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Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 1:57pm On Jul 11, 2020
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Please be blessed and informed that the battle is spiritual (not carnal).
Ephesians 6:10-18 KJV


Part 1

The connection of the visible with the invisible world, the ministration of angels of God, and the agency of evil spirits, are plainly revealed in the Scriptures, and inseparably interwoven with human history. There is a growing tendency to disbelief in the existence of evil spirits, while the holy angels that "minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation" (Hebrews 1:14) are regarded by many as spirits of the dead. But the Scriptures not only teach the existence of angels, both good and evil, but present unquestionable proof that these are not disembodied spirits of dead men. {GC 511.1}

Before the creation of man, angels were in existence; for when the foundations of the earth were laid, "the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Job 38:7. After the fall of man, angels were sent to guard the tree of life, and this before a human being had died. Angels are in nature superior to men, for the psalmist says that man was made "a little lower than the angels." Psalm 8:5. {GC 511.2}

We are informed in Scripture as to the number, and the power and glory, of the heavenly beings, of their connection with the government of God, and also of their relation to the work of redemption. "The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom ruleth over all." And, says the prophet, "I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne." In the presence chamber of the King of kings [512] they wait—"angels, that excel in strength," "ministers of His, that do His pleasure," "hearkening unto the voice of His word." Psalm 103:19-21; Revelation 5:11. Ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands, were the heavenly messengers beheld by the prophet Daniel. The apostle Paul declared them "an innumerable company." Daniel 7:10; Hebrews 12:22. As God's messengers they go forth, like "the appearance of a flash of lightning," (Ezekiel 1:14), so dazzling their glory, and so swift their flight. The angel that appeared at the Saviour's tomb, his countenance "like lightning, and his raiment white as snow," caused the keepers for fear of him to quake, and they "became as dead men." Matthew 28:3, 4. When Sennacherib, the haughty Assyrian, reproached and blasphemed God, and threatened Israel with destruction, "it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand." There were "cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains," from the army of Sennacherib. "So he returned with shame of face to his own land." 2 Kings 19:35; 2 Chronicles 32:21. {GC 511.3}

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 1:59pm On Jul 11, 2020
Part 2

Angels are sent on missions of mercy to the children of God. To Abraham, with promises of blessing; to the gates of Sodom, to rescue righteous Lot from its fiery doom; to Elijah, as he was about to perish from weariness and hunger in the desert; to Elisha, with chariots and horses of fire surrounding the little town where he was shut in by his foes; to Daniel, while seeking divine wisdom in the court of a heathen king, or abandoned to become the lions' prey; to Peter, doomed to death in Herod's dungeon; to the prisoners at Philippi; to Paul and his companions in the night of tempest on the sea; to open the mind of Cornelius to receive the gospel; to dispatch Peter with the message of salvation to the Gentile stranger—thus holy angels have, in all ages, ministered to God's people. {GC 512.1}

A guardian angel is appointed to every follower of Christ. These heavenly watchers shield the righteous from the power [513] of the wicked one. This Satan himself recognized when he said: "Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not Thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?" Job 1:9, 10. The agency by which God protects His people is presented in the words of the psalmist: "The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them." Psalm 34:7. Said the Saviour, speaking of those that believe in Him: "Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father." Matthew 18:10. The angels appointed to minister to the children of God have at all times access to His presence. {GC 512.2}
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 2:01pm On Jul 11, 2020
Part 3

Thus God's people, exposed to the deceptive power and unsleeping malice of the prince of darkness, and in conflict with all the forces of evil, are assured of the unceasing guardianship of heavenly angels. Nor is such assurance given without need. If God has granted to His children promise of grace and protection, it is because there are mighty agencies of evil to be met—agencies numerous, determined, and untiring, of whose malignity and power none can safely be ignorant or unheeding. {GC 513.1}

Evil spirits, in the beginning created sinless, were equal in nature, power, and glory with the holy beings that are now God's messengers. But fallen through sin, they are leagued together for the dishonor of God and the destruction of men. United with Satan in his rebellion, and with him cast out from heaven, they have, through all succeeding ages, co-operated with him in his warfare against the divine authority. We are told in Scripture of their confederacy and government, of their various orders, of their intelligence and subtlety, and of their malicious designs against the peace and happiness of men. {GC 513.2}

Old Testament history presents occasional mention of their existence and agency; but it was during the time when Christ was upon the earth that evil spirits manifested their power in the most striking manner. Christ had come to enter [514] upon the plan devised for man's redemption, and Satan determined to assert his right to control the world. He had succeeded in establishing idolatry in every part of the earth except the land of Palestine. To the only land that had not fully yielded to the tempter's sway, Christ came to shed upon the people the light of heaven. Here two rival powers claimed supremacy. Jesus was stretching out His arms of love, inviting all who would to find pardon and peace in Him. The hosts of darkness saw that they did not possess unlimited control, and they understood that if Christ's mission should be successful, their rule was soon to end. Satan raged like a chained lion and defiantly exhibited his power over the bodies as well as the souls of men. {GC 513.3}
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 2:02pm On Jul 11, 2020
Part 4


