Symptoms of demonic influence or attack!

Symptoms of possible demonic influence or attack

If you or a loved one have noticed some or any of the sudden physical or emotional symptoms or changes, listed below, in your thinking or behavior, you may be under demonic influence or attack.

Demonic manifestations or influences can come about in many forms and for many reasons. When they happen they can be disruptive and possibly harmful. Satan is our enemy. He will use any opening we give Him. I encourage you to examine the below list carefully and don’t consider yourself to be immune from the influences of the demonic.

The purpose of this teaching is to help you understand if you have a door open through which  Satan and his helpers can enter, they can cause problems in your life. They will use any opportunity we give them to accomplish their goals. Which is to mess with our thinking, make us sick and even kill us. It isn’t a 100% complete inventory or assessment, but it will give a lot of guidance.

First of all, the devil hates Christians and He will do anything within His power to ruin our testimony. He is the great deceiver and the great tempter. He will use any one, at any time, to try and destroy us or a loved one. But if you are a saved/born again Christian–always remember. The spirit within you is more powerful than anything the demonic can through against you. If you have the right tools.

You don’t have to be oppressed by the demonic. You can live free.

Sin being allowed to gain a stronghold in our life is the most common cause for demonic attack. Any Christian can come under attack by demonic forces. Any repetitive sin in our life is an opening for an demonic stronghold to take hold and become fertile ground for the devil. Honest repentance of any sin in your life and forgiveness of all who have hurt you, should rid a Christian of these unwanted pests.

Sin in our life is the primary reason why the demonic can take a hold of us and try to influence us.

Certain anti or non-Christian activities we involve ourselves in can also be a direct cause. Often unknowingly. We may get involved with them for seemingly good reasons. But the results of contrary or non-biblical activities can be harmful and even devastating.

Demons are real. We have to face the fact that the spiritual world does contain demonic beings. And they are not your friends. They want you sick, confused, fearful, angry, not in the Word, isolated and maybe dead. For sure they do not want you worshiping the one true God. They don’t want you in true worship to Jesus Christ. The Jesus Christ of the bible. The only one through which we can be saved.

As stated above, two of the ways the demonic can take hold or influence a person is through repetitive, unrepentant sin or through an activity that opens a doorway for the demonic to come in.  Drug abuse is another example of this. There are many others, like the idol worship of Buddha or the adoption of non Christian tenants and bringing them into our faith. We will be discussing additional doorways or reasons in future postings.

The following is a partial list of the symptoms of demonic influence and attack. By examining them you should be able to get a sense if you or your loved one is being affected. Please consider them thoughtfully and prayerfully. Any one of them may be a reason for concern. But there may be medical causes. Real medical issues, that need the attention of your doctor, may be the source of your problems. It is when one suffers from multiple symptoms that we can be relatively confident that the demonic is involved.

There are many reasons or possible causes of demonic attacks. The person being attacked may be involved in some sort of activity that is allowing or inviting the spiritual negativity in. It may be caused by someone close to you, that may be opening a spiritual doorway. It also could be the result of a demonic curse or jinx of some sort. We’ll be covering many of the possible sources of spiritual attacks in a later posting. It is not necessarily important that you try to determine the source of the harassment. Dealing with it in the proper way can eliminate it and protect you in the future.

If you are concerned, I have authored an ebook on this very subject. Entitled: The Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual. It is almost 200 pages of biblical guidance on How-To protect yourself and your family from the evil that is rising up during these days of the end.

*You can check it out here.

The below  list is a partial list of changes in behavior or thinking that can occur after one has started or been involved in an activity that opens Satan’s doorway. But we should also understand that these same symptoms may have a medical cause. If any of these are particularly bothersome, controlling or persistent it is always recommended that you see a medical doctor.

Symptoms that might indicate the presence or influence of any demonic entity.This list should be used as a general guide only. There lots of articles on this subject in the Spiritual Warfare category and complete listings in the Spiritual Warfare Training Course and the Biblical Spiritual Warfare Manual.

(Not possession for a Christian! A saved Christian can not be possessed in the terms and how the secular world thinks or uses the word.)

