Frances Manuel gives us this useful summation: “We do have clear and plain teaching regarding the demons themselves. Demons in vast numbers constitute a part of Satan’s hierarchy and fight in his army. They are spiritual beings without bodies of their own, hence they seek embodiment; they have supernatural power and strength. They are not omniscient, but are creatures of cunning intellect and given to deceits and wiles. They are unclean, corrupt, and bent on destruction and ruin. They degrade the bodies they invade and possess, whether of animals or men. They tremble at the Word of God and have to bow to the authority of Jesus Christ whether exerted directly by Him or by those to whom. He delegated the authority.
“But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For it he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom, we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him,” (2 (Cor. 11: 3-4).
Do not attend a Friendly Seeker Church where they do not teach about the pitfalls of sin. Your eternal depends upon your receiving the truth. You must strive to live holy and dedicated to Jesus.
John 8:34, — “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.”
The Holy Spirit will convict your heart. If you do not listen to the Word of conviction He will send the prophets (ministers) to deliver you through the Word. If you continue to indulge yourself in your hidden sins; spousal abuse, child abuse, self abuse; verbal abuse, unforgiveness; bitterness; rioting; raging; argument; anger, judging, sexual perversions, pornography, etc.then judgment will fall in the form of curses on your finances; your job situation; etc. The tormentors (evil spirits) will come to nest in your life, then religious spirits will prevail instead of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said, “ . . . why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” (Matt. 7:2-5).
Paul wrote,“Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?” (Rom. 2:21-22).
Godly saints must have a genuine hatred for sin.
(Rom. 6:16), “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”