A behavior related to acquiring a territory
b) A pattern of behavior used to defend a specific area,
c) Relating to territorial claims, jurisdictional limits,
This territorial aspect brings fear among believers who have a devil-centric Christian outlook. On the other hand, it is one of the most comforting truths about angels among those with a God-centered outlook. It is faith recharging. It is one of my major faith energizers.
Let's start with what may rouse fear among some. This is the fact that fallen angels are territorial in nature. Here are some scriptures that show this:
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places,” Ephesians 6:12.
“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left'… Matthew 12:43-45.
“The prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia,” Daniel 10:13.
“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils,” Luke 11:21-22.
“For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!" Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many." And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area. A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into the pigs,” Mark 5:8-13.
Unique Abilities of God's Angels
a) God's angels cannot possess or own faculties of people (physical or mental faculties)
Possession of faculties of people (physical or mental faculties) among Christians is done by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, not angels influences us believers from within. God's angels can only influence us believers from an external position – whenever God allows.
In addition it appears that the role of sending messages from God has diminished for angels now that the Holy Spirit has taken on this role. This does mean they are less active in our lives. It only means they are less directly in touch with us now that the Holy Spirit is now fulfilling this direct role.
b) God's angels can appear in human form in the physical world, when permitted by God
Angels cannot just appear in human physical form at their own will. They have to receive permission or request from God. Only God's angels are given this permission not fallen angels.
We have no account in the scriptures where Satan is allowed to appear physically in human physical form. He appeared to Jesus in physical form in the wilderness but in non-human form (Matthew 4:1-11). His physical form was that of a beast rather than that of a human being.
Scriptures have numerous accounts on God's angels being given this permit to appear in human form. This is particularly so in the Old Testament.
Unique Abilities of Fallen Angels
a) Fallen angels can possess or own faculties of people (physical or mental faculties) without being seen
Among angels this is exclusively done by fallen angels. Possession or ownership of people's faculties (physical or mental) is also as a result of receiving permission from God. Otherwise every person that's not born again would be demon possessed.
Demon possession can also happen as a result of certain levels of involvement in the occult. The Beast or the Antichrist is said to be a man possessed by Satan. He won't just be any fallen angel's vessel but a vessel of Satan himself.
“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing,” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10.