Unveiling the Occult- Demon Spirits pt 1

What are demon spirits?  Demon spirits in my best estimation are the disembodied spirits of the Nephilim or the Sons of God mentioned in Genesis 6th chapter. Many theologians have suggested for years including my hero in the faith Derek Prince that demons spirits are the offspring of a preadamic race. I have always found this hard to reconcile scripturally because there is no mention of a preadamic race in the bible.

 Over the last several years there has been a small group of ministers introducing the Book of Enoch into systematic teaching  for explaining the nature and origin of  demon spirits. I was a little put off by this at first because I believed the Book of Enoch to be just another false “lost” book of the Bible. I’m always skeptical about any “Extra Biblical” teaching. That being said, I began to read the book of Enoch with the same apprehension I would use when reading a book by a modern day Christian writer. I also started looking for support in scripture for validation about some of its claims about demon spirits. The most interesting thing that I found out about Enoch in the bible is mentioned in Jude 14 “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.”  I asked myself two questions after reading this. One, what was Enoch prophesying about? 2 And how did Jude know that Enoch prophesied at all, being that the Bible never mentions Enoch doing such a thing. The only thing we know about Enoch was that he was translated into Heaven! I also began to dissect the whole Book of Jude. I discovered that verse six mentions a group of angels that “kept not their first estate.” It says “And the angels that kept not their first estate but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgement of that great day.” So who are these angels, and why did they keep not their first estate? This I believe is first brought out in Genesis 6th chapter “And when it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth , and daughters were born unto them: That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took wives of all which they chose.”  Most theologians will tell you that “Sons of God” here is referring to “Satan’s angels”. We can verify this by seeing how the phrase “Sons of God” is used in the book of Job.  The book of Job was written in the same literary genre as the book of Genesis.  Job 2: 1 says “There was a day when the “Sons of  God” came to present themselves before the Lord and SATAN came also among them to present himself before the Lord” So it obvious that the Sons of God” are “Satan’s angels”. I know this must be somewhat confusing being that we(believers) are also refered to as the “Sons of God”. This however is not how the phrase was used in Old Testament writing.  The Sons of  God in the Old Testament are a group of angels that perverted the human race by having sex with women. I know this might sound a bit outlandish and out of Greek mythology but this what the oldest Jewish writers attest to. Lets look again at Genesis 6. It says in verse 4 ” That there were giants in the  Earth in those days and AFTER when the “Sons of  God” came into the daughters of men and they bare children to them” It’s noteworthy to observe the fact that they(Sons of God) were on the Earth in those days AND AFTER.  I belive  this is simply overlooked by most people.  In those days, again in ” Genesis writing”  this means the days “before the flood” . So there were giants (Sons of God) in “those days” and after the flood. These giants produced the Nephilim. The Nephilim are the offspring of the union between the “Sons of God” and the daughters of men. They produced a half human, half angelic race. These beings were utterly evil, In fact, verse 5 of the same chapter in Genesis says that the ” imaginations of the thoughts of the heart was evil continually”. Think about that, evil continually. That means there was evil on the earth ALL THE TIME.  Even the evil of today pales in comparison to the evil in the days before the flood. We live in an evil world now, but there are still a number of people who take their stand against evil. This wasn’t the case in Noah’s day. He is only man who God found righteous and all other flesh was destroyed.  So if all flesh was destroyed in the flood, then how was there Giants on the earth  in” those days “AND after? I believe this is where the book of Enoch is helpful. Its says “But now the Giants who are born from the union of the spirits (Sons of God) and the flesh shall be called EVIL SPIRITS ON THE EARTH, because  their dwelling shall be on the Earth and in the Earth. It all started making sense to me. I finally understood who the angels were that kept not their first estate mentioned in Jude. They are the same angels that Peter mentions in 2 Peter2:4-5. ” For if God spared not the angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgement.” Its goes on to say ” If he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood  on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness and seven other.” I find it interesting that these angels are mentioned in reference to the “ancient world”, the world before the flood.  This is also brought out in 1 Peter 3: 19 where it  says “He ( Jesus)  went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built.”  Again the time of Noah (the time before the flood) is mentioned when talking about these particular angels. All of this has led me to believe that the spirits in Jude 6 that kept not their first estate are the sons of God mentioned in Genesis 6th chapter. They kept not their first estate by “disrobing” or coming out of their celestial bodies to take on the bodies of  men to have sex with women . They did this in part to experience carnal pleasure, but also to corrupt the flesh of man to prevent the coming of  the Messiah.  These Angels are a special breed of “fallen angels” that  no longer desired angelic bodies and settled for the bodies of humans. These are NOT the angels that originally rebelled with Lucifer in Heaven. The angels that originally rebelled with Lucifer still maintain  their celestial position and body. Demon spirits  no longer have celestial bodies because they lost their bodies in the flood. However they didn’t lose their spirits. There spirits remained on the earth and these are the invisible forces that we have to contend with daily. They are trapped in chains because they are bound to the earth. They are awaiting a special judgement because of their rebellion and for dishonoring thier celestial bodies. They are extremely wicked and work directly against us.  They don’t however work  with out methodical planning.

