Demonic Doorways and Signs or Symptoms of Demonization/Demonic Oppression

“He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.” – Ecclesiastes 10:8

Demons are malevolent, evil personalities. They are spirit beings. They are the enemies of God and His angels, and man. Their objectives in human beings are to deceive, tempt, accuse, condemn, defile, pressure, resist, oppose, steal, control, harass, afflict, kill and destroy. The same demons the Lord Jesus Christ was casting out of people when He walked on the earth about 2,000 years ago are still around! Indeed, the scriptures reads “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” (Ephesians 6:12).

Demons enter through “open doors”. They have to be given an opportunity to enter in. Every person on the face of the earth is a target of satan’s kingdom. He devises a plan to ruin and destroy each person, there is no one who is exempt.

Normally, Christians are hedged about so that demons can’t enter into them (yes, despite what some would adamantly deny, Christians can be demonized). Normally, non-Christians are also protected to a certain extent in that the Lord does not allow demons to violate their free wills. An opening in the protective hedge must be made before demons can get into a person’s body.

Sin (especially continual, habitual sin) breaks a hole in the protective hedge, many times allowing a demon or demons to actually enter into a person committing the sin. The scriptures are clear: any dealing with the works of satan opens a doorway in a person’s life for the inflow of demonic infestation. God told the Israelites: “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God” (Leviticus 19:31). The scriptures are also clear that whatever a man sows that is what he will reap (Galatians 6:7). If you have lived a life of blatant rebellion against God then you shouldn’t be surprised if you have issues with demons.

But one may argue that there are many who live a life of blatant sin but their lives seem to be going well or even “blessed.” Yes, that is true for some people and it is possible the god of this world (satan) is “blessing” them. Satan doesn’t mind if a person has the “good life” as long as that person is on the broad road to destruction – to hellfire. The demons they may have in their life can lay low, but will get stirred up and will retaliate against the person if he or she repents and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ. I have experienced this in my life: once I totally repented and submitted my life to Jesus Christ, the host of hell tried to literally kill me. Why? Because once a person turns to Jesus the person becomes a threat to satan’s kingdom since the person can be used by the Holy Spirit for God’s kingdom.

The list is not exhaustive but here are some things that will possibly open a person up to demonic infestation. Some things are due to the person’s own sins and others due to other people’s sins.

Possible Demonic Doorways

  1. Biauranal beats.
  2. New Age meditation and New Age visualization.
  3. Practicing yoga.
  4. Involved with Kundalini.
  5. Laying on of hands from someone who is demonized (demons can transfer), or receiving a shaktipat. Involved in a Fire tunnel.
  6. Chanting and mantras.
  7. Automatic writing, or any kind of channeling (links 1,2).
  8. Tattoos.
  9. Making oaths or pledges (especially to sororities and fraternities).
  10. Making a blood pact or deal with the devil.
  11. Worship of false gods or deities or idols (or was dedicated to one) such as Santa Muerte, even Ancestor worship.
  12. Being involved with any Christian cult or cult in general or false religion that denies the deity of Jesus and the everlasting Gospel which includes Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Scientology, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Black Hebrew Israelite, Freemasonry, Hinduism, Taoism, Satanism etc.
  13. Mary idolatry.
  14. Crystal work, any kind of lucky charm, amulet, talisman or fetish and anything consecrated.
  15. Indulging in certain Hip Hop or rock music [link].
  16. Indulging in pornography.
  17. The practice of fornicationoral sex, sodomymasturbation. Involved in incest.
  18. Being unequally yoked with an unbeliever.
  19. Involved in divination such as consulting a psychic, fortune telling, I Ching, Numerology, Astrologyhoroscopesdowsing, Tarot CardsPalm reading, or contacting the dead as in a seance and divination games such as Charlie Charlie. Playing with an Ouija Board even on a smartphone.
  20. Anything that alter the consciousness especially drugs such as smoking marijuana, DMT, ayahuasca, crystal meth, LSD.
  21. Drunkenness.
  22. Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy.
  23. Reiki (or energy healing), or anything to do with mystical energiesNew Age Medical practices.
  24. QigongTai Chi, and the mystical side of Martial Arts.
  25. Opening the “third eye”.
  26. Involved in any kind of occult activity, magic (whether black or white), charming, witchcraft, or spirituality such as Umbanda, Macumba, Santeria and Voodoo (this is a huge demonic door opener). Also involved with shamanism, a witch doctor (another huge demonic door opener), spiritual guru, medium, spiritualist, magician, soothsayer, sorcerer, yogi or the like. Also a psychic healer or psychic surgeon. Not to mention involved in any pagan ritual or “cleansing”.
  27. Watching horror movies.
  28. Being involved with an abortion or shedding innocent blood. Involved in a blood sacrifice.
  29. Suicide attempts.
  30. Deliberately astral projecting, or remote viewing.
  31. Method acting.
  32. Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft or similar games; certain video games.
  33. Calling upon spirit guides or ascended masters. Angel contact, consciousness or work.
  34. Involved in ghost hunting.
  35. Unwilling to forgive and having bitterness [link].
  36. Being a worker of iniquity (stripper or frequenting strip clubs, prostitution or fornicating with prostitutes, involved in gang activity, selling drugs, stealing, constantly lying, infidelity, direct rebellion against God or parents etc.).
  37. Idle words.

