Tuesday, September 6, 2011


This article is from Ghost Investigations


When I first set out to write this article, I wanted to address preternatural (demonic) activity and possession. However, I thought it best to start at the beginning and to look at what a demon really is and how they came to be on our earthly realm.

"For by Him were all things were created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him." (Colossians 1:16)

If all things were created by God, than God created demons, but these beings, because of pride did not return God's love. "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:7-9) God did not destroy these 'fallen angels' but instead allows them a limited scope of activity.

Now I suppose I could get into the many different 'species' of demons, but I really don't see the point. I know if I was being attacked by the demonic I could really care less what species it is or what name it goes by. Instead, I will concentrate on what demons really are. We know they are fallen angels but are they just emanations, or influences, or powers? Or are demons a personality? Let us take a look at the attributes required for something to be considered a personality.

1: Intelligence

The word 'demon' comes from the Greek word 'daimon' which means intelligent. Demons are intelligent beings. They have the ability to communicate by speech. They know that God is One. "And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And He rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that He was Christ." (Luke 4:41) Demons also know their future doom. "And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Ger'ge-senes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?" (Matthew 8:28-29)


Demons do have will. They have the will to make requests. They have the will to obey commands and orders. They have the will to leave a person they inhabit and seek a new place to live or to return to the place where they came from.


Demons do have emotion and we can observe this in a couple of ways. They have the emotion of anger and fierceness and they have the emotion of fear.

Since demons do possess these three attributes I think it is safe to say that they are a personality. That is to say that they have distinctive character and individuality.


Now let's talk about the appearance of the demonic. Has anyone ever seen a demon in its natural form? If so, what does it look like? When I polled my family and friends for their impression of what a demon might look like, their responses were virtually identical. A monster with horns protruding from its head and a forked tail, residing in some fiery abyss.

"And the shape of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails." (Revelation 9:7-10)

Visions of the demonic, however, are almost a complete rarity. Instead they lash out in total invisibility, at least at first. They gain the upper hand and frighten by lashing out undetected. It relies on this anonymity to conceal its identity and by causing disbelief and confusion it operates at its full strength.

In cases where the demonic does reveal itself, it is most often seen as a dark black, wispy shape. These black shapes have been described as being blacker than the blackest night.

Ultimately, the demonic can take on any form that it chooses. Whether it be as a human, a ghost, or even an animal. Whatever it chooses to manifest itself as, there is always a flaw.

Always. There will always be something unnatural about its appearance.


So we have covered what demons are, what characteristics they have, where they originated ,and the appearance they take on. I pray to God that none of you ever have to come in contact with one of these inhuman spirits, but if you ever find yourself in that situation, "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken." (Proverbs 3:25-26) Put your trust in the Lord and contact WISPIR

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