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Christianity Oasis provides you with this Spiritual Warfare Bible study delving into the mysterious Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible verses with the goal of preparing you for the Biblical Spiritual Warfare Danger.

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis End Times Bible study program presenting hundreds of enLIGHTening End Times studies and in addition, a vast array of spiritually uplifting Christian Walk studies created to open the eyes, mind and heart while making you aware of the potential dangers one may encounter when dealing with Spiritual warfare.

This study in particular is our intriguing and intense Spiritual Warfare Bible study taking an in-depth look into the eyebrow lifting and thrilling Christian spiritual warfare Bible verses which share secrets on how to deal with spiritual warfare. The extremely essential and awe inspiring message within this Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible study will shine a beacon of LIGHT upon your YOU-nique walk in life.

Let's begin our Biblical Spiritual Warfare journey, shall we? Be sure to buckle up because it is one wild adventure that we are about to embark upon. Christian spiritual warfare is an ongoing part of the Christian walk. In truth, spiritual warfare is battle for souls between God and Satan. Including yours.

Even potential Christians are being spiritually attacked for even considering becoming a Christian. The Bible makes it clear that spiritual warfare will be increasing in intensity and frequency as we inch closer to the End Times as Satan knows his time is near and becomes more extreme in trying to devour Christians.

Your adversary, the devil, seeks to devour as a lion. Resist him with Faith in Jesus.

1 Peter 5:8-9

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

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It is best to be prepared. The Bible gives us all we need to know as to overcome spiritual warfare. What is the Biblical spiritual warfare Bible Warning all about and who fights in this spiritual warfare according to the plethora of spiritual warfare Bible verses and what does this Christian spiritual warfare have to do with the end times?

Allow me to share what seems to be a secret with you. In the world in which we live, some things are hard to understand and even harder to believe. Such is the case with spiritual warfare. There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all, it is Satan. There is another force out there that is protecting us from him. It is the Comforter who is a precious gift from the Lord to Christians. He also known as the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Christian spiritual warfare and like it or not ... You are right in the middle of it.

We will work together in becoming more familiar with the spiritual world that is going on all around us. Most are blinded to this Biblical spiritual warfare realm because they ponder and focus on worldly matters instead. In Truth, as we have shared in this Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible study ... There is a spiritual warfare battle going on between God and Satan. What are they warring over?

Your Soul

2 Corinthians 10:3-6

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

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Satan has a plan and has from the beginning ... His plan is to deceive the souls of mankind in a vain attempt to become God. Satan came in the form of a serpent in the Garden of Eden to deceive Eve which then brought Adam into what is now known as the Original Sin.

If you are a Christian, you know that as much as you try, you find yourself sinning yet again. Did you know that this is because of what is known as the Original Sin? This Original Sin is the sinful nature that every human has inherited because of the original sinful choice that Adam and Eve made thousands of years ago in the Garden of Eden when tempted by Satan.

Due to this choice made by the first man and woman ... The sin is now in the flesh of all mankind and when we are born, we are destined to death. Unless we make the choice to believe in Jesus. When we become Christians, we are reborn and receive Salvation and Eternal Life. This New Covenant of Grace ... Has the destiny of death become null and void by the absolutely awe inspiring and life saving power of the Blood of Jesus.

1 John 3:8

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Romans 5:12

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

1 Corinthians 15:22

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

The devil was a murderer from the beginning, he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 8:44-47

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

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Let's take a look at the spiritual warfare Bible story of how this Original Sin came about.

Genesis 2:15-25

15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Think about that for a second before we proceed looking into the Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible verses. Once you know the difference between good and evil, you become aware and therefore responsible for the evil that you choose to do. Obviously this is because then you now know better and choose to sin anyway.

But if you don't know the difference between good and bad, is it sin? For example, if a baby took a piece of candy off a stand in the checkout aisle of the grocery store while his mother unloaded the groceries onto the counter, it certainly is not stealing, because a baby doesn't know any better.

This tree in the Garden of Eden gives one the knowledge of what is good and what is evil. In other words, at that time, Adam didn't know what evil was, but if he ate from the tree, he would then have a conscience, knowing right from wrong.

