What are demons?
In Ancient Near Eastern religions as well as in the Abrahamic traditions, including ancient and medieval Christian demonology, a demon is considered an unclean spirit, a fallen angel, or a spirit of unknown type which may cause demonic possession, calling for an exorcism. In every culture and religious belief there are tons of different demons associated with different with their cultures here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_theological_demons) you can find a list of all said demons.
In Christianity the word demon has come to mean the same thing as devil and refers to one of the fallen angels, there is no specific demon that one normally deals with as according to the Holy Bible:
The Gospel of Mark, 5:9, describes the following in the country of the Gadarenes:
And He (Jesus) asked him (the man), “What is thy name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion: for we are many.”
The Gospel of Luke, Luke 8:30, describes the following in the country of the Gadarenes:
And Jesus asked him, saying, “What is thy name?” And he said, “Legion”: because many devils were entered into him.
The Gospel of Matthew, Matthew 8:28–34, has a unique version of the story:
And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
A demon’s sole purpose is to break a person’s religious foundations, to play tricks with your mind and in the end to completely break you as a whole and to possess you & to take your soul. There has been a lot of cases where people have landed up in psychiatric institutions as well as where the body of a possessed person could not take the strain anymore and the person eventually passed on.
There are 4 basic stages of possession that you need to look out for.
In this stage a person will unintentionally invite the demonic force in. There are said to be many different ways to on how this can happen, most commonly is playing with the Ouija board, performing séances and tarot cards. The demon will be attracted to the weak minded, low self-esteem type individual. It is also said that people who are alcoholics, drug addicts and sex addicts are easy targets as well, but do not be fooled sometimes the most strongest of people will also be targeted.
At this level the demon will start using what may seem like typical intelligent haunting signs. The demon may present itself as the ghost of a loved one or even an angel. The point is to gain trust, so the demonic may influence the person and finally take full control. Some signs of demonic infestation include rapping’s, shadows and shadow like figures that move with no explanation, the sounds of footsteps, weird liquids the seep through the floor or walls, and most of the time the smell of rotten eggs.
When an individual is under demonic oppression the demon starts to effect the person psychologically, psychically and emotionally. The purpose is to cause the individual to give up the fight or will to live and damn their soul, it said this can be accomplished by suicide.
When an individual hits this level it is called full possession. The demon or devil now has control over the individual thoughts, emotions and behaviour. The evil is frequently in charge if not constantly. If or when the person is in control of their body they usually hear evil voices either threatening them or telling them what do at all times.
There are millions of people going through this in silence all the time. On the infestation part sometimes the demons don’t even present themselves, they just disguise themselves as a person’s own thoughts. The demons can just sit in your head and give you thoughts and feelings to manipulate you to do what they want, when a person hits this point they are half possessed. They have some control of their body but occasionally the demon tries to add a little more of their personality into the host body, like parasites.
There are no certain ways of knowing if a person is about to be possessed, the only way is to monitor there moods and personalities and put up a red flag if you see a change in their personalities.
In the end if a person is possessed they need IMMEDIATE and URGENT help! Please contact your nearest Church, Pastor or Priest so that they can start with an exorcism right.
Demon cases are extremely rare. To handle demonic cases, it is essential that a blessing of the purest kind is conducted on the person or home. A state of holiness needs to be done before you can even consider to take on a demonic case. Consult your Pastor, Priest or Demonologist.
Unlike normal residual or intelligent hauntings, demons DO NOT need energy to manifest, assault or to throw objects e.g. pots & pans, remotes, TV’s and even fridges. It is also extremely difficult to determine if you are dealing with a demon as they will disguise themselves as an intelligent spirit.
Here are some signs of a demonic haunting:
- Bad smells (rotten eggs, garbage ENS.)
- Person’s personality is not “normal” they will act out of the ordinary as well as show some of the following symptoms:
- Unusual scratches and bruises – normally 3 as a mocking of the Holy Trinity
- The onset of nose bleeds
- Balance issues
- And other types of uncomfortable conditions
- Sometimes animals will start to react violently to the person.
WARNING – Never ever try and go head on head with a person who you believe has a demonic haunting in their home, they can act extremely violently and you risk being targeted as well. If you believe that you are dealing with a demonic case contact your nearest Paranormal Group as they can normally put you into contact with the correct people.