Hello my para-beauties! Happy Sunday, The Lord's Day! I trust you had a great weekend and I hope everyone you love is healthy. I'm so very humbled and excited to know that many of you do enjoy my humble little blogs. I understand why many of you do not want to comment because all that leads to is a bunch of drama from other posters if your opinion isn't the same as another's. It's quit ok to just read and lurk. My blogs are regarding my opinion on the Supernatural from a Christian point of view even though I hate calling myself a Christian due to how many of them exhibit a poor example of how Christ instructs us to act and live. I prefer to call myself a believer in Christ or Christ is my religion. I despise how denominations divide people when you it shouldn't. Remember we will answer for turning people off from getting to know The Lord due to these holier than thou attitudes many carry. Sit in judgement on yourselves before you think you have the right to do to others.
The title says it all my friends. This is a topic that is just not discussed enough. I'm not only speaking about people who are oppressed by demons but also people like me as well as priests, exorcists and anybody doing any kind of spiritual warfare or deliverance. It does take a physical toll on the body for both parties involved. You do not see or hear about it much though on the end of the people facilitating deliverance. I will do my best to discuss this and explain from my point of view going by my experience and knowledge so this is just my opinion. There are many different views on this subject. During investigations, deliverances or exorcism or anything that exposes the human body to the demonic takes a toll. And when I mean exposed I mean physically near them or around them. I will also base this on all my notes I have from the last 17 years from these types of situations. I wish I would've started taking notes sooner than that but hey, hindsight is 20/20.
One of the most common forms of spiritual attacks with the ministry I deal with are of the mind. They are so very common that every Christian has experienced these through spiritual warfare in one form or another. For example, maybe you have gone through life believing your never really good enough at something you wanted to do in life. Or perhaps, you feel like you are not worthy of love and no one could ever really love you. These are basic examples of how spirits can invade our thoughts and rational. This is why in Corinthians, the Apostle Paul tells us to take every thought captive. But there is a real physical aspect to these types of beings. Not just the mind even though that is the most common and what most hear about. One symptom I can tell you for sure is when I've done spiritual warfare or have been involved with investigations and deliverance is the first thing that can happen if you're not on guard is feeling as if the energy is being sucked out of you at a rapid pace. You just lose all your strength and before you know it it's all you can do to stand on your own two feet. And a natural reaction is to start feeling extremely tired and you need to take a break or it's becoming more difficult to keep going and facilitating the deliverance and/or exorcism. In my opinion those two are the most common things that happen in an effort to divert attention off of what's going on. That is a classic demonic trick. Seeing these things are pure evil they lie and they never stop with their deceiving ways.
There is always ever present danger to all involved. Even the Christian Leader and or Priest. Some believers may become fascinated and in awe by the awesome authority the believer has over these demonic entities. Jesus gave us that through HIS name and HIS name only. To observe these vile creatures and their powers cringing in fear and fleeing at the authoritative use of the Name of Jesus Christ is very real and very powerful. It is a supernatural event taking place. And hard to handle, especially for a novice. Jesus specifically warned, "Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven" (Luke 10:20). Only those with this specific calling should dare enter this
Demons and devils are very intelligent, and very cunning, and very patient. They lie and manipulate better than the best lawyers and politicians. And they will subtly influence someone for decades if they have to, to get a specific result. They have no boundaries of what they will not do to further their own ends. Many even feel they kill people, they cause severely debilitating illness. They tear families apart, they take all that is good and pure and drag it through the dirt and blood until there is nothing left. They are never to be taken lightly or as a joke. It is not adventurous or romantic or 'cool' to mess with these things. They can possess you so easily. Not just physically, but spiritually. Whatever they can do to you physically will end, because life is short. But spiritually... the soul is immortal. That is something to seriously think about before you attempt anything that could inadvertently open you up or open doors to these things.
Evil spirits are normally viewed as "influences," and their effectiveness in the lives of people is undetected because they are not seen as real personalities that are totally and unreservedly evil. During a demonic haunting the typical symptoms include a stomach-turning odor described as smelling like rotting flesh or sulfur. Often times an intense growl is heard that seems to come from all around you. Sometimes the air in an area will become stuffy, thick and the temperature often rises in a lot of cases. They are known to often attempt or make contact by pushing, and more commonly scratching. These scratches, bite marks and bruises can be seen as a result. Most of the assaults however, are through oppressive anxiety and fear. As I mentioned above they like to attack the mind and play on any present insecurities that are already bringing us down. It's important to stay in the Word and have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to be protected from these types of attacks.
Satan, his demons, and all of their supernatural powers have already been defeated by Jesus when He died on the cross for all of us. Jesus Christ's death was denied! He rose Amen?
Written by Jennifer L. Auld