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 Where do demons occupy?

Hi All,I have been thinking of this over the last few days and was wondering what do you think?Its an area that I am recovering again basically to do with christians and demons.
1.Where do demons occupy?
Man is made up of body,soul and spirit.When Jesus permitted the demons to go into the herd of pigs,no spirit was involved,so it had to be body or soul or both.Hadnt it?
2.Jesus explained what happens when an evil spirit comes out of a man
Matt 12.43 "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.
Does this mean that a spirit can return back into a christian?
Thanks Staff

 2011/7/17 19:23Profile
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 Re: Where do demons occupy?

Is Jesus statement here about the evil spirit bringing seven friends supposed to be about the evil spirit? Or is Jesus using this to illustrate a bigger point? If so, what is that bigger point?


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 2011/7/17 20:07Profile
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 Re: Where do demons occupy?

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Does this mean that a spirit can return back into a christian?



I always assume it just meant that the person didn't give the house a new "Occupant", as the Holy Spirit and demons will not be "room mates" no matter what some might claim.

 2011/7/17 22:21Profile









 Re: Where do demons occupy?

Staff, demonic spirits in Christians take up residence primarily in the brain. Although they can attack other parts of the body. They try to converse with Christians and they try to destroy a Christian's self-image. They have to be given an open door in order for them to do this. They can not occupy without permission.

I'm curious why you want to know though. I also curious as to where you are located on this big huge globe. Thanks.

 2011/7/18 0:41
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 Re: Where do demons occupy?

staff: I do not think it so critical that we understand exactly what part of man is inhabited or influenced or controlled or oppressed or possessed and etc. I do think it critical that we understand scriptures such as Rom 6:16-18.

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? (17) But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. (18) Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

There have been a plethora of books written about demonization that range from "there is no such thing" to "look for a demon on every doorknob." The reality is that there is a spirit realm where demons can have influence on mankind. A believer can, through sin or sometimes through other influences, be influenced himself by demons. What is important is that the influence is broken by the power of God in the name of Jesus. I certainly don't want to put myself in a position where I open myself up to the demonic realm. And if I walk in the Spirit and continue in obedience and submission to Christ, I have nothing to worry about as I stand in a place where I can exercise the authority of Christ whose I am and who I trust in.


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Hi Endzone,I am Irish.Thank you for your reply and everyone else as well.The reasons I want to know are:
The meetings I attended first when I was saved were healing and deliverance meetings.Many things have been said about this topic over the years and I felt during the week that I should revisit the topic and sort out a few things in my mind.A couple of things came to mind during the week and I feel like if I focus on the technical details of the subject that I will get answers.
For instance where do demons occupy?When you say the brain you are talking about the body,similar to the pigs.I am questioning whether demons can occupy a mans spirit whether he is saved or not saved.I am trying to look at it technically and scripturally.Yours Staff

 2011/7/18 17:56Profile
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Hi Everesttosama,
I think that you are right about the Holy Spirit not been roommates with demons.
What I am questioning is whether a demon can occupy a part of the body while the Holy Spirit is occupying the Spirit of a man,at least in the short term,yours Staff

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Hi Twayneb,
I do think that you are right in saying that we must consider ourselves dead to sin and servants of righteousness and I am trying to understand my own experiences and how those verses marry up with demon controlled or oppressed areas etc
The whole area has got such a bad name,I feel we may have thrown out the baby with the bathwater,yours Staff

 2011/7/18 18:12Profile
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Hi Alreadymind,
I dont know what the bigger point is!but i'l have another look.yours staff

 2011/7/18 18:14Profile









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I found this link today and haven't read it all yet, but from what I've read, this missionary-teacher to Tanzania, Africa sounds right-on to my Biblical understanding - but each must make up their own minds on this topic.

Don't know if this speaks to what the OP is seeking, but hope it helps somebody.

http://www.bereanstudies.co.uk/


In His Love.

 2011/7/18 23:08





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