  • Thinking thoughts “that are not you.”
  • Having sudden depression.
  • Having suicidal thoughts.
  • Having fits of anger or rage that are unusual for you.
  • Feeling hopeless.
  • Your pets start acting differently around you.
  • Your close friends start questioning your thinking or behavior.
  • Anxiety that cripples you
  • Excessive fatigue.
  • Toxic unexplained smells like burning sulfur.
  • Irrational fears, panic attacks or phobias on a regular basis.

Further Symptoms of demonic control or attack.

  • Not being able to do what you know is good or right.
  • Feeling like you are being pulled to do the wrong thing.
  • Feeling like you are being pressured to do something you don’t want to do.
  • Hearing voices or thoughts in your head that are negative, persuasive, or commanding you to do something.
  • Deep or severe personality changes like fear or wanting to be isolated all the time.
  • Suddenly having creepy or scary feelings.
  • Recent feelings that an area, like in your house, there is something heavy, depressive or oppressive.
  • Feelings of being under attack or threatened when others don’t.
  • Finding it hard or impossible to pray.
  • Finding it harder or impossible to spend time with Christian brothers or sisters.
  • Sudden and unexplainable anxiety.
  • Sensations of being attacked in bed.
  • Being alone in a room and getting bumped hard.
  • Words blurting out of your mouth that you are sure you weren’t thinking.
  • Sudden development of Lupus or or other auto immune system disease.

If you have just one of the above symptoms it could be caused by many things and we do not want you to get alarmed. Some medical conditions can cause similar conditions.  It could be from a new bad habit or an encounter with a sinful situation or circumstance. If this is true, you know what to do. Repent and move on with your life. Trust Jesus.

Here is a video presentation on 29 signs of demonic oppression.

If you have or are experiencing multiple symptoms from the above list or if one of the above mentioned symptoms is causing problems in your life it may be time to take action. You are very possibly under a demonic influence or attack. 

Most of these attacks occur from sin in our lives,  lifestyle issues or incorrect teachings. All of these can be dealt with so that you are free from the evil thoughts or influences. But they must be dealt with. Repentance is the answer to our own sin and self deliverance and spiritual warfare works most of the time. Please refer to the Spiritual Warfare category onsite.

Please remember to consult your doctor to make sure there aren’t any physical or serious mental or emotional issues that need addressing.

There is another category of demonic attack that we need to be aware of. if the symptoms started AFTER you started practicing a new type of meditation or any other non biblical activity I encourage you to address the issue immediately. Stop doing what you are doing NOW. Eastern meditation is a New Age Fad that has swept through thousands of churches. It is is one of the most popular fads of the new millennium, within the christian church community.

There are known relationships between eastern or non biblical meditation and demonic influence. The proponents don’t tell us about those. You are going to want to see your pastor, of course. But before you start making appointments, I would recommend that you bring this to the Lord in prayer and visit with a trusted Christian friend about it. Have both of you open up your bible and do some research. Pray together and seek the truth.

If it was your pastor that got you involved in this activity you may want to bring your Christian friend with you to discuss it with the pastor. He or she may not know the great negatives that are present in these types of activities. Pray for the pastor before you meet with Him or Her. Pray that the Lord pours out His spirit of truth and wisdom upon them. Bring your bible to the meeting and ask the pastor to show you what the word says about the activity in question. In this final age in which we live, we cannot afford to be placing our trust on the wisdom of man or a faddy program that is outside of God’s Word. We need the truth and guidance of the Word. The Eternal Word!

If you answered one of the above symptoms in the positive it isn’t necessarily a demonic attack. It is very possibly sin in your life that needs addressing. However, it may be. Prayer and discernment are going to have to be relied on. If you have two or more of the listed symptoms I would strongly suggest that you get some “bible based” spiritual warfare help and consider visiting your family physician.

In prayer and under the authority of Jesus Christ the demonic must flee and Jesus reveals the truth. If you find yourself unable to pray right about this or if you believe it is severe enough of a problem- get some help. Call a Christian prayer partner or Deliverance minister.

Tens of thousands have taken our Spiritual Warfare Training Course and developed the spiritual tools to become free and an overcomer over all the evil affecting them. Contact a Christian minister who has real life experience in spiritual warfare.

In the presence of the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ, the demonic MUST flee. Praying for forgiveness through repentance, in the name of and under the authority of Jesus Christ should rid a believer of any of these. If you are a saved Christian, not just a good church member Christian, you have the spiritual authority, in God’s world, to command the demonic to leave.  Pray often. Pray earnestly. Immerse yourself in the Word of God.

