shows how powerful demons are, but the good news is the weakest Christian is more powerful than the strongest demon. "You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you (Jesus) than he who is in the world (Satan) " (1 John 4:4). Jesus gave us authority over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). "Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" (James 4:7). Notice, we are not to flee from him, he is to flee from us!

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