Demonic Oppression and Possession

This document will outline the symptoms of demonic oppression and possession. It will tell how to identify if you fall into one of these categories and what you could have possibly caused you to get into the mess you currently find yourself.

We will tell you have to break free of these forms of demonic harassment through our savior Jesus Christ.

Definition of Terms

Demonic Oppression

Symptoms of Demonic Oppression

  1. abnormal, irrational fear
  2. abnormal, irrational anxiety
  3. abnormal, irrational loneliness
  4. lack of self control
  5. conflicts with authority figures
  6. aimlessness; the feeling that life is void of any meaning or purpose
  7. depression that is not physiologically induced.
  8. outburst of hatred
  9. violent behavior
  10. loss of the fear of God
  11. selfish ambition (appetite for power)
  12. irrationality, inability to detect or correct contradictions or other fallacious reasoning

Causes For Demonic Oppression

  1. sexual immorality with demon oppressed or possessed people
  2. pornography
  3. preoccupation with UFO phenomena; attempts to contact extraterrestrial beings
  4. escapism through thrill-seeking, sci-fi, soap operas or some other addicting hobby/activity
  5. any contact with demon oppressed or possessed people that threatens the demons
  6. wrong use of drugs and alcohol
  7. wrong use of herbs
  8. hedonism: pursuit if entertainment and or body pleasure
  9. participation in false religions or cults
  10. rejection of what is known and understood to be true
  11. preoccupation with occultic power, occultic revelation, psychic phenomena
  12. rebellion against authority
  13. seeking or giving consent to occultic revelation or occultic power
  14. authority figures' acceptance of Satanic influence
  15. dating relationships or close friends with demon possessed people
  16. poor self-image
  17. anger against God and others
  18. possession o (known or unknown) of occultic games, records, tapes, books, pictures, charms, tools, etc... (This includes the Ouija Board)
  19. persistent jealousy
  20. bad temper or stubbornness
  21. preoccupation with violence devoid of justice
  22. mediation on anything other than God's truth
  23. chanting or other cultic/occultic forms of worship
  24. prolonged sleeplessness

Demonic Possession

Symptoms of Demonic Possession

  1. intense, maniacal delight in wielding power
  2. filthy, uncontrolled swearing without provocation, even toward total strangers*
  3. total incapability of submitting to anyone or anything but demonic authority
  4. irrevernt, vile, lewd comments about members of the Godhead; comments attributing gross sexual immorality to Jesus*
  5. sustained supernatural strength or intelligence beyond that which might come from adrenaline or some other physiological source*
  6. irrationality to the degree that even the simplest spiritual truths are beyond comprehension
  7. intense, highly disturbed reaction to the mentions of Jesus' blood shed on the cross for man's sin and Jesus' name
  8. possession of supernatural, occultic powers (ability to foretell future events, to levitate tables or other objects, or to travel outside the body (astral projection)
  9. wild, unnatural facial contortions (no not like Jim Carrey)
  10. presence of two or more distinguishable, coherent personalities, personalities capable of expressing themselves simultaneously (may include emergence of strange voices, dual or multiple voices and/or unnatural conversations)*
  11. unexplainable,, uncontrollable terror especially in the presence of Christians whose faith is strong* (this terror arises either from the demon's fear of being cast out or from the possessed person's fear upon being cruelly threatened by the demon(s)).
  12. extreme violent, reckless behavior (throwing knives, playing with poisonous snakes, etc.)**
  13. severe, persistent depression, despondency and/or temptations to commit suicide**
  14. total lack of self-restraint, especially in sexual behavior; uncontrolled sexual advances
  15. extreme disregard for physical appearance and/or physical well-being**
  16. intense loneliness, even in the midst of warm, compassionate fellowship
* Conclusive evidence of demonic possession.
** The demon's goal here is to get the possessed person to kill himself and/or others before they act on the opportunity to become Christ's captives.

Causes For Demonic Possession

  1. participating in gross sexual immorality
  2. grossly and habitually rebelling against authority
  3. blaspheming the Holy Spirit (consistently rejecting the work of the Holy Spirit as He reveals truth and convicts sin)
  4. possessing and/or using occultic tools, charms, books, music, souvenirs, etc.
  5. having parents of others close authority figures open doors to Satan's influence
  6. craving and seeking after occultic power or revelation (taking E.S.P tests or other psychic aptitude tests)
  7. giving consent to occultic power (seeking after fortune tellers, having an astrological chart or forecast made, etc.)
  8. holding on to deep-rooted grudges against God and others

Freedom From Demon Oppression and Possession

  1. Examine your life for any thing that might relate to the fore mentioned causes.
  2. Repent of those causes and confess it as sin in the opening of these causes by your authority figure.
  3. Take action to demonstrate repentance and purify your life, including:
    1. Release resentment/grudges against God and others, and seek forgiveness of those you have offended by your resentment.
    2. Repudiate and renounce any and all occultic involvement; seek forgiveness of those you have offended by it; totally destory all books and other objects connected with it.
    3. Get back under the authority of your parents, husband, pastor, elders, boss, teachers, and/or other against whom you rebelled; again, seek forgiveness wherever necessary.
  4. Ask Jesus Christ to take complete control of your life - with His will supreme, not your own. Dedicate your heart, soul, mind, and strength to be used for His glory, for the fullfillment of His purposes.
  5. Freedom from possession can be attained with an intense effort of your will, seek the help of God and of strong, mature Christians. Attempt to communicate your desire to be set free.

Casting Out Demons

  1. Make sure the person in question is really possessed. Seek confirmation.
  2. Exercise empathic repentance first, closing any open doors to demon influence in your own life.
  3. Get not only the consent of the possessed person, but also that of his/her key authority figures, to cast demons out. (Luke 11:24-26)
  4. Enlist the help of five or more physically and spiritually strong Christians.
  5. Do NOT lay hands on the possessed person, except as necessary to prevent bodily harm.
  6. Identify the demon (or each demon, in cases where there are more than one) by asking him to give his name.
  7. In the name of Jesus and by the power of His shed blood, command the demon(s) to leave.
  8. Watch for deception -- Remember: there may be more than just one or two.
  9. In cases where a demon is particularly stubborn, engage in group fasting and prayer.(Mark 9:25-29)
  10. Carefully and diligently lead the person through each step of closing doors to demon oppression/possession (given above). Remember that bringing the person to salvation, to the indwelling of God's spirit, is the only prevention for further demon possession (Mark 9:25-29).
  11. Stay close to the new convert and help him get involved in a solid program of discipleship in fellowship with other believers.

Last Modified: Tuesday, May 14, 1997