The Demonic World
The feelers have been coming from all directions this past
week, relative to the subject of demonic activity.
We’re getting calls from one of our college
groups that has run into the tongues movement, with the Jesus-people
group, which is often characteristic of doctrinally uninformed disoriented
They heard about one fellow on
the campus who had a leg that was shorter than the other leg. They went to one of the Jesus-people meetings
and they went to one of the healing segments.
And as some of the college students stood around, and they prayed over
this leg, they say the leg get longer.
I have sent agents to check on the college campus, whether
he is now walking without a limp, and whether the leg is still
They sat and they
to tongues, and they asked me about my advice about a plan to test the
They were going
to set one of
their members up to learn some gibberish, and throw in a few Greek
see if someone would stand up and interpret.
around their group to see who was the most ecstatic type,
but his initials are “David Sparks.”
They set him up
to pull the thing off, and I suggested to them that they
were already informed enough by the very things they told me to know
were dealing with demonic, and when you deal with something demonic,
stay clear of it and not play games with it.
will not regale you examples as we begin this morning the
segment of study concerning the demonic world.
We could spend
quite a few Sundays on just the most fantastic examples
of every kind—some within the realm of your own experience. Unless
you’ve been in a Pentecostal meeting,
you don’t quite have a feel of what it is to be in the
presence of real hardcore
demonic activity, and you have to understand that we are talking about
You can take a
book like that
concerning Bishop Pike…, and there you have a classic
example of the demonic
invasion here of a religious leader in the Episcopal Church who had
increasingly rejected Bible doctrine, and who exposed himself to the
fantastic kind of demonic invasion. On
one occasion while he was preaching in New York, one of the mediums,
preacher who sat out in the audience, told him afterwards that as he
there appeared on one side of him his suicide son, and on the other
son’s maternal grandfather who had psychic powers of one kind
going to talk about demonic activity. This
morning is going to be introduction, so
get your pencil and papers.
to fly a lot of material at you that’s going to be basic. We
will not delve extensively into
illustrations on demonic activity. We
will let you take care of that on your own.
We are going to
look into what the Bible has to say concerning the very
real spirit world.
have already learned that Satan has gone on negative
volition toward the Word of God. A
second will entered the universe, and we had that described in Isaiah
He decided to
usurp God’s throne and God’s
For him to do
this, it was
necessary for Satan to bring the angelic creation under his control,
is not omnipresent, he is not omnipotent, and in order for him to
universe, it is necessary for him to have agents to assist him, under
So Satan appealed
to all of the
angels that God had created.
to them to rebel against the Lord God.
indicates to us that a third of the angelic hosts went
negative and accepted Satan’s appeal, and rebelled against
12:4 speaks about stars.
“stars” in Scripture is a symbol for
angels, as in Job 38:7 where the morning “star”
sang at creation, in praise of
what he saw God doing.
Thus began what
we call an angelic warfare in the unseen world against God. So
point number one to understand this
morning is that there is an angelic warfare that is invisible to our
eyes which is taking place every moment of every day.
test of volition for the angels apparently
was the point of determining angelic destiny—their salvation,
so to speak.
Just as you and
I, when we come to a point of
God consciousness, must make a positive or negative reaction toward the
that there is a God out there; just as everybody, (even) the most
heathen, comes to a point of God consciousness.
why everybody has a chance to be saved, and always has had a
chance to be saved.
comes a time in a man’s and a woman’s life, from
sources that God directs toward us, he becomes aware that
there’s a God out
At that point, he
or positive to that truth, and then God goes beyond that.
that person reacts positively to that
awareness that there’s a god out there, then God brings him
the information of
Once you have the
information of the gospel, you go positive or negative toward that
and your destiny is sealed.
with the angels, at the point of their appeal
from Satan to join him in rebellion against God, this was a point of
determining them salvation which placed them in the elect or lost
notice in Matthew
25:41 that God indicates to us that He created a place called the lake
The grammar here
is in the Greek perfect
tense, which means got did it out there, way in the past before man was
the scene, and it continues on.
notice that while God judged these angels who rebelled against him
Satan, that the sentence was not executed.
