Angels and Evil Spirits
Origin & Their Destiny
by Pastor John Hamel
In this lesson we
will be addressing rebellious angels who fell from the grace of God.
like man, were created with free-will. Free-will is the ability to choose between God and evil, between benevolence
and malevolence. Free-will
always carries with it the potential for rebellion.
Unfortunately, some of God’s created angels were talked into choosing evil
by Lucifer, a special angel who held an extremely high position of authority
at one time in both Heaven and in Earth.
the First Angel to Fall
“son of the morning.” He was
once the most beautiful and gifted of all created beings until he fell into pride.
the most beautiful
and gifted of all angels became the most evil and vile.
Lucifer's name was changed to Satan. We see the first
indication of this in Job 1:7. He is also called the old serpent, the dragon, accuser of the brethren
the devourer as well as over two dozen other evil names.
look at Isaiah's narrative of Satan's original casting down.
“How art thou
fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to
the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine
heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of
God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the
north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the
most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying,
Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that
opened not the house of his prisoners?” (Isaiah 14:12-17)
the first created being to ever step outside the will of God was an angel.
This was not just any angel. This was an angel that ruled on Planet Earth even before Adam was created.
angel led worship before the Throne of God but through pride Lucifer chose to exalt himself, not realizing that anytime
anyone anywhere for any reason exalts themselves, they become less like God,
not more like God.
The moment we
begin to look in the mirror, telling ourselves how beautiful, gifted, able
and special we are, that is the same moment we step into rebellion and immediately
begin the fall from grace. Pride
is believing a lie. Pride is a
his pride Lucifer made the foolish decision to ascend into Heaven and to
exalt his throne above the Throne of God. As a result he was cast down
by God and stripped of all authority and power.
let us look at the Prophet Ezekiel's narrative of Lucifer's fall from grace.
“Moreover the word
of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the
king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up
the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the
garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz,
and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the
emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of
thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon
; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast
perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was
found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the
midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast
thee as profane out of the mountain
God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones
"Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast
corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the
ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast
defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the
iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst
of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth
in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the
people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt
thou be any more.” (Ezekiel 28:11-19)
In this narrative we see a perfect
example of what is called "The Law of Double
In this case the Law of Double Reference is in play because although the
King of Tyrus was being spoken to, it was actually Satan within him who was
being addressed. The King of Tyrus, in his pride, became
possessed of Satan.
addressing the King, the Holy Spirit was actually addressing Satan who was
possessing him. We know the Holy Spirit
was addressing Satan because He said through Ezekiel, "Thou hast been
in Eden, the Garden of God." The only personalities who were in
the Garden of Eden were Adam, Eve, God, God’s angels
The King of Tyrus was not in the Garden because he did not live until
3500 years later.
So it is very clear that it is Satan who is being
addressed here by the Holy Spirit.
Is a Living Spiritual Being
It is also very clear
in the Scriptures that Lucifer, now known as Satan, is a person
but not a human person. He is a
is a living spiritual being. He
is not an evil force, idea, philosophy, abstract design or mythical
is a fallen angel, the very first fallen angel.
is a living entity with some very strong, very wrong ideas of his own.
Most Christians live in fear of him because they do not know what
Jesus teaches concerning their authority over
“And the seventy
returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us
through thy name. And he said unto them, 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.” (Luke 10:17-19)
"serpents and scorpions" referred to by Jesus here are symbolic of
Satan and demon powers. Jesus is making it perfectly clear that all Born
Again Believers have absolute authority over Satan and demon powers. There
is no need to fear Satan
or demons when you know how to use your God-given authority.
Satan, the fallen angel, is not as powerful as he would lead people to
believe. He knows he must bow his knee to the Name of Jesus when
it is spoken by the lips of the Believer.
therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James
Satan is the
consummate coward. Although he would love for people to see him as the
never works alone. He is a pack rat.
This is why he needs help from untold millions of fallen angels and other
entities which Jesus
referred to as "evil spirits" and "unclean spirits."
(Matthew 10:1) Like the schoolyard bully, Satan is not as tough as he
wants everyone to believe he is.
He did not have the nerve to face Almighty God alone and he does not have
the nerve to face you alone.
