The devil was invited in. A Spiritual Warfare teaching.

A few days ago I received the following letter from Christie from Connecticut. Christie is asking for some advice as to what she can do about a predicament she and her mother got themselves into. Primarily Christie, but mom has to take responsibility for part of this.

This is a short story about “a sneak attack by the demonic”, discernment, spiritual authority (or the lack of it) and the aftermath of allowing the demonic into your castle.

First, I would like to say that Christie and her mom didn’t do anything real wrong here. They both seem like good Christian women, who simply were not taught the ways of the devil and his minions (fallin angels or demons) These two ladies, like so many of us, helped to create or allowed trouble into their home because of the emotion of the moment, a lack of knowledge or good teaching. Any of us can be strong in our faith and still get ourselves trapped into big trouble.

Christie wrote The Joseph Plan.

Hi Pastor, I was hoping you can offer me some advice.

Just to give you some background on myself. I am a 26 year old female who grew up with a born again mom and grandma. Always went to church and was taught about Jesus. I had asked Jesus several times into my heart, but in the late spring of 2010 I sincerely repented and wanted to follow Jesus.

Things were going good and I was on fire for Christ and even got
baptized. Then one summer day that same year I went on an online dating site, met a young man who seemed very on fire for God and was a preachers son.

We met last November and my Mom having the gift of discernment said looking at him was like looking into the evil ones eyes and she felt he wasn’t who had presented himself to be. I also caught him when he was behind my mom, he put his hands in the devil horn symbol.

Before he arrived to my home for the meeting,everything you can imagine went horribly wrong and it wasn’t just your typical unfortunate bad day.
Since he left my home last November a lot of never ending unfortunate events have struck my household. My mom says she had a demon in her home, referring to the young man.

To give you examples, since he left I was stricken with a terrible bout
with acne for a few months, my mom suffered a terrible back injury which she still isn’t fully recovered from, I recently purchased a kitty who was diagnosed with a rare condition that will kill her shortly. It’s
like the hardships keep coming and seems to be never ending.

I also was experiencing what I call terrors in the night, where I believe I was physically being attacked by demons. I submitted that to prayer, however, and it went away. I just feel like ever since this guy came into my life nothing is the same. What does this sound like to you and what should I do?



Christie Thank-you for writing and sharing your experience with all of us. These types of situations are more common than a lot of us realize and it is wonderful that you are willing to share it with everyone. Stories or personal experiences like yours can be very instructive.

I hope you understand that I can’t give individual advice over the internet. It wouldn’t be ethical. Counseling is a personal matter. But I can give general comments that I pray are instructive and helpful. One should always consult a spiritual consular or minister in person if there are serious problems that need to be addressed and that is my advice to you Christie. If you have any anxiety or concerns that you feel are harmful or upsetting, in any way, please try to sit down with a warm-blooded Christian minister and get this resolved. In this case I would advise you seek out a minister trained in spiritual warfare.

Having given my disclaimer, let’s take a look at some of the facts and try to understand how this oppressive situation developed or was allowed to happen.

But first—Christie and I e-mailed back and forth a couple of times. I needed a little more information, in order to give some general guidance. Recognizing that I can’t do counseling over the internet. Christian counseling has to be done in person. Usually one on one.

In an answer to one of my inquiries Christie explained.

Pastor, we talked for 6 months and then finally met on November. I live in Connecticut, he lives in Indiana, so I have never seen him again since our parting. A week after he left he started seeing a new girl, whom he just married. So no, we haven’t had any contact for several months now. He did later admit to me that he realized he wasn’t a saved individual, that the devil deceived him. To date, he claims he is now really saved.

He used to tell me that at one time in his life he was able to see ghosts/dead people. So I’m not sure what was really going on with him.

In response to another question Christie answered.

Pastor Thomas, I should also add that our parting wasn’t friendly. He verbally tore my parents apart.


As you found out Christie, internet dating can be very dangerous. It is full of unknown people with unknown agendas. It is especially hard to get to know a person when you are not able to look into their eyes when you are talking to them. I know people that have met on the internet and have gotten married and are living very godly and fulfilling lives. But I think they are the exceptions- not the rule. In both cases they exchanged letters and pictures, even videos, for over a year before actually meeting. In both cases, when they did finally meet for the first time, it was at a public location. Not in someone’s home.

Christie, as you stated, you were young and were obviously caught up in the emotion of meeting this new possible boyfriend. Please don’t beat yourself up for that. Those are all natural and I expect everyone can understand them. Any of us could have gotten ourselves into a similar situation.

But the mistake was made and a boy with a demonic spirit was let into your mother’s home and sanctuary.

This could have been prevented. There are two things that

I hope everyone takes from this that could have changed the outcome.

First, I don’t think a very first meeting in your home is a very good idea. I always recommend a meeting in a public place. A safe place with lots of people around. Like the coffee area at church, for example.