The sentence was,
“You are doomed, and you will be placed in the lake of
fire for all eternity.” This
was true of
Satan and his angels, the demons. But
the sentence was not executed.
a matter of fact, as you search through the Scriptures
you will discover that it is not until Revelation 20:10, at the end of
millennium that Satan and his angels are finally put into the lake of
So here you have
that out here God created the angels. They
rebelled against Him.
God brought them
before Him and passed judgment.
were doomed to the lake of fire which God created.
then something happens and they’re not
put into it.
Instead, all of
of man takes place before the demons are put into the lake of fire. That
raises the question:
Why the delay? And
we draw a certain deduction from the
faced God and said, “You mean to tell me that You who
have all the power of the universe, and who have created us, and who is
purportedly in your essence a god of love, and a god of justice, are
going to put
your creatures into a place where we will experience conscious fire
night and day, for the rest of all eternity?”
of a god of love is that?
What kind of a
god of fairness and justice is that? Is
not too hard for us to conclude that Satan would have
said that because he has people saying that today.
are people everywhere who are
constantly saying today (and they get it from the devil),
“That’s not a very
not very just and
kind of horrible, to think
of putting a human being into a lake of fire forever.” If
you’ve ever been to Yellowstone National
Park and stood by one of those hot pools and saw that water bubbling
steam behind them where the things are gushing up and banging, and you
Can you imagine
into something like that?
fully conscious of every ounce of
would seem that God says, “I will demonstrate to you and
to all intelligent created beings that I am a god of love and that I am
So God moved back
earth that Satan had brought into a chaotic condition.
moved it out from under the ice age. He
recreated it during a six-day period. In
it, he placed a new creature, man, who in
the order of creation was little lower than the angels.
creative order was:
angels; then number two, in
category, was man; and, under man is another group, animals. This
is the order of God’s creation. So
God says, “I’m going to take a creature
who is less than the angels, but he has one thing in common with the
He has ability to
going to put this man
into a perfect environment.”
time, as you know, Satan led man into sin. He
led man to exercise negative volition
toward God and toward the command of God, toward the Word of God
tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
fell into sin.
He came under the
control of Satan through the old sin nature. All
of creation which man controlled now fell
into Satan’s control.
proceeded to try to create a perfect environment on the earth.
in grace moved into this disastrous scene. We
saw from Genesis 3:15 that He promised to
send the seed of the woman, who was Jesus Christ, who would give a
to Satan’s domination and control over man, and would free us
from the slave
market of sin.
Jesus Christ came
Now, it is
possible for a
sinner, of the vilest kind, to enter heaven.
How is that
A god of
justice says, “I must judge sin. I
A god of love
“I’ll love you in spite of your sin.”
That violates the
character of God.
is because Jesus Christ, in His spiritual death upon the
cross bore our spiritual death, bore our sins, and consequently, the
God has been satisfied.
This, you will
recall, from our earliest studies, is the doctrine of
satisfaction of the justice of God and the righteousness of God. Now
God is free to exercise His love toward
anybody who will come along and say, “Yes,” to the
gospel; to anybody who comes
along and says, “I believe it. I
that Christ as my savior, as my substitute.”
And God can pour
out the infinite love that He has for us, and do
everything that He wants to do for us, and yet He is just—He
It is the great
to all of the universe of that which Satan challenged in
God—His love and His
is why the Scriptures tell us that every time a person
is born again, every time a person sits under the hearing of the
gospel, and in
the process of hearing that Christ died for him, in his heart, he says,
that;” there’s a great
magnificent cheer (that) goes up from the elect angels, because it is
demonstration and another proof that God is love, and that God is just.
apparently the sentence was delayed in its execution while
the history of man is being carried out, and God’s essence is
before all the universe.
If you have not
yet, in the process of your witnessing, run into this argument, you
can a god of love, a god of
justice, send people to a place like hell?”
He can do it, and
must do it, but He is fair in His doing of that
because there is a way out.
