DEMONISM (part one)
The Bible does not tell us what demons look like. We know, however, that they are beings of creationism. It is also lucidly clear that demonism is of the foulness of spiritual existence.
Genesis 1:2 tells us, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. Many Christians, not to mention mere Bible readers, do not understand this verse at all. So, this is what God dictated to Moses to explain to mankind. The first word ‘and’ of verse two is a signification of coming between an earlier event as it points to a later one as well. The earlier occurrence being the account of God’s first decision to create without the utilization of an existing material, which, of course, makes HIM God. The word ‘created’ in verse one is bara’ (baw-raw’). BDB Definition: ‘to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)’.
Strong’s Definition (absolutely) to create’. This creative prowess of God is what the Septuagint calls, ex nihilo, remember Romans 4:17, “…God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were”. God created out of nothing. No preexisting material was used when God first bara the heavens, the planets, the visible and the invisible objects therein. “And the earth was without form…” Let us look at the word ‘was’, which, in Hebrew, is: hayah (haw-yaw) ‘to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary)’. The error here is that of the translators, who should have translated hayah as ‘become’ and not ‘was’.
The Bible does not tell us how arithmetically long, but the time between verses one and two of Genesis chapter 1 could have spanned billions of years, no doubt! By the reason of the fact that the earth ‘was’ or ‘become’, it then follows that it was not what the Bible says it was in verse one. A change had occurred. Next, we treat ‘without form’, which is: tohu (to’-hoo) BDB Definition: ‘formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness; formlessness (of primeval earth), nothingness, empty space; that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (figuratively) wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places), place of chaos, vanity’.
Strong’s Definition: From an unused root meaning ‘to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain’. The word ‘void’, bohu (bo’-hoo) From an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin’. It was a destruction of an unparalleled cataclysm! ‘Darkness’ in the Hebraic language is choshek (kho-shek’) ‘the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness’. Light is a spiritual indication of God, the good One. Darkness is not of a decorative hue, hence, evil -the opposite of goodness- personified by Satan, the Devil i.e. Lucifer. The cataclysmic proportion of the destruction, enveloped by darkness, which is emblematic of evil, points to God’s arrest of evil doers, judgment and incarceration of Lucifer and the beings of the earth of that earthly era. Let us look at some scriptures.
Isaiah 14:12, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” Lucifer, the Devil, did commit sin before the original, Adamic sin took place (“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee [Ezekiel 28:15]. The infamy of his “I will”, Isaiah 14:14, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High”; marked the genesis of universal iniquity. Verse twelve says that he weakened nations. ‘Weaken’ chalash (khaw-lash’) ‘to prostrate; by implication to overthrow, decay’. Satan overthrew the government of ‘nations’, the Hebrew of which is: goy (go’-ee) ‘Apparently from the same root as [gevah (gay-vaw’) ‘the back, that is, (by extension) the person’] (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts’. How do I know that the chaotic state of Genesis 1:2 was not there in the first verse? Simple!
..to be continued…
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