DEMONS -- WHAT ARE THEY?







In the Tanakh we see that they are referred to as evil spirits and devils (KJV)/demons (ISR). Evil: Strong's # 07451 , spirit: Strong's # 07307, and devils (KJV)/demons (ISR): Strong's #07700 and 08163.

Strong's #07451
[r Ra` (rah); adj

  1. bad, evil
  2. evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity
    • evil, distress, adversity

Interesting note here that the Hebrew pronunciation for the word EVIL is actually "RA"!

Ra is the sun-god of Heliopolis in ancient Egypt. In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was subsumed into the god Horus, as Re-Horakhty (and many variant spellings). The sun is either the symbolic interpretation of Ra, his entire body, or just his eye. The symbols of Ra are the solar symbols of a golden disk or the symbol: circle with a point at its center. He was also associated with the Phoenix, as he rose again each morning in flames. According to E. A. Wallis Budge he was the One god of Egyptian Monotheism, of which all other gods and goddesses were aspects, manifestations, phases, or forms of the god. From the eighth dynasty (ca. 2400 BC) onward he was elevated to the status of a national deity, and much later was combined with the Theban god Amun to become Amun-Ra, the foremost deity of the Egyptian pantheon. Amun-Ra was the most powerful god and as he grew and grew he made Egypt something of a theocracy

For further reading on RA, please see Wikipedia.
(This fact here will be important to note later on in this study.)

Strong's #07307
xwr Ruwach (roo'-akh); Noun Feminine

  1. wind, breath, mind, spirit
  2. spirit (as seat of emotion)
  3. as seat or organ of mental acts

Strong's #07700
dX Shed (shade); Noun Masculine; From 7736

  1. demon (as malignant)
  2. devil

Debarim 32:17 “They slaughtered to demons (7700)– not Eloah – Mighty ones they did not know, New ones who came lately, Which your fathers did not fear.

Tehillim 106:37 And they slaughtered their sons And their daughters to demons (7700),

Strong's #8163
ry[XSa`iyr (saw-eer');

  1. hairy
  2. he-goat, buck
    • as sacrificial animal
    • satyr, may refer to a demon possessed goat

Wayyiqra 17:7 “And let them no longer slaughter their slaughterings to demons (8163), after whom they whored. This is a law forever for them throughout their generations.” ’

2 Debre haYamim 11:15 as he appointed for himself priests for the high places, and for goats (8163), and the calf idols which he had made.

In the Messianic Scriptures we see variations used; unclean spirit, unclean: Strong's # 169 and spirit: Strong's # 4151 and the other is devil (KJV) or demon (ISR), devil/demon: Strong's # 1140.

Strong's #169
ajkavqartoß Akathartos

  1. not cleansed, unclean
    • in a ceremonial sense: that which must be abstained from according to the levitical law
    • in a moral sense: unclean in thought and life

Strong's #4151
pneu'ma Pneuma

  1. the spirit, i.e. the vital principal by which the body is animated
    • the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels, thinks, decides
  2. a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting
    • a spirit higher than man but lower than Elohim, i.e. a messenger
      1. used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men
    • the disposition or influence which fills and governs the soul of any one

Strong's #1139
daimonivzomai Daimonizomai (dahee-mon-id'-zom-ahee); Verb

  1. to be exercised (not exorcised) by a demon
  2. have a devil(s)
  3. be vexed with a devil(s)

Strong's #1140
daimovnion Daimonion (dahee-mon'-ee-on); Noun From 1142

  1. the divine power, deity, divinity
  2. a spirit, a being inferior to Elohim, superior to men -- Except when walking in the authority of YAHUSHA Messiah!
  3. evil spirits or the messengers and ministers of the devil

Strong's #1142
daivmwn Daimon (dah'-ee-mown); Noun

  1. a demon or supernatural spirit
  2. a devil

Let us note here these two verses that YAHUSHA spoke using two different definitions, but clearly referring to the same demonic entities.

(1) Luke 11:24 “When the unclean spirit (# 169, 4151) goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest. And finding none, he says, ‘I shall return to my house from which I came.’

We know that YAHUSHA was speaking in Hebrew, was he referring to the evil spirit; i.e. ra ruach , which is mentioned in the Tanakh?

In the Tanakh 'evil spirit' is mentioned nine times:

  • Judges 9:23
  • 1 Shemu'el 16:14-16, 23
  • 1 Shemu'el 18:10
  • 1 Shemu'el 19:9
  • 1 Kings 22:23
  • 2 Chronicles 18:22

Notice here that all these verses seem to be speaking of evil spirits that had been sent by YAHUAH. Was YAHUSHA actually saying evil spirit in this verse or was He referring to something a little different, such as unclean spirit? Let us look at the words for 'unclean' in the Tanakh.

Strong's #02932
hamt tumah, toom-ah; from 02930

  1. religious impurity
  2. filthiness
  3. unclean

Strong's #02931
amt tame, taw-may; from 02930

  1. foul in a religious sense
  2. defiled
  3. polluted, unclean

Strong's #02930
amt tame, taw-may; primary root

  1. to be foul; especially in a ceremonial or moral sense
  2. to be contaminated
  3. defile or pollute self
  4. to make unclean utterly

Can we assume from this that YAHUSHA here referred to these spirits as tame ruach or i.e. unclean spirits? In other words referring to unclean or demonic spirits that were not necessarily sent by YAHUAH Himself; but, unclean spirits or demons in general (Wayyiqra 17:7, 2 Dibre haYamim 11:15, Debarim 32:17, Tehillim 106:37) with the connotation of a levitical uncleanness. This should be evident by the comparison of the Greek word 'unclean' and the Hebrew word 'unclean' that we find to be very similar.

(2)Mark 16:17 “And these signs shall accompany the ones who believe: In My Name they shall cast out demons (# 1140), they shall speak with renewed tongues,

Here the Greek has YAHUSHA using a different word which would match more closely to Strong's # 07700; demon/devil.


DEMONS -- WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?


To begin with we are going to look into a little history to the leader of the demons, hasatan a.k.a. the adversary. In the Tanakh the Strong's # 07854 gives the definition of 'satan'.

Strong's # 07854
!tX Satan (saw-tawn'); Noun Masculine From 7853

  1. an adversary, one who withstands
  2. Satan (as a proper noun)

Strong's # 07853
!tX Satan (saw-tan'); Verb

  1. to attack
  2. to accuse
  3. to be an adversary
  4. to resist

In the Messianic Scriptures the Strong's # 4567 gives the definition of 'satan'.

Strong's # 4567
Satanas (sat-an-as); Noun

  1. adversary (one who opposes another in purpose or act), the name given to
    • the prince of evil spirits, the inveterate adversary of YAHUAH and YAHUSHA
    • he incites apostasy from Elohim and to sin
    • circumventing men by his wiles
    • the worshipers of idols are said to be under his control
    • by his demons he is able to take possession of men and inflict them with diseases

Who Is He?

Yehezqel 28:12-19 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the sovereign of Tsor, and you shall say to him, ‘Thus said the Master YAHUAH, “You were sealing up a pattern, complete in wisdom and perfect in loveliness. 13 “You were in Eden, the garden of Elohim. Every precious stone was your covering: the ruby, topaz, and diamond, beryl, shoham, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald and gold. The workmanship of your settings and mountings was prepared for you on the day you were created. 14 “You were the anointed kerub that covered. And I placed you, you were on the set-apart mountain of Elohim. You walked up and down in the midst of stones of fire. 15 “You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you. 16 “By the greatness of your trade you became filled with violence within, and you sinned. So I thrust you from the mountain of Elohim, and I destroyed you, O covering kerub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your loveliness, you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendour. I threw you to the earth, I laid you before sovereigns, to look at you. 18 “You profaned your set-apart places by your many crookednesses, by the unrighteousness of your trading. Therefore I brought forth fire from your midst. It has devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth before the eyes of all who see you. 19 “All who knew you among the peoples were astonished at you. Waste you shall be, and cease to be, forever.” ’ ”

YeshaYahu 14:11-17 11 ‘Your arrogance has been brought down to the grave, and the sound of your stringed instruments; the maggot is spread under you, and worms cover you.’ 12 “How you have fallen from the heavens, O Helel, son of the morning! You have been cut down to the ground, you who laid low the gentiles! 13 “For you have said in your heart, ‘Let me go up to the heavens, let me raise my throne above the stars of El, and let me sit in the mount of meeting on the sides of the north; 14 let me go up above the heights of the clouds, let me be like the Most High.’ 15 “But you are brought down to the grave, to the sides of the Pit. 16 “Those who see you stare at you, and ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook reigns, 17 who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who would not open the house of his prisoners?’

Revelation 20:2 And he seized the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,

Revelation 12:4-10 And his tail draws a third of the stars of the heaven and throws them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she bore a male child s who was to shepherd all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught away to Elohim and to His throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Elohim, to be nourished there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. 7 And there came to be fighting in the heaven: Micha’el and his messengers fought against the dragon. And the dragon and his messengers fought, 8 but they were not strong enough, nor was a place found for them in the heaven any longer. 9 And the great dragon was thrown out,that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who leads all the world astray. He was thrown to the earth, and his messengers were thrown out with him.

What Are his Intentions?

