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Spirit Cockroaches

Cockroaches are undisputedly one of the most hated insects on earth. Imagine coming into the kitchen for a midnight snack. You flip the light on and then you hear the unmistakable scurrying of a cockroach across the kitchen floor. It is what you have always dreaded. A six-legged creature that has been around since the time that dinosaurs roamed the earth. Living in a squalid world of garbage, it runs from the daylight and emerges only at night. This creature looks like it is from deep in the jungle, or straight from a horror movie; but it could be in your own home.

However something a million times worse could be living with you. A cockroach can’t really hurt you much. This other creature can lead you to destruction and death, forever. It also runs from the light and loves the darkness and it lives in a squalid world of garbage. It not only looks like it’s from a horror movie, it is horror itself. Undetected and untreated, it is your worst nightmare. Cockroaches are an ice cream sundae compared to these creatures.

Demons (evil spirits) are these creatures. Cockroaches are prolific breeders. One cockroach can spawn several thousand offspring in a year. As bad as that is, a demon undetected and untreated (driven off) can lead to a demonic infestation and cause immeasurable and everlasting harm to you and your family.

Where do demons come from?

"Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it." Rev 12:7-9

God didn’t create the devil and his demons. God created angels and archangels with free will. The devil was initially a beautiful, powerful angel called Morning Star or Lucifer (cf Isaiah 14). His pride caused him to lead a rebellion of a third of the angels against God and "war broke out in Heaven." They lost that war and were hurled down to our earth where they roam to this day. They are up close and personal and live in your neighborhood and maybe in your home or worse, in you. Like cockroaches you’ll never see them until you let the light shine in the darkness.

Cockroaches are attracted to uncleanness and food crumbs among other things. Demons are attracted to unrighteousness and sin. If you don’t cleanup your kitchen, the cockroaches are going to move in. If you don’t cleanup your life, demons are likely to consider you their best friend and breed and multiply and bring you all kinds of hell. Demons ignored, either out of ignorance or unbelief and left untreated, will attempt to exert more and more influence and control over your life. If you don’t believe they exist, that is just the darkness and cover they love to operate in. Your enemy isn’t your husband, wife or boss, your enemy is the devil and his demonic hordes.

Some years back I had a spirit of lust and I was really ignorant about their existence and how they operate. As hard as I tried to kick it, I never really got victory over it. I would grit my teeth and hold it off for a while, but then I would fall. This went on for some time. It was more powerful than I was. I could not get rid of it with my own will power. But then I had an encounter with Jesus Christ. As the blazing light of Christ entered my soul and I experienced the tremendous love of Jesus, that lustful demon fled like a cockroach when commanded away. It’s been 27 years now of continuous unbroken victory over that demon. Thank you Jesus!

Demons are not to be feared in any way. They run and hide in the shadows and darkness when confronted with the power and the light of the Holy Spirit.

"Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith." 1 Peter 5:8,9

"Thus did God disarm the principalities and the powers, he made a public spectacle of them, leading them off captive, triumphed in the person of Christ." Col 2:15.

The demons are like a roaring lion. But Jesus has defanged them for the Christian. Satan and all his demons, and all his principalities and powers have been disarmed, made captive, triumphed over and a public show made of them through Jesus! Demons are not to be feared, but we can’t ignore them either. They do not leave you until you command them away in the name of Jesus.

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Patricia Ruzicka

commented on Jul 25, 2016

Ok so hm what is the point , are we meant to love roaches, ? keep them in peace ?? etc etc . I find your statements to try and show comparisons , of which there truly is none. A roach cannot be in any form , any way compared to any other type of being ?

Rolando Rivera

commented on May 13, 2017

I disagree with you Patricia. I'm a specialist for a pest control company. I can tell you from experience that demons and roaches share similar behavior. In some instances (rarely) I have run across situations where roachs are the symptom of demonic activity. I didn't think anyone else had made the connection. This gentleman has and he is correct.

