Habitations of Demons
Demons Prefer Human Habitation
by Pastor John Hamel
our lesson "Satan's Kingdom. Satan's Fall" we saw how Satan desired to replace the Most High God
in Heaven. He initiated a rebellion in Heaven amongst lesser angels
and God was obligated to cast them all out.
that time on Satan and demon powers have sought to destroy all of God's
government and all Godly order everywhere outside of Heaven. From the moment God
first created man, placing him in the Garden, Satan and company have sought
to weaken and destroy God's human creation through hatred, racism,
homosexuality, wars, famine, pestilence and rebellion. To this day
Satan continues to do all within his ability to turn man from Holy God and
to oppress him into serving evil.
The God of Justice
Who presides over the Supreme Court of the Universe does not blame man for
this, but rather He points His gavel directly at Satan and says, "I
blame you for what has happened to My man."
is Satan, not God, who seeks to dominate and oppress man and to destroy the
Earth in the same way he once sought to dominate God and destroy
and his fallen angels have been cast into the Earth by Almighty God Who
expects Born-Again man to hold them in incarceration until the angel comes
to lock them in the Pit according to Revelation chapter 20.
this lesson we will see the three primary Earthly habitations demon spirits
seek out in their continued attempts to dominate Planet Earth and its
Demon Spirits Seek to Inhabit Entire Nations
"How art thou
fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to
the ground which did weaken the nations ... They that see thee shall
narrowly look upon thee and consider thee saying, Is this the one that made
the earth to tremble. that did shake kingdoms, that made the world as a
wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that open not the house of his
prisoners?" (Isaiah 14:12-17)
first place Satan has always sought to set his throne in order to dominate
large groupings of people is over entire nations. Throughout human
history Satan has snared entire civilizations, empires and nations through the use of demon
powers. (Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4; John 12, 14, 16)
Entire nations have become demon-infested as a result of kicking the God of
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob out of those nations.
Entire nations have become
demon-infested by refusing to welcome , the person of Jesus Christ, the only
Savior of mankind. By doing so they
open the door to
false religions, make-believe spiritual disciplines, seducing spirits and
doctrines of demons. As a result
entire nations have become the habitation of demons.
From ancient Egypt,
to the Babylonian Empire, to Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Adolph Hitler,
Benedito Mussolini, to the former Soviet Union, to present-day China,
North Korea, Iraq, Iran, etc., demon powers have sought and have continued to
seek to overtake and inhabit entire nations.
It all began with the fall of Lucifer.
Satan’s name was originally Lucifer.
Lucifer once ruled this Earth we live on as a holy angel of God until
he decided, along with one-third of the angels of Heaven, to overthrow
God’s Empire. (Revelation 12:9) But
the Empire struck back. God's
Empire always strikes back.
As we have already
seen in Isaiah chapter fourteen, Lucifer and his fallen angels were cast
violently out of Heaven and thrown back down into this Earth where
Born-Again man is now to hold them in incarceration.
This is why Jesus said Satan, fallen angels and evil spirits are
subject to the Believer.
“I beheld Satan
as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on
serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing
shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the
spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are
written in heaven.” (Luke 10:18-20)
a result of Satan and his fallen angels being cast back down into the Earth,
we have countries
and nations ruled by certain princes of darkness who are all under the government
and rule of Satan.
This is why it is so
important to pray and ask God for Gospel laborers to go into the harvest
fields of these oppressed nations to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to
is why we pray for Apostles, missionaries and Evangelists to go into
these demon-dominated countries to raise up works for Christ.
If missionaries do not go into these countries, if we do not pray
that laborers will be raised up from within these countries, Heaven cannot
be populated and Hell cannot be plundered concerning these nations.
Even the United
States of America is a constant target for Satan to rule through
his continual efforts.
Three primary areas Satan uses in his endeavor to control America is
unfettered abortion, the normalizing of homosexuality
and continual tampering with Israel's
has also convinced the God-hating
people of this country to rip the Ten Commandment
posters off the elementary school classroom walls, replacing them with
posters illustrating to our children the proper use of condoms.
