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What are they?
Where do they come from?
What are they trying to do?

Demons... devils... evil spirits...


Demon, is not found in the English KJV translation. The words ‘devils' and ‘evil spirit' are used. The word ‘demon' comes from the word translated to such, ‘diamon'. The word is usually translated ‘devils', and refers to an evill spirit, but the root word means ‘to distribute fortunes' and this is a common means of entry for demons, they seek to offer persons what their hearts desire is. When the person yields to that evil desire, the demons provide ‘accusations' for the angry and embittered, ‘Curses' for the hateful, etc.


Another word translated devils, is diabolos, and means ‘Adversary, false accuser. (I Timothy 3:11, II Timothy 3:3, Titus 2:3) Where ever we see demons at work, there will be false accusations given against those who serve and worship Jesus. That is the nature of devils, that is their whole purpose. Like their head evil one, the devil, satan, the dragon, etc. who is also called ‘the accuser of the brethren'. Like father, like son, in this case too.


Belial, ruler of demon spirits


A part human, part angelic being, named 'belial' to us, is ruler over demon spirits, and ruling spirit powers. Belial is referred to as the ‘prince of devils'..
(Matthew 9:24, 12:24). And for many centuries, he led the demons and many forces. He was worshipped as the god Baal, Called "Beelzebub, and many other names.

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When Jesus came, He sent "Belial" to the abyss, and this evil spirit has long awaited his release to inhabit the ruler of the last kingdom. We have not had to face this evil being, since when Jesus came, His death and resurrection meant a binding of this Belial to the abyss until the last days.

Jesus came, in His first coming, to cast this Belial into the abyss.


John 12:31

"...now shall the prince of this world be cast out..."


When the Spirit came at Pentecost, Belial had already been judged and imprisoned into the abyss.


John 16:11

"of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged..."


He is confined now, until this release to restore first the Grecian empire, then the old Roman empire.

Revelation 17:8

"The beast that thou sawest was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition (the man of sin, i.e. the Antichrist)"


Revelation 11:7

"The beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them (the two witnesses) and shall overcome them and kill them..."


II Thessalonians 2:3 speaks of:

the "man of lawlessness" and "he that opposes and exalteth himself against all that is called God."


Many believe that "man of sin (or lawlessness)" is a reference to Belial, and the other a reference to the Antichrist. That makes this a reference to the Antichrist as one possessed by Belial.


Daniel 5:10-11

"...there shall rise unto you from the tribe of Judah and of Levi, the salvation (Yeshua) of the Lord, and He shall make war against Belial"


This Belial was an opponent of Christ. Belial has shown great antagonism against God and Jesus throughout history.

II Cor. 6:15

"What concord hath Christ with Belial?"


Revelation 13:1 speaks of a "beast" that will "rise out of the sea" representing the evil spirit (Belial) that inhabits the Antichrist. This Belial will be utterly defeated during Armageddon, and the Millennial rule of Jesus will be void of this Belial.


Revelation 19:19

"And I say the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army."


Isaiah 14:4-6:

"...The Lord hath broken the staff of the 'wicked one' (Belial), ...he (Belial) that ruled the nations in anger is persecuted, and none hindereth..."


While a fleshly being, called Metanbuchus, he married a half angel, half woman named Asherah.


Asherah has been worshipped by many different names down during history:

Diana (Romans)
Artemis (Greeks)
Pene-Baal ("reflection of Baal", Carthaginians)
Cybele (Phrygians)
Ma (Cappadocians)
Astarte (Phoenicians)
Ishtar (Assyrians)
Aphrodite (Cyprians)
Asherah (Babylonians)
Astoreth (Canaanites)
Boreatene (Mysians)
Hera (Greeks)
Venus (Romans)
Gaia (Greek goddess of the earth)
Destiny, Meni 
etc.


