Demons and Devils are evil spirits that are unseen by the natural eye, but their effect on mankind has been from the beginning of mans knowledge of his surroundings. Weather you believe or not doesn't matter to them, for if you believe Gods Word, you must also believe in the existence of them. These Demon seeds have manifested themselves from the beginning of Satan and starting with Eve in the Garden. They have grown in number as man has reproduced.
These Demons have controlled many famous and infamous men not only in the regular populace but also in the clergy.
1. The most famous of these were the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
Beginning at Paris, the French soldiers and the Roman Catholic clergy fell upon the unarmed people, and blood flowed like a river throughout the entire country.
In one week, almost 100,100 Protestants perished. The rivers of France were so filled with corpses that for many months no fish were eaten. In the valley of the Loire, wolves came down from the hills to feed upon the decaying bodies of Protestants. The list of massacres was as endless as the list of the dead. When news of the Massacre reached the Vatican there was jubilation. Cannons roared – bells rung – and a special commemorative medal was struck – to honor the occasion. The Pope commissioned Italian artist Vasari to paint a mural of the Massacre – which still hangs in the Vatican.
2. The next is the Massacre of 1641.
At the beginning of October, 1641, the leading Catholic clergy and laity met at a Franciscan Abbey in Westmeath, to discuss what course of action was to be taken against the Protestant settlers. Those who died first were never buried, but were left to be devoured by dogs, and rats and swine. Some were driven into rivers and drowned, some hanged, some mutilated, some ripped with knives. They flung babies into boiling pots, or tossed them into the ditches to the pigs. They plucked out grown men's eyes, turned them adrift to wander, and starved them to death.
The priests told the people "that Protestants were worse than dogs, they were devils and served the devil, and the killing of them was a meritorious act."
3. The latest is after the outbreak of World War II.
Hitler, Who was obsessed by the occult, established death camps to secretly implement what he called "the final solution of the Jewish question." By the end of the war 6 million Jews had been systematically murdered. Many men have fallen for these Demons of Darkness, being played like a violin and dancing to the music of bloodshed.
So what is this darkness that we speak of? Lets look at the Bible for our answers.
Matthew 6:23, Jesus said; "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" and in Luke 11:34; "The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness." This darkness is what causes men and women to do the things that we mentioned in part 1. Even those that we say are upright and sociable, never robing, stealing, murdering, you know the type, the very good neighbor who pays his taxes and takes care of his family, but who are not saved, these also are in darkness, for the greatest sin that I know of is unbeliefe. For without the Spirit of Christ within them, they are in darkness.
Here we see the sum of the whole matter of Darkness in Isaiah 44:18, "They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand"; and in Isaiah 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."
This darkness comes from the Demons and Devils, which fill the man. As the man must accept this darkness he turns away from the truth, which is Gods word. Accepting rather to live in this darkness rather than to remain or turn to the light.
The Bible says we can have more hope in a fool than one who turns from the truth. Pro 26: 11-12 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
How many people have turned away from the truth because of an charismatic man, or an institution or even a church, because of seeds being planted into their mind growing until they believe a Lie?
The Bible proves that men will be turned over to a reprobate mind letting them believe a lie and be damned. Saved and unsaved will be tempted by these seeds and because of this darkness that fills their eyes many will be led to believe that there is no Heaven, Hell or Judgment. As the old saying goes, "Let us eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we may die."
In Luke 11:35, We see a warning from Jesus, "Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." This is stating that we must constantly review ourselves and what we believe so that we are not led astray from the truth. These that Jesus was speaking of were the self righteous, who believed that they were light but instead were in Darkness. Hypocrites.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Reprove;
1. To blame; to censure
2. To charge with a fault to the face; to chide; to reprehend.
3. To blame for; with of; as, to reprove one of laziness.
4. To convince of a fault, or to make it manifest.
5. To refute; to disprove.
6. To excite a sense of guilt.
7. To manifest silent disapprobation or blame.
The vicious cannot bear the presence of the good, whose very looks reprove them, and whose life is a severe, though silent admonition. Men murder in the name of God, nether knowing Him nor following His ways. We all die because of sin but we all will be judged on our works in this life, weather they are good or evil. Come out from the darkness of your soul before its too late. It does not have to be the end of the world for a man to die, it only has to be him time.
Mat_20: 15; Isa_44: 18-20; Mar_7: 22; Eph_4: 18, Eph_5: 8; 1Jo_2: 11
If: Mat_23: 16-28; Pro_26: 12; Isa_5: 20, Isa_5: 21, Isa_8: 20; Jer_4: 22, Jer_8: 8, Jer_8: 9; Luk_8: 10; Joh_9: 39-41; Rom_1: 22, Rom_2: 17-23; 1Co_1: 18-20, 1Co_2: 14, 1Co_3: 18, 1Co_3: 19; Rev_3: 17, Rev_3: 18