“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Eph. 6:12
Here is another possible sign of demonization: difficulty getting into the Bible. Over the years, I have come across many people who had issues with reading the Bible. The person can have trouble understanding or grasping the word or retaining what was just read. Some may have a cloudy mind or automatically fall asleep when attempting to study the scriptures. It could seem like there is some kind of hindrance to really dig into the Bible. What could be really going on?
If you are seriously struggling to study the Bible, it very well could be something demonic going on, especially when you have no struggle with reading anything else. This can be directly attributed to demonization (where a demon or demons are indwelt), and most people open the doors to demonization by practicing sin. The enemy wants tries to deprive believers from growing in the precious word of God (the enemy knows the importance of knowing God’s word). Just as the enemy blinds the minds of people to believe in the Gospel (2 Cor. 4:4), he can somehow blind some peoples’ mind to understand the bible. Indeed, primarily the battlefield takes place in the mind.
I would recommend receiving prayer for deliverance, especially if it’s a persistent problem. Some people also say it is easier to read and understand the Bible after receiving deliverance. They report feeling relief from a cloudy mind, thus their mind is clearer.
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.”