The gods Pt. 3: Demons

In the first two parts, we discussed that other gods are real as well as what those other gods are, the Host of Heaven. But does that mean that only the Host of Heaven are the gods? Are any other beings the gods? When Moses and the Israelites left Egypt, they were warned of worshiping the gods of the people in Canaan. What were they worshiping? Who were the gods of Canaan? Are the gods also demons? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to find the answer to these questions and more in her video, The gods Pt. 3: Demons.

Deuteronomy 12:29-31
Psalms 82:1-4
Jeremiah 19:4-5
Deuteronomy 32:15-18
Psalms 106:36-39
1 Kings 18:26-29
2 Kings 21:2-6
Isaiah 47:13

The gods and Demons


First Mentioned

15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation. 16 They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. 17 They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded. 18 You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

According to God, demons are not gods. They are strange ‘gods’ that came recently, gods that the Israelites’ ancestors never knew.

How Demons Were Worshiped

37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; 38 they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood. 39 Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.

Psalms 106:37-39

25 Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god, but put no fire to it.” 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them.

1 Kings 18:25-28

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Recognizing the Enemy Pt. 3: Baal and Asherah

According to the Bible, the ancient Israelites continuously fell prey to the worship of Baal and Asherah (Ashtaroth). They did many abominations in the eyes of the LORD, but have we thousands of years later done the same? Do we know what our enemy looks like? Can we spot them in a crowd? Or are they able to blend in, going unnoticed and unopposed? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the spiritual and physical presence of two notorious spirits from the days the judges that are still present in our world today in the final message of his three-part series, Recognizing the Enemy Pt. 3: Baal and Asherah.

Jeremiah 7:8-10
1 Kings 18:26-28
2 Peter 2:1-3

The Baal Arch

London, England
April 19-21, 2016
The UN’s General Assembly calls International Mother Earth Day, and just before the Beltane celebration

City Hall Park, New York
September 2016
The UN General Assembly celebration

February 2017
The World Governments Summit
In 2016 Forbes published an article entitled Nine Reasons Dubai Could Be The Most Important City of the 21st Century

Florence, Italy
In March of 2017 and stayed until April 2017
The first ever G7 Cultural Summit, G7 and not G8 since Russia was dropped. The culture ministers from the US, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Italy, and Canada were all in attendance.

The National Mall in Washington DC
In September of 2018
The UN General Assembly.

baal arch in london
Baal Arch erected in London
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Baal Arch erected in Washington DC
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Baal Arch erected in New York city
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole
Possible Asherah (Ashtaroth) Pole

Baal and Asherah in the Bible

Who is Baal?

Baal in the Bible is a god that blatantly tries to merge himself with Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

16 And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more.

Hosea 2:16-17

The people of Israel were mixing Yahweh, the one True God, The Great I Am, with the false god, Baal. Going as far as to even call Yahweh, ‘My Baal.’

Who is Asherah?

When the worship of Asherah or Ashtaroth is mentioned in the Bible, it is in connection to the Asherim.

25 That night the Lord said to him, ‘Take your father’s bull, and the second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal that your father has, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it 26 and build an altar to the Lord your God on the top of the stronghold here, with stones laid in due order. Then take the second bull and offer it as a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah that you shall cut down.’ 27 So Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had told him. But because he was too afraid of his family and the men of the town to do it by day, he did it by night.

Judges 6:25-32

They would carve a wooden pole and then proceed to either place in the Temple of Baal, on the rooftops, or near the houses somewhere. Now when it comes to Baal, we see that a pillar or an arch represents Baal. And the interesting thing about this is that Ashtaroth is female, while Baal is male. It would make more sense for Baal to be represented by the pole or pillar and Ashtaroth represented by the arch. Could this tie into the sexual immorality that was a part of the worship of both Baal and Ashtaroth?

For more on Baal and Asherah and their description in the Bible, check out our video on the notorious duo.

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Baal and Asherah

Throughout the Old Testament, we see the Israelites succumb to the worship of both Baal and Asherah. They followed in the footsteps of the people that God drove out before them. Thousands of years later, in today’s society, are we doing the same thing? Have we fallen prey to this evil duo’s tricks, not even realizing that we are worshiping these ancient spirits? Join ArieRashelle as she dissects the Bible to find any similarities between the ancient practices of Baal worshipers and today’s culture in our video, Baal and Asherah.

1 Kings 18:17-19
Judges 6:25-30
1 Kings 14:22-24
Isaiah 17:7-8
Isaiah 27:9
2 Kings 23:5
2 Chronicles 34:4
1 Kings 18:28-29
Hosea 2:16-17
Jeremiah 23:26-27
Jeremiah 19:4-5
Genesis 9:12-17
Jeremiah 32:25
2 Kings 10:26-27
1 Kings 19:1-3

Baal & Asherah

Baal and Asherah were two giant stumbling blocks for the people of Israel. All through the Old Testament, the people of Israel fell into Baal and Asherah worship, and it is no different for us today. We may not sacrifice our children on altars for everyone to see; instead, we sacrifice them behind closed doors at a doctor’s office and call it healthcare and freedom. Ever wonder why if you try to fight for the rights of the unborn, you are accused of ‘starting a war on women’?

America has fallen into the same traps that the people of Israel did thousands of years ago. Spirits never die; they just evolve with culture. We no longer call out to Baal as we slice our arms hoping he will respond; instead, we do it behind closed doors so that we can ease the pain. We’ve bought the lie that if we cut ourselves, we are numbing the pain. All we’re doing is causing ourselves more pain, both mental and physical.

Now What?

The only thing that can save us now is prayer and fasting. We have to break down the strongholds that hold our nation. We have to pull down the veil that these spirits have blinded our people with.

14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

Seek the LORD, and He will forgive our sins and heal our land. Lift your children up in prayer daily. Pray a hedge of protection around you and your family. God is faithful, cry out to Him, and He will hear you. Seek Him, and you will find Him. Bring your petition before the LORD.

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