Iyob 1:7 And YAHUAH said to Satan, “From where do you come?” And Satan answered YAHUAH and said, “From diligently searching in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”

1 Kepha 5:8 Be sober, watch, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (2666).

Strong's # 2666
katapivnw Katapino (kat-ap-ee'-no); Verb

  1. to drink down, swallow down
  2. to devour
  3. to swallow up, destroy

Mirriam-Webster On-line Dictionary states the definition of 'devour' as:

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French devour-, stem of devorer, from Latin devorare, from de- + vorare to devour -- more at VORACIOUS

  1. to eat up greedily or ravenously (lions devouring their prey)
  2. to use up or destroy as if by eating (we are devouring the world's resources)
  3. to prey upon (devoured by guilt)
  4. to enjoy avidly (devours books)

Bereshith 3:14 And YAHUAH Elohim said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all livestock and more than every beast of the field. On your belly you are to go, and eat dust all the days of your life.

Bereshith 2:7 And YAHUAH Elohim formed the man out of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils breath of life. And the man became a living being.

Bereshith 3:19 “By the sweat of your face you are to eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you return.

2 Corinthians 11:14-15 And no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as a messenger of light! 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works!

Let us take a look at the words of the captain in MattithYahu 8:9

MattithYahu 8:9 9“For I too am a man under authority,having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

Although the 'servant' in 2 Corinthians and 'servant' and MattithYahu do not have the same Strong's number, it can be traced back to the same root, denoting a common context. Point being; hasatan is the 'commander-in-chief' and the demons, his minions, are his underlings in a governmental hiarchy. We can be sure that his government of darkness would be much like we see in the physical.

Who Are They?

PAY ATTENTION....

Luke 10:17-20 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Master, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name.” 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan falling out of the heaven as lightning. 19 “See, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and none at all shall hurt you. 20 “But do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names have been written in the heavens.” Note that these demons are also referred to as serpents and scorpions, just as satan has been described as being a snake, serpent, and dragon.

The demons, also referred to as unclean spirits, are in fact, fallen malack (messengers) that once had their dwelling in the heavens!

Yahudah 1:6 And the messengers who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

2 Kepha 2:4: For if Elohim did not spare the messengers who sinned, but sent them to Tartaros, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be kept for judgment,

YeshaYahu 14:16-17: “Those who see you stare at you, and ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook reigns, 17 who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who would not open the house of his prisoners?’

At this point we would like to show the chains of darkness does not mean that they are literally chained and put in a dungeon of darkness, but in fact, this is a metaphor for being imprisoned to the one they serve, i.e. hasatan. The darkness being the separation from the true Light of Elohim.

2 Kepha 2:19 promising them release, though themselves being slaves of corruption – for one is a slave to whatever overcomes him.

Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

These next Scriptures will show that these fallen malack/demons/unclean spirits do have mobility in the world that they dwell.

Iyob 1:6-7 And the day came to be that the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before YAHUAH, and Satan also came among them. 7 And YAHUAH said to Satan, “From where do you come?” And Satan answered YAHUAH and said, “From diligently searching in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”

Iyob 2:1-2: Again the day came to be that the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before YAHUAH, and Satan also came among them to present himself before YAHUAH. 2 And YAHUAH said to Satan, “From where do you come?” And Satan answered YAHUAH and said, “From diligently searching in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”

1 Melakim 22:19-23 Then he said, “Therefore hear the word of YAHUAH: I saw YAHUAH sitting on His throne, and all the host of the heavens standing by Him, on His right and on His left. 20 “And YAHUAH said, ‘Who shall entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth Gil'ad?’ And this one said this, and another said that. 21 “And a spirit came forward and stood before YAHUAH, and said, ‘Let me entice him.’ 22“And YAHUAH said to him, ‘In what way?’ And he said, ‘I shall go out and be a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And He said, ‘Entice him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’ 23 “And now, see, YAHUAH has put a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and YAHUAH has spoken evil concerning you.” (Second witness in: 2 Dibre haYamim 18:18-22)

I have underlined a few words here to take a closer look at. At first glance, we might think that the "host of the heavens" that is referred to here, are only the qodesh malak that reside in heaven. Let us compare this with YAHUSHA's words in Yahuchanon

Yahuchanon 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Shemoth 20:16: “You do not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Clearly we can see from Yahuchanon 8:44 that hasatan is the father of lies and from Shemoth 20:16 one of the 10 Commands written in stone, you do not bear false witness, or lie. If it is a transgression of the Law for us to lie, how can it be lawful for YAHUAH to send out a qodesh malak to be a lying spirit?

MattithYahu 25:32-33: “And all the nations shall be gathered before Him, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. 33 “And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

Please remember one of the definitions of demon in the Hebrew:

Strong's #8163
ry[XSa`iyr (saw-eer');

  1. hairy
  2. he-goat, buck
    • as sacrificial animal
    • satyr, may refer to a demon possessed goat

For further reading on 'satyr', please see Wikipedia.

It would surely seem that the 'hosts of the heavens' is not only the qodesh messengers (on the right), but includes the fallen messengers (on the left).

Although, it is Scriptural for YAHUAH to use the enemies for His own purpose. Remember the Scriptures you read earlier about the evil spirits (ra ruach) sent by Elohim. Read Yehoshua the second chapter for fulfillment of this in the physical--

Yehoshua 2:1-7 And Yehoshua son of Nun secretly sent out two men from Shittim to spy, saying, “Go, see the land, and Yericho.” And they went, and came to the house of a woman, a whore, and her name was Rahab, and they lay down there. 2 But it was reported to the sovereign of Yericho, saying, “See, men from the children of Yisra’el have come here tonight to search out the land.” 3 And the sovereign of Yericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land.” 4 But the woman had taken the two men and hid them. So she said, “The men came to me, but I did not know where they were from. Lie! 5 “Then it came to be as the gate was being shut, when it was dark, that the men went out. I do not know where the men went. Lie! Pursue them quickly, so that you overtake them.” 6 But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid out on the roof. 7 And the men pursued them by the way to the Yarden, to the fords. And they shut the gate afterwards as soon as the pursuers had gone out.

Further, the emissaries must have understood this process also . . .

1 Corinthians 5:1-5 It is commonly reported that there is whoring among you, and such whoring as is not even named among the gentiles, so as one to have his father’s wife! 2 And you have been puffed up, and did not rather mourn, so that he who has done this deed, be removed from among you! 3 For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged the one who did this, as though I were present. 4 In the Name of our Master YAHUSHA Messiah, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Master YAHUSHA Messiah, 5 deliver such a one to Satan for destruction of the flesh, in order that his spirit be saved in the day of the Master YAHUSHA.

1 Timothy 1:18-20 This charge I entrust to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you might wage the tov campaign, 19 having belief and a tov conscience, which some have thrust aside and suffered shipwreck concerning their belief. 20 Among these are Humenaios and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan, in order to be taught not to blaspheme.


Influences


Hollywood has contributed to the belief system of people in their understanding of what the influences of the enemy are. Films such as The Exorcist, The Possession of Emily Rose, Poltergeist, and Amityville Horror, to name but a few, have set up a foundation of understanding for most people. People accept Hollywood's definition of what demons do. And whether one realizes it or not, Hollywood also is a place infested with people under the influence in one way or another by demons. Please take the time to watch this video about Hollywood's satanic agenda:

By these 'standards' most people would not consider themselves affected by demonic forces. Even as believers we might also give the same answer Yahusha did in Yahuchanon:

Yahuchanon 8:49 YAHUSHA answered, “I do not have a demon. . .

Notice under the context here, YAHUSHA was not acting as a "mad-man" with His head whirling around spewing vomit; but, was telling the crowd things they did not like to hear. Therefore, they accused Him of having a demon.

Please set aside Hollywood's (hasatan's) attempt to control your beliefs and explore the truth regarding demonic influences, both external and internal.


Internal

MattithYahu 4:24: And news about Him went out into all Syria. And they brought to Him all who were sick, afflicted with various diseases and pains, and those who were demon-possessed (1139), and epileptics, and paralytics. And He healed them.

Strong's #1139

daimonivzomai Daimonizomai (dahee-mon-id'-zom-ahee);

  1. to be exercised by a demon
  2. have a devil
  3. be vexed with a devil
  4. be possessed with a devil

Online Etymology Dictionary states:

possess
1483, "to hold, occupy, reside in" (without regard to ownership), from O.Fr. possessier (1269), from L. possess-, pp. stem of possidere "to possess." Meaning "to hold as property" is recorded from c.1500. Demonic sense is recorded from 1534 (implied in possessed). Possessive first attested 1530 in grammatical sense.

possession
1340, "act or fact of possessing," also "that which is possessed," from L. possessionem (nom. possessio), from pp. stem of possidere "to possess." Legal property sense is earliest; demonic sense first recorded 1590.

The first Greek definition to be exercised by a demon, let us look more closely at the word: "exercise".

Webster's New World Dictionary
Exercise

  1. Active use or operation; employment:
  2. Activity for the purpose of training or developing the body or mind; systematic practice; especially, bodily exersion for the sake of health.
  3. Usually in PL. a. regular series of movements designed to strengthen or develop some part of the body or faculty
Exercising

3. To put in to action for the purpose of training or developing, as the body, a muscle, the mind, a mental faculty, etc..

Online Etymology Dictionary states:

exercise (n.)
c.1340, "condition of being in active operation," from O.Fr. exercice, from L. exercitium, from exercitare, frequentative of exercere "keep busy, drive on," lit. "remove restraint," from ex- "off" + arcere "keep away, prevent, enclose," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard." Original sense may have been driving farm animals to the field to plow; meaning "physical activity" first recorded in Eng. c.1386.

Mishle tells us:

Misle 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he turns not away from it.

