Demonology

 

 

14. How many demons can one person have?

 

 

 

It can vary from one to thousands.

The boy with a dumb spirit had only one spirit, for Jesus said to that spirit: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” (Mark 9:25 – NKJV); also the damsel in Philippi had only one spirit, as it is written: “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour” (Acts 16:16-18).

There are people who have eight demons, for Jesus said: “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first” (Luke 11:24-26).

Mary Magdalene had had seven spirits, for it is written: “Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons” (Mark 16:9 – NKJV).

The demoniac of the region of the Gadarenes had a legion of demons (that is, at least two thousand demons), as it is written: “Jesus asked him, saying, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Legion,’ because many demons had entered him” (Luke 8:30 – NKJV).

 

 

 

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