Belial has been worshipped by many different names also:


Baal (Canaanites)
Zeus (Greeks)
Tyrimnas (Mysians)
Jupiter (Romans)
Tammuz (Phoenicians) [Ezek. 8:14]
Bel-Merodach, Marduk, (Babylonians)
Baal-gad [god of good luck]
Beelzebub (Ekronites)
Amon (Egyptians)
Baal-hamman (Carthaginians)
Baal-peor (Moabites)
Nimrod (Ninevehites)
Orion (this constellation was dedicated to Nimrod)
Mars, Nergal (Romans)
Moloch (Ammonites)
Fortune, Gad (See Isa. 65:11)
Adonis (Greeks)
Dumuzu (Sumerians)
etc.


Sammael, leader of the pre-adamite demons


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.


Isaiah 14:12-15

"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.


Romans 8:6

"...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.


Hebrews 2:15

"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.


Hebrews 2:14

"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:


Revelation 13:13

"And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men."


Revelation 13:14

"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."


Revelation 13:15

"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 worshipped under many different names.


Dionysus (Babylonians)
Sambethe (Mysians)
Rephan (Egyptians)
Kaivan (Syrians)
Kaimanu (Arabians)
Nebo, or Nabu
Nergal (wife, Eresh-Kigal)
Mercury
angel of death
god of the underworld
serpent god

etc.


THEIR END WILL SOON COME


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.


Revelation 20:20-21

"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. 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.


Mark 16:17

"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils."


The three, belial, sammael, and the devil, make up the devil's counterfeit trinity. The devil wants God's throne, and tries to counterfeit all that is real.


The devil, satan, Lucifer, is the head of the three in this evil trinity.


The devil fell, before the creation of Adam and Eve, and his fall was followed by the fall of many others, who are evil ones.


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-hi I am reading through this -slowly . as you can see I'm only up to this 4th section thus far .
I was wondering about the source of the part about a preadmic race . over the years i have heard snippets ,inklings on such things but how can such things be verified ?
Im not worried to much about the issue ,just wondering about the source of such info .


thanks again for your time 

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Genesis 1:2

"And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

As Christians, we accept by faith the fact that God created from nothing, the universe. This word for "God" in Genesis is the Hebrew word - "Elohim". It occurs 2570 times in the Old Testament. It occurs 32 times in Genesis 1. It comes from the word - "El". "El" means "mighty, strong, powerful, omnipotent." "Elohim" is the plural form of "El". It is the name given to the blessed Trinity. There are three omnipotent beings active in creation.

JESUS

Colossians 1:16

"For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him, and for Him."

HOLY SPIRIT

Genesis 1:2

"And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters..."

GOD THE FATHER

Genesis 1:1

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth..."

Isaiah 45:18

"...God Himself that formed the earth and made it... He created it..."

Note the use of personal pronouns in Genesis.

Genesis 1:26

"Let us make man in our own image..."

Genesis 11:7

"Let us go down and confound their language..."

THE TIME BETWEEN GENESIS 1:1 AND GENESIS 1:2

Genesis 1:2 begins with the word "AND". This word means "at a following time." It is not known how long, exactly, this time period is... but it must have been millions and millions of years.

Let us first analyze the second verse of the Bible.

Genesis 1:2

"And (at a following time) the earth was (became) without form and void (=tohu va bohu = waste and empty), and darkness (probably a dark nebula) was upon the face of the deep (waters)."

The earth was not created "without form and void", or "waste and empty." It had to have become that way following creation. Isaiah tells us this truth in his book.

Isaiah 45:18

"For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself Who formed the earth and made it, He hath established it, He created it not in vain (not "tohu"), He formed it to be inhabited."

Jeremiah explains in his prophetic book that the earth became "without form and void", and in a great "darkness", after a great destruction, and fierce judgment of God, that destroyed all the people that were on the earth, and destroyed cities, all animal life, and all vegetation.

Jeremiah 4:27

"I beheld the earth, and lo, it was without form and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by His fierce anger."

The darkness that was upon the earth was a result of this judgment. It was a turning off, or an obscuring of the sun, that caused a great ice age. It would indicate that the "waters" mentioned would have been in a frozen state.