This is the same philosophy that the unclean spirits use to destroy lives. Through the exercise of the unclean spirits from the time they are born throughout their lives in a ongoing and continual flow of sinful legal grounds perpetrated through the generations.

Shemoth 20:1-6 And Elohim spoke all these Words,saying, 2 “I am YAHUAH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You have no other mighty ones against My face. 4 “You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, 5 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YAHUAH your Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing kindness to thousands,to those who love Me and guard My commands.

Bemidbar 5:6-10 6 ‘I am YAHUAH your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage. 7 ‘You have no other mighty ones against My face. 8 ‘You do not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth, 9 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YAHUAH your Elohim, am a jealous El, visiting the crookedness of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 10 but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.

We would contend that this is how hasatan's minions are able to transfer themselves from the parents to the children; causing the children to manifest the same strongholds as their parents. The children then continue the cycle of sin that they learn from their parents while being exercised by the unclean spirits training them up in the way they 'should' go.

Have you ever said or heard the phrase, "You're just like your mom." or "You're just like your dad." refering to some bad trait (anger, jealosy, greed, stubborness, pride, etc..)? Have you ever said or heard the phrase, "I'm becoming my mom." or "I'm becoming my dad.", seeing the same negative traits in ourselves as we have seen in them?

Sin is hasatan's legal grounds in to us. Thanks be to YAHUAH through YAHUSHA that through repentance and obedience to the Word hasatan's legal ground is removed.

The three areas that we would like to explore are: Full Possession, Habitation, and External Influences.


Full Possession

MattithYahu 8:28-29 And when He came to the other side, to the country of the Girgashites, two demon-possessed ones met Him, coming out of the tombs, very fierce, so that no one was able to pass that way. 29 And see, they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, YAHUSHA, Son of Elohim? Have You come here to torture us, before the appointed time?” The demons even using his voice to plead with YAHUSHA!

Mark 5:3-5 who had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him, not even with chains, 4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains but the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was able to tame him. 5 And continually, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Notice that in these verses it is described that the possession was "continually", manifesting super-human strength, crying out, and self-mutilation. This type of possession seems to be very rare, I mean how often have we seen someone that is obviously, by this criteria, fully demon-possessed? Or have we?

Super-human strength:

Super-human strength attributed to bi-polar/manic disorders.
Contains examples of 'super-human' strength.

Self-Mutilation:

Wikipedia's definition.
Contains quotes from people that self-mutilate and their reasonings.
This person describes an "erotic pleasure" from self-mutilating.

The fact is that hasatan, over the years, has been trying to manipulate our understanding of what possession is. We are supposed to be wise as serpants, yet gentle as doves, so we must presume that the serpant has wisdom. Here the wisdom is deceiving the people into thinking that the possession is like what is portrayed in the movies or the men in the tombs, anything other than that would be assumed as being a "medical condition" that the world has readily received and has refused the truth of what the Scriptures have shown us. The fact is diseases are a curse of the law. Read about the blessings and the cursings of the law, Debarim 27 and 28.

Debarim 28:58-61 “If you do not guard to do all the Words of this Torah that are written in this book, to fear this esteemed and awesome Name, YAHUAH your Elohim, 59 then YAHUAH shall bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues, great and lasting plagues, and grievous and lasting sicknesses. 60 “And He shall bring back on you all the diseases of Mitsrayim, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you, 61 also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this Torah, YAHUAH does bring upon you until you are destroyed.


Partial Possession/Full Possession

Mark 9:17-27 And one of the crowd answering, said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a dumb spirit. 18 “And wherever he seizes him, he throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and gnashes his teeth, and he wastes away. And I spoke to Your taught ones, that they should cast him out, but they were not able.” 19 And He answered him and said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me.” 20 So they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into convulsions. And falling on the ground, he rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And He asked his father, “How long has he been like this?” And he said, “From childhood, 22 and often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if it is at all possible for You, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And YAHUSHA said to him, “If you are able to believe, all is possible to him who believes.” 24 And immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “I believe Master, help my unbelief!” 25 And when YAHUSHA saw that a crowd came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You deaf and dumb spirit, I order you, come out of him, and never again enter into him!” 26 And crying out, and convulsing him much, it came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said that he was dead. 27 But YAHUSHA, taking him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose.

Throws down, foams at the mouth, gnashes the teeth:

Please read seizure types: "Temporal-lobe epilepsy". The understanding of this temporal-lobe epilepsy by the medical establishments definition would explain why YAHUSHA called it a deaf and dumb spirit.

Throws into convulsions and rolled about:

Please note: "Controlled not cured by medication." Medication is pharmakea, please refer to the article: What is Witchcraft, Anyway?

We would contend that demonic spirits would live vicariously through human hosts and here are some examples:

Rock music is a product of a disoriented, despairing, drug-related sex-mad generation. There’s no question about that. The first big rock singer was Elvis Presley, who killed himself with drugs and who went through women, you know, continuously. And he gave rise to the whole rock generation. He was the first, and his whole act was sexual, sensual, you know; it was terrible.

Elvis Presley, a Monarch mind-controlled slave, believed he had a twin that communicated with him spiritually. In the Angel Times magazine, (Oct. issue), a childhood friend of Elvis states that Elvis communicated with beings as a child. These being had showed Elvis a vision of dancing, and of people "dressed in white with colors all around." While it is popular to dismiss the vanishing twin phenomena with superficial medical explanations, or with alien theories, at least of some of the phenomena is the result of the Illuminati’ s massive system of abuse, where they need babies for sacrifice, experiments and programming.

In the following statements, rock musicians testify of an outside power that has taken over them while writing and performing rock music. Some of them have actually identified this power as demonic:

JIMI HENDRIX’ girlfriend, Fayne Pridgon, said: “He used to always talk about some devil or something was in him, you know. He didn’t know what made him act the way he acted and what made him say the things he said, and the songs and different things like that … just came out of him. It seems to me he was so tormented and just torn apart and like he really was obsessed, you know, with something really evil” (sound track from film Jimi Hendrix, interview with Fayne Pridgon, side 4, cited by Heartbeat of the Dragon, p. 50).

“In the end you have to look at a song and not know exactly where it came from” (BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN, Dateline, Dec. 14, 1998).

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of LED ZEPPELIN both claim that they don’t know who wrote their occultic song Stairway to Heaven. Plant testified: “Pagey had written the chords and played them for me. I was holding the paper and pencil, and for some reason, I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out words. … I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leaped out of my seat” (Davin Seay, Stairway to Heaven, p. 249).

“I’ve always considered that there was some way where we were able to channel energy, and that energy was able to be, from another source, if you like, like a higher power or something, that was actually doing the work. I’ve often thought of us just being actually just the earthly beings that played the music because it was uncanny. Some of this music came out extremely uncanny” (Bill Ward of BLACK SABBATH, cited in Black Sabbath An Oral History, p. 7).

“It’s amazing, ’cause sometimes when we’re on stage, I feel like somebody’s just moving the pieces. ... I’m just going, ‘God, we don’t have any control over this.’ And that’s magic” (Stevie Nicks of FLEETWOOD MAC, Circus, April 14, 1971).

ANGUS YOUNG, lead guitarist for AC-DC, is called the “guitar demon”; and he admitted that something takes control of the band during their concerts: “...it’s like I’m on automatic pilot. By the time we’re halfway through the first number someone else is steering me. I’m just along for the ride. I become possessed when I get on stage” (Hit Parader, July 1985, p. 60).

“We receive our songs by inspiration, like at a seance” (Keith Richards of the ROLLING STONES, Rolling Stone, May 5, 1977, p. 55).

“I was directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness ... that a lot of people don’t believe exists. The power of the Devil. Satan” (LITTLE RICHARD, cited by Charles White, The Life and Times of Little Richard, p. 206).

“You can’t describe it [playing rock music] except to say it’s like a mysterious energy that comes from the metaphysical plane and into my body. It’s almost like being a medium....” (Marc Storace, vocalist with heavy-metal band KROKUS, Circus, January 31, 1984, p. 70).

“They [The Beatles] were like mediums. They weren’t conscious of all they were saying, but it was coming through them” (YOKO ONO, The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Berkeley, 1982, p. 106.).

“[Of his music JOHN LENNON said] “It’s like being possessed: like a psychic or a medium” (The Playboy Interviews, p. 203).

“It’s amazing that it [the tune to ‘In My Life’] just came to me in a dream. That’s why I don’t profess to know anything. I think music is very mystical” (John Lennon, “The Beatles Come Together,” Reader’s Digest, March 2001).

“I felt like a hollow temple filled with many spirits, each one passing through me, each inhabiting me for a little time and then leaving to be replaced by another” (John Lennon, People, Aug. 22, 1988, p. 70).

“The music to ‘Yesterday’ came in a dream. The tune just came complete. You have to believe in magic. I can’t read or write music” (PAUL MCCARTNEY, interview on Larry King Live, CNN, June 12, 2001).

“I wake up from dreams and go ‘Wow, put this down on paper,’ the whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face. I feel that somewhere, someplace it’s been done and I’m just a courier bringing it into the world” (MICHAEL JACKSON, Rolling Stone, Feb. 17, 1983).

“When I hit the stage it’s all of a sudden a ‘magic’ from somewhere that comes and the spirit just hits you, and you just lose control of yourself” (Michael Jackson, Teen Beat: A Tribute to Michael Jackson, Summer 1984, p. 27).

