Look around you… Go ahead. Look around & know this… At least 50% of the people you see…are “living under the influence” of Satan. (I’m really low-ballin’ the #.) Under the influence of Satan??? Meaning…you are under “demonic oppression” or… “demonic possession.” While the 50% number includes people under “demonic possession,” this type of influence is less documented than, “demonic oppression.” But… All this shit is bad. 24/7…the Devil, with his demons & human devils, try to trick us into sinning against God. So…
God tells us… “Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) There is a saying… “What you do the most…you do the best.” And… The Devil & his minions have been doing…EVIL…for a long got damn time. In other words… These bastards are experts at luring humans…into the Devil’s den. And, as Jesus’ ordeal shows us…the only way the Devil fights…is dirty. He pounces on us when we are weak. In Matthew 4: 1-3, it states… “ 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” So…
How does someone come to be…under the influence of “demonic oppression?” “Demonic oppression” takes place when people succumb to the Devil’s temptation. You sin here…& you sin there…until you become steeped in “sin.” Sinning…becomes a way of life. Now… “Demonic possession” occurs when the demons enter into the physical body of a person. While these demons cannot possess our “spirit”…they can possess the physical aspects of our being. How? The person opens themselves up to the entry of the demon(s) by calling demonic spirits to be present. This usually occurs through involvement in the occult. It could range from just using Quija boards…to…full fledge Satanic worship. Now…
To the naysayers, I say this… “Don’t E-V-E-N try to start no shit by saying this…ain’t real.
God can’t lie…but, man surely can.” O.k. In Matthew 15:21-28, it states… “21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.” Let’s keep going…
In Luke 8:26-39, it states… “ 26 Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me”— 29 for Jesus had commanded the unclean
spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) 30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. 31 They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss. 32 Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.” So…
What behaviors can I expect to see from a person who is under “demonic oppression?”
Demons…literally…follow these people around, influencing their thoughts & actions…24/7. Shit, the demons even mess with their dreams. You will see behaviors such as: Lying, Being Manipulative, Stealing, Being Envious, Being Greedy, Vanity, Sexual Immorality, Stirring Up Discord, Practicing Witchcraft, Being Obsessive, Killing, Being Lazy, Being Morbid, Expressing Negative Thought Patterns, Self-Aggrandizing, Nit-picking, etc… You get the point. And, they never stop acting like this. It’s 24/7. If demons influence them to target a person…that is the #1 mission. They will do everything they can to hurt, devastate, harass, undermine, bully, weaken & torment that person. You see… Absolute destruction = goal! The demons influence them to destroy every aspect of the “target’s” life. Literally… If you are a target, the “demonically oppressed” person will try to make your life “a living hell.” So…
Where are these people??? Again, I say… “Look around.” These people are not set apart from society…living in some dark, back woods. NO! They are everywhere. ALL OVER the got damn place. I’m talking about your workplace… I’m talking about the YMCA & the ACLU… I’m talking about your churches & your synagogues… I’m talking about Wall Street &…back streets. I’m talking about your Universities… I’m talking about your monasteries & convents…. I’m talking about daycare centers & your children’s schools… I’m talking about courthouses & the White House… Oh, & let us not forget… I’m talking about where you lay your head…YOUR HOMES. You see… No place is off limits…except…Heaven. And, if you ain’t up there…your ass is down here…with the rest of us. So, you are living…smack…in the midst of this shit….too. O.k…
Do you think that Donald Trump got into office…by accident??? Do you think that Vladimir Putin’s adversaries are being murdered…by accident??? Do you think the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, enthusiastically passed a health care bill, that takes away health insurance benefits from 23 million people while giving rich folk mo’ money…by accident??? Do you think that the genocide in Rwanda happened…by accident??? Do you think Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, is using barrel bombs to kill children…by accident??? There are millions & millions of folk who are “demonically oppressed.” The evil that’s being perpetrated in this world is being directly influenced by the Devil himself. “SHO’NUFF.” The “unseen” in this world…governs what is “seen” in this world. So…
What do you do??? How do you fight against the Devil, his demons & human minions???
How do you deal with this level of evil, that’s literally coming through the gates of hell??? O.k… First, you must believe that God is & that Jesus died and rose to take away the sins of the world. You must ask Jesus to come into your heart and take over your life. You must ask God to forgive you for your sins. Next… You need to recite the Lord’s Prayer…daily, throughout the day. Here it is: “ 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” (Matthew 6: 9-13) O.k…
You need to get yourself a bible…a get it quick. I’m not kidding! I’m just thankful that you have survived, so far, to hear what I’m telling you. I want you to go to Psalm 91 and memorize it. It assures us of God’s protection for his children. Here it is…
1You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
2 will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence;
4 he will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
or the arrow that flies by day,
6 or the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
the Most High your dwelling place,
10 no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder,
the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
14 Those who love me, I will deliver;
I will protect those who know my name.
15 When they call to me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble,
I will rescue them and honor them.
16 With long life I will satisfy them,
and show them my salvation.
O.k… You also need to reduce the amount of sin in your life. I’m serious. You have got to sin less…& less. Let’s take lying. I know… Been there…done that. But, I want you to make a concerted effort, to stop lying. God hates a lying tongue. HE DOES! (Proverbs 6:16-19) Here’s what you do… First, pray every day & ask God to help you to stop lying. And, at the end, say… “I ask this in the name of Jesus.” Then… When, you are tempted to lie…just shut the hell up & be quiet. Don’t say shit. If the person you are talking to…gives you that, “Well, what do you have to say” look…just tell em’ you are thinking. You really are…thinking. You are thinking about Iris telling you to stop all that got damn lying. Then, don’t lie. Alright, let’s keep moving…
You need to form a closer relationship with God. How? Just start talking to him on a daily basis. Talk to him about anything. And, then…LISTEN! Listen, for what He wants to say…back to you. Don’t worry about getting any quick answers. That’s not the point. The point is to let Him know…that you know…He’s there. Next… Start reading the bible on a daily basis. I don’t care if you just read a few sentences. Shit, just start somewhere. To God, something is better than nothing. Let Him know you are making an effort to get to know Him…through the reading of His word. If you keep doing this & do it with sincerity…He will respond. Now…
I must say this… Don’t do any of this, if you are not going to be serious about it. If you are not going to follow through, then don’t even start. JUST DON’T!!! Because, God will know your intent…from day one. And, guess what??? He is not to be “played” with. Play with Him if you want to & your status will be ten times worse, then, from where you began. Shit, He just might let the devil kill you. Then, He’ll send you to hell. I’m not kidding. It’s happening every day. But, on a lighter side…that’s what we DON’T want to happen. O.k…
You need to also pray for the person who the Devil is using to destroy you. I know… I know… That might sound crazy, but, God requires it. Let me show you. Jesus says…43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters,[a] what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:43-48) And, I have found, through experience, God will not move against my enemies until I pray for them. I pray for my enemies by saying this type of prayer, “Father, I ask you to touch (say their name) with your Holy Spirit & turn them away from wickedness. I pray that they turn towards you Heavenly Father and do your holy will. I pray these things in the name of Jesus.” O.k…
What God has been trying to show you…is this… God IS the only protection you have. And, you damn sure need Him because the Devil, like the terminator, never stops. You know… It amazes me how people STILL think, having 50 guns is going to protect them against…anything. If God allows them “to get you” …you can’t stop it. That’s why you need to have Him for you &…not against you. But, it’s your choice.
Choose well, my friends.
Iris R. Whiting ©