Are demons real?
Jehu Chan - Sep 13 2016
Matthew 10:8 “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
Jesus instructed His disciples to cast out demons and this instruction is applicable for us. We are co-heirs with Jesus and sons and daughters of the Almighty God (2Cor 6:18). As such, we have authority to cast out demons.
So, where do demons come?
In Genesis 6, Scripture reveals that “sons of God (fallen angels) saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.” Genesis 6:4 – “There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” The offsprings of the sons of God and women are hybrids, a mixture of fallen angels and the DNA of man. The image whom God had created in mankind was hence adulterated. The wickedness of these fallen angels entered into the DNA of mankind. The offsprings from such unholy union are called Nephilim.
When the flood mentioned in Genesis 7 came, “So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground; both man and cattle, creeping things and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.” – Genesis 7:23. All living things except those in the ark were destroyed, which meant all the Nephilim were destroyed too. Their bodies were destroyed, but their souls remain and manifest as demons.
Why do we have dominion over demons?
In Genesis 1:26,28 God gave mankind dominion over “the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” and demons which roam on earth fall under mankind’s dominion. In addition, Yeshua whose death of the cross had destroyed Satan dominion on earth and restored that dominion that was lost by Adam in the Garden to the descendants of Adam.