If a person
goes there, it is because he has chosen to do so.
salvation was provided.
ascended and went back to heaven. Psalm
110:1 tells us that He has been told to
sit at the right hand of God the Father until His enemies are made His
The enemies of
are Satan and the demonic hosts, and the Lord is beyond the attack of
Satan and the demons are confronted with this
There is a man in
man-God Jesus Christ, who now sits above the angels.
told He’s above all principalities and
who is in Christ,
by faith in Christ, now positionally sits above the angels. Someday
we will be in reality above
Now we are
confronted that there is
now a man of the Homosapiens category, that he led into sin in the
who now sits above all of mankind. And
this man is sitting there until such time until Satan and his demons
brought into a conquered position, and the foot of Jesus Christ stands
says, “We (must) do something about this. We
can’t get at the God-man in heaven, but in
the meantime, there is being formed on earth His body.
the God-man is going to come back and set
project footstool into motion at the moment that the last believer is
And, we have some
reason, perhaps, to believe
that there will be as many believers saved as demons who rebelled
because it is the believers, with the returned Christ, who remove
influence from this earth at the millennium.
It would seem,
perhaps, that one believer is going to remove one demon from
any event, Satan says, “We will strike at the individual
that God is doing.
We will in every
stifle their witness.
We will hold back
We will hold back
We will stifle
people in their service.
We will hold
We will throw
obstacle we can through every expression of Christian activity, and we
the plan of God in project footstool.”
you have to understand that this is what is taking place
in the world today in which you move.
The (parties) who
are involved in this are the demonic hosts. It
is the demons who are out to get you. It
is Satan who is directing this activity
every moment of your waking hours. At
the Second Advent, we read in Colossians 2:15, Jesus Christ is going to
neutralize the angelic enemies.
going to lead them in triumph, in a triumphal parade.
going to remove them during the
therefore, is living in what we can call the intensified period of the
Time is running
out for the
You and I are
the intensified period of the angelic warfare.
attack is directed against you.
have gone for many many weeks explaining your defenses
against it—the spiritual maturity structure of your soul. If
you missed, that we suggest you check up
in the tape room and say, “Get me started on that series of
tapes that explains
how to grow to spiritual maturity. That’s
your only defense.
absolutely hopeless in
the spiritual life.
You will squander
If you can shed
heaven, you will shed more tears over the fact that you neglected
yourself up into a spiritually mature believer.
For all eternity,
you’ll regret that.
affects your rewards in heaven.
I would strongly
urge you not to let that
slip through your fingers.
If you do not
know what constitutes the facets of spiritual maturity, and how to
develop them, then get those tapes and get yourself briefed. This
is your only defense against the demons
who are attacking you.
Satan wants to
frustrate the plan of God by neutralizing you who are composing His
Satan is directing this escalated intensified warfare
through the demons.
The demons, you
understand, are angels.
Angels never die. There
are elect angels and there are evil
certain qualities of
They have minds. They
They have a
certain sense of conscience.
They were all
created by Jesus Christ,
apparently at one time (Colossians 1:16).
Angels have a
form of some kind which you might call a body. It’s
in the form of a light substance. It
is real, but it is invisible.
They have speech,
and they are not limited by
time or spaced.
information resides in the demonic realm.
As a matter of
fact, the demons have excellent computer systems. They
keep extensive records on every
individual believer, and on some of you more than others.
angels are above man in the order of creation; animals
positionally above angels.
angels are invisible to the human eye is because, Colossians 2:18
they were seen, we would worship them.
You might say,
“Well, I wouldn’t.”
But I want to
remind you that the great apostle John, which was the
closest man of all the apostolic group to the Lord Jesus himself, when
an angel (Revelation 22), that’s exactly what he did. He
fell down and started worshipping
that there are angels) in this room now. Elect
angels are here, present in this
service because they want to learn things, and that’s how
they learn things, by
And maybe they
learn some things they shouldn’t.
seeking to learn the things that are to the glory of God.
the demons are here too, elbowing their
(But if you were
to see) all
the angels that are in this room now, you would be terribly distracted
listening to what I have to say, among other things.
they’re not visible to us.
have various ranks; four or five different specific
ranks—military like ranks of angels (Colossians 1:16,
Their power is
according to their rank.
