By Ray Gano
In past articles, I clearly showed that Christians can NOT be possessed by a demonic / evil spirits.
But I have also shown that although we can not be possessed, we can be oppressed, influenced and depressed.
I have had a few emails asking me about how we get evil spirits / demons in our home. What people need to realize is that many Christians out there are opening themselves up to demonic oppression and do not realize it.
What Is Demonic Oppression?
Demonic oppression is an attack that result in illness, depression, excessive fear, anxiety, worry, and these things can lead to higher stressful life, broken marriages and even financial difficulty.
What we need to understand is what are some of the things that will bring in demonic into your home / what are things that open your home up to the evil.
How The Demonic Gains Access To One’s Life & Home
Television – In today’s world, television is probably the biggest influence that opens up gateways into your home.
Look at all the shows that promote evil, witchcraft, Satanism, there was even a show titled Lucifer.
Here is what Wikipedia says about the show…
“The series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, the Devil, who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, and resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the beauty of Los Angeles. Lucifer runs a nightclub in Los Angeles called “Lux”, with the assistance of his demonic ally Mazikeen. Lucifer becomes involved with the LAPD when he begins to assist Detective Chloe Decker in crime cases.”
Wow… Satan – bar owner and crime fighter, that is a new one.
What this is doing is desensitizing people to the demonic evil that a lot of television promotes today.
Another thing that seems to open up gateways into the home are all the shows dealing with death, murder, true crime. Again this desensitizes the person to the actuality of death.
We need to remember that demons and the demonic wish to steal, destroy and kill.
But with shows like this we are “romanticized” and are guard drops thinking that “Satan ain’t such a bad guy after all. AND HEY… he is a crime fighter to boot.”
Giving Access To Our Children
I am surprised at how many childrens shows promote witches, magic, the spirit realm, monsters, ghouls and other evil things as “good.”
I was particularly surprised to see a popular cartoon show called “Yo-kai Watch.” Here is how it is described by Wikipedia…
“One day while searching for insects in the woods near the town of Springdale, Arkansas, a boy named Nate comes across a peculiar capsule machine next to a “sacred tree”. When he opens one of the capsules up, it brings forth the ghostly Yo-kai Whisper who gives Nate a special device known as the Yo-kai Watch. Using this, Nate is able to identify and see various different Yo-kai (spirits) that are haunting people and causing mischief. Joined by the cat Yo-kai Jibanya (a spirit cat), Nate and Whisper start befriending all sorts of Yo-kai (“good” spirits) which Nate can summon to battle against more ill-intentioned Yo-kai (“bad spirits) that happen to live in his town, causing terrible trouble. He also goes on adventures around the town with his Yo-kai (spirit) partners to help his human friends Bear, Eddie, and Katie deal with their various problems often caused by other Yo-kai (spirits)”
This is just one show geared towards children that openly promote calling forth spirits, which there is no such thing as a “good spirit” or “bad spirit.” There is evil and really evil and really really evil spirits. All spirits are evil, all of them. As I have stated in past articles they are in fact demons of one sort or another and a demon’s job is one thing and one thing only, that is to work to destroy people.
Television Associated Products Based on These Sort of Shows
It is amazing to walk into Walmart and see many of the product associated to television shows that promote evil, witchcraft, and the demonic.
I was walking through the toy department and was amazed at how many occult related toys and such being pushed on children. What is amazing is how many of these are promoted to young girls. There are toy kits that teach young girls how to become a witch, even spell books being promoted to girls around 8 – 10 years old. I even saw pink “friendly decorated” Ouija boards that had the pointer shaped in a pretty heart.
If that isn’t bad enough there was an entire section for Yo-Kai Watch and yes, you could buy your child their own watch that can help capture, control and play with your own Yo-Kai spirits. Where Pokémon is contained in balls, Yo-Kai seem to be contained in these “medals” that you can slip into the watch and use those to control and pit spirits against spirits.
This is just what is being promoted to young kids.
Go to Barnes & Noble and you will find a plethora of magic wands, spell books, and other magical items from the Harry Potter movies.
Still to young?
What about collector figures from your favorite horror & occult movie as well as board games, books, and other “collectables” that promote evil and the occult. That that is just at a local book store.
There are many other stores that are promoting tarot cards, astrology, séances, necromancy (contacting the dead), and divination.
All these things open up your home to the evil, the demonic and create “gateways / portals” into your home which evil spirits / demons will use to gain access to your home.
This is why Television is such a huge influence for evil to enter your home, not only through the TV shows themselves, but all the products associated to these evil and occult driven television shows.
One of the best-known stories about how demons uses these sort of inanimate objects as portals or gateways is the story about Annabelle a demon possessed doll.