The fact that men have been possessed with demons, is clearly stated in the New Testament. The persons thus afflicted were not merely suffering with disease from natural causes. Christ had perfect understanding of that with which He was dealing, and He recognized the direct presence and agency of evil spirits. {GC 514.1}

A striking example of their number, power, and malignity, and also of the power and mercy of Christ, is given in the Scripture account of the healing of the demoniacs at Gadara. Those wretched maniacs, spurning all restraint, writhing, foaming, raging, were filling the air with their cries, doing violence to themselves, and endangering all who should approach them. Their bleeding and disfigured bodies and distracted minds presented a spectacle well pleasing to the prince of darkness. One of the demons controlling the sufferers declared: "My name is Legion: for we are many." Mark 5:9. In the Roman army a legion consisted of from three to five thousand men. Satan's hosts also are marshaled in companies, and the single company to which these demons belonged numbered no less than a legion. {GC 514.2}
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 2:04pm On Jul 11, 2020
Part 5

At the command of Jesus the evil spirits departed from their victims, leaving them calmly sitting at the Saviour's feet, subdued, intelligent, and gentle. But the demons were [515] permitted to sweep a herd of swine into the sea; and to the dwellers of Gadara the loss of these outweighed the blessings which Christ had bestowed, and the divine Healer was entreated to depart. This was the result which Satan designed to secure. By casting the blame of their loss upon Jesus, he aroused the selfish fears of the people and prevented them from listening to His words. Satan is constantly accusing Christians as the cause of loss, misfortune, and suffering, instead of allowing the reproach to fall where it belongs—upon himself and his agents. {GC 514.3}

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 2:07pm On Jul 11, 2020
Part 6

But the purposes of Christ were not thwarted. He allowed the evil spirits to destroy the herd of swine as a rebuke to those Jews who were raising these unclean beasts for the sake of gain. Had not Christ restrained the demons, they would have plunged into the sea, not only the swine, but also their keepers and owners. The preservation of both the keepers and the owners was due alone to His power, mercifully exercised for their deliverance. Furthermore, this event was permitted to take place that the disciples might witness the cruel power of Satan upon both man and beast. The Saviour desired His followers to have a knowledge of the foe whom they were to meet, that they might not be deceived and overcome by his devices. It was also His will that the people of that region should behold His power to break the bondage of Satan and release his captives. And though Jesus Himself departed, the men so marvelously delivered, remained to declare the mercy of their Benefactor. {GC 515.1}

Other instances of a similar nature are recorded in the Scriptures. The daughter of the Syrophoenician woman was grievously vexed with a devil, whom Jesus cast out by His word. (Mark 7:26-30). "One possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb" (Matthew 12:22); a youth who had a dumb spirit, that ofttimes "cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him" (Mark 9:17-27); the maniac who, tormented by "a spirit of an unclean devil" (Luke 4:33-36), disturbed the Sabbath quiet of the synagogue at Capernaum—all were [516] healed by the compassionate Saviour. In nearly every instance, Christ addressed the demon as an intelligent entity, commanding him to come out of his victim and to torment him no more. The worshipers at Capernaum, beholding His mighty power, "were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out." Luke 4:36. {GC 515.2}
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 2:09pm On Jul 11, 2020
Conclusion


Those possessed with devils are usually represented as being in a condition of great suffering; yet there were exceptions to this rule. For the sake of obtaining supernatural power, some welcomed the satanic influence. These of course had no conflict with the demons. Of this class were those who possessed the spirit of divination,—Simon Magus, Elymas the sorcerer, and the damsel who followed Paul and Silas at Philippi. {GC 516.1}

None are in greater danger from the influence of evil spirits than those who, notwithstanding the direct and ample testimony of the Scriptures, deny the existence and agency of the devil and his angels. So long as we are ignorant of their wiles, they have almost inconceivable advantage; many give heed to their suggestions while they suppose themselves to be following the dictates of their own wisdom. This is why, as we approach the close of time, when Satan is to work with greatest power to deceive and destroy, he spreads everywhere the belief that he does not exist. It is his policy to conceal himself and his manner of working. {GC 516.2}


The Great Controversy
Chapter 31
Agency of Evil Spirits
E.G. White

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by sonmvayina(m): 2:26pm On Jul 11, 2020
There are no such thing as evil or holy spirit.. There are spirits that do what God commands or sends them to do.. If God send them to go and destroy, from our perspective we call them evil spirits.. If he sends them to bring good tidings we call them holy spirit... They work for God.. They need his permission to act..

