You may have known such a person. He or she is a ticking time bomb with that will go off at whatever the person’s trigger is.
One symptom of demonization is having uncontrollable anger or rage. Such a person will have a tendency to go over-the-top, intense, rage that is irrational – the situation wouldn’t justify the amount of anger or rage response the person would have.
I can recall about a year ago I went evangelizing with two friends at a County Fair but we were told by the security that we had to have a reservation to do such thing on their property. So they kicked us out. As the security walked us to the car one of my friends went off venting in an uncontrollable rant loudly for about an hour (yeah, it took us that long to find our car). While he is going off like a volcano eruption I am thinking to myself this guy has demonic issues for sure – likely a demon of rage or anger.
Months later that friend who had that outburst admitted to me, with a repentant attitude, that he had issues with anger and when he would get enraged he wouldn’t even remember it. It was as if he was taken over. He also told me his dad had the same issues. Could there be a generational curse? Possibly.
Sure, a person’s anger issues can just be of the flesh but it is very possible there is an underlying demonic component.
What does the scripture read about those who are given over to anger?
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil.” – Ephesians 4:26-27
The scripture reads we are not to go to sleep while in a state of wrath. I believe this can open a person to demonic infestation. We are to forgive others who wronged us (Matthew 6:14-15).
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” – Proverbs 25:28
He that is given over to uncontrollable anger exposes himself to manifold dangers, possibly, I believe, to demonic infestation or at least give some degree of influence to the enemy.
Here are some scriptures addressing anger that we all should heed:
James 1:19 – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Ecclesiastes 7:9 – Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Proverbs 16:32 – [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
2 Timothy 2:24 – And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient,
Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Ephesians 4:26-27 – Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Proverbs 29:11 – A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.
Proverbs 21:23 – Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Proverbs 19:11 – The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.