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In Demon Possessd, demonisim, Familiar Spirits on April 12, 2012 at 8:30 am

We are reading a great deal in these days about “Spiritualism,” or the communication of the living with the dead. What is called “Spiritism” is DEMONISM, and is forbidden in the Scriptures. Lev. 20:6, 27. Deu. 18:10-11. Isa. 8:19 (R. V.). The “Familiar Spirits” of the Old Testament are the same as the “Demons” and “Seducing Spirits” of the New Testament.

Of the revival of “Spiritism” in these days we have been fully warned in the New Testament. The Apostle Paul, writing to Timothy, says— “Now the Spirit (Holy Spirit) speaketh expressly, that in the ‘LATTER TIMES’ (the last days of this Dispensation) some shall depart from the Faith (that is, give up the Christian Faith) giving heed to ‘SEDUCING SPIRITS,’ and ‘DOCTRINES OF DEVILS’ (Demons), * * * forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats.” (1 Tim. 4:1-3)

The phrase “forbidding to marry” does not refer to “celibacy,” but to the abrogation of the marriage relation, the practice of “FREE LOVE” and the doctrine of “AFFINITIES,” which Spiritism leads to. The phrase “Abstain From Meats” is not a reference to fasting, but the requirement of a “vegetable diet.” It is a well-known fact that a “vegetable diet” renders the body more susceptible to spiritual forces than a meat diet. The close connection of this warning of the Apostle with the words—“Refuse profane and ‘OLD WIVES’ FABLES,’” in verse seven, is doubtless a reference to some of the “ISMS” of these last days.

For “Christian Science” is but an “OLD WIFE’S” Fable, for Mrs. Eddy was an “Old Wife” in the sense that she had been many times married. It is an indisputable fact that most of the “Witches” and “Mediums” of Scripture, and these “Latter Days,” were and are women. It was through Eve and not Adam that Satan sought to destroy the race. The reason may be that the nervous and impressionable character of women is better adapted to demon influence. The revival of “Spiritism,” or “DEMONISM,” is one of the “Signs of the Times,” and should be a warning to every true child of God of the approaching end of the Age. The “Demons” belong to the “Powers of Darkness.” They are not few in number, but are a great “Martial-ed Host,” veterans in the service of Satan.

THE POWER OF DEMONS OVER THE HUMAN BODY

They can cause DUMBNESS (Matt. 9:32-33), and BLINDNESS (Matt. 12:22), and INSANITY (Luke 8: 26-35), and the SUICIDAL MANIA (Mark 9:22), and PERSONAL INJURIES (Mark 9:18), and impart SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH (Luke 8:29) and inflict PHYSICAL DEFECTS AND DEFORMITIES. Luke 13: 11-17. Once they have got control over a human body they can come and go at will. Luke 11: 24-26. The Devilish character of “Demons” is seen in the use they make of their victims. They use them as “instruments of unrighteousness,” (Rom. 6: 13), for the proclamation of the “DOCTRINES OF DEVILS,” (1 Tim. 4:1), and the teaching of “DAMNABLE HERESIES.” 2 Pet. 2:1. The effect of such use of the victim is not only unmoral, it is IMMORAL. It leads to vicious and inhuman conduct.

The conduct of “demonized” men an women seems to indicate that the “Demon” takes possession of them for the purpose of physical sensual gratification, the SIN OF SENSUALITY.

This accounts for the desire of the victim to live in a state of nudity; to have lustful and licentious thoughts. In these days of increasing tendency to yield to “Seducing Spirits” it may account for the immodesty of fashionable attire, and the craze of dancing. The purpose of the “Demon” is often to alienate husband and wife, and break up homes by preaching the doctrine of “FREE LOVE.” In short, the “Demon,” for personal gratification, has the power, once he is in control of his victim, to derange both mind and body, and wreck the victim’s health, and if deliverance is not obtained by turning to Christ, who alone has power to cast out the Demon, the victim will be lost soul and body. Demon-possession must not be confounded with diseases, such as “Epilepsy,” which causes the victim to fall in convulsions, foam at the mouth and gnash the teeth, for the Scriptures make a clear distinction between them. Matt. 4: 24. In 1 Cor. 10:20-21 we read— “But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they SACRIFICE TO DEVILS (Demons), and not to God; and I would not that ye should have FELLOWSHIP WITH DEVILS (Demons). Ye cannot drink the ‘Cup of the Lord’ (Communion Cup), and the ‘CUP OF DEVILS’; ye cannot be partakers of the ‘Lord’s Table,’ and of the TABLE OF DEVILS (Demons).”