Not necessarily open doorways for demons to be inside your body but possible demonic open doorways into your home:

  1. Dream catchers, talisman, amulets, charms etc.
  2. Any occult or New Age items such as ouija boards. Certain occult and magic books can also have demonic attachments such as the 6th and 7th Book of Moses.
  3. Tribal objects such as masks or anything consecrated or used in false religions.
  4. Any idols such as Buddha, Hindu “gods”, or Mary statues.
  5. In or near an area where spiritualistic activity was performed (perhaps someone who lived in the home before you played with the ouija board?).

Doorways the person may not have opened directly but someone else has opened:

  1. Being a victim of sexual abuse.
  2. Generational curses (ancestors were involved with witchcraft or the occult).
  3. A victim of black magic – a witchcraft spell, curse or hex; or charmed.

Or it can be none of the above:

I have come across people were there was no apparent doorway for the enemy to afflict him or her. And there were no generational curses that we could identify. I believe in such cases God may be testing the person’s faith. Job was a man who was blameless before God but God allowed satan to afflict him with boils (Job 2:6). God allowed the apostle Paul to have a messenger (or angel) from satan in his flesh, which he called a thorn, to buffet him to keep him humble (Corinthians 12:7-9). The following scripture can apply to such people who are being afflicted: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12). Yes, those who truly live for Jesus Christ will suffer persecution in some form or another (2 Timothy 3:12).

For many years I got attacked constantly by the enemy even though I wasn’t practicing any sins. The more I prayed or the more I did some good works for the Lord the more the enemy retaliated. It’s not an easy path to really live for Jesus Christ as the scriptures read “…Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22).

Possible signs or symptoms of demonization or demon possession:

  1. Feeling or sensing the demons moving on the inside of them; can feel the pains move around. Feeling pressure or tightness and movement in the head or eyes and stomach areas.
  2. Will have strong, inner compulsions to do bad things that are not in their normal behavior patterns like having bad thoughts of suicide, murder, or molest. Can also have very strong addictions to things like drugs, alcohol, and pornography.
  3. Very manipulative and controlling (could be a Jezebel spirit).
  4. Can have multiple personalities.
  5. Intense uncontrollable rage or anger.
  6. Very heavy, uncontrollable twitching type activity on certain parts of their bodies like their face and their arms.
  7. A compulsive desire to want to curse and blaspheme God and Jesus.
  8. The demons can at times control the vocal cords and speak right out of the person’s mouth. When this occurs, the tone of the person’s voice could change, like a woman speaking out in a man’s deep, husky voice. Demons can also emit animal like sounds out of a person’s mouth and vocal cords like the hissing of a snake, the growling of a lion or tiger, or the emitting of a baying type howl like a wolf. They can also let out very loud screams and yells, especially when being directly confronted by the deliverance minister during the actual deliverance itself.
  9. Various types of facial contortions which no longer look like the person, such as glazed eyes or a filmy look, slit eyes, blank stare type eyes, eyes rolling backwards where all you see are the whites of the eyes, and stretching the skin of the face into a contorted, hissing like expression.
  10. Various types of bodily contortions like people slithering across the floor like snakes, getting on all fours and barking like dogs, growling like lions, or howling like wolves. Strangely stretching out their spines, fingers and hands locking up and going rigid, and demons grabbing a hold of a person’s throat in order to try and stop them from talking with a deliverance minister. The demons can also whip the head in a very rapid side-to-side type movement, stretch the neck out as far as it will go, along with jolting portions of the body causing those portions to move in a very rapid side-to-side type movement.
  11. Hearing voices or having tormenting thoughts in your head. Sometimes hear words accusing you, putting you down, or blaspheming God (I would say there is almost a 100% certainty of having demons with this symptom).
  12. Have a mocking smile or laughter when praying for deliverance over the person. Demons are very proud (read about Leviathan).
  13. Engaging is self harm acts such as self mutilation or cutting.
  14. Most, if not all, mental illnesses or disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar, neurosis etc.
  15. Epileptic seizures.
  16. Many diseases and physical afflictions can be due to spirits of infirmity (See: Luke 13:11). I believe Morgellons disease and fibromylagia are several examples. Blindness, deafness and being mute can be demonically caused.
  17. Having a choking sensation; dizziness; blackouts.
  18. Have a very hard time in praying and reading or hearing from their Bible. Aversion to worship.
  19. A feeling of heaviness or oppression. Strong depression. Melancholia.
  20. Uncontrollable or very powerful feelings of lust.
  21. Having psychic abilities.
  22. Extreme hatred for a people (e.g., Jews, the Church etc.).
  23. Speaking in a foreign language that the person never learned before.
  24. In regards to children, extremely defiant, rebellious, out of control, violent and hateful towards parents.
  25. Terrifying doubt of one’s salvation even though one once knew the joy of this salvation.
  26. Hyperventilation and shortness of breath with no medical cause.
  27. Feel like you are being constricted much like a snake constricts its prey.
  28. Constant anxiety or terrifying panic attacks or other abnormal fears.
  29. Compulsive desire to tear other people down even if it means lying to do so. The vicious cutting use of the tongue may well be demonic.
  30. Dreams and nightmares that are of a horrific, recurring nature. Clairvoyant dreams– dreams that later come true– may be demonic. Frequent dreams of dead people or death.
  31. Constantly seeing the same number groupings
  32. Thinking you are being gang stalked without any substantial evidence or when it hasn’t been confirmed by another person. Scared all the time or paranoid.
  33. Super human strength.
  34. Kundalini symptoms.
  35. Scratches on body that didn’t come from any natural source.
  36. Alien Hand Syndrome (a person’s hand involuntary tries to harm the person).
  37. Insomnia
  38. Sicknesses that doctors can’t detect
  39. Warping and distortion of character: hard, egoistic persons; uncongenial, dark natures.

