By: Jonathan David Erhirhi
These are some basic routes by which people get possessed with demons;
1. Nature Worship: worship of things created by God instead of the Creator opens one up to demonic Oppression and possession. (Ezekiel 8).
2. Idolatiry: Idolatry is spiritual harlotry and it brings Gods anger to the fourth generation of the victim. Gods anger naturally opens one up to satanic attacks and destruction. (Numbers 25).
3. Images: Worship of images, in shrines or churches is against Gods Word.(Isaiah 40).
4. Ancestral Worship: practices of reincarnation. Giving and answering names of the dead like Nnenna in Igbo language and Iyabo in Yoruba that means ‘my dead mother has come again’. Pouring of libation too to the ancestors opens one up to demonic trading. People live only once and die, there’s no coming back (Heb 9).
5. Satan worship: any form of satanic or angelic worship opens one up to demonic possession. No true Angel of God allows human beings to worship them. God hates and forbids us to bow before any image. (Exodus 20).
6. Demonic Practices: practices such as divination, visiting prayer houses or shrines to ‘look’ into the future. To foretell by occult means even in some so called churches by paying a consultation fee thereby unknowingly trading with demons.
Observing Times…all forms of star gazing and astrology, means of getting information from the Cosmos. Horoscopes for guidance are all part of satanic worship. Funny enough its now secretly added to Facebook. Trying to tell you how you look when you are old etc.
All these are a few ways through which people get possessed with demons. We shall continue as we see more ways. Be free to seek Counsel and Deliverance from a seasoned man of God.