Over-Categorizing Evil Spirits
Moreover, it is an assumption on our part to think that there are ruling spirits that specialize in specific sins. The whole concept of there being "spirits of greed," "spirits of lust," "religious spirits," "spirits of strife," and so on, cannot be supported by Scripture, much less the idea that those different kinds of spirits exist in the higher ranks of evil spirits who rule the kingdom of darkness.
Amazing as it is to those who have never studied the four Gospels closely, there are only three specific kinds of demons that Jesus cast out: Once a "dumb demon" is mentioned (Luke 11:14), once we read of a "deaf and dumb spirit" (Mark 9:25), and more than once we find reference to "unclean spirits," which seem to include all demons that Jesus exorcised, including even the "deaf and dumb" one (see Mark 9:25).
Is it not possible that the "deaf and dumb spirit" was able to do something other than make someone deaf and dumb? There is no doubt it could, because it caused the boy of Mark 9 to have terrible seizures as well. Therefore "deaf and dumb" may not be a reference to the specific type of spirit it was but rather a simple reference as to how it was harming a certain individual. Some of us have become "category-crazy" when it comes to demons, going way beyond biblical revelation.
In the entire Old Testament, the only specific spirits that are named that could perhaps be considered specific evil spirits are a "deceiving spirit" (1 Kings 22:22-23), a "spirit of distortion" (Is. 19:14), and a "spirit of harlotry" (Hos. 4:12; 5:4). In regard to the first and the second, certainly all evil spirits could be referred to as "deceiving spirits" and "spirits of distortion." In regard to the third, the phrase "spirit of harlotry" is not necessarily a reference to a specific evil spirit, but simply a prevailing attitude.
In the whole book of Acts, the only time a specific evil spirit is mentioned is in Acts 16:16, where we read about a young girl who had a "spirit of divination." And in all the epistles, the only kind of specific evil spirits that are mentioned are "deceitful spirits" (1 Tim. 4:1) which, again, could be a description of any evil spirit.
In light of the few references to specific kinds of demons in the Bible, it is amazing to read through some of the modern lists which contain hundreds of various kinds of demons that might inhabit people or control cities.
We should not assume there is any categorization, by specific sin, of any higher ranks of evil spirits. It is an assumption to say, "Because there is so much gambling in that city, there must be gambling spirits over it."
 The "spirit of jealousy" spoken of in Numbers 5:14-30 and the "spirit of haughtiness" of Proverbs 16:18 are good examples of the word spirit being used to convey a certain kind of predominant attitude, rather than an actual demon. In Numbers 14:24 we read that Caleb had a "different spirit," which is obviously referring to Caleb's good attitude.
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