Demoniacs are usually people in the grasp of one or more of the fallen angels. If a demon takes over a human body we can be sure Christ was not living there. When people cling to opinions about Christ that do not appear in the apostolic witness – not only in the Bible – they are engaging in pure show, Pharisaism, and a souped-up reality television kind of exercise, and it may be completely powered by demons.
We have seen that deception and seduction plays a role in enabling the believer’s assurance just as surely as they are the devil’s paintbrush and picture. The dangers are part of the must-happens in the last days. They have been around since the church was an infant. However failure to cling to Yeshua’s faith is not merely disastrous, it is predicted and particularly for the last days.
To some extent we have done a poor job of closing the door on demonic influences. This means that the fingerprint of the deceiver can be seen in every unofficial and official creed. The wine of Babylon – the energy devoted to keeping people barely alive and dependent on (an increasingly irrelevant) leadership is still a priority over equipping believers. The deceiver is busy as he has ever been.
And the dragon was energized against the woman, and went to make war with the woman’s remaining children who keep God’s commandments and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ.Revelation of John 12:17
There are enough angels of the fallen kind to manipulate things so that the appearance leads to the conclusion that “it has to be God that’s doing that”. Of course they can predict things that are deep mysteries to the average mind.
People who have departed from the faith are typically not aware that they have done so. That is the nature of deception and seduction. Lazy and poorly informed leaders, even those with seemingly impeccable credentials as charismatic personalities, have shredded the truth of the gospel into hundreds of tiny bits of irrelevant demands. The template for identifying the departed is readily available.
Signs of the departed reality
- Forbidding people to marry; a certain symptom of tribalism
- Promote lies that resemble truth; acting out what they really are not
- Forbidding certain foods; ultimately denying God the thanksgiving he deserves and expects from the people who consume the forbidden foods
Television gives little education and entertainment that is of true value. Most of what we see is carefully staged performances. Life needs better foundations than the popular 20 minute soundbytes. It seems that 21st century media has adopted the 1st century Pharisees: covering up its inner corruption with public and loud displays of patriotism and passion for a useless and murderous imitation of life.