Bonita Love

commented on Dec 3, 2018

Hello Mr. Rivera, I totally agree with you! Patrick B. is getting his scripture wrong...it only says that Satan can come as a spirit of light, and also he uses "god" with a little "g". But I would like for you, Mr. Rivera, to please respond, if you would. I just moved to this home and started renting just a month ago, yestrday. There is an infestation of roaches here, and one thing that I know that God had revealed to me was that this was a manifestion of the devil. He, the devil, has been trying to destroy me all of my life. I think he's trying to have one last "hoorah" before God is going to change all of my circumstances. I know the Lord is going to deliver me from this tomorrow or Tuesday. I've been crying out to Him in my distress and I know He has heard me and will set me free. The Lord even had me tune in tonight to hear a pastor on tv that I have never heard preach before. In his message, he said that God not only sees me, but that a renter that he knows was able to get out of her lease and that a new landlord out her in a home twice as good and for half the rent. No-one could tell me that God was not speaking to me. I have been to City Hall and filled out a form to have an inspector come out to see if this house is uninhabitable. I'm supposed to speak to my landlord on Tuesday, I'm praying for God to soften his heart and to give me wisdom and the words to say through the Holy Spirit. Thank you so much for your comment. It further shows me that God will deliver me from this evil.

Patrick Barela

commented on Sep 17, 2017

I believe this is completely wrong because nowhere in gods book does it draw lines from cockroaches to demonic spirits. In fact it states that demonic spirits often manifest themselves as a bright light or something with unrivaled beauty. The only way to tell if a spirit is demonic is if it speaks anything contrary to the word of god.

Patrick Barela

commented on Sep 17, 2017

If anything the roaches symbolize us as believers who are often looked down upon by society. We have a duty that is not pretty whatsoever. But it needs to be done. We must work in the dark so that we may shine light through it.

Mackton Wekesa

commented on Oct 18, 2019

Hi Barela, I beg to differ with your presentation of darkness and like in your reaction above. Matthew 5:14, speaks of the born again as the light and can't be hidden. You don't have the power to put yourself out in the name walking in the dark. What is wrong with the above analogy?

Karen Sydney

commented on Nov 3, 2019

John 1:3 says "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." So cockroaches and indeed every animal on earth was made by God. “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. — Job 12:7-10 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3 We can clearly see from the above scriptures that God created cockroaches. Everything in the tangible world is symbolic of something in the heavenly realm. Cockroaches exist to teach us something. Everything in this physical realm is a classroom for God to speak to us. How do we learn the symbolism of the cockroach? From the Holy Spirit and scripture. Gen 1:24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so. If you look into the "creeping things" in e-sword it will give you an interpretation. Strongs #7431: AHLB#: 2775 here are some of the meanings for "creeping things". I highlight the word "oppressor". Using this biblical study and the Holy Spirit, I can see that the cockroach and all creeping things including reptiles are symbolic of Satan and his demons, 'the oppressor'. The holy spirit showed me that the attributes of the created thing symbolises what is going on in our mind/thoughts/life. This is how God speaks to us, through his created things. Spiritual things can only be discerned by those who have the Spirit of God/Yahweh/YHVH in them. The cockroach is a dirty creature, that lives in the dark, multiplies quickly and eats anything. The walk of the christian is to replace our carnal thoughts with holy thoughts and heavenly understanding. Every thought that doesn't align with the character of God is wicked (evil and demonic). The creeping things that run along the ground symbolise the worldly thoughts that are not Godly, not holy, not spiritual. They are the dirty thoughts like lust, things of utter filth to God, thoughts that hide in the darkness and also christians who will eat any teaching and are not concerned with truth or sitting under true apostolic teaching but roam from church to church, eating all kinds of doctrine to satisfy their carnal nature and the the lusts of their flesh. Tread co: ? ab: ?: [from: xr - trampling down] Tread: To trample under foot. |kjv: tread, stamp, trample, oppressor| {str: 7429, 7430} Treader: A creature that crawls or creeps as a treading. creeping, moving| {str: 7431} Trampled: A place that is tread upon. [freq. 7] |kjv: tread, trodden| {str: 4823}

