The Different Kinds of Demonic Spirits

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To those of you who would like to learn more about the deliverance ministry, we are going to use this article to give you more specifics on the different kinds of demonic spirits that are out there.

This article will attempt to take you into the heart of the different kinds of strategies that demons will use against people.

For the most part, demons are known by their “function names.” The function name will tell you what the demon specializes in once he becomes attached to a person, whether it be on the outside of the person or on the inside of the person.

For instance, a spirit of lust will specialize in transmitting lust onto the person they are attached to. Once they transmit that feeling of lust onto this person, they will then try and get the person to act out on it. This is how many people end up engaging in fornication, adultery, or pornography. This is what you call a person coming under “direct demonic influence.”

Most of these cases are not full possession type cases, so God will still hold the person completely responsible for their actions, even if a demon is sliming them with this lustful feeling, along with providing them with the actual compulsion to try and act out on it. God still held both Adam and Eve totally responsible for their actions in the Garden of Eden, even though it was the devil himself who tempted Eve to eat the fruit off that forbidden tree, and then Eve persuaded Adam to do the same thing.

Satan still has not changed his tactics and strategies, and he still uses both demons and other people to try to get us to fall into various types of sins. But whether we are coming under any kind of direct influence from demons or other people, the choice will always remain with us as to whether or not we will fall for the temptation to sin directly against the Lord.

All demons can do is try and make you do bad and evil things. And unless you are dealing with a case of temporary possession, or someone who has become mentally ill in some way, most of the time the person will have all of his senses fully intact enough to know right from wrong, and will know what the full consequences of their acts will be if they decide to go all the way through with it.

A good example of this are the people who murder their loved ones in a fit of rage and jealousy. Many of the times, these crimes are premeditated, which means the person is actually thinking about it and planning on how to do it.

Once they go into this kind of a planning stage, the demons will then keep the pressure on from the back end to try and get them to follow all the way through it. But the person can still stop it and call it off anytime they want to. They know full well what the consequences are going to be if they get caught – life imprisonment or the death penalty. But in many of these cases, they will still follow all the way through with it and actually kill their spouse or whoever else they have targeted.

Demons with function names of murder, rage, and hate are many of the times the driving force behind these types of horrible crimes. But again, the person is still fully cooperating with these demons with their free will and as a result, they will be held totally accountable and responsible by both the law if they are ever caught, and by God Himself once they die and cross over to face Him head on for their own personal judgment.

Most of the time people have no idea that it really is demons who are operating behind the scenes providing more fuel to their fires with what they specialize in, such as spirits of hate, murder, jealousy, rage, anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness. Once a group of these types of demons attach to a person who may have been really hurt in a love affair, or a spouse being divorced by the other spouse, or a spouse catching another spouse in an adulterous love affair, they will then try and do everything they can to slime the person with what they specialize in so as to try and get them to act out on these negative feelings and emotions.

This is why it will really help everyone if they knew what some of the basic function names of the demons were, so they can then immediately spot their negative influence when they do try and move in for an attack on someone who may be open to their negative and evil influence.

The first basic rule of any type of warfare, whether it be spiritual warfare or natural warfare, is to know your enemy. And knowing the basic function names of the demons who are out there will give you a good head start, as their function names will tell you how they are “playing” that person, along with providing you with clues as to what their legal rights may be on that person.

In this article, I am going to give you some of the basic groupings which will show you the different areas that demons will like to target once they move in on a person. Here they are in a bolded, numbered format so you can have all of them right at the top of this article:

  1. Murder
  2. The Occult
  3. Lust
  4. Pride
  5. Mental Health
  6. Unforgiveness
  7. Sickness
  8. Different Kinds of Vices
  9. False Religions

These 9 specific areas are some of the major areas that demons will try and target once they move in for an attack on someone. These are the “games” that demons will try and play on us, and these are real life-and-death games, not fun type games. This is why the Bible tells us to always be sober, vigilant, and alert for any kind of demonic activity that could set in on either us, or any of our close loved ones.

Now I will go ahead and discuss each one of these groups under the captions below so you can see how demons will try and operate against you.

Here are the main groups and the function names of the demons operating in each of these specific groups. These demons are still to this day roaming in the air trying to attack us anytime they see a hole occur in our protective hedge with the Lord. Also note that demons can play more than one of these games on any one individual person.

1. Murder

These types of demons, and the ones who specialize in the occult, are the two worse kinds of demons you can ever come across.

In this first group are the demons who specialize in trying to set people up to murder and kill. This will include demons who will try and get people to either kill themselves in the form of a suicide, or kill other people in cold-blooded murders. There is not a day that goes by where we do not see reported on our local news stations the murder or suicide of individual people in this life.

In fact, it is so common and so prevalent, that we have become literally desensitized to all of it since we hear about it so much on a daily basis. It is only when it happens to someone who may be close to us that we are given the full realization of how evil of an act murder and suicide really is. And if it should happen to a very close loved one like your child, your spouse, or a parent, it will rip your heart into a million pieces and leave a hole in your soul that will never fully go away until you cross over to the other side to be with Jesus for all of eternity.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit on the inside of you, God can help heal the emotional wounds of this kind of trauma, but you will never lose the actual memory of the event, or the sadness at losing a close loved one in such a horrible, evil, and senseless fashion.

The Bible has already given us fair warning that Satan and his demons have come to kill, steal, and destroy, and until Jesus comes back to set up His Millennium Kingdom from the the city of Jerusalem, we are all going to have to battle this kind of an evil reality on a regular basis whether we like it or not. As such, it will really help everyone if they can learn how the enemy will try and operate against them.

