Yesterday I was writing more about the Christian counseling topic and why I want to study, and practice, biblical counseling rather than secular counseling any longer. I have made my choice and I’m standing by my decision. Continue reading
It struck me how true it is that the world is full of demonic activity. Some would say that there are more good angels than bad because one-third of the angels were thrown out of heaven with Satan.
The bible says that Satan has been referred to a star that was swept from, or fallen from, heaven and that his tail swept down one-third of the stars to earth with him.
His tail swept down la third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. – Revelation 12:4
So when I read my bible reading today about spirits it made it more real to me how evil spirits can inhabit and effect us on earth. This belief is ridiculed by people all over the world, especially atheists. Although there are many “spiritual beliefs” that people may have, many formed by their own brains to conform to their wants and desires, there are many who still believe the bible is true.
The bible talks about spirits in several places, often referring to the evil spirits as Satan’s demons who fell from the heavens when Satan was cast out from the heavenly realm.
We also know that there are more “good angels” who still obey God who are on his side who are working against the devil’s lies. They may do many things we don’t know about but the good angels are real. The bible says so. Many people just call them different things, like “guardian angels” or other spiritual beings, however they should be referred to as followers of Christ Jesus who are in his army and are part of the “heavenly host” referred to in Luke:
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” – Luke:2-13-14
So when we see terrible things happening, horrible treatments of man, we should remember that these demons are real. As is believed by many that John the apostle wrote the epistle 1 John, we read that spirits are inhabiting the universe or in unspecified places that we are to be distrustful of;
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. – 1 John 4:1
So don’t doubt the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Only those that believe have the spirit of Christ – the others are of the spirits cast out from heaven.