As we continue to draw nearer to the end of this age, the spirit world of Satan and the demons is increasingly becoming stirred up. This is now beginning to become more manifest around the environs of the Church, as these beings try to strike out at God’s people in any way they can. Since they have very little ability to attack us more directly, depending upon our own relationship with God, they tend to strike out at others, who in turn might themselves be able to distract, cause confusion, suffering, and hurt in our lives.
Although this has been happening at sporadic times and places over the past few years, it seems to be on the increase at this time, and people need to be informed of steps they should take in such instances. These perverted beings are increasingly seeking to highly influence and even partially or fully possess someone who might be closer to us in a relationship or a work environment.
First, for anyone who is seeking and applying themselves to live by God’s way of life, there is nothing to fear in any way from these beings. Their influence is geared to harass and works at getting one’s attention and mind preoccupied with distractions by causing one to begin to elevate these to levels of greater importance than what they should be, thus side-tracking a person’s focus and close relationship to God, the Church, and the work that is before us.
Certainly, there are basic things one can do when such influence begins to encroach upon one’s life. A person should seek to not become side-tracked spiritually by focusing too much upon them, but to instead become even more fully focused upon seeking God first through working to draw ever closer to Him. These beings thrive on attention and recognition. The best thing is that they are ignored, as they have no importance in our lives. Too often, people can begin to make such influence around them a “big thing” and it begins to consume their lives, as they not only give them too much attention, but talk to others about these private matters. Certainly, it is fine to contact a minister to seek guidance, but other than that, they are to be strictly ignored and given no attention at all. This is similar to why one should give no attention to blogs and other communications that are against you or others in God’s Church.
A primary tool God has given us to sharpen our focus and build a stronger spiritual relationship with Him is through fasting. The reality is that a perverted spirit world cannot stand God. They do not want to be too near where God is. The stronger God is in our life, the more such beings will flee from our presence. This is why I have also mentioned in times past that even something as small and basic as playing hymns aloud is highly agitating to them and they do not like such an environment.
One of the more difficult situations to address is if someone is confronted with a trial when a perverted spirit influence begins working through someone who is close to them. It is good and proper to pray and fast for one’s own protection as well seeking intervention from God to give help to such an individual who is under such a foul spirit attack and influence. God seeks to protect those who look to Him. However, God may not intervene to always rebuke such demonic beings from having strong influence in other people’s lives. This is generally because such individuals themselves are yielding to such influence in their life due to personal sins and especially due to hatred or jealousies they harbor toward God’s Church, God’s people, and/or you. In such a case, you will know quickly if God intervenes to rebuke and if He does not. Then if not, you yourself will have decisions and choices you must make. You may be confronted with having to decide if such influence and the individual being influenced has begun to move your focus away from God and His Church and whether you must separate yourself farther from such influence and/or individual (relationship).
The reality is that if God does not speedily intervene in such matters then you must decide if you will flee (by whatever means necessary) such an environment. You cannot “save” what God has not chosen to save at this time. Obviously, and ultimately, the choice of such a matter is yours and yours alone to make.