Here are some of the main function names of the demons who specialize in this kind of extreme evil activity:

  • Murder
  • Hate
  • Rage
  • Anger
  • Violence
  • Death
  • Revenge
  • Destruction
  • Darkness
  • Suicide
  • Jealousy
  • Sadism
  • Fighting

As we have said before, demons usually travel in groups or clusters, with one demon being the chief demon and the rest of the demons being his underlings under his direct control and direction.

In many of these types of cases, the chief demon will be a spirit of murder and then he will have his underlings having some of the functions names listed above. They will then move in and set up shop on someone if they have the appropriate legal rights to be able to do so, and they will then try and work and play that person over a period of time to either try and get them to kill themselves or other people, or possibly both, as murder-suicides are still very common in this day and age.

Again, in most of these cases, the person is not in a fully possessed state. They still have most, if not all of their senses fully intact, and know basic right from wrong.

The demons will then plant their thoughts, their suggestions, their pictures in their mind’s eye, and their strategies on how to do this – but the person can still resist these types of evil temptations at anytime and choose not to act out on them.

Demons cannot make you do anything against your own free will. All they can do is try and persuade you to do it, along with trying to give you the actual desire and compulsion to want to do it. From there, the choice will be up to that person as to whether or not they will want to go all the way through with it and actually act out on these evil desires being implanted into them by the demons.

It simply amazes me how so many people will blindly follow these kinds of evil demonic suggestions and promptings, and actually carry out acts of pure, cold-blooded murders on either themselves or anyone else the demons have targeted for them. Just because you get an evil thought or an evil desire to kill either yourself or someone else does not mean that you have to actually try and carry it out.

Again, people need to be taught the basics on how demons will try and play mind games with you so they can get you to do their evil bidding. The mind is the battlefield in the area of spiritual warfare, with both demons and God tying to reach you through your mind. God will be trying to transform and renew your mind through His Word, and demons will be trying to reach your mind so they can get you to act out on their evil suggestions.

2. The Occult

This next class of demons are the next worse kind of demons you can ever come across. Many deliverance ministers have found out on the actual battlefields that demons who specialize in any area of the occult are some of the more evil and powerful demons in Satan’s kingdom, and sometimes are the hardest kind to be able to actually cast out. This is why God the Father was so strict back in the OT with the Jewish people in that they were to have absolutely nothing to do with any kind of occult activity whatsoever.

In the Spiritual Warfare section of our site, we have an article titled, “Dangers of the Occult.” In this article are all of the main verses on God warning us to stay completely away from any kind of occult activity.

I believe there are demons who literally specialize in every single kind of occult activity that is out there. For the purposes of this article, I am going to go ahead and list all of the different kinds of occult activities that we are to stay completely away from in this life. All of these were listed in our “Dangers of the Occult” article. Here they are once again so you can have all of these at a quick glance with this specific article:

  1. Fortunetelling – of any kind such as palm reading , crystal ball gazing, numerology, or seeing psychics.
  2. Tarot Cards
  3. Ouija Boards and Automatic Writing
  4. Seances and any involvement with mediums or spiritists.
  5. Astrology and any form of horoscopes
  6. I Ching
  7. Hypnotism
  8. Transcendental Meditation or any type of Far Eastern Meditation.
  9. Crystals
  10. Witchcraft
  11. Satanism
  12. Voodoo
  13. Channeling
  14. Reincarnation
  15. Astral Projection
  16. ESP
  17. Dungeons and Dragons – role-playing games.
  18. New Age Movement techniques and activities.
  19. Necromancy

Again, we cannot emphasize strongly enough that both believers and nonbelievers alike stay completely away from this kind of demonic activity. Every single one of the above activities have specific demons assigned to them, and they will come directly after you if you attempt to try any of these kinds of activities out.

If you want to see what demons can do to a person once they have opened up the doors by engaging with any type of occult activity, read our 2 articles titled, The Extreme Dangers of the Ouija Board and The Dangers of Automatic Writing.

In these two articles are two dramatic, bone-chilling testimonies of two people who drew in very heavy demonic attacks on them as a result of dabbling with a ouija board and automatic writing.

3. Lust

This next class of demons have probably been responsible in bringing down more modern day ministries than all of the other ones combined and put together, especially with men. These types of demons are also responsible for all of the different kinds of perversions and filth we see running across every segment of our society today.

Here is a basic list of some of these kinds of demons:

  • Lust
  • Fornication
  • Adultery
  • Pornography
  • Transvestism
  • Transsexuality
  • Prostitution

All of these forbidden areas with the Lord have one major thing in common – and that is they are all tied into a spirit of lust, a spirit of sexual arousal where the ultimate aim is for some kind of sexual gratification.

If you will notice, all of these kinds of activities are having our sexuality to be tied into the wrong kinds of targets. God Himself created us with the ability to have sexual thoughts and feelings, but this gift was only meant to be used and shared within the confines of a holy heterosexual marriage, not in the above kinds of aberrant activities.

Demons obviously know we have this kind of incredible gift from the Lord, so they will do everything they can to try and get you to release this gift through the wrongs kinds of targets and activities such as the ones listed above. How many marriages, ministries, and personal lives have been totally destroyed and brought down as a result of people following after the different kinds of spirits of lust.

The strongest man in God to have probably ever lived, Samson, was completely brought down as a result of lusting after the wrong kind of woman. And to this very day, many people still have not learned from the past and how deadly this kind of spirit can be.

We still have many married people across the world who are still cheating on their spouses in their marriages. And then to top it off, we still have to deal with all of the rapists and pedophiles who are out there preying on all of our young children and women, all because they are choosing with their own free wills not to try and fight this kind of bad and evil spirit.

