satan/demons; Continually Attack Believers, Unbelievers

 

Only Jesus can help us overcome them, so we can be Children of God

*so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan

for we are not ignorant of his schemes. 2Co 2:11 NASB+

 

satan, his demons

1. Deceive our body-mind-conscience; cause all to sin, overcome them with Jesus

2. Use unbelievers and believers to deceive all; more deception for us to overcome††

3. Can possess our body/mind/conscience; possession harder to overcome

4. Can possess our soul/spirit/heart; hardest overcome often Narcissist or Demon worshiper

5. Only Holy Spirit guides us to Jesus; only Jesus overcomes all things against us

Solve with: Prayer-Bible-Believersí help-Christian counselors and overcome satan/demons

 

1. satan, his demons deceive our body-mind-conscience; cause all to sin, overcome them with Jesus

 

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powerful spiritual rulers, authorities and powers of evil in this dark world. God created angelic spiritual beings (including angels) in His new universe to serve Him. But satan and all angelic spiritual beings who disobey God, try to become equal with their Creator, become demons; powerful evil spiritual beings who oppose God. God now allows these powerful evil spiritual beings to be rulers over the 1st heaven over earth and the world; to test us, to see if we really love and obey our God above all things. See A. 2a. Ė 3.

*For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph 6:12 NIV+

*For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesóall things have been created through Him and for Him. Col 1:16-17 NASB+ 

 

satan was a very powerful holy angelic being, a cherub, was the first angelic being to disobey God, and brought sin into the universe God had just created.God instantly cast satan down to earth, and the 1st heaven over earth; as well as any other angelic beings who like satan disobey God and become evil demons.

*And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Lk 10:17-29 ESV+

*You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Eze 28:14-15 NIV+

Cherubim guided Godís moveable Throne, fiery stones were used to build Godís Temple in Heaven on His Holy Mountain there.

 

satan/devil are the same evil spiritual being, are also referred to as the dragon, the serpent and other names in the Bible.

*And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; Rev 20:2 NASB+

 

satan, along with all the other angelic beings who reject God and become evil demons under satanís authority; are our greatest enemies. For God will never forgive any angelic beings who disobey Him and sin because of their close proximity to Him; for they knew who God was, yet rejected Him, because they wanted to be equal with Him. Some God used to test us, the worst were sent to Tartarus in the Abyss to be kept until they are judged, then cast into the Lake of Fire, Hell.

*And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole worldó he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Rev 12:9 ESV+

*For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell [Greek Tartarus] and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; 2Pe 2:4 ESV+

 

We know demons are angels gone bad, for the Holy Spirit creates all spiritual beings, and since God is Holy, He can only create holy spiritual beings; He cannot create anything which is not holy. God gave spiritual beings and physical beings a free will so they had the choice to love and obey Him or reject Him; and when they rejected Him they brought sin into Godís new universe which was holy. *That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Jn 3:6 NKJV+

*For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. Ps 5:4 NKJV+

 

satan and his demons only desire is to pull us away from Jesus, so they can become our god and make us their slaves. Their goal is to possess our body-mind-conscience; but even better our soul-spirit-heart.

*We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 1Jn 5:19 NIV+

*And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 1Jn 5:20 NKJV+

 

Our Heavenly Father uses satan/demons to test us to see if we love our God above all things and obey His commands; to see whether we really have become His children. To strengthen our faith as we continually learn by trusting in Jesus we can overcome any and all these evil spirits, anything they throw against us by the atoning grace of our Savior upon the cross.

*Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 1Pe 5:8-9 NIV+

*And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Col 2:15 NIV+

 

Some Specific Commands our God wants us to obey; though we all fall short and sin. Yet Jesus will forgive all who love him above all things, believe in Him, and strive to follow the commands our great God has given us.

 

Since satan/demons cannot be saved, they will do everything in their power to deceive us from loving Jesus, following our Godís commands and becoming children of God. satan is very crafty, extremely intelligent, and extremely powerful; we should never underestimate him. satan easily deceived Eve the first woman, who had walked and visited with God in the Garden of Eden. Eve trusted God, had never disobeyed Him, and knew what He had commanded them to do.Yet was very easily deceived by satan into disobeying God.

*Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Gen 3:13 NASB+

*But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 2Co 11:3 NASB+

 

Then satan used Eve to help him entice Adam into sinning against God by disobeying Him; and God cursed Adam with physical death for his body, mind, conscience, and they will once more will return to the dust from which Adam was created. Though Adamís spiritual being created by the Holy Spirit is eternal.satan uses others to deceive us see 2. below

 *And to Adam he said, ďBecause you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ĎYou shall not eat of it,í cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. Gen 3:17-18 NKJV+

*In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return." Gen 3:19 NKJV+

 

And because of the curse of Adamís original sin is inherited in the genes carried in all menís seed; death spread to all peopleís body-mind-conscience. All people are conceived in sin when we are reproduced in our motherís womb by our fatherís seed; though our spiritual being, soul-spirit-heart is created by the Holy Spirit holy and eternal.

*Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. Ps 51:5 NKJV+

*Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinnedóRo 5:12 NKJV+

 

All this happened by satan craftiness when he caused a chain reaction which spread physical death with the possibility of spiritual death in Hell to all people. satan merely deceived Eve into disobeying God, by merely eating a delicious fruit which God told her not to eat. Eve helped satan to entice Adam to commit the first original sin in which he knew he was sinning, yet committed the sin.

 

But God had a plan to save all those who would love and obey Him; He would have them physically die because our physical body is sinful, yet God would save the eternal spiritual being of all who would love Him above all else, obey His commands and believe in Jesus atoning grace on the cross for their sins. Then take believers spiritual beings to Heaven until Jesus will return and we will get eternal glorified spiritual beings; come into godís New Heaven and Earth. While allowing satan, his demons to continually test us to see who really are His children; those who love and obey Him above all things.

*He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1Jn 3:8 NKJV+

 

Our Heavenly Father sent his Son to become Jesus, a physical human man, yet still the Son of God to have his human physical being (body, mind, conscious) physically die on the cross to atone for the sins of all those who will love Him, have faith in Him as our Savior, and follow His Fatherís commands. This makes believersí spiritual being (soul-spirit-heart) holy and pure so the Holy Spirit can come into them; and our spiritual being can come into the Kingdom of God while we live here on earth, then go to Heaven when we physically die; to await Jesus return to gives us an eternal glorified body.

*For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Eph 2:8-9 NKJV+

*For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Ro 14:17 ESV+

 

Yet unbelievers sins are not forgiven, for their minds and consciences have been deceived by satan/demons so they are corrupt, will reject Jesus; nothing about them is pure or holy. Unbelieversí minds control their spiritual beings and their soul-spirit-heart likewise become sinful, evil and come into the dark evil spiritual world satan is prince (ruler) over, until they physically die. Then their spiritual being is cast to Hades until the White Throne Judgment; when they are reunited with their resurrected evil physical body and cast into the Hell, the Lake of Fire. See J. 82 Ė K.

*And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.Eph 2:1-3 NASB+

"And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. Matt 11:23 NASB+

 

Today satan/demons are stepping up their attack on all people, first against our physical body-mind-soul; then they use our body-mind-soul to attack our eternal spiritual being, our soul-spirit-heart.

*The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1Ti 4:1 NIV+

*I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. Gal 5:16-17 NKJV+

 

satanís and his demons arsenal to seduce us into disobeying our God is powerful, contains all the different individual weaknesses each one of us has. satan/demons use all the physical and mental addictions which can be very hard to control, extremely hard to overcome; can be anything we make more important than our God, including sexual immorality, alcoholism, greed, gambling. Even lying can be an addiction which will keep many from coming into Godís Kingdom in Heaven and can condemn us to the second death; Hell, the lake of Fire.Commands our God given to obey

 

Jesus tells us:

*But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev 21:8 NKJV+

 

Paul tells us:

*Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal 5:19-21 ESV+

*Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexualitynor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Co 6:9-10 ESV+

 

The only way we can overcome the many weapons satan/demons can use against us in this sinful disoriented world which they are now starting to control. Is to let the Spirit lead us, allow Him to control our minds, so He can live within our hearts and make us children of God.

*The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; Ro 8:6 NIV+

*For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Ro 8:13-14 NKJV+

 

Then when we overcome satan/demons we must be prepared to continue to battle against them or they will return with more demons to try to completely take over us once again; often using a physical or spiritual addiction to try to regain control our flesh with (body-mind-conscience). Then if they can control our physical flesh, they will use our flesh try and control our spiritual being (soul-spirit-heart); then they will try to completely possess our physical flesh. So they can win their grand prize, possession of our eternal spiritual being (soul-spirit-heart) and make us their slave forever; both on earth, then in Hades, and then eternally in Hell.See 4. below

*ďWhen the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ĎI will return to my house from which I came.í And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.Ē Matt 12:43-45 ESV+

 

We must be aware of our greatest enemy, satan and his demons; and then overcome them with prayer, reading and studying the Bible on our own and with fellow believers. Then strive to live our lives as Jesus would have us live them, use the help of our brothers and sisters in Christ, and true believers who are Christian counselors to overcome them.

