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December 1, 2010 / archbishopderrickyoung

Christian Demonology Teaching Series Part One

Christian Demonology Teaching Series Part One
Presented by Archbishop Mar Derrick L. Young D.D., J.C.D.

 

 I.   Opening Prayer

 II.   Give honor to Jesus

The Foundational  Bible Verse for this teaching will be Ephesians 6:12 (KJV).  It reads, ”  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 ” 

III.   What is Christian Demonology? Demonology is the study of demons. Christian Demonology is the study of what the Bible teaches about demons. Closely related to Angelology, Christian Demonology teaches us about the demons, what they are and how they attack us. Satan and his demons are fallen angels, true and real personal beings who wage war against God, the holy angels, and humanity. Christian Demonology helps us to be aware of Satan, his minions, and their evil schemes.

 IV.    Talk about Satan The name, Lucifer, means ‘day star,’ or ‘son of the morning.’ Many recognize it as an alternate name of Satan, the fallen angel. But prior to his downfall, Lucifer was a magnificent being with a unique ministry. Unfortunately, pride overtook his heart, and sin cost him everything.

Lucifer was one of three archangels mentioned in Scripture. He was created by God as all angels were, but his role was different from the other angelic hosts. Lucifer was referred to as the ‘covering angel.’ Just as the cherubim covered the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant, Lucifer was established by God to be the angel of worship, one whose ministry surrounded the heart of heaven. Lucifer was created to dwell eternally in the throne room of heaven, in the very presence of God (Ezekiel 28:14).

According to Ezekiel 28:13, Lucifer truly was an amazing being to behold: “You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.”

To dwell in the awesome presence of a perfect and holy God as the covering angel, Lucifer had to be perfect. There was nothing ordinary or plain about his appearance. Adorned with gold and precious stones, he truly fit the name, ‘son of the morning.’ He was a step above the other angels, not only in appearance but also in intellect. Lucifer’s wisdom far exceeded that of other angelic beings. He understood the ways of God; because of his wisdom, he was anointed to minister everlasting praise and worship due to God’s name.

But Lucifer’s splendor and beauty did not last forever. While ministering on the mountain of God, he began to consider his own position of prominence. Lucifer became prideful, believing that he deserved more than what he already had. He ministered so closely to the throne of God that he thought it would be a simple thing to take for himself a throne, and make himself like the Most High.

Isaiah 14 reveals the fall of Lucifer from the heights of heaven, which transformed him into the demonic creature that he is today:

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning…For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

Lucifer had wisdom, beauty, musical ability, perfection, and yet he wanted more; he wanted to be worshiped like God. But God does not share His glory, nor does He permit another to receive worship. So before Lucifer had a chance to make his move, he was removed from the presence of God. Cast out of heaven like a bolt of lightning, Lucifer was stripped of his beauty, his position, and his rights to heaven.

Lucifer’s name, ‘son of the morning,’ was given to a far more deserving individual, the Son of God. Jesus Christ is called the ‘Bright and Morning Star’ (Revelation 22:16). Today, Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, dwelling in the presence of the Almighty. Just as Jesus said: “whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12).

Satan became the first sinner according to 1 John 3:8 and he led a rebellion in heaven against God according to Revelation 12:7

 V.  Three Types of demons Some of the fallen angels are loose and some are bound in a place called the Abyss (Hell) Luke 8:31. Of the bound ones, there are two kinds, permanently bound (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6) and temporarily bound.  

VI. What do demons look like: Most Christians may think that demons are ugly, but the truth is that demons are more likely to appear in attractive forms. Demons are deceivers; they love to masquerade, so even some Christians are fooled by them. 

VII. The Nature of demons 

  • Intellect (Mark 5:7)
  • Knowledge (Acts 19:15)
  • Emotion (Matthew 9:31)
  • Self-Awareness (Mark 5:9)
  • Will (Matthew 8:31)
  • Ability to speak (Mark 1:24) 

    VIII. The demons restrictions

    I. Demons are not omnipresent, nor to they have unlimited power. Their freedom is restricted, as is that of Satan, by their own nature and the power of God. (Job 1:12, 2:6-7)  II. Demons are not all-knowing, but they are pretty good at predicting human behaviors.

 IX. Demons identified in scripture

       A) A spirit of divination (Acts 16:16) Divination would include fortune telling, sorcery, horoscopes, channeling, witchcraft, casting spells, or interpreting omens.

   B)  A lying and deceiving spirit ( 2 Chronicles 18:21-22). This would include false prophecy, superstitions, counterfeit miracles, deceit, and strange doctrines.

   C) A spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10-16) Not all physical or mental illness are cause by demons. The Bible mentions the following illness that demons caused. 1) Deafness and muteness (Matthew 9:32). 2) Blindness (Matthew 12:22) 3) Convulsions and seizures (Mark 9:20) 3) Back problems (Luke 13:11). 4) Supernatural Strength (Mark 5:4).

 Also in most case demons are said to be the cause of mental or psychic disorders including torment, depression, physical harm to oneself, and suicide.

 D) A spirit of fear (Romans 8:15, 2 Timothy 1:7). This includes a fear of death, fear of man, worries and anxieties. We must remember the battle is won in the mind. This is the end of part one. Feel free to leave a comment. God bless you.

IHS,
Archbishop Mar Derrick L. Young D.D., J.C.D.

 © 2009 Abundant Life International Fellowship All Rights Reserved.

 

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  1. Sharon Brown / Dec 3 2010 8:33 pm

    I really learned something from this e-mail. Wow the devil comes to us in so many ways when we try to do the work for the kingdom of GOD. B Blessed and thank you for the e-mail.

  2. Sharon Brown / Dec 3 2010 8:36 pm

    I didn’t know the devil can attack the body in so many ways when we try to do the work of the kingdom of GOD. Wow the problems I use to have like depression back problems anxiety GOD delivered me from. And I give GOD all the praise.

    • Dina / Nov 5 2011 9:32 pm

      Amen sister! I am praying to be delivered of my demons. I praise his HOLY NAME!

  3. Yvonne Shaw / Dec 23 2010 10:24 pm

    Thank you for the insight of Demonology we as Christians must not be ignorant concerning satans craftiness.

  4. E. Frank / Jan 29 2011 8:38 am

    I really enjoyed the conference call last evening, it was very enlightening! Be Blessed.

  5. Melissa Jones / Feb 25 2011 10:33 am

    Yes, I agree with everything Archbishop Young just shared. I really hope the body of Christ really take more notice in the importance of deliverance teaching and services.

  6. Dina / Nov 5 2011 9:30 pm

    I cannot wait for lesson two!

  7. Ramona Patton (@saved4sure7) / Apr 3 2012 4:33 pm

    Thank you, Prophet I am in the process of teaching my oldest grandson about satan and demonology.
    My grandson who is one month younger than him has been challenged by demon attack. Through the power of the Holy Ghost we have bound the works of the strongman. He has asked the Lord to come into his life and be his Saviour. Since then he has been baptized in the name of Jesus, and now he is tarrying for the Holy Ghost. Please keep him in your prayers.

  8. Moses Davies / Jul 30 2012 12:13 pm

    the teaching is great. thanks Sir

  9. thompson matthew treasure / Sep 11 2012 4:22 am

    Bishop i gained alot in this teaching. God blesss u

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