4. Pride

In the Sanctification Section of our site, we have an article titled, Pride Will Come Before the Fall. In this article are all of the main verses having to do with pride and how pride will come before the fall. Satan himself is a perfect example of someone who fell from grace and favor with the Lord as a result of too much pride being built up in his personality over a certain period of time.

As we explained in that article, once too much pride starts to build up over time in your personality, you will then start to lose your ability to see what the real truth is in many of the important matters in your life. The only truth you will now see is what you think the truth is, even if that truth goes against God Almighty Himself.

You will then start to become a little god yourself, thinking that all of the world revolves around you and your own set agendas. You will then become very selfish and narcissistic and will refuse to listen to any kind of correction or counsel the Lord will try and bring your way.

Demons know how powerful and destructive of a thing pride can be in helping to bring a person down, so they will do everything they can behind the scenes to try and build up a person’s ego through false flattery and vain imaginations.

Here is a list of some of the different kinds of demons who will try and bring someone down through the use of pride:

  • Pride 
  • Arrogance
  • Haughtiness
  • Rebellion
  • Blasphemy
  • Control, Domination
  • Possessiveness
  • Contention
  • Quarreling
  • Critical, Judgmental
  • Selfish
  • Narcissistic
  • Unbelief
  • Skepticism
  • Greed
  • Paranoia
  • Deceit
  • Mockery

Once the spirit of pride enters into someone, either through demons and/or through a person’s own human spirit, many of the above qualities will follow right along with it.

How many prideful people do you know who also exhibit additional negative qualities such as being too judgmental and too critical of other people. Since their inflated sense of pride tells them they are always right and never wrong, then there is no room for anyone else who does not agree with them. As a result, they will become very judgmental and critical of anyone else who does not agree with them.

As their pride continues to build up, they will then become more selfish and narcissistic, as all they will be able to see is what is in their own little world. As a result, everything else in their lives will become totally irrelevant, including the members of their own families.

They will then start to want more and more, especially in the area of power, wealth, authority, control, money, and material goods. From there a strong spirit of greed will start to enter in and before you know it, they will have lost all contact with God, their best friends, and family members. They will then become an island and a god all to themselves.

And then it happens, everything comes tumbling down around them. They lose all of their friends, their families, their wealth and money, and most importantly of all, they lose their connection and personal relationship to God Himself.

Saddam Hussein of Iraq is a perfect example of someone who had it all in the area of power and material wealth, and then lost all of it in a matter of days as a result of letting his pride get in the way of letting the UN inspectors into his country to look for weapons of mass destruction that were never found.

Demons are masters at playing the pride game with people since that is what caused all of them to get cast out of heaven in the first place. And so many people to this very day are still continuing to fall for this type of evil spirit, such as some of our politicians, the CEO’s of different companies, and even some of the pastors and clergy in our different churches.

Just realize that pride is a major, offensive weapon of demons, and they will play this kind of game with anyone they feel will be susceptible to it, especially those who are in any type of leadership position.

5. Mental Health

The Bible tells us that God has given us a spirit of power, love, and a “sound mind.” And what do you think demons will want to try and do just off this one verse alone – to try and give all of us an unsound mind. In other words, they will try to make us mentally unstable as much as they can.

Here is the verse from our Bible giving us this very powerful revelation about God wanting to give all of us a very sound mind in Him:

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

This, without question, is one of the favorite games that demons will try and play with all of us. If they can make us mentally unstable to any significant degree, they will then be able to do significant damage to our abilities to our operate in our callings for the Lord, if not completely knock us right out of our calls.

Here are some of the function names of the demons who will operate in this realm:

  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Torment
  • Dread
  • Hopelessness
  • Despair
  • Insecurity
  • Paranoia
  • Suspicion
  • Distrust
  • Insecurity
  • Loneliness
  • Shyness
  • Discouragement
  • Passivity
  • Lying
  • Deceit
  • Antisocial
  • Compulsive neurotic behavior
  • Phobias
  • Madness
  • Insanity
  • Schizophrenia
  • Multiple Personalities
  • Hearing Voices
  • Mind Control

We all battle some of these types of faults and imperfections from time to time. Not everyone who has fear, shyness, or loneliness on them is under any kind of demonic attack. But where you can get into problems with some of these types of conditions is when demons do move in and try to intensify what you may already be going through.

For instance, if you are battling your own emotions of fear and insecurity as a result of having just lost your job, then the demons will try and attach to you if they can, and then start to slime and hit you with their own fear. Once their fear starts to hit you on top of your own fears already hitting you, then you are getting hit with what I call a double whammy.

Demons are always looking for an opening in your defenses, a chink in your armor. If they see that you are battling any type of abnormal fear for any type of crisis you are going through, they will then try and add to it so they can get you paralyzed. And if you get paralyzed enough, then you will stop trying to move forward. And if you stop trying to move forward, then you may end up handcuffing God in being able to work with you. This is why it is so important that you realize the types of games demons are capable of playing with you so you do not fall into their traps.

If you have just lost your job, you will need to start seeking and searching for that next new job. And as you are seeking and searching for that next new job, then God will fully guide your steps into the next new job He will want you to have.

But if you quit seeking after that next new job due to battling too much fear and insecurity, then God may not be able to lead you to that next new job because you have just taken yourself off His playing field. And that is exactly what the demons will try and do to you – knock you right off the playing field and onto the bench, so God will not be able to use you or work with you.

Again, do not fall for these kinds of tricks and traps from these demons. This is why the Bible tells us that having knowledge can help keep us from being destroyed and going into any type of captivity. And if the demons can start to play this kind of mind game with you where they can get you mentally unstable to any kind of a significant degree, then you will go into a certain amount of mental captivity. And that certain amount of mental captivity could then end up freezing and paralyzing you and keep you from being able to progress any further on the divine path that God has you set up on.

