Part 5 – The Devil’s Hoard of Demons and Fallen Angels

This Article is part of a multi-part Study Series called SATANIC DECEPTION TODAY.

In the Bible Demons and Fallen Angels are distinguishable terms and beings.

The term “Devilin the Greek is “diabolos,” a title that never is used in the plural, The Devil is a title for “Lucifer,” “Satan,” “the Great Dragon,” that “Old Serpent” himself (Rev 12:9). There is only one Devil and it means “the one who ‘sets at variance,’ ‘the slanderer,’ or as Satan ‘the malignant accuser.’” The ‘slanderer’ is first seen slandering God to Adam when he corrupted our first parents, Adam, and Eve, in the Garden of Eden on earth.

The Devil continues to stream evil thoughts and suggestions that ceaselessly pour into the minds of every unbelieving human who is inclined to receive them. In this age, Satan’s attack is always in the minds of mankind through which he aims affect a man’s physical doings unto death and destruction and to upset God’s eternal plan of the ages… which leads to the Devil’s departure.

4 In whom the god of this world [Grk. aion, this present “age”] Hath Blinded the Minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV)

Recall how that God told the Satan (the Accuser) that the man ‘Job, was blameless.’ So, the Devil slandered Job declaring that Job’s self-interest in God’s blessing was Job’s only motive for his goodness and blamelessness. We also hear the Devil desiring to have Peter that he might ‘sift him as wheat’ (Luke 22:31). He accuses (slanders) believers and their brethren before God, “day and night” (Rev. 12:10).

The Devil’s ‘ANGELS’: Here in Matt. 15:41 we see the eternal destiny ofthe Devil and his angels.”

 41 Then shall he [the Lord] say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:41 (KJV).

The Angels are superhuman spirit-beings clothed with spirit-bodies. God’s Angels, as seen in the Bible, appeared on earth in human-like bodies. They were created by God to serve Him and His purposes. All the Angels possess spiritual intelligence. God had appointed to them in their creation to worship and serve God. By contrast the Devil’s demons are disembodied spirit-beings, more on this later.  

It also appears from Col. 1:16 that there were certain of those angels who were assigned to assist Lucifer Before His Fall, working in his Original Governmental Oversight of the world” [Grk. cosmos, “the Heaven and The Earth”].

16 For by him [the Son of God, Col. 1:13] were all things [all governmental seats of rank and authority] created, that are In Heaven, and That Are In Earth, visible [governments on earth] and invisible [the government in the heaven], whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Colossians 1:16

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Shawn Brasseaux, here below, wrote of the fall of Lucifer and his influence over certain of the angels.

“In addition to Lucifer himself rebelling against God, he went out and enticed other angelic beings to follow him in that revolt. These are the Devil’s angels mentioned in Matthew 25:41, for which everlasting hellfire was created. They are contrasted with the “elect angels,” those that remained faithful to God and did not follow Lucifer (1 Timothy 5:21). God kicked all of these satanic angels out of the third heaven, and confined them in the second heaven (outer space) and below. They will never be allowed into His throne room again.”

Today, since the fall of Lucifer, the Devil’s angels assist him as “the Prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2) who became “the God of this world [Gk. cosmos, meaning, the heaven and the earth]” (2 Cor. 4:4). So, one-third of God’s created angelic host of billions followed Lucifer in his rebellion against God. These are now the Devil’s angels who today who constitute “the principalities… powers…  the rulers of the darkness of this world [Grk. aion, this age], …  spiritual wickedness in high places [in ‘heavenly places’]” (Eph 6:12). They, under the Devil, occupy the ‘seats of rank and authority’ in the heavens (listed below), reigning over the earth today, influencing men and the human governments of the earth.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Certain of these fallen angels today rule as “princes” over geographic areas of the earth as seen in Daniel 10:13-2, describing God’s Angel Gabriel traveling from heaven to Persia with a message in answer Daniel’s petition. Gabriel, as God’s ‘messenger angel,’ said he was delayed 21 days having to contend with “the Prince of the kingdom of Persia [Babylon] and that he would later have to contend with “the Prince of Grecia [Greece] (Daniels 10:20), on his return to ‘the third heaven.’ Thus, we can deduce that the Devil’s ‘princes’ (reigning angels) reign from the 2nd heaven over their assigned nations and kingdoms on the earth. They as ‘lying spirits’ (1Kings 22:21-23) influence populaces of voters, world leaders, and world events under the Devils hand. How else could have such dishonest, largely unknown, undesirable communistic, fascistic, or totalitarian characters have become elected to governments and as presidents and leaders of the USA and other nations.

The Devil’s ‘DEMONS’: The Greek word for “demon” is “daimonia,”  frequently mistranslated as ‘devils’ in the KJV. This class of the Devil’s characters are most clearly seen as recorded in the four gospels. There they caused debilitating physical and mental issues among men.

