Demon Possession Q&A: Part VIII
Luke 8:2 “and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary, called Magdalene (seven demons had come out of her)” Mark 16:9 [ Appearances of the Risen Lord ] [ Early on the first day of the week, after He had risen, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons.
Why was Mary Magdelene possessed by demons?
The Great Hall records show the demons sought companionship with Mary Magdalene like she was their Mother – but Jesus drove them out. Demons want participation from humans because they love them for the most part. The fallen angels have been deserted by our Creator and hated for their evil way of being traitors – objects of eternal shame.
Is Satan to be blamed for what happened to the demons?
Jeremiah 48:18 “Come down from glory; sit on parched ground, resident of the daughter of Dibon, for the destroyer of Moab has come against you; he has destroyed your fortresses.” Satan destroyed their relationship with Our Creator and the Archangel Michael so they lost their glory and are on parched ground. They’re also restricted in their powers. Enjoy now and pay later is not a good policy.
Some of them constantly beg Yahweh for forgiveness. Psalm 143:6 “I spread out my hands to You; I am like parched land before You. Psalm 69:3 “I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.”
Isaiah 41:17 “The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.” What Yahweh will do for Her people, She will not do for those rebels who also thirst and feel parched from the years of war and being detached from our Creator’s healthful Way. When Yahweh said it was not Her Will for anyone to perish She was talking about EVERYONE including the demons – but, Her Will is superseded by Her laws – if not, then Her Will would come first – but She follows Her own laws and expects everyone else to that’s under them.
Blaming Satan for the enticement that caused them to leave their post to begin with does not wash clean with our Creator. Each of them made a free will decision knowing full well of the laws in Heaven. They fought to remain in Heaven but was cast out (1908 Tunguska Explosion) because they wished they had never left to begin with. They are no longer welcome in Heaven and that is just part of the agony associated with being punished before execution rolls around. Having little time of pleasure with a sword hanging over your head is not a practical outlook for anyone.
Can we feel sorry for the demons?
It’s ok to feel sorry for them – just don’t go farther than that. 1 Corinthians 10:20 “No, but I do say that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to participate with demons!” He didn’t say to not worship them but to not participate with them because its all the same thing to Yahweh – the sacrifice is their eternal lives to share in the fate of the demons. If you side with them for any reason – whether it be for the mystique painted by movies and books that are false – or you pity their predicament or find you love them – you share in their fate.
Many angels remain faithful to our Creator when the others chose to do as they pleased. The first group of fallen angels wanted to be like humans. The next that fell at the expulsion wanted freedom from assignments. At that time the fallen angels would enter Heaven and make fun of the Bee Hive, because Heaven is set up like a worker Bee Colony. The holy angels are not restricted in our powers so long as they do not abuse them. They’re also not degraded in their thinking process like the fallen angels. Most of all, they have a caring family among the holy family.
1 Corinthians 10:21 “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord’s table and the table of demons.” What was the cup of our Lord Christ? The demons have a cup also – and if you bond as friends – eat from their table of bounty they provide – you have chosen sides. Sure - some of them are nice and likable - but not likable enough to share in their fate – so be careful if they try to forge a union.