Sam L

commented on Nov 29, 2019

I would like to say this, not so that I can prove someone right and someone wrong. I am saying this because the truth will set you free and it is needed. I signed up right now just to post this, and will likely never come back to this web sight again. Now I have seen a vision of Christ in person while awake. My current husband was there when I received it and I described it to him as it was happening. I have also had many, many dreams of things God had revealed to me. Now I have seen demons, in the spiritual world that is side by side in our world. I have seen some makings of the enemy and how they preform, that Jesus Christ revealed to me. I have come face to face with Satan, more times then I ever wish anyone to have to see. Never once did he show himself as some “beautiful creature.” He disguises himself yes. Never does it last, and never does it fully convince you it isn’t him. Once his true identity is known he becomes the same discussing thing that he is. A beast, red, with fire and death in his eyes, hooved feet, and horns. He’s presence is very distinct, in each disguise it’s still there. There’s this evil, putrid, unsettling, uncomfortableness, about Satan’s presence that is hard to explain. But it makes you twist in your face because it’s so nasty you don’t want to be near it. Demons are not beautiful. I have seen putridly obese chalk white demons, with no head. The face was on their stomach and they had a huge mouth. Another was all black like a void. It was twisted, it’s torso was twisted like a twist tie, it’s arms, it’s legs, it’s head, and spikes came out of its being all over. It’s soul like it was, sick and twisted. I’ve seen demons with no face but a mouth like a cookie cutter shark. With razor small teeth all around a mouth in the shape of a circle. It had arms like a monkey longer than it’s legs. It approached me and opened its mouth and latched onto my heart. As it did it sucked the spirit inside of me out into itself to feed off of me. I pushed it off because it caused me a sharp pain in my heart. And as I did I put my finger into its mouth and shoved it. The demon continued to suck and part of me still came out of my fingers but not as strong of a flow as my heart. I awake in the world had a pain in my heart. I was “depressed.” And didn’t know why I asked God to reveal to me why. He showed me that there is a demon that attached itself to me and was literally sucking the life out of me. Demons all use humans for rest, to find life, and a sense of temporary “peace”. Because they have no life, there is no light in them, and they have no peace. They don’t care who you are they want to use you to satisfy their needs. They steal your rest, and take it for themselves. They steal your life for themselves because they have non. My point, everyone here talking about demons and Satan like they personally know anything about it, arguing with someone who God anointed to share a message, the ignorance! Pray for yourself! Ask God to reveal to you yourself! But be warned you will not like what you see! But it being shown to you has a purpose! You must tell people of the works of the enemy so that they may believe and protect themselves with the blood of Christ and repent of their sins. I have personally fasted, no one preaches about fasting and prayer, why? The enemy knows it works! When I fasted for a week a demon was removed from my body. I didn’t fill myself with the word of God. Later I fasted again and then I had 8 demons removed from my body the last being Satan himself. If you do not sleep well, repent, plead Jesus blood over you, be born again, and fill with the word of God, it’s because you have a demon. I know this because I did not sleep well and after The multiple demons where cast out I slept so deep each time and the rest God intended for me was restored. You should test the spirit but this account this man has shared it is true. You should be so filled with the spirit you could discern for yourself if it is. You will just know the truth when you hear it and you will know lies when you hear it. You will be so filled with the spirit you will even know the sins of people around you without understanding why you know them. You will know thoughts people have without even knowing why you know. It is the Holy Spirit inside you. It doesn’t matter your previous sin. It doesn’t matter if your a man or women. Satan will convince you that you are not worthy or that I’m “special” somehow and that’s why I saw what I saw. No! I am not special! I am no different than you! God reveals to any who ask. You do not have, because you do not ask! Pray, read, repent, and walk with Jesus Christ and be made new! Amen. Lord Jesus bless those who read this and I pray it encourage them to remain humble, to seek your face instead of arguing with human understanding and that they look for Your understanding Lord Jesus. I pray that those who want to know what I’ve come to know and to learn what I have learned to further the kingdom, come to you and pray to you and grow in you Lord Jesus. In your name I pray Amen! God bless!

Orra T

commented on May 10, 2020

Just what I was looking for! Holy Spirit gave me a dream that my daughter had a giant cockroach hiding in the back of her head. Now I have an idea of how to get rid of this “cockroach” in order to rid of her health issues. Thank you for posting!

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