Class Notes: 6/16/2013
Mark 1:23-24; The doctrine of demon posession part 2
In our study of Mark we are now in Mark 1:23-24; where we see Jesus teaching with authority in the synagogue and while he was teaching a demon screamed out at him through a demon possessed man so we have taken up a study of demon influence and demon possession.
When we stopped last time I made the case that our nation is filled with idolatry and the phallic cult even though almost nobody recognizes it for what it is.
Because of this our nation is under demonic assault in ways we could have never imagined and the socialist Marxist fascist tyrants who have acquired authority through lies and deceit are rapidly destroying the USA as an establishment based free nation.
Satan uses certain demons to produce disease in human beings, Matt 12:22; Luke 13:16; Acts 10:38. Demon influence attacks the body through demon-induced illness because improper thinking from demon influence can lead to illness. Prov 17:22;
Demon possession can function in either a passive or an active mode. The passive mode is accomplished through idolatry, unrestrained sexual activity and/or drug induced hallucination; examples of this include Hindu soma mysteries, whirling dances, tongues, the phallic cult, and the oracle of Delphi.
In this mode of demon possession emotion is stimulated to the exclusion of rational thought. This is most likely the case of the demon-possessed man in our passage.
In the active mode a satanic mass such as a sťance or some system of astrology is used for actively turning the soul and volition over to Satan. The body is brought under the control of the soul and the soul is given to Satan. Emotion takes over the soul. The person becomes a disembodied person.
In this situation a person can send his soul into space to determine what others are doing, through mental telepathy, or ESP. Telepathy, thought transmission, and mind reading are related to this type of demon possession.
Under this system, the mind of one person can often influence and take control of another willing participant. The mind of one person can both influence or hypnotize to such a degree so as to impart knowledge not previously known. This was the case of the King Saul and the witch of Endor. 1Sam 28:7-19;
Anything that reorients a person to legitimate authority makes it impossible for this to work.
Demonism is related to idolatry and human sacrifice. Sacrifice to demons is prohibited in Lev 17:7; Deut 32:17.
The idols of the heathen nations were demons so their worship always involved demon influence and possession. Psa 96:5;
Their demon worship and idolatry included the most horrible sexual practices, including rape, homosexuality, bestiality, and the sacrifice of children, Psa 106:37-39;
This is why the demon influenced "politically correct" demon doctrine of multiculturalism that is being taught in our country today is so evil because it equates the cultures that worship of demons with the culture that worships the one true God and alleges that satan's lie is just as valid as God's truth.
Authority is necessary to restrain demonism so those involved with demonism in Israel were subject to capital punishment, Lev 20:27;
Jesus Christ controls history by the restraint of demonism. An example of His control was the first-born judgment on Egypt, Exod 12:12. At the same time, Egypt's demon "gods" were judged, Num 33:4;
Without God's judgment on the demon power in Egypt, the children of Israel would not have been able to leave slavery in Egypt and become God's first free client nation.
Even though the demons are very powerful and try to change history, they are ultimately powerless to change it. Isa 19:3; Rev 19:20;
The nations of Canaan were destroyed because of their demon activity, Deut 18:9-12; The same is true of Athens, Persia, and Assyria. Military disaster is often the result of demon-influenced leadership. 1Chron 10:1-4;
God sentenced Saul to death for his use of the demons to contact Samuel from the grave. 1Chr 10:13-14; The nation of Israel reached the lowest forms of apostasy because of demon activity. 2Kings 21:2-3;
Demonism brings the fifth cycle of discipline to a nation, Isa 47; Jer 27:6-10; Isa 29:4; God uses satan and demons in the administration of warning discipline 1Tim 3:6-7; and for the execution the sin unto death to reversionistic believers, 1Cor 5:5; 1Tim 1:19-20;
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