Demon Possession: Biblical or Baloney? (22 of 52) by Stan Coffey

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Demon Possession: Biblical or Baloney? (22 of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
Revelation 9:13-21

Some proposed theological scholars tell us there is no such thing as demons, but the Bible tells us that demons were active in the lives of the people during Jesus's time. Jesus cast out demons, spoke to them, and believed in their existence. We have discovered the best explanation for demons: they are fallen angels, those who followed Lucifer when he fell from heaven, because the Bible tells us a third of the angels in heaven followed him. Demons are spirit beings. They do not have bodies of their own, but they are able to inhabit physical bodies. They are able to possess not only the bodies but also the minds of people. In fact, the Bible teaches us one of the chief ways they do their work is through the mind. Paul tells us that we have available to us as believers the weapons of warfare that are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. He tells us we ought to bring every thought into the captivity of Christ, meaning that the Holy Spirit wants to control our minds. Because if the Holy Spirit is not controlling our minds, we open ourselves to demonic suggestion and influence. This is too wide a topic to get into all the details, but we will continue with the thought that one of the most horrible things about missing Christ when He comes in the rapture is to be left on earth, because a bottomless pit will be opened. From the bottomless pit locusts came like smoke because they were so thick (Revelation 9:3). We learned that these are not literal, but they picture the destruction of locusts. They have a king over them whose name is the Destroyer. We are going to see some more about the demonic activity that takes place after the rapture of the church during the tribulation time.

"And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the tru ...

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