SYMPTOMS OF DEMONIC BONDAGE.

We are ,I believe in the Last Days. Satan is ramping up his attack on both the Church as a whole and upon the body of Christ. Christians are being deluged by demonic activity aimed at "lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life".{1 John 1:16} Many are falling by the wayside, some mortally wounded, some crippled having been snared by "the Wiles of the Devil." Paul speaks of this in 1 Timothy 4:1.

"Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons."

They in fact are in bondage to the Devil, having been deceived by him and they have opened a doorway for his evil spirits to enter their mind.

Then what is demonic bondage? How does one become infected? (My people perish because of lack of knowledge) Demons are disembodied spirits. They were created that way hence they are always looking for a body to inhabit. In the Word of God there are several passages that show that there are demons inhabiting a person’s body. {Matt.9:32, Matt.12:22, Matt. 17:14-18, Mark 1:23-26, Mark 7:25, Mark 9:17, Luke 4:38-39, Luke 8:26-33, Luke 9:38, Luke 13:11, Acts 16:16, Acts 19:15-16.}.

The best scripture is found in Mark Chapter 5:1-10.

"And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, and cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many." Here is a demon called Legion who speaks to the Lord Jesus Christ. Notice here that the demon says we are many. Since demons do not have any material bodies it is possible for there to be thousands in one person. A particularly difficult case that I worked with the ruling demon was called Lefra, Lord High Prince and Lord High Priest of Divination, and he had 20 legions of demons under his control, and we gave up counting at 3,000 as they left in groups of up to 500.

In Matthew 12:43-45. "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation." We see a demon cast out of his host where he had his home. He then went wandering in dry places until he came back to check out his former abode and found it swept clean BUT not filled with the Holy Spirit. So he called for seven other demons to come with him to share his house, and of course the person was worse off than before.

The following sins create doorways through which demons gain access to establish a residence in a person’s life.

1.Hereditary or Familiar. Passed from generation to generation, usually to the first born.

2.Pre-Christian sins. Sexual immorality is the most prevalent, blasphemy, drugs, alcohol.

3.Occultic means. Becoming involved in witchcraft.

4.Deception-Error-Extremism. Cults-false prophets teaching doctrines of devils.

5.Emotionalism-unconsciously.

a.We invite demons in when we allow negative thoughts to control our lives, such as anger, bitterness, fear, envy. This is sinful ground.

b.Addictive behavior, such as drugs, sex, porn, alcohol. These practices are dangerous, but not all will be afflicted with demons. But continual, persistent, unrepentant sins will undoubtedly lead to an open doorway.

6.Conscious invitation. This is a deliberate act of disobedience to the commands of Almighty God. Going to a séance, or entering pagan temples, and bowing to foreign gods.

7.Cursing, casting spells, blood pacts, satanic oaths.

The Word of God gives us numerous incidents where either the Lord Jesus Christ or the disciples had dealings with demons. Here some of the symptoms of demonic work in human beings can be readily seen.

In Mark 5:8, we saw that one person can be possessed by many demons. This man in the country of Gadarenes was so infected that he lived in underground caverns used for burial. People had tried to help him because they tried to chain him down to calm him, but chains could not hold him. Supernatural strength is a symptom of strong demonic influence. I once counseled with a lady who weighed no more than seven stone and one night the demons manifested and ran her out into a cornfield and four large men were struggling to hold her down.

Matthew 12:43 When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. In V 44 he says,"I will return to my house from which I came." And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. V45. “Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first." Also Luke 11:24-26.

Mark 16:9."Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons."

Mark 5:8 For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!” V9 Then He asked him “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” At full strength, a Roman legion numbered 6,000 men.

They Can Speak.

Mark 5:10-13. "Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there near the mountains. So all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the swine, that we may enter them.” And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand. This is a good example of how demons are liars the same as Satan, who is the father of lies! A legion of Roman soldiers was 6,000 at this time in history, but scriptures show that there were 2,000, giving evidence that the demon speaking was bluffing or exaggerating their number and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea. and drowned. Matthew 8:28-34, Luke 8:26-34.

Note: Also self-mutilation can cause contamination. Sometimes tattoos give entrance to demons especially the images of gargoyles and other demonic images. Also attempts at suicide by cutting of wrists, the scratching of the flesh, the cutting into the flesh, and making demonic symbols or the name or sign of Satan upon the body.

