Demons

I Corinthians 10:20-22 “I do not want you to become participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons. Are we trying to arouse/provoke the Lord's jealousy? Are we stronger than He?”
II Corinthians 6:14-17 “For what do righteousness and wickedness/lawlessness have in common? Or what communion has light with darkness? What harmony/agreement is there between Christ and Belial [Satan]? What part does a believer have with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: 'I will live with them and be walking among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.'”
Mark 6:7 Calling the twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean/evil spirits.
Matthew 10:8 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive/cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
Luke 10:17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name.”
Mark 1:27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching -- and with authority! He even gives orders to evil/unclean spirits and they obey Him.”

Jesus silenced and evicted unclean spirits, although the religious establishment expressed their displeasure by…
Mark 3:22 “And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He is possessed by Beelzeboul/Satan, and that By the chief of the demons is he casting out demons.
Mark 1:23-26 “And straightway there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cries out, saying, Ha! What are we to you, Jesus of Nazareth!? Did You come to destroy us? We know who You are -- the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebukes him, saying, Be still, and be coming out of him! And convulsing the man, the unclean spirit shouted loudly and came out of him.”
Luke 9:42 “Even while the boy was coming, the demon tears and violently convulses him. But Jesus rebukes the unclean spirit, heals the boy and gives him back to his father.”
Acts 8:7 “With loud outbursts, unclean spirits came out of many…”
Luke 4:33-35 “In the synagogue there was a man having the spirit of an unclean demon. It cried out at the top of his voice… Be quiet! Jesus said sternly. Come out of him! And throwing him into their midst, the demon came out without injuring him.
Luke 8:26-39
Romans 6:12-13 “Do not, then, allow sin to establish any power over your mortal bodies in making you give way to your lusts. Nor hand over your bodily parts to be, as it were, weapons of evil for the devil's purposes. But, like men rescued from certain death, put yourselves in God's hands as weapons of good for His own purposes.”
Romans 6:16 “Are you not aware that to whom you are presenting yourselves as slaves for obedience, his slaves you are whom you are obeying, whether of Sin into/for death, or of Obedience into/for righteousness.”
Psalm 106:39 “They became unclean in their practices, and played the harlot in their deeds.”
II Peter 2:19 “For by what a man is overcome/dominated, he is a slave to it…”
I Corinthians 6:19-20 “You do not belong to yourselves but to God; he bought you with a price. Glorify God in/with your body.”

A Pathology of Captivity
I Kings 8:46-50; II Chronicles 6:36 “When they sin against You [God] -- for there is no one who does not sin -- You become angry with them and give them over to the enemy, so that they are led away captive… yet if they come to their senses… and repent, and plead with You in the land of their captors, saying, We have sinned… if they repent/turn to You with all their heart and soul… then hear their prayer and supplication in heaven, and maintain their cause and forgive Your people who have sinned against You.”
Judges 2:14 “The Lord handed them [His people] over to raiders who plundered them. He sold them to their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.”
Nehemiah 9:27,33,36 “So You handed them over to their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies… In all that has happened to us, you have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong… But see, we are slaves today, slaves in the land you gave our forefathers…”
Ephesians 4:26-27 “Never let the sun set on your anger/vexation. Do not give the devil room or opportunity.”
I Timothy 4:1 “The Spirit says clearly that some men will abandon the faith in later times; they will obey lying spirits and follow the teachings of demons.”
II Peter 2:12,19 “But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed, speaking/reviling in matters of which they are ignorant, will be destroyed in the same corruption with them… they are slaves of corruption; for whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved.”
II Timothy 2:25-26 “With meekness training those who are antagonizing, if that God may grant them repentance, so that they may recognize the truth and come to their senses, once out of the trap where the devil caught them and kept them enslaved.”
Colossians 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow/vain and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.”
Ephesians 4:8 “When He ascended on high, he led captivity captive…”
Luke 4:18-19 Jesus says, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
Isaiah 42:7,9 “…to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. …to say to the captives, Come out, and to those in darkness 'Be free!"
Psalm 142:7 “Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to Thy name; the righteous will surround me, for thou wilt deal bountifully with me.”
John 8:31-36 “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. They answered him, We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free? Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, anyone who sins is a slave to sin… So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Luke 11:24-26 “Whenever an unclean spirit may be coming out of/from a man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest and not finding it. Then it says, I will return into my home from where I came out. And coming, it finds the house unoccupied, swept and decorated. Then, it goes and takes along with itself seven other spirits all the more wicked, and entering again they dwell there. And the last for that man becomes worse than his first.”
Luke 8:2 “…and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out.”
Mark 16:9 “When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.”
Romans 12:1-2 “I plead with you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies to Him as a living and holy sacrifice acceptable to Him. This with you will be an act of reasonable worship. And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may be testing for what God's will is -- what is good and beautiful and perfect.”