If we do not bind him and cast him out by using our God-given Christian authority,
continually resisting him in Jesus' Strong Name, he will take
this country even as he has taken many other countriesl.
America has done a poor job of resisting Satan in these three primary
areas. As a result, God has not been able to protect us entirely from
the onslaught of the Muslim holy war called Jihad and Islamic world
domination. However, if American
Christians will judge
themselves and repent for these three primary sins, resisting Satan in
Jesus' Strong Name, our weakened nation will be supernaturally strengthened
So keep in mind as
you pray to ask God's forgiveness for your not doing more about these three
primary national sins, if you have not. As you pray, resist Satan in Jesus' Name,
informing him that you will not allow him to take your country. When
Christians sit back and do nothing about their national sins, their country
runs the risk of becoming a habitation of demons.
In the Apostle John’s revelation of future events, an angel
appeared to him and cried out mightily with a strong voice.
the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and
the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful
bird.” (Revelation 18:2)
In the above verse
"unclean and hateful birds" symbolize evil spirits.
is clear from Scripture that Satan and demon spirits seek to inhabit entire
Demon Spirits Seek to Inhabit Cities within Nations
to the angel of the church in Pergamos write … I know thy works, and where
thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name,
and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my
faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.”
Pergamos was an
ancient Greek city in modern-day Turkey sixteen miles inland from the Aegean
Sea. As beautiful as it was, it was where Satan’s seat was located.
This clearly indicates that Satan and demon powers set up their
thrones and rule from within cities.
these cities Satan has greater power than he has in the outlying regions to
perform his hateful deeds. Have
noticed how extreme poverty, violence, oppression and immorality are highly
concentrated in inner cities? I have
lived in many major American cities over the past thirty years or more of
Ministry. I have noticed that there are certain pockets within
every major city where Satan and demons and their behaviors are far more concentrated than in other areas of those cities.
of Satan's efforts to control cities is focused on the local
Church. Satan and demon powers operate through many Churches in most
all of America's bigger cities. There are multiplied thousands of Believers in Jesus Christ who are in bondage
to Satan in these Churches because their leaders are in bondage to Satan as
a result of not submitting to and teaching the Bible. Both the
leadership and the people need
to be delivered by the power of Jesus' Name.
American Christians make the
mistake of believing that demon spirits only inhabit super-large cities such
Russia, Calcutta, India,
Las Vegas, Nevada
California. However, they are seriously mistaken. All across
America, in small and large cities, bookstores, cable television, the
Internet, cults and false religions are bursting at the seams with demonic
teachings, seeking the foolish who unknowingly open themselves up to become habitations
of demon powers.
Yes, Satan and demon
powers prefer larger cities because there are more people there to
oppress. But by no means do they limit themselves to large cities
alone. Some of America's smallest cities rank amongst the most
oppressed cities because Believers who lack knowledge of their authority in
Christ allow demonic principalities and powers
to run unchecked.
It is entirely the
responsibility of American
Christians to stand up and verbally command Satan and demon powers to leave
Jesus referred to this as "binding the strong man." He also
said that Christians who refuse to bind the strong man in their communities
are being counterproductive, working against Him and enabling Satan and his
“But if I cast out
devils by the Spirit of God, then the
is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and
spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil
his house. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not
with me scattereth abroad.” (Matthew 12:28-30)
It is up to Believers
in Jesus Christ to
take authority over Satan and demons in both the nations and the cities of
the world. Some of the most beautiful
cities in the world are being completely taken over by individuals with
homosexual spirits. Homosexuals tend to have a lot of money.
