The water spirit arm of the kingdom of darkness exhibits certain attributes and characteristics which are common to people, places and cities where there is apparent manifestation or presence of these spirits.
1. Excessive pride and arrogance, manifesting in self confidence, critical attitude towards others, total independence, desiring to be served, desire to be honored, desire to control others, boasting over achievements and dishonoring constituted authority.
2. Homes and marriages are affected resulting in broken homes and marriages.
3. Difficulty for people to get married and stay married
4. “Churches” of error operate in areas where there is manifestation of water spirits.
5. They attack God’s work and God’s servants and unless God’s grace helps the servants, they fall into sexual sins or into heresy. In many coastal or riverime areas, we have seen many Holiness preachers trapped by sexual sins and falling into such sins. Promiscuity, juvenile delinquency, immorality and prostitution are common sins where they operate.
6. They lock up people’s material wealth and fortunes in the waters (Nah. 2:6).
7. They cause sexual abuse in dreams to those who are under their influence and they see themselves swimming in dreams or bathing by the rivers, etc.
8. Men and women that have water spirit problems find it difficult to be spiritually strong because of attacks from the water-attacks on their spiritual growth, i.e., prayer, Bible study.
9. They reveal secrets to their worshippers and that’s why their worshippers see “visions” and are involved in divination (Ezek 28:3).
10. Kings and traders have gained riches by the wisdom given them by water spirits (Ezek. 28:4).
11. They cause delay and difficulties in conception.
12. Loss of desire for spouse because they have sex in dreams with their spirit spouses in the spirit.
13. They cause people to love pleasures excessively.
14. They promote sorceries, enchantments and divination (Nah. 3:1-4). They constitute a powerful level of witchcraft (Deut. 18:10-11).
15. They manifest violence because they are violent spirits, i.e., the spirits in the Gardarene demoniacs were responsible for driving the swine violently down the steep into the sea and drowning them (Mark 5:7-13). Nineveh was situated by the sea and was reported to be a bloody war-like and violent city (Nahum 3:1-3).
16. They impact on people the tendency to go nude, i.e., this is the spirit behind people who walk naked on nude beaches. They alter the personality of people they inhabit, i.e., a normally decent person will see nothing wrong in walking around nude, even at the beach.
17. Water spirits bring evil characteristics into kings and presidents and through them into cities and nations- pride, pollution, terror, wickedness and immorality. In other words, they rule and govern whole nations which are under their influence through manipulation of the presidents and other political leaders.
18. Water Spirits manifesting as Leviathan also manifest these effects on people:
- Insanity, paralysis, schizophrenia and other illnesses
- Discord, strife and accusation
- Chaos and suffering
- Proud, haughty, condescending, and arrogant attitude.
- Stubborn, cold-hearted
- Lack of concentration, learning difficulties
- Gloominess and depression
- Unteachable, judgmental, possessive and legalistic
- Seeks to control and associated with Jezebel spirit
- Independent attitude, excessive self- confidence
- Deafness and blindness to the Holy spirit, counterfeit ministries and worship
- Miscommunication, deception, twisting the truth, lying, gossip and slander.
- Dishonoring of authority.
(Culled from Amanda Buys, The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water)
19. Since their objective is to prevent mankind from worshipping the true God, the creator of the universe, they deceive people through worldly philosophies (Col. 2:8) and through false religion and all kinds of cults (Col. 2:18).
20. They strengthen themselves through human blood and so they use many devises like air, road and water accidents, sickness, ritual killing, wars and other means by which they shed blood.
- They use material and financial resources to manipulate their devotees: “Bow before me and I will make you rich” and many have bowed to them to serve them. They have by their wisdom monopolized and cornered a lot of the world’s materials resources, and they flaunt these to enslave undiscerning people.