The Joseph Plan has a special gift for all users of this ministry. It is a 15 page special report to help you assess your spiritual condition. It is a teaching directly out of the Word of God that will help you to be In His ways. I call it the “Rapture ForeWarning Advisory”. This biblical assessment will also help you to determine if you have allowed any sin and thus demonic entity to take up residence and form a spiritual stronghold from which it can operate in your life. It addresses the “Works of the Flesh”.  The teachings or accepted norms of society, that when allowed into our lives can be strongholds from which the demonic can influence us. See here.

If you find that you have been providing access to the demonic, you should take immediate steps to correct it. Remember, the God we worship is greater than all other spiritual entities out there. Jesus Christ is the most powerful name in the universe and under His covering and protection you will always be kept safe. There is no need to panic. Prayer by a believer conquers all. If you are realizing any feelings or emotions that are destructive toward yourself or others, we recommend you see a medical doctor as soon as possible also.

There are two very powerful prayers posted that should give you the ammunition to fix this problem. Yes, this is a problem that through out history the Lord has dealt with many times. If You Believe and stop doing the activities that allowed them in and pray, these symptoms should subside soon. You are in our prayers.

Ephesians 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Ephesians 1:19  And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

Once again, if any of the symptoms listed above are extreme or threatening to you or others-Call your doctor and confer with a Christian spiritual warfare minister immediately and pray together for the Blood of Jesus to intercede, protect and to give you wisdom and direction.

If you have concerns about the possibility of you being under demonic oppression or attack, you are invited to do some heavy study in our free Spiritual Warfare Training Course. Taken by tens of thousands. Available on the blue bar at the top of this page.

I also encourage you to spend some time in the Deliverance Central section of the site. See here. And Deliverance Central Resources in the posts section on the right side of this page.

You may also like these other articles on An Enduring Faith!


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

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66 Responses to Symptoms of demonic influence or attack!

  1. Glen Wantenaar says:


  2. chris talamante says:

    almost 3 years of this going on, I have 17 maybe 18 symptoms stated above. Also, so many more symptoms. hearing voices constantly, nightmarish dreams, thoughts pushed into my head, extreme rudeness from those around me, attempts by most strangers to intimidate me, constant attention anywhere I go, pushed to many addictions, the ruin of my financial stabitlity and relationships, extreme isolation, hallucinations, feelings of unexplained pain or uncomfortable sensations, even feelings of being raped, fingers pushed in my temples, eye sockets or a worm moving through upper body, torn in half, and many more. twice something tried very hard to possess me, I fought for every movement and one of the main voices was demanding I give him control. I won that battle that night, it was very fightening, there was a plot in my head that my gf was in on it and she was gonna disssappear and they were gonna blame me for her murder. it was serious and I barely had control. but even if I wanted to give it control, I couldn’t. it was like it was against me, who I am. I sense when there is a presence nearby. evil seems to be drawn to me, like I see a man and I know he is very dark/bad person. constant feeling of being watched, not one second of privacy in three years. its like ive gotten stupid, im not as smart as i was, my math is harder spelling is harder, and i have an associates degree, presidential honor roll. my memory is horrible now, constant bad luck and when i try to do something to better my life there are unrealistic hurdles.

    i can go on and on. it seems endless. i see how someone can lose it very easily. its to a point that ive gotten stronger from it and closer to god. it hasn’t broke me, nor will it. but my life is changed and i cannot get rid of this

  3. ministry says:

    Thank-you Sonia. I couldn’t have said it better.

    God Bless, Pastor Thomas

  4. Sonia says:

    *My dear brother you are under the influence of evil spirits you need to go before God with prayer and fasting. Repent of all your sins known or unknown repent of the sins of your ancestors. Repent of any sins that you may have committed to do with the occult. Repent of any family involvement known or unknown because you or a family member has committed some sin for this spirit to come into your life.

    Ask God to open your eyes to any sin that may have caused this spirit to enter your life you need deliverance if you are not delivered that spirit will continue to kill and destroy your family and anyone you are close to.

    Find a church that carries out deliverance they will cast the demons out . There are terms and conditions to you being free you must abstain from sin and serve the lord then you will have all his protection.

    This is a curse and you need deliverance demons do not go by themselves they have to be cast out. Find a deliverance minister.