Dr. Alter, once director of the Griffith Planetarium said that Genesis 1:2 is the best description of a dark nebula that was ever written. A dark nebula is a feature of outer space that has puzzled scientists for many years, since their discovery. They are dark black clouds which allow no light to shine through them. Normal darkness on this earth is simply the absence of light. Yet there is in space another kind of darkness that has substance. Light cannot even pass through a dark nebula.

Most scientists now believe that the earth was once within a dark nebula. Genesis 1:2 describes it, and Jeremiah 4:23 tells about Jeremiah seeing it in his vision. This is why, on the first day of the re-creation, God says "Let there be light" for the sun had already been created in the original creation, but no light from it was reaching the earth. This also explains the difference between the age of the sun, and the rest of the universe. The sun, within this dark nebula, was not burning down as it did before, or after the dark nebula. (See lesson 1)

It was only about 60 years ago that scientists discovered the dark nebula. Previously, they thought that the dark areas of the heavens were spots in which there were no stars. Then scientists noticed that there was light from stars reflecting from behind the dark areas. These are more prevalent in the heavens than any other objects, except stars. These come in a multitude of shapes, as the one shaped like a horse's head within the constellation of Orion. Scientists are still forming theories about them, and there is much debate about them, but we can see here in Genesis, that the earth must have at one time been within one of these.

The word "deep" in verse 2, means "waters." The earth must have been flooded before this nebula caused the waters to freeze. Theologians call this "Lucifer's flood" to distinguish it from the flood in Noah's time. In Genesis 1:1, the word "earth" means "dry land." So in the judgment of God upon this first, original creation, was by flood, and then a darkness upon the earth that froze all these waters. It must have been, as Jeremiah tells us, a "fierce anger" of the Lord that brought this terrible judgment.

What could have caused God to become so angry to do this to the perfect creation that He had made? There was an original creation that had people, which we will call the PRE-ADAMITES. The earth had been created billions of years ago to be inhabited.

Isaiah 45:18

"He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited..."

This is why Adam and Eve were commanded to "be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth."

When Lucifer fell in his sin (previous to the temptation of Adam and Eve, for he was already fallen then), there were many other people who fell with him. His sin had caused the people of this previous creation to fall.

Isaiah 14:12

"How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning, how art thou cut down to the ground, thou which didst weaken the nations (peoples)."

The sin of Lucifer (this is the one we know as Satan, the devil) involved people. These people were the pre-adamites.

Ezekiel 28:17-19

"Thine (Lucifer's) heart was lifted up because of thy beauty... I will lay thee before kings... thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of these iniquities..."

 

These people were mortal, and they drowned in the flood sent by the "fierce anger" of the Lord. Peter refers to Lucifer's flood (not Noah's) in II Peter 3:5-7:

 

"For this they willingly are ignorant of that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water. whereby, the world that then was being overflowed of water perished..."

 

 

 

DISTINGUISHING LUCIFER'S FLOOD FROM NOAH'S FLOOD

 

LUCIFER'S NOAH'S

The earth was made waste Earth not made waste

Genesis 1:2, Jer. 4:23 Gen. 8:11-12,22

 

Earth made empty Earth not made empty

Jer. 4:23 Gen. 6:17-22, 8:16

 

Earth totally dark Earth not totally dark

Jer. 4:23 Gen. 8:6-22

 

No days Days

Gen. 1:2-5 Gen. 8:1-22

 

Vegetation destroyed Vegetation left

Gen. 1:2-12, Jer. 4:23-26 Gen. 8:11-12,22

 

All fish, fowl, and animals destroyed/ Not all fish, fowl or animals destroyed

Gen. 1:20, Jer. 4:23-26 Gen. 8

 

No men left Men and women left

Jer. 4:23-26 Gen. 6:18

Cause = Satan's sin Cause = man's sin

Isa. 14:12-14 Gen. 6:5-13

 

LUCIFER'S SIN

Ezekiel 28:11-19

"Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me saying... Thus saith the Lord God; Thou (Lucifer) sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering...Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so; thou was upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou was perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned; therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God; and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness; I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee; thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more."

