Real Evil Spirits

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Real Evil Spirits

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Evil Spirits

Evil spirits ... Just the sound of those words can bring a tingle to your spine. We are taught in the Bible that spirits, both good and bad, are all around us. But what of these evil spirits hanging around? Who were the evil spirits in the Bible, where did the evil spirits come from and how do evil spirits affect you today? Let's find out in this Evil Spirits Bible study, shall we?

We will begin by sharing that even God's Angels are spirits.

Hebrews 1:13-14

13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

In fact, God is a Spirit.

John 4:24

God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in Truth.

Pretty wild huh? You will definitely discover in this Biblical evil spirits Bible study that in the world, in which we live, some things that occur are hard to understand and even harder to believe. There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another more more powerful force out there who is protecting us from the enemy of your soul known as Satan; it is the Holy Spirit ... It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it and your soul is one that is being sought after.

As we continue into this Biblical evil spirits Bible study journey into the mysterious realm of spirits, we find that there are some writings who many claim was written by Enoch and the writings were passed down thru the generations much like the Bible was.

But ... Is it Truth?

It is the following Scripture in the Bible which caused us to share certain aspects of the Book of Enoch with you to answer the question ... What are evil spirits in the Bible?

Jude 1:14

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His Saints,

This Scripture clearly suggests that the book of Jude was referring to specific writings of Enoch (which are not in the Bible) which gives validity to the claims that Enoch did have some type of writings concerning evil spirits.

Let's take a little journey and learn more about what Enoch shared about Biblical Evil Spirits ...

The Bible tells us little of this individual named Enoch. He was the seventh in the bloodline from Adam. He was the great grandpa of Noah to give you an idea of the timing of his presence on Earth.

Genesis 5:21-24

21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Enoch walked with God and did not die but was rather "taken by God." This is confirmed by Paul:

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Much of the Book of Enoch has stories related to Biblical Scripture and some of the Bible Scripture is in harmony with the words in the Book of Enoch.

For example this story:

Genesis 6:1-6

1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

The Bible reveals that before the Flood of Noah's time, there were some angels in Heaven that came down from Heaven and had children with human women and mixed the Angelic with humanity.

In the book of Enoch, Chapters 6-16, It speaks of the same story, but elaborates a little more as to what happened next.

It says the Angels that chose to leave Heaven to have a union with human women were sentenced to hell.

Peter says the same thing:

2 Peter 2:4-5

4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

According to the Book of Enoch, these fallen angels taught the world vanity, pride and taught them how to build weapons and every foul thing.

God saw that the world was foul after this and flooded the world. He took the fallen angels and placed them in Hell. The children (the giants) of the human women and the fallen angels are now these evil spirits.

Is it coincidence that Peter echoed the words in the Book of Enoch?

So, we cannot help but ask what became of the children of the fallen angels and women according to the book of Enoch:

Book of Enoch, Chapter 15, Verses 8-12

8 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth,
9 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;
10 they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called. {As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.}
11 And 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
12 hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.

Wow ... We now know the answer to the question ... What are evil spirits in the Bible? You will see as we continue our Biblical evil spirits Bible study that many believe that Satan now uses these evil spirits to do his will.

Did you know that God also used these evil spirits to punish sinners in the Old Testament ... And may still do so now.

Judges 9:23

Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech.

1 Samuel 16:14

But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

Evil spirits can be made to depart with music from a soul of God.

1 Samuel 16:23

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

Some evil spirits have names.

Mark 5:9

And He asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

Spirit of jealousy can come upon someone.

Numbers 5:14

And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:

Lying spirits can cause men to false prophecy.

1 Kings 22:22-23

22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And He said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.

The Spirit of infirmity can stay for long periods of time.

One was in a woman 18 years.

Luke 13:11

And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.

Spirits of divination (predictors) can possess a body.

Acts 16:16

And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying.

A perverse spirit can be sent by the Lord.

Isaiah 19:14

The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

One can be possessed by a dumb spirit.

Mark 9:17

And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

We find in our Biblical evil spirits Bible study adventure that one can be possessed by an unclean spirit.

Mark 1:23

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

Devils can cause sickness in bodies they dwell in.

Matthew 17:18

And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

I would like to touch on the topic of spirits possessing humans.

These evil spirits are in spirit form now and have no way to experience flesh unless they inhabit a body. The problem is that they must get the soul of the body to agree without actually letting them know what they are doing.

So they give thoughts of lust, fear, anger, pride, greed or whatever their desire is and try and get you hooked on it so they can dwell in you. Soon, they take over and it is no longer the person they have possessed that is in control.

These evil spirits seek to find a suitable dwelling place inside humans.

Matthew 12:43-45

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

Not only humans ... Evil spirits can go from one body to another, even animals.

Matthew 8:31

So the devils besought Him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

Devils can possess man.

Matthew 9:32-33

32 As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

Now, let us discuss something that mankind has "apparently" shown as a manner by which to be freed from evil spirits known as ... Exorcism.


Artwork used by permission of Duncan Long

The term exorcism means to remove a spirit from someone who is possessed by said spirit. It began back when Jesus was ousting spirits from those possessed with devils. Even His Apostles were given the gift but oft times had trouble with some, because they lacked prayer and fasting.

In the Bible, 7 men that tried to exorcise a demon were surprised when the demon said ... Jesus I know and Paul I know, but who are ye?

