There are many signs that someone may be under demonic influence. All of these signs that I will list could also be caused by other reasons as well. However, I want to take a look at the man in the scripture below. The man exhibited extreme behaviors and was chained up in a cemetery because of them. Let’s take a look at a few signs that could indicate someone is under demonic influence.
“Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains, because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.“
– Mark 5:1-5 Read more
There was a time when people didn’t feel comfortable with the spiritual realm and the unknown. They stayed away from that kind of stuff and clung to God. However, as time went on people as a whole got more comfortable with the spiritual realm. For example, Halloween is something Christians and unbelievers celebrate alike.
Just scroll through the movies and shows on Netflix. Chances are you’ll find many scary movies that would take hours to watch. For some reason, people seem to love the thrill of being frightened. If you’ve ever been to Six Flags during Fright Fest then you know exactly what I mean.
I totally get it because I used to like scary movies, too. It was fun to pick at the imagination of the unknown. People find it entertaining because they don’t think any of the stuff they’re seeing could actually be true. And if it is, it’s not something they couldn’t handle themselves with some sage and a cleansing.
But that all changed for me. I no longer watch scary movies or even trailers for that matter. My family doesn’t celebrate Halloween. In fact, I’m very watchful at all times to make sure no unclean spirits are making a move at my family.
What changed my perspective? Read more
Of course, there are many demonic spirits at work to disrupt the Will and work of God. However, the spirit of Jezebel is a highly powerful spirit that one must learn to recognize and deal with properly. That’s why this post is going to share with you a little bit about the spirit of Jezebel including its characteristics and Jezebel from the Old Testament.
Jezebel In The Old Testament
“Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him. And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshiped him. Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.“
– 1 Kings 16:30-33
King Ahab was a wicked king that ruled over Israel for twenty-two years. He married Jezebel, who was a worshipper of Baal, a god of that represented fertility and life. She was extremely opposed to Yahweh and worship unto Him. She hated it so much that she had many prophets of God murdered. Read more
The spiritual war we face is very real. The enemies of the church are constantly working day and night to try to hinder God’s work. It’s extremely critical that we remain focused and vigilant so that we can catch them before they have the opportunity to do lasting damage to our purpose and life in Christ. In this post, we’re going to take a look at 5 of Satan’s goals against the church.
All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.
Satan Desires To Keep You From Revelation Of The Word
“And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.”
– Mark 4:15
Have you ever had moments during reading the Bible that you completely forget what you’ve just read? That’s no accident. The enemy is very deliberate in trying to get us to forget and lose the Words of God that we have just received. The reason for that is because the Word of God is what will change us and transform our lives. Read more
Make no mistake, the war we’re in is very real. Although invisible, this war is one of the most crucial things we must partake in as a believer of Christ. We cannot allow the enemy to gain territory into our lives and must fight the good fight of faith. That being said, here are 5 necessities to win in spiritual warfare.
#1. Submit to God and His ways.
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
– James 4:7
Submitting yourself to God can be one of the most difficult things for a person to do. It’s what happened in the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus was pleading with God to remove the cup He was about to endure from Him. Yet, He submitted to God and said, “Not My will, but Yours be done.”
We must come to that point in our walk with God if we want to be successful in fighting against the spiritual powers of the kingdom of darkness. There are many reasons for this:
- We have to fight the way God tells us to.
- As believers, we must obey His word and stay as far away from sin as possible.
- We have to believe the Word of God and apply it.
After my first encounter with a demon, I must admit I backslid a little. To be honest, I was absolutely terrified of seeing something like that again. I dealt with spiritual attacks afterward for quite a while and just wanted it all to go away.
However, years later began studying spiritual warfare in-depth and learned more about demons and how the devil operates. Not only that, but I had a true revelation about the scripture that says: “He who is in you is greater than He who is in the world.”
Not only did I realize the intensity of the spiritual situation we’re in, but I finally submitted to God and said, “Okay.”
After spending a good amount of time studying, I must admit I’m not afraid of demons anymore. Also, I began to notice demonic activity even among Christians. It’s a troubling thing to see, but if people don’t know the enemy and his tactics, they will fall to be his prey.
All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked. Read more