Many people who live in modern lifestyles do not believe in the existence of evil spirits in us or among us. Why? 2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV) Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe…
Ancient practices, traditions and cultures (some packaged as religions) do recognise existence of demons as spiritual beings.
In some of these cultures, they believe in contacting spirits or spirits of dead through rituals and sacrifices to get magical powers or to avert disasters.
The bible warns and is against any contact with evil spirits . It is important we understand that when a human dies their spirit goes to the creator but if you do attempt to conduct it you may get an answer but from a lying evil spirit imitating the dead relative. Evil spirits don’t die they follow the ancestral blood line for as long as it has existed and they know each of your ancestors very well. Some have even lived inside of these relatives.
Evil spirits are already condemned intelligent spiritual beings with no bodies and no chance of going to heaven. They know that they are waiting to go to hell with their father the devil.
It’s not clear in the bible where they came from. Some say that they are fallen angels. Angels have bodies! Evil spirits have no bodies and walk seeking a suitable body to live in.
It is not our problem to know where they came from but it is our duty to know that they exist and how to keep them off or how get rid of them
People are by default demonised
Evil spirits have caused havoc all over the world to unsuspecting humans. They stalk, live in humans out of our willingness or ignorance or both. Unclean spirits have the rights to live such humans! Willingness and ignorance is part of their legal rights m!
Our rebellion towards God has thrown us to the mercy of the devil and his demons! So rebellion in a human heart is another legal right! Devils have many legal rights they can find to live in humans!
Demons also called evil spirits or impure spirits, are specialised agents of evil under instructions from the devil .
We have different types of demons, demons of lusts, demons of murder, demons of deception, demons of mental illnesses , etc
The world and it’s people are by default demonised . This is because of
- The default rebellion in us that we inherited from Adam and Eve
- Our ignorance
- Our willingness to defend and protect the fact that we could have demons living in us
We can help in the process of deliverance when we recognise the following facts.
Christians who live in rebellion means that some areas of their lives are still demonised.
Christians who are ignorance or avoid seeking any knowledge of evil spirits are demonised in one way or another.
The devil has blinded the world of his existence or the existence of evil spirits. If as a Christian an evil spirit is living in you, it will discourage you from learning more about evil spirits and even force you to mock the idea of deliverance and even preach against it.
If you are walking in discernment don’t be surprised if you encounter resistance against deliverance from a professing Christian. Many Christians are demonised and they don’t belief they are.
The Deception comes before Demonization
Man was made in God’s image. How?
- We are creative
- We have an independent will
- We can judge what is good or evil
- We are capable of loving
- We are spiritual beings in a mortal body
The fact that we are creative and can manage ourselves and live relatively happy in our worlds system without any knowledge of God, gives an illusion that there is no God or the devil or evil spirits.
This mindset help the devil demonise people the world over.
Read the following scriptures on dealing with evil spirits
Warning against making contact with evil spirits
Leviticus 19:31 Don’t turn to psychics or mediums to get help. That will make you unclean. I am the LORD your God.
Who are the psychics and mediums? This are persons that look harmless like palm readers, fortune tellers or people in secret societies.
Warning against being led by evil spirits
1 Tim 4:1 “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons”
Warning against playing fire with evil as a Christian
Mathew 12: 43“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
Evil spirits stalk us all the time seeking to enter our bodies and lives
Even for those who have tested the goodness of the living God at one time often slip into doubt and instead trust their own flesh or man made alternatives. The Israelites saw God in action in their lives many times in the desert as they headed to Canaan but immediately they were faced with a new challenge, they forgot the last miracle that God performed for them. This is because evils spirits were stalking them and some were living inside of them.
Genesis 4:7 “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
The Holy Spirit who lives in us is greater than evil spirits in the world
1 John 4:4 But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
Authority over demons
Jesus gave us power over demons. It’s the first sign of a true believer.
Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
If you are not delivered you can’t drive out demons . You will invite trouble instead
Acts 19:14 Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. 15 But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?” 16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all[a] of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.