“It happens subliminally. It’s the music that compels me to do it. You don’t think about it, it just happens. I’m slave to the rhythm’ (Michael Jackson, explaining the reason for some of the filthy sexual gestures during his concerts, during a 1993 Ophrah Winfrey interview, The Evening Star, Feb. 11, 1993, p. A10).

“When the Siberian shaman gets ready to go into his trance, all the villagers get together... and play whatever instruments they have to send him off [into trance and possession]. … It was the same way with The Doors when we played in concert... I think that our drug experience let us get into it... [the trance state] quicker.... It was like Jim [Morrison] was an electric shaman and we were the electric shaman’s band, pounding away behind him. Sometimes he wouldn’t feel like getting into the state, but the band would keep on pounding and pounding, and little by little it would take him over. God, I could send an electric shock through him with the organ. John could do it with his drumbeats” (DOORS keyboardist Ray Manzarek, cited by Jerry Hopkins and Daniel Sugerman, No One Here Gets Out Alive, pp. 158-60).

“That certain feeling happened to me in a big way quite often with the first King Crimson. Amazing things would happen--I mean, telepathy, qualities of energy, things that I had never experienced before with music … you can’t tell whether the music is playing the musician or the musician is playing the music” (Robert Fripp, guitarist for KING CRIMSON, Down Beat, June 1985, p. 61).

“I believe inspiration comes through me and that I channel it” (Jim Kerr, SIMPLE MINDS, cited by Steve Turner, Hungry for Heaven, p. 147).

John McLaughlin, leader of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, testified: “One night we were playing and suddenly the spirit entered into me, and I was playing, but it was no longer me playing” (The Rock Report, p. 58).

Glen Tipton of JUDAS PRIEST says, “I just go crazy when I go onstage … it’s like someone else takes over my body” (Hit Parader, Fall 1984, p. 6).

In 1974, JONI MITCHELL told the press of a male spirit who helps her write music. “Joni Mitchell credits her creative powers to a ‘male muse’ she identifies as Art. He has taken so much control of not only her music, but her life, that she feels married to him, and often roams naked with him on her 40-acre estate. His hold over her is so strong that she will excuse herself from parties and forsake lovers whenever he ‘calls’” (Why Knock Rock? p. 112, citing Time magazine, Dec. 16, 1974, p. 39).

GINGER BAKER, drummer for the popular ‘60s band CREAM, said: “It happens to us quite often--it feels as though I’m not playing my instrument, something else is playing it and that same thing is playing all three of our instruments. That’s what I mean when I say it’s frightening sometimes. Maybe we’ll all play the same phrase out of nowhere. It happens very often with us” (Bob Larson, Rock and the Church, p. 66).

JOE COCKER, who contorts grotesquely during his performances, claims that something “seizes” him when he songs rock & roll (Time magazine, cited by Bob Larson, Rock and the Church, p. 66).

Lead singer Perry Farrell of JANE’S ADDICTION performs in a “frenzied trance-state” like that of a shaman.

“When I’m singing and in touch with the energy I’m generating, I sometimes literally have no awareness of where I am. The ego disappears, and me and my surroundings with it. … that’s the reason I’m in music--to achieve that feeling” (Daryl Oates of HALL AND OATES, interview with Timothy White, 1987, Rock Lives, p. 592).

The original recording of “I Put a Spell on You” was done after the SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS and his band members got drunk and “some type of presence seemed to seize him.” He began “grunting, growling, screaming, gurgling in strange unknown tongues, and wildly dancing around the studio” (Heartbeat of the Dragon, p. 40).

“Rock has always been the devil’s music, you can’t convince me that it isn’t. I honestly believe everything I’ve said—I believe rock and roll is dangerous. … I feel that we’re only heralding something even darker than ourselves” (DAVID BOWIE, Rolling Stone, February 12, 1976, p. 83).

“I really wish I knew why I’ve done some of the things I’ve done over the years. I don’t know if I’m a medium for some outside source. Whatever it is, frankly, I hope it’s not what I think it is—Satan” (OZZY OSBOURNE, Hit Parader, February 1978, p. 24).

HYPNOTIZING PEOPLE THROUGH MUSIC Jimmy Hendrix once said :[windows media player] "I can explain everything better through music. YOU HYPNOTIZE PEOPLE... And when you get people at [their] weakest point you can preach into the subconscious what we want to say. That's why the name "electric church' flashes in and out." ".

Led Zeppelin (From the song Houses of the Holy): "Let the music be your master, won't you heed the masters call? Oh Satan"

Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers)[real player] "Music is really great, it can, it can, it can move, you know a large group of people, it can inspire and move a large group of people then revolution can happen"

Insane Clown Posse[windows media player] "I'm influencing your children"

Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash made that plain enough when he bragged, "I figured that the only thing to do was steal their kids. I still think it's the only thing to do...I'm not talking about kidnapping...but about changing young people's value system."

The sexuality of music is usually referred to in terms of rhythm it is the beat that commands a directly physical response" Music with the heavy, hard beat got the name "Rock and Roll" when a disc jockey coined the term from sex in the back seat of a car. "The rock beat is Satan's sound of lawlessness. The rock beat is musical perversion. Every knowledgeable musician knows that the term 'rock' really means a shameful act of lust" But that is not the only problem! The beat of rock is nothing new. Pagan, animistic tribes had the "rock beat" long before it came to America. They use the driving beat to get "high" and bring them into an altered state of consciousness. "Traditional drumming and dancing techniques are designed to achieve the Shamanic State of Consciousness."8 You see, the beat "is a vehicle for demon infestation

SYMPHATHY FOR THE DEVIL The last track completed for the new album, "Sympathy for the Devil" (originally entitled "The Devil Is My Name") went through a complicated evolution, starting out as a rollicking folk-like number similar to "Jig-Saw Puzzle." According to Bill Wyman in Stone Alone, it didn't work that way, but the group kept at it, altering the tempo and sound until it became a kind of demonic samba in the hands of Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. Nicky Hopkins played a major role in creating the sound of the finished song, his piano emerging as an important part of the reconstituted Stones.

In its subject matter the song broke new ground: the singer postured as the devil and alluded to historical events from biblical times to the present (the line "who killed Kennedy" was revised when Robert was murdered shortly before the recording session). The song has become so familiar and representative of the Stones that it's now difficult for us to appreciate just how listeners and critics alike were overpowered, not only by the boldness of the songwriting, but also by the performances. Keith Richard tore into his guitar solos with a ferocity that seemed to forget the previous two years of druggy digressiveness. Equally striking were Jagger's vocal contortions, recalling Little Richard and Otis Redding.

Here is the first in a very interesting series of videos concerning part of today's music industry.

Satanism in Hip Hop Part 1

Here is the first video in the second series.

Satanism in Hip Hop Vol. 2 Part 1

And as there was just too much information out there, there are another set of videos beginning here:

Satanism in hip hop Encore Edition Part 1


Demonic Habitation

Habitation is something that we would describe as more subtle. It would be an unclean spirit that would try to disguise himself as the person it is inhabiting, through such things as thoughts and emotions.

Yahuchanon 8:38-47: “I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.” 39 They answered and said to Him,“Abraham is our father.” Yahusha said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham. 40 “But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has spoken to you the truth which I heard from Elohim. Abraham did not do this. 41 “You do the works of your father.” Then they said to Him, “We were not born of whoring, we have one Father: Elohim.” 42 Yahusha said to them, “If Elohim were your Father, you would love Me, for I came forth from Elohim, and am here. For I have not come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 “Why do you not know what I say? Because you are unable to hear My Word. 44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 “And because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 “Who of you proves Me wrong concerning sin? And if I speak the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 “He who is of Elohim hears the Words of Elohim, therefore you do not hear because you are not of Elohim.” 48 The Yehudim answered and said to Him, “Do we not say well that You are a Shomeronite and have a demon?”

We've underlined a few lines that we would like to go through. Clearly in verse 44 Yahusha is referring to their father as the devil. Now let's take a look at verse 38:

...and you do what you have heard (3708) from your father...

Strong's #3708

horao horao {hor-ah'-o};

  1. to see with the eyes
  2. to see with the mind, to perceive, know
  3. to see, i.e. become acquainted with by experience, to experience
  4. to see, to look to
    • to take heed, beware

This word here is the same word used when Yahusha said, "I speak what I have seen with My Father". We can presume that He either meant "perceive in the mind" (by thought) or "perceived by sight". The perceiving with the mind could occur two ways. One: they would have been broadcasted thoughts in their minds, which they would have perceived as their own thoughts or Two: perceived with their mind through either physically seeing or hearing others, which they themselves being led astray by the devil.

...You do the works of your father...

Yahusha knew full well what the works of their father was and how he would use them to accomplish his work.

Yahuchanon 2:24-25: But Yahusha was not entrusting Himself to them, because He knew all men, 25 and had no need that anyone should witness of man, for He knew what was in man.

...“Why do you not know what I say? Because you are unable to hear My Word....

Answered succinctly in verse 47:

...“He who is of Elohim hears the Words of Elohim, therefore you do not hear because you are not of Elohim...

In chapter 4 of Mark we read of the sower of the seed:

Mark 4:1-8: And He began to teach again by the sea, and a large crowd was gathered to Him, so that He entered into a boat, to sit in the sea. And all the crowd was on the land facing the sea. 2 And He taught them much in parables, and said to them in His teaching: 3 “Listen! See, a sower went out to sow. 4 “And it came to be, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the birds of the heaven came and devoured it. 5 “And other fell on rocky places, where it had not much soil. And immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil. 6 “But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. 7 “And other fell among thorns. And the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. 8 “And other fell on tov soil and yielded a crop that came up, grew and yielded a crop, some thirtyfold, and some sixty, and some a hundred.”

