DELIVERANCE AND DEMONOLOGY

On what do you base your beliefs about the operations of demons? On deluded testimonies of delivered brethren? On deceptive manifestations during deliverances? On superstitious beliefs, or on presumed interpretations of omens and experiences? DELIVERANCE AND DEMONOLOGY sets out to show what the infallible, inspired Scripture has plainly revealed about the nature, state and operations of the devil and his demonic hordes.
Do you want a biblical understanding of the strongholds and limitations of Satan? Do you seek to discover how to effectively deal with and triumph over the agents and powers of darkness through Christ? Then, this book is what you need. Your life and faith will never be the same again!
As you receive the biblical truth in this book, you receive your total freedom from every yoke in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

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6. THE NAMES OF SATAN

The word “satan” originally meant “enemy” or “adversary”. It was used for any enemy, human or spiritual. When it is preceded by the definite article it refers specifically to the Devil as seen in:

Rev 12:7-10 (ESV) (7)  Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, (8)  but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. (9)  And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world--he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (10)  And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.

Satan means adversary, enemy, ambusher. The Devil means accuser, slanderer, confuser. The Dragon means wicked monster. The Serpent refers to the beguiler of Adam and Eve. Belial means the worthless or wicked (2Cor 6:15) Apollyon (Grk) or Abaddon (Heb) mean destroyer (Rev 9:11). Beelzebub means the stinger-fly god, known as the leader of the demons (Matt 12:24). Beelzebul means the stinking-dung (foul) god. “Lucifer” (a misnomer for the Devil since the Middle Ages) means light-shiner. Today, the Devil is no longer Lucifer as such, except by disguise (2Cor 11:14).

Satan is also titled: the prince of the power of the air (Eph 2:2) and the prince or god of this world (John 16:11; 2Cor 4:4).

NOTE that the word “Lucifer” (light-shiner or phosphorescent) was originally, the name given to the brightest planetary star in the sky (Venus) by Latin astronomers. This super star was acquired by (dedicated to) the Roman goddess Venus or the Babylonian goddess Ishtar in ancient times. Before Saint Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus) used this word to translate Isa 14:12, “lucifer” as a word, was never the name of a god or an angel (good or bad), but it was rather a common name answered by both Christians and pagans. It meant “bright star”, the male counterpart for Stellar which means “star” or “dazzling”. In fact the name of the very rigorous Bishop of Cagliari in Sardinia (about 350-370 AD) was Bishop Lucifer Calaritanus. A century later however, while translating the Bible into Latin (i.e. The Vulgate 405 AD), St. Jerome used the word “lucifer” (i.e. light-shiner) to render the word “bright-star” (Hebrew= heylel) in Isaiah 14:12, where it symbolised the “chief demonic principality” over Babylon before its fall. Since then, from the Middle Ages, people began to refer to Satan as Lucifer.

Satan, as a fallen angel, is no longer qualified to be called the Bright Anointed Edenic Cherub (Ezek 28:13), nor Lucifer the Bright Morning Star (Isa 14:12). He still falsely continues to claim to be the Illuminator and to disguise himself as the Angel of Light when he is actually the angel of darkness:

2Co 11:13-15 (ISV) (13)  Such people are false apostles, dishonest workers who are masquerading as apostles of Christ. (14)  And no wonder, since Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (15)  So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their doom will match their deeds!

Jesus Christ and His Church have now taken over as the Anointed and the Morning Stars:

Mat 2:2 (KJV2000)  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Luk 1:76-79 (KJV2000) (76)  And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; (77)  To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, (78)  Through the tender mercy of our God; by which the dawn from on high has visited us, (79)  To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

2Pe 1:19 (KJV2000)  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; to which you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Rev 2:26-29 (KJV2000) (26)  And he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: (27)  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to pieces: even as I received of my Father. (28)  And I will give him the morning star. (29)  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

Rev 22:16 (KJV2000)  I Jesus have sent my angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

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