 

Lucifer's sin was:

PRIDE (see vs 17)

He had pride in his beauty. Satan is not an ugly, horned, monstrous being. He was the most beautiful of angels. He became proud in his appearance.

SLANDER (see vss 16-18)

"by the multitude of thy traffick" "Traffick" is from the Hebrew word - "rekullah" and refers to Satan walking up and down slandering God.

 

His judgment was to be cast out of the holy mountain of God. This does not refer to the heavenly mountain of the Lord, but to an earthly mountain, the same one which will someday be used to judge all the wicked. Satan will not be cast out of heaven permanently until the middle of the tribulation period.

 

Lucifer was thrown from heaven, but it was not a permanent expulsion. Lucifer is seen in heaven again in Job 1, and there he was accusing Job's character before the Lord. The devil returns to heaven frequently to be "the accuser of the brethren." We have Jesus at the right hand of the Father, to be our Advocate.

 

Jesus says that He watched as Satan was thrown from heaven.

Luke 10:18

"...and He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven."

Sometimes the Bible has the word "sheol" translated "hell," and sometimes "the grave." But "sheol" is not just "hell," but includes hell, as well as paradise, where the righteous souls went at death until Jesus's resurrection. Sheol was the "lower parts of the earth," the "nether parts of the earth," and the "heart of the earth." Sheol is shown in the Bible to include hell, paradise (Abraham's bosom), a great gulf (pit or abyss), and the garden of Eden. Christ went to the "lower parts of the earth" at His death, but did not go to hell-fire, He was in paradise that day with the saved thief from the cross.

The Jewish people called paradise "Abraham's bosom." Paradise is located in the lower parts of the earth, (Matthew 12:40; Ephesians 4:8-10). "Paradise" comes from the Greek word "paradeisos." It means a park, a pleasure ground, a forest or orchard. In the Septuagint, the word "paradeisos" is used for the garden of Eden. Before the resurrection of Christ, the righteous saints were taken to paradise. After "the Lamb of God" had provided the atonement for mankind, the saints were liberated from paradise and went to heaven.

Ephesians 4:8-10

"When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Now that He ascended, what is it, but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth."

Angels carried the righteous souls to this compartment, but men carried their bodies to the grave.

Luke 16:22-26

"... beggar died and was carried by the angels to

Abraham's bosom..."

Luke 23:43

"Today, thou shalt be with Me in paradise."

Jonah went to paradise while dead in the fish.

Jonah 2:2

"... out of the belly of hell (sheol) cried I..."

Jonah 2:6-7

"I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me forever."

Jesus was there during the three days and three nights his body was dead.

Psalms 16:10

"thou wilt not leave My soul in hell (sheol), neither wilt thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption."

1 Peter 3:19

"By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison."

Since the resurrection of Jesus, saints do not go to paradise, but now go directly to heaven.

2 Corinthians 5:8

"...to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

Philippians 1:21-24

"having a desire to depart and to be with Christ..."

Another part of sheol is hell (hades). This is the torment part of sheol, and the lowest part of sheol.

Deuteronomy 32:22

"a fire is kindled... shall burn unto the lowest hell (sheol)."

Psalms 86:13

"thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell (sheol)."

Proverbs 9:18

"her guests are in the depths of hell (sheol)."

Luke 16:19-31

"rich man... in hell (hades) he lifted up his eyes, being in torment... I am tormented in the flame."

The "great gulf" that was between hell and paradise in the story of the rich man and Lazarus is the "pit," the "abyss," and the "bottomless pit" that the Bible speaks about. Here, fallen angels and many evil demons are shown to be bound.

Enoch 24:1-2

"From there I was taken to another part where the mountain of fire that burned day and night was. As I approached, I saw seven great mountains..."