Here is a brief story about Ed and Lorraine Warren who’s “ministry” (they were catholic) was about dealing with these sorts of things, and both were self proclaimed “demonologists”.…
“According to claims originating from Ed and Lorraine Warren, a student nurse was given the Raggedy Ann doll in 1970, but after the doll behaved strangely, a psychic medium told the student the doll was inhabited by the spirit of a dead girl named “Annabelle Higgins”. Supposedly, the student nurse and her roommate first tried to accept and nurture the spirit-possessed doll, but eventually became frightened by the doll’s malicious behavior and contacted the Warrens, who removed the doll to their museum after pronouncing it “demonically possessed”.
Pornography – Along the same lines where demonics enter the home is through pornography. Lust that can easily open a person up to evil spirits. In fact, there are demons who are called Incubus (male for females) and Succubus (females for males). These are sexual demons who come to people at night in their dreams. Many people who suffer from these sort of sexual predatory dreams, have opened themselves up via pornography.
People are not “possessed” but become sexually oppressed by these sort of demons.
What Christians need to know is that these demons do not all of a sudden come upon a person. The person has been exposing themselves to pornography for a while and get to the point where they seem to “welcome” these sexually explicit dreams. What can happen is that the demons start manifesting themselves even when the person is awake and become apparent even in their “day dreaming.”
Even though the person is not “possessed” they become strongly oppressed to the point that they do not know how to escape from these entities who seem to hold so much control over the person via lust and its hedonistic unhealthy sexual passion.
Drugs – Drugs alter the state of the mind and can totally open the doors of the mind to demonic activity. In fact, the Greek word for “sorcery” that we find in the scriptures Galatians 4:20; Revelation 9:21; 18:23 is pharmakeia. This is the same word that we get the word “Pharmacy” from. It is this sort of “witchcraft” that promotes the loss of control of the mind as well as denying the ability for the Holy Spirit to help us stay “soberminded.”
False Religions and the use of New Age (pagan) Techniques – This is one area that has totally crept into the church today via a number of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” teaching and promoting these things. These people claim to be Christians, but they themselves are completely deceived or are fully aware of what they are doing and purposely misguiding the church by introducing these false and pagan ideas into the church. Some of these practises employ one or a number of the following…
- Emptying the mind
- Centering prayer
- Repeating a single word or phrase for long periods
- Walking the Labyrinth and using one of the these methods
- Slow monotone chanting or the use of “breath prayer”
These are just a few, and there are many more things that are seeping in. All these pagan practices have been introduced into the church and all these open people’s minds up to an altered state of consciousness. This is turn opens the door to the mind to demonics and evil.
What we must remember is that Lucifer and his minions can easily appear as an “angle of light” and deceive people are all practices that can induce an altered state of consciousness. It this altered state and can promote the loss of personal control of your mind.
Cursed / Hexed By Those Who Follow The Enemy – Many Christians do not believe that this can happen and think that curses, hexes, magic and such are just biblical fables. They think that since “they” do not believe in them, they do not exist. But these “soldiers” operating in the spiritual are real and these things do work.
I personally believe that Tracye and I have had a lot of this put against us when we lived in Central America. So yes, there are people involved in occult activity and they will curse you or your family. It is a means how these people fight the spiritual war that we as Christians know so well is real, and this is where living a right life and wearing the armor daily will help protect you.
It is not that you can actually be cursed as a Christian. Rather, those who are against Christ and his people can focus demonic activity on you.
The key to all this is recognizing what is going on and then start fighting aginst it. But since so many Christians don’t even recognize what is going on, they have no idea how they can fight this oppression in the first place.
If you are aware, then you can instantly take charge and be released of this oppression / influence and then take the steps so that you can avoid it and fight it in the future.
How To Fight Back The Demonic when I Suspect I am Being Attacked
Fighting back demonic oppression is doable, the key is to recognize the attack and that is where a lot of problems lie, people do not realize that they are being attacked, influenced or oppressed.
Many people believe that this is just the hardships of the world and one is just having a boat load of bad luck taking place. They think that things will work out after a while and life will level out again.
How To Prevent / Fight Demonic Oppression
1 – Prayer – This is the most important weapon that we have in fighting back demonic oppression. Like it or not, although we say we are “fighting back” it is actually God who is doing the battle for us.
Pray that the Lord protect you and keep you and that He helps you in fighting back the evil that you are facing at this moment. Ask Him to help you into His strong tower and that He wraps His arms around you. Prayer should always be the first thing that you do, just cry out to God and ask His protection.
2 – Check Your Home For Evil – Do you have things in your home that allow demons and evil spirits access to you and your home? Are there tarot cards, new age crystals, inappropriate pictures, books, demonic music, collectables, toys, basically anything that will allow the demonic to gain access to your home?