If you have any questions please feel free to drop a comment down below. If you want to correspond with me more directly or need prayer feel free to contact me.

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.”

22 thoughts on “Demonic Doorways and Signs or Symptoms of Demonization/Demonic Oppression

  1. Yasmin robles

    Please help rid me of ciggerettes and prescription meds that have made me addicted. Please help me to get over heartache of losing my only son in a car crash aged 22. Will i go to. Hell if smoke? What about my loved ones can they need saved? Im so unworthy and can’t and want to do things i used to do, I want to work


    1. Did you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? You have to repent of your sins. If it’s a real stronghold in your life and tried everything to quit maybe you need deliverance.


    1. Hello Laura. If you want me to pray for you add me on Skype. Give me more details about the nature of the attacks and if you were involved in anything that would open doorways. Name is Jamaalw27 on Skype.


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  3. Nicholas yeboah

    Dear man of God I really need prayers my life is in danger, things are getting worse day in and out and don’t know why things are happening that way in my present life.


    1. Gayle

      Confess and repent of your sins to our heavenly Father, then rebuke, reject, and renounce satan, and his evil spirits, then find a prayer of salvation like all about God Prayer of Salvation, and surrender your life to the Lord Jesus Christ and if you are received you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit…if you are not received immediately, keep trying…you will know you are saved and going to heaven when you can say “Christ Jesus is Lord”. Jesus loves you, then you can use the written word in the Bible as weapons against the enemy…right now I say a lot, Dear Heavenly Father please rebuke satan in the name of Jesus. Amen. It works…go to church..baptist, alliance…make sure it is Bible based teaching my friend. Please save your own soul. I have listened to Jesus talk to me..nice and loving…He loves you even when you are not yet his own.


  4. Roberto Rivero

    My second daughter is always angry, bitter and has the habit of telling us that “God is telling her to do that so and so…etc” to the point that she wants us to follow everything she heard from God accrdng to her. One time, I sold my old car and she advises me to give 100 percent of the proceed to the church. (We’re born again Christian). I did not follow her advise and instead gave only 30% and the rest for my family. Upon knowing it, she turned hysterical and shouted I might die for not doing what she said. Please help. I guess, she is being demonized. Thank you. God bless.


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  6. Jill Holcomb

    Jamal, I wish you would study Roman Catholicism…The Blessed Mother only wants to lead people to Jesus, her Son. Catholics do not worship Mary, but we do honor her as the Mother of God. We also ask her to pray to Jesus for us…just like we ask friends to pray for us…why would we not want to ask the Mother of Jesus…who is so close to Jesus…to pray for us? God Bless you for working on leading people to Jesus…but I really believe you should study a religion more closely…read the fathers of the church…the apostles and more! You will see the a Catholic is a Christian. We believe that Jesus Christ is King and wants all of us to be with Him in eternity. His Mother, Mary, also wants to see us in eternity. If God thought that she was so special to make her the Mother of Jesus…we should also give honor to her…who only wants to see us get to Jesus. I wear a miraculous medal every day…reminding me that Mary (human) imitated Jesus most perfectly. Jesus was mortal on earth and divine. She prostrated herself before her Son and her goal was to always do the will of God…Mary’s goal is to help lead us to Jesus who is our Savior. She loves us as no other mother can love. Read about the miraculous medal. Pictures and icons and statues of Jesus and saints…why not? Do you not put out pictures/photos of family members/grandparents? Why do we do that? To keep them in our thoughts…to remind us of them. Pictures/statues remind us of their love for us. I want to surround myself with pictures that make me think of Jesus and all that is Holy. Saints also want to see us get to heaven and are always praying for us too. We all have a guardian angel…thank God. Jesus loves us. Love everyone and lead by example.