These seven mountains are close to one another, and the tops seemed like thrones. This is the throne that God will use as His throne for the final judgment. We refer to this judgment as the "Great White Throne" judgment.

Enoch 25:3

"Michael answered: 'This high mountain, you saw, whose top is like a throne, is like God's throne, and is the throne where the Great Holy One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit when He comes to visit the earth at the end time.'"

These mountains appear to be very near the inside of the chasm through which Enoch had been originally brought. First, he had been taken through the abyss to see the fires of hell in the center of Sheol. Since the earth is nearly 8.000 miles in diameter, this means that hell was nearly 4,000 miles within from this opening.

Now Enoch is brought back to the inside shell of the inner parts of the earth. This part of Sheol has seven mountains, the center of which is the throne (Great White Throne).

It is from this holy mountain that Lucifer was cast away, never to represent God upon one of these thrones. He once ruled from these mountains, and was to lead the inhabitants of this world in worship of God. He no longer has access to these thrones. This was the first part of his judgment.

The second part of the judgment was the flood upon all the earth. This flood killed all the inhabitants of this earth (Jer. 4:23-26, II Peter 3:5-8). The spirits of these pre-adamite humans are the demons (evil and in league with Lucifer) that we battle in this world.

Ephesians 6:12

"FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULERS OF DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES."

Since we are in a battle against these evil spirits of various ranks and powers, we need the armor of God. These beings that Paul is telling us we battle are these:

archas (principalities) - the highest rank of evil power under the authority of the devil himself, these are probably like arch angels of the devil...perhaps they were arch angels to God before their sin

exousias (powers) -those immediately under those of the highest rank, these are probably angels that fell with the devil in his original sin, or angels that transgressed later, as in the days preceding the flood when they came and transgressed with women and produced a race of half-angelic giants...

kosmokratopas (rulers of the darkness of this world) -these are the ones that rule perhaps a 1000 other demons, these are probably the spirits of the giants of the pre-flood days, and they are more powerful than other demons, because they are half-angelic, and half-human...

pneumatika ponerias (spiritual wickedness) - these are the normal demons that we are accustomed to dealing with in spiritual warfare, they came into existence from the humans that were of the creation before Adam, that the devil was to lead in worship to God. They were all killed in the rebellion that came as Lucifer sinned and had these beings worship him instead of God. Their spirits now roam this earth, and they desire to inhabit a human body, since they no longer have a body. They are extremely evil since they have fallen in league with the devil.

Since we are in battle with these evil forces, special armor is required for us. Our armor needs to make us able to withstand the attack of these enemies.

 

Thirdly, came the darkness, the dark nebula that covered this earth (Gen. 1:2, and Jer. 4:23). This darkness kept any possibility of light or life on this planet.

 

There will be a future completion of the judgment on Lucifer. The cross assured this doom for the devil. During the millennial period (soon to come, following the seven year tribulation period on this earth), the devil will be bound for 1000 years.

 

Revelation 20:2-3

"He laid hold on the dragon... Satan, and bound him 1000 years and cast him into the bottomless pit..."

 

Then the devil will be loosed for a short time, and deceive many of the humans being ruled over by we, the saints.

 

Revelation 20:7-9

"When the 1000 years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his hand, and shall go out and deceive the nations (peoples)"

 

Finally, after God judges and defeats that rebellion, the devil will be cast into the lake of fire, to remain there in eternal torment forever.

 

Revelation 20:10

"The devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever."

 

Thus, with "rightly dividing the Word of truth", we can understand:

where the dinosaurs figure in the world's history,

why there are ancient footprints of humans found with dinosaur prints and bones,

why there are bones of humans found that pre-date the time of Adam and Eve,

what caused the great ice age, and the extinction of dinosaurs and all of the people of the former creation,

and why God told Adam and Eve to "replenish the earth." A correct rendering of the Bible does not disagree with any proven science.


