Monday, May 7, 2018

Is It Possible For Christians To Be Possessed By Demons?

        We know from Scripture that it is impossible for genuine Christians to be possessed by demons because they are owned by God Himself (1 Corinthians 7:23). He is sovereign over creation. There is nothing which can snatch us from Him. Demons thus have no control or dominion over us. 

        God has redeemed us with the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ (Acts 20:28). That is what it cost Him to make us beneficiaries of His kingdom. Demons therefore have no claim to us. We cannot be taken possession of by them.

        The God who indwells Himself in us is greater than the things of this world (1 John 4:4). He has conquered them. Demons are just as much a part of creation as we are. They do not have the power to control us. God has not authorized demons to take possession of believers.

        The Holy Spirit has no fellowship with demons (2 Corinthians 6:14-16), and therefore cannot be present in the body of a person who is possessed by them. There is no such thing as a Christian who has not been consecrated by the Holy Spirit to serve God.

          The only types of people that we see as being possessed by demons in Scripture are the unsaved. The New Testament epistles record no examples of or instructions as to how to even cast evil spirits out of Christians. It is reasonable to infer from this data that Christians cannot be demon possessed.

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