"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven." Lk 10:17-29 ESV+ serpent satan; scorpions demons

 

We all are different, will all have different battles, different situations to keep Jesus first in our lives; to love him above all things, striving to obey our Godís commands and our neighbors as ourselves; for we will all fall short and sin. But believers remain Godís children when we are sorry for our sins, and by our faith in Jesus as our Savior our sins are totally forgiven. But we must be aware of who satan/demons are, and continually fight to overcome his deceptions; for these evil spirits will continually try to deceive us and watch for every chance they have to do it.

*Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 1Pe 5:8-9 NIV+

 

Jesus used Bible verses to keep from being tempted by satan, and we should likewise learn, know verses so satan/demons cannot deceive us. satan tried to tempt Jesus into obeying him after Jesus had had fasted for 40 days. Satan tried to use the human hunger and pride (for both Jesus and satan knew Jesus was the Son of God) Jesus would have to overcome to not obey any command of satanís. And Jesus rebuked satan by simply using a verse from Deuteronomy, that we do not live on bread alone, but more importantly every word which comes out of Godís mouth which is in the Bible. One of the best way for us to avoid satanís temptations is to quote verses from the Bible which refute them.

*Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'[Duet 8:3] " Matt 4:1-4 NIV+

 

The greatest command from our God is to love Him above all things, the second is to love our neighbor as ourselves.

*"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." Matt 22:36-40 NKJV+

 

All who love Jesus above all things, will also obey the commands of Jesus, which are from His Father; and Paulís words.

*"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. Jn 14:15 NASB

*Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you standby which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 1Co 15:1-2 NASB+

 

Jesus commands were the commands of His Father in Heaven; this includes our Fatherís moral commands in the Old Covenant which were not part of the ceremonial laws, which Jesus replaced in the New Covenant.

*He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me. Jn 14:23-24 NKJV+

*Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev 14:12 ASV

 

While the ability of loving our God above all things is our goal in life, fear of God begins our knowledge about Him; when we respect Him so we do His will, obey His commands because we love Him. For even those who knew Jesus, even prophesied about Him, cast out demons and other mighty works are not saved; if they do not do the will of our Heavenly Father, obey His commands.

*ďNot everyone who says to me, ĎLord, Lordwill enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ĎLord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?í And then will I declare to them, ĎI never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessnessMatt 7:21-23 ESV+

 

We should merely do what Jesus did to overcome satanís temptations which would cause to sin if He obeyed them. Jesus simply used another Bible verse to put the correct context on satanís false accusation; and was not deceived. We should likewise continually read and study the complete context of the entire Bible to keep satan/demons from deceiving us with the evil thoughts in our human minds; from any who satan/demons will use to spread their lies to deceive us.

*Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you,' and, 'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.' "[Ps 91:11] Jesus said to him, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.' " [Dueteronomy 6:16] Matt 4:5-7 NKJV+

*All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2Ti 3:16-17 ESV+

 

 

This is not as simple as it sounds, but can be very hard; for we are imperfect, will lose many battles and sin. Yet we will win the war against satin/demons when we bring our defeats to Jesus and He forgives us and strengthens us with every battle we fight. It is also very hard to tell others around us in a loving but fervent manner that we love and follow Jesus, strive to avoid doing anything that Jesus would not have us do. Yet we must stand up for Jesus, for our God will always stand up and help us through all of our troubles.

*"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. Matt 10:32-33 NKJV+

*Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Heb 13:5 NIV+

 

2. satan, his demons use others, unbelievers and believers to deceive all; more deception for us to overcome††††

 

Any who try to use their own human minds, reason, and sensuality can be deceived by satan/demons; and become hypocritical liars whose minds and consciences are controlled by these evil spirits. These unbelievers will spread false teaching and lies about our God; because of their ignorance, or not using the whole context of the Bible; others because of their pride, their vanity for power, or as means to justify the sinful pleasures and lifestyles they desire to continue which are not God pleasing.  

*But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction2Pe 2:1 ESV+

*And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2Pe 2:2-3 ESV+

 

The Holy Spirit also warns us that some will even abandon their faith and follow satan and his demons, especially in the latter times which we are now part of. These evil spirits will control many who were believers, even congregational leaders, pastors, elders and teachers but were later deceived by satan/demons; along with those who think they are believers but have never surrender their will to Him as their Lord. As well as unbelievers who have rejected Jesus, and those who have not heard about Him, or are just learning about our Savior. All these are on the outside merely looking in at the children of God.

*The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1Ti 4:2 NIV+

*Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 1Ti 4:2 NIV+

 

This includes all unbelievers, even those who are false congregational leaders, teachers, prophets; all those who are now the internet or social media, who do not use the Bible or agree with the liberal socialists who are promoting government over God, abortion for all, and sexual immorality. They promise freedom for all who listen to them, even freedom from Godís commands in the Bible; yet they are just the slaves of satan, his demons, promoting their evil agenda against Jesus, enticing unsteady souls to be part of them.

