DEMONISM (part four)

 

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(continued from part three)

A chapter, Ar-Rahman, is the 55th in the Qur’an. It reveals not only the paradise demonic participatory but of their conjugal bliss in heaven. Verses 72-74 read thus: 72 “Fair ones, close-guarded in pavilions. 73 Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny? 74 Whom neither man nor jinni will have touched before them.” King Solomon is not spared of Mohammed’s Qur’anic demonism in An-Nami (27:17), “And there were gathered together unto Solomon his armies of the jinn and humankind, and of the birds, and they were set in battle order.”

What is the Bible’s answer to all these doctrines on demonism? Just in case anyone should throw tantrums in disagreement with the use of the Bible to settle this issue, it will be germane to intimate the reasoning faculty of the fact that the Bible is not only the first to document creationism, it still remains the only reliable Book that tells the story. Qur’an, which tends to come a little bit close, is 75% Bible and about 25% Islam; was put into documentation some eight hundred years after the ascension of Jesus. Like I always advise, “Why don’t we stick with the original documentation?” Is the ‘guardian spirit’ of voodoo any different from familiar spirits? This is what Leviticus 19:31 enjoins, “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God”. This word ‘regard’ in Hebrew, panah (paw-naw’), means: ‘to turn; by implication to face, that is, appear, look, etc.’ Why was Abraham told to leave his Ur nativity? Was it not because of the pollution that will poison his spirituality if he continued to fraternize with the demonic idolatry of his ancestry worship?

You cannot fraternize with demons without first being initiated into the occult. Demons are absolutely unserviceable! It was for this reason Jesus told the disciples to, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:” Matthew 10:8. The clause, ‘cast out’ is a violent act. It comes from ekballō (ek-bal’-lo): ‘to cast out, drive out, to send out -with notion of violence;’ which comes from two root words: ek or ex (ek) ‘out of, from, by, away from’; and ballō (bal’-lo): ‘to throw or let go of a thing without caring where it falls’. It is quite impossible to see how Qur’anic jinns will accept the gospel of salvation, not to mention evangelizing the same.

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The doom of demons is eternally sealed, they are disembodied spirits who are bent on gaining entrance into humans in order to exercise their evil penchant. Hear the account of Matthew 8:29, “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?” they know that they do not have the authority to be on earth because they lost it when the earth was squeezed and placed under water in the pre-Adamic era. Solomon, the king, would not have anything to do with them (as regarding demonic aid in warfare). What is more, King Solomon never fought a single war all of his forty years of reign, so, where did Mohammed get the gist of Solomon’s enlisting of demon soldiers? Demons know they have no place with God and James 2:19, “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble”, is the proof.

“But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.” These are the words of the Lord Jesus in Luke 20:35 & 36. The good reason why the testimony of Jesus is most acceptable is in John 3:13, And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven”. Jesus also said, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” Matthew 24:35. There is no doubt in my mind that the Bible of Christians is not on the same spiritual page with the Islamic Qur’an, going by these scriptural differences on marriage.

(to be concluded)

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DEMONISM (part three)

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In the Old Testament, ‘devils’ (demons) appear four times. In Leviticus 17:7 & 2Chronicles 11:15 it is called śa‛ıyr (saw-eer’) BDB Definition: 1. hairy (adjective) 2. he-goat, buck (noun masculine) a. as sacrificial animal b. satyr, may refer to a demon possessed goat like the swine of Gadara (Mat 8:30-32). Strong’s Definition: ‘shaggy; as noun, a he goat; by analogy a faun’. Deuteronomy 32:17 & Psalm 106:37 has shed (shade) ‘a daemon (as malignant)’. From the first definition there could be a likelihood of demons having the appearance of satyr, faun or ape; and they should be very intelligent beings indeed. In the New Testament, daimonion (dahee-mon’-ee-on) Thayer Definition: ‘1. the divine power, deity, divinity 2. a spirit, a being inferior to God, superior to men 3. evil spirits or the messengers and ministers of the devil’; Strong’s Definition: ‘a daemonic being; by extension a deity’ (Matt 7:22 & Lk 8:33); and daimōn (dah’-ee-mown) Thayer Definition: 1. a god, a goddess a. an inferior deity, whether good or bad 2. in the NT, an evil spirit’, which comes from δαίω daiō ‘(to distribute fortunes); a demon or super natural spirit (of a bad nature) (found in Mark 5:12 & Rev 16:14)’ are the two Greek words for demon. Jesus never had anything to do with them, “and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15). Hear Jesus in Matthew 26:53, “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” He explained also in Matthew 25:41, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels”. The Devil would not dare insinuate a falsehood of demonism in Matthew 4:6, “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone”. Jesus dealt with the demons as we have in Luke 8:30, “And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him”. They are foul spirits in Mark 9:25 & Rev 18:2. ‘Foul’ is akathartos (ak-ath’-ar-tos) ‘impure (ceremonially, morally (lewd) or specifically (demonic))’. They are also called ‘familiar spirits’: ‘ob (obe) ‘(apparently through the idea of prattling a father’s name); properly a mumble, that is, a water skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar)’.