This passage proves that behind all heathen worship there is the “Spirit of Demon-ism,” or “DEVIL WORSHIP,” and accounts for the “wild orgies” and voluptuous and licentious mode of worship of the heathen. Satan’s angels are spoken of as “Wandering Spirits,” and “Lying,” and “Wicked Spirits.” They are invisible, and can enter homes and hear the secrets of the family. They can see every act of impurity. Thus through mediums they can give information known only to the individual himself. They can disclose the past, and to a limited extent have prescience enough to foretell the future. The “Demons” are different. They simply incarnate themselves in human beings, take possession of their personality, and use them for their own base and unclean purposes. The “Wandering Spirits” do not enter in and take possession of the person, they simply exercise an outward “control,” as in Hypnotism. When the “Medium” has passed into the “hypnotic state” the “Control” (Wandering Spirit) directs her what to say. This is conveyed in the language of the Medium, and the character of the language is dependent on the education or mentality of the Medium, and accounts for messages purporting to come from scholarly persons being so unlike their language when alive.

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Possessed of Demons in Ancient Times

In Demon Possessd on February 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

In the New Testament we read that at the time of our Saviour demons would sometimes take complete control of men and women. These unfortunate people would be compelled to do the bidding of the evil spirits, and even speak words contrary to their own desire.  To some of them would be imparted superhuman strength, so that men could not hold them, and chains could not bind them. The evil spirits would throw down their victims, cast them into the fire, and force them to cut themselves with sharp stones. Sometimes they would compel them to inhabit tombs and to terrorize the neighborhood so that none dared pass by their abode. In fact, they would become the personification of devils in human flesh. No human being could control them.  But in Christ these evil spirits found their master. Many times He met them on their own ground and compelled them to relinquish .their grasp upon the suffering victims. Often these conflicts would occur when Jesus was teaching in the synagogues and other places.

In every instance the poor sufferer was rescued from satanic control, and raised his voice in thanksgiving and praise for his restored manhood.  So marvelous were these manifestations that the people exclaimed in hushed tones, “What a word is this  for with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.” (Luke 4: 36)  At the presence of Jesus the demons would acknowledge Him as their master, for it is written, “And unclean spirits, when they saw Him, fell down before Him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.” (Mark 3:11)  Now when Christ sent out the apostles He delegated to them the same authority, for we read, “And He called unto Him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits.” (Mark 6:7) In Luke 9:1, we read that He “gave them power and authority over all devils.”

This power was given to more than the twelve apostles, for Luke says that the seventy returned with wonder and rejoicing from their first missionary tour, saying, “Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.” (Luke 10:17)  And that Jesus intended that this power should remain in the church is self-evident. He said, just before His ascension, “And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My name shall they cast out devils,” etc. (Mark 16:17)   Only by earnest devotion and sincere service can humanity expect to be entrusted with these miraculous gifts.

Notice that at one time even the disciples failed, and that, too, in a case of dire distress. A father in Israel came to them, presenting the pitiful case of his son. The devil possessing him vexed him sore. Sometimes it cast him into the fire, and sometimes into the water. His life was in constant jeopardy.  Relating the circumstances to Jesus, the father said, “And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not cure him.” Matt. 17:14-21. It was the sin of unbelief in the disciples that caused their failure. Earnest consecration, constant prayer, and nearness to God, could alone prevail over the powers of darkness. Jesus told the sorrowful disciples that “this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” This evidences that unbelief is, in our day, keeping these gifts away from the church.