*They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with youThey have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! 2Pe 2:13-14 ESV+

 

*For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in errorThey promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 2Pe 2:18-19 ESV+

 

This includes all believers, for although our spiritual being will remain holy when we let the Holy Spirit into our hearts and our guided by Him; our physical mind, body, and conscience was conceived in sin. We all inherited Adamís original sin and our physical being (mind-body-conscience) will never be physically perfectly sinless or holy; can never come into the kingdom of God. And satan/demons will use our sinful actions to deceive others to sin, just like satan used Eve to seduce Adam in the beginning (1. 8th paragraph).

*If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness

*I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1Co 15:50 ESV+

 

Yet when we sincerely ask Jesus to forgive our sins, and ask any we have sinned against to forgive us as we will forgive them; Jesus will forgive our sins. We will then try to stop committing them to keep satan/demons from controlling us, giving them help in controlling others; including the following:

 

By the sexual immorality of this world satan/demons have enticed to accept into our lives; from social media, movies, streaming, advertising, to what our families and friends and families now bring into our lives. The greed which satan/demons entrap us with in our work, envy, and desire to be equal with everyone else, as a model of who and what is important in our daily lives. And by using obscene and crude language with sexual or swearing words which defame our God.

*But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. Eph 5:3-4 NIV+

 

By following the evil political correctness satan/demons have now instituted in the minds and hearts of this liberal evil world. The intimidation of social media, government, social media, schools and direct laws which require us to be part of evil satanic/demonic sinful acts; including abortion, homosexuality, LGBTQ2 (Lesbian, Gay [homosexual], Bisexual, Transgender, Queer [umbrella term for anything different], 2 Spirited and now the Woke theory that there are different races with some being evil. Anything but the one race heterosexual man and woman God created us to be. A. 6.

*No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? 1Co 10:20-22 ESV+

 

By our actions we will show others that we truly love God above all things, obey the gospel of Christ; by prayer, by giving to others so they want to be a child of God like we are and will glorify our God.

*Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2Co 9:13-15 NASB+

 

By having Jesus, the light within our hearts show our Saviorís love for all as we help others; so they will glorify our Father in Heaven.

*You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hiddenNor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt 5:14-16 NKJV+

 

Understanding that being deceived by satan/demons will happen to all of us. Peter who was a leader among the disciples being taught by Jesus, and did not believe he would ever deny Jesus; even when Jesus told Peter that he would deny Him 3 times before a rooster would crow. Yet Peter was easily deceived by satan and denied He knew Jesus 3 times on Good Friday. See The Great Question Epilogue of Peter.

*Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."Matt 16:23 NIV+

*After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, "Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away." Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed. Matt 26:73-74 NIV+

*The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, "Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly. Lk 22:61-62 NASB+

 

But on Resurrection Day (Easter) when Peter received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, then continued to be guided by Him, the Holy Spirit gave Peter the love, the faith to stand up for Jesus; even die for his Savior. Later on in his life Peter was willing to have his hands stretched out on a cross and suffer the brutal death of crucifixion just as Jesus had. The Holy Spirit will also give all who accept the Holy Spirit into our hearts, and continue to let Him guide us the love and faith to die for our Savior; rather than deny Him.

*The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep. Jn 21:17 NIV+

*"Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go." Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me!" Jn 21:18-19 NASB+

 

satan/demons

3. Can possess oneís body-mind-conscience; satan/demons easily deceive us, very hard to overcome

 

satan/demons were even able to possess the mind-body-conscience of one of Jesus very own disciples Judas Iscariot through his greed and love of money. They enticed Judas into betraying Jesus into the custody of Chief Priests of Godís Temple in Jerusalem for 30 pieces of silver.

*Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he promised and sought opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the multitude. Lk 22:3-6 NKJV+

 

satan possessing Judas to betray Jesus was prophesized in Genesis, in Psalms. Jesus knew satan would bruise His heel when He would be crucified; yet Jesus would bruise satanís head after He was resurrected, given glorified body, and would come from Heaven destroy satan by casting him into Hell, the lake of Fire. I. 81.

*And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel." Gen 3:15 NASB+

*"I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture: 'He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me.' Jn 13:18 NIV+

 *Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against meBut You, O Lord, be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them Ps 41:9-10 NASB+

 

satan first deceived Judas by putting thoughts of what money could do for Judas in his mind-body-conscience, then Judasís greed allowed satan to control his mind-body-conscience. And Judas began stealing the money he was in charge of which was given to the disciples to live on, and help the poor with. The same way satan/demons will try to possess our minds, with a small deception which keeps weakening our mind-body-conscience until the evil spirits can possess it for more devious acts.

