You keep hitting the same wall. You are practicing sin and can't stop. These are two of the five signs you might need deliverance I shared with you a few weeks ago.
Of course, those aren't the only signs of demonic activity in your life. Demons can oppose you from the outside, but they can also oppress you from the inside.
When it comes to spirits at an individual level, I subscribe to the late Dr. Lester Sumrall's theory of demon possession as outlined in his Demonology & Deliverance
manual. I believe there
are seven stages of demonic influence: regression, repression, suppression, depression, oppression, obsession and, possession.
For the record, I do not believe a Christian can be demon-possessed. Jesus came to set the captives free, and He has given us a command and the authority to go along with it to cast out demons.
1 John 3:8b tells us, "For this purpose the Son of God was revealed, that He might destroy the works of the devil." And Acts 10:38 says, "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him."
said before, you can be demonized in your emotions, in your mind, in your body or your physical lusts. But how can you tell if you need deliverance? Read these five telltale signs of demonic oppression below, but remember—Jesus came to set the captives free.1
. You hear constant voices in your head, and you can't shut them out.
The late Derek Prince used to say, "Anything that has a voice is a person." If you can't rid yourself of the imaginations, you could have a demon. When you meditate on the Word and it doesn't renew your mind, there's a stronghold.