Doctrine of Demon
Possession - BD21-02
ministry of the Berean Memorial Church has as its
cornerstone the instruction, the teaching, and the communicating of
One of the ways
that we do it
is through the ministry of the Berean Youth Clubs, these six clubs that
all during the week to keep this place operating night and day, as
are dealt with in the world in which they live, and in which clubs are
the vehicle for the instruction in Bible doctrine, and to lay a life in
functional way to the living God on into adulthood.
is only natural for kids who have grown up among us to
come to adulthood, and then in time to be out on their own and to look
to make an evaluation of their own heritage.
So, over the
years, I have a series of what I call love letters that I
have on file of young people who have looked back and then they
to the place where their hearts are overwhelming in gratitude toward
the privileged place that they held in a local church that had some
and some values that have carried them into adulthood in which they,
their own decision making mechanisms, they’re going to carry
them right out
into fruitful eternity.
I have a letter this week that I want to read to you that
I think will be an encouragement to your heart, and will point out in
respect what it is that Satan is trying to resist with all of his
This is the sort
of thing he does
not want to happen.
He does not want
people to go out and write letters back of this nature.
is from Sue Stalman, one of our young women who is now
a student at Wheaton College.
Dr. Danish and Mrs. Danish, I wanted to write and tell
you some of the thoughts and realizations that I have been discovering. I
guess you really learn so much when you are
away from home, and more or less on your own.
A lot of my
discoveries have concerned Berean. I
am so thankful for my background and
experience at Berean.
The first place
that I am going to start is with my working as a guide at Keystone
Keystone Baptist Church is a black church on the west
side of Chicago.
It happens to be
very section of Chicago in which I was raised.
It is now a black
church itself, we discovered last summer as we found out where our
were working in their Pioneer Girl’s Clubs, was, of all
things, the very church
where Mrs. Danish attended years ago. So
now it’s a black church. These
every Saturday and run Pioneer Girl’s clubs there.
Sue goes on and says:
always thought that Pioneer Girls and Brigade made the
Berean Youth Club program, but that was a wrong assumption. I
know now that it is the leaders that make a
program work, and all of Berean leaders have been top notch as far as
This I name as a
blessing from God and thank Him for that.
Working as a
leader, I now see the other side of the coin. What
they give of themselves is more than I
The little things
did, not so that they’d have fun, but that we would enjoy
experience and grow as God’s children.
position of leader is humble and selfless. This
is extremely opposite of what I pictured
when I was a child.
Being a leader
authority, and more or less boastful. As
a leader and a teacher, you yourself have to know and experience what
telling those little minds.
If what you
are teaching is not real to you, then how can it be real to them? It
is a responsibility that demands a lot,
and not some Mickey Mouse position.
night, Sarah and I, along with the other three leaders
at Keystone, made a presentation to the church about Pioneer Girls. We
had the whole evening service.
This was a pretty
big responsibility and
During the entire
wished that you and all the other people at Berean, that had something
with my learning growing up celebrating and struggling with
that is a good term), could see Sarah and me.
You would have
seen that you did a good job.
There is so much
that Sarah are thankful for
because of Berean, and these things really show through in our work at
I appreciate the
Berean Youth Clubs and
realize that Brigade and Pioneer Girls are just programs, only truly
when there is good leadership and discernment.
point that I thank God for is the Bible
It is so
important what you
teach a child, even big kids like me.
There is so much
that I remember hearing and learning that just
principals that you accepted and now understand why.
just wanted you to know that I am still learning and will
keep on learning, and am thankful for the part has played, and is
my growing up.
One of your
we thank Sue, and I know you appreciate hearing from
I think her
letter illustrates what
it is that we are up against in the satanic warfare that we have been
The one thing
that demons are
seeking to oppose is spiritual growth in depth in grace through the
You may be sure
that Satan will
do all that he can to weaken and to destroy a local church which is
people with a storage of Bible doctrine in their human spirits which
them to be victorious in the spiritual combat in the face of the
The Bible spells
out for us
very clearly the nature of our enemy.
This is important
if we are to be able to deal successfully in this warfare.
6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and
blood (we’re not wrestling against human beings), but against
rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
demonic beings, orders of demonic beings, various ranks of power. This
is the nature of our enemy.
It is high time
that Christians everywhere
came to grips with reality that the demons are here.
are seeking to influence your life. Satan
has fantastic capacities.
The demonic world
They have great
They work through
beings, and they have fantastic influence upon believers.
of you are learning this.