Evil spirits also affect bodily organs of their host. Scripture records these incidents as follows:

Dumb and Deaf Spirits.

Luke 11:14-15."And He was casting out a demon and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled.But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” Beelzebub was a Canaanite deity, which the Jews used to denote Satan.

They Are Found In Epilepsy, Dumb and Deaf Spirit.

Mark 9:14."and when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them. Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him,and He asked the scribes, “What are you discussing with them?” Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. “And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid.” Some spirits manifest several symptoms. Here the deaf and dumb spirit manifests epilepsy.

They Can Cause Suicide.

In Mark 9:21. "He asked his father, how long has this been happening to him?” And he said “From childhood,and often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus said to him “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” but Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose,and when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately “Why could we not cast it out?” So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:14-21, Luke 9:37-42.

We see here a particular spirit that requires extra effort to remove him. Familiar spirits {passed on down the family line} are more entrenched and require more time and effort to expel because they are entwined in the person’s body and soul. It is more difficult to find the ancestral ground that allowed them to come into the family and this has to be discovered to close demonic doorways. The spirits will stubbornly yield this ground when faced with the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of Infirmity.

Luke 13:10-13."Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” and He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight and glorified God."

Over the time of twenty five years of ministry I have dealt with hundreds of sickness and infirmity demons. They affect major organs and can cause supernatural illness and even death. A lady with who I counseled had been to a New Age Healer after an accident and she had spirits of acupuncture, iridology, a jordinal ulcer demon, demons of infirmity in the bowels, lungs, and heart. Sometimes the victim recovers completely when the demon leaves, at other times the illness remains. We must remember that the Lord God is sovereign at all times.

In one family I dealt with, a familiar spirit of death (destroyer). It had been in the family six generations. This lady had seen her grandfather the evening before his death. He told his daughter that he was to die the next day. Well, at the age of twelve, she did not take a lot of notice. But early the next morning, a manifestation of her grandfather appeared to her and she ran to his house to find him dead.

This spirit, Destroyer, told us that he had killed family members, her grandfather, her father, and sadly two of her nephews, ages seven and nine were burned to death in a house fire. The demon said he was in the rest of her children and he threatened to kill them all, as well as the lady and myself for good measure. Through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, he was commanded to come back from all relatives and become a whole spirit and was sent to the pit.

They Are Behind Fortune-telling Abilities, Spirit of Divination.

A spirit of divination {python spirit}was in a girl who followed Paul around at Phillipi. She was proclaiming that they were servants of the Most High God. After several days of this Paul became “greatly annoyed” and commanded the spirit to come out and leave the girl which displeased her masters as they then lost their ability to earn money through fortune telling.

They know who has the Power of Christ.

Acts 19:11-20

"Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his person to the sick, and the disease left them and the evil spirits went out of them. Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Also there was seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. and the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, over-powered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded."

They Accept Worship.

1 Corinthians 10:20 "Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons: you cannot partake of the Lord’s Table and of the table of the demons."

They Can Be Stubborn.

Pig-headedness, rebellion, disobedience and stubbornness are a sign that demons are present. “He is just as stubborn as his father, and a chip off the old block. This is often said about the sons who exhibit the traits of the father. Of course daughters may be dominating, controlling and manipulating. They most likely have a spirit of Jezebel passed down at birth from the mother.

Mark 9:19."so I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.” He {Jesus} answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me.” Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth."

There are many evil spirits in the Word. Usually their work is the name they go by, such as spirit of fear (2 Tim 1:7), spirit of pride (Prov. 6:18), spirit of error (1 Jn.4:6).

The names of evil spirits that are mentioned in the Bible are:

· Spirit of Divination, Acts 16:16-18

· Familiar Spirit, Leviticus 19:31

· Spirit of Jealousy, Numbers 5:14

· Lying Spirit, Proverbs 16:18

· Perverse Spirit, Isaiah 19:14

· Spirit of Pride, Proverbs 16:18

· Spirit of Heaviness, Isaiah 61:3

· Spirit of Whoredoms, Hosea 5:4

· Spirit of Infirmity, Luke 13:11-13

· Dumb and Deaf Spirit, Mark 9:17-29

· Spirit of Bondage, Romans 8:15

· Spirit of Fear, 2 Timothy 1:7

· Seducing Spirit, Mark 9:17-29

· Spirit of Antichrist, 1 John 4:3

· Spirit of Error, 1 John 4:6

· Spirit of Death.

