Demons

They're plaguing me. I was entangled in lies and had lost my way. I'm fighting, and every step i take makes me stronger. But as i started to see the truth, and turn away from the dark...the dark stopped hiding and started attacking me. Demons visit me in my sleep and, without going into detail, these nightmares are the worst thing i've ever experienced. It would really help to know someone was out there praying for me.
UniquePetite UniquePetite
18-21, F
1 Response Dec 13, 2012

At 1 Corinthians 10:20, the apostle Paul warned Christians: “I do not want you to become sharers with the demons.” Just who are the demons, and why is it so dangerous to get involved with them? Simply put, the demons are former angels, who have chosen to follow Satan the Devil. Satan means “Resister” and Devil means “Slanderer.” According to the Bible, this former angelic son of God made himself a resister and a slanderer by choosing to rebel against God. In time, he enticed other angels to join him in his rebellious course. These allies thus became demons.—Genesis 3:1-15; 6:1-4; Jude 6.

Jesus called Satan “the ruler of this world.” (John 12:31) Satan and his demons have “great anger” over their impending destruction. (Revelation 12:9-12) Not surprisingly, those who have become involved with the demons have found them to be vicious.

For this reason, God commanded his ancient people, the Israelites, to avoid all occult practices. “Everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah,” warns Deuteronomy 18:10-12. Christians were likewise warned that “those practicing spiritism” would meet destruction at God’s hand. (Revelation 21:8) Even dabbling in the occult is condemned by God. “Quit touching the unclean thing,” commands the Bible.—2 Corinthians 6:17.

Have you made the mistake of dabbling in the occult? Then consider what happened in the first-century city of Ephesus. Many there “practiced magical arts.” But some were moved by the powerful works the apostle Paul performed with the aid of holy spirit. The results? “Quite a number of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them up before everybody. And they calculated together the prices of them and found them worth fifty thousand pieces of silver. Thus in a mighty way the word of Jehovah kept growing and prevailing.”—Acts 19:11-20.

What does this tell us? That if a person wants to escape the clutches of the demons, he or she must destroy all paraphernalia related to satanic worship! This includes all books, magazines, posters, comic books, videos, amulets (items worn for “protection”), and demonistic material downloaded from the Internet. (Deuteronomy 7:25, 26) Discard any paraphernalia that might be used in divination, such as crystal balls or Ouija boards. Also, get rid of music or videos that feature satanic themes.

If you demonstrate real determination to break free, you will succeed. Recall the determination that Jesus showed when the Devil tried to lure Jesus into worshiping him. “Jesus said to him: ‘Go away, Satan! For it is written, “It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.”’ Then the Devil left him.”—Matthew 4:8-11.

The apostle Paul reminds us that all Christians “have a wrestling . . . against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) But do not try to fight Satan and his demons alone. Get help from your God-fearing friends in the local Christian congregation. It may be embarrassing to confess your involvement, but it can result in your receiving much-needed support.—James 5:14, 15.

Remember, too, that the Bible says: “Oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.” (James 4:7, 8) Yes, you have the support of Jehovah God! He will help you to break free from the snare of the occult.