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Demonic Hierarchy

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The Heavenlies

There are three Heavens.  The earth is the first Heaven where satan roams freely. Satan’s domain is the second Heaven and where He operates from.  The third Heaven is where God sits on His throne. Satan will go to the third Heaven to petition to God in order to afflict us. This is also where the Heavenly Courts operate from.

 The Hierarcheal System

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16, NKJV). This is the Scripture that shows the Hierarcheal system in the Heavens.  The Holy Spirit showed me how it all works by asking me to take the Scripture back to Greek.

 Thrones – This was translated as Kings or Governors.  Jesus is the ultimate King whilst satan is the demonic King over His Hierarchial system.

Dominions– This was translated as Government, one who possess dominion (legal right).  There is a demonic government and an angelic government that battle day and night. They battle in God's Supreme court over legal rights to inflict us, our lands, churches, Ministries and geographical locations.

Principalities – Translated as Archangels (Princes) and of the first order; chief. These can be over geographical locations and/or people, and/or churches, Ministries etc.... An example of this may be Michael the Archangel in Gods Kingdom, and Leviathan in satans kingdom. In a deliverance Ministry we are addressing the Principalities over a person, which is also known as a strongman. (I believe a strongman is a demon who has rule over a group of other demons so a strongman can also be a lesser ranking demon than a Prince). We have been given all power and authority to address all things in our own domains. God may send a group of people to come against a principality over a geographical location, but this must only be done with Gods instruction and mandate. Many people have come against geographical principalities without a God given mandate only to end up seriously attacked. When Daniel came against the Prince of Persia God sent Michael the Archangel to assist Him, hence why it must be done with a God-given mandate. Principalities over churches, Ministries, buildings etc normally need a group of people and again only under Gods instruction.  Examples of Principalities are Baal, Jezebel, Leviathan, Python, Destroyer, Ahab, Antichrist etc....... People can have more than one principality demon influencing them. The highest one in rank will have authority over the others.  Always bind the strongman before plundering his goods! Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house (Matthew 12:29, NKJV).

Powers Translated as the leading and more powerful among created beings. These are the demons that carry out the bidding. They are also known as ruler demons and are lower in rank than principalities. Examples of these are fear, rejection, anger, self condemnation, rebellion etc........ Each power spirit can have many minions lower in rank under their authority. Powers/rulers can be over people, churches, Ministries etc.......Powers is also translated as the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege). The power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed). In other words they actively exert their authority.

MinionsFoot soldiers. They too can be over people, buildings, in Churches etc.....They are in a group with the ruler spirits and come under their authority. These can be things such as self-rejection, fear of man, fear of things, self-pity, fear of rejection, etc............

Territorial SpiritsSpecific spirits on a land and under the authority of a Principality. There can be many or one.  They are there because of sin committed on the land.

Tribal SpiritsWitchcraft spirits. These are power/ruler spirits and subject to principalities. These can be on lands as well where ceremonial acts and practices may have taken place.

By Tania Francis