A BiteByte series on the origin and operation of Demons.
We see from scripture that Demons are spirits which are “roaming” around the earth and interacting with physical life on earth.
Jesus statements of truth often contain many BiteBytes of rich spiritual insight and revelation in just a few lines.
Consider Jesus relatively brief revelation to us about the activity of demons on earth in
Matthew 12:43-45 (NIV)- Demons roaming dry places
Matthew 12:43-45 (AMP)
43 But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry [arid] places in search of rest, but it does not find any.
44 Then it says, I will go back to my house from which I came out. And when it arrives, it finds the place unoccupied, swept, put in order, and decorated.
45 Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and make their home there. And the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. So also shall it be with this wicked generation.
1) The spirit is “unclean” or “impure”, thus it is what we call a demon.
2) The spirit was able to exist IN a man and to go OUT of a man.
3) The spirit ROAMS. It is able to travel and move around the earth among people.
4) It roams through “dry places” also translated often as “waterless” places.
5 ) The spirit searches for REST and may not find any place to rest.
6) The spirit is able to enter back into a man if the man’s condition allows it.
7) The demon is pleased to find a man whose vessel is in the right
8) The demon can and does communicate with other demons.
9) Multiple demons can occupy a single living being.
10) More impure spirits aka “demons” is equal to a WORSE condition than less impure spirits.
Jesus told us that demon spirits which are “roaming” need to find “rest”. This means they need a physical host in order to enjoy their existence and of course by nature they’re intents and purposes are evil so they would not be satisfied to simply leave people alone.
We also see that Jesus said they roam in “dry places” or “waterless places”.
This is interesting when you consider that pigs instinctively knew and understood that they should head for the water when they chose to destroy themselves rather than be possessed of those demon spirits.
We can also infer that being entered by a high number of demon spirits can lead to the desire for suicide.