*But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, ďWhy was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?Ē He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Jn 12:4-6 ESV+

 

Once satan possesses oneís mind- conscience, he then tries to control, then possess their soul-spirit-heart also; so he can do more even more devious evil things through them. Then by controlling though not yet completely possessing Judasís soul-spirit-heart; satan was able to convince Judas go out and betray Jesus for 30 coins of silver to the Chief Priests of Godís Temple in Jerusalem.The Chief Priests would then falsely arrest Jesus, judge Him, and pressure the Roman Governor of Judea into crucifying our Savior.

*During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, Jn 13:2 NASB+

*Jesus 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 Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, "What you do, do quickly." Jn 13:26-27 NKJV+

 

Yet satan did not completely possess Judas soul-spirit-heart; for when Judas saw that Jesus was condemned to die, Judas knew he had sinned, tried to atone for his sin by giving the 30 coins of silver back to the chief priests.

*Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, ďI have sinned by betraying innocent blood.Ē Matt 27:3-4 ESV+

 

When the Chief Priests would not take this blood money back, Judas just threw it down in the Temple. If Judas would have only believed and trusted in Jesus, asked for His forgiveness, our Savior would have forgiven him. Instead Judas allowed satan to continue to control his mind-body-conscience; and killed himself. His physical being (body-mind-conscience) went back to the dust of the earth, his spiritual being (soul-spirit-heart) was cast into Hades.

*They said, ďWhat is that to us? See to it yourself.Ē And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. Matt 27:3-5 ESV+

*While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. Jn 17:12 NKJV+

 

We all have different weaknesses, a human will which can keep us from always loving our God above all things, obeying His commands. satan/demons will try to use these weaknesses to deceive us, possess our bodies-minds-consciences; then our soul-spirit-hearts. Yet if we overcome these weaknesses because of our love for Jesus, our faith becomes stronger and stronger, and our resistance against satan/demons becomes stronger and stronger. While knowing we will always sin; we also know when we are sorry for them, strive to do them no more, by our faith in Jesus they are forgiven.

*Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 1Pe 5:8-9 NIV+

*To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Titus 1:15-16 NIV+

 

We must respect the power of satan/devil, of his demons; on our own we are unable to overcome them; only with the help of Jesus can we defeat satan/demons. We should never get in a mental argument with them, or try to remove them from our minds without the help of Jesus. For even the archangel Michael, the most powerful angel, did not try to argue bring a reviling accusation against satan, but just used the Lordís name to rebuke him, to defeat him when he tried to take Mosesí dead body. We also should just use the name of Jesus to rebuke satan/demons when they try to seduce us with their devious lies.

*Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" Jude 1:9 NKJV+

 

Nor is our ultimate goal just defeating satan/demons, but loving our Savior and doing His will; and Jesus will protect us so we become or remain children of God, and our names are recorded in the Book of life in Heaven.

*The seventy [or 72] returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven." Lk 10:17-29 ESV+

*Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Ja 4:7-8 NKJV+

 

satan/demons

4. Can possess narcissists-demon worshippers soul-spirit-heart; hardest overcome

See Heart 1a.

 

satan/demons can not only completely possess a humanís physical being (body-mind-conscience); but when they possess oneís physical (body-mind-conscience), these evil spirits can then seduce, control and possess their spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart). When satan/demons possess oneís mind-body-conscience they no longer have the capacity to think; when satan/demons possess oneís soul-spirit-heart they no longer have the ability to judge what is right or wrong. Only what the evil spirits want them to think or feel, and they become the slaves of satan/demons.

 

satan/demons use the sinful addictions Jesus and Paul warn us about below to control our thoughts and actins so they can accomplish their goal of possessing our bodies-minds-consciences; and then worst of all, live within our soul-spirit-heart when they possess them also. There is nothing new in this world, just the same deceptions used by satan/demons which cause us to commit the same sins over and over; so we become used to doing them and accept them in our lives with less remorse, and show little concern in trying to overcome them.

*That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sunIs there anything of which one might say, "See this, it is new"? Already it has existed for ages Which were before us. Eccl 1:9-10 NASB+

 

 

We still have the same evil desires, problems, and addictions satan/demons used to deceive people to sin against our God with from the beginning of the world; though they have been packaged in different ways in different generations. The sins which keep us from loving our God above all things, from obeying our Godís commands, and not loving our neighbors as ourselves; the sins which can cause us to use Godís name in vain, cause us to hate, be angry even to the point of murder. The sins of killing babies by aborting them in the womb, the sins of greed, stealing, pride, envy, coveting, slander, drunkenness, drugs for pleasure, witchcraft. And the many sins of sexual immorality; including adultery, sexual lusting after others, homosexuality, LGBTQ and human/animal sex are just a partial list of the many other sins God does not want us to do.

