I’d like to make a couple of comments on Sin, Evil and Demonic Spirits really quick if I may, but first I’d like to tell you my story so you understand a little about me and what Christ has shown me.
As a child my parents divorced when I was 9, it hit me kinda hard and 7 years I lived in a darkness that I won’t even try to explain. I was angry, hurt and pained, I hated my life, and the people around me. I was living as a part of the world. When I entered into high school, my “get the job done” attitude and my strong work ethic put me as the best Military leader at the school. I had Colonels telling my I’d make “one hell of a soldier” one day. I received a military scholarship and actually go to a Senior Military College right now. I was truly considered “The Best”, but it wasn’t enough, God wanted me and he was pretty determined I must say lol. I actually was placed second in command at my JROTC program in high school, the First was a strong christian leader and that’s what made him better. He had more tact, than me, I would cuss people out and “chew” them for 30 min straight, make them feel horrible about themselves to get them to do what I wanted. Like I said God wanted me though and I wanted to be the best so, being beat by a Christian leader I decided to go…find out what made him better. At 16 I was saved wholeheartedly and after that I didn’t know where I was going with it. I became a different man and everyone saw it.
Fast forward 2 years, When I entered into college I decided that I would be an International Affairs in the Middle East major, I decided to go to Morocco for my study abroad requirement for my degree. Little did I know that this would change my entire life. In Morocco I drew close to God, closer than ever really. I fasted, prayed daily, and read my bible between classes and study times. For weeks I was drawn to the church but I was always so scared to go in. I remember taking a taxi to the church just to turn around and jump back in lol. I remember praying in the Sahara desert at night, kneeling in the sand and looking into the heavens crying out to God. I learned a lot and had some good times. Several times, I was under attack my dark or demonic spirits, and a couple times the devil paid me a visit and that’s why I’m on this post because I want to warn you and let you know what I have learned through God.
First off, going from all my anger and hate to the very thing that Satan hates the most, makes you a target. You are a target when you come to the faith, especially after long terms of sin.
Second, you are always under constant attack, pray to God, your Guardian Angel and St. Michael to defend you. Remember we command the angels for we are the children of God.
Three, know that you are never alone. Christ stands by your side, if you fall he is the faithful king that watches over his knights and picks them up when the fighting gets tough.
Four, remember WE ARE ALWAYS AT WAR! Never even think for a second that you are not at war with yourself, and those around you that the devil may use to pull you down. Build your friends faith and relationships with God to protect them (shows your love for them, thus displaying God’s love in you) and to protect yourself.
Several things, Demons can be seen, if you have that spiritual gift. Demons dwell on the spiritual realm, the realm where the angels live. The spiritual realm is in constant war, for the demons and the angels fight for all of eternity until the coming of Christ. When our Lord Jesus Christ will thrust the Great Dragon into the pit of Fire and we shall have peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Some people can sense demons presence, some can see them, some can cast out devils (Right that is performed by limited number of Priests). In my case, I have the two above, I keep St. Michael at my right hand always, praying and asking him to help me in this war. I have seen the demonic influence on my loved ones and have sensed them as I pray several times. I have felt Satan as well, a feeling that is horrible. If this happens to you call upon, Christ, your Guardian Angel and St. Michael. Remember that Christ overcame and that nothing can touch you while you dwell in Christ, for if you dwell in Christ you are made holy through his blood. Remember that YOU are a Child of God, and that Satan has no power over you, unless you give it to him. He can tempt you, try to destroy you in your thoughts and dreams, but he has no power unless you give it to him. He is a deceiver, a liar, a cheat and he hates all things that are of God, thus he hates you.
Also remember that demons have no power of themselves either, they are fallen angels they can do nothing. God gives people to see Demons, to defend themselves and those they love. These are minor spiritual gifts though, It is the destruction of your major spiritual gifts that Satan wants to destroy. Mine are very simple and they make me a target. I am a Shepherd and I am a Minister. I take care of all who are apart of God’s Flock in my Company at school, I prayer for their correct guidance and strength. I am a Minister, I preach the Word to the students at my school. Remember Mental, Physical, Spiritual. Mentally aware, Physically capable and Spiritually Mature to make the good and right decision.
As I continue to study Spiritual Warfare I am always reminded these two things…
- “A mind focused on Christ makes for a better defense”
- Find what gifts God has given to you AND USE THEM! To fight Satan we MUST use our gifts cause if we stop using them, than he has won against us.
These are just a few things I have learned in my meditations with God, my contemplations on our place in this War and most of all that which I have read in Ephesians.
Just remember my Brethren, Place on your FULL Armor of God, Issued to Every Soldier, Every Child of God when we received Salvation through Christ. God Bless, My Prayers are with you.