If demons cannot kill you, they will then try and paralyze you so you can no longer move forward and function in the calling that God has set up for your life. That is why having some semblance of a good sound mind in this life will really help you in being able to fully complete your call for the Lord. Demons know this and that is why they will try and slime you with some of the above negative qualities.

6. Unforgiveness

Another major area that demons will try and target once they see this kind of an opening in your defenses is in the area of unforgiveness. The reason they will try and target this specific area is due to the following verse:

“AND WHENEVER YOU STAND PRAYING, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25)

Not only does this verse tell us that God will not be forgiving all of our trespasses if we do not forgive the ones who have trespassed against us, but this verse is also implying that we may have a very hard time in getting any of our personal prayers answered with Him, as it starts out with the specific wording, “And whenever you stand praying.”

And if you cannot get your own personal prayers answered with he Lord, then you will not be able to operate in the calling that God has set up for your life. This is why demons will especially target this area, so they can sever the prayer line between you and the Lord.

Your prayer line to the Lord is your lifeline. Have that lifeline damaged, cut, or severed in any way, and all of the forward momentum in your calling with the Lord will completely shut down until you can get it re-established again.

Here are some of the function names of the demons who will play this kind of mind game with us:

  • Unforgiveness
  • Bitterness
  • Jealousy
  • Resentment
  • Anger
  • Stubborness
  • Envy
  • Hard-heartedness

All of these negative qualities will all go right along with the main spirit of unforgiveness. These additional qualities is what many of the times will keep you from being able to forgive someone who has trespassed against you. Anger, bitterness, resentment, and a hard heart could all prevent you from being able to try and forgive someone for something bad they may have done to you in your past.

We have a special article in the Psychological Issues of our site titled, How to Handle Negative Feelings When Wronged by Someone Else. If any of you are battling any type of unforgiveness in your life, you may want to read this article, as we go further in depth on this topic and show you how you can really do this with the Lord’s help.

God does not want us walking around with any type of heavy anchors and burdens wrapped around us. And holding any type of major unforgiveness against anyone will be a major heavy anchor wrapped around your soul until you can get it completely cut away from you by the power of the Holy Spirit.

7. Sickness

As a result of the Adamic curse that is still in full operation on this earth, every single one of us will have to battle a certain amount of sickness and illness in this life.

Most of the times, any type of sickness or illness we may get will be due to natural type causes. With all of the bad foods we eat, the pollution that is in our air, and just the normal wear-and-tear and aging our physical bodies will go through, all of these will contribute to our bodies breaking down with various types of illnesses and diseases at times.

However, if you study many of the deliverances that Jesus did in the Gospel accounts, there were quite a few times that a person’s illness was directly due to a demonic spirit. And once that demon was cast out, then the person had a full physical healing.

These types of spirits are called spirits of infirmity, and they will specialize in attacking our physical bodies and causing them to get sick in some way. You will need proper discernment from the Holy Spirit as to whether or not someone’s illness is being caused by a demon, or if it is just coming from natural cause and effect from all of the different Adamic curse factors that are still in full play.

Here are some of the function names of the demons who will operate in this realm:

  • Spirit of Infirmity (any kind of disease or illness)
  • Death
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Insomnia
  • Abnomal amounts of lethargy, sleepiness
  • Epilepsy
  • Gluttony

Again, you will need proper discernment from the Holy Spirit as to when you are dealing with a demon who is causing a specific type of illness or disease. But just remember this is a type of game that demons can play with us and not to overlook this possibility if you are dealing with a specific type of illness or disease with someone.

Anorexia and bulimia especially should be looked at very carefully, as demons love to do these two if they can get away with it. If they can prevent you from properly eating, then you will not have the proper nutrients entering your body to properly function, and you could then seriously put your own life in danger if you stay in these two conditions long enough.

However, gluttony will be the opposite end of this extreme. If the demons cannot try and kill you by starving your body to death, they will then try and kill you by causing you to overeat.

Many of our natural illnesses, such as heart attacks and cancers, are caused by people overeating of the wrong kinds of foods over too long of a period of time. And spirits of gluttony love to attach to people to see if they can get them to eat themselves to death.

8. Different Kinds of Vices

If demons will try and cause you to either overeat or under eat in order to try and kill you, then this next realm should come as no surprise. This next realm is where you get into the different types of vices and addictions that are out there – and demons love to play this kind of extreme game on anyone they can.

Here are some of the main function names of these kinds of demons:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Meth
  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Anti-prescription drugs

All of these vices can become extreme addictions and they can all shorten our life span, not to mention they can all seriously cripple us and prevent us from being able to properly function in this life and in our specific callings for the Lord. Get hooked on any of these types of heavier drugs, or get to the point where you have become an alcoholic, and God will then not be able to use you in the calling that He has set up for your life until you can get yourself properly cleaned up and fully delivered.

Again, this is why demons will play this kind of heavy, extreme game with some of us, as they know once they can get a person hooked on these kind of addictive substances, they will then knock that person right out of their divine destinies with the Lord. How many potential great men and women of God have never made it to the starting line with the Lord due to the fact that they could never fully break free from their specific addictions?

Once demons see someone starting to dabble and experiment with the above substances, they will waste no time in trying to move in for the kill, as they know they will have the appropriate legal rights to be able to attach to that person.

This is why experimenting or dabbling with some of the above heavier drugs could get you into major trouble in the spiritual realm, as demons just watch and wait for people to punch a hole in their protective hedges by experimenting with these kinds of forbidden substances.