I’m happy to remind you that 1 John 4:4 tells us
that, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome
them, because greater
is He (God the Holy Spirit) than is he (Satan and his demons) that are
are living in the intensified stage of the demonic
Their time is
don’t intend to give up. We
have evidence of this mounting demonic
activity through the expression of tongues, miracle healers, and
There are people
who have had
experiences with this demonic world. My
attention was called to one such man named David Hills this past week. It
would be nice if we had him here to speak
to us, and to share with us from his unsaved days when he had dabbled
spirit world, in occultism.
How real he
found that world that we joke about and have glib little expressions
devil made me do it.”
All of which make
it seem very unreal.
But David Hills,
who is in his middle twenties now has traveled the world, and he has
some fantastic circles, in the high and the mighty of this world; in
casinos of the Riverias.
of the things that he pursued was people who knew and
had contact with the spirit world. The
more he got into it, the more fascinated he became.
went to the fabled places of the earth to
learn about contact with the spirit world.
Finally, for the
climax of his life, he who had been involved on close
association with evil expressions such as the Mafia, who lived for
years in the home of the supreme Don of the Mafia, Joe Bonano. He
came to a climax in his life and he met
some German friends who had from Hitler’s Germany, but who
There was a lot
of that in
a fantastically demon possessed genius.
And he found from
these people some great new insights, means of
contacting the demon world and securing these powers.
pursuit came to a climax one night when he met with his
German friends and they sat across the room from one another practicing
telepathy, ESP, transferring thoughts without words from one mind to
which is a demonic activity.
you to listen to him in his own words describe to you what happened to
OK, fella, will
you roll the
have heard that if one could reach the fabled locations
of the Incas in the Andes of South America, there was where the action
is at in
One of the cities
had the distinction of being a citadel of the ancient occult knowledge,
secret knowledge, this hidden knowledge, those ancient mysteries. It
was like the regions of Tibet and India
and a handful of other locations around the world.
I went to South America, and I lost 30 pounds in the
I was very ill. But
I had to know what was beyond the powers
that I had now assimilated and had now access to. You
can be sure there are such powers as
levitation where by will an individual raises the drum from the ground
it move elsewhere.
There are such
as clairvoyance where one can accurately foretell future events before
There are such
things as boards
with alphabets spread across them saying in the French and the German
that one can address a question to and have it accurately answer the
with the pointer moving by itself. You
don’t put your finger on it. There
such things as a spiritual séance where a group of minds in
collusion with an
unseen power grasp hands, calling for this power and spirit from the
to come in; and, literally it does come, and it does speak, and it is,
behold, the voice of the departed one, or so it seems to be, and it is
tangible of those of us who are here now—very real.
you see, at the time, I didn’t know the Bible.
didn’t know the sixth chapter of Ephesians
where Paul says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and
not a question of you and I.
not a question of communism versus
capitalism, or morality versus immorality—no, not at all. No,
we don’t deal with each other, “but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” We
deal with Lucifer.
didn’t know this in the Andes of Peru and
the fabled lost city of the Incas.
just so happened that I came to know a group of Germans—I
say so now with amusement, “It just so happens.” Nothing
“just so happens.” These
German people claimed to have been
refugees from the horror of Hitler. Over
the next two weeks that I came to know them better I found that indeed
in the concentration camps, but they weren’t prisoners. No.
No, they were
there on an entirely different capacity. These
were people who were evil in the sense
that words would fail me even now. They
were not into witchcraft, or occult sciences, which is just a pretty
knew a great deal, and I found that we had a great
many things in common.
So it was one
particular evening that we were practicing that power of
that conversation that knows no words. One
looks an individual in the eyes and communicates with the eyes where a
or series of thoughts, or an entire train of thoughts is created in the
and then encased in the rectangle of natural energy that exists within
all of us
and is transformed by will to the other mind, and it is accurately
much the same as the lens of a camera receives the object that it is
individual across the way understands
only too clearly what’s happening.
I’m practicing this remarkable conversation where words
and facial expressions are not necessary, to a German named Ryan Haud. Then
a most peculiar thing happened. His
face began to alter itself perceptibly. The
eyebrows began to draw up about
The face began to
The hairline I
had seen was long
Guess who was
sitting across from
me at this time.
you’d never believe it. I
could never have believed it, but you see I
was much too sophisticated to believe in the existence of the devil. After
all, I’d been around the world. I
knew the highs and the lows of it all. Who
was going to tell me about someone as
absurd as the devil? Yet,
lo and behold,
here he was, sitting across from me, telling me in the very same
that knows no words and no facial expressions, that, “Now
you’ve seen some of
the amazing gifts that I’m passing around in these days, and
now it’s time for
you to pay.”