Starting in verse 9, Yahusha explains this parable to His taught ones, but note what He said to them before He explained the parable

Mark 4:9-12: And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (The WORD). 10 And when He was alone, those about Him, with the twelve, asked Him about the parable. 11 And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the secret of the reign of Elohim, but to those who are outside, all are done in parables, 12 so that ‘seeing they see but do not perceive, and hearing they hear but do not understand, lest they should turn and their sins be forgiven them.’

And this was the exact opportunity that they were given. After Yahusha explained the parable of the sower and the seed, pick back up in 22-24:

Mark 4:22-24 “For whatever is hidden shall be revealed, and whatever has been kept secret, shall come to light. 23 “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 And He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it shall be measured to you, and more shall be added to you who hear.

....When he speaks the lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it....

1 Timothy 4:1-2: But the Spirit distinctly says that in latter times some shall fall away from the belief, paying attention to misleading spirits, and teachings of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having been branded on their own conscience,

Ephesians 4:14 and 27 tells us:

Ephesians 4:14, 27: 14 so that we should no longer be children, tossed and borne about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, in cleverness, unto the craftiness of leading astray, 27 nor give place to the devil.

1 Corinthians 11:3-4: But I am afraid, lest, as the serpent deceived Hawwah by his trickery, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Messiah. 4 For, indeed, if he who is coming proclaims another Yahusha, whom we have not proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different Tov News which you have not accepted, you put up with it well enough!

1 Corinthians 11:14-15: And no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as a messenger of light! 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works!

These verses here explain that we must be very, very careful concerning the doctrines that we heed; because satan, being a master of deception, will mix the truth with his lies, causing those who heed to fall prey.

....You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do...

What exactly was satan's desire for Yahusha? The same desire that he has for the rest of us:

Yahuchanon 8:44 He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.

He wanted to kill Yahusha! And since they did what they heard from their father we can read in verse 37 to understand what their intents were to begin with and where this intent comes from:

Yahuchanon 8:37: "I know that you are the seed of Abraham, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.

And where does this all stem from? Lets go back to chapter 7 verse 19 while Yahusha was teaching in the Set-apart place, Yahusha spoke saying:

Yahuchanon 7:19: “Did not Mosheh give you the Torah? Yet not one of you does the Torah! Why do you seek to kill Me?” 20 The crowd answered and said, “You have a demon, who seeks to kill You?”

As also the Yahudim confirms in 8:48:

Yahuchanon 8:48: The Yehudim answered and said to Him, “Do we not say well that You are a Shomeronite and have a demon?”

This was one of the lies perpetrated by hasatan concerning Yahusha. How is it that this would come to ones mind to even say that He had a demon?! This was not of Elohim, so it could only be by hasatan.

Remember the old saying? He who points the finger has three more pointing back at himself.

The truth of it is, it was the demons dwelling in these people that perpertrated the lie of the accusation that He had a demon. Furthermore, they also perpetrated the lie that Yahusha had blasphemed, resulting in His murder. An important note, these people considered themselves to be believers.


"Miracles and Wonders"

Let us take a look at what is revealed in The Recognitions of Clement -

Chapter XLVII: Shimon’s Vaunt

I am the first power who is always and without beginning. But having entered the womb of Rachel, I was born of her as a man, that I might be visible to men. I have flown through the air; I have been mixed with fire and been made one body with it; I have made statues to move; I have animated lifeless things; I have made stones bread; I have flown from mountain to mountain; I have moved from place to place upheld by malachim’ hands and have lighted on the earth. Not only have I done these things; but even now I am able to do them, that by facts I may prove to all, that I am the son of elohim, enduring to eternity, and that I can make those who believe on me endure in like manner for ever. But your words are all vain; nor can you perform any real works such as I have now mentioned, as he also who sent you is a magician, who yet could not deliver himself from the suffering of the stake.”


Kefa's response is found here:

Chapter LX: Uselessness of Pretended Miracles

For tell me, I pray you, what is the use of showing statues walking, dogs of brass or stone barking, mountains dancing, of flying through the air, and such like things, which you say that Shimon did?

But those signs that are of the good One, are directed to the advantage of men, as are those that were done by our Master, who gave sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf, raised up the feeble and the lame, drove away sicknesses and demons, raised the dead, and did other like things, as you see also that I do. Those signs, therefore, which make for the benefit of men, and confer some good upon them, the immoral one cannot do, excepting only at the end of the age. For then it will be permitted him to mix in with his signs some good ones, as the expelling of demons or the healing of diseases; by this means going beyond his bounds and being divided against himself and fighting against himself, he will be destroyed. And therefore Y’shua has foretold that in the last times there will be such temptation, that, if it be possible, the very elect will be deceived; that is to say, that by the marks of signs being confused, even those must be disturbed who seem to be expert in discovering spirits and distinguishing miracles.

Example of a useless pretended miracle.

This is why it is so very important for us to test every spirit and try them with the Word of Elohim.  We are in these end days where we will see signs and miracles that seem to be for the good but are there to deceive and lead us off the path with the delusions that come.



More Understandings of Habitation

Acts 10:38: how Elohim did anoint Yahusha of Natsareth with the Set-apart Spirit and with power, who went about doing tov and healing all who were oppressed (2616) by the devil, for Elohim was with Him.

Strong's #2616
katadunasteuo {kat-ad-oo-nas-tyoo'-o} Greek

  1. to exercise harsh control over one, to use one's power against one
  2. to oppress one

Acts 8:7: For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed (2192), crying with a loud voice, and many who were paralysed and lame were healed.

We feel that rather using the word possessed here, a better rendering would have been inhabited.

Strong's #2192
echo {ekh'-o} Greek

  1. to have, i.e. to hold
    • to have (hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing, to have (hold) possession of the mind (refers to alarm, agitating emotions, etc.), (Notice this definition has a direct relationship to emotions. Remember reading about the schizophrenia? Schizophrenia seems to be a very emotional-based possession. The truth is unclean spirits do have the ability to manipulate emotions.) to hold fast keep, to have or comprise or involve, to regard or consider or hold as
  2. to have i.e. own, possess
    • external things such as pertain to property or riches or furniture or utensils or goods or food etc.
    • used of those joined to any one by the bonds of natural blood or marriage or friendship or duty or law etc, of attendance or companionship (This definition is very interesting also considering:

      Debarim 5:9 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YAHUAH your Elohim, am a jealous El, visiting the crookedness of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

      (Also listed at Bemidbar 14:18 and Shemoth 20:5). This verse comes directly out of the 10 Commandments, it is LAW. This explains how so many of us have inherited negative traits from our parents. Another one of those old cliches: "You're just like your mother." or "You're just like your dad." or "I hope you have children just like you", which no doubt, their parents said to them. I can say from personal experience growing up I saw a spirit of anger that worked in my earthly dad and saw in myself that same spirit manifesting in me to keep the stronghold alive and well in the family line. Thanks be to Yahuah and Yahusha for the ability to overcome and defeat this negative trait that was passed on to me.)

  3. to hold one's self or find one's self so and so, to be in such or such a condition
  4. to hold one's self to a thing, to lay hold of a thing, to adhere or cling to
  5. to be closely joined to a person or a thing

Mirriam-Webster On-line Dictionary states the definition of 'echo' as:

  1. a repetition of sound produced by the reflection of sound waves from a wall, mountain, or other obstructing surface.
  2. a sound heard again near its source after being reflected.
  3. any repetition or close imitation, as of the ideas or opinions of another.
  4. a person who reflects or imitates another.
  5. a sympathetic or identical response, as to sentiments expressed.
  6. a lingering trace or effect.
  7. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a mountain nymph who pined away for love of the beautiful youth Narcissus until only her voice remained.
  8. Cards. the play of a high card and then a low card in the suit led by one's partner as a signal to continue leading the suit, as in bridge, or to lead a trump, as in whist.
  9. Electronics. the reflection of a radio wave, as in radar or the like.
  10. (initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of an early series of inflatable passive communications satellites.
  11. a word used in communications to represent the letter E. –verb (used without object)
  12. to emit an echo; resound with an echo: The hall echoed with cheers.
  13. to be repeated by or as by an echo: Shouts echoed through the street. –verb (used with object)
  14. to repeat by or as by an echo; emit an echo of: The hall echoes the faintest sounds.
  15. to repeat or imitate the words, sentiments, etc., of (a person).
  16. to repeat or imitate (words, sentiments, etc.).
Considering definitions 3, 4, 5, 15, and 16 unclean spirits do have the ability to broadcast thoughts into human minds. That is why the Scripture says in:

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not fight according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons we fight with are not fleshly but mighty in Elohim for overthrowing strongholds, 5 overthrowing reasonings and every high matter that exalts itself against the knowledge of Elohim, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to the Messiah,

How many times have we read this verse and did not understand that we should literally be taking every thought that goes through our minds into the obedience of Messiah? In other words, if a thought comes into our heads and it is not in agreement with:

Phillipians 4:8 For the rest, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is righteous, whatever is clean, whatever is lovely,whatever is of tov report, if there is any uprightness and if there is any praise – think on these.

2 Corinthians 2:11 lest Satan should take advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his thoughts. (For now we know that his thoughts can be broadcast into our minds.)