See Some Specific Commands Let the Holy Spirit guide us through the Bible and get help with a Bible class that uses the Bible first.

 

Jesus tells us:

*But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev 21:8 NKJV+

*Sorcerers; Greek word Pharmakos from the root of the word Pharmakon which means drug; where we get our English word pharmacy from. A person who poisons others with drugs like drug dealers on the street now do.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† NASB Greek-Hebrew Dictionary Greek NASB Number: 5333 Transliterated Word: pharmakos Root: from phuraŰ pharmakon (a drug); Definition: a poisoner, sorcerer, magician:

Sorcerer also means any who do magic by the power of satan/demons; like those who matched Moses signs from God in Pharaohís court see Ex 7:11 + 22.

Transliterated Word: kashaph (506c) Root: denom. vb. from 3785; óNASB Greek-Hebrew Dictionary Definition: to practice sorcery

 

Paul tells us

*Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensualityidolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal 5:19-21 ESV+

 

*Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexualitynor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Co 6:9-10 ESV+

 

Narcissists is a psychological term when satan/demons control oneís soul-spirit-heart and they need believers trained to deal with this problem; both to spiritually bring them back to Jesus and physically to lead a God pleasing life. We should pray for them, help support them in their battle against satan/demons; but realize we are unprepared to deal with them on our own and avoid them lest we get hurt by those who satan/demons possess, or fall prey to satan/demons powerful evil deceptions which we are not prepared for.

 

We must be very careful when dealing with narcissists or demon worshippers, although we should always offer our prayers for them. But these individuals can be very powerful physically and verbally, can overcome us or lead us astray; need an experienced believer often with the help of a Christian psychiatrist, psychologist or counselor to heal them.

*God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went outAc 19:11 NASB+

*But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches. Ac 19:12-13 NASB+

*And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Ac 19:15-16 NKJV+

 

Narcissists will become more prevalent in the last days we are now in; will have these satanic/demonic possessed traits.

*But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving goodtreacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Godhaving the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2Ti 3:1-5 ESV+

 

Narcissists can also be spiritually deprived.

*For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Ro 1:18-21 ESV+

 

*For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against natureLikewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; Ro 1:26-28 NKJV+

 

*They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Ro 1:29-31 NIV+

 

*Though they know Godís decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Ro 1:32 ESV+

 

demon worshippers are becoming more prevalent all around the world

*No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. 1Co 10:20 NASB+

 

*But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. 2Pe 2:12 ESV+

 

We all must be wary about becoming a Narcissist or satan/demon worshipper; for even Solomon the wisest man who ever lived became a Narcissist and satan/demon worshipper towards the end of his reign as King of Israel. satan/demons seduced Solomon into building idols for His foreign wives who then sacrificed their young babies and children to these false gods. This was an abomination to God, caused Judah to sin.

*Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable idol of Moab, on the mountain which is east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable idol of the sons of AmmonThus also he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods. 1Ki 11:7-8 NASB+

*"They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. Jer 32:35 NASB+

 

Notice abomination above: Jesus said those doing abominable acts will be cast into the Lake of Fire, Hell; unless forgiven by Jesus

*But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev 21:8 NKJV+

 

Today narcissists, demon worshippers will initiate, encourage, support others in abortion; the killing of babies in their motherís womb. They will claim to be Christian which is a lie; for they are murdering their very own children, who God wants as His children.††

 

Be careful of satan/demons for they can deceive us into pushing the Holy Spirit out of our hearts with blatant sins against our God; and then possessing our soul-spirit-heart. Like Ananias and his wife Sapphira did when satan/demons filled their hearts with greed, so they lied to the Holy Spirit who lived in their hearts, and kept some of the money they had promised to give the disciples. This deed so insulted the Holy Spirit that our Heavenly Father took their physical lives; even worse their spiritual beings were thrown into Hades awaiting Hell (Intro (7) Ė J. 93-94) for their actions.

*But Peter said, ďAnanias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? Ac 5:3 ESV+

*While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to GodWhen Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. Ac 5:4-5 ESV+

*Then Peter said to her, "How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out." Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. Ac 5:9-10 NKJV+

 

If we grieve the Holy Spirit we can commit the one unforgiveable sin, blaspheming the Holy Spirit; yet if you still love Jesus above all things and strive to obey the commands of our God; you have not committed it.

*Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Eph 4:29-30 ESV+

*And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Matt 12:30-32 NIV+

 

The narcissists and demon worshippers whose soul-spirit-heart have been possessed by satan/demons have the hardest battle to give up their human will and accept the Spirit into their hearts; before the Holy Spirit gives up on them and they are lost forever.