    Gods Warrior

  5. Kris says:

    Me and my girlfriend have our own flat, we have been here for around 7 months, over the last 5 weeks my anger and random fits of rage have been out of control all ways towards my girlfreind, but when she leaves to go to work all of a sudden these feelings of anger and rage leave me? My 16year old brother died in 2011 and since then I have never felt the same, also when I was around 17 I had a black shadow with red eyes come to me in a dream and it was pinning me down by the throat and I couldn’t move this thing tolt me ” to leave my house” this being my grandads house where I used to stay my grandad still stays there. I have had a lot of family and friends die around me and it seems to be the 1s who I start to get clase to?? Today i am researching all this stuff and my head thinking of everything and putting it all together, last night I awoke with foot steps in our hall way and my girlfreind heard this as well we looked into the all and both witnessed a grey misty light going and coming I automatically slammed the Door shut then a cup started blowing around outside our bedroom window like it was being kicked around… All this stuff and most of the above symptoms happens to my self I really don’t know where to start with all this. Feeling like I want to be alone fits of anger and rage, and also I used to pray to my brother all the time now I just can’t bring myself to do it?. Really need to sort all this out but don’t know we’re to start?

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    I just found this site and find it to be right on and not outlandish in anyway. I have a friend who I am inclined to stop corresponding with. Her next door neighbor once told her when she was growing up her mother was in Wicca and did animal sacrifice. The neighbor now attends a little Baptist church. My friend thinks they are putting curses on her. She found a dead crow laying outside at her front door. They are very unfriendly with her now and as she has MS and lives alone they never lift a finger to help her with heavy snow shoveling, etc. etc.

    Her son told her he could see people with black hoods walking around in the neighbor’s garage. She couldn’t see them though. Her son is an alcholic, drug user and is very disrespectful to her. I believes her son has demons. He claims he is a Christian, but he is a cocaine addict and is violent and abusive towards his own mother. She has seen figures walking behind her in a mirror, strange noises at night. I listen to her and when I try to talk to her she interupts me and disagrees with what I am saying. I try to tell her about the power of the Lord, and how to pray through the blood of Christ. She half listens and tends to want to disagree with all I tell her. I feel in order to help her, she has to help. I know the Bible real well and can give her good advice. I sensed today that she herself could have demon possession and that is why she keeps coming to me and yet wants to disagree with me, when she is getting no relief. I have not been close with the Lord for several years, shall we say backsliden?

    I have been renewing my walk with the Lord and praying/reading the word every day. I felt as though this was the enemies way of sending something towards me? What do you think? Hard to fit the whole story due to space.

  7. Holly Wellstone says:

    Pastor, I have been in counseling for the last four years for social anxiety. Is it possible that the reason for my fear and isolation is spiritual instead of behavior? This problem developed shortly after the death of my Dad. He died in a very traumatic accident that was in the news for days and days. It has kept me bound up, inside my home on most days.

    I noticed that fear was on yours and others list of causes of a phobia. Would appreciate any advice you can offer.

    Bless you,

  8. Sommer says:

    Highly descriptive blog, I loved that a lot.
    Will there be a part 2?

  9. ministry says:

    Ms Worried and experienced.

    Thank-you for your comments on The Joseph Plan.


    Paul was addressing his concerns about Contemplative and Centering prayer. I hope your comments are not about those two eastern mysticism practices. Because they are both pagan at their core and have no place in a Christians life. They are both prayers to or with deceiving spirits.

    The teaching of Spiritual Warfare in general, is foreign to most people. Especially in the USA. Our society is broken. Many churches are broken or nothing better than great “Purpose-ly driven away from Jesus” entertainment centers. Our schools are broken. Many of our families are broken. God has been taken out of most of the institutions in our country. And as a result the demonic is having a hey day.

    Your comments on demon possession are fairly accurate and I thank-you for them. There are 6 or 7 posts in the Spiritual Warfare category of the ministry site that deal more with that- than this short piece.

    But what Paul was addressing is a real spiritual phenomenon today. It is important and this ministry will continue trying to bring folks like Paul sound biblical teachings to help them.

    I would like to address your comments as to the ministry presenting a short list of symptoms that everyone can relate to. They were directed toward those folks participating in Contemplative and Centering prayer.