Fallen Angels & the Disembodied Spirits of Giants
When Satan attempted
to overtake the Throne of God in Heaven, he convinced approximately
one-third of Heaven's angels to follow him into his rebellion. The
Apostle John saw it in his revelation while in a trance on the Lord's
his tail drew the third part of the stars of Heaven, and did cast them to
the Earth... " (Revelation 12:4a)
Angels are often
referred to as "stars" in the Bible. (Revelation 8:10-13;
Here, when Satan was cast out
of Heaven as a result of his rebellion, all of his rebel followers, totaling
one-third of Heaven's angels, were forced to go with him.
Some of them, possibly untold millions, are still roaming free in the Earth right now.
Many others have already
been bound in chains.
Some may ask,
some still roaming free and others are bound in chains?"
Let's look to the Word of God for the answer to that question.
“And the angels
which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath
reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great
day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are
set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (Jude
angels were forced out of their first estate in Heaven, their original spiritual domain, and
literally invaded the earthly realm of man.
Right up until the time of Noah's Flood they
were committing fornication with the
human daughters of men, which resulted in the human women giving birth to what the
Bible calls "giants."
were giants in the Earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons
of God came in unto the daughters of men and they bare children to them, the
same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." (Genesis 6:4)
ungodly giants (Hebrew: Nephilim) were partly natural and partly supernatural. (Genesis 6:1-8)
so many of these ungodly giants, potentially millions, were produced over an extended period of
history as a result of these ungodly unions that only a worldwide flood could rid the Earth of them
all. Hence, God's instruction for righteous Noah to build an ark to
save himself and his family when this judgment by water occurred.
God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the Earth is
filled with violence through them; and, behold I will destroy them with the
Earth." (Genesis 6:13)
the judgment of Noah's Flood, fallen angels once again began committing fornication with the
human daughters of men. As a result of these continuing ungodly unions
were no less than twenty nations of giants once again roaming the Earth.
During Israel's wilderness wanderings
they were forced to deal with many of these nations of giants.
Moses sent the twelve spies to investigate the Promised Land they returned
with the report, "We saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which came out
of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were
in their sight." (Numbers 13:33)
The last remnants of
these nations of ungodly giants
were finally wiped out by King David's armies. (1 Chronicles 20:8)
have taught that the word "giant" used throughout the Old
Testament is a reference to the degree of
wickedness in Israel's enemies instead of actual body size. This is a
grossly wrong interpretation of Scripture.
The primary Hebrew word used
repeatedly for "giant" throughout the Old Testament is "gibbowr" and it actually
means "powerful, mighty, strong, giant man."
Hebrew word "nephilim" meaning "giants" is also used in
Genesis 6:4 and Numbers 13:33.
words "gibbowr" and "nephilim" are specific references
to the giant offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men and are
never used as references to the degree of wickedness in Israel's
enemies. Both words are specific references to actual physical
their angelic fathers some of these
partly natural, partly supernatural beings were of tremendous stature.
Some, such as Og, King of Bashan, were as tall as thirteen feet or more.
giants even had six fingers on each
hand and six toes on each foot. (1 Chronicles 20:4-8)
Many carried spears weighing up to twenty-five pounds and
were able to
utilize them with the same ease and proficiency as today's human Olympian
handles a javelin weighing less than two pounds. (2 Samuel 21:16-22)
giant brother of Goliath, carried a spear that was the size of a commercial weaver's
beam. (1 Chronicles 20:5)
the time of little David slaying Goliath, the giant was wearing a coat of
armor weighing nearly 200 pounds and he stood nearly ten feet tall. (1
these giants came into existence they then began producing even more giant
offspring amongst themselves without the assistance of human women. (2
Samuel 21:16-22; 1 Chronicles 20:4-8)
The Scripture is more
than clear that Goliath, his big brother, Lahmi, and Og, King of
Bashan, were not the only giants in the Bible. (Deuteronomy 3:11-13; 1
There were entire nations of giants who
continued to reproduce themselves, filling the
land and continually attempting to violate God's claim on the Promised
Land. To name just a few, there were the Rephaims, Zuzims and Emims.
(Genesis 14:5-6) The Kenites, Kenizzites, Hittites, Kadmonites, Perizzites, Amorites,
Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites were also nations of giants. (Genesis
15:19-21; Deuteronomy 2:10-12, 20-23; Joshua 12:4-8; 17:15;
note. The amazing revelation of the multiplicity of giants in Scripture should easily answer,
for any Believer in the Bible, exactly who built the Pyramids of Egypt and
other mysteries of gargantuan construction which still exist on Planet Earth
Than One Category of Evil Spirits
all demon spirits are not simply fallen angels.
