Evil spirits; their

hierarchy and
types
Evil spirits operate in an organized force of powers
against BELIEVERS

or powers: All things were created by Him. but against principalities. we can derive a 6-level evil spirit hierarchy . that are in Heaven. and that are in earth." (Ephesians 6:12) From this. and for Him. visible and invisible.The following two verses explain more about the spiritual hierarchy "For by Him were all things created. against the rulers of the darkness of this world. against spiritual wickedness in high places. or principalities. whether they be thrones. against powers." (Colossians 1:16) "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. or dominions.

There are 70 thrones in all. They were appointed by God to rule the gentile nations." (Deu 32:8-9 GNB) • Most of the elohim are loyal to God. but a third of them are following Satan. including the good spirits and the evil spirits. Satan himself is also reckoned in the elohim. such as Baal. but Jacob's descendants he chose for himself.the top-level of evil spirits. he determined where peoples should live. The elohim were worshipped by the gentile nations as gods beside God Almighty himself. whereas God took it upon himself to rule Israel. .1. Marduk. Molech. • "The Most High assigned nations their lands. He assigned to each nation a heavenly being. • These spirits are the elohim that form God's council. Thrones . Some of their names are mentioned in the Bible. Astarte and Dagon.

Does "the spirit of Africa" ring a bell .2. Dominions • "Dominions are the evil spirits ruling continents and/or ethnic groups.

. A principality is the territory or jurisdiction of a prince. One example of a principality is the prince of Persia mentioned in Daniel 10. Principalities • Principalities are the evil spirits ruling countries or states.3.

because I had been left there alone in Persia. God has heard your prayers ever since the first day you decided to humble yourself in order to gain understanding. Then he said. I stood up. came to help me. don't be afraid. still trembling.3. I have been sent to you. "Daniel. Stand up and listen carefully to what I am going to say. "Daniel. Then Michael. Principalities • Principalities are the evil spirits ruling countries or states. One example of a principality is the prince of Persia mentioned in Daniel 10. one of the chief angels." (Dan 10:11-13 GNB) . A principality is the territory or jurisdiction of a prince. God loves you. I have come in answer to your prayer. • "The angel said to me. The angel prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for twenty-one days." When he had said this.

  These are the evil spirits targeting ordinary people with the aim of tormenting or possessing them. Rulers of darkness of this world 6.4. trying to make their doctrines accepted by the city leaders. They infiltrate provincial governments and influence legislation on that level. They would work in municipalities and local churches. Spiritual wickedness in high places High places in the Old Testament are were where worship was carried out. • • The rulers of darkness are evil spirits ruling cities and towns. .Powers • The powers are the evil spirits ruling provinces or counties. • • 5.

to cast them out. He gave them authority over unclean spirits. and come out of him. he walks through dry places seeking rest. and finds none. They all were amazed. the Holy One of God. Be quiet. saying. who You are.Different kinds of evil spirits Foul or unclean spirits • Unclean spirits afflict the mind and the soul of man. depression. oppression and possession. immoral acts. And Jesus rebuked him. What is to us and to You." (Mat 10:1 MKJV) • "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man." (Mat 12:43 MKJV) • "And in their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit. saying. • "And when He had called to Him His twelve disciples. What is this? What new doctrine is this? For He even commands the unclean spirits with authority. convulsing him. When Satan controls individuals with unclean spirits. saying. They are responsible for unclean thoughts. and crying with a loud voice. so as to question among themselves. And the unclean spirit. Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know You. and they obey Him. he came out of him. And he cried out." (Mar 1:23-27 MKJV) . and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. he can also operate in all spheres where those individuals are active.

" (1Ki 22:23 MKJV) . and Jehovah has spoken evil concerning you. behold. Jehovah has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets.Lying spirits • "And now.

I command you. saying to him. come out of him and enter no more into him!" (Mar 9:25 MKJV) . Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit. Dumb and deaf spirit.Deaf-and-dumb spirits • "And seeing that a crowd is running together.

" (Mat 12:22 MKJV) • "and by the surpassing revelations. a thorn in the flesh was given to me. blind and dumb. so much so that the blind and dumb one both spoke and saw. and she was bowed together and was not able to be completely erect. lest I be made haughty. a messenger of Satan to buffet me." (2Co 12:7 MKJV) . And He healed him. lest I be made haughty. • "And behold." (Luk 13:11 MKJV) • "Then one who had been demon-possessed was brought to Him. there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years.Evil spirits of infirmity • These evil spirits afflict the physical body.

Evil spirits of divination (also called familiar spirits) • "And as we went to prayer." (Act 16:16 MKJV) . it happened that a certain girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us. who brought her masters much gain by divining.

and He went about doing good.Evil spirits of oppression • "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. for God was with Him. and healing all those who were oppressed by the Devil." (Act 10:38 MKJV) .

because they did not receive the love of the truth. and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish. so that they might be saved.Evil spirits of deception • "And then the lawless one will be revealed." (2Th 2:8-10 MKJV) . whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.

to gather them to the battle of that day. For they are spirits of demons. and out of the mouth of the beast." (Rev 16:13-14 MKJV) . the great day of God Almighty. working miracles. • "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon. which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world.These evil spirits actually work miracles which lead some to believe they are of God. and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

They are spirits of false doctrine." (1Ti 4:1 MKJV) • Evil seducing spirits sear the conscience. allure. entice. These spirits induce people to believe lies and be damned to eternal punishment. • "But the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith. false Christs. giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons. cults. they seduce.Evil spirits of seduction • Seducing spirits afflict the mind. . excite. soul. Satan craves worship and he will take it any way he can get it. tempt. and false teachers. Seducing spirits entice men and women to worship idols and even Satan himself . attract and arouse. and spirit of man. influencing him to believe false doctrines.

and in palm. Through these unscriptural methods the spirits of divination foretell the future or reveal knowledge that is naturally unknown.and tea leaf readers.crystal ball. ." (Act 16:16 MKJV) • Spirits of divination operate in fortune tellers.• "And Evil spirits of divination (also called familiar spirits) as we went to prayer. it happened that a certain girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us. who brought her masters much gain by divining. witches.

" (Lev 19:31 GNB) • "If any of you go for advice to people who consult the spirits of the dead. I will turn against you and will no longer consider you one of my people." (Lev 20:27 GNB) . you will be ritually unclean.God warns us against spirits of divination. • "Do not go for advice to people who consult the spirits of the dead. any of you that do this are responsible for your own death. If you do." (Lev 20:6 GNB) • "Any man or woman who consults the spirits of the dead shall be stoned to death. I am the LORD your God.

•Spirits and evil spirits are real. but if we are in Christ they offer us no threat! .