*I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven themBut whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." He said this because they were saying, "He has an evil spirit." Mk 3:28-30 NIV+ T

*But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them. Isa 63:8-10 NKJV+

*How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? Heb 10:29 ESV+

 

We must accept the Holy Spirit into our hearts, let him guide us through the complete context of the Bible, and not despise the words and truths in them. Test all things, and abstain from every form of evil.††††††

*Do not quench the SpiritDo not despise propheciesTest all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 1Thess 5:19-22 NKJV+

 

satan/demons power will come to a climax, be the most powerful in the end times when the beast/antichrist/man of sin comes to reign over the world for 3Ĺ years. A demon will come from the abyss andpossess a evil physical man who will then be called the beast/antichrist/man of sin; and God will give this demon possessed man the power too completely reign over this physical world for the last years of the world as we know it. Then the beast/antichrist/man of sin will be defeated by Jesus and cast into the lake of Fire, when Jesus comes in power to rule His over His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth.

All who are deceived and worship this demon possessed man will drink the wrath of God and be thrown into the Lake of Fire, Hell at the White Throne Judgment. Only those who keep the commandments of God and have their faith in Jesus will have their names in the Book of life and be taken into Godís New Heaven and Earth in glorified bodies.††

*"The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come. Rev 17:8 NASB+ See also verses under G.

*Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. "And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. Rev 14:9-12 NASB+

 

Now in End Times; until Jesus returns for us Order - Diagram - Diagram with Verses under them

 

Given glorified bodies: till Godís New Heaven/Earth Order - Diagram - Diagram with Verses under them

 

We must realize that the only way we can fight off satan/demons is by our love for Jesus and our faith in Him. For only our faith in our God will allow us to rebuke satan/demons in Jesus name so they cannot deceive us, control or possess either our physical being (body-mind-conscience) or our spiritual being (soul-spirit-heart). The greater our faith, the greater power we will have; the more we put Jesus in our lives, doing His work, the stronger our faith will be.

*And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matt 17:18-20 NKJV+

 

We must not let sin reign over our mortal physical being (body-mind-conscience), so that we are continually tempted by the lusts satan/demons will tempted us with, less we give in to them. But let Jesus be in our thoughts and live as He would have us live; and Jesus will rescue us from all the trials we will face in this sin filled world.

*Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. Ro 6:12 NKJV+

*But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. Ro 13:14 ESV+

*Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 2Pe 2:9-10 ESV+

 

5. Only Holy Spirit guides us to Jesus; only Jesus overcomes all things against us

 

We must put on the full armor of God to persevere against satan schemes for he is the powerful prince over the 1st heaven over earth (A. 5b.), and the world. By living in the truth, righteousness, of the gospel of Christís grace; continually reading and studying the Word of God to strengthen our faith. To always pray to our great God for help with all of our problems, the problems of all believers, and all unbelievers that they may find Jesus.

*And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sinsin which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, Eph 2:1-2 NKJV+

*Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. Eph 6:11 NIV+

 

Though satan is the prince over 1st heaven, prince over the world, he is just a prince; for God will always be the ruler over all things, including this universe He created, and everything in it.

*in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Eph 2:2 NASB+

 

God made satan/devil the prince or ruler over all the kingdoms in this world yet Jesus was not deceived by satan, and worldly power was not what He came into this world for; but to atone for our sins by giving His life on the cross for our sins. And after Jesus human physical body arose from the dead after redeeming us from our sins; He could make our spiritual being holy. We could become spiritually one with Jesus and He could now take it up to Heaven to be with Him; as our Savior sits on our Heavenly Fatherís Throne.

*And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, "I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Lk 4:5-6 NASB+

*Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myselfJn 12:31-32 ESV+

*even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Eph 2:5-6 NASB+

 

We must also realize it is very hard for one who has been controlled by satan/demons, even harder of one has been possessed by demons to overcome them. For even if satan/demon(s) are removed from their minds and hearts, these evil spirits often return with 7 more demons with them. This is especially true of all the sinful evil addictions satan/demons use to possess oneís mind and spirit with. After one is healed they must continue with trained counselors who have believers for years; having these believers help them when they are under stress of any kind, always praying for them. satan/demons will always be knocking at of believersí minds and hearts, trying to enter back into them with their friends.

*ďWhen the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds noneThen it says, ĎI will return to my house from which I cameAnd when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.Ē Matt 12:43-45 ESV+

 

satan/demons use the internet, social media, movies, shows which blaspheme God, and sensualize drinking, illegal drugs, and sexual immorality. satan/demons use the adrenalin rush from gambling, evil adventures, even jobs which are not God pleasing, along with the sinful greed, power, pride, which we are born with; to ridicule the commands our God would have us obey. For unbelievers think this world would be to dull to live in if one followed Godís commands.