9. False Religions

Our Bible is very clear on this next issue. Per our article titled, The Basics of Salvation Through Jesus Christ, there is only one name and one way into heaven – and that is directly through Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross.

There are no other ways, no other names, and no other religions in this world that can get us into heaven. Jesus has made it very clear that He, and only He, is the only way into heaven, and that no one will come to His Father unless they come directly through Him.

With Jesus being the only way into heaven, then it can only be expected that demons will try and conjure up as many other “ways” as they possibly can so they can keep people from finding the only one true Way. Hence you have many false religious systems that are still in operation in the world today.

We believe that all of these other false religious systems in the world today are being run by demons, and each one of these areas are major stronghold areas, with some of Satan’s best and smartest demons running all of these false religious systems.

Here are the major false religious systems still in operation in the world today, with each one of them being run by demonic spirits who specialize in each one of these demonic systems:

  • Islam
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses 
  • Mormonism
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Confucianism
  • Shintoism
  • Sikhism
  • Jainism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Spiritualism
  • Christian Science
  • Hare Krishna
  • Scientology
  • Kabbalah
  • Unification Church
  • Freemasonry
  • The Children of God
  • EST
  • Eckanar
  • The Forum
  • The Way International
  • Theosophy
  • Rosicrucianism
  • Atheism
  • Legalism

I know in the politically correct climate we are now all living in, the above statement is very extreme and controversial. But our Bible leaves us with no other logical explanation as to how the big picture is really set up.

In our article on the basics of salvation through Jesus Christ, we have listed all of the verses showing that Jesus Christ is the only way into heaven. I am going to list them once again under this caption so you can see how God the Father is really driving home the point that no one is going to get to Him and where He lives at unless they come through His Son and the blood that His Son has shed for all of us on the cross.

Simply put – we either come through the blood and the cross, or we do not come through at all.

As such, there are no middle grounds or neutral areas for people to walk into if they do not want to accept Jesus.

This is why all of the above religious systems are called “false” religions, because none of them will lead to true eternal salvation with God the Father. They are all dead ends being run by demons.

Once again, here are the most powerful verses in all of Scripture telling us that Jesus Christ is the only way to be able to receive eternal salvation with God the Father:

  1. “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
  2. “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all …” (1 Timothy 2:5)
  3. “There is one body and one Spirit … one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:4)
  4. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
  5. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and find pasture … I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:9)
  6. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.” (John 11:25)
  7. Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
  8. And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
  9. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)
  10. “… whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:15-16)

  11. “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36)
  12. “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:24)
  13. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24)
  14. “… And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:11)
  15. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:14)

When you read each one of these verses one right after the other, you can really feel the power and authority that is on each one of them, and that God the Father is telling all of us, in no uncertain terms and very easy to understand language, that no one is going to be getting into heaven unless they come directly through His Son Jesus – and that any other ways and any other names in this life are not going to be tolerated and accepted by Him.

The world may want us to have a politically correct tolerance for all of these other false religions of this world, but God the Father is not going to, and as such, and as His direct ambassadors on this earth, we have to tell the rest of the world what the real truth is.

Once you see what the real truth is through Jesus Christ, it is just heart-breaking to see so many people bound up and in captivity to all of these other false religious systems across the world. Millions and millions of people are being held behind enemy lines in all of these other false religions, and they have absolutely no idea and no clue they are all on the wrong side of the fence.

This is one area where Satan and his demons have been very successful across much of the world.

To think that there is only one way, one name, and one faith – and that Satan has managed to create all of these other false religions in order to try and prevent people from finding this one true way is just heartbreaking!


As you can see from this big list, there are demons who literally cover every type of evil we can think of. And to think that all of these evil demons were initially born and created good up in heaven by the Lord.

The Bible tells us that one-third of the angelic host ended up rebelling against God, and as a result, they are now all lost forever and will never, ever get another chance to get back into heaven.

As a result, every single one of these demons have now descended down into the dark side where they have now become nothing but pure evil – and the sum total of their existence is to now live and operate within their function names so they can try and drag all of us down into their lower way of living and then eventually into hell itself.

What a sad and unbelievable reality! And to think that all of these fallen angels had it all at the very beginning of their existence with the Lord.

Knowing some of the basic function names of these demons may help in some of the cases God may bring your way. Again, for the most part, demons will travel in groups or clusters, and when they are allowed to enter into a person’s body, the whole group will then usually move in at once and set up shop. The group will have a head demon, who is known as the chief demon, and the rest of the demons will then be the underlings under his direct control.

At certain times, the Holy Spirit can either give you a word of knowledge or some type of discernment as to what types of demons you are dealing with so you can find out what all of their legal rights may be.

And then once you find out what all of the legal rights are, then you can proceed to properly break all of them before the Lord. And once all of the legal rights have been properly broken before the Lord, the demons will then have nothing else left to hold onto, and they will then be able to be cast out of the person with the appropriate command words.

Knowing some of the basic function names and groupings of these demons will also help in giving us a heads up when demons do try and nip at us from time to time. Knowing what kind of evil they like to specialize in will help tip us off when it really is them attacking us.

If more people knew what the basic functions and games of these demons were, they would not so easily fall prey to some of their specific temptations like murder, suicide, and the different types of addictions. Many cold-blooded murders could have easily been stopped dead right in their tracks if more people would have known they were being played by these demons who specialize in the negative feelings and emotions of hate, rage, anger, and murder.

Demons play some of these people just like fiddles, and they then lead them right off the end of some serious life-and-death cliffs. Again, this is why every single church should have some kind of basic teaching on spiritual warfare so the flock will know how the enemy will try and operate against them.