    It is estimated that over half of all physical and emotional ailments have spiritual roots. Spiritual problems need spiritual answers. Not clinical treatment, except in extreme situations. Our medical community, to a large extent, ignores this fact. Public schools, that pass out psychotropic drugs are one of the worst places for anyone to address childhood behavior issues today. The vast majority of childhood behavior problems stem from family and Spiritual causes. The common response of our public education system is drugs. Societies answer to ADD is a classic example. We are drugging our children instead of raising them to be mature God fearing adults.

    What the people need is a whole lot more Spiritual Warfare education–not less. Jesus is the answer. Not amphetamines and other mood altering drugs. You can simply read the headlines the last 6 month to see the results of America’s answer of drugging our children. May God help us!!!

    As for your Nag Hammadi scrolls reference, that is purely Gnostic learnings. Our Lord Jesus Christ came, partly, to save us and you from that.

    Please refer to the Spiritual Warfare category for more information. Lots more being posted regularly.

    May God Bless you and keep you safe.

    Pastor Thomas

  10. Worried and experienced in this field says:

    Dear Paul W
    The list of symptoms can be anything and to include them on a list of symptoms for ‘demons’ is misleading and dangerous. Any number of serious medical conditions, or body developmental stages can produce all of these and a great deal more.

    Teenagers have a unique set of complex body developments and go through extensive hormonal shifts and brain chemical changes as well as physical brain changes. They shift from being children to young adults, which is what you have. You no longer have ‘children’. Their bodies are preparing for reproduction even if they are not emotionally able to consider this for many, many years. Everything at this point of their lives is jumping all over the place. The fact you don’t know this and are looking for demonic symptoms instead does not bode well for your family. Any reputable pastor would say the same as myself. In fact there is a massive jump in calls from parents seeking ‘clearances’ for their teenage children showing signs on this list. So much so that the Catholic Church has created a new office for it and hired staff! Yet they are reporting the majority of applications are from parents failing to understand their children are turning into adults so are moody, angry, distant, anxious and tired etc. You can check this out yourself on Google etc.

    Demonic possession does exist. And the top issues would be ‘acted’ behavior the person clearly and visibly becomes someone else, voice, tone, mannerisms, how the body is held and moved, clearly changing gender so a girl sounding masculine and vice versa, accents or foreign languages, knowing things they could not possibly know. The person having the sensation of themselves being ‘pushed’ out of their body space, a sensation of being followed just behind the person or someone ‘fitting’ on top of them, a ‘personality’ in your head talking to you. This is extremely important – what does it say? Possessions are usually aware of a ‘personality’, or a sense of the dark spirit possessing them. Demonic entities will often tell a person to kill. A possessed person can become withdrawn as in locking themselves in their room for days without food or water, refuse to speak or start literally walking and moving like they are drugged, refuse to sleep from fear, can behave in a panicked way with crosses etc, can become frightened of what’s happening to them and demonstrate prolonged fear and anxiety – which would be enough to hospitalise them as their blood pressure and heart rates will rocket. They may become hysterical from fear. Equally they may start to know things that are going to happen or what someone is thinking, or see things in mirrors etc. The only symptom on the list I would certainly agree with is the reaction in pets. The accurate list I’ve drawn up is very different from ‘feeling hopeless’ or having ‘fits of anger’ etc which are two the most common signs of hormone changes in teenage bodies.

    These will settle down again later on and it’s highly possible at this stage that your daughter will exhibit greater emotional see sawing than her brother. This is because girls go through much stronger shifts in body mechanism than boys especially with regards to hormones for obvious reasons. Care and a visit to the school nurse may be useful if she’s struggling with complications from estrogen changes around her menses.

    Oh as a technical note add on which is never mentioned but if right here, in the Nag Hammadi scrolls, one of the most ancient documents clearly states Jesus was a raw food vegan, dedicated to detoxification and avoided yeast, was adamant on hygiene and prayer and encouraged his disciples to spend time in nature as this triggered healing mechanisms in the body, all of which we now know keeps the body well, so Jesus was about 2000 years ahead of the curve many of us are on. God made the body the way it is, a complex biological and chemical organism and it is our responsibility to understand it accurately.

    Good luck and very best wishes for your health and well-being in Jesus.