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Genesis chapters 1-2

God originally created this earth in a perfect condition. He created it not "tohu", which means not "waste," and He created it for the purpose of inhabitants... He did this billions of years ago, "in the beginning." Later, following the fall of Lucifer, it became, "waste and empty", "without form and void", "tohu va bohu"...

Scientific evidence has told us of a pre-historic creation. In this previous creation, there was luxuriant vegetation. There were animals of gigantic size. Lucifer ruled this earth for God. He was to lead them in worship of God. In his pride, Lucifer sought to receive the worship of these beings, and then, having accomplished that - he sought to take the very throne of God. His sin brought judgment. His sin, the sin of the inhabitants of this world, and the sin of many angels that fell with Lucifer were an abomination... God tells us that "to whom much is given, much is required..." These beings had been face to face with the living God, they personally had been acquainted with the members of the Trinity. For billions--- yes, billions of years, they had known the love, greatness, and awesome magnificence of the Trinity. Yet, they, of their own will, and with knowledge of their horrible choice, sided with this stupid, proud, self-seeking being called Lucifer.

Since they willfully, knowingly, and with knowledge of God's greatness, chose to forsake God, or put Him second to Lucifer, God judged them harshly, and with "fierce anger." There was no Savior planned for this creation. Their judgment was not tempered with mercy, as is ours in this creation, for they had received much greater revelation of God than do we. Even now, if we willfully choose to quit serving God, and grieve the Holy Spirit by our willful rejection of Him, after knowing Him personally, we will not be given mercy. The writer of Hebrews reminds us of this...

Hebrews 10:31

"For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall ye be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of Grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

God planned another creation, and knew that it would be tested by the same tendency to corruption. He knew it would fail, but He had a plan to redeem it, and to defeat this corrupted Lucifer, now called the devil, Satan, the father of lies, the dragon, and the accuser of the brethren.

I Peter 1:19-20

"...a Lamb without blemish and without spot; Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you..."

The word - "foundation" in the above verse is a poor translation of the Greek word from which it was translated. It comes from the Greek word "kataballo" which means "overthrow." What Peter is referring to is the overthrow of the original creation. He is saying that before God overthrew Lucifer and the rebellious beings of that creation, He already had planned this next creation, and how He would defeat this rebel, the devil, in it.... He planned to send a "lamb without blemish," and a lamb "without spot" to this next creation, and defeat the sin started by Lucifer.

God kept this plan secret from others and only after the crucifixion of the Lord was it fully revealed.

Matthew 13:35

"...I (Jesus) will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation (kataballo) of the world..."

God's first prophecy scared Satan. Satan, (previously called "Lucifer") knew there was some plan of God, but he was not sure what God was going to do in this new creation. He listened and watched carefully in the garden of Eden. Finally, after, Satan had caused the fall of mankind, he heard God say:

 

Genesis 3:15

"AND I WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN THEE AND THE WOMAN, AND BETWEEN THY SEED AND HER SEED. HE SHALL BRUISE THY HEAD, AND THOU SHALT BRUISE HIS HEEL."

Satan learned about a "SEED" of the woman who would defeat him. This scared the devil.

James 2:19

"...THE DEVILS BELIEVE AND TREMBLE..."

 

Satan had thought the he had won the war when he had gotten Adam and Eve to sin. Then God tells him that there is a plan for the devil to be defeated. None of the angels, or demons knew exactly what the plan was. God kept a great part of it secret until after the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus.

I Corinthians 2:8

"...WHICH NONE OF THE PRINCES OF THIS WORLD KNEW, FOR HAD THEY KNOWN, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY..."

This frustrated the devil. Someone would come and reduce him to zero, and strip him of his power. Satan was stupid, he didn't know who this "SEED" was. Satan wanted to destroy this promised Seed down through the ages.

Cain and Abel were both seed of Eve. When they offered their sacrifices, the devil saw that the Lord had respect unto Abel's, but not Cain's. Satan thought "Aha! Abel must be the 'Seed'." So the devil inspired Cain to kill Abel. The devil thought that if Abel was killed, God's plan would fail. But God's plan did not fail.