The Bible has already told us that those who lack knowledge will perish and fall into captivity.

And not having some of this basic knowledge on how demons can move and operate have caused many to have either seriously stumbled in their walks with the Lord, or have knocked some of them right off the playing field of life itself with an early death and departure from this life.

And this was all as a direct result of not knowing how the enemy can move and operate against them.

How many people have been led into murders, suicides, drug addictions, adultery, crime, and perverted sexual lifestyles – all as a direct result of demons playing them on the back end, giving them these unholy desires in the first place, and then prompting them to act out on it – and then with most of these people never stopping to think or analyze where these kinds of unholy desires were coming from in the first place.

Again, a lot of this kind of demonic activity could have easily been stopped dead right at the outset if more people knew how demons really operated behind the scenes.

We will continue to add more articles like this to our Spiritual Warfare section so you can have many of the basics on this part of our walk with the Lord.


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  1. I need help the Holy Spirit warned me what was coming,
    I didn’t Ignore it, I didn’t know what kind of spirit I would have to battle.
    question now that I know, how? I dont understand I thought my daughter
    was strong in Christ, how did they attched themselves to her? She is a storng
    beleiver. I went in the room to speak about what happend all of the sudden my
    blood pressure went up, i never seen or felt this. how do I fight?
    please help

  2. Hi, I just read this site, and it makes sense. Because I have been praying for my sister for years but don’t see any change. She acts negatively & rebelliously all the time, and seems to have all kinds of spirits listed above. Would you please guide us and shower with your prayers for Sara, for her to be set free from all that finally. Thank you

  3. Hi Niki, you can reach us here to help you.

  4. To Adam83, what an arrogance, where there’s a spirit of God there’s humility because we all have sinned under this sun until one receives Jesus Christ as your Savior. You may go to church, believe you better than me or anybody, the most important thing is what God things about you! I’m a child of God through my Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, thus knowing the grace God provided for me and you by giving away his only begotten son to die on the cross like a criminal. Being a Christian is not much what you say although we have to preach this gospel, but at the same time we should allow the Holy Spirit to take control of our lives in that case we live for Christ with the power given to us by our Lord Jesus. Being a church goer makes no difference, we all need Jesus in our hearts. Today, we have people that are without Christ… joining Pentecostal churches and lead worship groups because they can sing. People who call themselves psychics, like you just did… but listen, the dead and the living have no way of communication, all the circus we see and hear, I would say it’s not of God as per my Bible and yet you sound proud calling yourself a Christian and a psychic, common wake up, READ! READ! and READ God’s Word!

    Otherwise, my bible says, let them grow up together, until harvesting time… that’s when one knows which is which, because you can now see sugar cane, corn… otherwise they all look alike! God knows the heart…we may talk and talk, but are we the light of the world? Are we the salt of the earth? God Bless you and seek the Lord while there’s still time because you really need him, if not ask God to baptize you with the Holy Spirit, only him can tame your tongue!

  5. i have a demon that pulls me out of my bed at night and scratch me on my body. i do not know what to do about it can you help me. this is a nightly thing. i read my bible hoping for some peace.then i pray. linda

  6. There are many Little gods,There is only one truly and living God,one Creator,I believe in THE Almighty God of Heaven and Earth, God the Father sent his only begotten Son into this world to Redeem us from our Sins,You can say what you want that there are other Dark forces in this World,If one doesn’t believe 2nd Timothy 2:15 says study to show thyself approved unto God,a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,rightly diviiding the word of truth, the word of God,Also Read,Read,Read,1 John saya,Beloved,believe not every spirit,but try the spirits whether they are of God:because many false prophets are gone out into the world.Hereby know ye the Spirit of God:Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God;and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God ;and this is the spirit of antichrist,whereof ye have .heard that it should come;and even now already is in the world.David said he hide the word in his heart that ,he wouldn’t sin against God.

    Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart,be acceptable in thy sight,
    O,Lord,my strength,and my redeemer. Jesus is only a prayer away,Don’t debate,Read James 1:5

  7. The truth is religion is just a way to show what your beliefs are. As long as you truly believe in God, forgive your sins, and also accept Jesus as your savior. I dont know all the religions. I am a christian myself, but it doesnt matter. It states in the bible that accept Jesus as your savior and to stay faithful to God. Truly there is no right or wrong religion as long as you follow Gods comman, which is to stay faithful to God and accept Jesus as your savior.

  8. So the islam and other religions are demons/, well whoever wrote tjhis is surely posessed by demon cause they only want money. Im christian . I guess carholics and vatican is bull. Maybe not they just corrupted as every other religion. I read this and I laugh, Who wrote this. What and knowledge is bad.? Like numerology is considered part of mathematics hahaah/ Believe me it works or palm reading is proven facts. Dna, science it works thats why catho;ics are corrupted like every mmajor group. If you ever read bible you would surely know that god put us into different languages. Or maybe you just dont see whats in the air, beside the air and 5% which is mass of all mass is paraller multiverse asnd the rest 95% of so called dark matter and dark energy, which have so many different particles and other things you cant even imagine. Educate. You stupid and alot want to show off cause they have demon of showing off I guess. When you read this I will hear your thoughts, cause thats me not demon. Im psychic and I know how it works. but I wont tell build your own tools with your own soul.