The devil is not an equal opposite of God.. Thinking so is insulting...
Only humans where given the ability and capacity to make choices.. Spirits don't have that luxury.. They only do what God tells them to do.. Their destiny is fixed.
Everything God created is under his control..

Quit making references from new testament.. It is all Roman creation and propaganda, created to deceive and make mockery of the creator..
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 1:02pm On Jul 12, 2020
Eiana:
Conclusion


Those possessed with devils are usually represented as being in a condition of great suffering; yet there were exceptions to this rule. For the sake of obtaining supernatural power, some welcomed the satanic influence. These of course had no conflict with the demons. Of this class were those who possessed the spirit of divination,—Simon Magus, Elymas the sorcerer, and the damsel who followed Paul and Silas at Philippi. {GC 516.1}

None are in greater danger from the influence of evil spirits than those who, notwithstanding the direct and ample testimony of the Scriptures, deny the existence and agency of the devil and his angels. So long as we are ignorant of their wiles, they have almost inconceivable advantage; many give heed to their suggestions while they suppose themselves to be following the dictates of their own wisdom. This is why, as we approach the close of time, when Satan is to work with greatest power to deceive and destroy, he spreads everywhere the belief that he does not exist. It is his policy to conceal himself and his manner of working. {GC 516.2}


The Great Controversy
Chapter 31
Agency of Evil Spirits
E.G. White

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Nobody: 4:45pm On Sep 18, 2020
[quote author=Eviana post=91636961][/quote]
Lol ahahaha! Good one OP. I like the way u didnt say anything to that guy above who perfectly fits the profile of the exact same people the concluding part of your teaching talks about, but just quoting the the part that he needs to see, which shows he is also one of tue lost ones who think "it is their own wisdom" and that No evil spirits exist. May God give them all true wisdom. Amen.

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Nobody: 4:49pm On Sep 18, 2020
That aside, God bless you richly for putting up this article. These are mysteries and truths which i have always know, but you resounded it to me and i learnt something new from one of the paragraphs. God be with you, sister. Keep running the race.

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 6:30pm On Sep 21, 2020
KevUnique:

Lol ahahaha! Good one OP. I like the way u didnt say anything to that guy above who perfectly fits the profile of the exact same people the concluding part of your teaching talks about, but just quoting the the part that he needs to see, which shows he is also one of tue lost ones who think "it is their own wisdom" and that No evil spirits exist. May God give them all true wisdom. Amen.

I have never (in my life) had such a heavy burden to pray for a nation of people as a whole, as I do for Nigeria via Nairaland (as i've stated a few times before). I feel like Esther-in a small way- (once she understood her purpose). It really saddens me.
I've had to pray for (4) different categories of people just in this section-which would cover all of Nigeria (or the world for that matter).
The guy is hurt & disillusioned....99.4 percent of scoffers and/or unbelievers are not born that way...period.
He's on my daily general list for the Religion section.
Make sure to daily pray for him (and others) to choose to surrender & experience the unconditional love of Christ.
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 6:36pm On Sep 21, 2020
KevUnique:
That aside, God bless you richly for putting up this article. These are mysteries and truths which i have always know, but you resounded it to me and i learnt something new from one of the paragraphs. God be with you, sister. Keep running the race.

Just seeing this now...sorry about that.
To God be all the honor & glory.
Brother, thank you for the encouragement & may you pesevere until the end.
Blessings

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Nobody: 6:44pm On Sep 21, 2020
Eviana:


I have never (in my life) had such a heavy burden to pray for a nation of people as a whole, as I do for Nigeria via Nairaland (as i've stated a few times before). I feel like Esther-in a small way- (once she understood her purpose). It really saddens me.
I've had to pray for (4) different categories of people just in this section-which would cover all of Nigeria (or the world for that matter).
The guy is hurt & disillusioned....99.4 percent of scoffers and/or unbelievers are not born that way...period.
He's on my daily general list for the Religion
section.
Make sure to daily pray for him (and others) to choose to surrender & experience the unconditional love of Christ.

I clearly understand your burden , sis. I know what u mean by being an Esther in these times, and understanding your purpose. I am also realising that I have the gift of an intercessor and i am compelled to always pray for others. It is just the way God made us. Well, the journey continues.... Be strong.

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Nobody: 6:48pm On Sep 21, 2020
Eviana:


Just seeing this now...sorry about that.
To God be all the honor & glory.
Brother, thank you for the encouragement & may you pesevere until the end.
Blessings
Yea, to God be the glory for the grace He gives. You are welcome. I love you , sis. This is coming from a good place. God wil see us all through as we keep persevering. So yes, It is good to encourage fellow believers, as the world hates us and the days are dark , and perilous times abound.