  11. ministry says:

    Shortly after posting the above response I received the following note from Ellice D of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    I really need alot of intercessory prayer in spiritual
    warfare, there is Freemasons,witches,warlocks and etc targeting me,following me, causing me
    trouble, they go at great lengths to find me. I know too much about their
    stinking new world order and also my dad was in Freemasonry- the highest

    I am renouncing all the past things,but they use shape shifters to
    locate me,in which that is insane, but since they serve Satan they will
    go at any length to locate me,pray against them being able to locate
    me, pray against witchcraft in all forms,snares,traps,walls,hindrances,
    confusion and every evil work,havoc,they are trying to cause me problems
    with others here in Tulsa,Oklahoma.I am desperate.Thanks and God Bless

    My response.

    Ellice, Let’s slow down a little.It sounds as if you may have some real activity and if these things are happening you need to take some action. You will be in Kates and my prayers.

    Please refer to the above response I gave to Tsitsi. There is action you can take to protect yourself. The most important of which is–Are you guaranteed eternal salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ? If you are a saved Christian, the Holy Spirit that is in you is more powerful than anything the evil one and all his mineons can through at you.

    Please refer to the above post. Do the recommended praying and I advice that you spend some time in the spiritual warfare category of the site. It contains a lot of good information.

    Then STOP running and stand your ground. If Jesus is on your side, it’s called….He wins.

    One word of caution. If this is an organized effort of some kind you may want local prayer warriors to get involved. That would mean finding a local church that understands Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance prayers. There are not many around any more. So many have adopted the Rick Warren new age gospel.

    God Bless,
    Pastor Thomas

  12. ministry says:

    Thank-you Tsitsi for the kind words. The need for spiritual warfare awareness is increasing on all fronts. Many of the letters we receive on this subject do not make it online, because they are too personal or sensitive.

    I urge you and all those seeking good information about spiritual warfare to start with a personal inventory. The Word tells us to “Examine ourselves” and determine if we are providing the demonic a spiritual “stronghold” from which to operate and affect our lives.

    2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds,

    Please refer to the Joseph Plan free download entitled: “Rapture ForeWarning Advisory”! It is available on many posts and the p[age entitled “Can a Christian be…”

    The Deliverance prayer and “Pleading the Blood of Jesus” for protection on a regular daily basis are great defenses. I endorse and testify to their power and strength. I also recommend praying Psalm 91 daily while under attack. (Or as often as needed).

    I have decided to greatly expand the “Spiritual Warfare” section of the ministry website. There is a tremendous need. Look for the additional material to be posted soon.

    God Bless,
    Pastor Thomas

  13. Tsitsi says:

    Thank you so much for this piece of work. I have really benefited from it. I have been greatly touched by this because im one person that is under a demonic
    attack for sure.

  14. ministry says:

    Hi Micheal,

    Problems like this can be very troubling. Living with these symptoms is probably very difficult for you. I want to assure that in almost all cases like yours that there is a solution. You are simply going to have to be willing to go after the right one.

    Competent and accurate diagnosing over the internet is not only “almost impossible”, but could also be very harmful. We don’t want to miss the mark on these things. So we won’t try to make any medical diagnosis. I’m not a doctor. Please continue to see one.

    Having said that, your odor problem could very well be a medical issue and I encourage you to explore all your medical choices. I’m old enough to understand that many different conditions and medicines can cause strange odors. Your diet could even be a cause.

    But what you are really asking is whether or not your symptoms could be caused by a demonic spirit or force. And the answer is yes. Have you taken a look at the inventory that is offered on site. If two or more of these characteristics are present one should consider spiritual warfare seriously.

    Demons CAN cause strange body odors. Especially from the larger openings in our body. There are many references and studies on this topic.

    Suicidal and violent thoughts CAN BE and probably are symptoms of demonic oppression. They are both classic symptoms. But keep in mind that certain meds can cause the same symptoms.

    I am assuming that you took the spiritual health test! I am assuming that you identified the two symptoms from that checklist and that is why you commented here. If that is so then you already are aware of the spiritual problems that can be caused by spiritual oppression. There are actions you can start doing immediately to start addressing spiritual oppression or demonic influence.

    I recommend three actions for you to consider doing immediately.

    *Refer to the Deliverance prayer post under the spiritual warfare category onsite. Plead and pray the Deliverance prayer every day. We sometimes need to practice taking spiritual authority over our own bodies and minds. Pray often. Pray from your heart, through your lips.