The archangel is
a top category, and (there
are) very few (maybe only two) in that category. The
demons, because they are unseen, are a
very difficult enemy to deal with.
Though they are
demons, they retain all their ability, their power and
their wisdom, that they had before they sinned.
the Christian is surrounded every day an every hour by
Satan is not
he works through demons.
We have certain
evidences that we are living in the intensified stage of the angelic
The evidences of
first evidence of mounting demonic activity is speaking
This is one of
the first and
primary evidences that we have entered the intensified stage of this
Part of the
counterattack in the angelic warfare is to counterfeit all that God is
with the idea of dooming project footstool.
Part of the thing
he counterfeits is the gift of tongues. Demons
are trying to frustrate God’s plan
against them by promoting religion.
religion is not of God.
Religion is of
produces faith, Christianity.
participants in tongues are the kind of pathetic people who think
having a rich spiritual experience with God.
But the tongues
are always a sign of carnality, and of broken
have been interested to observe that other people who have
attended tongues meetings have so consistently observed a factor that
That is the
quality that almost
permeates the atmosphere of sensual carnality.
It is a strange
feel it all around you.
I was in a
tongues meeting once in Fair Park auditorium.
nationally known healer was there. They
were lining up people to heal.
behind me, a man started
spurting blood out of his mouth. He
having a heart attack.
around him, praying, commanding him to be healed. There
he was, nobody making a move to do
So my wife
finally got up and
walked down to the front.
place filled with hundreds of people, and she decides to walk down to
up onto the platform.
She said to the
speaker, “There’s a man here having a heart attack. Unless
you do something soon, you’re going to
have the chance of your lifetime to raise somebody from the
saw that fellow walk up to the microphone and say,
“Everybody stand for a word of prayer.”
the meeting was hot, and going, and jumping. And
everybody was standing up there, and people
were shouting something in tongues, and somebody here was answering
This guy would
three minutes, and this guy would answer in fifteen seconds what the
over, and people were coming up, and they were commanding them to be
and everybody was going down believing they were
sealed—usually still with all
their disease, but sometimes not—sometimes healed.
get to that too.
just stood up, and he called everybody up there and
silenced that Fair Park auditorium, hundreds of people there. They
had a word of prayer, zapped it down, and
closed it down.
They grabbed that
and took him out to the car, and I tailed right after them. They
shoved him in the car, and the healer
came and put his hand on his chest and said, “I’m
going to pray for you now.
I command you in
the name of Jesus to be
I believe your
you’re healed.” This
fellow looked at him, just a groggy and
sick-looking and desperate as he could be, while this joker was telling
have faith because he was healed. Well
that broke up the healing meeting in a hurry.
association with tongues has upon it this sensual
carnality disassociated from a true expression from the workings of the
participants think they
are having a great and wonderful rich experience in fellowship with God. It
is strictly of Satan.
Any believer or
any unbeliever who is
practicing tongues today—which is gibberish and not languages
if it were true genuine languages, if he’s practicing it
today, he’s a dupe of
his majesty the devil.
And get that
It is one of the
evidences of the intensified stage of this warfare.
who are sucked into this are, of course, sincere
people, but you will also find out, as I regularly inquire when I run
groups that do this, like the “Jesus people,” you
will find out pretty
regularly that they are doctrinally disoriented. They
don’t have a modicum of understanding of
Bible doctrine, and this is the prime reason they are patsies for this
delusion on the part of Satan.
They are sucked
into the production of human good, which all the world applauds, and
human good actions,
like smiling, and saying nice things, and doing nice things, all the
applauds it, “Wonderful people.”
you start playing that kind of a game, dear friend, and
you’re going to become a prime patsy for his majesty the
there’s anything we need to learn, it is
that doctrine is the starting point of judging experience.
do not judge the Word of God by our
Some of you may
to come up and share with us the experience of your Uncle Sam or Aunt
had a wonderful experience of speaking in tongues, or healing, or
Well, I know from
that whatever your friends or relatives experienced, it was of his
If tongues are
it, it is not of God.
