What are the symptoms of demonic bondage?

Filled with thoughts of guilt, unforgiveness and bitterness. Acts 8 vs 23, “For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”

Filled with thoughts of guilt, unforgiveness and bitterness. Acts 8 vs 23, “For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”

Physical
A vacant look
A glazed vacant (empty) look about them.

Trance state
Eye balls roll back in their sockets and the white parts show.

By Bishop Colin Nyathi

Extreme strength
As with the demon—possessed man of the Gardarenes (Mark 5 vs 3–4) even the most timid and skinny harmless person can become as strong as anox and act violently if demonic power is in their life. (Ama 10 by10 angikhulumivele).Mark 5vs3-4,Vs 3, “…who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could bind him, not even with chains…”

Vs 4, “…because he had often been bound with shackles and chains. And the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could anyone tame him.”

Intestinal disturbances Something will move strongly up and down in the person’s stomach.

Strange reactions
Screw up faces, clench hands and fingers.

Heightened sexuality
Heightened sensual sexuality.

Feeling of suffocation
Feeling as if you are being strangled or suffocated or you feel a tightness around the chest area.

Vocal noises
Evil spirits can cough, sneeze, speak, laugh hysterically, threaten, cry, plead, lie, etc . . . .
Mark 5 vs 5–10,Vs 5, “And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones.” Vs 6, ‘When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.’Vs 7, ‘And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.“Vs 8, ‘For He said to him, Come out of the man, unclean spirit! Vs 9, ‘Then He asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion; for we are many.”

Vs 10, “Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.”

Active or passive resistance
May cause the person to fall down and act as if dead. The spirit may also swear, shout or tease a believer.

Violent actions
They may try to bite, scratch, kick or hit you.(Don’t close your eyes when praying for the demon possessed).

Bad odours
At times a bad odour, like sulfur, will come from the person that is under demonic bondage.

Emotional symptoms of demonic bondage

Depression
Depressed and driven by thoughts of suicide. (King Saul in 1 Samuel 16 vs 14; 31 vs 4).1 Samuel 16 vs 14,“But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him.” 1 Samuel 31 vs 4,‘Then Saul said to his armorbearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised men come and thrust me through and abuse me.” But his arm or bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword and fell on it.

Guilt
Filled with thoughts of guilt, unforgiveness and bitterness. Acts 8 vs 23, “For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”

Violent temper
Violent temper and easily upset.1 Samuel 19 vs 10,“Then Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away from Saul’s presence; and he drove the spear into the wall. So David fled and escaped that night.”

Intellectual conflict and confusion
Mental conflict and confusion. 2 Corinthians 4 vs 4, “…whose minds the god of this age has blinded (in Greek — to render stupid), who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

Spiritual symptoms of demonic bondage

Resistance to God’s word and prayer. Seeing demons, “the small man called tokoloshe.”

How to cast out demons

Put on the armour of God
Ephesians 6 vs 13 — 18,Vs 13, “Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Vs14, ‘Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness…Vs 15, ‘…and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace…”

Vs 16, “…above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.’ Vs 17, ‘And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…’ Vs 18, “…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints..”

The armour of God is:-
Truth (loins girded with truth) vs 14. Righteousness (breast plate of righteousness)
Gospel of peace (announce the good news – be full of the word). Faith (the shield of faith… to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by satan.

Salvation (take the helmet of salvation) the helmet of salvation protects you and your mind from satan’s influence and lies. Word of God (the word of the spirit, which is the word of God).

This means, the word of command or authority.

Use the word of command
Luke 4 vs 32 and 36,Vs 32, “And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.”Vs 36, “Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”

Have the anointing
Baptism in the Holy Spirit.Luke 4 vs 18,“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are oppressed…” Mathew 12 vs 28, “But if I cast out demons by the spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

Be flexible in method
Be guided by the Spirit. The Spirit of God will often guide you as to which method of deliverance to follow.

Watch out for pride
Luke 10 vs 20, “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. Its not your power, but the Holy Spirit’s, so remain humble.”

Know when to use prayer and fasting
Mathew 17 vs 21,“However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Mark 9 vs 29, So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” Not every demon will need fasting, this may be applicable to special stubborn cases.

Conclusion
1 Corinthians 15 vs 57, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

— We can live in victory. Luke 10 vs 17 — 19,Vs 17, ‘Then the 70 returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.“Vs 18, And He said to them, I saw satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Vs 19, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Mark 16 vs 17, “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues…”James 4 vs 7, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Finally one must understand that as long as you are born again, a child of God, you can cast out demons. You don’t need a prophet or pastor to be able to do so.Mark 16 vs 17, “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues . . . ”

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