Saturday, October 16, 2010

Can a Christian Have A Demon

CAN A CHRISTIAN HAVE A DEMON OR BE DEMON POSSESSED?

The question should be asked what demon has you? What part or aspect of your life does the demon have a stronghold in your life? What area of your life can you not control?

Christ has paid the price to set us free, but many Christians are not free. They are bound by compulsions or problems such as fear, guilt, hurt, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, anger, lust, hate, sickness, or other emotional disorders. Yet, many Scriptures promise freedom, here are some:

  • 'So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed' (John 8:36)
  • 'For freedom Christ has set us free' (Galations 5:1)
  • 'Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom' (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Many people in need of counseling, however, are not free. Why are there so many Christians who are not free? Have you asked that question? Does it mean that we cannot take these Scriptures literally? Or is there another answer? it is shown that freedom is possible and we can take the Scriptures at face value.

The answer lies in taking Jesus seriously. The Christian church in many places, particularly in the western world, has not accepted the threefold task given to it by Jesus, that is to preach the gospel, heal the sick, and cast out demons (Matthew 10:7-8, Mark 6:13, Luke 9:1-2).

What are Demons?

  • Demons are fallen angels. Satan (Lucifer) was cast out of heaven, and took a third of the angels with him (Ezekiel 28:14-18; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:4, 9).
  • These "fallen angels" (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:7) are either bound, confined to the pit (or abyss; Revelation 9:1-11; Luke 8:31) or are abiding in the "heavenlies" and bothering man kind (Ephesians 3:10; 6:12). They seek to control individuals (Ephesians 2:1-2), political governments (Daniel 10:13, 20), and world perspective and events (John 12:31; Ephesians 6:11-12; II Thessalonians 2:8-10; Colossians 2:8). They always bring destruction in the end, for their goal is to oppose God and steal from, kill and destroy mankind (John 10:10).
  • In fact, demonic spirits are in peace when they are in you (Luke 11:21) and not in peace when casting out demons out of you (Luke 11:24). Demonic spirits manifest their character in you. When out of you, they suffer and want back in you.

When removed, you have to fill yourself with the word of God or they go and bring 7 more stronger than themselves (Luke 11:26).

If you suffer from some type of bondage or behavior that controls you, you might consider a deliverance ministry to remove the demonic strongholds (deliverance from demons) in your life.

Did you know 80% of all diseases have a spiritual root cause which is causing your sickness or disease? Diseases do not come from God but from the kingdom of darkness.

Most of the time there is an open door for demons to get a hold of you causing emotional, physical, spiritual issues.

In Proverbs 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
What are open doors? Sin issues, generational sin issues creating generational curses, traumatic events, etc.

Traci Morin

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