It is of
August of 70 A.D., when Jerusalem fell and entered the
fifth stage of discipline, (there has been) no genuine expression of
The question of
tongues meetings came up when some of our college students asked, and
advice is to stay away.
Anytime you are
around something where Satan is working, you are exposing yourself to
think you can go in and
con the group because Satan and the demons know what you’re
Some people have
tried that, only to discover
that the people stood up and said, “There is an alien spirit
This made them
think all the
more that God was in this.
devil was going up to the leader and saying, “Hey,
you’ve got one of those
smart alec college students there. He’s
going to try to pull something on you.”
And the response
is, “Oh, is that right?
And he gets up
you’re dealing with
tongues, you’re dealing with Satan.
a second evidence that we are in the intensified
stage, and that is miracle healings. God
God does not heal
your prayer cloth.
So some of you
have been selling prayer cloths, knock it off.
And those of you
who have been suggesting to us that we go home and
listen to your favorite healer and put our hands on the radio when he
what you’re hearing,
hearing about) the
prayer cloth, the healing, and if you send in five bucks you can get a
bottle of anointing oil.
best racket yet.
been getting some
whole new concepts on church financing since we had that fair. And
I’ve been thinking about anointing oil
is using this healing business as another
God does not heal
any man putting his hands on you and commanding you to be healed. It’s
another visible manifestations of the
warfare that is invisible to our eyes.
Demons are trying
to counterfeit again what God has done. Behind
every healer, there is a satanic and
The cures that
performed are being performed on people who are doctrinally ignorant. Any
genuine healing that was experienced in
the New Testament served the purpose of attesting to the divine
the witnesses—that these were men of God, that they spoke for
God, and that
they were in the tradition of the Lord Jesus Christ who himself healed. Healing
was an attestation to the authority
and the genuineness of the healers.
the time came, when this authority was established, that
healing began to be phased out.
you that later in Paul’s ministry, Paul who had the gift of
healing, could not
He could pray for
one of his
friends who was sick, and he had to leave another one behind on one his
Paul could not
heal later in his
ministry but he could at first, because the healing gift began to be
Its purpose had
you understand that the gift of healing means that
anybody, anytime, anywhere in all of the world, no matter what the
can walk up to you and say, “I want to be healed.” And
you can say, “OK, I’m going to heal
that’s the gift of
The gift of
healing has nothing
to do with a sometimes thing.
healing is, “I perform it, if I have the power, and if I am
in the proper
relationship to God for functioning.
When I am a
spiritual Christian, I can exercise my spiritual gift.” Of
course, this is not characteristic of the
healing movements today.
there may come a time when you may be confronted with a
desperate need for healing, or someone in your family may be confronted
desperate need for healing.
think this through before you are tempted at some situation when you
there is no hope now, and maybe there is none, for physical healing,
say, “I must do something desperate, whatever I must do. I’ll
go to the healer and I’ll try.” A
large number of people who come to the
healers do it on this account.
God has a purpose for you.
When His plan for
you is finished, He will
take you home to heaven.
If he gives you
a terminal and incurable disease, this is not the time to press the
This is the time
to accept the
fact that your death is a new beginning, and that God’s plan
is right, relative
to what is happening to you.
you proceed on the basis of your faith rest in Him to resolve this
according to doctrinal principals. And
you don’t go banging on the door of some healer as a
God has given us
grace for living.
He has given us
And He will give
grace for dying when the time comes that you need that.
does not make a mistake, and what comes
upon us physically has His purposes.
Healers are a
I want you to understand, and we’re going to get back to
this, but we haven’t really said anything about tongues or
But I do want to
make it clear that healers
These people who
set up tents
and hire auditoriums and are healing, they do heal.
must understand that Satan has the power
His demons have
the power to
So there is
Stay away from
healing meetings too.
third evidence that we are in the intensified stage of
the spiritual warfare is occultism. There
is a widespread interest and participation in contacts with the world. It’s
This is expressed
in séances, for example,
the attempts to contact the dead. A
classical example is Bishop Pike. Other
expressions are the Ouija Board, astrology, and tarot cards. I
saw a set of these for sale out in Plymouth
Park in one of the bookstores now. There
are also horoscopes.
