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SATAN, DEMONS AND UNCLEAN SPIRITS
Aug. 14, 1992
 We need to understand the difference between the devil, demons and unclean spirits. Before the study let us understand that:
 1. Satan, the devil is the fallen archangel that fell, he was the closest to God. (Ezek 28:14 KJV) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
2.  Demons are the one third of the angels that fell with him.
3. Unclean spirits are the influence or manifestations of the devil and demons.

I. Satan has many names.
            A. He is the devil.
Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
            B. He is the accuser of the brethren.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. .
                1. He never quits.
            C.  He is a devourer.
1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: .
            D. He is what Jesus said he was in: (John 10:10 KJV) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…
            E. He is the father of all liars, he is a murder and not truth in him.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. .

II. The great thing always to remember is we are free.
(John 8:32 KJV) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
(John 8:36 KJV) If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: .
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

III. The reason many do not believe is found in:
2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. .
   A. What happens when a person comes to Christ?
        1. Demons leave. Sometimes they are cast out but mostly they leave at conversation without notice.
        2. When we force them out with great effort they come back.
Matt 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
 
IV. Jesus cast out unclean spirits:
Mark 1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
Mark 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
Luke 9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. .
 
V. Jesus gave us power over the devil and his spirits.
Matt 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
 
VI. The devil recognizes the power of Jesus.
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. .
 
VII. One of the characteristics of unclean spirits is sickness, not everything, it is usually something that is growing like cancer.
A. A Christian can be sick from an unclean spirit but not possessed by a demon.
Mark 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; .
Luke 6:18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
 
VIII. Some healed, some cast out.
Acts 5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. .
Acts 8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

IX. Here it is to a person. The difference between effect and principle.
Ps 106:37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons. (NIV)
Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, (NIV)
    A. This is a verse that shows the differences between demons and unclean spirits.
1 Tim 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. NIV)
James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-- and shudder.
Rev 18:2 With a mighty voice he shouted: "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.(NIV)

X. Christians cannot be possessed. They can be oppressed, obsessed by spirits. These attacks come from with out.
1 Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Cor 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1 Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? .
2 Cor 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. .
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. .
Rom 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? .
    A. You say some Christians say they are, this is lie from the devil himself, The is a lie from the devil. HE IS A LAIR!
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
Tony and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades

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