I’ve been working on deliverance challenges. Many don’t realize that even if you’re a Christian/Believer that you can have demons. I am not exempt from this challenge. Just because we think we are safe, does not mean it’s true.
I fight inner battles constantly, as I’m sure you do as well. Not only do we fight inner battles but we must contend with Satan sending his demons to do battle with us. The earth is full of these demons. They are within us, and all around us.
There are many reasons why we could have a demon, but today I want to point out some examples of what this kind of behavior might entitle.
Matt. 11:4-6 We should not be offended in any work of JESUS which includes DELIVERANCE.
The world will never be conquered for God from Satan unless DELIVERANCE is practiced world wide!
The biggest enemy of God in DELIVERANCE is the Full-Gospel Christian that says that a Christian can not have a demon.
If there is anything in a persons life that they cannot control and it is controlled by Satan, then the person is demon-possessed in that area of their life.
Although ‘Total Possession’ is rare in like the movie, “The Exorcist”-it can happen. Actually, it seems to be happening more frequently. Is this a sign of living in the last days? Definitely.
Demons love to cause pain and suffering. This can be from simple anger issues to full blown medical problems such as cancer. Yes, this is true. They cause sicknesses of all kinds. And even though you may not know it, some demons can just ‘hang out’ rather than take up residence. They can attach themselves to a person, place or thing, and even family lineage. They can afflict more than one person at a time! They come and go at will.
A demonic ‘obsession’ is the demon attacking us through our minds. Demons are master manipulators. They can wage a psychological war on your mind by causing a range of emotions.
So, even though you may not be fully possessed here are some signs of INFESTATION!
WARNING SIGNALS – POSSIBLE NEED FOR DELIVERANCE
Characteristics noted below merit a closer look when they are pronounced, persistent or recurrent over a period of time, or progressive – tending to become more, rather than less, extreme. Check yourself against these warnings. The following thumbnail descriptions of behavior can be a call for help:
1. Confused or disordered thinking: loss of touch with reality – delusions (persistence of erroneous convictions in the face of contrary evidence) – hallucinations; disconnected speech.
2. Obsessions: absorption with a subject or idea to the exclusion of others – compulsions – uncontrollable urges.
3. Inability to cope: with minor problems – with daily routine.
4. Difficulty in making/keeping friends: poor social skills – isolation, withdrawal from society – “loner” life-style.
5. A pattern of failure across-the-board: at school – at work – in sports – in personal relationships.
6. Prolonged or severe depression: suicide threats/attempts.
7. Immaturity: infantile behavior (such as bed-wetting) – over dependence on the mother (excessive clinging as a child – continuing dependence in teens and twenties) – failure to keep pace with peer group.
8. A series of physical ailments which do not run a typical course and/or fail to respond to treatment.
9. Neglect of personal hygiene (disheveled and unsanitary surroundings) or exaggerated concern for order and for cleanliness.
10. Difficulty adjusting to new people and places.
11. Undue anxiety and worry: phobias – feelings of being persecuted.
12. Too much or too little sleep.
13. Excessive self-centeredness: indifference to other people’s feelings, doings, ideas -lack of sympathy with another’s pain or need.
14. Substantial rapid weight – gain or loss.
15. Muted, “flat” emotions (absence of angry/delighted/sorrowing reactions to stimuli) or inappropriate emotions (sharp, inexplicable mood swings – silliness at serious moments, unpredictable tears).
16. Negative self-image and outlook: “inferiority” complex – feelings of worthlessness.
17. Frequent random changes of plans: inability to stick with a job, a school program, a living arrangement – failure to keep appointments, abide by decisions.
18. Extreme aggressiveness (combativeness, hostility – violence, rage) or exaggerated docility (lack of normal competitiveness and self-assertion – refusal to confront, avoidance of argument).
20. Lack of zest and enthusiasm: listlessness, sadness, mood habitually “down” -limited or missing sense of humor.
21. Outbursts or uncontrolled use of the tongue.
RESULTS WHEN DEMONIZATION OF CHRISTIANS IS DENIED (EXCERPTS) False teachings are perpetuated by the erroneous and unscriptural position that Believers cannot have demons. The following is a partial list of the pitfalls associated with taking such a position; check yourself against these results:
1. The old sin nature becomes the “whipping boy” and the middle ground between God and the demons.
2. All problems are taught to be due to the “lack of surrender”.
3. People are left open to be snared into cults by angels of light.
4. All inherited characteristics are thought to be unchangeable.
5. Personality quirks and characteristics are thought to be unchangeable.
6. Makes us unable to break the bondage on another person’s will.
7. Mental health programs, which teach all problems are the result of heredity are supported.
8. Demons are given legal ground to stay when a person sits under teaching that denies a Christian can have a demon.
9. Demonic lies about oppression, possession, etc. are perpetuated.
10. Reinforces spiritual pride which keeps leaders from re-examining their teachings and retracting error.
11. Despair and hopelessness are fostered within the demonized.
12. Gives ground to accept, as law, all medical diagnosis and medication.
Cursed Objects and Demon Infestation
Lord Jesus Christ, I ask that you forgive me for having cursed objects in my home. Show me by The Holy Spirit what to destroy:
1. Books and objects identified with Satan’s Kingdom.
2. Sinful activities of former residents that left curses.
3. Knocking and noisy ghosts and apparitions (poltergeist).
4. Owl and frog images.
5. Witch’s mask and fetishes used by witch doctors.
6. Objects and literature that pertain to false religions, cults, the occult and spiritism.
7. Graven images of gods (demons).
8. Idols and artifacts dedicated to demons.
9. Ouija boards and other occult paraphernalia.
10. Prayers and worship to demons bring curses on home.
11. Mexican sun gods; idols, incense; Buddhas; hand carved objects from Africa and the Orient; astrology, horoscopes, fortune telling; books and objects associated with witchcraft, good luck charms and cult religions (Christian Science, Jehovah’s Witnesses, metaphysics); rock and roll records and tapes and other demonic objects.
12.Jewelry given to a person by someone in witchcraft, hex signs, ancient geometric and mystical motifs, jewelry designed to bring good luck and act as talisman to chase evil.
13. Egyptian ankh, Polynesian tikkis of gods, broken cross (peace symbol), chais, African jujus, Italian horn, protectors from the evil eye, hand with index and little fingers pointing up, crosses, clovers, stars, wishbones, lucky coins, mystic medals, horseshoes, religious fetishes and statues.
14. Products with hidden, secret, occult curses.
15.Puppets, cult objects and representations. Dolls used for witchcraft and magic.
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