Some of you are
going to run home and check in the Sunday paper this afternoon to see
things are going to go for you.
and white magic; fortune
telling; predicting the future; levitation—things floating in
the air without
any visible means of support; telekinetics—things moving
around without any
natural means to explain their motion; haunted houses filled with
noises and moaning
(and I’m not talking about the house of horrors built by the
Clubs, although they must have had some inside information from
have done as good a job as they did with that.
been wondering about that.
doesn’t seem natural.); the devil’s mass, and, the
All of these
occultism, fooling around with the spirit world.
is now openly practiced.
It is given
media are pouring forth
insights concerning the spirit world.
Even good movies
are being produced which glamorize witches. Television
programs are delving into the
This is the
It is a sign,
again, of a
doctrinally disoriented society. There
are vast segments of mankind who are under the demonic influence of the
world which is going to come to a climax in the tribulation period in
practices of the harlot ecumenical church.
Stay away from
occult practices because you’ll find it leaves a trail of
emotional, mental, and physical breakdowns.
It is not cute to
read your horoscope.
Whether you like
it or not, you tend to subconsciously accept the fact
that here is what is guidance for you, instead of from God the Holy
the Bible predicts to us that there’s going to be a
tremendous escalation of the angelic warfare in the last days of the
In 1 Timothy 4:1,
we read, “Now
the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall
the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of
to have a clear understanding
of demon influence and of demon expressions.
cannot be possessed by a demon.
But a Christian
can be fantastically
influenced and controlled through one thing, and that is his mind.
only way a demon can get at a Christian is through his
A demon has to
get to your
mind, just as he had to get to Eve’s mind.
He has to put
false ideas into your mind.
Then he can
direct your will.
Then he can
direct your emotions.
But until he can
control your mind through
what you read, through what you hear, and through what you see, he
A Christian can
demon-influenced when he is in a carnal state from callouses up on the
of his soul.
And the more
built up on the facets of your soul, the more of a prime target you are
demon influence, I’ll guarantee you. One
demon-influenced Christian of that kind can wreak havoc on other
will make the most amazing decisions, and you will notice something
destructive to where
God’s work is effectively being done.
reason we recoil from this is that some of our best
Christian friends give evidence of demon influence.
we can just hardly believe that this
person that we like is playing a demonic game, and is being used to
to discourage, and to undermine the very thing that God is for. The
body of Christ, you and I, form the
temple of the Holy Spirit.
6:19 tells us that.
be indwelt by a demon spirit, but we can be influenced.
1 Timothy 4:1 says, “Now the Spirit (that is, God the
Holy Spirit) speaketh expressly that in the latter times (this is at
the end of
the church age) some (that is, some Christians) shall depart from the
(that is, the realm of sound Bible doctrine), giving heed (This is
tense, a continual practice) to seducing spirits (demons) and doctrines
demons (a system of pseudo spirituality expressed in such things as
healing, and the occult cults).”
your defense against this?
Look at the end
of the chapter.
Verse 16 says,
“Take heed unto thyself…” That
is, be spiritual.
Stay in temporal
and unto the doctrine…” This
is all that the Bible teaches.
Take heed unto
that, through doctrine,
through a genuine pastor-teacher who lays it on the line and is not
with fakes, in or outside of the congregation or the Christian
Continue in them (the summaries of doctrinal
truth), for in doing this, thou shalt both save thyself (preserve
demon influence through demonic ideas) and them that hear thee (those
listen to your instruction and are positive to the Word.”
is the greatest thing you can do for a person. If
you are on sound doctrine, you will be a
great influence for good upon those who are positive to it, and you
will be a
source of irritation, exasperation, and spiritual death in temporal
upon those who are negative to your sound doctrine.
the further our society moves from morality and sound
doctrine, the more open we are going to be to demonic control. The
American newsmen, I noticed, were amused
as they reported from Peking, China about the fact that there is a
Here is a great
oriental, heathen culture worshipping demon gods. As
we shall see later, behind every idol is a
When you go to
you get the idea that, “Here’s this piece of wood
that people worship.”
a kid in Sunday School and you say, “What
kind of a dummy is that, worshipping a piece of wood or a carved
not such a dummy.