Kurt Koch is acknowledged as the greatest demonologist of the modern era. He dealt with hundreds of cases and documented them all. His books are a wealth of information not only on demons, but on their effects on emotions and psychological areas. Koch offers these indicators of possible occult subjection, based on Luke 8:26-39.

· Another personality seems resident.

· Unusual strength.

· Inner conflict.

· Resistance/opposition to the things of God.

· Clairvoyance.

· Ability to speak with voices not one’s own.

· Transference of demons to people or animal.

Another modern writer, Ernest B. Rockstad, lists a somewhat larger catalog of symptoms:

· Incapacity for normal living.

· Violence and superhuman strength.

· Personality and behavior problems.

· Restlessness and insomnia.

· Terrible inner anguish.

· Self-inflicted injury.

· Functional illness.

· Reliance on prescription drugs.

· Abnormal sex life.

· Defeat and failure in the Christian life.

· Obsessive thinking.

· Unbreakable habits.

· Nameless fears.

Rockstad was a pioneer in the testing of spirits according to 1 John 4:1-6. I have several recordings of deliverance sessions that he performed. He was probably the first minister to believe that supernatural tongues should be tested. He indicates that he only found a few inspired by the Holy Spirit, and many were demonic. He is now with Christ in Glory.

Mark Bubeck’s two books “The Adversary” and “Overcoming the Adversary” are soundly based on the Word of God. His list of symptoms follows:

· A compulsive desire to curse God.

· A revulsion against the Bible.

· Compulsive suicidal or murderous thoughts.

· Deep feelings of bitterness and hatred.

· Compulsive desires to tear other people down.

· Terrifying feelings of guilt and worthlessness.

· Physical symptoms which have no medical basis.

· Deep depression and despondence.

· Terrifying seizures of panic and abnormal fears.

· Dreams and nightmares of a horrific recurring nature.

· Sudden surges of violent rage and uncontrollable anger.

· Terrifying doubt of one’s salvation.

Conrad Murrell’s list of demonization symptoms is similar, thought at some points it could be condensed. It includes:

. Unnatural fear.

· Deep depression.

· Confusion of the mind.

· Restlessness.

· Obscenities and profanities.

· Inexplicable sleepiness.

· Uncontrollable and unreasonable rage.

· Sudden suicidal and murderous urges.

· Schizophrenia.

· Recurring headaches.

· Physical symptoms without apparent cause.

· Urges for alcohol, tobacco, drugs, pornography, violence and bloodshed.

· Inexplicable rebellion.

· Sexual perversion.

· Aversion to marital sex.

· Clairvoyance.

· Uncontrollable urges.

Another well respected Christian researcher on Biblical Demonology, Merrill Unger once believed that a Christian could not be invaded by demons. He had to review his stand when a relative who was born-again had to be delivered from demons.

He makes a pertinent statement in his book, What demons can do to Saints.

“ …many Christians, however, do not wage a successful battle against the enemy. Instead they parley or compromise with evil. They fellowship with the darkness or unite with error. They yield to the old Adamic nature and through carnality and sin open the door to evil spirits to affect their thinking and their conduct.” pp 48.

Now that the ground work has been laid, we need to place these symptoms into some particular order. It is easy to use three areas that demons will use to overcome the Christian or their host and work at bringing down the Christian’s position in Christ to a point where he is either a feeble, weak ineffective witness or where he turns his back on Christ and is taken captive to the pit of Hell. { Heb. 6:4-8, 10:29-31.}

The Church of Jesus Christ has been seduced into compliancy about evil spirits and their work. The teaching about warfare and deliverance is almost non existent in our Colleges and pulpits, or to the other extreme of seeing a demon under every bush. These extremists of the Third Wave believe they can line up line upon line of demonized people and slay them in the spirit {which spirit I would question} and claim deliverance on mass. No wonder there are so many wounded Christians out there mauled by charlatans in the Name of Christ. Shame on us for not rebuking and defending the true deliverance that the precious Blood of Christ can bring. Shame on the Christian Colleges and Christian teachers who leave out the weapons of our warfare so that our new graduates are no longer equipped to deal with demons.

Paul says, “I would not have you ignorant. 1 Cor.12:1- 3….. and do not give place to the Devil.” Eph. 4: 27.

