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How a person can become demon possessed

How a person can become demon possessed



How a person can become demon possessed

By John Chopores


1. By not having control over his/her spirit. Cf.

 PRO 25:28 He that {hath} no rule over his own spirit {is like} a city {that is} broken down, {and} without walls. (KJV)

1CO 14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. (KJV)
2 Timothy 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a  [1]sound mind.

2. Mind on wrong things. Cf.

COL 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (KJV)

MAT 5:8 Blessed {are} the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (KJV)

MAT 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (KJV)

3. By not keeping his/her body in the will of God. Cf.

1CO 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring {it} into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (KJV)

        That is, "I continually keep my body under." This is another way of saying; "I always bring myself into the will of God."



4. Not filling life with the things of God. Cf.

MAT 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (KJV)

(Matthew 12:43-45 KJV)

(43) When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. (44) Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth {it} empty, swept, and [2] garnished. (45) Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last {state} of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

5. Having Sin(s) not taken care of.

 SinSinS is the door by which a evil spirit usually enters cf.1 Sam.16:14&15;28:15;Judges 9:23,24; 16:2,20;Prov.14:14;Lu 11:24-26(see Gspd).

(1Samuel 16:14-15 KJV)

(14) But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him. (15) And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

(Judges 9:23-24 KJV)

(23) Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech: (24) That the cruelty {done} to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.

PRO 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man {shall be satisfied} from himself. (KJV)


6. The worship of false gods. Cf. 1CO 10:20 But {I say}, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. (KJV) [The Greek word for "fellowship" is "koinonos", it means; "a partner, associate, comrade, companion". 
(Deuteronomy 32:17-20 KJV)

(17) They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new {gods that} came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. (18) Of the rock {that} begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. (19) And when the Lord saw {it}, he abhorred {them}, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters. (20) And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end {shall be}: for they {are} a very froward generation, children in whom {is} no faith.


7. Not having his/her will, in line with the will of God! Cf. 1 John 5:14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

1 John 2:17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God [1]abideth for ever.

[1]3306. meno, men'-o; a prim. verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy):--abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain, stand, tarry (for), X thine own. "To remain, abide, dwell, live." [CWSD. PAGE. 959.].  The Greek word is in the Present tense, so, "keep abiding".
"abideth", in God, as well as shall live "for ever"!

        1 John 4:4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.


8. Not having faith in the true God! Cf. Deu 32:20  And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. Mat 9:29  Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. Gal 6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

[1]4995 sophronismos {so-fron-is-mos'}

from 4994; TDNT - 7:1104,1150; n m

AV - sound mind 1; 1

1) an admonishing or calling to soundness of mind, to moderation

   and self-control

2) self-control, moderation

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