The Apostle Paul said that we live in physical bodies, and we are involved in a war. But the war is not in the physical sphere. Since the war is not in the physical sphere, it must be in the spiritual.
“4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Cor. 10:4-5
Here we find the Greek words “logismos” and “gnosis” and “noéma”… which can be translated “reasoning,” “thinking,” “knowledge,” “heart,””thought,” “mind” etc. They all belong to one realm: the mind.
Indeed, the battlefield is in the mind. That is where the enemy attacks the most. Any Christian can attest they have had moments of being bombarded with nasty thoughts that seemed to have come from nowhere.
If thoughts such as “it’s okay to sin just this time, it’s not going to hurt anyone” and you yield to such suggestions, then you have allowed the enemy to gain more of an entry into your thought life or life in general.
It’s been years since this happened to me, but I remember on several occasions before I would about to go to sleep I would sense a spirit approach me and hover over my body, and it would project pornographic thoughts into the mind. I would reject it, and then it would fly off. I thought this was really bizarre and unique to me, so I didn’t tell anyone about it, but I later found out later another Christian friend of mine had a similar experience.
The point is the enemy can and does project sinful, evil ideas, or thoughts into people’s hearts and minds. Most people have no idea it is the enemy whispering in their ears so to speak, the enemy can be subtle. Did Judas know that it was satan who put the idea into his heart to betray Jesus (Luke 22:3)? I doubt it.
There are instances where demons will project a blasphemous thought into a person’s head and have the person think it was their own thoughts, making the person be guilt-ridden.
There are also cases where a person will hear voices that can come from an internal source that is not the person’s own inner voice. In the last several years or so, there have been many news reports of people who have committed horrific crimes because the perpetrator said demons told them to do it. They knew it was demons. Here the demons were not so subtle. To the person, the voices are blatant and explicit. They can say vulgar, nasty things to the person. The voices can be tormenting. Sometimes the person will hear words accusing him, putting him down, saying he is not saved and is going to hell, or blaspheming God. I would say in such cases that person is almost 100% guaranteed to have demons indwelt in him or her and that person needs deliverance! Hearing voices of an evil nature internally is a telltale sign of demonization.
A lot of times the person opened himself to such heavy demonization by engaging in the occult, witchcraft, New Age, or drugs. Even getting certain tattoos can open oneself to demonization. Sin can open oneself to demonization!
Medication or physicians won’t be able to do much help for people with such a case because it is fundamentally a spiritual issue. Turn to the Lord and God Jesus Christ who is the Healer (Luke 7:1-17) and Deliverer (Ps. 18:2).
If you are suffering from such a condition, then feel free to reach out to me for prayer.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”