Signs and Symptoms of Demonic Influence and Subjection
Demonic influence and subjection is real! As a deliverance ministers I have seen many people that were in churches become involved in deep sin and become influenced by demons. On the other hand there are many people out there that may not know how to tell if a person is under demonic influence. Some of you may have family members that may be acting a little “strange”. Oftentimes this strange behavior is attributed to demonic influence and subjection. First of all the fact needs to be pointed out that in order to truly understand demonic influence and the power of the same, a person must belong to Jesus Christ. Otherwise this will be like “Hollywood” or the “Exorcist Movie” or just some weird phenomena. Before reading this article make sure that you are born again by asking Jesus Christ to come and live in your heart to be your personal Saviour. If you are already born again and have never heard of these things, ask the Lord if this article is true or not. When asking ensure that you use Binding and loosing prayers to follow-up. The purpose of these Binding and Loosing prayers is to ensure that you don’t have another “supernatural voice” telling you that these are lies. Furthermore, a Christian must also do a careful and prayerful study of the Bible to investigate this subject.
Symptoms of Demonic Influence and Subjection:
The Bible show several examples of people that were influenced or subjected to demons. Using these examples we can see how a demon may influence or provoke a certain behavior in a person. The following are scriptural examples:
Mark 5:1-20:And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 4Because 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. 5And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 6But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7And 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. 8For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 9And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. 10And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand) and were choked in the sea. 14And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. 15And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 16And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. 17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. 18And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. 19Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. 20And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.
Matthew 9:32-33: As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
Matthew 12:22: Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
Luke 22:3-4Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
Acts 16:16-18:And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.