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Where Do Demons Come From?

25 Mar

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Revelations 12:9, “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

The Holy Bible does not specifically state where demons originated from. However, the scriptures do record two possible instances for their origin. The first comes in Revelations 12:9. The fallen angels hypothesis suggest, those Angels that rebelled with Satan become demons or seducing spirits like Lucifer himself. Brought down to deceive the world before Adam (the Pre-Adamite Race). This is very possible due to the fact the Serpent in the Garden of Eden was coerced by Satan into tempting Adam and Eve into sin, before the world was re-created by YAH in Gen 1:3.

The next possible explanation is the Nephilim theory. Those who were the offspring of man and angelic procreation in Genesis 6:4, “There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” Though the majority of these beings were destroyed during Noah’s flood. The disembodied spirits, which are not of man or angel were never sent to Sheol. As they are not part of YAH’s original creation and not redeemable. Therefore they roam about, until the final judgement.

Upon studying the scriptures I believe that demons originated from both sources, Fallen Angels and the Nephilim. Both are demonic forces working with Satan to bring about the destruction of mankind. Though their origins may seem a little convoluted, it is important to know that they are here, affecting our world. Know that in Christ you have the power over them!

James 4:7-8, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded,” Shalom…

There’s Power In Saying YAH’s Name, Not His Title…

17 Mar

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With being in a personal relationship with YAH, we as Believers should always utilize the true name of God. Over time and with different translations of the Bible the holy name of YAH, was edited to reflect the language and culture therein. With this, God’s true name YAH (Psalm 68:4) has somewhat been lost to us. The scripture however request that we call upon his name when in prayer or in our time of need.

Exodus 3:15 reads, “Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.” Lord is the English substitute for YAH. Even though it is meant in a high regard, this title is not the same as YAH.

Referring to YAH by His title, is the same as calling a male friend man or a female as simply woman. It’s not personal and carries the same meaning for every other human being. Imagine when your boss or others in high regard may have said “No, call me by my first name.” The relationship between the two means so much. The same is for YAH, who has called us into a personal relationship (Acts 17:27).

The Holy Bible states in Psalm 145:18, “The Lord (YAH) is near to all who call upon Him,To all who call upon Him in truth.” The name YAH in our belief in Jesus Christ invokes the Holy Spirit to minister on our behalf. Guiding us into truth, edification, and strengthening our Faith. We have a Father that has given us a specific name to call him by, and when spoken to He will listen.

Not only is YAH the true name of the Most High, but also specifies that the God we pray to is that of the Hebrew Israelites. I ask we all share in the joy that YAH has given us such power and joy, of calling on His personal name in time of need and also in joy! Shalom…

The Anti-Christ Rule Will NOT Be Worldwide…

15 Jan

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Rev 13:1, “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.”

Originally when I first learned about the Anti-Christ and his rule over the world, I believed it to be worldwide. However upon further study of the scriptures His rule is limited to only ten nations on Earth. Revelations 13:1, states a great beast will rise up out of the sea. The sea here represents people appointing him to power, next we read of 7 heads. These heads, represent 7 different empires that have persecuted Israel in the past and present day. The ten horns represent the nations that have yet to be formed that the Anti-Christ will rule over.

So who are these 10 nations of his rule? The old Roman Empire which will return. Daniel 7:7-8 reads, “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that werebefore it, and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words.”

With the Anti-Christ rulership being such a smaller area as I previously learned, it’s possible that during his reign a majority of the world may not even realize who he is. It’s important that all Believers discern the times that we are living in, so that we may be ready to stand firm for Jesus Christ, Shalom…

The Serpent Of Eden…

18 Jun

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Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

What exactly was the Serpent in Eden? Was it the Devil in a different form or was it a different celestial being altogether? The popular idea is that the Serpent was the Devil popularized by some Bible scriptures. This scriptures can be found in Isaiah 27:1, Job 41:34, Revelations 12:3-17 and 20:2.

Though this sounds like the Bible is saying the two are the same, this is not the case. The Word of YAH is merely comparing them. Much like scripture did with the Apostle Peter in Matthew 26:22-23 which reads, “Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Jesus was in this verse spoke to Satan, who was using Peter to deceive Christ at this time. Not meaning that Peter was Satan. The same thing happens much today in modern society where the actions of men are compared to devils and demons. They may be influenced by them but are not one in the same. Further more, scripture describes the Serpent as being a different creature altogether.