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Spiritists and seers who do not receive the oracular afflatus through the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus, are actively working for Satan. They are in league with familiar spirits whose attachment to each clan is an assignment of satanic operation. They can trace your family lineage to Adam easily. Voodooism, according to Collins Dictionary, is a religious cult involving witchcraft and communication by trance with ancestors and animistic deities, common in Haiti and other Caribbean islands. It is ultimately of West African origin; it speaks of guardian spirit, without which there is no voodoo. Hinduism teaches that the Devil is still God’s angel, running messages for the Most High -insinuating a certain rapport between God and Lucifer. Satanic prominence of Hindu religion makes an obvious case for demonic rampancy.

Not unlike all religions, Islamic Qur’an teaches the existence of evil and good demons. In fact the Qur’an has a whole chapter for demons and aptly called Al-Jinn (Arabic word for demon is jinn). Qur’an 72:1 reads, “Say (O Muhammad): It is revealed unto me that a company of the Jinn gave ear, and they said: Lo! we have heard a marvellous Qur’an,” and the 14th verse says: “And there are among us some who have surrendered (to Allah) and there are among us some who are unjust. And whoso hath surrendered to Allah, such have taken the right path purposefully”. In the 46th chapter, called An-Ahqaf, in verse 29 Prophet Mohammad proclaimed from Allah, “And when We inclined toward thee (Muhammad) certain of the jinn, who wished to hear the Qur’an and, when they were in its presence, said: Give ear! and, when it was finished, turned back to their people, warning”; which implies that demons preached to convert in the name of Allah to other demons. …to be continued

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DEMONISM (part two)

 

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Isaiah 45:18 reveals, “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else”. The word ‘vain’ is the same tohu as ‘without form’ explained above. The earth which was quite habitable in verse one did not have Adam as its occupant. Right? Prophet Isaiah was inspired to write that nations of people did occupy this terra firma.

I hope it is getting clearer. Now you may ask, “Where are these people in verse two”? Having succeeded in weakening and polluting them spiritually, God arrested, judged them and the sentence saw their incarceration in the darkness of the tohu bohu together with their evil angelic counterparts of rebellion and of course their god, Satan. Adam only came into existence in Genesis 1:26. Prior to this in verse three we see the Light, the manifestation of the Christ (John 1:1-14… “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world”, verse 9), the Creator, at re-creationism. The Light of Genesis 1:3 gave them a temporary respite. Those earthly beings were invisible for they had been disembodied, made unfit to dwell on terra firma. This is the origin of demons.

Was there any time in the history of man when there was no man on earth? None! So, how come Jeremiah 4:23-25 intimates us with, “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled”? Jeremiah was made to see God’s judgment on beings of pre-Adamic era. The Bible does not give a description of their physiognomy but maybe the definition of a scriptural demon will make an attempt.

