"For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten." Ecclesiastes 9:5 NIV
"As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave does not return.
He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.” Job 7:9-10 NIV
As I have mentioned many times, one of the most common forms of spiritual attacks my ministry deals with are mind attacks. There so common that every Christian has experienced these through spiritual warfare in one form or another. As an example, perhaps you have gone through life believing your never really good enough at something you wanted to do in life. Or perhaps, you feel like no one could ever 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.
When Jesus was seen walking on water according to the bible it was said "Oh my it's a ghost" or something to that effect so many believe ghost surely must have existed in order for those specific words to be mentioned. And there are some places in the Bible where there is communication with some who were already passed on. That's a whole different topic right there and I'm trying not to get sidelined off the subject at hand. I however, cannot debate that topic very well. It's just one of those things that I feel some of us may not know for sure until we are deceased. Familiar Spirits are spirits that give an appearance of a person that is familiar to a human being. For example : Demons know the history of the property and the person, so they can take on the appearance of any person so you feel comfortable in talking to. Unfortunately for me all I have ever dealt with was inhuman spirits, the demonic. Some are very passionate about that subject and can't agree to disagree. Like I said for me personally I have my personal beliefs but there are just some things we won't know for sure until we are passed on.
Ghost hunting is dangerous in my humble opinion. You need to educate yourself before you go trampling into a world you really know nothing about. Beings from another dimension, don't need to follow our physical rules, or observe our morality. There are just too many people jumping in to paranormal investigating who do not understand the dangers that are involved to them and anybody else around them. Demonic attachment is so prevalent and very scary. It happens so easily and most people can't believe even though they didn't do anything that would invite demonic entities they were still at risk. We can inadvertently open up doors. It's not hard at all. Just because you've done research online and you watch all the paranormal TV shows does not mean you are equipped to deal with these very serous consequences. It happens so easily but yet it takes a lot of work to rid someone from demonic attachment. You are lucky if you can even find the proper help in these situations. It can take a lot of time. Some people claiming they can help actually make the problem worse in many cases. This is very unfortunate but happens often.
I have witnessed ramifications when people were playing around with Ouija Boards. In my humble opinion they are nothing more than portals to the demonic. Mainly who are using this form of provocation call themselves paranormal investigators who engage in this type of activity in order to illicit possible evidence. Christ warns us about this.."Beware Of The Familiar Spirit." Our friends and loved ones are mimicked by demonic entities in a effort to trick us into offering help or becoming highly involved in keeping the communication going. This eventually allows them legal ground into our life. Now you have big problems. These things hate humans and anyone who loves Christ. They will torment you and your loved ones into thinking you are crazy. Things will escalate and get worse over time. This situation will not go away on it's own. You can't ignore it and it eventually go away. You will be tormented beyond belief. I am very strong about this due to what I've witnessed and do not want anyone to even entertain the thought. No matter how curious you
"Be aware of the familiar spirit" Familiar spirits operate under their master, Satan. They influence people to create hate and hurt. Basically raise hell and torment us relentlessly. They spew lies and make a person believe such horrible things of others and ourselves. To knowingly open oneself to the work of demons is an evil act: "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in a fire, who practices divination or sorcery." To knowingly open yourself up to these demons and their tasks is considered a sin. They are very convincing to make you believe it's a passed loved one making contact. Test the spirit each time. Ask if he/it believes Jesus Christ is the son of man and does it worship Christ. You'll know real quick then if it's real and not eyes playing tricks on you or a person seeking attention.
The Word (bible) warns us of this trickery demons do. They often imitate our loved ones to trick us into giving them attention. They can take the form of anybody who lived in that home prior to you, again a way to fool you or others so they never get dealt with properly. And if that happens they can do whatever they want whenever they want with no real fear of being banished. You should not ever attempt to directly engage with demons unless the Lord Himself is authorizing you with a calling. He is the boss (pending your religion) and If we step behind enemy lines, which is what you are doing once you step foot into these types of haunted places it very well could break your hedge of protection. The results could be that you are opening yourself for attachment or demonic attack as a result of searching for these evil entities, trying to capture activity. I can't stress this enough!
"I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Look, I have given you authority to crush snakes and scorpions underfoot. I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, don’t rejoice because the spirits submit to you. Rejoice instead that your names are written in heaven (Luke 10:18-20 CEB)."
Much of the demonic activity reported seems to happen at 3am or shortly after. This is thought not to be any kind of coincidence. Many people believe that 3am is referred to as the "Demonic Witching Hour." The reason for this is because it is a way for demons to mock the Holy Trinity, since 3am is an inversion of 3pm and that is considered to be the Miracle Hour. According to many this is accepted as the time when Jesus Christ died on the cross. So to mock his death, demons commit unspeakable torment the during this time. This is when they prefer to attack, this does NOT means they are limited to this time. Things have been known to happen at many other times, as well. Even during the daylight.
Second Corinthians chapter 11 verse 14 states: For satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." Demons themselves can trick us and come to us as Angels of light as well. Like I mentioned already, Familiar Spirits are spirits that give an appearance of a person that is familiar to us. Here is a good example: Demons know the history of the property and the person, so they can take on their appearance of any person so you feel more at ease with communicating with them. Satan may have great power, but even the Arch Angel Michael depends on only GOD'S power when dealing with satan. That speaks volumes doesn't it?
Written By Jennifer L Auld; Biblical Demonologist