  9. You have all missed the main point of this article: to make people aware of what the different demons are and their functional names so to better recognize them if you are exposed to them in your life and how to rid yourself or someone you love of these demons. For those that made ridiculous and VERY bad grammatical comments, you are either completely dense or are purposely wanting to block God’s influence in your lives. If that is the case, it would explain some of the more long-winded and pointless comments made here. The bottom line, Biblically, and cannot be refuted though many throughout history have tried, is that the ONE AND ONLY way to God is through His Son, Jesus Christ. A true Christian is someone who walks in faith and Truth, and is not too proud (A DEMON) to acknowledge their own shortcomings, repent them, and allow God’s Grace, Mercy, Love and Truth to sustain their lives! I have been a Christian for almost twenty years and I have struggled and fallen, like most of the world. However, what makes me different than most of the population is that I hold onto God’s Word, according to what is written in the Bible, and I believe His promises to His children (US). God gave His one and only Son, so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (JOHN 3:16)..I have known and claimed that amazing Truth since I became a Christian! What your comments here prove, is that you did not truly understand the meaning of this article and that you do not see God’s truth. There are a few here who I can see stand in His Light, but the majority of the comments here were not only meant to be rude and ignorant, but just goes to prove who is actually being controlled by demons in their lives! Nowhere in the Bible does it say becoming a Christian will make your life is only promised that God will lead us the Truth, protect us with His strength, allow us to have discernment, to cast out demons, restore what is broken, etc. Those of you who commented just to make an argument, were not on here for the truth anyway. I will pray for you, and ask God to lead you to the Truth and cast out your demons, for I can see myself that there are some of you who are being led by them..Demons are not stupid, and they can see and are afraid of those who truly stand for Christ, because His Word HURTS them! They cannot stand under His Word because their power lies in lies, anger, maligning of character, and all that is NOT of God. For those that refuse to see the Truth, I was once like you and have seen the power demons can be allowed to have in someone’s life if they are given the chance! Demons cannot stand in the Light, for they are made of Darkness!! I hope that for most of the people that read this, they will know it is not I who is condemning them, for they have already condemned themselves by refusing God, by denying His Son, and allowing worldly views to make their decisions for them. There may not seem to be that many of us in the world that follow God, but there is, and we will continue to do spiritual battle against the forces of darkness that would deprive a hurting world of the saving Holy Spirit and the Love of God from those that need it most, which in truth is all of us. Some of us, however, will sadly never see the Truth, and will, for certain, go to Hell, which unlike media representation is not a place of fire and “good times”, as some blasphemic songs would have people believe, but is in fact, eternal darkness , a nothingness, complete and utter separation from God. My prayer for all who read this article and any others written here, is that God will lead you to the Truth, and that the demons that are controlling you are destroyed by your choice to allow that Truth to change your life. May God bless you all and keep you.

  10. To the writer of this article,

    Would you mind telling me where in the Bible does it prove that certain demons are responsible for specific sins? This question is not meant to attack you, but is derived from sheer curiousity. I’ve been looking for biblical evidence to support this idea, because the idea is so popular. If you could provide me with specific passages, I’d be grateful.

  11. If I were to point out that by saying your religion is the only ‘right’ one, then wouldn’t you be prideful for saying that? Or how about your fear of demons? If role playing games are works of demons then what games like Call of Duty? Articles like this are why people view religion with disdain and disgust. Is there a higher power? Quite possibly. Though, if there were, would it want the entire human race fighting and killing each other over what they should call their deity? As far as I’m concerned, you have no right (aside from your narcissistic divine given right) to impose a religion on anyone. You may also want to fact check on a lot of your ‘demon caused ailments’ schizophrenia is caused by a chemical (oh damn, science, blasphemy) imbalance in the serotonin receptors in our brains not some magical pixie. the reason have a fear response is because we evolved it out of a need for survival. We are scared of snakes because some are deadly, we are scared spiders for the same reason. You may continue to believe what you want and I will do the same, but do not say what I think is wrong.

    Also If ‘with god all things are possible’ is true, why is there no world peace, still world hunger, constant threat of nuclear war, world poverty, etc?

  12. This has good information. I’m religious myself, But I play Dungeons and Dragons. Does that make me an occult member or some sort orf worshiper? no. I’ve had my friends mom throw out their D&D books when they were young. She writes and publishes religious books. But, she eventually let them play D&D. Does this make her bad? Or them Bad as well? no. And physics is science, what makes science so bad towards religion? Without science, we wouldn,t be living at all. How else can we mass produce animals to feed our own race? Or have technology that helps us survive through winter and summer without having millions of deaths from freezing, or Heat strokes. Sure we still have those, But the numbers are slim.

    I rest my case.

  13. I failed to include in my comments to this article that…..when I met the man I married, he told me his earliest memory was of being in the womb of a woman in labor and that her baby was stillborn. “Someone else” was in that dead baby with him and “it” took him into the womb of the other pregnant woman in that hospital room. There was a “struggle” and “they” pushed out the soul of that woman’s baby. This baby, born alive, became the body for my husband’s soul (and “who else”?)

  14. oh really so i say my view point and the person on the other end desides that my say means nothing. you people are pathetic. well it doesnt matter anyways. just remember all those so called bad feelings you get and temptations are nothing more then your mind making them up because your scared of what is enevitable. your site is stupid and retarded. you should just go off yourself and make it better for everyone else to not have listened to your ideas.

  15. Who is to say which religion is right ? There are many religions that are very similar to Christianity. I have friends who are jahovah witnesses and they are good people who are caring and loving for one another, so does that mean they will go to hell? And what is up with people saying that god hates gays? First of all in the bible it says that god is love and love is god so if god hates gays then he really isn’t god cause god loves us all cause he made us in the image of himself. So I rest my case. But I am a Christian and I do believe in god and Jesus and I try to stay away from bad. I’m just very curious and I stand up for what I believe in.

