7 Demons Targeting the Church

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By Ron Phillips is pastor of Abba’s House in Hixson, Tenn., and author of Everyone’s Guide to Demons and Spiritual Warfare.

1. Spirit of Religion (Revelation 2:4–5, 7)
2. Spirit of Intimidation (Revelation 2:10–11)
3. Spirit of Compromise (Revelation 2:12, 14–17)
4. Spirit of Jezebel (Control) (Revelation 2:18-20, 26)
5. Spirit of Traditionalism (Revelation 3:1–6)
6. Spirit of Inferiority (Revelation 3:7–8, 12)
7. Spirit of Pride (Revelation 3:14–17, 21)

72 Comments

  • Reply April 3, 2016

    Jerome T Morris

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  • Reply December 14, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Everyone’s Guide to Demons and Spiritual Warfare.

    1. Spirit of Religion (Revelation 2:4–5, 7)
    2. Spirit of Intimidation (Revelation 2:10–11)
    3. Spirit of Compromise (Revelation 2:12, 14–17)
    4. Spirit of Jezebel (Control) (Revelation 2:18-20, 26)
    5. Spirit of Traditionalism (Revelation 3:1–6)
    6. Spirit of Inferiority (Revelation 3:7–8, 12)
    7. Spirit of Pride (Revelation 3:14–17, 21)

  • Reply December 14, 2016

    Alan N Carla Smith

    Spirit of Ishmael

  • Reply December 14, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Kosher?

  • Reply December 14, 2016

    Robert Borders

    Some of the Nigerian pastors have lists of hundreds of spirits or demons.

  • Reply December 14, 2016

    Tim Renneberg

    I just wonder what the point is of adding to scripture? I’m not denying demonic activity, but the more we attribute specific sins to demons then our responsibility to those specific sins weakens. At some point, humans need to admit blame.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      You are making a good point but not about sin. Temptation is where demonic activities occur to tempt and draw believers into sinning. It has been the case since the Garden of Eden.

  • Reply December 14, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Tim Renneberg
    I agree and add, no spirit can control a christian or make them yield to temptation and sin.

    But Troy Day
    Why do the demons need to target the church if they can possess the believers inside of it at their will (as you keep pushing)?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Maybe because the church and the believers are one and the same. Have you ever come across this Biblical allegory?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      David Lewayne Porter

      Not every one in the church is a believer (since you are making them one in the same).

      Since you keep side stepping these let me give them to you yet again.

      Jude 3-4
      Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

      *Are they of the church
      Even though they are in the church?

      Galatians 2:4
      And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

      Sounds like everyone in the assembly was a true believer alright.

      2 Corinthians 11:13-15
      For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

      1 John 2:19
      They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
      Antichrists spirit coming out from among the church.
      Man,
      I would hate to be them, and acted the part of being a be liver within the church.

      Ouch.
      Sucks to be them and their blind non-discerning pastor.

  • Reply December 14, 2016

    Street Preacherz

    I never seen any of those “spirits” in the Bible. I seen a spirit if harlotry, a spirit of slumber, a spirit of error, a lying spirit, and I seen a spirit of truth, a spirit if grace and supplication, a spirit of might, a spirit of wisdom and revelation. I don’t know why folks gotta add to the Bible. Like it’s not enough. I saw one, “we need a spirit of repentance” I know we have a doctrine of repentance a command to repent and plenty of practical applications of repentance in the Bible. So why not work with the Bible the way it’s written. By the way there never would have been a Jezebel without an Ahab.

  • Reply December 14, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Street Preacherz
    I have said that about ahab and jezebel for years.
    Thank you.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      You say to be very informed on the subject for years. But where did you gain this great education from? Name the school and degree for others to benefit from this upbringing pls

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      David Lewayne Porter

      Where did your schools get their knowledge?
      Who issued the first degree?

      I am so glad that you went there.

      Barna in 2006/2007 conducted a survey that had results;
      The more education a person gets the farther from biblical truth they get.
      (Topics questioned on the survey were)
      A true devil
      A true hell
      God
      Jesus being virgin born
      A true Heaven
      Life after death.

      My education has been hands on and being mentored by men with their degrees. Men with their Master’s of Divinity, Doctorates, men instructing at Lee University, Pentecostal Seminary, other institutions (Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest). Ect.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      A good friend Bill Leonard of Wake Forest University wrote the book “Christianity in Appalachia” Have you met him there?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      David Lewayne Porter

      Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem).
      Wrong location.
      Try north side of Raleigh NC

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Street Preacherz

    Sometimes a scapegoat is needed and some poor woman has to take a beating to save the Preachers pride!
    Aw forget it…

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    So can demons actually get in the church?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Street Preacherz

      I hope so. People need help and Jesus can help them. Besides, I always heard God has pin and knows how to use it. Sorry “allows” it.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    But if demons can get into the church, then we have much bigger problems then we ever addressed with David Lewayne Porter and Jonathan

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Robert Borders

      Snakes in the Temple by David Orton is a good book that traces hidden idolatry in the church.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Troy Day
    Are you a troll?
    There is a difference between getting into the church building and service,
    And getting into a true believer.