The Three areas where invasion can take Place.

A.Our Thoughts.

1. If we blaspheme, lust, lie, swear, think evil of others, in other words, if we do not have the mind of Christ Jesus. Phil. 2:5, 4:8. 2 Tim.2:7.

2. Confusion and chaos in daily life. The person cannot remain on a even keel or organize themselves. They also find it difficult to retain information needed for daily living.

3. Violence and Anger. A person is subject to uncontrollable outbursts over the smallest matter.

4. Perceived Distorted View of the world around, hostile to persons in his surroundings.

5. Low self worth and little self esteem. This person says he is a failure, unworthy, no good at anything he does.

6. Nightmares are a sign of demons tormenting the soul. The dreams are often of murder, violence, and demonic beings.

7. Inability to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. The demons have put blindfold over his mind, and scales over his eyes so that unless they are bound aside he is unable to comprehend the truth of the gospel. John 12: 40, 2 Cor. 4:4, 1 Jn 2:11.

B.Our Feelings.

1. Hatred and bitterness, unforgiveness and unresolved resentment towards others give demons reason to invade as this area has not come under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

2. Deep depression, manic depression, mood swings, phobias, comes from the lack of a stable walk with Christ and the mind is controlled by demonic forces.

3. Deep Rooted Fear. Panic and anxiety attacks all come from a lack confidence in God who promises to supply all our needs. The Devil and his demons constantly erode faith in Almighty God and place their victim in a mental state where they control the mind.

4.Irrational anger which usually turns to rage and abuse either verbally or physically shows that a demon has tipped the mind over the edge so that the person is no longer in control of his facilities.

5. Hostility towards Christian deliverance or warfare is the demonic defense of their territory. They do not want to be uncovered.

6. Self Guilt. Satan is the accuser of the brethren. He will destroy the forgiveness that Christ purchased on the Cross. He will instill doubt that ALL sin can be under the Blood of Christ. He will say, “you have committed the unpardonable sin and can never be forgive. This can lead extreme action, even suicide if not dealt with in time.

C. Our Behavior

1.Wanting to do what is expected, but unable to carry it out. This shows a lack of control. Who is really in control?

2.Lying, stealing, exaggeration. Cannot help oneself. Once again who is in control? Not the Holy Spirit that is for sure!

3.Sexual sins. These can start as seemly small like soft porn, but once an entrance is made by this persistent sin, it leads to hard core porn, and other abnormal sexual behavior like bestiality, fetishes and can progress to rape and molestation.

4.Drug or alcohol addiction usually starts out with a few drinks or a minor drug, but as usual when the doorway is created demons invariably use it to gain further ground until the victim is totally controlled by them.

5.Eating disorders like bulimia, anorexia, gluttony are caused by demonic delusion of the mind so that the victim cannot think or see or reason about the normal use of food for survival.

6.Multi personalities, DID, schizophrenia, bi polar are caused by traumatic events in the persons life, usually early childhood. Trauma is the doorway for the demons. If the person can remember the first trauma, it is usually then that the first demon came into the personality and caused the split. These personalities can lie dormant or come to the surface when manulipitated by stressful situations or the demon in charge can force the split to come up and take over.

7.Appearance can often be governed by demonic forces. Bodily contortions, tics, jerks, eyes rolled back in their sockets, eyes glazed over, eyes empty and void, the hypnotic stare of pure hatred and even sometimes heavy dark circles under the eyes can be a sign of demons. Facial features may change dramatically, the hands become like claws, twitching under the skin and in the eyes are indicators that trained counselors look for.

8.The speaking of a foreign language unknown to the person is a controversial sign because many Christians have been deceived that this is a sign of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. While we believe in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, we do not believe that speaking in other tongues signifies this. We are baptized when we believe; there is one baptism only, but many fillings. The only way to prove for sure if the spirit manifesting the tongue is to use the scripture inspired by the Holy Spirit in 1 John 1:1-4. Where we are to apply the test to see if it is of God or of the Antichrist. I have found 90% of Pentecostal tongues I have tested are not of God but of the Devil, others are inclusive or physosmatic.

9.Uncontrolled laughter or crying hysterically even howling is once again controversial as the Third Wave Pentecostals say the Toronto Blessing is a sign that God is present. Once again the test is whether it is of God or of the evil one. Other counselors and myself have found that once again this is a entrance door for demons. The mind is usually blank or manipulated by hypotonic choruses and then lines of these people have demons transferred by the laying on of hands. Let no one lay hands on you suddenly!

