Can A Christian Be Demon Possessed?
The movie industry sometimes likes to delve into demonic themes. Demons are real, they are evil, and they are not worth giving any attention to. Their goal is to keep as many people out of God’s Kingdom through deception and distraction. They do this through drugs, alcohol, addiction, sex outside of marriage or with the same gender, anger, physical abuse, greed, and many other areas of darkness or sin. If you are a follower of Jesus you have zero reason to fear them.
Movies depict people as coming under the control of demonic spirits. If you know anything about liars, the most successful deceivers mix a bit of truth into their lie to make it more believable. People can allow themselves to come under the control of evil spirits, so the phrase, “the devil made me do it” can be partially true. However, the fact is a human opens themselves to these spirits through sin.
A human on the earth is a not a demon or an angel, but a spirit having been created by God in His image as we see in Genesis 1:27. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that those who believe and follow Jesus every day are a new creation. Their human spirit is made new, while the unbeliever remains unchanged and falling short of any relationship with God. If you don’t know God, you’ve got to have Jesus. Know Jesus TODAY.
Possession Or Oppression?
There are two things that can happen between a demonic spirit and a human. It can be oppression or possession. Evil spirits attack the human in the soul area. You can learn more about the parts of the human here. The soul is the mind, the will, and the emotions. Demons want to oppress people. They want to depress people and it usually starts with attacking their minds. Spirits of depression attack a human’s mind by trying to get them to believe the human has no worth, is a failure, or has no hope. The forces of hell are out to oppress humans in hopes of deceiving them and oppressing them. Possession occurs when someone opens themselves through sin and giving in to the mental attacks that come from their foul spirits. Possession is where a human is more fully controlled by their body-less spirits.
Can A Christian Be Demon Possessed?
The enemy can oppress both an unbeliever and a Christian. The difference is the Christian who knows the Word of God (the Bible) can stop them immediately in their tracks by using the power and authority God has given them. The big question many people ask is can a Christian ever be possessed like unbeliever can. The answer is no. Why? The Word says in 1 John 4:4 that greater is God in us than the enemy who are in the world. A believer’s spirit is made new at salvation therefore darkness can not dwell where God’s light already is.
Why Is The Self-Confessed Christian Having Problems?
Why is that person hearing voices? Why are they seeing freaky things? The answer is clear in the Bible. Believers can be oppressed if they don’t deal with generational curses, unforgiveness, or other darkness in their lives. After that, you just say, “Devil, I rebuke you in Jesus’ Name. I forbid you to ever come back and bother me. Shut up and get out of here!” Then we must change our way of thinking for those areas where we need to correct our thinking. Romans 12:2 says the believer must renew their minds with the Word of God.
Be Filled With God’s Spirit
It’s impossible for a committed Christian to be possessed by a demon or devil. Darkness cannot dwell with a redeemed human spirit. However, Christians can certainly be attacked, if they allow it. When the attack comes, you fight it off in Jesus’ powerful name. We live in a corrupt world under the control of the enemy. We must learn to walk in the power and authority of God as Jesus taught us. We need to separate ourselves from the world and be filled with the Spirit as Ephesians 5:18 exhorts us. The enemy has no power over you when you’re filled with the Holy Spirit.
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