Updated on January 23, 2023
Doug Tales 102: Evil Entities, Part Two
Because evil spirits cannot generate energy on their own, they act like parasites and seek out people to take energy from through possession. Doug Mendenhall includes this trait of evil entities in Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume One (2012) on page 65:
Characteristic #2: Devils, demons, and some earth-bound spirits desire to inhabit and control a human host.
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.” (Matthew 12:43)
Apparently these dark entities desire to inhabit human hosts. The Gospel of Matthew also talks about the two men who were possessed with devils and lived in the tombs (Matthew 8:28) and were so fierce that no man dared go near them. The Gospel of Mark tells us it is just one man. (Mark 5:2) But that doesn‘t matter. When he/they saw the Lord and knew He would cast them out, they asked to go into a herd of swine. (Matthew 8:31)