Genesis 3:1 reads, “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” The verse states that He was a “beast of the field” meaning a animal and not a fallen angel.

Genesis 3:1-6 we can read that the Serpent has reasoning power, speech and could orchestrate deception. Genesis 3:14 says the Serpent walked upright and was in fact an animal. Also, the fact that the Serpent spoke and Eve was not afraid of Him means that the Serpent was a close creation to that of Man.

Though the Serpent was not Satan he was used to bring about the Fall of Man, and the Serpent Seed (see the Unfamiliar Bible Facts Section). Satan saw that this animal was close in relation to Adam and Eve, and could be used to deceive them. Though this Serpent is no longer in our modern time, many men and women are being used in this same way today. Stay prayerful and be blessed, Shalom…

Satanic Rulers of Earthly Domains…

5 May

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Daniel 10:13, But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.”

The prince spoken of in this verse from Daniel is that of a demonic entity that presides over this region of the world. A Biblical truth that is rarely spoken of, is that of evil forces that inhabit our Earthly domain and influence our culture and daily way of life. These evil spiritual forces are referenced in Ephesians 6:12 which states, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Though the Blood of Jesus offers salvation and protection from these entities, there is still great evil in the world influencing the un-saved, due to all not being saved. This influence manifest in parts of America and other countries in being crime ridden and with some following false prophets and beliefs. This is why politicians are corrupted with greed and struggle for power, all due to the influence of spiritual wickedness. Prayers must be spoken for individuals, and also to bless the places and things which cannot be seen. While man can be reached with the Gospel and inanimate place or object cannot. They are subject to those who rule over it.

We as Believers must pray for all those who have not found Jesus to repent, and seek Him as well as for the countries that they love. Shalom

The Angelic Hierarchy

18 Sep

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Job 1:6-7 (NLT)

One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

The Angelic Hierarchy God is a very intriguing topic of discussion. The scriptures give a brief look into the different tiers or ranks of these celestial beings. The Bible breaks down the “Heavens” into three distinct spheres, inhabited by different angelic beings each completing a different duty or task.

The first sphere of angels described in Isaiah 6:1-7 are the Seraphim, and the Cherubim mentioned in Genesis 3:24. The Seraphim, the “burning ones,” are the highest in God’s ranks, serving as caretakers to His throne. These beings sing praises “Holy, holy, holy” an are described as having six wings, and composed of fire. The Cherubim guard the Throne of God, and have four faces, a lions body and ox feet. They serve as guards to the Lord’s holy sanctums.

The second sphere contains the angels of Dominions and Principalities, Ephesians 1:21. These spiritual beings govern the lower rank angels who oversea the works of man. They oppose the spiritual wickedness over the Earth. They bound and chain evil spirits who work to cause discord against mankind. They serve as warriors and are represented as being divinely beautiful.

The third sphere serve in the lowest ranks, and act as God’s messengers to men. They are the Archangels and personal guides to mankind, Ephesians 3:10. These Angels minister divine wisdom and give direct orders from The Most High, answering to the second sphere Angels. These beings are the main ministers to the historical events of Jesus Christ birth and also to his glorious resurrection.

I find it very interesting that God has a very distinct and human way of how His heavenly realm is ruled. Much like our own Government having distinct titles, duties and authorities for each person is very similar. Mankind mimics the heavenly realm in the Earth, showing proof that a divine being is always in control an loves His blessed creation. I hope that you were blessed by this and may the Angels continue to look watch over you.

Shalom…

The Origin of False Religion.

18 Apr

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Genesis 4:3-5

“in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

The book of Genesis chapter 4, records the first instance of false god worship in the Holy Bible. False worship is a set of beliefs or actions one takes in hopes of attaining true spirituality. A false religion can be the belief, or non belief in God or other deities that are not in line with the Most High, but rather one’s own beliefs. These beliefs appease man but fall short of God’s glory.

There is one and only one way to please God. Romans 6:5 reads, “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.” This is through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, through which we have a remission of sins, John 3:16. Any belief taken away or added to is false.

False religion is dangerous in that it shifts the focus from the Cross to selfish desire. This is what Cain did, turning from sacrifice to what he believed good enough. Abel offered a sacrifice (firstling of his flock, symbolic of Christ sacrifice in the years to come) Many false beliefs have made their way into the Church as well, causing discord and limiting the move of the Holy Spirit.

What false religions are at work today, (see the false teachings on this site for a few). Know that if Christ is not the center worship it can only be false. The Lord stated it best in John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Shalom…