Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BIBLE | The Word on 'demons'

Before reading this blog—or anything else, for that matter—you should hear what the Bible has to say on the topic of 'demons' (in addition to all its other topics, of course). That's because being in the godly frame of mind is important, especially when you consider the painful and life-threatening consequences of the demonic plague for demoniacs, such as myself.

Insodoing, it will help you avoid saying (and thinking) things that God would disapprove of, like, for example, laughing at someone being bombarded in the back of the head repeatedly by demonic weapons:

Comments like this one are common, particularly right after a period of high demonic activity from which I sustained significant injury
To that end, a list of topics and verses pertaining to demons in the Bible follows.
NOTE | You should also search for Bible on this site. My favorite Bible-related post is Smile when you vanquish demons.
A topical index search for 'demon' at BibleGateway listed 37 results:

EPHESUS » Sceva's sons attempt to expel a demon in (Acts 19:13-16)
OTHER SCRIPTURES RELATING TO HIS MESSIAHSHIP » MIRACLES OF » A demon cast out and a deaf man cured (Matthew 9:32,33)
THANKFULNESS » TO GOD, INSTANCES OF » The demon-possessed man who was exorcized (Luke 8:39)
MIRACLES » OF JESUS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER » Heals a demoniac (Matthew 9:32,33)
PARENTS » Parental affection exemplified by » Father of the demoniac (Mark 9:24)
BURIAL » BURYING PLACES » Demoniacs lived in (Matthew 8:28)
BIGOTRY » INSTANCES OF » Of John in forbidding the casting out of demons by one who did not follow Jesus (Mark 9:38-40; Luke 9:49,50)
CONVERTS » ZEALOUS » The man possessed by demons (Luke 8:39)
JOY » INSTANCES OF » Of the disciples, because the demons were subject to them (Luke 10:17)
SUPERSTITION » INSTANCES OF » The Gadarenes (Gerasenes, Gergasenes), because Jesus expelled demons out of the man who lived among the tombs (Matthew 8:34)
A biblical keyword search for 'demon' at BibleGateway listed 82 results:

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News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
Jesus Restores Two Demon-Possessed Men ] When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, twodemon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.
[The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9–20.] When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.
For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.
and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom thedemons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who weredemon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.”
First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—
The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
With a mighty voice he shouted: “‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.

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