How Demons enter people?

(1) Through our own sin, e.g. idolatry, rebellion. (1 Samuel 15:23; Romans 6:6; Galatians 5:16-21)) (2) Through the sin of our ancestors, e.g. idolatry. (Exodus 20:5) (3) Domination of one person by another, e.g. spirit of Jezebel. (4) Through our mind – through our thought life – fantasy. (5) Touching dead bodies. (Numbers 19:11) (6) Shock (particularly at times of accident) (7) Grief (8) Accidents (9) Marriage breakdowns (10) Habits, e.g. smoking, oral sex, bestiality and masturbation tied with pornography. (11) Soul ties (12) Transference: (a) Moving with people who are not Christians. (b) Movies, television, music, magazines. (c) Alcoholism. (d) Transference of spirits in a church. (e) Scattered souls. (Proverbs 6:27) (f) Sexual intercourse, child molestation. (g) Satanically inspired music, e.g. some forms of rock music and dancing. Woman in Cook Islands renounced a spirit which had entered her while watching certain forms of dancing with sexual overtones in an island in the South Pacific. The spirit left her with a tremendous noise and she was finally set free – spirit of lust had entered through her eyes. Rock ‘n Roll, back masking, Jonathan Livingston Seagull (13) Entry of witchcraft through feet and womb. (14) Unforgiveness. (Matthew 18:34-35) e.g. man who was healed of arthritis in his hand in church at Eketahuna. (15) Rejection. Can occur at conception, in mother’s womb, baby not bonded, adopted child, hereditary rejection, practices in the family home, caused by peers, self-rejection. This causes problems in later life. (16) Spirits of tradition, pride and prejudice and religion. Encumbrances of tradition. Doctrinal obsessions, legalism, personal prejudices. (17) Occult. (Deuteronomy 18:9-12) Familiar spirits affecting families. Influences of witchcraft: Abnormal fears, especially in the dark, disturbing dreams, hatred of being left alone, spirits of Antichrist. Testimony of woman healed from bleeding – spirit out of ear – went to fortune teller at age of 10. Results of involvement in the occult: Depression, suicidal thoughts, no desire for prayer and Bible study, inner resistance to the Word of God, no word of prayer coming to one’s lips, visions of ghostly forms, fear, blasphemous thoughts against God and Christ, manic fits, visions of people in past generations, religious delusions, inability to make decisions, feelings of anxiety, gripping feeling about the throat, voices that you cannot get rid of no matter how much you fight, fits of rage, melancholia, schizophrenia. (18) Ethnic traditions, culture and environment, e.g. Japanese ancestor worship, religious spirits. (19) False religions Teachings which deny John 10:9. (20) Heresies (1 Timothy 4:1-2) e.g. Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Freemasonry. Note curses pamphlet. (21) Curses: Self-imposed, relational, by witchdoctors etc, by unscriptural covenants. Example of man who saw father try to throttle his mother when he was 5. Hated his father. Was told for years later, “You are just like your father.” This became a spirit. (22) Watching people die, especially after nursing them. (23) Fire-walking, e.g. Fiji and India. (24) Charms and fetishes in our homes. (Deut. 7:25-26) (25) Yoga and martial arts Kung Fu, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Tai Chi, Judo (rooted in Taoism and Buddhism). (26) Transcendental Meditation, Extra Sensory Perception, Hypnosis. (27) Piercing the flesh (Leviticus 19:28, Leviticus 21:5, Deuteronomy 14:1, 1 Kings 18:28, Mark 5:5)

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