Behind it is an
idol god, a demon god.
the war when I was in Peking, another Marine officer
and I were visiting Peking under the guidance of a rickshaw boy called
and he took us into various temples. In
one temple that he led us into, it was very very dark.
took my eyes a little while to get acclimated,
and I saw two pillars in front of me. Then
as I got used to the darkness, I looked up and I realized that these
legs of a huge Buddha standing.
guide said, “This is the Buddha of long life.”
candles out in front.
He walked up and
he took a paper and he lit it.
He handed it to
us and said, “Light a candle
to the Buddha of long life, and you’ll have long
He handed it to
me, and I said, “No.” He
handed it to the other officer, and he
He lit a candle. I
wonder what ever happened to him. Do
you think he’ll have a long life? If
that demon comes through from behind that
idol, he will, within the regulations of the hand of God.
can do great things for you from a
American newsmen who were in this kind of a culture were
amused by the fact that they observed sexual abstinence in Chinese
Who does that in
They were just
Here they sat,
these guys whose networks had
spent thousands and thousands of dollars to send them over there to
And we heard some
of the idiotic
analyses that they’ve been giving us of the China trip. Here
they were amused by this.
don’t understand that communist philosophy
has joined Freud.
Freud says that
drive for creating and maintaining civilization is the sex drive, and
abandonment outside of the restraints and restrictions of a monogamous
dissipates the capacities for building civilization.
Americans have fallen under the guidance of Herbert
Marcuse, the professor at the University of San Diego in California who
such an Angela Davis.
and said, “We will teach American youth the abandonment of
They will be so
dissipated that capitalism
will fall because there will be, in time, nobody to maintain the
the society, and it will have no thrust.
forces will be drained.
this is why the communists impose such a Victorian
puritanical climate on their young people, and they do it in Russia too. These
idiotic newsmen don’t understand enough
don’t take it
seriously enough to know what’s behind what they’re
observing so they can
But Satan is the
force behind communism, and he knows how to protect his domain.
cry of the liberal preacher today is that there is no
personal devil, and there are no demons.
a figment of the imagination.
All of this makes
it very easy for Satan.
Christians have very defective
concepts concerning the power and the operation of Satan—some
kind of vague
channels of influence.
They love to say
Jesus Christ defeated Satan on the cross, and they think
we close this morning by reminding you that apart from
Bible doctrine, we would not know that the phenomena of tongues, the
of miracle healings, and the phenomena of the occult world are
Satan and his demons.
a part of
the angelic warfare against God designed to deceive people in order to
frustrate the plan of God toward project footstool.
will continue with this next Sunday
We are going to
spell out to
you several things in detail, including what it is to be demon
to identify demon possession, and how to become demon possessed,
think that before we are through, if you take time to
study some of the basics that we have put out this morning and in the
which follow, you will be a very informed believer concerning demonic
As I talk to
and the questions people ask me, and the contacts I’ve been
getting just this
past week, people are bewildered by things they are coming against that
cannot explain, and they’re tempted to feel is of God. If
Satan can kid you into the fact, like the
liberal idiotic preacher can kid, that there is no real devil, that
no real demons out there, and that there is not really a warfare,
vulnerable if you don’t
know how he functions and if you don’t know some of the
things that you can do
that expose you to demon influence.
you as a Christian are safe from demon possession, but
demon influence can be just as bad.
There are certain
things that you can do that just open the door to
demonic influence, and you won’t even know it.
Pretty soon you
will be championing causes, and you’ll be carrying the
flag, and you’ll be calling for things, and you’ll
be moving in
why we say that a
demon influenced believer, who knows something about doctrine, and
weight of prestige is a very very dangerous person.
demon influenced believer in a local church
is a very dangerous person.
how to manipulate and work, so you had better be careful.
are not as immune because you are a
believer that you might think you are.
Stay with us.
John E. Danish, 1971
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