Bible scholars, based upon what we have just seen from the Scriptures, believe that another
category of evil spirits is actually the disembodied
of potentially millions of dead giants.
Because the giants were born of both
human and angelic
parentage, they also are eternal beings. They did not cease to exist at the
time of their physical deaths. Therefore,
many believe that the disembodied spirits of these giants continue to
roam Planet Earth seeking
embodiment in humans or animals as all other evil spirits do.
may ask, "Why
did fallen angels fornicate with human women to begin with?"
I believe Satan had
everything to do
with this and his evil purpose was two-fold.
I believe he led his fallen angels in this type of immorality in an
attempt to "cut off at the
pass" God's promise to Adam and Eve of a Messiah-Redeemer.
Satan was attempting to contaminate pure, human,
Adamite stock. His purpose
was to keep the Messiah from being birthed as
Adam and Eve's direct offspring.
I also believe Satan did this in an attempt to avoid his own doom which God
also prophesied at the very same time. Apparently, it seemed logical to
Satan that the way to stop his own destruction would be to stop his
believe that Satan's
fallen angels who
fornicated with human women, thus creating giants, are those who are presently bound in chains in Hell’s holding tank.
They are awaiting their final judgment
according to what we read in Jude 1:6 and 7.
fallen angels who did not fornicate with human women
as well as the disembodied evil spirits of
giants are both still
there are untold millions of both categories of evil spirits combined
still loosed in the
Earth, as well as other categories of which man presently knows nothing.
many different categories of evil spirits as there may be, it is the will of God for
Christians to hold them all in incarceration through prayer, authority
and faith-filled words until Jesus comes. This is what Jesus was
telling His Disciples in Luke 10:17-19 as noted earlier in our study.
Must Continually Resist Demon Powers
angels and evil spirits, whatever their origin, have absolutely no authority over
the Born-Again Believer unless the Believer
maintains an unhealthy disinterest in them.
The Born-Again Believer who either ignores demon spirits or denies
their existence will be readily and easily controlled
recognizes the Christian's authority far more readily than most
“Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh
about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith,
knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren in the world.” (1
"adversary" in this verse means "enemy of
The word "devil" means "a deceiver" and "an
enemy of righteousness, God and humanity."
Roaring lion is reference to "a liar." (John 8:44)
The word "devour"
means "one who seeks to destroy health, mind, prosperity and family."
words clearly reveal that Satan is irrevocably and irretrievably evil,
an enemy of holiness, a deceiver, a liar and a destroyer as are all evil
Apostle Peter said to "be sober" he was admonishing
Christians to stop approaching Christianity like
a bunch of silly clowns playing religious games.
He was telling Believers to clean up their acts and to recognize they
have enemies in this Earth who are in the destruction business.
“For we wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against
the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
To wrestle is to
withstand or to resist.
continually resist these demon powers.
Many times demon powers will
directly attack the Christian. Other times demons will indirectly
attack through other human beings.
In either case, demon spirits must bow their knee to the Believer when told
to do so in Jesus' Name.
angels are organized and operating according to the same
type of strategy they learned while still in Heaven. However, as
organized as they may be, the Name of Jesus sends
fallen angels and all evil spirits into utter chaos and confusion.
Jesus said we must "bind the strong man," a reference to Satan and
demon powers, in order to prevent them from plundering our lives. (Matthew 12:29)
commanded, they will stop for a season, even as they did for Jesus,
only to come around looking for trouble again. (Luke 4:13) Believers will spend
the rest of their lives on Earth maintaining
authority over fallen angels and evil spirits.
spent His entire life on Earth dealing with Satan and evil spirits directly
and indirectly and the servant is not above their Master. (Matthew
10:24) Resist them, like Jesus resisted them, and they will flee from
you as they fled from Jesus.
Powers Have Been Crushed by Christ
“Blotting out the
handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and
took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled
principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over
them in it.” (Colossians 2:14-15)
the Apostle Paul makes clear reference to the fact that demonic
principalities and powers have been crushed and defeated by Jesus'
triumphant crucifixion. Even as they must obey Jesus, they must obey
the obedient disciple of
“Forasmuch then as
the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took
part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power
of death, that is, the devil;” (Hebrews 2:14)
here we have clear Scriptural evidence that Jesus became a flesh
and blood Man in order to legally cancel Satan's death-grip on
humanity. As a human Jesus defeated Satan and now any human who belongs
to Christ can and must enforce Satan's defeat.
All evil spirits are subject to all Believers in Christ.