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The word ‘demon(s)’ is not in King James Bible (translators’ error), it renders it devil or devils. The truth is that there is only one devil and that is Satan, hence, you cannot have devils because Satan can only be in one particular place at a time. Only God is omnipresent. The first time a demonic spirit is mentioned in the Bible is in: Leviticus 17:7, “And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations”. To most of Christians demons are the same as the angels who fell along with Satan from heaven. The Bible records in Genesis 6:2 that, “…the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose”. These are the fallen angels -sons in the sense that they were created individually confer Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7 & Luke 3:38. They cannot be the sons of Seth (a doctrinal error) for the simple fact that Seth was not a ‘son of God’ as his father, Adam was based on the fact that Adam was created personally by God’s hands just like the angels. Seth was Adam’s son. If they (fallen angels) are not the demons then where are they? The answer is simply found in 2Peter 2:4, “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”. Jesus did go down at death to preach as we find in 1Peter 3:18-20. Verse 19 reads “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison”. 2Peter 2:4 buttresses Jude 1:6 which reads, “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day”. The word ‘hell’ in 2Peter 2:4 translates tartaroō (tar-tar-o’-o) ‘From Τάρταρος Tartaros̄ (the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment’. A lot of commentaries say that those in Tartaros̄ are some of the fallen angels, hence, leaving the demons to be some of those angels. But, is this what the Bible teaches? 2Peter 2:4 clearly teaches: “For if God spared not the angels that sinned”; and Jude 1:6 reads, “And the angels which kept not their first estate…”. If you do recall, Genesis 6 does not, in any way, imply “‘some’ of the sons of God”. All the rebellious one-third of the celestial angels are in tartaroō. This leaves the beings of pre-Adamic age as the demons.

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DEMONISM (part one)

 

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The Bible does not tell us what demons look like. We know, however, that they are beings of creationism. It is also lucidly clear that demonism is of the foulness of spiritual existence.

Genesis 1:2 tells us, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. Many Christians, not to mention mere Bible readers, do not understand this verse at all. So, this is what God dictated to Moses to explain to mankind. The first word ‘and’ of verse two is a signification of coming between an earlier event as it points to a later one as well. The earlier occurrence being the account of God’s first decision to create without the utilization of an existing material, which, of course, makes HIM God. The word ‘created’ in verse one is bara’ (baw-raw’). BDB Definition: ‘to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)’.

Strong’s Definition (absolutely) to create’. This creative prowess of God is what the Septuagint calls, ex nihilo, remember Romans 4:17, “…God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were”. God created out of nothing. No preexisting material was used when God first bara the heavens, the planets, the visible and the invisible objects therein. “And the earth was without form…” Let us look at the word ‘was’, which, in Hebrew, is: hayah (haw-yaw) ‘to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary)’. The error here is that of the translators, who should have translated hayah as become’ and not ‘was’.

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The Bible does not tell us how arithmetically long, but the time between verses one and two of Genesis chapter 1 could have spanned billions of years, no doubt! By the reason of the fact that the earth ‘was’ or ‘become’, it then follows that it was not what the Bible says it was in verse one. A change had occurred. Next, we treat ‘without form’, which is: tohu (to’-hoo) BDB Definition: ‘formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness; formlessness (of primeval earth), nothingness, empty space; that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (figuratively) wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places), place of chaos, vanity’.

Strong’s Definition: From an unused root meaning ‘to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain’. The word ‘void’, bohu (bo’-hoo) From an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin’. It was a destruction of an unparalleled cataclysm! ‘Darkness’ in the Hebraic language is choshek (kho-shek’) ‘the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness’. Light is a spiritual indication of God, the good One. Darkness is not of a decorative hue, hence, evil -the opposite of goodness- personified by Satan, the Devil i.e. Lucifer. The cataclysmic proportion of the destruction, enveloped by darkness, which is emblematic of evil, points to God’s arrest of evil doers, judgment and incarceration of Lucifer and the beings of the earth of that earthly era. Let us look at some scriptures.

Isaiah 14:12, “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!” Lucifer, the Devil, did commit sin before the original, Adamic sin took place (“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee [Ezekiel 28:15]. The infamy of his “I will”, Isaiah 14:14, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High”; marked the genesis of universal iniquity. Verse twelve says that he weakened nations. ‘Weaken’ chalash (khaw-lash’) ‘to prostrate; by implication to overthrow, decay’. Satan overthrew the government of ‘nations’, the Hebrew of which is: goy (go’-ee) ‘Apparently from the same root as [gevah (gay-vaw’) ‘the back, that is, (by extension) the person’] (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts’. How do I know that the chaotic state of Genesis 1:2 was not there in the first verse? Simple!

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THE GENESIS OF HUMANISM (1)

Human history places the rise of humanism, brought forth by an Italian Chancellor, Brunetto Latini (c. 1220-94), somewhere in the mid of the twelfth century. The truth, according to the revelation of Divine protocol (HIS story), is that it is a Luciferan proclivity, which he displayed before the throne of the Majesty on high, to proclaim and to establish the spirit of individualism. In the darkened, egoistic resolve of Lucifer, a messenger, we find the location of the genesis of humanism.

