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Five Signs of Demonic Oppression and Attack

How to Protect Yourself Against Demonic Oppression and Attack

“Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”  ~ 1 Peter 5:8.

There is a spiritual warfare happening right now on earth; A battle between good and evil.  Satan is the father of all lies and the author of confusion. He has made it his personal mission to lead as many Christians astray as possible before his demise. He will seek to deceive us and use our weaknesses, and even our greatest strengths, against us in an evil attempt to prevent us from carrying out our highest callings and missions from God.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." ~ Romans 8:28.

As disciples of Jesus Christ, we must be sober and vigilant at all times, because it is when we are most closest to achieving our sacred purpose that the enemy will strike us the hardest. The attack will be cunning and calculated, systematically and strategically planned out and executed against us. But, make no mistake, because the devil will fail, God is always in control and has promised His people and humble servants that no weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17). It is also importat that we take care of our bodies, minds, and souls by being highly selective and mindful at all times of what we listen to, what we consume, what we watch, and what we practice. Everything we do should be in alignment with God and should bring us closer to Him in Christ Jesus. This is our only hope and best defense against the adversary.

Here are five signs of spiritual attack and demonic oppression:

  1. Mental Oppression - The mind is a battle field and a playground for the devil. He loves to attack our minds with feelings of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, fear, unforgiveness, low self-worth, dispair, and rejection so he can keep us out of alignment with God. These negative feelings are never from God and anything that is not from God is from the devil. The mind is the control center for the entire body and if Satan can find just one tiny crack to slip inside your mind, he can take control of your thoughts and get you to fall into sin. He wants you to have a spirit of fear; he FEEDS off fear. This is why the Bible tells us to set our minds on heavenly and praiseworthy things and not the things here on this earth (Colossians 3). It is imperative for us to renew our minds with the word of God daily. This is how we can DEFEAT the devil from invading our thoughts and mind.  “God does not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).  An idle mind will keep the devil very busy. The less productive that we are, the more the adversary has a foothold to invade our thoughts. But the more productive that we are, the more we stay in the presence of God and under His full protection (Proverb 16:27-29). When we sin, we leave the presence of God’s grace and open our minds up for attack and invasion.  This is why God tells us not to sin. Ephesians 4:23 states, “Let the spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.”  So protect your minds from the devil by renewing your thoughts with the word of God daily and by staying productive in good cause and in doing Godly things. Invite the power of the Holy Spirit of God into your lives and He will battle for you! Ask God to order your thoughts, steps, and your words in JESUS NAME! AMEN.

  2. Demonic Dreams - Satan is a coward and a bully. He will try to attack us when we are most vulnerable and when our defenses are down: when we are asleep. Remember, he comes to steal, kill, and destroy all of God's children, but Jesus came to save us so that we may have life (John 10:10).  The devil wants to instill the spirit of FEAR in us by disrupting our peace through nightmares and even sleep paralysis. Sometimes we might also experience perverted and sexual dreams. When this happens, we need to rely on our strong FAITH in God and call out to Him through prayer. Ask God for help and have Faith and peace in knowing that He will protect you and watch over you.  God takes great delight in knowing that we have such strong Faith in Him through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God is more powerful than the devil.

  3. Intense Desire for Sinful Things - When we find ourselves having a strong desire for unGodly things, this could be a sign of a demonic attack.  The devil and his minions (demons) will sometimes use unclean things such as alcohol, drugs, lust, sex, over eating, ect., as a way to entice, distract, and lead us into sin and therefore away from God.  Ephesians 6:11-12 states, “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  We are not fighting a fleshly battle, but a spiritual one. We cannot always see these spiritual things that are taking place, because this is spiritual warfare. So pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), have tremendous faith, rejoice always in every circumstance, and put on the full armor of God.

  4. Occult and Practices in Witchcraft -  Any spirituality that is not rooted in Jesus Christ is demonic.  This includes practices in the occult, witchcraft, dark magic, tarot cards, crystals, psychic readings, astrology readings, palm readings, yoga, Ouija boards, burning sage to ward off evil spirits and anything else NOT ROOTED IN JESUS CHRIST is demonic.  These things are an open invitation for the devil and demons to attack your body, mind, and soul. You are actually giving them permission to attack you!  We should never burn sage or have good luck charms (this includes hanging a cross or crucifix from your car mirror or wall) to protect us from evil.  Our FAITH ALONE IN GOD gives us protection from the devil through the blood of Jesus Christ which was shed for us. Do not open demonic portals and doorways that you cannot close! Dabbling in any form of divination is giving the devil access to you. The devil masquerades as an angel of light and will try to deceive you (2 Corinthians 11:14). You should never try to communicate with the dead (including at the gravesite), angels, or even God Himself through practices of divination because you will be tricked and end up communicating to demonic spirits.  It may sound fun and enticing to look into your future or speak to a loved one who has passed on, but the devil is a LIAR! These things are all demonic and God says that anybody who practices witchcraft is an abomination to Him. (Leviticus 20:6 states, “And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My Face against that person and cut him off from his people.” Also, be aware of false prophets (Matthew 7:15-20). Just because someone says they are from God does not make it true. Remember, the devil can cite scripture too!

  5. Paranormal Activity - Supernatural and paranormal activity is a real thing and a sign of demonic activity.  Heaven is real, angels are real, fallen angels are real, and demonic activity is real.  Just because you might not believe in the supernatural realm doesn’t mean it does not exist and is not true. If we are not careful, we can open ourselves up to not only demonic attack, but also demonic possession. We can also put our children at risk for attack. Satan does not play fair and will go after the weak and innocent first.  Remember, we are not fighting against body and flesh but against dark powers of the unseen world.  We must stay sober and vigilant at all times.  I cannot express this enough. Do not participate in things that offend God.  Do not practice things that are not rooted in Jesus Christ, this includes listening to music, because not all "Christian" music is Christian. Rememer salt and sugar look the same but they taste different. Do not commit sin, but if you do, pray to God for forgiveness and deliverance through repentance and do NOT commit the offense again. God is even harder on us as Christians if we commit these sinful acts against Him, because we should know better, yet we still chose to sin. If you are hearing noises in your house when no one is home or experiencing dark manifestations, cut off all ties with the enemy and close all and any portals at once then REPENT to God though the blood of Jesus Christ. And I should also note that stopping the offense is not enough. You MUST rid your home of these demonic possessions and objects. They are open portals and gateways to hell. They are offensive to GOD! Destroy or discard them at once and then ask God to bless your home in the name of JESUS CHRIST.

"Submit yourself, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." ~ James 4:7.

Submit yourself to God, pray for deliverance, because God is the ONLY one who can deliver us from evil. Remember, He is always on your side and He is always in CONTROL.

We have to fill our minds with the word of God by reading the Holy Bible daily.  This is how Jesus defeated the devil and his temptations by rebuking the devil and using the words of God as His weapon (Matthew 4:1-11). The Bible tells us that the word of God is our weapon. God is more powerful than the dark spirits of this world. Remember, Jesus defeated the devil on the cross, He resurrected, He lives, and our Messiah will come again to cast the prince of darkness into a lake of fire (Revelation 19:20).

When you place your faith in God alone through Jesus Christ, He will give you freedom and deliver you from the devil and all forms of evil (James 4:7).

As I have already stated, we are facing difficult and challenging times in the world today. The battle is real. Put on your full armor of God by taking up the shield of Faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Mighty Warriors of God, submit to God daily, prepare for battle, and stay blessed!

The Holy Bible is the Word of God. Renew your minds daily in God's word. Ask Him to guide you through His words for understanding, guidance, wisdom, and protection from the devil and demonic attack.


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