If there are things in your home, and you may not see them at that moment, ask God to help reveal things in your home that are evil and are acting as gateways into your life and your home. It might be something that you have had for a very long time that you have had no idea it is acting as the portal to your life. This is why seeking God’s help is important.
Once you have discovered these things, get rid of them. Throw them out and believe me, doing this could be very hard, but you need to do this so that you can “cleanse your home” of these things that help bring in demonic oppression.
3 – Do a Check Up From The Neck Up – Take time to look at your life and ask God to reveal to you areas in your like that are opening up these gateways / portals into your life and your home.
Are you watching the wrong sort of TV shows? These are shows that deal with death, the demonic, the supernatural, magic and the spiritual, basically over all evil in the show? Do you listen to music that is demonically inspired? Are you involved in some sort of occult / pagan practise? Do you have anything in your life that promotes and exalts evil? Are you involved in drugs, pornography, or other things that open your mind up to demonic oppression?
If you are involved in anything like the above, you need to seek God’s forgiveness and confess your involvement in these things as sin. You then seek God’s covering to help you. I personally use holy anointing oil and anoint myself. Oil represents the holy spirit. Please know that the oil is not special, it is act of faith applying the oil that is special. You are crying out to God for protection and the oil helps one understand the covering of the holy spirit in one’s life.
If you do not have any holy anointing oil, contact me and I will be glad to make some for you. All I ask is that you provide a love offering to help cover my costs and help with shipping it to you.
4 – Check With Your Family and Friends To Make Sure They Are Not Bringing In Things or Exposing You To Demonic Oppression – Ok, you have gotten your life together and you have worked to elevate things in your life that can open doors for demonic oppression.
But… your life and home still do not “feel” right. There is a chance that others around you are bringing in things, watching wrong shows, listening to wrong music, involving themselves in some form of occult or pagan practice, have items around the home that create gateways / portals.
In some situations, you can help control these things and get them out of your home. But in some cases when you spouse or older children refuse, then you have to pray God’s protection in this situation and pray that God will intervene with what is going on. This is a true battle and you MUST make sure you are “prayed up” and that you are wearing the armor of God, but not just wearing the armor, completely aware that you are wearing it and in the middle of the battle.
Like it or not you need to become very spiritually aware. Anointing your home with holy anointing oil and banishing the evil from your home can work, but this is just a temporary fix if others are bringing in the evil.
See, the demonic can not come in unless they are invited or find some sort of portal or gateway. Praying over your home helps and will give peace for a season, but in the long run you are dealing with friends and family. If it is a friend that is exposing you and you have prayed and prayed for them and there is no change, then as hard as it is limit the time you are involved with this friend.
If it is family, then praying for them and praying over them is all that you can do. You can’t kick out your spouse or child, but you can have a very strong influence in their lives so that though your influence, prayer and supplications to the Lord, their lives begin to change. Again, we need to remember that we are fighting a spiritual war.
5 – Get Other More Mature Christians Involved – if all the things above do not help in elevating the evil in your life and home, then you need to get stronger more mature Christians involved. In most cases this is your church’s pastor, elders and deacons. You need these people to come over and pray over your home and pray for your family. They are able to also pray for and cleanse your home, anointing in in holy oil.
What we need to remember is that we are Christians bought with and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. We are indwelt with the Holy Spirit thus God literally lives within us. Sometimes we need to look over our homes and our lives to see if we are living a right life in these last days. There might be sins in our lives that we may not remember or finally God brings some of these past issues to light and we need to deal with them and seek out God’s forgiveness. It is some of these past issues that may have opened these gateways / portals to the demonic and is causing the oppression.
When God does reveal these things, ask Him to help name a specific so that you can stop right then and there and pray, repent and confess these past issues to the Lord. Ask Him to close these parts of your life and not allow the enemy access to you through these sort of spiritual gateways.
Finally anoint yourself with holy anointing oil and ask God’s mercy, protection, and favor in your lives. Again, holy oil is just a tool that helps. There is something about anointing yourself and your home that God approves of. It seems to help strengthen your prayers because you are doing something in faith in Him. Another thing is to pray out loud so that the evil hears and will obey when you take authority in the name of Jesus.
We need to remember that “greater is He that is in YOU, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
I pray that this has helped you and that if you have any questions that I can help with or if you need some holy anointing oil, just contact me and I will be more than happy to help.
In future articles, I will talk about “what are territorial strong holds.” Basically, areas where it is the enemies territory and there is very little we can do about it. Praying and rebuking the enemy in these areas will get you in trouble big time. So how do we recognize these areas and what do we do when we are in these areas.