One night when I was about 7 years old, I was awakened by a being similar to the one depicted on the drawing, only much thinner and with a glowing body. Its eyes were like flames of fire- pure living energy.
It almost scared me to death. I reacted by jumping backwards in fear… Amazingly, although he had been tapping me on my left forearm and then stared into my eyes when I turned to look at it- the being also jumped backwards when I jumped.
The being jumped in the air and swiftly “kicked” itself like a frog under my bed. As if that wasn’t bad enough, in my fear (because I’ve always been courageously stupid) I looked down besides my bed…and saw its frog-like legs kick into the air and disappear. My mother responded to my screams by running into the room… After she prayed with me, she cuddled with me in bed until I finally fell asleep.
Ever since then, I have ALWAYS felt, saw, or heard demonic entities. I have often gotten “infected” by demons that have latched on to me and torment me for days. There have been times that as I am falling asleep, I’ve heard voices yelling at me in other languages… usually those insults are accompanied by letters that I “see,” as if the demons want to make sure that I know how to spell the words when I look them up in the internet. No surprise… they always insult me with the same type of epithet… only in different languages from around the world.
One experience that has stayed with me all my life, was when I was about 16 years old. That morning, I remembered that an shadow-like entity (like the one in the picture) had been sitting besides me all night, gently trying to convince me to serve Satan. I remember resisting him… while at the same time feeling drawn to what seemed to be a seductive invitation.
But… what are demons?
There are various understandings as to what a demon is. The prevalent idea among Christians is that demons are “fallen angels.” There is no doubt that Satan took angelic beings with him when he rebelled against God. (Rev. 12:7). What seems to be more difficult to understand, is the role of demons today.
Although Origen and St. Augustine believed that this was impossible, most Apostolic Fathers understood (as did the Jews) that Genesis 6:1-2 refers to Angels (or sons of God) that left their “abode” in order to have relations with women. Both St. James and St. Peter seem to be implying that the Angels that had once left their posts, were condemned to serve a prison time in Hell, until the end of the age. (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6)
One theory is that the demons of today are the disembodied spirits of those who drowned during the Flood. This theory is based on the apocryphal book of Enoch 4.10. 2. which says that God allowed for the offspring of the angels to kill one another and to die as a punishment to the fallen Angels. In other words, it is a punishment for the fallen Angels to see their offspring suffering until the Last Day.
Interestingly, the Bible considers an abomination the mixing of 2 or more types of animals or things in order to produce a different species (Leviticus 19).
In the story of the Gadarene (Mark 5), we see that “legion” (1000 demons) was in the man. The demons were so obsessed with having bodies, that they asked to be sent to the swine of the region…
Demons might be low-rank, fallen angels…or might be angelic offspring that are obsessed with bodies. Regardless of the answer, we are certain that Christ Jesus triumphed over all the principalities and powers while exposing them to shame on the Cross. (Col. 2:15)
As Christians, we share in the authority of Christ over everything. Ephesians 1:18-21 and nothing can harm us.
1 John 5:18 NIV
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.