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Here is a little Christian spiritual warfare Bible tidbit of Truth ... Some people believe that it was an apple that Adam and Eve ate. But ... The Truth is that it does not say it was an apple. Some others believe that the forbidden fruit is an euphemism for sex, but the Truth is, that it doesn't say that either. It says that it was the Tree of Knowledge between Good and Evil and the fruit from said tree would do just that. Make them aware of sin.

James 4:17

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Let's go back to the Garden of Eden:

Genesis, Chapter 3

1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And He said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Let's take a spiritual field trip in our Christian spiritual warfare Bible adventure. Let's go behind the scenes for a few moments and do a little background check on the serpent that appears in our story of Original Sin.

Who is this serpent? Most people would say ... The devil Satan and that may be true. However, most believe that there is only one devil. That is simply not true. There is more than one devil as we will see in the Biblical spiritual warfare Bible verses.

Luke 8:30

And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

James 2:19

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

There is one devil called Satan, who is the prince or leader of all devils, and his name is Lucifer.

Isaiah 14:12-16

12 How art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

Lucifer (son of the morning) wanted to be above God. "I will be like the Most High," he said. We also discover in our Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible study that Satan is not omniscient, in other words, he does not possess infinite knowledge and/or understanding, so he cannot read your mind. What we commonly refer to as "the devil" are really a multitude of fallen (traitor) Angels that turned away from God to pursue evil. So this "devil" that entered the garden in the form of a snake ... May or may not be Satan himself.

It is believed that it is actually Satan because of this Scripture which was speaking of Satan.

Ezekiel 28:13-19

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub [Angel] 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.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

Full of wisdom, perfect in beauty. He was in the Garden of Eden. God created him and gave him everything. "The anointed cherub that covereth." He was upon the holy mountain of God. He was perfect from his creation until sin was found in him. Covering cherub from the midst of stones of fire. His beauty and wisdom caused vanity (heart uplift) ... He defiled sanctuaries by the abundance of sin. God will destroy him.

The Truth found within the Biblical Spiritual Warfare Bible passages is that Satan has had his plan to have humans sin and be sentenced to hell along with him and actually waits in line to accuse God's people to see that his plan comes to pass. Satan presents himself before the Lord on Sons of God day. Satan walks to and fro upon the earth, under God's rule.

Job 1:6-12

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.
7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

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This devil who is named Satan is called the god of this world. It is written that the god of this world blinds men that don't believe.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

This devil named Satan is also known as the prince of power of the air. The spirit that works in children of disobedience.

Ephesians 2:2

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.

This devil named Satan is also known as the prince of this world. The prince of this world shall be cast out.

John 12:31

Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 14:30

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

And the prince of this world is to be judged.

John 16:11

Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

The devil tempts all, even Jesus was tempted by this devil.

Luke 4:2-12

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days He did eat nothing: and when they were ended, He afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto Him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God.
5 And the devil, taking Him up into an high mountain, shewed unto Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto Him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought Him to Jerusalem, and set Him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto Him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
10 For it is written, He shall give His Angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Satan departs if you resist him.

Luke 4:13

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from Him for a season.

The power that we share in this Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible study is that if you submit to GOD and resist the devil named Satan, then Satan will leave.

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

The world is the devil's playground until the end.

Luke 4:6

And the devil said unto Him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

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The devil plots to deceive us so we are to put on the armor of God.

Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

The devil named Satan is also known as the dragon. The dragon which deceiveth the whole world is to be cast to earth and his Angels with him. He accuses the brethren night and day to God. You can overcome him by the Blood of the Lamb. He is come down knowing he has but a short time, with great wrath. He persecutes woman with man child then makes war with remnant of seed. Note that Satan accuses Christians day and night before God.

Revelation 12:9-17

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, ye Heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Here is a serious concern that we see within our Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible study ... In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. In particular during the End Times.

1 Timothy 4:1

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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.

Satan cast into lake of fire forever.

Revelation 20:10

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.

Satan is not all powerful - all knowing - or everywhere at once. Satan cannot read your mind. Satan can only put thoughts in your mind by use of your senses and watch your reactions. You can choose to expose the thought to the light of Truth.

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Within Christian spiritual warfare, there are other spirits that work with and for Satan to try and get you to choose sin and evil. There are many different types of spirits. What you must visualize is that these spirits have no flesh so they cannot "experience" the sin in a fleshly manner so they like to use humans to do their bidding and then they can physically experience the sin.

