The sin that opens the door for demonic attack doesn’t have to be done by others, though. It could be OUR OWN PAST ACTIONS. Sin opens the door to demons. So let’s define sin. Sin is anything we do, anything we think or anything we feel that is not what Jesus would do, think or feel. It is anything we could do, think or feel that is right and He wants us to do but we don’t do, think or feel it. Or it could be something good we do, think or feel but do, think or feel it motivated by our own selfish reasons. Sin is more motive than action.
Sin can include occult, New Age, Ouija Board or other involvements in the past. Having become a Mason, Shriner or member of any secret society, have had a traumatic experience, rape, molestation or abuse experience, been involved in drugs, alcohol or immoral behavior, having someone lay hands on you to pray and they had demonic issues themselves or having a curse put on you or your family.
God clearly states that SEXUAL UNIONmeans two become one flesh, even if it is sex with a prostitute (1 Corinthians 6:16). Therefore sexual activity with anyone before or outside marriage can be a direct opening to demonization. Any demons that have access to the person you are involved with will have immediate and instant access to you as well. It is like a spiritual AIDS infection, but there is no prevention, no ‘safe sex’ application. Those sexual involvements of the past must be confessed and put under the blood of Jesus. Any access given to any demons through them must be broken in Jesus name. Ask to be filled with His Presence instead, and thank Him for His mercy!
It may be someone has put a CURSEon you or your family by asking that something bad happen to you. That is really a prayer that Satan really loves to answer! Parents can curse their children by saying they wish they hadn’t had them, they hate them, don’t want them they are no good and will never amount to anything, and so forth. Finally, we can curse ourselves (Proverbs 6:2) by saying we hope we die, that we aren’t good enough, that we’ll never be happy or any of many such things about ourselves.
The area of curses is a less common but still a strong opening to demonic access. To curse someone is to ask for evil to happen to them. Those requests (really prayers) are heard by Satan and his forces and ‘answered’ when possible. This includes everything from occult and witchcraft curses to one individual ‘wishing’ harm on another. Balaam was paid to curse Israel, but God wouldn’t allow it (Numbers 22 – 24). These curses, when in effect, can also be passed on from generation to generation. The Bible says that speaking evil of someone is the same as cursing them (Romans 12:14). Things like: “I hope you die…” “Since he/she won’t love me I wish they’d …..” “You’re no good, you’ll never amount to anything…” “I hope she gets some of her own medicine…” “I hope your children do ….. to you when you grow up.” You can even curse yourself by what you say (Proverbs 6:2). Our words are powerful and important. They aren’t something to be taken lightly. Using profanity (“curse” words) also falls into this category. When someone “damns” someone to “hell” that is an awful, awful thing to say! Demons love to hear it, they use the power of the hate in the speaker and will latch onto any authority or justification to do their evil!
Balaam tried to curse the Jews (Dt 23:4). The Bible says we can curse others (Ps 109:17). Demons use this as an excuse to work against the person, as a ‘prayer’ to gain access. Old Testament men (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc. Gen 27:23, 38) would bless or curse their children (Genesis 48:20). Sometimes they even put a curse on them, as Abraham did with Ishmael and Isaac cursed Esau. The Levites were used to pronounce blessings (Dt 10:8; 21:5). When Naomi came back to Israel she said she was to be called ‘mara’ because things had turned ‘bitter’ for her. A father is to bless his children by his words and send them into life with his and God’s blessing. What you have done is the opposite.
If you feel this may have happened to you remember to “Bless them that curse you” (Matthew 5:44). Treat the person with love and kindness, for when you return good for evil the “undeserved curse does not come to rest” (Proverbs 6:2). Break that curse against you in Jesus’ name, claiming Galatians 3:10,13 which says “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.'” Ask God to turn the curse to a blessing (Deuteronomy 23:5).
SOUL TIES in our past can be another opening for demons. Just like they can transfer from one person to another through a physical union like sex, so they can transfer through an emotional union as well. Souls can bond as well as bodies. When one gives their trust, their heart to another a bonding is formed. Bonds between mates, parents and children, godly friends, etc., are good and necessary. But when we bond with someone who is demonized then those demons can use that as access to the other person. Souls become bonded, or tied together. If you have any of these in your past that you feel may not have been godly and healthy, confess them as sin and break the bond in Jesus’ name.
Confess any and all sexual sin in your past. Ask God to forgive you for it and put it under the blood of Jesus. Take back any access any demons may take through that. Thank God for His forgiveness.
Ask God to show you any ungodly soul ties you may now have or have had in the past. Confess them as sin and break them in Jesus name. Forbid any demons from using them in any way to work against you. Pray and thank God for His mercy and forgiveness. Ask Him to show you anything else you may need to pray about or confess.
Demons are like rats which are attracted to garbage. If you want to get rid of the rats, get rid of the garbage. I you want to get rid of demons, get rid of the sin.
(If I can answer questions or offer personal counsel, or if you would like a free copy of my Spiritual Warfare Handbook, email me at Jerry@ChristianTrainingOrganization.org or download it from http://sw.christiantrainingonline.org/. My next book, Spiritual Warfare in the Bible, which is a more advanced treatment of spiritual warfare, is also available there for free.)