A question was asked in a FB forum: “Do you think demonic possession exists today?”
Christian response to this intriguing question…
A brief history…
Lucifer’s (Satan-the Devil) deception was initiated in Eternity before the creation of Time (Ezekiel 28:11-19; Isaiah 14:12-15; Revelation 12:7-9) and Lucifer-Satan was removed from the Kingdom of God (Luke 10:18) as God chose to deal with this rebellious angel apart from the Kingdom in order to negate the destructiveness of sin within God’s Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to enter (Revelation 21:27). As opposed to eradicating Lucifer and the rebellious angels (demons) who supported Lucifer in his coup d’état to usurp God’s authority, God the Son, Jesus Christ-Yeshua, was commissioned to take elements from the Spiritual World and fashion same into matter that is interactive within the Realm of Time (Hebrews 11:3) thereby creating all things that are visible and invisible and constraining this matter by the laws of physics-Time (Gospel of John 1; Colossians 1:15-18; Genesis 1). God the Father set-forth a Plan called “The Gospel” before the beginning of Time and this Plan was dedicated to destroying the works of Satan and redeeming all of creation by selfless love and sacrifice that God Himself would provide, alone (1 John 3:8; 2 Timothy 1:10).
God the Father deemed the extrication of Lucifer from the Kingdom as necessary in order to prevent additional destruction from iniquity and to maintain volitional love with the remaining angelic creation that was and is observing God’s response to sin – rebellion. God placed Lucifer-Satan and the rebellious angels-demons on the Earth and the cosmic struggle between Yeshua-Jesus v. Satan via mankind was first initiated in The Garden of Eden and that cosmic war continues to this very day as God is demonstrating to His faithful angelic creation the horror of sin and why same cannot be permitted to exist in the Kingdom of God (1 John 3:8; Genesis 3:15; Matthew 4:1-11; 1 Peter 1:12; Revelation 20:27). Though Yeshua was victorious over Lucifer-Satan via the Crucifixion, God is presently using Satan to separate the sheep from the goats, the wheat from the chaff, the faithful from the unfaithful, and Satan has been put on a short leash and is performing God’s will unaware (Matthew 3:12; Matthew 25:31-46; Colossians 2:13-15).
Examples of demonic possession and demonic persuasion in today’s World?
1) Every atheist-satanist-nihilist-naturalist that claims the facade of atheism-unbelief in our Creator is demonically possessed or heavily persuaded demonically as they seek the death of their body in sin and the death of their body-soul in Hell. Every atheist-unbeliever is a servant and emissary of Satan within the Realm of Time and does his bidding unaware (John 8:44; Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 1:18-32).
2) Every human adult that advocates for the mutilation of babies in the womb does so by demonic persuasion or possession (John 8:44). Abortion is clearly murder as abortion is the taking of human life void due process and it is the father of murder, Satan, that inspires advocacy for the mutilation of children. God hates hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17).
3) Every child and every adult that participates in or advocates for sexual perversion i.e. homosexuality – lesbianism – transsexualism – bisexuality – adultery – fornication – pedophilia does so at the behest of Satan or his demonic forces in the Spiritual World. Sexual immorality is not only sin against God’s Covenant of Marriage and holiness but sexual immorality is sin against one’s own body and without repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord for the mediation of sin, those who engage in sexual immorality will suffer death in Hell (1 Corinthians 6:9-20). Death and Hell; this is Satan’s desire for all of humanity via his deception (Genesis 3:13; Revelation 12:9).
4) Every incident of antisemitic behavior throughout the World is directly related to Satanic influence or demonic possession. Satan HATES the children of Israel and Christians. The Jewish-Israeli people are God’s chosen and they are God’s eschatological time-clock e.g. if anyone desires to know where our God is positioned concerning the destiny of Time, the World, Eternity and the 2nd-Advent of Messiah-Yeshua and His coming Millennial Reign upon the Earth, God the Father tells mankind to watch MY PEOPLE – the Children of Israel.
Subsequent to the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD, God’s time-clock concerning eschatological events was stopped until the reestablishment of the Nation of Israel in 1948 and the capture of Jerusalem by the Israeli armies in 1967 (Six-Day War). From that point forward, eschatology is moving at a rapid pace and Satan is aware of this truism and he is exceptionally busy in these last days (Revelation 12:12). Satan will stop at nothing to eradicate the children of Israel (Jacob) and nullify God’s promises to them via an everlasting Covenant (Jeremiah 32:38; Genesis 12:3). Ninety-thousand Christians were murdered as well in 2016 and Satan burns with anger at those redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ-Yeshua!
5) The destruction of the Biblical family unit through obsessions with sexual perversion/same-sex unions (LGBTQ); drug addiction; secularism; hedonism; environmentalism; sexually transmitted diseases; these are the work of Satan as Satan strategically desires the eradication of the Biblical family unit which is the bedrock of any sustainable society (Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6).
6) Satan’s most successful strategy in History has been the infusion of Darwinian Evolutionary Theory into public schools; Evolution being the most profound progenitor of atheistic thought in the history of mankind. Darwinism infused into public schools as early as 1963 is purely demonic as Satan has used men like Progressive, John Dewey (1900), President Woodrow Wilson to incrementally and methodically infuse historical revisionism, Darwinism, Socialism, into America’s mainstream via the brainwashing of millions of American youth via Darwin’s hoax i.e. Evolutionary Theory, the greatest lie ever told by science which is Satan’s attempt to negate the Genesis creation narrative and construct a naturalist, godless, moral-less, hedonistic, society of demonically possessed-persuaded atheists-hedonists-secularists-nihilists-moral relativists-naturalists which are found in overwhelming numbers within the modern-day Progressive-Socialist-Democrat Party of Satan in American politics.
Today, approximately one-half of the American populous radically advocates for the mutilation of babies in the womb; vile and vulgar sexual perversion destroying our posterity; socialism-communism which is the demonic construct of atheists-hedonists-the mentally ill seeking to destroy America’s Constitutional Republic. Satan is working overtime in America and in American politics and he’s gaining popularity via atheism-secularism-progressive socialism-naturalism/evolution!
7) Satan has visibly introduced himself to the World via the adulterous affair of the iconic Biblical figures of Abraham and Hagar manifesting in the illegitimate birth of Ishmael who is the father of the Ishmaelites who is the progenitor of the Arabic tribes who is the progenitor of Muhammad who is the progenitor of Islam. Satan laid claim to the Arabic Moon god – Allah and for 1400-yrs Satan-Allah has murdered-butchered some 270-million non-Muslims via the Islamic Caliphate.
Satan-Allah is at work around the World with an emphasis in America and American politics as he plans to destroy the Nation of Israel and the Israeli people which will be the initiation of a nuclear war in Jerusalem, Israel. Allah will ally with Iran-Russia-China-an Arab coalition to attack Jerusalem in the coming days and this will initiate the Apocalypse and the 2nd-Advent of Messiah-Yeshua and His Millennial Kingdom which will be headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel. MARANATHA!
Satan is alive and well and is more active today than during Noah’s or Lot’s generation and it is wise for every Christian to know their spiritual enemy i.e. Satan and Satan’s emissaries.
Jesus has warned you…
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Matthew 7:15-20 (NKJV)
The Holy Spirit has warned you…
“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NASB)
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:10-17 (NASB)
Rickey D. Holtsclaw