                  How do demon spirits work  and what space do they occupy?

           Demon spirits work directly against us with a deliberate plot. They have been conspiring against us our whole life.  Even in the womb a plan was put together by Satan himself for his demons to carry out his will for your life. These demons are personalities without bodies. They lost there bodies in the flood and are now trapped in the earth. This is where this particular doctrine becomes  important. These spirits know that they are trapped and bodiless. They also know that there is no hope for redemption or even the chance of them becoming angels again. They are angry, resentful, and want you to be judged with them. They also want to torment and torture us before  they are forever judged and casted into the lake of fire. They are bound to the earth now awaiting  judgement . This is why Jesus says in Matthew 12:43 ” When  an unclean spirit goes out of a man he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none.”  The demon is limited to dry places because he lost his wings. If he were still an angel he wouldn’t  be bound to land.  This is an imperative point to put emphasis on. It’s important because I believe we need a more direct strategy in terms of spiritual warfare.  By direct I mean that Satan himself never comes after us. He and his angels headquarters are in the second heaven. Many of us ignorantly believe that Satan is trapped in some pit underneath the earth. This is just  a fairytale of course. We already know from an earlier study that Satan is called the “ruler of the air”. His angels that didn’t give up their celestial bodies, they still maintain their posistion in the second heaven with him. They are more sophisticated in nature and work diligently on the atmosphere and the air ways. Their job is not to come directly against us. They have bigger fish to fry. What are these bigger fish? They are the television, the internet, the school system, government facilities, lawmakers, etc. Why is this important?  It’s important because Jesus never casted out or rebuked “fallen angels” he only casted out DEMONS. We dont have authority to cast out fallen angels because they are still angels. This is why Michael was careful not to bring any railing accusation against them. They still maintain a celestial body and you should never underestimate thier power. Demons however  need a body to occupy, they are powerless without one. The only way they gain access to the body is through the mind. Many wrong and evil thoughts we have are the vexation of demons attempting to gain access to the body. Many of us are unaware of this invisible warfare going on all around us.

                                     Is the Book of Enoch credible?

              Some may be ready to call me a heretic because I used the book of Enoch as a part of this teaching. I can only answer this by saying that Jude quoted from it as well and we know he was no heretic. For whatever reason it was omitted from canon gospel. Ironically  the Ethiopian Orthodox Church still includes it in their Bible.  We have much more to learn about our invisible enemies. My next article will deal with distinctive differences between demons and fallen angels.

Peace, Julian James

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2 Responses to “Unveiling the Occult- Demon Spirits pt 1”

  1. Kevin Boone Says:

    Julian, well written and well thought out. You give me something to think about. Are you saying the demonic spirits which inhabited the Nephilim are bound on earth because 2 Peter 2:4-5 say they are in hell and Jesus is said to have preached to them in prison. I want to make sure I’m understanding you rightly. Good article!

    • jujuice17 Says:

      I dont think this verse alone should be used to prove that demon spirits are land bound. I believe his descent into
      hell( hades or taratarus, I cant remember) was to make a proclamation and to put hell on notice. In other words, I(JESUS) am in charge now! I dont beleive he actually “preacehed” like you or I would do today. Some say that these spirits are the dead that did not have a chance to believe in Jesus yet. I find this hard to reconcile because Noah was a “preacher of righteousness” and they had a chance to believe then. These spirits are already in hell (hades) and roaming the earth. Now whether they are in Hades or Tartarus, I’m not sure if the bible gives us conclusive proff for either place. I do know that the pit of hell (taratarus) is described as being the lowest part of Hades. Some ministers send spirits back to the “pit of hell” when deliverence is being administered.

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