Genesis 4:25

"SHE BARE A SON, AND CALLED HIS NAME SETH; FOR GOD, SAID SHE, HATH APPOINTED ME ANOTHER SEED, INSTEAD OF ABEL, WHOM CAIN SLEW."

Satan then decided to try to corrupt the seed of woman, so a promised Seed could not come as a direct descendant of Adam and Eve. He sent evil angels to take wives of the daughters of men. The children born to them were giants. Noah was "perfect" (Heb. = "tamin") in his lineage from Adam and Eve. Noah and his family were saved from the worldwide flood. God destroyed all the defiled seed. The devil had tried but stupidly failed again.

Male after male came on the scene. Satan kept thinking -"This may be the One." The devil tried to kill Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, etc. Moses finally came on the scene. The devil tried to destroy him at birth. Hidden in a small boat, the daughter of Pharaoh saved, and raised, Moses. When the devil had Moses fail by killing an Egyptian, the Egyptian government would have taken his life, but Moses fled to the desert for 40 years. Moses returned to free the Israelites from Egypt, but he was not the promised Seed.

The devil kept trying to kill, or defile, all who might be the promised Seed. David, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel all had to encounter the devil's attacks.

The Messiah (Sent One) finally came. When the time was near, Satan inspired Herod to try to kill all the male children under 2 years old. That failed, for Jesus escaped that slaughter. Finally, as John the Baptist preached, he announced..."BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD, WHO TAKETH AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD." (Matthew 2:16) Then when Jesus was baptized, God announced:

Matthew 3:16-17

"THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED."

Satan finally knew who the promised Seed was. Jesus went to the wilderness, and the devil followed Him. There Satan tempted Jesus to try to defile Him. The devil even tried to get Jesus to commit suicide. That failed. Jesus stayed sinless.

Satan started to build a conspiracy against Jesus. Despite the loving way of Jesus, and the fact that He healed the sick, raised the dead, fed the multitudes with a few loaves and fishes, the devil still inspired many to want Jesus dead. Finally, at a Passover time, the devil thought he'd finally succeeded. The crowd was shouting "Crucify Him!" The devil finally thought -"See, I'm not so stupid!" But this turned out to be the ULTIMATE STUPIDITY.

I Corinthians 2:7-8

"...EVEN THE HIDDEN WISDOM, WHICH GOD ORDAINED BEFORE THE WORLD UNTO OUR GLORY; WHICH NONE OF THE PRINCES OF THIS WORLD KNEW, FOR HAD THEY KNOWN IT, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY."

Satan would not have had Jesus crucified, if he had been smart. Satan thought that if Jesus were killed, God's plan would be defeated. But God had a hidden plan. The devil did not know this plan, and Jesus died and conquered sin and death. The death of Jesus planted a victory for us. Let's look into the Bible and see the brilliant plan of God.

John 12:24

"EXCEPT A CORN OF WHEAT FALL INTO THE GROUND AND DIE, IT ABIDETH ALONE: BUT IF IT DIE, IT BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT."

For seed to produce, it must be planted. When Jesus, the promised Seed, was planted in His grave, He began a process of reproducing. A seed that is planted, produces and multiplies. Because of Jesus' death for us, we can become Christians. We can have our failures wiped from our slate and be as sinless as Jesus Christ.

Mark 4:28

"FOR THE EARTH BRINGETH FORTH FRUIT OF HERSELF, FIRST THE BLADE, THEN THE EAR, AFTER THAT THE FULL CORN IN THE EAR."

Before the crucifixion, Satan had only one Seed to worry about. Now, since that crucifixion, the planted Seed has been bringing forth a harvest of more seed... called the "church." That is why Jesus told us to do the works that He did. We all are the same threat to the devil that he worried about the Seed (Jesus) to be. The devil now has a whole church to battle.

Galatians 3:29

"IF YE BE CHRIST'S, THEN ARE YE ABRAHAM'S SEED, AND HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE."