Secondly, if you two ladies would have been prayed up more and under the covering and protection of “The Blood of Jesus”, I don’t think that young man would have made it into the house. God would have done the work for you. In other words, inspite of the mistakes made, Jesus would have done the work for you. Read this sentence again and get your mind fully around it please.

This is a learning that we just don’t wake up one day and believe. At least I didn’t. I had to try it, learn it and re-try it. Finally God used a particular event to prove it to me. I’ll take this opportunity to share this story with everyone. It may help to shorten your upload or learning time.

About eight years ago I was full time in the ministry and living in a mobile home. I had taken in a homeless fellow for about a few weeks. One night I was at my desk writing, with my back to the sliding glass door that went out to a patio. This fellow had taken a shower and was walking into the study where I was working. As he walked out of the hall he came to an abrupt halt and I looked up at him. He was frozen and just standing there with his mouth hanging open. Eyes wide open, pointing at the door behind me.

I swiveled my desk chair around to take a look and to my surprise I was looking right at a young man on the patio, standing up against the sliding screen door with his right arm raised to the side. Frozen! In his raised hand he was holding a carving knife. He was standing in an attack mode.

I’m sure my jaw dropped as I got my cane to fend him off. But for a second he didn’t move. He was honestly frozen. Then, two-three seconds later, he shook his head and his eyes opened wide, looking spooked.  He stared right at me and just turned and ran. The fellow that was staying with me was in shock and awestruck. All he had on was a towel!

How could this event have happened? Why did this poor fellow get stopped in his tracks right in my doorway and frozen like a statue?

I knew instantly why. When this roommate came to his senses he looked at me and asked how I could be so calm and stand there and smile when some guy just had a knife pulled on me. It was easy. Jesus had just done for me what I couldn’t ever have done for my self.  You see, an hour before this crazy incident I had plead “The Blood of Jesus” over my little home and myself, my roommate and my dog, Buster Brown. Just one hour before the outsider showed up.  I sure wish I had a picture of that scene. My roommate, Buster and myself, all standing there, looking at each other in semi disbelief.  But it was real. Real, real!

The power of God to protect and defend us had just been demonstrated in a way that it could not be denied. Thank-you Jesus!

Christie, I believe that the “Blood of Jesus”, the power of the Blood of Christ would have done the same for you as it will do for all Christians. It is posted in the spiritual warfare category on the top of the right sidebar-onsite. Our problem is the lack of knowledge. Too many preachers haven’t been taught what amounts to a very big portion of the bible. They limit themselves as “New Testament pastors”. Even though Jesus teaches spiritual warfare. They haven’t been taught how to practiceit. Then there are those with their panties in a snit, not willing to teach the whole consul of God (The whole bible) that He gave us and wants us to learn. The hard and important lessons. The lessons the Lord gave us to be Overcomers. He wants us to be bold in our faith, be strong to overcome the tribulations that are besetting the world around us.

Please see the posting on Pleading the Blood of Jesus, for protection and defense from the evil ones minions. All the demons in this world.

Now to address the problem that Christie and her mother are left with. Our sister in Christ inadvertently gave the demonic legal permission to take up residence in mom’s house. That we can assume for sure. The answer is here, once it is learned and put into the hands and through the mouths of true believers. We all need to operate under the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ and the spirit that is within you and command the demons to obey.  Under the authority of Jesus Christ, the demonic has no choice. It has to obey. You ladies are either going to get strong In Christ, or call in reinforcements. When you are trained and able, this is the easy part.

The demonic must obey the Holy Spirit. But you must use the right authority and the right words. We also have posted a good teaching on living under the authority of Jesus Christ. I strongly recommend it.

Here are references for all to learn and study. Please don’t skim them. If you are serious about being a soldier in God’s army, this is your boot camp. You can’t skip any of this. It’s like a new computer. If the maker leaves out a part, the thing just isn’t going to do the job.



It is also possible the man put a curse or spell on your house or family. The prayer in the last link should take care of that. If so refer to the page entitled Spiritual Warfare. Not a post but a page.

Everyone and Christie! If the above teachings do not make a big difference in your situation, I recommend you go shopping for a minister in your area that is knowledgeable and practiced in spiritual warfare! Unfortunately there are not very many of us. Visit the spiritual warfare category onsite. It is full of solid teachings.

We serve such a wonderful God. Are you seeing how He can work His love and power through us, when we aren’t even aware we need Him?

Let’s all walk each day under the covering and protection of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, with an Enduring Faith. Live your life today without fear.

Psalm 91:22 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”Through Him, We will overcome”.

Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer mountains can truly be moved. We need not Fear!

But not by our own strength.

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There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!

Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you born again? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.

2Co 13:5  Test yourselves and find out if you really are true to your faith. If you pass the test, you will discover that Christ is living in you. But if Christ isn’t living in you, you have failed.

Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that  we are the children of God.

When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.

He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!

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

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