Why do we need spiritual armor?
SAMMAEL, BELIAL’S MAIN HELPER
Belial's main helper, is identified by name in Hebrew writings, SAMMAEL, LEADER OF PRE-ADAMITE DEMON SPIRITS, THE ANGEL OF DEATH
Long before the creation of Adam and Eve, there was a previous creation on this earth. Lucifer was to lead the humans of this earth in worship of God. When Lucifer rebelled, many angels and these humans failed with him. The spirits of that creation did not go to hell, but roam the earth. As dis-embodied spirits they seek to possess the bodies of humans in the Adamite creation.
These pre-Adamite humans were the "nations" that were "weakened" by Lucifer.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!"
The leader of these pre-Adamite human spirits is called Sammael. The abode of these dis-embodied spirits during the time of judgment and darkness on the earth, was sheol. That is why, when in Revelation 13:11 it speaks of "another beast coming up out of the earth", this is reference to Sammael, the evil demonic ruler in Sheol. It is Sammael who will someday inhabit the false prophet.
Sammael, is known as 'the angel of death' and the 'angel of the underworld of sheol'.
Down through the ages, many of these dis-embodied spirits have impersonated dead people. Pretending to be some of the humans that they have observed in the past, they gave rise to what we call "necromancy". Therefore, this necromancy (supposedly talking to the dead, but in reality talking with demonic beings through demon empowered mediums) became very predominant in Israel, and later in most of the rest of the world.
Necromancy begins with a false teaching about death. The devil and his cohorts have tried to pervert the idea of "death" down through the ages. God, long ago, warned... "the day that thou eatest, thou shalt surely die..." (Gen. 2:17). It was spiritual death that God spoke of, and it is spiritual death that is the real threat to mankind. Real death is the loss of spiritual life.
"...to be spiritually minded is life and peace."
When mankind begins to believe the lies of the devils about death, and believe that the spirits of the dead remain in their graves, or tombs, and can be called back by a "skilled" person, it leads to people wanting to communicate with them. When the fresh teaching of the truth about sheol, (as a place to which dead souls departed, the righteous ones to paradise (until Christ's resurrection), and the unrighteous ones to hell..) this heresy called 'necromancy' is eradicated. Neither the righteous, nor the unrighteous are lying in a grave awaiting someone to call them back to talk. They are either in heaven or hell.
In reality, when the spirit of man is dead in sins, the whole being is dead, though the body may still function. The devils want to make us fear the death of the body only, and this fear of bodily death is a trick of devils, and leads to bondage.
"And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage..."
Jesus came to destroy the devil and take away the fear of physical death, and restore to the saints the eternal life we can have through Him.
"through death, He might destroy him that hath the power of death, that is the devil..."
Sammael, as the angel in Sheol, the angel of death, or of the underworld, is the main cohort of the devil that is to instigate fear of physical death, and distract mankind from real death. He inspired Manasseh to saw Isaiah in half (Apoc. of Isa. 6:41). He is a subordinate to Belial (Apoc. of Isa. 7:8). Yet, before the death of Nimrod, this false god was considered to be greater. The half angelic human spirits are more powerful than the spirits of humans. Therefore, Belial and the ruling powers are more powerful than Sammael and the wicked spirits like him.
Sammael means "venom of God". He is spoken of much in Jewish literature, both Talmudic and post-Talmudic. He is called a "prince of devils" (Deut. rabb. 11:9). Sammael is his name, and his title is "Malchira" meaning "evil king" (Apoc. of Isa. 7:8).
In the time of Isaiah, Belial inhabited mainly Manasseh, while Sammael concentrated on Belchira, the false prophet.
It is Sammael who will give power to the False Prophet to do miracles, though the presence of Belial will also be required:
"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."
"And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth, by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast."
"And he (false prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
Down through the ages, Sammael has been worshiped under many different names.
Nebo, or Nabu
Nergal (wife, Eresh-Kigal)
angel of death
god of the underworld
At the end of the tribulation, the evil spirits who inhabit the Antichrist and the False prophet will go with those beings to the lake of fire
"And the beast... the false prophet... were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse..."
"By faith" we, the saints, are to cast out these demonic powers.. In fact, the Antichrist cannot be revealed until we, the saints of the church age, are taken from this world, for we would hinder his power.
II Thessalonians 2:7-8
"...he who now letteth (hinders) will let (hinder) until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked One be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming."
Sammael leads the lowest class of demons, the "wicked spirits" of Ephesians 6:12.
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
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.
Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)
12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
These demons are fighting as never before, and we must also fight as never before. It is time to put demons into the abyss, lest they hinder the revival of the last days. Many have ignored the demonic powers, but they have not gone away, and we either battle them or be hurt by them. It is time to battle and bind and cast them into the abyss! Evil demons, and evil powers are battling the saints and prophets of today. They are very angry knowing that their time is short... but we have the power of the Lord, and the authority of Jesus to defeat every evil power out there.
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils..."