The next thing the 7 men knew, was they were getting physically beaten by the entity.

Acts 19:13-17

13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

Playing Exorcist is Dangerous Business

Catholic priests still practice this procedure. They even have a manual with steps on how to do so. They say ... The number one law is not to actually communicate with the entity itself if and when it attempts to speak with you. The movie Exorcist is based on true story, but in real life, it was a teenage boy. It took 28 days of prayer to remove the spirit.

There are thousands of other stories like this and there will be even more in the End Times.

Don't try this at home unless you are experienced and truly prepared.

Many like to use various means by which to try and speak to the dead. This act opens Spiritual doors you really do not want opened. This is very dangerous. The Bible tells us a concerning story which shares that spirits of the dead can be raised by divining and by the use of a familiar spirit.

1 Samuel 28:8-15

8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?
10 And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.

Removing Evil Spirits Laws

After partaking of this Biblical evil spirits Bible voyage and learning much more about what are evil spirits in the Bible ... We now accept that it is best not to try and bring forth spirits or play exorcist like they do in the movies. But, rather to follow God's Word. The Bible gives us laws by which to free yourself from these evil entities.

Let's do a bit of Biblical searching, shall we?

Jesus gave His Apostles power over unclean spirits to cast them out.

Matthew 10:1

And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Even non-apostles removed evil spirits in Jesus' name.

Mark 9:38-41

38 And John answered Him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

Another Biblical evil spirits Bible study tip ... When contending with a spirit, rebuke - order it to come out and return no more. In this story, it shows you need not the Faith of the subject but, the Faith of another.

Mark 9:17-25

17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto Him: and when He saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And He asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

To cast out devils you need to believe.

Mark 16:17

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Faith is so essential, that even handkerchiefs of Paul could remove evil spirits.

Acts 19:11-12

11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

And even the shadow of Peter was believed to be able to heal.

Acts 5:15

Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

Certain evil spirits can't be removed without much prayer - fasting.

Matthew 17:20-21

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

We see within our Biblical evil spirits Bible study on what are evil spirits in the Bible that Jesus gives you power over enemies and nothing shall hurt you but rejoice not that spirits are subject unto you but rather you belong to Jesus and your name is written in the Book of Life.

Luke 10:19-20

19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in Heaven.

Always remember that it is spiritual warfare. A battle between God and the devil. We are merely the instruments and it is the Holy Spirit within us that performs the miracle of removing evil spirits. Another important matter in our Biblical evil spirits Bible study determining what are evil spirits in the Bible ... Many feel that because Satan is the enemy of our souls that we can go around cussing and cursing him.

The Bible is clear on this matter:

2 Peter 2:10-11

10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11 Whereas Angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

The wording of these Biblical evil spirits scriptures does not reflect the resistance of mankind against human government ... But rather mankind speaking against supernatural powers and authority. This is proven when it says Angels fear to bring accusation against these "dignities."

Angels certainly do not fear to bring accusation against a human. Furthermore, the word "dignities" comes from the Greek word "doxa," which is translated as being "supernatural powers."

The book of Jude further explains:

Jude 1:8-9

8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Our enemy, Satan is of such "high authority" that even Michael does not bring against him a railing accusation but simply said The Lord rebuke thee.

High Authority?

Our enemy of the soul ... Satan was chosen by God to be an anointed cherub (Angel);

Ezekiel 28:14

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

If even Michael (An Archangel) chooses not to accuse Satan of being this or that but only says The Lord rebuke thee, shouldn't we as mere humans follow suit? God created Satan which means Satan belongs to God. And God anointed him just as he did King Saul and King David. And David made it clear that we are not to talk or act harshly against God's anointed, whether it be past or present.

1 Samuel 24:6

And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD's anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

1 Samuel 24:10

Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered thee to day into mine hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee: but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth mine hand against my lord; for he is the LORD's anointed.

2 Samuel 1:14

And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?

Even though David was to replace Saul as the anointed King, David knew better than to talk against or harm someone God once anointed.

And that was a human that was anointed.

Satan was/is an anointed angel.

It is Simple

My friend, our findings within our Biblical evil spirits Bible study find that the Bible is crystal clear that God is allowing Satan to finish out his "term" ... After the End Times is over and Antichrist is defeated by Jesus at Armageddon ... Satan is cast into pit for 1000 years. This is during the Millennium.

Revelation 20:2

And He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.

And when released after the 1000 years, Satan will try again and then is cast into the Lake of Fire ... Forever.

Revelation 20:7-10

7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the Saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of Heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Today ... satan knows that his time is short. He is going to do some horrible things during the End Times through Antichrist and the False Prophet.

Here is Wisdom

It is always best to watch your own fruits and the fruits of others as to determine if they are being influenced by the enemy of our soul.

Galatians 5:19-23

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, Faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

As you can see ... Anger, hatred, wrath, etc. are fruits of the flesh and not the Holy Spirit:

Ephesians 5:9-10

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and Truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

So, to hold these fruits within for anyone is not righteous.

This evil spirits Bible study asking what are evil spirits in the Bible, has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that which is acceptable unto our Lord. The next time you are lured away by our enemy of the soul and afterward are disgusted with yourself for falling victim yet again, don't go get mad ... Go get Jesus !!!

Ephesians 6:10-20

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with Truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all Saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The only weapon of offense listed is the Word of God.

Don't be mad at satan ... Be glad for the Grace of God !!!

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There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

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