Seeing as I have been away for some time now. I would like to say happy New Year and I hope everyone is doing well.
I have been meaning to post something but I have been waiting on God to direct me.
Yes the title says demons.
We are constantly in a spiritual warfare and over time I have become spiritually aware of how these demons operate.
I understand some people classify demons as superstitions, but do not allow the enemy to deceive you with his lies. Angels exists and so do demons they work by putting principalities in place.
Firstly demons believe in God. “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder (tremble)”
James 2:19 NIV
As a believer it’s imperative that you aware of this.
I’m not writing this to inflict fear rather to make people aware that there’s a spiritual battle and these demons can inflict sickness, mental illnesses, SLEEP PARALYSIS and other tragedies.
A lot of us engage with them daily without even knowing from the movies we watch, to the music we listen to and even the environment we allow ourselves to be in. By doing this you make their jobs more easier.
How can they tremble is Christ isn’t in you?
I will be a bit transparent with this topic to stress the importance of this message. About 3/4 years ago for a short period of time (before I came to Christ) I felt a surge of insecurity, anxiety and even depression. I would have outbursts and mental breakdowns that I couldn’t explain. It was very unusual that people around me thought I was really ill or something worse.
I didn’t have any explanation for it but I was really suicidal as well. Overtime I was able to suppress it but, it was still lingering around me.
When I got saved, those emotions ceased to exist. I can get upset or stressed from time to time, but it doesn’t affect my mental health.
So 2 years ago I had a dream of me entering my house and it had 2 doors. So I entered through the first door and then the second but when I looked back into the space between the first and second there was a short ugly thing that I couldn’t really see. It asked me to go and get a bucket of water. So I went upstairs and told my friend that was there and she said I shouldn’t return back downstairs.
I didn’t understand the dream. I spoke to my pastor/mentor who has the gift of interpretation of dreams and he told me the dwarf I saw was a demon and the water represented the blessings that God has given me. Blessings include the joy I have obtained through coming to Christ. Then it clicked that I struggled to see the demon due to me not being spiritually mature/aware at the time.
Demons are not always short, they come in all sorts. This could include shows or even people that you may meet at like a club or anywhere really. This is one of the many reasons we should be set apart. We are in the world, but not of the world.
Which leads to my next point: prayer is key. Prayer especially divine protection, we encounter so many things without even knowing it. Also the wisdom of discernment and hearing the voice of God (this includes dreams, visions and audible voice) so God can reveal the plans of the enemy and it’s demons. Which can be cancelled through prayer and fasting.
I’m not saying everyone who is depressed is being toyed with by a demon. But prayer reveals all.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”
Lean not on your own understanding. Pray diligently.
Everyday is a battle. But the light always and has overcome the darkness. Let us all keep on seeking wisdom from God and never forsaking him.