10.Vulgar and rude and crude gestures or the making the sign of the Devil again signifies demonic behavior. Just watch some of the heavy metal bands glorifying Satan on stage.

11.The marking of ones flesh, mutilation of the body, slashing the arms with sharp objects can show signs of demons at work. Tattoos are especially doorways when glorifying Satan with symbols like swastikas, pentagrams, ying and yang, 666, etc.

12.When the person cannot be still for any period of time. Pacing, agitated, continually uneasy and looking around shows a tormented soul usually in bondage to a demon.

13.A sure test is when a person cannot stand the communion cup representing the shed Blood of Christ or he cannot read let alone rest the Holy Word of God on his hands. I have seen the communion wine and glasses smashed on the floor and the Bible thrown many feet across the room.

14.Many medical problems are or can be the work of demons. Often the two are mixed together. Careful examination of the family’s spiritual background can give signs that demons of infirmity have infiltrated. A.D.D, Epilepsy, Asthma, Blackouts, can be put down to demons. I have dealt with many sickness demons, some are as follows. Lung, bowel, heart, stomach, ulcer, pain inflicting demons and also the reverse where demons perform the duty of blocking pain to produce a false or demonic healing. Often on casting out the particular demon the illness disappears. Caution must always be used in these cases and a full medical examination by specialists should always precede deliverance.

15.Demons often interfere with normal functions of the human body. They may cause deafness, dumbness, blindness loud buzzing noise in the ears, sudden coldness or heat, numbness or pain. Once again caution must be applied and medical examinations by qualifies specialists undertaken. Should there be no medical reason for the symptom then a consultation with an experience deliverance minister and earnest prayer on the knees before the Lord should be undertaken.

The Condition of the Mind.

1.Another symptom of the work of demons is when voices are heard in the mind. Sometimes they chatter, or mock, give orders make threats and intimidate the host. They can be very subtle and one would almost think the suggestions are coming from one’s own subconscious. This is often how demons lead a believer into false doctrine or unscriptural views on the Word of God.

2.When a person possesses ESP or other extraordinary powers that is not a gift from God but the work of evil spirits. Demons communicate at the speed of light and therefore a demon in one person can tell the other one particulars of his host’s life, like personal information that is not readily available to the one exhibiting ESP.

3.Extreme tiredness, fatigue or even the opposite long periods of alertness can be signs of evil spirits.

4.Appearances of apparitions or ghosts, objects levitating across the room, pictures falling off walls, noises like clinking chains are also signs. My wife was sitting up in bed one night and a large painting behind her head suddenly came off the wall came in front of her and smashed into her face. We had been doing deliverance with her not long before.

This may not be a complete list of demonic symptoms, but we are always ready to allow others to teach us to refine our work for the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. We at this ministry always are guided by the Holy Spirit, our teacher and our guide. We are living in perilous times, Satan, the evil one is as a roaring lion prowling around ready to devour those who are nor aware. We are exhorted in scripture to “…hold fast to that word that was preached to you- unless you believe in vain.” 1 Cor 15:2.

1 Tim 4:1-2 says, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in the last days some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron...”

Indeed the minds of many are blocked to the truth. Paul again says “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the Glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” 2 Cor. 4:3-4. We need to recognize the work of Satan in the lives of those around us. Our relatives, our friends, our neighbors are perishing because the knowledge of warfare and deliverance is being lost. We must prepare for the war in the heavenlies, we must be equipped soldiers of Christ.

2 Cor. 11:3-4 says “But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you may well put up with it.”

These are strong words spoken to Christian believers in Corinth. There are as there was then many cults with doctrines of demons, that deceived many Christians as they do today. That is why we must be aware and as Paul says in 2 Tim 4: 1-4, “Preach the word, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For a time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and will turn their eyes away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

This article has been written to help those who are troubled by demons, identify the symptoms and recognize that help is available. It is sadly a fact that the true teaching on spiritual warfare is being lost. This is a plan from Satan so that Christians remain wounded and crippled and cannot get free to serve our Lord to their fullest extent.

But praise God that we have the internet to spread the Word and equip the Saints in the battle against Satan and his demonic hoards.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Cor 10:3-6.

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