    After saying and pleading the Deliverance prayer for a few days I would also recommend saying the Blood of Jesus prayer. That is a prayer of protection that is very powerful. But please see the Deliverance first.

    *Read the suggested bible readings often. The demonic cannot be in the presence of the word of God and the name of our Lord Jesus Christ overpowers them all.

    *See if you can find a spiritual warfare minister or a Deliverance minister in your area. Please don’t be discouraged if you have a hard time finding one. There frankly aren’t that many around. But be persistent. They are out there.
    Make an appointment and ask nicely for help. If you have trouble finding one you could try visiting with your own minister or any bible believing pastor and ask for recommendations.

    God Bless Micheal and may the Lord heal and keep you safe.

    Pastor Thomas

  15. micheal 2 says:

    Hi, i have this soar foul odour from my body. It keeps me from going to church, being with friends and people in general, i also sometimes get suicidal thoughts and violent thoughts on how to do terrible things to people, i easily slip in depression often.
    It goes away for a little while after i shower n then comes back, so far doctors don’t know what it is but am still consulting them as well as praying, would this be a demonic attack?

  16. Selena McPhail says:

    I am interested in receiving e-mails from this site. I was reading about demonic attacks. The articles are very in informative.

  17. ministry says:

    Hi Emily. You did the right thing by trying to check on what the spirit is probably telling you.

    Emily, we aren’t counselor’s. Especially marriage counsulor’s. But allow me to try and quide you in a healthy direction.

    The first and most important suggestion for anyone in your position is that if God is giving you warning signals you had better listen. I’m not saying that you should abruptly end your relationship with this young man, but you do need a reality check.

    The proper priorities for a Christian man are important. Does He puts God and His ways first in his life.

    Eph 5:22-23 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

    Have the two of you talked about this and what it will mean in your marriage?

    The activity He is involved is borderline demonic at best. I always recommend staying a long ways from all those games and activities.Does he understand this and is he willing to change. No one can serve two masters.

    Please try to get your fiancee to go with you to a Christian pre-marriage counselor. It is a great way for any marriage to start.

    You need to pray about this Emily and talk to someone you trust locally. Go talk to your pastor.

    Sorry I can only speak in generalities here. We can’t do individual counseling over the internet.

    God Bless Emily,

    Pastor Thomas

  18. Emily says:

    My fiance is using a game app on his smart phone called
    demon summoner or something like that. It is only one of my concerns.

    I also fasted and prayed in a failed attempt to do so. It was distracted totally by his
    argumentative nature etc and our communication is terrible now.

    We each are supposed to be Christians. I need prayer for wisdom!
    I have been seeing visions and dreams and have had prophecy’s that God gave to me
    that came true. Sometimes just being told things bout people. I would like to know
    if this relationship is worth me fighting for as a Christian woman.


  19. Paul says:

    I have just been reading the many articles on Contemplative prayer and Centering prayer. My son and daughter have both been attending a youth group that is run out of the “Big church” in our town. They decided together, ages 16 and 18, to join and get involved.

    Thank-you so much for this information on demonic symptoms. I think that is maybe what’s been happening here. My kids have both become more distant since they started the 40 days series in their youth group. I don’t know if 40 days has anything to do with it, but they have also been studying Contemplative prayer in extra group time they have attended.

    Thank-you to the Joseph Plan. Light bulbs are going off all over. Since I first read you post on contemplative prayer I have done a lot of research and talked to the pastor of our small non denom church. He is in full agreement. That is when I read your posting on Warrens salvation prayer.

    What are these guys doing? This isn’t Christian. Isn’t this the type of stuff they used in Babylon? My kids have gone to their last “summit meeting” with 40 days of indoctrination.

    Please pray for our family.

    Oh, I almost forgot. My son has four of the listed symptoms and my daughter has seven.

    In Jesus name.

    Paul W

  20. ministry says:

    If you have a personal problem that you are questioning whether or not is a demonic attack, we invite you to contact the ministry. Plase follow the suggestions above, but if you run in to a dead end feel free to contact us. We will answer all mail as time dictates.

    It is our desire that all Christians live lifes as free as possible from the forces of evil.

    If you write, please include a complete explanation of the circumstances and what you have done, so far, to fix or change the dilemma.

    Contact the ministry at: thejosephplan (at)

    God Bless,
    Pastor Thomas

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