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Evil spirits ... Just the sound of the words can bring a tingle to your spine. But we are taught in the bible that spirits, both good and bad, are all around us. 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.

But this Biblical spiritual warfare Bible verses journey is about evil spirits and spirits in general, so let us proceed. It says in the bible, 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.

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.

According to the Book of Enoch, the offspring were giants. These fallen Angels taught the world vanity, pride, and taught them how to build weapons and every foul thing.

Spiritual Warfare Bible Point of Interest ... God saw that the world was foul after this and flooded the world. He took the fallen Angels and placed them in the pit. The children of the fallen Angels and women are now these evil spirits that we will be studying. Satan now uses these spirits to do his will. God also used these evil spirits to punish sinners in the Old Testament and may still do so.

The intent of these evil spirits is to have you choose Satan over God. They seek to find a suitable dwelling place inside humans. They 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.

We will be searching the Bible for evidence of how we can overcome these evil spirits as to defend ourselves against their intent.

Make sure you are still buckled up!

The Christian Spiritual Warfare Bible study secrets help you to better understand the enemy of your soul. There are both good and bad spirits. Both God and Satan use these spirits as you will see ...

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:

God can and does send an evil spirit upon man.

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.

Evil spirits from the Lord can trouble you.

1 Samuel 16:13-14

13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

Evil spirits can be calmed and depart with music of man 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.

Spirits of dead can be raised by divining by 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.

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.

Spirits of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, fear of the Lord is the Spirit of the Lord.

Isaiah 11:2

And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

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.

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,

Discernment is done in the spirit.

Mark 2:8

And immediately when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

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.

You 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;

Spirit of infirmity can stay long periods of time, was in 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.

This is just a few examples of how it is common knowledge that these spirits exist. I would like to touch on the topic of spirits entering humans a bit because it is a little confusing so let's use the Bible to bring peace and find Truth.

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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 you?" 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.

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Now, there are Catholic priests still practice this procedure. They even have a manual with steps on how to do so. 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 it was a teenage boy. It took 28 days of prayer to remove it. There are thousands of other stories like this. There will be even more in the End Times. Don't try this at home, unless you are experienced and prepared.

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.

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The wording of these Scriptures doesn't 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 durst not bring against him a railing accusation but simply said "the Lord rebuke you" ... If even Michael ... An Archangel chooses not accuse Satan of being this or that but only says "The Lord rebuke thee" ... Shouldn't we as mere humans follow suit?

Our enemy of the soul, Satan, was chosen by God to be an anointed cherub:

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.

This "Anointing" is where God chooses a person to be in authority. Saul was anointed king. However, like Satan, he disobeyed God. This caused God to take away his Holy Spirit and give him an evil spirit.

1 Samuel 16:14

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

Only David's music could make this evil spirit leave him. Yet, years later in jealousy ... Saul chased David in the wilderness seeking to kill him. It turned out David was given opportunities to kill king Saul during these chasings, but did not. When asked why David did not kill king Saul when he had the opportunity, David said because Saul was anointed by God and he would in no way do him any harm.

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.

Let us all choose to do as Michael and David chose to do and NOT curse or bring railing accusation against any supernatural powers or those chosen by God in the past, but rather let God be judge.

After all, God created Satan which means Satan belongs to God. The Bible is clear that God is allowing Satan to finish out his "term" until he is thrown into the pit for 1000 years and then into the Lake of Fire ... Forever.

Here is wisdom:

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.

I hope I have proven the Truth of what 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 !!!

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The Bible gives us laws by which to free yourself from these entities. Let's do a little searching, shall we?

More than one spirit can occupy man.

Matthew 8:28-32

28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
31 So the devils besought Him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
32 And He said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

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.

Cast out devils free of charge.

Matthew 10:8

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

When an evil spirit is removed, it seeks another body to control.

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.

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.

Some spirits speak out and can be loud upon exit.

Mark 1:23-26

23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

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 another's Faith.

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.

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.

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;

Jesus gives you power over the enemies (evil spirits) and nothing shall hurt you but rejoice not that evil spirits are subject unto you but rather that you are written in 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.

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.

When contending with the devil do not bring accusations but say, the Lord rebuke thee.

Jude 1:9

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.

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Ephesians 6:11-18

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;

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There is a force 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. This battle for souls is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

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