We should have the understanding that unacceptable thoughts comes from one of two places; either it is an unclean spirit from internal or external sources broadcasting to us or it is our own flesh. Either way, we must understand that it is the teaching of Messiah to take every thought captive. So let us take a closer look at this verse to understand exactly what this means.

taking captive (163)

Strong's #163
aichmalotizo {aheekh-mal-o-tid'-zo} Greek

  1. to lead away captive
  2. metaph. to capture ones mind, captivate

every (3956)

Strong's #3956
pas {pas} Greek

  1. individually
    • each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything
  2. collectively
    • some of all types

thought(3540)

Strong's #3540
noema {no'-ay-mah}

  1. a mental perception, thought
  2. an evil purpose
  3. that which thinks, the mind, thoughts or purposes

to (1519)

Strong's #1519
eis {ice}

  1. into, unto, to, towards, for, among

make it obedient (5218)

Strong's #5218
hupakoe {hoop-ak-o-ay'}

  1. obedience, compliance, submission
  2. obedience rendered to anyone's counsels an obedience shown in observing the requirements of Messiah. Signs of Believers.

to the Messiah (5547)

Strong's #5547
Christos {khris-tos'}

  1. Yahusha is the Messiah, the Son of Elohim
  2. anointed

It is much like casting out a demon, when we put this verse into action "In Yahusha's Name, I take that thought captive" in effect what will happen is the unclean spirit that broadcasted this thought will be literally taken into custody, or captivity, and depending on Yahuah's will it will be brought into obedience. We normally state for it to be "processed according to Yahuah's will". If it is a fleshly thought you will be taking the thought captive metaphorically, to eliminate bad thought patterns and keep focused on qodesh thoughts.


Who Might They Be Dwelling In?


How Did They Get There?

We would all probably agree that unclean spirits/demons would be dwelling in unbelievers, which would be true. For in:

1 Yahuchanon 3:8The one doing sin is of the devil because the devil has sinned from the beginning.

But how many of us have truthfully considered whether believers could have them? One might say this can't be so; answering with a very popular response:

2 Corinthians 6:14: Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness?

But the truth is Yahusha came to drive the darkness out of us, as explained in Acts 26, while He was talking to Sha'ul on the road to Damascus, explaining in 18:

Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and the authority of Satan to Elohim, in order for them to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are set-apart by belief in Me.

Luke 11:34-36 34 “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is tov, all your body also is enlightened. But when your eye is evil, your body also is darkened. 35 “See to it therefore that the light which is in you is not darkness.

Continuing on from MattithYahu 6:22-24

MattithYahu 6:22-24: 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is tov, all your body shall be enlightened. 23 “But if your eye is evil, all your body shall be darkened. If, then, the light that is within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 “No one is able to serve two masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other, or else he shall cleave to the one and despise the other. You are not able to serve Elohim and mammon.

so if you haven't noticed already, we are going to attempt to show you that even believers can have unclean spirits in them.

Let us give some examples:

Mark 1:23-27 23 And there was a man in their congregation with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 24 saying, “Ha! What have we to do with You, Yahusha of Natsareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are: the Set-apart One of Elohim!” 25 And Yahusha rebuked him, saying, “Be silenced, and come out of him!” 26 And throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit called out with a loud voice, and came out of him. 27 And they were all so amazed, as to reason among themselves, saying, “What is this, a fresh teaching? With authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him!”

While the Scripture does not indicate he was a believer in Yahusha, as of yet; although, he was in the congregation, showing that he was a believer. Also verse 39

Mark 1:39 And He was proclaiming in their congregations, in all Galil, and casting out demons.

Here again, this verse shows Yahusha casting out demons in other congregations as well.

Mark 9:17-27 And one of the crowd answering, said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a dumb spirit. 18 “And wherever he seizes him, he throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and gnashes his teeth, and he wastes away. And I spoke to Your taught ones, that they should cast him out, but they were not able.” 19 And He answered him and said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me.” 20 So they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into convulsions. And falling on the ground, he rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And He asked his father, “How long has he been like this?” And he said, “From childhood, 22 and often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if it is at all possible for You, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Yahusha said to him, “If you are able to believe, all is possible to him who believes.” 24 And immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “I believe Master, help my unbelief!” 25 And when Yahusha saw that a crowd came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You deaf and dumb spirit, I order you, come out of him, and never again enter into him!” 26 And crying out, and convulsing him much, it came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said that he was dead. 27 But Yahusha, taking him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose.

There is no doubt here that this Scripture confirms that the man who brough his child to Yahusha was a believer. Notice in verse 17 he called Yahusha "Teacher" and in verse 18 he called Yahusha's emmisaries "taught ones", which could only indicate his belief. Also in verse 24 he is quoted as saying, "I believe, Master, help my unbelief".

Luke 13:10-17 And He was teaching in one of the congregations on the Sabbath, 11 and see, there was a woman having a weakening spirit for eighteen years, and was bent over and was unable to straighten up at all. 12 And Yahusha, seeing her, called her near and said to her, “Woman, you are loosened from your weakness.” 13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was straightened up, and praised Elohim. 14 But the ruler of the congregation, responding, much displeased that Yahusha had healed on the Sabbath, said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men should work, so come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 Then the Master answered him and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loosen his ox or his donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? 16 “And this one, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, look, for eighteen years, should she not be loosened from this bond on the Sabbath?” 17 And when He said this, all His opponents were put to shame. And all the crowd rejoiced for all the splendid works being done by Him.

There can be no doubt this woman described here is also a believer. Knowing that she was in the congregation and Yahusha Himself called her a "daughter of Abraham".

Acts 4:32 - 5:5 And the group of those who believed were of one heart and one being. And no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had all in common. 33 And with great power the emissaries gave witness to the resurrection of the Master Yahusha, and great compassion was upon them all. 34 For there was not anyone needy among them, for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of what was sold, 35 and laid them at the feet of the emissaries, and they distributed to each as anyone had need. 36 And Yoseph, who was also called Barnabah by the emissaries (which means Son of Encouragement), a Lewite, a native of Cyprus, 37 having land, sold it, and brought the proceeds and laid it at the feet of the emissaries. 5:1 But a certain man named Hananyah, with Shappirah his wife, sold a possession. 2 And he kept back from the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the feet of the emissaries. 3 But Kepha said, “Hananyah, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Set-apart Spirit and keep back from the price of the land for yourself? 4 “While it remained, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your authority? Why have you conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to Elohim.” 5 Then Hananyah, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all those who heard of this.

Although this Scripture does not clearly indicate that there was a demonic spirit involved, we could conclude this by what Kepha had said , "Why has satan filled your heart to lie to the Set-Apart Spirit..." It is evident in verse 32 that Hananyah and Shappirah were believers.

Acts 8:5-8 5 And going down to the city of Shomeron Philip proclaimed Messiah to them. 6 And the crowds with one mind heeded what Philip said, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice, and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

In these verses; although, it does not directly indicate that they were believers, Scripture says that the crowd with one mind, heeded what Phillip had said. And also the Scriptures here do not indicate who the unclean spirits came out of. So lets read on about Shim'on, which the Scriptures say who was a former practitioner of magic

Acts 8:9-24 Now there was a certain man called Shim'on, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Shomeron, claiming to be someone great, 10 to whom they all were giving heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This one is the power of Elohim, which is great.” 11 And they were giving heed to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. 12 And when they believed Philip as he brought the Tov News about the reign of Elohim and the Name of Yahusha Messiah, both men and women were immersed. 13 And Shim'on himself also believed. And when he was immersed he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which took place. 14 And when the emissaries who were at Yerushalayim heard that Shomeron had received the Word of Elohim, they sent Kepha and Yochanan to them, 15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them to receive the Set-apart Spirit, 16 for He had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been immersed in the Name of the Master Yahusha. 17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Set-apart Spirit. 18 And Shim'on, seeing that through the laying on of the hands of the emissaries the Set-apart Spirit was given, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this authority too, so that anyone I lay hands on shall receive the Set-apart Spirit.” 20 But Kepha said to him, “Let your silver perish with you, because you thought to buy the gift of Elohim through money! 21 “You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before Elohim. 22 “Repent therefore of this evil of yours, and plead with Elohim to forgive you the intention of your heart. 23 “For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by unrighteousness.” 24 But Shim'on answering, said, “Plead with the Master for me, so that none of what you had said shall come upon me.”

We know Shim'on was a believer for in verse 13 it says Shim'on himself also believed and he was also immersed. Although he did believe and was immersed Kepha told him that he was poisoned by bitterness and bound by unrighteousness. So clearly, the Scripture does not indicate that this was an unclean spirit; yet, the affects of his sin and involvement in witchcraft still had effects on him.


Types of Unclean Spirits/Demons


We can read in the Recognitions of Clement Chapter XXV: Principles on Which the Discussion Should Be Conducted where Kefa states that IGNORANCE is a type of demon:

"...I have said, to go over again what has not been clearly enough spoken, that by fairest examination the knowledge of the truth may become clearer. For we ought to know that if any one is conquered by the truth, it is not he that is conquered, but the ignorance that is in him, which is the worst of all demons; so that he who can drive it out receives the palm of salvation."

Second Chronicles reveals FALSEHOOD  is a type of demon.

2 Ch 18:19-22
“And Yahuah said, ‘Who shall entice Aḥaḇ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilʽad?’ And one said this, and another said that.
“And a spirit came forward and stood before Yahuah, and said, ‘Let me entice him.’ Yahuah said to him, ‘In what way?’
“And he said, ‘I shall go out and be a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And He said, ‘Entice him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’
“And now, see, Yahuah has put a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of these prophets of yours, and Yahuah has spoken evil concerning you.”