We cannot be conquered by death, for now, "TO DIE IS GAIN."

We cannot be defiled, unless we choose to be, for if we "RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU..." We now have the promised Seed dwelling within us. That means "GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD." Jesus also promised that during the tribulation, when the devil makes one desperate attack on us while we are in heaven, he will be defeated and cast down to earth. We will get to help kick out the "ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN." At the end of the tribulation, we will see stupid Satan put into an abyss for 1000 years. After that he is let free to deceive people who were born during the millennium. Those who follow that stupid Satan are destroyed by fire, and Satan is put into the lake of fire for the rest of eternity. The ultimate punishment for the ultimately stupid one. Satan has spent 1000's of years being stupid. Practice has made him perfectly stupid.

 

This plan of God began with the Spirit of God in Genesis 1:2 Who "moved" upon the waters. This word "moved" means in the original language "brooded". As a hen sits upon her eggs, and broods, and warms them until they hatch... so the Spirit moved upon the frozen waters of the earth, and warmed them. Even before the light of the sun again fell upon the earth, and the warmth of it warmed the earth, the Spirit began His work.

 

There were seven literal days in this re-creation. The word "day", is used 2182 times in the Bible. It is always used in a literal sense, except when used as part of "day of the Lord" or as "the day of judgment." Each of the days mentioned in this re-creation are marked off by a "morning and an evening" (Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31). The word "evening" means "dusk", is used 49 times in the Bible, and is always literal. The word "morning" means "dawn", is used 187 times in the Bible, and is always literal. So if there were 7 literal "dawnings," and seven literal "dusks," in the seven "days" of creation... they must have been 24 hour periods as our days.

 

If, as some suggested, the days were 1000 years or more, then there would have been 500 years, or more, of night in each of them, and everything would have frozen during that long absence of sunlight. But there were seven literal days. The sun was not created on the fourth day, but was the day the sun, moon and stars were put in order for days, seasons, etc, for this creation.

 

If the first day were a 1000 years or more, as some suggest, Adam was created on the sixth day, God rested on the seventh, and Adam sinned on the eighth or later, then he would have been over 1000 years old when he sinned, but he was only 130 years old when Seth was born, which was long after the fall.

The evolutionists do a great deal of bragging. They say they know how the earth evolved. They are definitely wrong. Their method is wrong. Yet, the order of events, as they see them, is interesting. They claim, that first the earth was a watery waste. Then land appeared. Then plant life came. Then birds, fish, reptiles, , and finally man and mammals came. This is the same order given by God in the Bible. Evolutionists are wrong in their method, their time periods, their understanding of what power caused this creation... but they do have the order right.

How did Moses come to write down the order of creation, without the help of these evolutionists??? Was it from the schools of Egypt that Moses learned of the order, and the hows, of creation? No! The schools of Egypt taught that two gods fought each other, one slew the other, and made the earth of his flesh, and rocks from his bones and teeth, and oceans from his blood. Other nations have had wild beliefs concerning creation. None compare to the story given in Genesis.

 

Could Moses have guessed the proper order? Someone has figured the possibility of a person guessing the proper order of creation, the chances are:

___________1___________ = number of right orders

311,351,040 =number of possible orders.

If natural man had tried to reason out creation, his ego would have made it come out much differently (for example, man would not have been at the end). It is far-fetched to think that Moses would have been able to guess the proper order. It would have been impossible, for Moses (without divine revelation) to know that the earth was once covered with waters, once part of a dark nebula, etc. God had to reveal these things to Moses. The real Author of the Bible is God, and He revealed to Moses here, what He wanted written. Since He is OMNISCIENT (all knowing), and He was there at the creation, we can trust His order, and His revelation.

The test of the indestructibility of the Bible is in Genesis chapters one to three. If these chapters fail, and are found to be error, the whole of the Bible is proven fallible, weak, and without basis.

I Peter 1:25

"But the Word of the Lord endureth forever..."

Psalms 119:89

"Forever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in heaven..."


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