So there was the
to know the moral of it all with Satan always ultimately
demands the same thing.
You sell out to
You fix a deal. You
make an arrangement.
You sell your
You sign it in
You become a
spirit filled with the evil
spirit, a walking talking living disciple carrying the gospel of evil
what it’s all about.
a soul winner for Satan.
counterfeited Christianity from the
Bible all the way through every aspect of it.
not one original aspect to his nature. Everything
about him is a counterfeit.
literally we become soul winners for the devil. And
this is what I was faced with now. And
I began to watch my will to resist
And Buddha and
Muhammad and Confucius
and Marx and Lenin and all of these individuals that I knew infinitely
about were nowhere to help me.
wanted help, to be sure.
I wanted help,
but these gentlemen could do nothing for me.
So the grim
reality of my entire life was now before me. All
of my life I had been serving the
destroyer who was very real.
sitting across from me.
faith, I uttered a name that I hadn’t mentioned for
perhaps fifteen years because I was much too sophisticated for the
much too sophisticated for Christianity.
I mean, after
all, “Christianity, what a joke.” And
yet in the grips of terror and facing
Lucifer himself, I began to ask Jesus to help me. Then
I began to scream, “Jesus help me.” It
was in that instant that the evil one was
My will was
The ground had
I went into a
coma-like state, completely
exhausted by the experience.
I had the
overwhelming experience that, indeed, the devil is real.
does exist, and he has powers that are not
of this world.
But there is a
That power goes
by one name, and one name
I did a remarkable thing.
I got out of this
remote region of South
Within 48 hours,
and believe me
it took some fast traveling to get out of South America and on the
floor of my
room at home praying for more within 48 hours.
not an easy thing to do.
by now I needed the more that He had to offer.
And believe me,
the devil is a funny fellow.
string you along.
But when you
begin to step out on him, he
comes for you in a fantastically horrible way.
the Lord knew the needs of my heart, and instead of
taking me, when I got the Bible, to ‘in the
beginning,’ He took me to ‘greater
is He that is in you than he that is in the world.’
now I had a promise that I could claim
forever and ever.”
thank you fellas.
I hope you were able to follow that. Mr.
Hills has been a Christian for something
less than a year.
Some of you may
seen him on the platform at the Billy Graham meetings here at the
But this is the
grim reality of somebody who has
actually delved deeply into the spirit world, and who has come up with
talking about is real.
And this is the
information that you and I are now going to be dealing with relative to
I remind you
again that any
act, the Bible says, of negative volition on your part is equated by
a fantastic declaration
your part is going to be for three things:
You are going to
be resistant to teaching, to teacher, or to technique
(what the group is doing).
let’s learn how Satan operates. Let’s
learn how he is related to you as
I’m trying to say is don’t
think we are talking only about unbelievers, the idol worshippers, the
cults, and the people who are not at all associated with you in the
talking about the
believers who come under the dominance of satanic influence.
of all, believers cannot be possessed by demons, as we’ve
say, “What know ye not that your body is the temple of the
Holy Spirit who is
in you, whom ye have of God, and ye are not your own.” A
believer can come under varying degrees of demonic
influence, but he cannot be indwelt or possessed by a demon. A
Christian will come under demonic influence
as a result of spiritual callouses which he builds up on the facets of
through negative volition.
volition is a fantastically frightful thing.
This is the first
stage to demonic influence on the part of a
If you are
teaching, teacher, or technique toward which God is positive,
If you ever move
away from a
ministry that God is positive toward, and you have become negative
volition, God says, is the same as demonism, and
demonism carries the death penalty. This
influence is a result upon Christian because of negative volition. It
creates a spiritual vacuum, and as 1
Timothy 4:1 then indicates, it draws in doctrines of demons which
facets of our soul.
a Christian can be noted for wide emotional swings, for
irrationally resisting the plan of God, and for being attracted to the
The Christian is
then with restlessness, and he sublimates.
with drugs, with sex, with alcohol, with ecstatics such
as tongues, with ambitions that he pursues in various actions, with
living, and with sweetness and light attitudes.
All of these are
They cover up for
the fact the he is engaged in the demonic activity of
negative volition, and his soul has become calloused.
kind of a believer is very dangerous in
the local church.
because he’s under demon influence, and he talks contention. He
has a vocabulary and the concepts that convey
spirituality even though he’s negative.
