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    Angels, Demons and Satan

    April 16, 2010

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    mal'ak (Hebrew), angelos (Greek) : basic meaning ismessenger, both human and angels.Old Testament:

    "holy ones" and "watchers"Collectively: "the council" or "the assembly""hosts" or "Lord of hosts"

    New Testament:"heavenly host", "spirits""archangel" appears in Jude and 1 Tessalonians

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    Examples1. Zechairach (John the Baptist's Father)

    19The angel answered, "I am Gabriel. I stand in thepresence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you

    and to tell you this good news.2. Philip

    26Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south tothe roadthe desert roadthat goes down from

    Jerusalem to Gaza." (Acts)3. Cornelius5Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man namedSimon who is called Peter. (Acts)

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    Their Origin, Nature and Status

    They are created: 2 Praise him, all his angels,

    praise him, all his heavenly hosts.5 Let them praise the name of the LORD,

    for he commanded and they were created. (Ps 148)They don't act independently:18

    Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel,who alone does marvelous deeds. (Ps 72)

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    The Angels Protect and Rejoice overus.

    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,and he delivers them. (Ps 34)

    11 For he will command his angels concerning you

    to guard you in all your ways; (Ps 91)10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presenceof the angels of God over one sinner who repents." (Luke 1)

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    Involved in the End Times

    31"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angelswith him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All thenations will be gathered before him, and he will separate thepeople one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep

    from the goats. (Matt 25)38The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sonsof the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39and

    the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the endof the age, and the harvesters are angels. (Matt 13)

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    Guardian Angels

    10"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones.For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face

    of my Father in heaven.(Matt 18)

    "Peter is at the door!"15"You're out of your mind," they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said,

    "It must be his angel." (Acts 12)

    Many angels in heaven assigned to children.

    Jewish tradition that guardian angels resemble theirsubjects.

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    Demons and Satan

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    Origin of Demons

    4For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sentthem to hell,[a] putting them into gloomy dungeons[b] to be heldfor judgment (2 Peter 2)6

    And the angels who did not keep their positions of authoritybut abandoned their own homethese he has kept indarkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on thegreat Day. (Jude)1. Two classes of demons - free and bound?2. All demons are bound, but still somewhat free?
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    Chief of the Demons

    diabolos (Greek) : devil, adversary, accuser.Other names in the NT:1. tempter (Matt 4:3)

    2. Beelzebub (Matt 12:24)3. enemy (Matt 13:39)4. evil one (Matt 13:19)5. Belial (2 Cor. 6)6. adversary7. deceiver8. great dragon (Rev 12:3)9. father of lies (John 8:44)

    10. murderer and sinner

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    Opposed to Jesus

    Temptation of JesusThe Parable of the Weeds24Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is

    like a man who sowed good seed in his field.25

    But whileeveryone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weedsamong the wheat, and went away. 26When the wheat sproutedand formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

    3Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.(Luke 22)

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    Satan at Work

    3Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filledyour heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have keptfor yourself some of the money you received for the land?(Acts 5)

    5Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and fora time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Thencome together again so that Satan will not tempt you becauseof your lack of self-control. (1 Cor 7)

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    Satan at Work Cont.

    10If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have

    forgivenif there was anything to forgiveI have forgiven inthe sight of Christ for your sake, 11in order that Satan mightnot outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. (2 Cor2)

    11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your standagainst the devil's schemes. (Eph 6)25Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope

    that God will grant them repentance leading them to aknowledge of the truth, 26and that they will come to theirsenses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has takenthem captive to do his will. (2 Tim 2)

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    Satan's work Cont.

    14And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel oflight. 15It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade asservants of righteousness. (2 Cor 11)9

    The great dragon was hurled downthat ancient serpentcalled the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. (Rev 12)4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, sothat they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory ofChrist, who is the image of God. (2 Cor 4)

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    Paul's Thoughts

    7To keep me from becoming conceited because of thesesurpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn inmy flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. (2 Cor 12)18

    For we wanted to come to youcertainly I, Paul, did, againand againbut Satan stopped us. (1 Thess 2)

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    Ways to Fight Back!

    7Submit yourselves, then,to God. Resist the devil,and he will flee from you.(James 4)

    Do not let the sun go downwhile you are still angry,27and do not give the devil afoothold. (Eph 4:26)

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    What Can Demons Do?

    Cause physical illness:1. Dumbness (Mark 9)2. Deafness3. blindess (Matt 12)

    4. Convulsions (Mark 1)5. Paralysis or lameness (Acts 8)Oppose Spiritual Progress:12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but againstthe rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of thisdark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in theheavenly realms. (Eph 6)

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    Demon Possession

    7With shrieks, evil[b] spirits came out of many, and manyparalytics and cripples were healed. 8So there was great joy inthat city. (Acts 8)

    Manifestations:Unusual strength (Mark 5)May act unusually - wearing no clothes or living among thetombs (Luke 8)Self-destructive behavoir - cutting themselves, falling intofire/water (Matt 17, Mark 5)Demons speak through people - "We are Legion"
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    Not all Illness are Demon Related

    'I will drive out demons and heal people today andtomorrow' (Luke 13)

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    Exorcism - How it's done

    25"Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!" 26The evilspirit shook the man violently and came out of him with ashriek. (Mark 1)28

    But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then thekingdom of God has come upon you. (Matt 12)Not just Jesus but also disciples:1He called his twelve disciples to him and gave themauthority to drive out evil[a] spirits and to heal every diseaseand sickness. (Matt 10)
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    Why didn't it work?

    19Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked,"Why couldn't we drive it out?"20He replied, "Because you have so little faith. (Matt 17)28After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked himprivately, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"29He replied, "This kind can come out only by prayer." (Mark9)

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    What Can We Learn from all this?

    1. Comforting to know that angel are there for us.2. Angels can be an example for us.3. Sobering that even angels can fall away.4. We should be aware of Satanic opposition.5. Satan is limited and will ultimately fail being cast

    into the lake of fire.