EVIL SPIRITS NEED REBUKE,
Evil spirits are beings, and beings have personalities, traits, natures. Some act one way, and some are interested in other things. We are shown in Scripture, that they are organized, by the devil, into an army like organization, and we battle against them. Some lead groups of others, and they follow commands. Divisions, (if you will) are organized to fight the saints in certain ways.
We are not to engage them into conversations. I have seen many who want a dramatic demonstration for show, ask questions, seek to get names, converse on what the demon’s plan was... all ridiculous actions. They are followers of the ‘father of lies’, they have lied at every chance for centuries, and their nature is deception and evil... and are we to trust their answers??? NO!
Jesus demonstrated for us the reason that it is foolish. He asked the demons in two men to give their names. They said their name was ‘legion’. That was the number of them, not their names. If they lied to Jesus, would they lie to us? Yes! So, why converse with liars, evil, hateful, wicked beings? It does make quite a show, and demons like to make a show. They will become violent, put up a struggle, try to make others there have reason to fear ever trying to do what the unwise exorcist is making a show of doing.
Wwe need only speak the commands in the name of Jesus, and they are bound to obey. If they do not obey the commands, then we can pray to Jesus to have the angels to bind them, and take them to the abyss until judgment day. Jesus sends angels, and their disobedient resistance no longer works. They are bound. To add conversation to that process only allows the demons to pretend to be more powerful than they are. We are not to make it a dramatic show, we are to make it a departure of demons who are to have no power at all over us.
There are different kinds of demons. Unclean spirits, and familiar spirits are the two kinds. In each kind there are various groupings. In each group there are individual demons, each having a name and a personality. We do not need to know the individual names. The only reason to know the kind of demon it is, is to understand what they have been up to, and why, so after we cast them out, we can undo some of the damage they did to the victim.
We hear much of ‘unclean spirits’. In fact, this designation of a kind of evil spirit is used 21 times in the Bible.
"And in the synagogue, there was a man, which had a spirit of an
unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice. Saying, Let us alone; what have we do do with thee, thou, Jesus of Nazareth? Art Thou come to destroy (apollumi, fully ruin) us? I know Thee, Who Thou art; The Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! For with authority and power, He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out."
Unclean spirits are a kind of evil spirit,
following an ‘unclean devil’.
The unclean devil that leads them, is the evil ruling power, that is part angelic, part human from the angels that co-habited with women of the earth in the time, before and following the flood of Noah. This evil devil has gathered evil spirits of the pre-Adamite race that fell with Lucifer, and organized them to be a ‘fighting division’ of the realm of satan.
There are many kinds of unclean spirits. Here we notice that this unclean spirit was in the synagogue. For unclean spirits are spirits that fight against saints, and those who seek to worship God. So, why does a fisherman go to the lake, that is where the fish are. Why does an unclean spirit go to the synagogue, the church, the Christian message boards??? That is where the saints of God are. Shall we flee where ever they may come? No, for they will follow us, where ever we go. We need to learn to ‘evict’ them, as did Jesus here.
The word ‘unclean’ is from the Greek word – akathartos. This is the negative particle, and the word for "cleansed." Thus the word means, "un-cleansed, impure, foul, unclean."
These are beings that are definitely recognizable, by their nature and evil all upon them, it is not hidden and obscure, but openly filthy and evil.
Some demonic beings try to hide their evil, and try to portray themselves as kind, gentle, forgiving, religious, etc. The unclean spirits are evil inside and out, their nature is not to hide, but to attack.