This is because they are unable to reproduce and have children which
relieves them of great expense. They are also normally two income
households which results in their having more money than the average
American. This enables them to live in the most beautiful and most
expensive cities. As a result, the cities they claim become habitations of
can take a demon-possessed individual, dress them in fine European clothing, teach
them proper etiquette, teach them the difference between a salad and a dinner
fork, teach them the difference between Euclidean and non-Euclidean
geometries, teach them to read the complete works of Shakespeare in multiple
languages, to use perfect grammar and to become highly prolific in the use
of modern technology. However, a sodomite is
still a sodomite, no matter how you dress or educate them, and is in great
need of deliverance.
spirits cannot be educated out of people. Demon spirits cannot be analyzed
out of people. Demon spirits cannot be talked out of people. Demon
spirits cannot even be loved out of people. Jesus said demon spirits
must be cast out of individuals and they must be cast out of entire cities as well.
There are two cities in the Bible that had such
a problem with sodomy and all other forms of immorality that they were named
after their sins - Sodom and Gomorrah.
lesbianism are not the unforgiveable sin, however, it is still sin which
needs forgiveness. Many cities in America have tremendous problems with
The biggest city
Jesus ever saw was
Jerusalem. It was so bound in Satan’s
grasp that He wept over it. Today
He weeps over cities like
Washington, New York, Chicago,
San Francisco, Nashville, New Orleans, Las Vegas and
because they are full of soothsayers, crystal gazers,
cults, false religion
and immorality of every
kind. There is more witchcraft
and demon oppression in the cities of the
United States than there is in any underdeveloped nation on this Earth.
But there is no Satanic power that can stand before the
Jesus promised the gates of
Hell would not prevail against His
tiniest drop of Jesus' Blood is
greater than the greatest concentration of evil and can cleanse the biggest
Use your faith in prayer and advance on the cities of
your nation, commanding them to be
free of demonic principalities and powers.
will see miracles when you do. It
is not just the job of the Preacher to cast out unclean spirits. It is the job of every
Believer in Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; John 14:12; James 4:7)
Demon Spirits Seek to Inhabit Living Flesh, Human or Animal
and demon spirits not only seek to dominate nations and cities, they desire
to dominate, possess, oppress and obsess individual human beings and animals
regardless of where they live. This is perfectly illustrated in the following Bible narrative from
"And they arrived
at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against
Galilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain
man, which had demons long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any
house, but in the tombs.
"When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down
before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus,
thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. For he had
commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had
caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake
the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness. And Jesus asked
him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many demons were
entered into him.
"And they besought him that he would not command them to go
out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the
mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into
them. And he suffered them. Then went the demons out of the man, and entered
into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake,
and were choked.
"When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and
went and told it in the city and in the country. Then they went out to see
what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the demons were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind:
and they were afraid. They also which saw it told them by what means he that
was possessed of the demons was healed. Then the whole multitude of the
country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for
they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned
"Now the man out of whom the
demons were departed besought him
that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine
own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went
his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had
done unto him.” (Luke 8:26-39)
Notice something very
interesting in verse thirty. Jesus actually asked
the head demon what his name was. The
demon responded, “Legion, for we are many.”
A Roman Legion in that day consisted of between 2,000 and 6,000 men
depending on who you listen to.
That is how many demons this man had.
Demons do not require physical space like physical things in the physical world
thousands of demons can be
on the inside of one human being at the same time.
Irregardless of how
many demons are on the inside of a human being, every one of them is subject to the Name of Jesus.
If someone wants to be free, any Believer who has faith in the Bible can set them free in Jesus’ Strong
Name. You, as a Believer in Jesus
Christ, can supernaturally set people free through the bold use of Christian
and Believers in Jesus Christ do not send
demon-possessed, oppressed or obsessed people to the psychiatrist,
psychologist or counselor.
Psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors are unable to talk demons out of people.
Demons will be talked out of individuals or animals by no one. Demons
must be cast out by faith in Jesus' Name.
Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is not a
referral agency. The
Church of Jesus Christ is comprised of millions of
authorized agents of the Lord Jesus. (James 4:7)
Whether they be insane spirits, deaf spirits, infirm spirits,
homosexual spirits, blind spirits, spirits of infirmity, etc., they
absolutely must come out in Jesus’ Name if someone desires to be free.