    That is the point of all that I have said.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Which building was Jezabel occupying in the church (eclessia lit. gathering, congregation) of Pergamum? Did John write to their building when commanded to write to the Church in Pergamum ? Haunted church houses?

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Street Preacherz

    I figured such a loose definition of church would be offensive. Doesn’t change the fact people need help and Jesus can help them. If you mean by church as a living body of believers, I can understand that. It’s simple enough. Not to be provocative but i don’t go to a “closed” church. Inner city gospel ministry is not so rigid.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Arent believers the church? When did the church became a building?

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Troy,
    You like sticking to words,
    Show me were jezebel in your reference Rev 2:20 was a spirit/devil or your favorite word demon.
    Show me where Jesus considered that WOMAN jezebel a follower of His.
    Jesus said this of her and what she was doing
    Revelation of John 2:21-23
    And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

    According to her works and her children and her lovers of adultery did Christ consider her a follower of His.
    Did He not tell her and all of them to repent?

    And it was Thyatira not Pregamum.
    Sorry that happened to you.

    Just for fun
    Haunted church houses
    What do you think the dry places of the earth are that Jesus spoke of when the spirit goeth out of a man?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jonathan Lambert

      Talkin’ about haunted church houses? I got stories… and I’m not coo coo! It really happened to ME!

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Do tell! I think instead of the theology of David Lewayne Porter we will better learn from experience that would actually work in church http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/haunted-house-experience-in-your-church-is-from-the-devil/

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      David Lewayne Porter

      Troy Day
      I feel sorry for you.
      You think you know it all and experienced it all.
      You think if it does not come through you it does not exist.

      And yet you are the one dealing with possessed church people, counsel members, leaders, etc.

      I will stick with my theology over your deception.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Street Preacherz

      I’ve been to several churches started in funeral homes. Feels creepy at first but once the worship starts you forget all about it

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Tim Renneberg

      Experience v the inspired written Word of God… I’ll always side with scripture

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Street Preacherz

      I have just been thinking about some of my posts. Some are what I would call of a personal nature. Not at all scholarly or “professional.” So the question becomes, how much personal information is too much information?
      First while the scripture tells us temptation, (or trial or struggle) is common to man and that no one is unique in this. We have to know in general our experience is. This the majesty of God though he dwells on high he regards the lowly. He knows our state. The tragedies the success the bravado and the whispers. So I ask as humbly as I can please be gracious. And I will improve also. I’ll do my best to contribute something meaningful but I don’t claim any special revelation. I have unlearned alot since Bible school days. I sometimes miss it. But the people I am most effective never heard of Strong’s or Vines. When I was growing up the righteous brothers was a band not the body of Christ. In short thank you to the pastor’s and theologians present for your hard work, studies, and patience. Maybe a little mercy too? Have fun stay safe and give God the glory in every thing!!!

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Jonathan Lambert

    Just to be clear, I am looking and praying for those who need deliverance to come and sit on the pews of the church I pastor. What Troy is obviously referring to is the “Church”, that which has been built in the hearts of those who have been redeemed…again, it is impossible to be the possession of Christ and still be possessed by an uncouth demon spirit. You can’t align that with the scripture…it won’t fly…

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      So when a demonized person charges you physically in the middle of prayer service you gently stop to inquire if they are “possession of Christ” or how does this work in practice in any way?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jonathan Lambert

      Pastor Troy, If i am physically charged by anyone, I am well-trained in how to take them down…however, the Holy Ghost clearly defines these boundaries for anyone who is walking in the Spirit. We don’t see with physical eyes when things are to be spiritually discerned. Been through this many times…not a novice 🙂

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Well now 🙂 not just anyone but demonized person. Makes a world of difference regardless of your training. We wrestle no flesh

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jonathan Lambert

      But…mix Judo/aikido with the anointing of the Holy Ghost…

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      I am looking at your picture profile 🙂 and age can tell. I used to bench press 405lb but those days are gone. Prefer to wrestle them in the Spirit and not with my current weight either in light of current church house legislation and liabilities

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jonathan Lambert

      As I stated before, I have never had to physically restrain anyone who had a manifesting demon…that might change this Sunday, but i prefer to speak with the authority of Jesus’name…

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      And I have along with other 3 grown men helping while several in the church were trying to explain this was not a demon because the little girl has been saved since her youth. And we failed

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jonathan Lambert

      Thank God we know that God is the only one who can truly tell if one is “His possession.” If there’s a need for spiritual deliverance, It’s his voice we follow…

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Jonathan Lambert

      God bless you guys…gotta be about the Father’s busness…i’m out!

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      David Lewayne Porter

      Troy Day
      You can’t wrestle them in the spirit.
      If you have believers that are spit it filled and you have believers that are possessed the the ministry of your house is divided among it’s self.