So he leads the
He hurts others. There’s
a hard quality about him—a heartless quality
about the demon influenced believer who’s calloused in his
soul through negative
volition toward teaching, teacher, or technique.
is usually a very attractive type. He
can even convey a spirit of selfless
devotion in the form of human good which is under the demon control
out of his old sin nature.
These are the
Christians who are the casualties in the angelic warfare, and these
are all around us.
are two type of demon possession that we want to look
at first of all this morning.
number one is active submission.
are taken to detach the soul from the body, to give the
soul to Satan in exchange for some superhuman powers.
are various ways to give your soul to
Satan, including the ultimate of signing it in blood.
who have shared the secrets are those
who have entered into pacts of understanding with the spirit world such
just heard on the tape excerpt.
possession operates on the faculties of the soul, and
they are expressed through the body. In
active submission, it will hit the mind.
What happens to
the self-awareness is blanked out. A
person who is a believer who is under demon influence by active
a believer conscious of what he does, but he focuses on what
he’s doing and on
what he wants, and he focuses on those things apart from any sense of
from any understanding or relationship or acting upon doctrine, on
spirituality, indifferent to its influence upon others or to the plan
He focuses on his
desires when he’s
under demon influence, and nothing else counts.
an unbeliever, he may be conscious, but he’s not aware of the
implications of his actions because his mind, his self-awareness has
over by Satan.
will is also affected in active demon submission. The
soul operates outside of its own
volition, so the person is capable of fantastic atrocities. This
is what happens in the tongues
Here the vocal
cords are taken
over by the ventriloquist-type demons who then are able to speak
believer or through the unbeliever. The
emotions are also struck.
to the emotions under demonic possession and influence of active
The emotions go
ecstatics—tongues, sexual perversion.
The same thing
occurs whether in primitive societies or in civilized
Tongues is an
again of ecstatics of demonic influence.
The conscience is
struck with legalism and with human good values.
we’re talking about here is active submission, a
disembodied spirit condition, so that the soul can be projected from
There are various
ways that the
demonic world has of separating the soul from the body.
of the techniques are:
meditation—into nirvana, to seek to
become one with the mind of the universe; and, the fakers of India who
those fantastic physical feats (who do it because the soul is projected
technique for separating the soul from the body is
through the use of drugs (Since ancient times, drugs have been used to
about demon possession.
LSD produces a
possession, and it can be deliberately done.
The man that we
listened to on tape has quite a testimony on that.
160 times he took LSD trips to get full
demonic possession of his being.
Marijuana is a
big debate, and I will observe in passing that whatever
the facts may be concerning the physical effects of marijuana, it is
bad on the
don’t be a fool to think that marijuana
is alright, it’s not addictive, and all the other things
It is destructive
to the soul as any drug is
because it is a technique for satanic possession.
bodies house our souls.
Our souls are to
be the fortresses of our bodies. Unless
our souls have a flow of doctrine into
them, they cannot be that fortress.
maturity is the key to demon opposition. That’s
why it’s important to know how to grow
up spiritually and how to develop the facets of that structure.
another way to become demon possessed, and that is
You just float
In this category
comes the influence
upon most Christians who just drift into demon influence.
is accomplished, for one thing, through
Behind every idol
Certain kinds of
themselves to passive submission—the whirling dervish type. The
gyrating to a wild beat opposite a
associated with idolatry because it is a step in passively succumbing
The body comes
soul’s control and the demon has control of the soul. When
you dance to an idol, it’s an act of
worship which indicates submission to the demon. It’s
the same with the sex act which is performed
in connection with demon idol worship.
The modern dance,
you can readily see, opens the door to demon influence,
if not possessions.
mesmerism, is another means of coming under demon
Mind over matter,
of coming under demon influence and possession.
specific means to coming under demon possession—demon
one (the first means of coming under demon
possession) is through idolatry. A
person can become demon possessed through idolatry.
worshipers are exposed to this.
When the Hebrew
Bible was translated into
Greek (which is called the Septuagint version), the translators
certain words connoted certain meanings, and the Greek translation
There is in the
Hebrew the word “Elohim”
which is translated in the Greek Septuagint (which generally has the
“LXX”—the Roman numeral for
70—as the symbol for the Septuagint version); there
this word is translated as the Greek as the word
“demonia,” which is the Greek
word for demon.
example, in Psalm 96:5 you get a totally different
impact when you read the word translated in its background meaning. Psalm
96:5 says, “For all the gods of the
nations are idols.