    1. Carol


      Thank you for such a beautiful post! Roman Catholicism is widely misunderstood by many Christian denominations. Personally, I grew up Catholic but left the faith in college and self-identified as “agnostic” for most of my young adult life.

      About two years ago, I became born again after being lost for all those years. I thank Protestant Christians for that, as it was through them and their messages that I returned to Christ. As a babe in Christ, I struggled to understand a lot of the symbolism and rituals of the Catholic Church. I prayed to God and Jesus to lead me to in the right path. God heard my prayers and led me right back to the Catholic Church!

      I read and became acquainted with the works of Catholic apologists like Dr. Scott Hahn (a Presbyterian convert to Catholicism), Jeff Cavins (author of My Life on the Rock and former Baptist Minister), and Mother Miriam ( a Jewish born Catholic nun who, as a former Protestant, tried to “save Catholics”), she is now a strong defender of the Virgin Mary. Their individual stories show their amazing and unintentional journey into Roman Catholicism. After years of decrying Catholicism as “false religion” they have come to the conclusion that it is the purest form of Christianity and are now staunch apologists (defenders) of the faith.

      I highly recommend their books, which provide Biblical explanations for the practices and doctrines of the Catholic Church. I only wished I had known or someone had taught me these truths all the years I spent being lost. But, it’s never too late and I hope others can gain knowledge by studying the works of these incredible Catholic Christians.

      After everything i’ve been through, I cannot discount the wonderful works of many Protestants out there who love Jesus with all their hearts. It was, after all, Protestant Christians who led me back to Jesus and (eventually) to the Catholic Church.

      Christians must stop being divisive with each others and unite against our war with Satan, the real enemy. God bless ALL Christians!!


    2. Elizabeth Slaughter

      No dear friend – The Catholic Church can be very appealing because of the ritual involved but whether you realise it or not, praying to dead saints (even Mary) is necromancy & forbidden by God – there is one mediator between God &man – the man Christ Jesus (were it not so this verse wouldn’t have been included in Holy Scripture – it’s in the Catholic bible too but is simply not taught. – When God first led me out of the Catholic Church I still had a desire to return – I failed to recognise that I was in bondage – there was no sign at all, either to me or anyone else –
      However, after a Protestant Pastor prayed for me I felt something like a very heavy chain fall from my shoulders – At the same time the Church became very bright – as though someone had switched on a light! – That was seven years ago & I now see very clearly the wrong doctrines taught by Catholicism & cannot believe I once believed in them – Please pray to the Father through Jesus to grant you discernment & wisdom – He will answer!
      There are many well intentioned Catholics, but no idolater will ever see the Kingdom of Heaven! God bless you


    1. Carol


      The word yoga means “yoked” to Hindu gods. Every “asana” or posture in yoga has a spiritual meaning to connect to a particular deity. Hindu priests will admit that there is no such thing as yoga without hinduism or hinduism without yoga.

      With each asana, people are (knowingly or unknowingly) worshipping these pagan deities. This can have deleterious spiritual effects, as it eventually results in open portals for demonic attacks.

      Here is the testimony of an ex Hindu and Yoga Guru from India. Her name is Purvi and she warns about the dangers of practicing Yoga.


  7. braileebanbury

    When i get extremely angry i hit my head on the wall… is this a sign of possession? I’ve constantly thought of suicide and i always feel ill in some way. all i can think about now is just banging myself. It’s like
    Someone is pointing a gun at my head telling me to do it


  8. Anonymous

    I feel that I am being tormented by demons. I had a very hard life with childhood abuse and many of the other “door openers” listed above as well. Now I am following Jesus and love and believe in him with all my heart. But I’m tormented almost every day with horrible depression, anxiety, intrusive negative thoughts and voices, and terrifying nightmares. I pray and yell for any demons, negative sprits, and even Satan himself to be expelled from my body, in the name of Jesus Christ, but it seems that they just come back again the next day. I need the Holy Spirit to cast out and replace any bad spirits in my life. What should I do?


    1. It is important to stop sinning. Cut off all things that are displeasing to God. If you have done that then seen seek the Lord why they keep returning.

      Feel free to call me if you want me to pray for you.


  9. Anonymous

    Thank you. Yes I know I am not all the way out of sin yet. But I am going to a good bible-based church and praying a lot, so I am working on it. Thank you for caring! ❤


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