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Why I Write About Demons

One wonders why I write about demons or spiritual entities. Isn’t that just asking for them to come into your homes and cause you harm or issues? Many Christians steer clear of researching this content because quite frankly it’s taboo in many churches.

 

While I agree one should not invite these entities in, I also believe we should understand the enemy and his snares. It is a double-edged sword, in my opinion.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War

With this in mind, two things must occur in dealing with the supernatural.

  • Know yourself to be saved by grace, through Christ.
  • Know you are indeed not only in a battle with the enemy but also within his current control here on Earth, through the flesh.

This is why I am attempting to convey information through stories, ECT. Providing some insights to the reality we are currently in. There is a spiritual battle.

 

Fast forward: I was recently watching a video, created by Rob Skiba and there was an interesting comment during the discussion. While it was a sidebar comment, it really had me thinking the deeper meaning behind it.

The side conversation was something like this:

In the Garden of Eden when Adam took of the tree of knowledge, why do you think it was an act of mercy to kick him out before he ate from the tree of life?

Because, if he had eaten from the tree of life, after eating from the tree of knowledge, he could never be redeemed. He would live forever in sin.

While this may seem obvious to some, it really struck me.

The angels (sons of God) were made eternal. When 200 of them dropped in on Mount Hermon and sinned against God, by cohabiting with the daughters of men, they erred greatly. So much, those angels were given a unique and dramatic punishment.

Angels cannot be redeemed. At least I find no-where in the Bible a possible redemption pathway for them.

Adversely, mankind was provided redemption through the sacrifice of Christ. This is why it is very important to understand this. We as mankind have only this short lifespan to accept that gift prior to physical death. That choice will determine our own eternal habitation.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27

The enemy knows this. The enemy knows that it has already lost, and is trying to deceive as many as possible to not take that gift from the creator. These snares come in the form of a wide variety of keeping busy, entertained, rabbit trails, in-fighting, ECT.

So yeah, I am looking into our current physical, worldly issues, and bringing focus on the spiritual battles being played out behind the scenes. This is why I partly wrote Sight and Sound, and working on Trauma.

Most would more likely choose a paranormal novel to read (as entertainment) as opposed to hearing a sermon. Perhaps I can provide that entertainment, while also planting seeds conveying this material world is only one piece of the larger picture.

My attempt to bring light into the dark world.

 

#AuthorMattCole

4 Categories of Demons

 

Spectra (Spectre)/Lemures:

Ghosts or personates family members. (1) Thought to impersonate deceased or ghosts that trouble houses or solitary places(hauntings). Familiar spirits. cursed objects or poltergeist activity. It is my belief, many of these are seen on the ghost chaser shows on TV. These could also be those assisting the mediums during family seances, where they have insight on family history and knowledge.

Umbrae Mortuorum (Dead Shadow or Shadow People):

Shades of the dead. One of the earliest encounters with the shadow people was reported by the editor of the Paranormal magazine, Richard Holland. (2) Normally there is a dark countenance and malevolent feelings that are often reported in association with these creatures. Per Jason Offutt, author of ‘The Darkness Walks’, the most common [type of] shadow person encounters: a blacker-than-night, human-shaped shadow that people see walking through their bedroom, hallway, living room, etc. (3)

Obsession:

Follow certain people to trouble them from outward during the day. (incubus/succubus). Also could be mental illness being oppressed by spirits. We see an example found in 2 Corinthians 12:7-8, where Paul has a ‘thorn in the flesh’.

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

Obsession is an advanced form of oppression to the believer.

Possession:

The spirit enters inwardly in the person to trouble them. Illusionary deception to make them believe they are travelling, via astral projection, prophesy, ECT. Spirits and entities do not walk to up to a person and ask them if they want to be possessed. Instead, they find a weakness or a door through traditional family behavior or reckless behavior of the individual. The person’s active free will must be breached. They usually seduce a person with something simple and almost innocent unless they have done something that they have tremendous shame or guilt over. (4)

References:

(1). King James. King James Demonology: Modern Translation. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=_4PfDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT47&lpg=PT47&dq=king+james+identified+4+categories+of+spirits&source=bl&ots=6nvKmTyVuT&sig=FlF893jLF01BON76Jx-_sHgD2qg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSgL2u1ObVAhUP92MKHQ_vCOEQ6AEINzAC#v=onepage&q=king%20james%20identified%204%20categories%20of%20spirits&f=false

(2). Leo Ruickbie. A Brief Guide to the Supernatural: Ghosts, Vampires and the Paranormal. Retrieved from https://books.google.com/books?id=G7_ABAAAQBAJ&pg=PT21&lpg=PT21&dq=Umbrae+Mortuorum++shadow+people&source=bl&ots=gJvvSJ9IHr&sig=0p5P1NnrTzQM09Zc4moHnSCIXnw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXrMfD2ObVAhUOyWMKHYgbBqcQ6AEIPDAH#v=onepage&q=Umbrae%20Mortuorum%20%20shadow%20people&f=false

(3). Stephen Wagner. An interview with author Jason Offutt about these eerie entities. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/shadow-people-what-are-they-2594067

(4). Spirit Attachment and Possession Symptoms. Retrieved from http://www.texasghostandspirit.com/parasitic-entities/entity-and-spirit-attachment-and-possession-and-symptoms/

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