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Are Angels and Demons the Same?

Okay. I get a lot of questions emailed to me and there is no way i have the time to answer them all, but I have decided to tackle a few of them online and see how it turns out.
TODAY'S QUESTION: Are fallen angels and demons the same thing. Satan is a fallen angel but Jesus cast out devils. Angels cannot possess people but devils can. Where did the devils come from? TR - Nebraska
TODAY's ANSWER: Without writing a book on the subject (maybe I should), let me clear up a few things for you.
Satan is a fallen angel - he was a cherub (Ezekiel 28:14; Isaiah 14:12,13). And satan, as a fallen angel, has the ability to posses a human body (Luke 22:3). Satan is also called a devil in scripture (Revelation 20:2). Jesus cast out devils and said that his followers would also cast out devils (Mark 16:17). In the end of days there will be a judgment of angels and no mention of a serrate judgement of demons (Matthew 25:41).