Hosea reveals that WHORINGS are a type of demon

Hosea 4:12
“My people ask from their Wood, and their Staff declares to them. For a spirit of whorings has led them astray, and they went whoring from under their Elohim.

Which can open the gates for a very bad demon:

1John 4:6 
We are of Elohim – the one knowing Elohim hears us. He who is not of Elohim does not hear us. By this we know the Spirit of the Truth and the spirit of the delusion.

Then an even worse demon:

1 John 4:3
And every spirit that does not confess that Yahusha Messiah has come in the flesh is not of Elohim. And this is the spirit of the anti-messiah which you heard is coming, and now is already in the world.

Sickness can be
 caused by demons:


Luke 13:11
...and see, there was a woman having a spirit of infirmiry for eighteen years, and was bent over and was unable to straighten up at all.

Witchcraft and related demons:

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:

Fear and Bondage...

Romans 8:15 
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

2 Timothy 1:7 
For Elohim has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Among others....


 Demons Incite to Idolatry

Chapter XIX: Demons Incite to Idolatry

“There is also another error of the demons, which they suggest to the senses of men, that they should think that those things that they suffer, they suffer from such as are called elohim, in order that thereby, offering zebahim and gifts, as if to propitiate them, they may strengthen the worship of false religion, and avoid us who are interested in their salvation, that they may be freed from error; but this they do, as I have said, not knowing that these thing are suggested to them by demons, for fear they should be saved.

It is therefore in the power of every one, since man has been made possessed of free-will, whether he will hear us to life, or the demons to destruction. Also to some, the demons, appearing visibly under various figures, sometimes throw out threats, sometimes promise relief from sufferings, that they may instill into those whom they deceive the opinion of their being elohim, and that it may not be known that they are demons. But they are not concealed from us, who know the mysteries of the creation, and for what reason it is permitted to the demons to do those things in the present world; how it is allowed them to transform themselves into what figures they please, and to suggest evil thoughts, and to convey themselves, by means of meats and of drink consecrated to them, into the minds or bodies of those who partake of it, and to concoct vain dreams to further the worship of some idol.

Chapter XX: Folly of Idolatry

“And yet who can be found so senseless as to be persuaded to worship an idol, whether it is made of gold or of any other metal? To whom is it not manifest that the metal is just that which the artificer pleased? How then can the Almighty be thought to be in that which would not be at all unless the artificer had pleased? Or how can they hope that future things should be declared to them by that in which there is no perception of present things?  For although they should divine something, they should not straightway be held to be elohim; for divination is one thing – divinity is another. For the Pythons also seem to ‘see,’ yet they are not elohim; and, in short, they are driven out of men by the Notzrim. And how can that be the same elohim that is put to flight by a man? But maybe you will say, What as to their effecting cures, and their showing how one can be cured? On this principle, medical doctors ought also to be worshipped as elohim, for they cure many; and in proportion as any one is more skilful, the more he will cure.

Acts 16:16
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination (G4436) met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

Puthōn
poo'-thone
From Πυθώ Puthō (the name of the region where Delphi, the seat of the famous oracle, was located); a Python, that is, (by analogy with the supposed diviner there) inspiration (soothsaying): - divination.


Chapter XXVI: Evil Malachim Seducers

“Now therefore, since you do not yet understand how great darkness of ignorance surrounds you, meantime I wish to explain to you whence the worship of idols began in this world. And by idols, I mean those lifeless images that you worship, whether made of wood, or earthenware, or stone, or brass, or any other metals: of these the beginning was in this wise.  Certain malachim, having left the course of their proper order, began to favor the vices of men, and in some measure to lend unworthy aid to their lust, in order that by these means they might indulge their own pleasures the more; and then, that they might not seem to be inclined of their own accord to unworthy services, taught men that demons could, by certain arts-that is, by magical invocations-be made to obey men; and so, as from a furnace and workshop of immorality, they filled the whole world with the smoke of impiety, the light of piety being withdrawn.

Chapter LXXI: Separation from the Unclean

But Kefa, most benignantly regarding me, lest that separation might cause me sorrow, says to me: “It is not from pride, O Clement, that I do not eat with those who have not yet been purified; but I fear I might injure myself, and do no good to them. For this I would have you know for certain, that every one who has at any time worshipped idols, and has adored those whom the pagans call elohim, or has eaten of the things sacrificed to them, is not without an unclean spirit; for he has become a guest of demons, and has been partaker with that demon of which he has formed the image in his mind, either through fear or love. And by these means he is not free from an unclean spirit, and therefore needs the purification of mikvah, that the unclean spirit may go out of him, which has made its abode in the inmost affections of his spirit, and what is worse, gives no indication that it lurks within, for fear it should be exposed and expelled.”

Chapter LXXII: The Remedy

“For these unclean spirits love to dwell in the bodies of men, that they may fulfill their own desires by their service, and, inclining the motions of their spirits to those things that they themselves desire, may compel them to obey their own lusts, that they may become wholly vessels of demons, one of whom is this Shimon, who is seized with such disease, and cannot now be healed, because he is sick in his will and purpose. Nor does the demon dwell in him against his will; and therefore, if any one would drive it out of him, since it is inseparable from himself, and, so to speak, has now become his very spirit, he should seem rather to kill him, and to incur the guilt of manslaughter.



Now lets take a look at those that were closer to Yahusha, either in walk or deed.

Miryam

Luke 8:1-2 And it came to be, afterward, that He went through every city and village, proclaiming and bringing the Tov News of the reign of Elohim, and the twelve were with Him, 2 and certain women who were healed of wicked spirits and sicknesses: Miryam, called ‘from Magdala,’ out of whom had come seven demons,

Mark 16:9 9 And having risen early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Miryam from Magdala, from whom He had cast out seven demons.

Now here we have a very well-known person in Scripture that seemed to have a very close relationship with Yahusha, whom without a doubt was a believer. The Scripture indicates that seven demons had came out of her.

Yehudah (Judas)

Yochanan 6:69-71 69 “And we have believed, and we know that You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.” 70 Yahusha answered them, “Have I not chosen you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?” 71 He was now speaking of Yehudah from Qerioth, the son of Shim'on, for he, one of the twelve, was about to deliver Him up.

Yochanan 12:4-6 4 Then one of His taught ones, Yehudah from Qerioth, son of Shim'on, who was about to deliver Him up, said, 5 “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred pieces of silver and given to the poor?” 6 And he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and he used to take what was put in it.

Luke 22:1-6 And the Festival of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to kill Him, for they feared the people. 3 And Satan entered into Yehudah, who was called man from Qerioth, who was numbered among the twelve. 4 And he went and spoke with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver Him up to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him silver. 6 And he promised, and was seeking an occasion to deliver Him up to them, away from the crowd.

Taking into account the verses below:

Yahuchanan 13:2 2 And supper taking place, the devil having already put it into the heart of Yehudah from Qerioth, son of Shim'on, to deliver Him up,

Yahuchanan 13:26-27 26 Yahusha answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it.” And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Yehudah from Qerioth, son of Shim'on. 27 And after the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Yahusha, therefore, said to him, “What you do, do quickly.”

MattithYahu 26:14-25 14 Then one of the twelve, called Yehudah from Qerioth, went to the chief priests, 15 and said, “What would you give me to deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from then on he was seeking an occasion to deliver Him up. 17 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread the taught ones came to Yahusha saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” 18 And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I am to observe the Passover at your house with My taught ones.” ’ ” 19 And the taught ones did as Yahusha had ordered them, and prepared the Passover. 20 And when evening came, He sat down with the twelve. 21 And while they were eating, He said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you shall deliver Me up.” 22 And they were deeply grieved, and began to say to Him, each of them, “Master, is it I?” 23 And He answering, said, “He who has dipped his hand with Me in the dish, he shall deliver Me up. 24 “Indeed, the Son of Adam goes as it has been written concerning Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Adam is delivered up! It would have been tov for that man if he had not been born.” 25 And Yehudah – he who delivered Him up – answering, said, “Rabbi, is it I?” He said to him, “You have said it.”

Here we see Yehudah, considered a believer, considered an emissary, taught by Yahusha, and yet we see satan entering him, not just one time, but at least twice. Not to mention, Yehudah was considered a thief. No wonder Yahusha warned them in Yahuchanan:

Yahuchanan 12:35 Yahusha, therefore, said to them, “Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. And he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.

Kepha

Mark 8:31-33 And He began to teach them that the Son of Adam has to suffer much, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days to rise again. 32 And He was speaking about this openly. Then Kepha, taking Him aside, began to rebuke Him. 33 And turning around and seeing His taught ones, He rebuked Kepha, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For your thoughts are not those of Elohim, but those of men.”

We are not implying here that Kepha had an unclean spirit; but, we do find it interesting that Yahusha here referred to him as hasatan, or adversary for merely voicing his opinion, which Yahusha stated "not the thoughts of Elohim, but those of men."

Sha'ul

2 Corinthians 12:7-9 And to keep me from exalting myself because of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to hit me, to keep me from exalting myself. 8 Concerning this I pleaded with the Master three times to take it away from me. 9 And He said to me, “My kindness is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, then, I shall rather boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Messiah rests on me.

We see here that it seems that an unclean spirit, or a messenger of satan, was assigned to Sha'ul to hit him. Now we can't exactly tell whether this was an unclean spirit or a human being possessed or inhabited for in:

2 Corinthians 11:14-15: And no wonder! For Satan himself masquerades as a messenger of light! 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works!

