There are many kinds or divisions
of familiar spirits.
False doctrinal spirits
These spirits try to hide themselves within, or obsessing upon, people, so as to bring false doctrines into the faith. We are warned that in the last days this will be more prevalent.
I Timothy 4:1
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, ... Conscience seared with a hot iron... Forbidding to marry... Commanding to abstain from meats."
False doctrines often have their origin from demon spirits. False teachings are often inspired by demons, with the twisting of Scriptures, providing dreams and visions, and imitation prophetic words given in moments of pretend inspiration.
I John 4:1-6
"Beloved, believe not every spirit (speaking of spiritual utterance) but try the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets are gone into the world."
We must try and test all visions, of ourselves, or of others. Many have visions, but not all visions are from God. They may seem spiritual, may seem religious, but all visions must be tested. All prophetic words, esp. in these last days, must be tested and verified by the Word of God, and the witness of the Spirit.
These familiar spirits will give miracles to some, to get people to believe that the one sporting the miracles if from God.
"For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles."
II Thessalonians 2:8-12
"...whose coming is after the working of satan with all power, and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivable-ness of unrighteousness."
Miracles are given to people preaching false doctrines. Surely, God does send miracles to true prophets and saints, but, we must test miracles to determine their origin. God does many miracles, but not all miracles are of God.
The magicians of Egypt, did miracles. They did some of the same miracles as shown by Moses, their rods turned to serpents also.
Etc... So, the fact of their miracles did not make them true prophets, they were still false.
In the last days, the devil will seek to deceive even the elect, if possible. We must discern when miracle spirits are at work. The doctrines of the person being used and given miracles, need to be examined with the Word of God. The Holy Spirit needs to be spoken with, and we need to listen for verification, or rejection of the miracles by the Spirit of God.
Judas had a demon, that obsessed him for much time, finally it entered into him, and took total control.
"Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve and one of you is a devil (diabolos, adversary). He spake of Judas Ischariot."
"... after the sop, satan entered into him."
This judas type spirit, is a greedy demon. It seeks to make those it obsesses, or oppresses to be greedy, covetous, self-absorbed, world conscience, prosperity centered, and will betray, sell out, deceive, and lose all spiritual perspective and morality, to achieve gain and carnal mammon.
I John 2:5-16
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God, abideth forever."
I Corinthians 2:12
"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit Who is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given us of God."
Many in these last days, have had obsession from Judas’ spirits, and are seeking first and foremost, the riches of this world, instead of the riches of heaven. We are warned of the ‘love of money’ being the root of all evil. Prosperity and riches are not the evil, but the love and putting that as first priority, is!
Demonic suggestion, demonic confirming that carnal mammon is what we need... is too common in this age. We were warned of that. The church of Laodicea, which is the most common type of church in the last days, is one that thinks they ‘have need of nothing’, and imagines that the carnal mammon and possessions they have made them rich. But the Lord tells them that they are wretched, naked, destitute and poor in His eyes. Spiritual wealth is not theirs, but carnal mammon is.
We need to discern when a preacher, teacher, etc, speaks from the truth of the Word, or from the obsessing doctrine of a Judas spirit.
more to come...