1 Peter 5:8 The devil is looking for people to devour. If you are not alert, you are candidate prey.
Angels are helpers of our faith: fallen angel work against us in the same manner - they are the demons.
1. be conscious of their existence
2. understand the nature of their activities so you can know how to fight it.
Nature of Demons: - they can live in people - a person can be under Holy Spirit but still be under influence of demons - demons a territorial by nature
Characteristics of Demons:
- the first thing they introduce into a person is fear. Fear is a spirit not an emotion. Heb 2:14-15
i) fear makes us hide from God
ii) make you hide your gifts and talents
iii) fear takes away your sound mind
iv) fear robs you of power and courage
v) fear take away your ability to walk in love. You can't trust people.
Fear disguises itself in precaution.
- always, night and day he was .. crying ...
- a product of unhappiness and depression
Do things that hurt them but do not stop doing it:
- ...cutting himself with stones.