Satan can and has caused physical maladies such as we seen in Luke’s account of the women bound by Satan for twelve years with an “issue of blood” (Luke 8:43-48), wherein Jesus then said of her claim on healing; 34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. (Mark 5:34 (KJV). It was that as a “Daughter” of Abraham and Israel she should receive healing as was promised in the O.T. Jesus said this had been promised in the OT; 16  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” Matthew 8:16-17 (KJV). Then we have the story of Zacchaeus receiving salvation as a son of Abraham” in Luke 19. These demonstrations of healing were evidences of the yet future Kingdom that was ‘at hand,’ but which was never yet received due to Israel’s unbelief.

The chief demonic work at the time of Jesus of Nazareth was to occupy the land of Israel so that the Messiah could not come into the Land. Note how that the demons that came out of the mad Gadarene said don’t drive us out of this ‘country [Israel]’ (Mark 5:10). But with the Lord’s 2nd coming to earth He will cause all such “unclean spirits” to “pass out of the land [of Israel” (Zech. 13:1-2).

The Devil’s ‘demons’ must be distinguished from the Devil’s fallen angels and God’s good angels.

  • All the ‘angels’ created by God were clothed’ with ‘spirit-bodies.’
  • But ‘Demons’ are the ‘disembodied spirits of those who walked the Original Pre-Adamite earth that ended with God’s judgment by the FIRST flood as noted by the chaotic lifeless earth, under “the deep [water]” and in “darkness” in Gen. 1:2. Darkness implies the absence of God who “dwells in unapproachable light” (1Tim 6:16). Peter refers also to the 1st flood event of Gen 1:2, here in 2 Peter 3:5-7.
  • In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form [in chaos], and void [of all life]; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 (KJV)

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, BEING OVERFLOWED WITH WATER, PERISHED: 7 But [by contrast] the heavens and the earth, which are now [today], by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:5-7

The Lord Jesus’ declaration was that the “children of the resurrection,” being eternal, are ‘equal to His angels’ (Luke 20:36). We as grace age believers are promised the “resurrection from the dead” at the Rapture, being Clothed In Spirit-Bodies’ Like That of Jesus’ Resurrection Body. (Phil. 3:20-21)

20 For our conversation [Old English for citizenship’] is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious [resurrection] body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Philippians 3:20-21

Demons are the ‘disembodied [unclothed] spirits’ of those who had walked the earth under ‘Lucifer’s original reign over the earth, then Fully Corrupting It.’ For its total evil, it was judge of God with the death of ALL the creatures of the original earth’s creation (cf. Jer. 43:23-26).

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void [Heb. Tohu wa-bohu]; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25 I beheld, and, lo, there was NO MAN [REMAINING ALIVE], and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. Jeremiah 4:23-26

(Note: “no man” (v25) remaining alive is in contrast with Noah’s flood when there were eight survivors. Note that this terrible scene occurs in “the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger(v26). This segment of Scripture is both a look-back to the Pre-Adamite earth’s judgement and destruction and a prophetic look-forward to the 2nd coming of Christ “in wrath” prior to the remaking of the earth at least in part to purge it of the Tribulation’s destructive effects and begin the Millennium. It may be helpful to read ‘The Pre-Adamite World’ at; )

The Pre-Adamite earth, under the administration of angels, was as a test of Lucifer and his administration of angels. They failed the test by bringing evil rebellion upon all the earth. Thus, the Devil’s first earth administration was judged of God and condemned with worldwide flood. Its destruction as seen by the account of its result in Gen. 1:2 (below), being chaotic and lifeless, was covered with water that froze in the absence of the life-giving light.

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth [to be inhabited]. 2 And the earth was [became] without form [Grk., Tohu, in chaos], and void [Grk., Bohu, empty of life]; and DARKNESS was upon the face of the deep [waters] and [until] the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2

This above refers to the time of the end of the Preadamite world and the first earth’s social system. Its end came with the “overthrow” or the Greek “katabole,” that came upon fallen Lucifer’s earthly domain. Sometime later the Spirit of God “moved upon the face of the waters [then frozen]The Spirit of God appears as a ‘brooding hen about to bring life.’

This was the katabole or overthrow of the original earth creation. It was sometime later that the Lord’s Six-day REcreation’ of the earth with Adamic man appeared, as seen in Gen 1:3 – 2:27. Thus God then instructed Adam to REplenish the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) as He did Noah after the Noahic flood (Gen 9:1).

Part 6 will briefly describe the ‘Preadamite world [earth]’ and its “overthrow” by the 1st flood, which in Greek is the “the katabole.”

(Portions of this Study are adapted from “War on the Saints,” by Jessie Penn Lewis and “Earth’s Earliest Ages” by G. H. Pember and "The Gap is Not a Theory" by Jack W. Langford.)