Notice also in the
above narrative when the
spirits came out of the man, they went into the pigs grazing nearby.
Jesus did not send the spirits into the pigs. He did not specifically tell them to go into
the pigs. He did not specifically tell them not to go into the pigs. He
simply allowed them to do whatever they were going to do. The individuals who
were raising those pigs were doing so against Hebrew law and Jesus was not
going to get involved with protecting or not protecting the pigs which were
being raised illegally.
Jesus was not a law-breaker. He simply told the spirits to "Come
out of the man." The demons chose to go into the pigs because when evil spirits cannot find
habitation in a human being, they
will seek habitation in animals.
am sure every farmer in the world could tell you a story of animals that
just seemed to possess a strange spirit and had to be destroyed because they
could not live at peace with the other animals.
animals ended up in the butcher shop or on the supper table because the
farmer did not understand his authority in Jesus Christ.
I knew an individual
in a major American city who had both a dog and a cat which were possessed of demon
animals were tormented and demented.
The dog would pace compulsively with his head down like a lion in a cage.
He did not have the capacity to respond to affection from human
beings. He was despondent and
just a strange dog that would not interact with humans or other animals. I
explained to the owner how Satan and demon spirits will enter into animals
if they are unable to possess humans. The owner requested that I pray a prayer of deliverance for the dog
did. The dog changed immediately. I cast
the unclean spirits
out of the animal in Jesus’ Name and the dog became immediately
affectionate and responsive. He remained that way.
dog owner was so impressed
stirred her faith for her wild cat to be delivered as well.
The cat was unpredictable, violent and destructive towards
human beings. You could
see in its eyes that it was being tormented by insane spirits.
Name of Jesus drove those demons out of that creation of God and it, too,
was immediately and radically changed.
would no longer leap, jump, screech, bite, scratch and run berserk,
knocking things over and hiding. It was
an immediate and a startling deliverance.
of these two animals explained to me
how her husband had committed suicide in the home and that was when the
animals began having problems with odd, demonic behavior. There is no doubt in my
mind that the suicide spirits who caused her husband to take his life, left him at
the point of death and went immediately into the animals.
loves your animals because you love your animals. If you are having problems with odd behavior,
despondency, constant reoccurrences of sickness, violence, etc., as a
Believer there is something you can do. You can use the Name of Jesus
and tell those oppressive spirits to come out. You will be amazed by the
miraculous deliverance you will see.
However, you must be Born-Again and belong to
Jesus or the spirits will not obey you.
This is a message of
hope not fear.
Believers in Jesus Christ we were created
for signs, wonders and miracles. God
does not want us to be afraid of Satan nor does He want us to ignore
him. Ignoring Satan is equally as
dangerous as being afraid of him. Rise up in your Christian authority and
resist Satan and evil spirits wherever you perceive they are present - in
your nation, your city, yourself, your family or in anyone else who desires
to be free.
God loves the nations of the world. He loves Israel
in particular. (Isaiah 43:1-7)
God blesses and
nations just as Satan curses and inhabits entire nations.
for any sin that may be in your life and call God's blessings upon our
nation. Ask Him to grant Godly sorrow to your nation for their
national sins and He will do it. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
loves the cities of the world. He loves Jerusalem
(Psalm 87:2) Jerusalem is right now a city of great violence and a magnet
for political and spiritual strife as Satan desires to destroy it. But
one day soon it will once
again be a place of God's peace, presence and power.
God loves, blesses and inhabits cities just as Satan
hates, curses and inhabits cities.
blesses and inhabits people who accept
Christ as their Savior, even as Satan curses
and inhabits people who reject Christ as their Savior.
earthly habitations of demons: Nations. Cities. All living beings.
earthly habitations of God: Nations. Cities. Born-Again human beings.
Be Blessed ... John and Barbara Hamel
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