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The Quran says that the jinn are made of a smokeless and "scorching fire",but are also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects and likewise be acted upon. The jinn, humans, and angels make up the three known sapient creations of God. Like human beings, the jinn can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have free will like humans. The shaytan jinn are akin to demons in Christian tradition, but the jinn are not angels and the Quran draws a clear distinction between the two creations.
originally posted by: obnoxiouschick
This is pure speculation and theory.
Salt water can bring on a release if a negative entity tries attaching itself to you.
Dan 9:21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
Dan 9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
Dan 9:23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
Dan 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
Dan 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Dan 10:14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
Dan 10:15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
Dan 10:18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
Dan 10:19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
Dan 10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
Dan 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
Psa 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God takes his stand in the divine assembly; among the divine beings he renders judgment:
Psa 82:2 "How long will you judge partially by showing favor on the wicked? Interlude.
Psa 82:3 "Defend the poor and the fatherless. Vindicate the afflicted and the poor.
Psa 82:4 Rescue the poor and the needy, delivering them from the power of the wicked.
Psa 82:5 They neither know nor understand; they walk about in the dark while all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Psa 82:6 "Indeed I said, 'You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High.
Psa 82:7 However, as all human beings do, you will die, and like other rulers, you will fall.'
Psa 82:8 Arise, God, to judge the earth, for all nations belong to you.
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. ISV
Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Gen 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Gen 11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. KJV
Deu 32:7 Remember the days of old, reflect on the years of previous generations. Ask your father, and he'll tell you; your elders will inform you.
Deu 32:8 When the Most High gave nations as their inheritance, when he separated the human race, he set boundaries for the people according to the number of the children of God.
Deu 32:9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is his allotted portion. ISV
Eph 6:12 For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm.
Eph 6:13 For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.
Eph 6:14 Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Eph 6:15 and being firm-footed in the gospel of peace.
Eph 6:16 In addition to having clothed yourselves with these things, having taken up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one,
Eph 6:17 also take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Eph 6:18 Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.
Remember that old advertisement showing an angel on one shoulder and a devil/demon on the other. I'm saying what if that was happening. Just take a minute and think about people you know. The ones that drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, take medications, take illegal drugs, over consume junk food. All bad stuff or vices right? Well it's the persons weakness. It wouldn't help if their angel had cravings too. They feel the effects of those things the same way we do.
originally posted by: Boscowashisnamo
a reply to: obnoxiouschick
An astute and inclusive observation on your part. Many religions share a common thread of other-plane dwelling beings whose mandate is to prey upon the vulnerable and weak to gain influence. Kudos for including Djinn in your theory--some wouldn't have brought them into the fold as they aren't a common topic for discussion.
originally posted by: shinethelight
a reply to: obnoxiouschick
Also on the cigarette theory. I have only encountered bad spiritual phenomenon when it comes to the smell of cigarettes. And also with other people smelling cigarettes coming from seemingly no where. Addictions master the addict, there are spirit realms that open with certain drugs, I don't know about cigarettes though. There are some things called generational curses, passes down addictions and illnesses from one generation to another. Example parents hooked on alcohol, dies of liver failure, children hooked on alcohol, dies of liver failure, etc.
As I said, when I smell or see smoke, it's always a bad spirit.
originally posted by: 5StarOracle
Another way they influence your reality is simply by pondering thier existence and the forces they represent...
The further you research or reason thier existence the more they will alter your reality because of the connection...
It's an energy thing and it's true because they are real...
For better or worse so be careful...
Thier intellect is greater than ours so that means you will be changed... you won't be changing them should you communicate with or recieve locutions from them...