  16. Go ahead and express your PRIDE in this belief and FEAR demons/hell so much that you become HARD-HEARTEDNESS towards human kind. Sure, humans are not perfect but lord forbid that he gives the gift of life and the baby is a TRANVESTITE. Go ahead and tell your kids that when they have a nightmare and are AFRAID that they are sinning.-Yeah, totally not going to end in a MENTAL ILLNESS later in their life.

    Maybe you should all learn how to spell pray (not prey) before you JUDGE other people or start to pray. If you actually were intellegent in the least you could possibly have a free mind and choose for yourself what you want to believe. Like this’ll make a difference… oh well.

  17. It is not just enough to have JESUS in our hearts, If we truely have Him in our hearts then we must seek His will out and study the Bible like He did He knew the scripures and spoke them when satan came around or when evil came in all diffrent forms. He fought all of hell with the Word of the Father GOD. We must stdy and applie the Word daily if we are to help others and advance in our walk. It is not enough to just exsept JESUS in our hearts and go back to fallowing the World, thats what satan wants! JESUS is LORD. mATT.6:33 “SEEK YE FIRST THE KINDOM OF GOD”

  18. i find this website very helpfull i have went through atleats most of these types of sins and now finaly i believe it everyting with every sin their is a demon telling us to do it they alter our mind and it gets worser as they get stronger until the day most of us wake up to this the better from reading all that was writing above i most say 95percent of people i no have these demons leading to these probloms and sins..the world is getting worser as the demons are getting stronger and controlling alot of people i aint here to judge but i have found the right path now and shall now carry on living the good path i know it will be hard because these demons will always try their best to get to me but aslong as i have the lord in my heart i shall have no fear and i will be in the best and unimaginaly place with the lord someday take care everyone god bless

  19. Hicks, could you be more specific? Asking for thoughts from a truly “Free thinker” is sorta vague. My husband is getting his PhD in philosophy of religion, and we devote most of our ministry to helping teach others reasons for what we believe, and not just an indoctrination of what to believe. In our experience, people touting themselves as “free thinkers” are trying to equate “free thinking” with anything that is not inline with traditional ortho-Judaic values, and more specifically in America, traditional Christian beliefs. Yes, America was founded on christian principles, but that doesn’t now equate to NOT being a free thinker if you agree/believe similar things.

    I’ve weighed my faith. I personally feel that I would have to check my brain at the door if I were to not believe in the Christian God, and in the Biblical Christ. (but i know plenty of wonderful people who feel the opposite) So having gone through that process, I’ll stand up and say yes. I’m a free thinker. What specifically would you like my thoughts on. This is a pretty long article.

  20. i really thank you for this, it has opened my eyes.
    i prey to God for strenght to fight back this demons. amen

  21. Hi Hicks,
    We are all free thinkers… The thing is; we have already made up our minds!
    Most of us take the “god issue” pretty serious and hope that others will see things the way we do. Free thinking or free will is your choice to believe or not. I am not going to try and convince you that God exist.

    If you were honest about “Mike” you already probably believe in spirits / ghosts and you probably already believe there is more to this world other than just the physical.

    From my point of view, Satan and his demons is all to happy to have you “protected” as long as you don’t start following God / Jesus. Next time you see Mike, ask him if he believes Jesus is God and to say Jesus’ name but be carefull chances are he will not like to talk about it.

  22. Is anyone on here a free thinker? If so please I would LOVE to hear your comments on this matter!

  23. I agree with the fact that theese are indeed games played by demons. I also agree that theese types of behaviors can and most definitely do result in demons being introduced to ones life. I disagree on the names as well as the notion that they specialize in only one type of sin. The angels serve multiple purposes as do we. The fallen ones only need an in, then they can and will attack your weak points. Also you forgot smoking, cigarettes are an in as well. God bless all who are reading this article!!

  24. Okay… So I am researching Necromancy, I am not a bad person or a “demon” I am just curious. Yes I am classified as a “heathen” because I don’t believe the same as you do. No offence to these people or the author of this article I am just stating my opinion because I believe that every one deserves the right to. I see this article as pretty arrogant I play dungeons and dragons and I have never had a demon knock on my door. Every Friday I go to my uncles house to play dungeons and dragons as a family event. I have been doing this since I was around the age of 8 (I am a lot older now). I also use Tarot cards still no demons. I got them because I was curious and wanted to see what they were all about. I recently started researching on Necromancy because I am dating a girl who is pretty religious and she told me that talking to the dead and learning my future was against gods will. So I looked it up apparently she was right. I do not see how ever that these little cards that I bought from a book store will bring Satan into my home ( oh yeah I have had these cards for 8 years and when I first got them used them every day).My family does seem to have ties with spirits but they are not bad either. My whole life I have grown into this family and every house I have lived in has been “haunted”. One came to my father in a dream and said he was going to be there to “help take care of some things” when asked what things he replied “nothing you need to concern your self about WE WILL take care of it for you”. This spirit addressed him self as Mike he had one arm and was on a small fishing boat. The same spirit came to my mother at the same time. Mike has seemed to keep the bad out of our lives. I do not see Mike as a demon for his words and actions never seemed like they were those of a demon. So before you go marking spirits or angels as demons give them a chance for they may know something. AND if you have problems call your all mighty god to take care of it. Or if your like me call on Mike. Just remember we are all just ants looking at a mud puddle seeing a ocean… God is bigger than what we could ever imagine.

  25. My uncle has been going to the hospitals on and off basis.Due to pain in his stomach.He Addams are horrified due to the pain.He had it for three yrs and Doctors can’t find the cause of it cause everything in his testing comes out normal.Can that be a demonic attack?

    • David,

      Yes, there are spirits of infirmity who will attack the physical body. You will need to get discernment from the Lord to see if this is what is causing his problems.


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