But the Lord made
Now this is the
word here, “idols,”
the meaning of the “idols” is, and that is
So the verse is
saying, “For all the gods
(the idol gods) of the nations are demons.”
associated with every idol. All
the national gods are therefore demon gods. Idol
worship is demon worship.
not such an irrational act.
worship these dumb things of wood
and stone that they made, they’re really worshipping in
reality the god who is
the children of Israel were led out of Egypt, Numbers
33:4 indicates to us that the judgment of the firstborn was also a
upon the gods of Egypt—the idol gods.
They were real. Numbers
says, “For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn which the
Lord had smitten
Upon their gods
Lord also executed judgment.” Behind
of these national gods are demons in reality.
includes the firstborn of animals dying upon judgment of
demons very often possess animals,
and bestiality is expressed through animal possessed by demons.
17:7 speaks about satyrs.
If you know your
mythology, a satyr was a
half-creature—half goat (four-legged or two-legged) and
Images of these
What was it that
was being worshipped?
says, “And they shall no more
offer their sacrifices unto demons after whom they have played the
This shall be a
statute forever unto them throughout
The Hebrew word
there means “the hairy one.” Again,
the Septuagint translation, they put the word
“demons” here. When
you are worshipping a satyr, you are
worshipping a full-blown demon.
portrays these demon satyrs as dancing in the rooms of Babylon (Isaiah
half-man and half-goat.
You pass them off
and you laugh at them.
But if you read
the stories of mythology, what does the satyr stand for?
big factor that is involved in idol
worship and demon possession.
represented unmitigated expression of unrestrained sex in every
1 Corinthians 10:16-21
the gods of mythology are indeed seen to be demon
Idol worship is a
Satan of the Lord’s communion table. If
you’ll turn to 1 Corinthians 10 for a moment, verse 19. 1
Corinthians 10, beginning at verse 19. We
see how Satan has produced a false
begin reading at verse
cup of blessing which we bless,
is it not the communion of the blood of Chris?”
The word cup here
is a symbol of the work of Christ on the cross in His
spiritual death for us.
Inside this cup
were all the sins of the world poured out upon Jesus Christ on the
So the sins of
the world were poured out on
Him, and they became a part of Jesus Christ.
For this reason,
the Father imposed spiritual death upon Him on the
cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion
of the blood of Chris?” Remember
the Old Testament, they had animal sacrifices.
The blood of the
animal was poured out because, instead of the animal,
his life was in the blood.
symbolically to portray that this animal, an unblemished
it as innocent, that this animal was giving his innocent life in behalf
sinner, his life was poured out by the blood being shed.
is an analogy which represents the spiritual of death
on the cross.
It is the
of Jesus Christ on the cross that is the crucial thing.
is not so much his bleeding.
didn’t die by bleeding to death. He
bled a little bit when they put the nails
in His hands and into His feet, but the wounds coagulated and the
stopped, obviously, because He was there for six hours on the cross. When
He was dead, and it usually several
hours if not days for a person by crucifixion to die.
were amazed when they walked up to Jesus
to break His legs in order to spur death that He was already dead. In
order to verify it, the soldier put the
spear into His side, and out came serum and blood.
a person dies, His blood begins turning
into water serum.
Jesus Christ was definitively dead, but His blood was mostly in His
when it speaks about the blood of Christ, as in 1 John
1:9 (washing away our sins, and so on), it is using that Old Testament
of life, innocent life given for guilty life.
That is the point
of the blood.
It is an analogy
of the spiritual death of Christ, comparing it to the
Old Testament animal sacrifices. When
get here to the upper room, the Lord’s Supper is instituted,
and the reference
is to our communion to the blood of Christ, which is represented by the
the wind was not alcoholic
because they used non-alcoholic wine at the Passover, since it was
since fermentation is a process of leaven, and leaven is a symbol of
Therefore as the
bread was free of leaven, so
the wine was.
So there was no
wine used in the Lord’s Supper.)
bread here stands for the person of Jesus Christ, the
The blood stands
spiritual death upon the cross.
16 says, “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the
communion of the
blood of Christ (His spiritual death upon the cross that
and the bread which we break, is it not
the communion of the body of Christ?” This
is the unique God-man that He was, with the emphasis on His humanity. He
had to be a member of the human race in
order to qualify for us.
17 says, “For we being man (believers in the church
age) are one bread (we’re all in union with Jesus Christ),
for we are all
partakers of one bread (united to Christ).
after the flesh:
Are not they who
eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?”
sacrifices here are the Levitical
partook of these
offerings that they offered to God. They
had a part of it that they ate, and thus were identified by that eating
God of that altar.