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Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by PeaceJoyLove: 2:56am On May 21
The headquarters of the agency you talked about here is you. And I am not led to pray for you, but to warn you. You have a strong passion for Christ, but trapped in a terrible doctrine.

Find a living church. You are in a dead church. I am convinced about it. You copy copy and paste everywhere.

Recommendation:
Fight against fear. The spirit of fear has pinned uou down for many years.
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 9:25am On Aug 17
Eviana:
Conclusion


Those possessed with devils are usually represented as being in a condition of great suffering; yet there were exceptions to this rule. For the sake of obtaining supernatural power, some welcomed the satanic influence. These of course had no conflict with the demons. Of this class were those who possessed the spirit of divination,—Simon Magus, Elymas the sorcerer, and the damsel who followed Paul and Silas at Philippi. {GC 516.1}

None are in greater danger from the influence of evil spirits than those who, notwithstanding the direct and ample testimony of the Scriptures, deny the existence and agency of the devil and his angels. So long as we are ignorant of their wiles, they have almost inconceivable advantage; many give heed to their suggestions while they suppose themselves to be following the dictates of their own wisdom. This is why, as we approach the close of time, when Satan is to work with greatest power to deceive and destroy, he spreads everywhere the belief that he does not exist. It is his policy to conceal himself and his manner of working. {GC 516.2}


The Great Controversy
Chapter 31
Agency of Evil Spirits
E.G. White
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 9:26am On Aug 17
Eviana:
Part 4


The fact that men have been possessed with demons, is clearly stated in the New Testament. The persons thus afflicted were not merely suffering with disease from natural causes. Christ had perfect understanding of that with which He was dealing, and He recognized the direct presence and agency of evil spirits. {GC 514.1}

A striking example of their number, power, and malignity, and also of the power and mercy of Christ, is given in the Scripture account of the healing of the demoniacs at Gadara. Those wretched maniacs, spurning all restraint, writhing, foaming, raging, were filling the air with their cries, doing violence to themselves, and endangering all who should approach them. Their bleeding and disfigured bodies and distracted minds presented a spectacle well pleasing to the prince of darkness. One of the demons controlling the sufferers declared: "My name is Legion: for we are many." Mark 5:9. In the Roman army a legion consisted of from three to five thousand men. Satan's hosts also are marshaled in companies, and the single company to which these demons belonged numbered no less than a legion. {GC 514.2}
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 2:16pm On Sep 24
Mistake made...didn't quote right. Sorry
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 2:18pm On Sep 24
E.viana:
Part 4


The fact that men have been possessed with demons, is clearly stated in the New Testament. The persons thus afflicted were not merely suffering with disease from natural causes. Christ had perfect understanding of that with which He was dealing, and He recognized the direct presence and agency of evil spirits. {GC 514.1}

A striking example of their number, power, and malignity, and also of the power and mercy of Christ, is given in the Scripture account of the healing of the demoniacs at Gadara. Those wretched maniacs, spurning all restraint, writhing, foaming, raging, were filling the air with their cries, doing violence to themselves, and endangering all who should approach them. Their bleeding and disfigured bodies and distracted minds presented a spectacle well pleasing to the prince of darkness. One of the demons controlling the sufferers declared: "My name is Legion: for we are many." Mark 5:9. In the Roman army a legion consisted of from three to five thousand men. Satan's hosts also are marshaled in companies, and the single company to which these demons belonged numbered no less than a legion. {GC 514.2}
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by PeaceJoyLove: 11:52pm On Oct 03
Eviana:


Interestingly enough, since I released my "burner" number almost 2 weeks ago, I've received a plethora of (+1) numbers...lots of spam & scam calls and have been added into text "groups" with tons of #'s all having the (954) area code.
This has happened to me several times since being a member here. I just had no one who would help me nor did I mention it. I tried stopping the problem on my own...
Sir, it's "not" nor has "ever been" me calling you randomly or sending anyone else to do it. But, I have given up trying to convince you though. God sees & knows all..I have no doubt that the truth will be revealed.
I'd love a solution as well.
I am only available today from 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. --U.S. time
(which is 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.-- Nigeria's time).
You are welcome to put a call through to the # on my text around 8 your time.

Please, stay off this person. She is a fraud!!! Be warned.
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by Eviana(f): 1:56am On Oct 04
Matthew 5: 2, 8-16 (KJV)

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
.


11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake
.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven
Re: Agency Of Evil Spirits by PeaceJoyLove: 1:59am On Oct 04
Eviana:

Matthew 5: 2, 8-16 (KJV)

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
.


11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake
.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven
Rat. Always sneaking in when everyone on Nigeria is asleep.

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