      How do you know those help you cast devils out are not also doing it by the prince of devils Beelzebub?

      Ouch.
      Better watch who you let help you.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Arent believers the church? When did the church became a building? Are we okay with worshiping in a building with uncast demons? I once preached in a Masonic lodge turned a Pentecostal church. Instead of removing the stain glass window with the masonic lodge symbol (which would have been expensive) they just painted over with black paint. Still during preaching at high noon when the sun would come through the window the shadow of the symbol would cast upon the pulpit.

    7 Indian chiefs showed up for service drunk coming from being in their spiritual lodge for days. As soon as the Gospel was preached they started screaming and shouting uncontrollably. As the power of God took control and the demons were commanded to leave all 7 came down on their knees screaming “We bow to no man ; We bow to no man” Naturally they bowed to God Almighty and were delivered. As it turns they were faithful members for many years of both this church and the local Catholic church as well. But their demons were never challenged by the Gospel and if they were it was left at challenge but not bound, cast out and delivered

    How is your church dealiing with this today? #noughsaid Street Preacherz

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Street Preacherz

      p.s. my pastor doesn’t have a Facebook account. But he has my passwords and liberty to access anything I have. Not necessary but he knows me better and longer than anybody in town except for my wife and daughter. And I trust him.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Street Preacherz

    We have challenges like anybody else. Some times it’s an open challenge some times it’s a beer can in the men’s room. Like i said though, people need help and Jesus can help them. I’ve tried to get the pastor to tell people not to come back but he won’t do it. My pastor is tough and gentle. I don’t think he’s had a good meal in years

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Bro. David Lewayne Porter On your question about Jezabel in Rev. 2:20 Two oldest manuscripts read, “THY wife” as wife of the Angel of the Church in Thyatira – Care to give your interpretation on that please?

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Lol Troy Day
    You said Pergamum.
    Please don’t use my reference.
    Let’s discuss Pergamum.

    Let’s leave Thyatira out of your discussion since my theology is so bad and I brought them into it.

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      Varnel Watson

      Well I was going to reference the Seat of Satan along-line Jezabel but again can you handle that much theology today?

    • Reply December 15, 2016

      David Lewayne Porter

      Theology from a guy getting charged at from his members during his messages.

      Brother,
      I think if I were you I would covet the more perfect gifts and in your situation that would appear to be discerning of spirits.

      How’s that for theology?

      And please reference satan’s seat,
      Sounds like a very theologically sound church.
      Bet that pastor has Excellent counsel meetings.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Do you know why the name Jezebel does not occur anywhere in the writings of the Apostolic Fathers. There’s a reason for that Henry Volk

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    I am not concerned about if jezebel is or is not mentioned.
    I am concentrating on the power of God through Christ Jesus that eliminates all the mess you are saying happens to and through believers.

    Maybe you need to adjust your point of view and as a friend says, “get the trash out of your eyes”.

  • Reply December 15, 2016

    Varnel Watson

  • Reply May 2, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    tell EM all Chad Macdonald Isara Mo

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Isara Mo

    More than 7 but it is good to know that the demons are there…7 or more or less.
    But that first monster spirit, THE SPIRIT OF RELIGION is the bane of mankind…
    It was there years before Christ appeared and 2000 years after Christ is gone, it is still very strong and guess where?…Where Christ is supposed to be

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Isara Mo

    Traditionalism?
    When God came to Abraham He kind of said, break off from your traditions, move away and I will bless you…
    It is a natural bent for the soul to be attached to its roots…its ancestry and birth, a kind of soul tie to foundations,
    The spirit of traditionalism loves home

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Isara Mo

    .Jezebel?
    I call her the right hand of the devil…the entrusted partner, the one who wields all demonic power and authority..
    All.over the place called Church

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Isara Mo

    Compromise?
    You don’t see much enemity between church and world but more friendship..

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    NO compromise – spirit of Jezebel OUT of the church

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Charles Page

    2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

    2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

    2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

    2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

    • Reply May 4, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Charles Page
      If God HATES STH it must be really offensive

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    spirit of Jezebel OUT in the name of Jesus

    • Reply May 4, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      The Spirits 9f Jezebel…
      She is a RULER one with many minions under her.
      Rout them out also in Jesus name

  • Reply May 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    7 Demons Targeting the Church

    By Ron Phillips is pastor of Abba’s House in Hixson, Tenn., and author of Everyone’s Guide to Demons and Spiritual Warfare.

    1. Spirit of Religion (Revelation 2:4–5, 7)
    2. Spirit of Intimidation (Revelation 2:10–11)
    3. Spirit of Compromise (Revelation 2:12, 14–17)
    4. Spirit of Jezebel (Control) (Revelation 2:18-20, 26)
    5. Spirit of Traditionalism (Revelation 3:1–6)
    6. Spirit of Inferiority (Revelation 3:7–8, 12)
    7. Spirit of Pride (Revelation 3:14–17, 21)

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