The Jews had
which anticipated what Christ was to do on the cross.
we have the Lord’s Supper which looks
back to that act.
19 says, “What say I then?” Here’s
That the idol is anything or that which is
offered in sacrifice to idols is anything?”
implication here is, “No.”
That piece of
wood, that piece of stone, that piece of metal that is
made into an idol is nothing.
the line of thought here.
priest ate of the sacrifices of the Levitical offerings, he was
himself with Jehovah God.
He could not
eat of the sacrifices that had been offered to that God and not
himself with that God.
the same token, verse 20 explains the problem with
say that the things
which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God. And
I would not that ye should have
fellowship with demons.
Every time an
idol is worshipped with an offering of some kind, it is being offered
demon behind that idol.
always comes under the influence of that demon.
an unbeliever, it may be full possession.
fellowship with idols is forbidden. The
apostle John says specifically, “Little
children, avoid the idols.
worship the idols.”
Verse 21 says,
cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons.” You
cannot be under God’s influence and under
demons’ influence at the same time. You
cannot be partakers of the Lord’s Table and the table of
Satan’s false counterfeit communion
engaged in demonic
occultism, they’re all out of fellowship with God, and
it’s because they are
worshipping at the demons’ communion table.
what led them into that to begin with.
are various systems for contacting demons, but God
says you are to have nothing to do with it.
will remember, was a major problem for the Jewish people.
brought national destruction to the
you’ll turn for just a moment
to Deuteronomy 32:16, you will understand why God looked upon idolatry
such seriousness that he imposed the death penalty upon anybody who was
involved with idol worship because it was the same as demon worship. Beginning
with verse 16, “They provoked Him
to jealousy with strange gods.” Strange
gods are demons.
provoked Him to anger.” The
here refers to those phallic cults that we looked at last week with the
objects involved in the groves, around the hills, in the worship of the
gods in the process of the phallic cults:
the nude Venus,
the Baal figure sitting atop a furnace into which the
offerings were cast; and, the phallus, the male sex organ for
at the center of the phallic cult worship.
is what he means by abominations. These
are the Jewish people who have been
given a victorious exit out of Egypt from under the control of the
the demonic gods of Egypt, and this is what they turn around and do to
who informed them.
17 says, “They sacrificed unto demons.”
When they came
into Canaan they sacrificed to the idol gods they found
there, including the Baal worship. “…
gods they knew not, to new gods who came up newly to whom their fathers
They were ready
to take up these gods as one
would take up a fad.
18 says, “… of the rock that begot thee, thou art
unmindful and has forgotten God who formed thee.”
led them away from the God that
actually created them.
This is what all
occult participation does.
If you go
fooling with the horoscopes and with the astrology and with the
with the witchcraft and that which has to do with occultism, it will
away from God.
It inevitably has
19 says, “And when the Lord saw it, He abhorred them
because of the provoking of His sons and His daughters.” He
abhorred the conduct of the Exodus
generation and the influence which it had upon their own children.
20 says, “And He said, ‘I will hide my face from
I shall see what
their end shall be for they
are a very perverse generation, children in whom is no
The result was
that God turned from the
Jewish people and sent them into destruction.
Leviticus 20, therefore, verse 27, we have the
declaration as to what is to be done to anybody who participates in
worship or demon contact.
20:27 says, “A man also or a woman who hath a familiar spirit
(that is, demon
possessed), or who is a wizard (a male fortune teller) shall surely be
They shall stone
them with stones
and their blood shall be upon them.” You
will notice that it could be a man or it could be a woman, but it was
worthy of the death penalty.
says “their blood shall be upon them,” it indicates
that there was personal
volition involved in the matter.
personally made this choice, and nobody can come under
demon possession, and no Christian can come under demon influence
your own particular choice.
You have to
very definitely go negative to the Word of God.
You have to go
negative toward the sources of communication of God’s
Word before demon influence can move in or demon possession can take
hold of an
It is viewed by
God as very
dangerous to the spiritual and soulish and physical well-being of the
demon influence can lead a nation
astray, but demon possession will very quickly destroy the nation.
what the United States faces today. As
we go along in this, you will see more and
more the techniques for demon possession are being widely practiced in
The evidences of
possession are fantastically in evidence.
one thing for a nation to be influenced by demons.
is the kiss of death for a nation to be
possessed and indwelt by a demon.
John E. Danish, 1971
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