 

This applies to believers also, for if we willfully continue to sin, there is no forgiveness for sin, for we have blasphemed the work the Holy Spirit wants to do in our hearts. And without the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we are not children of God, are not sanctified by the blood Jesus shed on the cross, and not children of God; but children of satan.

*If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Heb 10:26-27 NIV+

 *I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." Mk 3:28-29 NIV+

 

For it is impossible for those who have been enlightened by the Holy Spirit and sanctified by Him, and then fall away from the precious gift of salvation they have been given; to be brought back to repentance for their sins. For they are once again crucifying the Son of God by subjecting Him to public disgrace; for they put no special value on the blood Jesus shed on the cross to redeem us from our sins. They are insulting, blaspheming the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, which is an unforgiveable sin.

*to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles with the priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Ro 15:16 NIV+

*It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. Heb 6:4-6 NIV+

*Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? Heb 10:28-29

 

Knowing our Lord will judge the hearts of all people, and it is a terrifying thing for all who have insulted the Holy Spirit to fall into the hands of out God.

*For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge His people." It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb 10:30 NASB+

 

Yet all things are possible with God to any who will love Him above all things, have faith in Him and obey His commands. What is impossible for all human beings to do, God alone can and does do to make us His children.

*Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes." Mk 9:23 NKJV+

*It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, "Who then can be saved?" But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible." Mk 10:25-27 NKJV+

 

Before God made the universe, everything in it, knew who would love Him; knew satan/demons and all the unfaithful, unbelievers who would follow them would oppose Him. God all the evil ones help Him test the faithful, believers to show us the great love and mercy He has for us to make us His children; to show the glory of His mercy to all who became His children. God is the Potter we are the clay, He will have mercy on those who will love Him.

*Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?" Ro 9:18-19 NIV+

*Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonorWhat if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, Ro 9:21-23 NKJV+

 

Pray for all people, even our enemies; that our Heavenly Father would fill their spiritual being (soul/spirit/heart) to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, so He can bring them back to Jesus atoning grace, and they can be children of God.

*"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute youthat you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. Matt 5:43-45 NKJV+

 

We must also ask the Lord to help us from hating those who do acts against God which will harm us; and just hate the sinful deeds they are doing which we never want any part of; while praying for them that they may find Jesus . And let God judge the ungodly, for the hateful and slanderous deeds they have done against their God, against us.

*Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1Jn 3:15 NKJV+

*to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage. Jude 1:15-16 NASB+

 

We should not try to personally bring unbelievers to Jesus if it puts us in jeopardy of losing our faith; especially when dealing with narcissists and demon worshippers who need trained believers to help them. For unbelievers also have the power of satan/demons within them, which can overcome us also in a weak moment. But never stop praying for them that they will give up their will, accept the Holy Spirit into their hearts and become children of God.

*Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 2Co 6:14 ESV+

*"Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you." "I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty." 2Co 6:17-18 NIV+

 

Do not be bound to a marriage if it will pull you away from God; for loving, believing in God above and obeying His commands alone will make you a child of God; there is nothing more important than this. See Some Specific Commands 29.

*But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 1Co 7:12-13 NKJV+

*But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? 1Co 7:15-16 NKJV+

 

Paul confirms this:

*I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. Ro 16:17 ESV+

*Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. 2Thess 3:6 ESV+

 

We should have nothing to do with those who stir up divisions among believers; avoid narcissists, devil worshippers who can pull believers away from God.

*As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned. Titus 3:10-11 ESV+

*For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 2Ti 3:2-5 NASB+ A Narcissist

 

For it would have been better if they would have never known about Jesus, then to have known and then left Him; and returned to our old ways. Like a dog returns to its vomit, a sow to return to its mud hole; and then have to face Godís Judgment which will be hardest on those who knew Jesus, then rejected Him.

*If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 2Pe 2:20-21 NIV+

*What the true proverb says has happened to them: ďThe dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire2Pe 2:22 ESV+

*"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. Lk 12:47-48 NASB+

 

When we stay with Jesus and we can conquer anything that satan/demons or anything else in this world can throw at us. For no there is no power nor anything else in this created universe which can separate us from the love of our God that is in our Christ Jesus our Lord.

*No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro 8:37-39 NIV

 

Knowing if we let the Holy Spirit remain in our hearts, and guide us; He will give us an eternal glorified spiritual body.And we will forever in our Godís New Heaven and Earth; together with our Heavenly Father, Jesus our brother, the Holy Spirit, and all believers from the beginning to the end of this world. See K.

*However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Ro 8:9 NASB+

*If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Ro 8:10-11 NASB+

 

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