This verse here can refer to either the unclean spirits or to the humans who unknowingly becoming servants of hasatan's. What Sha'ul did say in:

Romans 7:14-25, 8:1 For we know that the Torah is Spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin. 15 For what I work, I know not. For what I want, that I do not practise, but what I hate, that I do. 16 But if I do what I do not want, I agree with the Torah that it is tov. 17 And now, it is no longer I that work it, but the sin dwelling in me. 18 For I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwells no tov. For to want is present with me, but to work the tov I do not find. 19 For the tov that I want to do, I do not do; but the evil I do not want to do, this I practise. 20 And if I do that which I do not want, it is no longer I who work it, but the sin dwelling in me. 21 I find therefore this law, that when I want to do the tov, that the evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the Torah of Elohim according to the inward man, 23 but I see another law in my members, battling against the Torah of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks to Elohim, through Yahusha Messiah our Master! So then, with the mind I myself truly serve the Torah of Elohim, but with the flesh the law of sin. 8:1 There is,then, now no condemnation to those who are in Messiah Yahusha, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Galatians 4:13-14 But you know that through weakness of the flesh I brought the Tov News to you before. 14. And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as a messenger of Elohim, as Messiah Yahusha.

1 Yahuchanan 3:8-9 The one doing sin is of the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohim was manifested: to destroy the works of the devil. 9 Everyone having been born of Elohim does not sin, because His seed stays in him, and he is powerless to sin, because he has been born of Elohim.

Clearly by Sha'ul's writings we can perceive that Sha'ul was in the process of overcoming his fleshly foes. It would seem by some of the language that he was using; although, not coming straight forward, would indicate that he was battling the inhabitants in his flesh.



At this point I would like to ask you a few questions.
  1. True or False: Before we became true Believers hasatan and his minions had legal grounds to enter and dwell in us.

  2. If hasatan or his minions had been dwelling in us before we became Believers, at what point did they leave? (Please answer with Scripture)

So far we belive we have shown enough evidence that would say even believers can have unclean spirits dwelling in them/can be inhabited. We know that Torah is spirit and Yahusha expanded on that in MattithYahu:

MattithYahu 5:27-28 “You heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 “But I say to you that everyone looking at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Shemoth 20:14 “You do not commit adultery."

1 Yahuchanan 3:15 Everyone hating his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has everlasting life staying in him.

Wayyiqra 19:17a Do not hate your brother in your heart.
Shemoth 20:13 “You do not murder."

These are just a few verses showing the spiritual application to the literal meaning of the Commandments. Now we will show you in Torah where it is Scriptural for a believer to cast out and overcome unclean spirits that would be dwelling in them.

MattithYahu 5:17-19: “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to complete. 18 “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done. 19 “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.


Habitation of Believers According to Torah

MattithYahu 13:3-9 And He spoke to them much in parables, saying, “See, the sower went out to sow. 4 “And as he sowed, some indeed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 “And others fell on rocky places, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil. 6 “But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered. 7 “And others fell among thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 “And others fell on tov soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

MattithYahu 13:10-11 And the taught ones came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” 11 And He answering, said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens,but to them it has not been given.

MattithYahu 13:12-23 “For whoever possesses, to him more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but whoever does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him. 13 “Because of this I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 “And in them the prophecy of Yeshayahu is completely filled, which says, ‘Hearing you shall hear and by no means understand, and seeing you shall see and by no means perceive, 15 for the heart of this people has become thickened, and their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart, and turn back, and I heal them.’ 16 “And blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear, 17 for truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous ones longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. 18 “You, then, hear the parable of the sower: 19 “When anyone hears the word of the reign, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is that sown by the wayside. 20 “And that sown on rocky places, this ishe who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but is short-lived, and when pressure or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 “And that sown among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the worry of this age and the deceit of riches choke the word, and it becomes fruitless. 23 “And that sown on the tov soil is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields – some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

This parable is also given in Mark chapter 4 and Luke chapter 8. In verse 13 of Mark, chapter 4 He says "Do you not understand this parable? How then shall you understand all the parables?" What Yahusha is saying is that we as BELIEVERS should have the understanding to know what these parables are talking about. Yahusha only gave a light over-view of what this parable truly means. One of the main focuses of unlocking this parable is to understand that Yahusha is referring to people as a type of soil, or land, or dust. Remember??? Satan was cursed that he would crawl on his belly all his days and eat dust? The humans being made from the dust of the earth. Another clue to this parable is in verse 15, here the wicked one mentioned in MattithYahu here in Mark is clearly defined as hasatan; he takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. Now for him to use the word heart here is also interesting in that YirmeYahu 51:50 it states:

YirmeYahu 51:50: You who have escapted the sword, go away! Do not stand still! Remeber Yahuah from afar, and let Yerushalayim come to your heart.

And where was the temple (dwelling place)?? Yerushalayim! Now where is the temple (dwelling place) supposed to be now?

1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a Dwelling Place (temple) of Elohim and that the Spirit of Elohim dwells in you?

Back to the point: The parable is an analogy of us being 'land'. Now let us look at Torah:

Shemoth 23:20-33: “See, I am sending a Messenger before you to guard you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 “Be on guard before Him and obey His voice. Do not rebel against Him, for He is not going to pardon your transgression, for My Name is in Him. 22 “But if you diligently obey His voice and shall do all that I speak, then I shall be an enemy to your enemies and a distresser to those who distress you. 23 “For My Messenger shall go before you and shall bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Kena'anites and the Hiwwites and the Yebusites, and I shall cut them off. 24 “Do not bow down to their mighty ones, nor serve them, nor do according to their works, but without fail overthrow them and without fail break down their pillars. 25 “And you shall serve Yahuah your Elohim, and He shall bless your bread and your water. And I shall remove sickness from your midst. 26 “None shall miscarry or be barren in your land. I shall fill the number of your days. 27 “I shall send My fear before you, and cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and make all your enemies turn their backs to you. 28 “And I shall send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hiwwite, the Kena'anite, and the Hittite from before you. 29 “I shall not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become a waste and the beast of the field become too numerous for you. 30 “Little by little I shall drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. 31 “And I shall set your border from the Sea of Reeds to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River, for I shall give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. 32 “Do not make a covenant with them nor with their mighty ones. 33 “Let them not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me when you serve their mighty ones, when it becomes a snare to you.”

Bemidbar 33:51-56: “Speak to the children of Yisra’el, and say to them, ‘When you have passed over the Yarden into the land of Kena'an, 52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and shall destroy all their engraved stones, and shall destroy all their molded images, and lay waste all their high places, 53 and you shall possess the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess. 54 ‘And you shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your clans. To the larger you give a larger inheritance, and to the smaller you give a smaller inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that is his. You inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55 ‘And if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell. 56 ‘And it shall be that I do to you as I thought to do to them.’ ”

Yehoshua 23:6-16: “And you shall be very strong to guard and to do all that is written in the Book of the Torah of Mosheh, so as not to turn aside from it right or left, 7 so as not to go in among these nations, these who remain among you. And make no mention of the name of their mighty ones, a nor swear by them, nor serve them nor bow down to them. 8 “But cling to Yahuah your Elohim, as you have done to this day. 9 “For Yahuah has driven out from before you great and strong nations. As for you, no one has stood against you to this day. 10 “One man of you put a thousand to flight, for Yahuah your Elohim is He who is fighting for you, as He has promised you. 11 “And you shall diligently guard yourselves, to love Yahuah your Elohim. 12 “But if you do turn back at all, and cling to the remnant of these nations, these that remain among you, and intermarry with them, and go in to them and they to you, 13 know for certain that Yahuah your Elohim shall no longer drive these nations out from before you. And they shall be snares and traps to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this tov land which Yahuah your Elohim has given you. 14 “And see, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your beings that not one word has failed of all the tov words which Yahuah your Elohim spoke concerning you. All of it has come to you, and not one word of them has failed. 15 “And it shall be, that as every tov word has come upon you which Yahuah your Elohim promised you, so Yahuah does bring upon you every evil word, until He has destroyed you from this tov land which Yahuah your Elohim has given you, 16 when you transgress the covenant of Yahuah your Elohim, which He commanded you, and shall go and serve other mighty ones, and bow down to them. And the displeasure of Yahuah shall burn against you, and you shall perish quickly from the tov land which He has given you.”

Shophetim 2:2-3; 20-23: and as for you, do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of this land – break down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed My voice. What is this you have done? 3 “Therefore I also said, ‘I am not driving them out before you, and they shall be adversaries to you, and their mighty ones shall be a snare to you.’ ” 20 And the displeasure of Yahuah burned against Yisra’el, and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant that I commanded their fathers, and has not obeyed My voice, 21 I also shall no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Yehoshua left when he died, 22 in order to try a Yisra’el by them, whether they would guard the way of Yahuah, to walk in them as their fathers guarded them, or not.” 23 So Yahuah left those nations, without driving them out at once, and did not give them into the hand of Yehoshua.

Luke 4:16-21: 16 And He came to Natsareth, where He had been brought up. And according to His practice, He went into the congregation on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Yeshayahu was handed to Him. And having unrolled the scroll, He found the place where it was written: (YeshaYahu 61:1-2) 18 “The Spirit of Yahuah is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to bring the Tov News to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away crushed ones with a release, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of Yahuah. 20 And having rolled up the scroll, He gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the congregation were fixed upon Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been filled in your hearing.”


How to close doors to demonic attack.  These are sample prayers and as such are guidelines for prayer and repentance.





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