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By John Chopores
There are only three [or four] beings mentioned in the Bible as being possessed by Satan himself!
The first one is the serpent in the third chapter of the book of Geneses. Cf. 1 ¶ Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, `You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
The book of Revelation makes it clear that the “serpent” was Satan. Cf. Revelation 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
The 2nd being was Judas. Cf. Luke 22:3 Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.
The 3rd will be the Antichrist. Cf. Rev. 132 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
Revelation 11:7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
Maybe also, Satan possesses the false prophet for a time! Cf. Revelation 13:11 ¶ Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.
Many times in the case of “demon-possession” the demon will speak through the human that is possessed. Cf. Mark 5: 7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said, "What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me."
Here we see Satan, the Antichrist, and the false prophet sending out “unclean” spirits. Cf.
Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
The Greek makes it clear, that an unclean spirit comes out of each of them! That is, three unclean spirits total.
Commints by others:
“unclean spirits like frogs--the antitype to the plague of frogs sent on Egypt. The presence of the "unclean spirit" in the land (Palestine) is foretold, #Zec 13:2, in connection with idolatrous prophets. Beginning with infidelity as to Jesus Christ's coming in the flesh, men shall end in the grossest idolatry of the beast, the incarnation of all that is self-deifying and God-opposed in the world powers of all ages; having rejected Him that came in the Father's name, they shall worship one that comes in his own, though really the devil's representative; as frogs croak by night in marshes and quagmires, so these unclean spirits in the darkness of error teach lies amidst the mire of filthy lusts. They talk of liberty, but it is not Gospel liberty, but license for lust. There being three, as also seven, in the description of the last and worst state of the Jewish nation, implies a parody of the two divine numbers, three of the Trinity, and seven of the Holy Spirit (#Re 1:4).
… The unclean spirit out of the mouth of the dragon symbolizes the proud infidelity which opposes God and Christ. That out of the beast's mouth is the spirit of the world, which in the politics of men, whether lawless democracy or despotism, sets man above God. That out of the mouth of the false prophet is lying spiritualism and religious delusion, which shall take the place of the harlot when she shall have been destroyed.
… The dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, "the mystery of iniquity, "form a blasphemous Antitrinity, the counterfeit of "the mystery of godliness" God manifests in Christ, witnessed to by the Spirit. The dragon acts the part of God the Father, assigning his authority to his representative the beast, as the Father assigns His to the Son. They are accordingly jointly worshipped; compare as to the Father and Son, #Joh 5:23; as the ten-horned beast has its ten horns crowned with diadems (Greek, #Re 13:1), so Christ has on His head many diadems. While the false prophet, like the Holy Ghost, speaks not of himself, but tells all men to worship the beast, and confirms his testimony to the beast by miracles, as the Holy Ghost attested similarly to Christ's divine mission.
It would seem that Satan only possess’ one being at a time. The only beast that he possessed in the garden, was the serpent. The only one of the twelve that he entered was Judas. Cf. Luke 22:3 Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.
Satan has a large number of demons to possess other people! Cf. Mark 5:9 Then He asked him, "What is your name?" And he answered, saying, "My name is Legion; for we are many."
A Legion was over 2,000.
Luke 11:26 "Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first."
We know that a great many evil spirits are working with the Devil (Satan). Cf. 7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,