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Collins Dictionary defines humanism thus: “1. the denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity; the rejection of religion in favour of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts. 2. A philosophical position that stresses the autonomy of human reason in contradistinction to the authority of the Church. 3. (Often capital) a cultural movement of the Renaissance, based on classical studies.” Basically, humanism is against the worship of Jehovah and His Christ which will invariably jettison the dependence on the Holy Spirit. Lucifer failed in his nefarious attempt to actualize his utopian philosophy of individualism, which was intended to make him another personage of celestial adoration. Four is the scriptural numeration for creation so if he had succeeded he would have become the fourth Person in the Godhead, not by acquiescence of the Trinity, but by mere rationalism. Lucifer called himself God, when he is not the Creator, in heaven where the first church commenced. Humanism bestows deity on all humanists. So, you see, it did not begin on earth, in Italy, in the thirteenth century A.D.

                Put these scriptures, Jeremiah 4:23-26; 2Peter 2:4; Jude 6-7; 1Peter 3:18-20 & 22, together and you will find out that there is a difference between demons and fallen angels. While angels do not need to seek for a habitat to operate on earth for the simple reason that they, as spirit beings, can dwell anywhere as God’s messengers and can easily adapt (Genesis 6:1-4), a demon has lost his right to dwell on terra firma, having been stripped of his body (disembodied spirit) is constantly looking for a habitat (especially) human, to exercise his evil will. Jesus did descend deep down to preach dooms day to fallen angels. Evil spirits on earth will therefore be the foul demons who had inhabited the earth pre-Adamically whom the Devil persuaded, promising a utopian deification and leading to being their own lords, free forever. Humanism! The demons, no doubt are enjoying the utopia of being worshipped but for how long? A short time (Rev.12:12).

One thing I know about the Devil is that he never changes his modus operandi (which gives us an edge over him). In his Luciferian ophidism he had no choice but to preach, as always, an appealing oratorical, humanism. “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1. Lucifer, the Devil, asked thus to impeach the credibility of God’s verbalism. He needed to slander the Creator to win her over thus separating her from God with, “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 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” Genesis 3:4-5. This is pure individualistic indoctrination, with the sole attempt of making the Woman to believe that she did not need God after all; leading to a spiritual independence from the Most High!

She, like humanists, began to develop her own thoughts. She carried the thoughts to the evil conclusion, culminating in an evangelism of spiritual meretriciousness (for she, who belonged to God willingly did Satan’s bidding). Steeped in humanism, she did not see the preeminence of her husband but her own individualistic supremacy. So, she made sure that she must be the first one to acquire the knowledge. Individualism of humanism! Today’s wife thinks she is smarter than the man. She will rather dwell on gender inequalities, plunging steeply into vexatious state, instead of submitting to her husband. To Adam, the man, was the ordination of the Divine afflatus, hence, the priest, enjoying domestic superintendency. This is what her humanist induction blinded her to acknowledge (because, like Rev. Chris Okotie would say, Satan was taking them somewhere). The fructification of the injection of the opium of humanism into the woman led to Divine judgment and an inevitable eviction. It found a permeation in the first procreation. Cain.

Secular Humanism

                 Secular Humanism “Man, in the beginning, they believe, made God.

Humanism as a pure religion on earth finds its seminar in,”…neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die;” Genesis 3:3. Religion adds inconsequential taboos to one’s life unnecessarily, in a bid to bind one fanatically to it. When Cain must stand in worship of the God of his parents he decided to do it in his own way, sourcing his stance from the spirit of individualism. Such was the ossification of the heart of Cain as he displayed contumacy before God, as he turned his back on God’s saving elixir of sin offering, because he had found another god in himself, and earning the title of the first antichrist for himself as he strolled arrogantly away, like Lucifer, his spiritual father, to build the first city on earth! Cain, like every true humanist, saw in himself an achiever of greatness. True to humanistic type, Cain jettisoned his role in God’s plan, to the first family of man, to pursue an individual agenda. Cain means spear or javelin. His role, therefore is to protect the first human family, by warding off all external evil forces. Cain pitched against God’s intention. Every act of initiation receives a religious stance but when it runs contrary to God’s word it engenders evil omen. Cain sired Enoch, his first child, whose name means ‘initiate.’

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