“Notwithstanding in this
rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice,
because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20)
What could be clearer? Jesus has given every Believer dominion
over Satan and demon powers. He could not have possibly been more
clear than when He said, "The spirits are subject to you."
Here Jesus is addressing all disciples concerning their delegated authority
over fallen angels and evil, demon spirits.
therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James
one submits to Holy God by submitting to His Word, the devil, his
angels and demons have no choice but to obey voice commands given to them by
“He that committeth
sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this
purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of
the devil.” (1 John 3:8)
word "committeth" in this verse is a reference to someone who
habitually and repeatedly sins without remorse. This is not a
reference to the Believer who stumbles and makes
mistakes. When the Believer stumbles and makes mistakes, a simple
confession of wrongdoing will cleanse them of all unrighteousness and they
are free to once again use their authority over
Satan, fallen angels and demons. (1 John 1:9)
Jesus came to Planet
Earth for this very purpose. He came to destroy Satan, fallen
angels and evil spirits grip on fallen man, and He
has done just that. All Believers must now rise up and enforce
their defeat in Jesus' Strong Name.
may be thinking, "Pastor, how do I do that?" It is
simple. Open your mouth
and say, "Satan and demon powers, I enforce Christ's defeat of you in
my life. Go in Jesus' Strong Name."
The Ultimate Destiny of Satan and Fallen Angels
“The earth shall
reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and
the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not
rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall
punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the
earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are
gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days
shall they be visited.” (Isaiah 24:22-22)
Jesus is coming to
punish and to permanently incarcerate these fallen angels, former “high ones from on High” and
all demonic spirits and demonic kings of the Earth. They
be locked up for a thousand years during the Millennial Reign of Christ.
At the end of the 1000 years they will be released, utterly defeated
and cast into the
of Fire eternally.
But for now,
it is the Believer's responsibility to hold
them in incarceration with the words of their mouth, the Word of God and the Strong Name of
“And he will
destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and
the vail that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death in
victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the
rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord
hath spoken it.” (Isaiah 25:7-8)
Satan, fallen angels
and demon powers have cast a covering of fear and unbelief over all the face of
the Earth. Jesus will come soon
and destroy these veils. Russia, America, Iran, the Middle East, China
and all the nations of the world continue to operate under veils of fear, deception and unbelief until that day. This
is why we must continue to preach the Gospel on behalf of those who would
choose to come out from under those veils when given the opportunity.
must command Satan and demon powers to remove the Gospel blinders from the
eyes of the world's population in order that their hearts may be opened to
Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
We must ask God to send laborers to
them who will preach the Gospel to them, in order that they may make a
decision to follow Christ. (Matthew 9:36-38; Romans 10:9-15)
God is satisfied that as many as will be saved have been saved, He
will call for the removal of His Body from Planet Earth.
“And I saw the
beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to
make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And
the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles
before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the
beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a
lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the
sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his
mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.” (Revelation
“And when the
thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And
shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the
earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom
is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and
compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came
down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived
them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the
false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and
ever.” (Revelation 20:7-10)
While we await the
day of Satan and demon powers final incarceration, we must continue to
enforce Christ's authority over them in the Earth.
Church is not a
defeated Church. Christ's Church is a Glorious
Church. A Triumphant Church. There is no place for fear
in the life of the Believer. Satan
and demon powers are consumed with fear of knowledgeable Believers in Jesus
I am convinced Satan
looks under his bed at night before going to sleep
to be sure there are not any Believers under there. That, of course,
joke, but Satan's, fallen angels' and demons' absolute fear of knowledgeable, sober Christians who walk in
is no joke.
“Now thanks be unto
God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the
savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14)
The Apostle Paul’s use of the
word “triumph” is a reference to the mature, obedient, knowledgeable
Believer’s “complete mastery over Lucifer, Satan, fallen angels and demons.”
Believer in Jesus Christ makes a great mistake when waiting for God to
do something about the devil. God has done all He is doing to
do about the devil, fallen angels and evil spirits.
God now waits on the
Believer to accept their responsibility to hold them in incarceration until Jesus comes to finish
Open your mouth and
boldly say, “Satan, you must bow your knee to the Greater One within me.
Loose my body, finances, ministry, mind and family in Jesus’ Strong
“Ye are of God,
little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in
you, than he that is in the world. …Herein is our love made perfect, that
we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in
this world.” (1 John 4:4, 17)
As Jesus is so are we
in the world.
and you are absolute masters of Satan, fallen angels and demon
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