(or Demons if you prefer)
What Kind of
Devils Are They?
I personally don't want to
know or need to know (although I can't recall a
single instance in which I didn't know) what "kind"
of devils someone has. It is simply
irrelevant. Some have claimed that you can't
cast out devils unless you know which spirit it is.
By knowing the spirit, they claim, then you can know
exactly how to pray and cast that particular spirit
out. Hogwash. They're ALL unclean
spirits. Period. A devil is a devil is a
devil and his method, his habitation, his works, his
purpose and his existence is evil, sinister and
unclean. In the case of mankind, he
(whatever devil it may be) is a trespasser in that
body and he is subject, IN EVERY INSTANCE) to the
name and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I'll cover more about casting them out later.
There is “some” identification of spirits that are
termed with an identifying nomenclature throughout
the Word of God, but honestly, it’s not important to
You simply need to know that ALL (and I do mean ALL)
devils are UNCLEAN SPIRITS!
have supposed there is a devil for everything that
could possibly ever go wrong. I've heard
people (very sincerely) state they were going to
cast the devil out of their car, they were going to
cast out a devil of unforgiveness, a spirit of
laziness (this one is misinterpreted from a spirit
of slumber), and even a "car demon" that apparently
caused tires to go flat (apparently this one has
plagued me over the years from time to time...lol).
are many today who see demons at every turn and who
believe every bad thing in the entire world is
caused by some type of demon. This is, of
course, utterly ridiculous. The bible has no
support for such ignorant, ill-informed claims:
none. I've watched people over the years that
have witnessed the casting out of a devil once (or
twice perhaps) and all of a sudden, they become the
world's foremost authority on devils. To hear
them talk, they appear to have cast out thousands of
devils. I'm not so sure they don't have a
lying spirit themselves. Anyway, I digress:
back to the teaching.
I really hate that “toe stubbing” spirit, don't you?
Honestly, though, as I said, there are some spirits
that are listed in the bible so allow me to list a
few of them and give the scriptures from which they
SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS -
SPIRIT OF JEALOUSY -
LYING SPIRIT - 1 Kings
FAMILIAR SPIRIT -
Leviticus 19:21, 20:6, 20:27, Deuteronomy 18:11, 1
PERVERSE SPIRIT -
SPIRIT OF SLUMBER –
SPIRIT OF WHOREDOM -
Lev. 19:29 & 20:5, Num. 25:1, Hosea 1:2
HAUGHTY SPIRIT - *
There is some validation to listing a “Spirit of
Haughtiness” but the bible doesn’t say there is
specifically such a thing. We do read that of pride
and haughty spirits in Proverbs 16:18 but again, the
bible doesn’t list a “Spirit of Haughtiness”
SPIRIT OF INFIRMITY -
DEAF AND DUMB SPIRIT -
SPIRIT OF DIVINATION –
Acts 16:16 *REMIND ME LATER and I’ll give you
more insight into this one. The Greek term for
this is literally a “python spirit” or the “spirit
of Python”. (There is a bit of history behind the
term as used in the New Testament.
SPIRIT OF FEAR - 2 Tim
SPIRIT OF BONDAGE -
SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST –
1 John 4:3
I may have left out one
or two but I think these are most of the ones listed
in the bible. I’ll do a bit more research.
There are other such listings such as mentioning a
“spirit of wisdom” etc. but in this case there is no
literally spirit referenced and the context is such
that it denotes this is more of a “personification
of the quality” rather than an actual spirit.
There are some who mention “Jezebel” Spirits and
others but there really isn’t a record in the bible
of such things. While someone may act like Jezebel
(or even Ahab for that matter) and be of the same
spirit, there is not devil termed “Jezebel Spirit”
that is listed in the bible anywhere.
some of you are disappointed now, but I'm not
concerned with disappointment. I'm concerned
with the absolute, bottom line truth of God's Word.
Let me throw you a curve: There is NO SUCH
THING as a “Spirit of Satanism” or a “Spirit of
Murder” and to say so is pure humanistic, fleshly,
speculation. Additionally, there is also
no such thing as a “Spirit of Witchcraft”. Not
once is this listed in the bible (although such a
spirit would fall under the heading of a "spirit of
whoredom". Whether one wishes to accept this
or not is of course, their choice, however the Word
of God tells us exactly what witchcraft itself
5:19-21 “Now the
works of the
are manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife,
seditions, heresies, Envyings,
drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the
which I tell you before, as I have also told you
in time past, that they which do such things
shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Witchcraft and murder are, according to the Word of
God: “Works of the Flesh”!
You CANNOT CAST OUT "WORKS OF THE FLESH!" (Although
I've seen many make failed attempts at doing so!)
You need to KNOW you are dealing with a devil and
not just flesh!
Let me say once more:
the only thing you need to know about devils is
this: they are ALL unclean spirits, they are
NOT of God and they are intruders and trespassers in
the lives of men. Yes, I realize there are
those who have invited them in, and many of those
such people have completely rejected Jesus Christ
and have become reprobate. I also realize
there are those who have NEVER invited devils in and
there is no apparent explanation for how they got
there. Regardless, I'm not as concerned with
how they got there, but am more concerned with
getting them out.
This brings us to the final
matter in this teaching: Casting Out Devils.