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There is a fantastic article written by Richard P. Bailey that fully explains in great detail the reasons why Jesus didn't allow the demons to reveal his identity. In fact, the author goes beyond just the explanation of why demons in specific weren't allowed to reveal his identity. The article is much too large to post here, but it can surely be linked. ...


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It might be a valid point but I think there is an another angle to it. Revealing supernaturally even by the means from devil denies people the oppurtunity to believe by faith. If for example, God himself appear in clouds when all people in world to see, then most of the people will believe. There's no place of faith in it. There's a word in bible ...


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Demons have no part in the salvation of man. God has forbidden them even a ''witness''in the heavenly affairs of man. Acts 16:16-24, Paul encounted a slave girl possessed with the Spirit of Python who grieved him when she bored witness to their mission. Paul willingly suffered a confinement and a beating to silence the demon. God must have the glory ...


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The war in heaven has already passed, Satan and his demons (fallen angels, a third to be exact) were cast out of heaven under Jesus' rule. They were also around in Noah's day when they took the women for themselves, those demons, or fallen Angels were chained until the day of judgement, which has not come yet.


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Taking a slightly different tack (and not wanting to detract at all from Fredsbends excellent and informative answer), but the short answer is a definite No. Any authority over evil spirits that a believer may exercise does not derive from knowing their names, but comes by way of delegation from Christ (cf. Matthew 28:19-20;10:1; Luke 10:17-20; Mark 16:17). ...


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Actually, this is more Kabbalah than Christianity and has further roots in the occult and other non-Christian mysticism and folklore (Rumpelstiltskin comes to mind, which is a decidedly non-Christian story). The idea that knowing the name of a beast/demon/whatever gives you dominion over it came from the idea that naming a beast/demon/whatever showed your ...


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The Four Living Creatures in Revelation are also described in Ezekiel 10, when he has a vision of the Cherubim - which are either heavenly beings and/or angels depending on who you ask: And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the ...


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Unfortunately there is no answer to your question, since the Bible begins with the creation of the heavens and the Earth. And the origin of Satan and his minions predates that event. We are only left with clues such as the ones you have mentioned, and Jesus saying: Luke 10:17 and 18 KJV And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the ...


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The answer to this can depend a lot on who you ask and how. The earliest beliefs in Satan were that Satan was part of God's celestial court, much like the angel of death, or the four horseman in Revelation perhaps. As we can see in the Book of Job, Satan (which means "accuser") is a kind of District Attorney of Heaven, bringing charges against the pious to ...



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