Lest not forget that these Demons work alongside as we know him as Lucifer, Satan the Devil himself.
1. PRIDE/Demon (Lucifer, Satan, Devil):
A sense of one’s own proper dignity or value; self-respect in which pleasure or satisfaction is taken in an achievement, possession, or association: Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness. A cause or source of pleasure or satisfaction: An excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit.
Proverbs 8:13 and 16:18-19 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Pride and vanity go hand in hand. Pride is where you deem yourself to be more than you actually are. The king of pride is the devil and he was cast out of the heavens when he tried to lift himself higher than God. Pride destroys you. When men defy God’s judgments and think themselves far from them, it is a sign they are at the door. Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves. The sin of pride is the sin of sins. It was this sin, we’re told, which transformed Lucifer, an anointed cherub of God, the very “seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty,”1 into Satan, the devil, the father of lies, the one for whom Hell itself was created.2 We’re warned to guard our hearts against pride lest we too “fall into the same condemnation as the devil”. The sin of pride is a preoccupation with self. It is thus very fitting that the middle letter in the word is “i.” Pride is all about “me, myself, and I.” So even as the word “pride” is centered upon an ” i ” the sin itself is also centered upon ”
2. GREED (Avarice, Covetousness) Demon: (Mammon):
A desire to possess more than one has the need or use for, excessive love of money and power.
Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Greed is fueled by desire and the more that you have, the more that you want. Enough is never enough. A miserly spirit often accompanies greed, where those who have and are controlled by greed, fear having to give out even the smallest amount. Money teaches us that we can buy anything that we desire, possessions and even the souls of some. Money gives you power. However we can never buy the most important thing, and that is the Love of Jesus Christ or eternal life in heaven with the Father. I do not condemn the rich, but condemn those who are powered by greed. God should always come first in anyone’s life.
3. ENVY/Demon (Leviathan):
This sin is that of jealousy or perverted love because it is the love and desire to own what belongs to someone else (Exodus 20:17). This transgression is the discontentment over another’s superiority over us in possessions or some good fortune. Envy is the resentment of the good others will or have received.
Proverbs 14:30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
To be filled with envy is to be filled with a jealousy of what others may have that you do not have. However, in Godly terms to be envious of others is really to be unhappy with what God has given to you and to be unhappy with the destiny that God has laid out for you, wanting the possessions and destiny of others instead. Envy removes you from the path that God has created for you. Being removed from your personal path removes the direction in your life and confusion sets in. In short, it is basically a slap in the face to God. Envy removes you from the will of God and places you outside of the will of God, into a place frequented by all types of evil, against which you then have no form of defense. From envy comes destruction. Overcome envy, knowing that God has the perfect plan for your life, and has all good things planned for you.
4. ANGER/Wrath Demon (Lucifer, Satan, Devil):
This is the transgression of anger or strong exasperation in rage at something or someone. Anger is usually uncontrolled and results in hurt to those who are around you. It is often the result of our impatience or of having our pride hurt.
James 1:20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.
Ephesians 4:26-27 In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
Colossians 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
Sometimes there are good reasons to get angry. It is quite justified to be angry about sin or to be angry at the devil for the works that he is doing. However, when you are angry without a good cause, you place yourself in a position where you can bring Judgment down upon yourself. It is quite clear from this that anger can be the gateway for us to enter into sin. By falling to the sin of anger and wrath we let Satan win, We are to show to others, the fruits of the Holy Spirit that is growing within us, but anger and wrath are evidence of the flesh and will lead to corruption of the soul and danger of judgment.
5. LUST/Lasciviousness Demon (Asmodeus/Satan):
An intense longing or appetite for something such as money, or sexual cravings and is often manifested in a self-destructive drive for some pleasure regardless of it’s value, merit, or legality. Jesus was and is pure love, and lust is contradictory to love and will lead to sin, which in turn leads to death.
Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
1 John 2:16 For everything in the world -the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does -comes not from the Father but from the world.
Do not confuse Love with Lust because Love is when you will do anything at your own expense, to satisfy the needs of others, whilst lust is when you will do anything at the expense of others, to satisfy your own needs. Lust does not only relate to our flesh and therefore things that satisfy the flesh, but that lust applies to things that we see and desire. We see someone driving a Ferrari, and we begin to lust after that car, we will do all in our power to be the one driving that car, even if it means that our wives and kids are deprived of essentials in order that we can get to be driving that car. Lust of the flesh is when your bodies get filled with a desire and then once filled with desire, you will do anything to satisfy that desire that has built up within you, even if it is at the expense of others. Lust is fueled by Satan himself and his purpose is to fill you with desire that you are unable to control it, and then once you give in to the lust, you are out of the will of the Father and into the sins of the world. Pornography is designed to fuel your desires with lust, and to make the lusts of the flesh and the associated sins that accompany it.
6. GLUTTONY Demon (Beelzebub):
Excess in eating or drinking, greedy or excessive indulgence, as can be seen from this definition, gluttony also refers to a greedy or excessive indulgence in anything. Gluttony overlaps with the sin of greed and it is often found that those who suffer from gluttony also suffer from greed.
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
To overindulge in eating or drinking can be harmful to the gift of what God gave you and that is your body. Delicious foods are a universal indulgence that delivers an instant high and seems relatively harmless, except that it’s killing us. We need to take care of our bodies. Haven’t you heard people say, my goodness I ate too much food now I’m tired or sleepy?
What can I say about drinking to excessively? Most of us have experienced that already in Life. Alcohol can be problematic in our health, sclerosis of the liver and destroys the brain. While drinking too much water can actually drown us without being in depths of the oceans.
7. SLOTH Demon: (Belphegor)
A lack of inclination; a mild aversion or reluctance to work or exert oneself; indolence; laziness; idleness, slowness; delay.
Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.”
Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
Slothful person has the do not care attitude, or one who cannot be motivated to do anything and not caring about the consequences thereof. A slothful person is one who expects all things to come to them, who often demand the best for themselves, without being prepared to do anything or contribute anything towards receiving their hearts desire. If they do not receive that which they want, they make a big noise about it, blame everybody else for it, and accuse everyone else for having stolen their right away from them. A slothful person can never take responsibility for anything, for in being responsible, they admit that the problem lies on their shoulders and therefore it is their lack of diligence that has caused the failure. Sloth is the aversion to work or exertion and accountability. Responsibility requires work or exertion and accountability. Slothful people are selfish (Narcissistic) by nature, and could not care about others. They will only allow themselves to be driven to work under extreme circumstances and desperation, and the benefit of their efforts will be for themselves only.
We will all be held accountable for our works in the final day.
Matthew 12:36-37 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words, you will be condemned.
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
Revelation 20:12-15 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.