How do unclean spirits take possession? They must be invited to enter in.
Most people wouldn’t believe that they have invited unclean spirits to dwell within them because they have never verbally said to an unclean spirit “I invite you demon to live inside of me” and some don’t believe that they are harboring unclean spirits simply because they don’t “feel anything” and think that they’re supposed to feel something in order to have unclean spirits attached to them. An unclean spirit can present itself TO ANYONE and try to tempt that person to sin, which always comes in the form of a thought, but sometimes an audible impression is realized. There is a difference between being tempted by an unclean spirit and harboring an impure spirit within you. I was taught a song when I was a child and the lyrics of this song are “be careful little children what you see, be careful little children what you see, because the Father up above is looking down at us so be careful little children what you see,” and then it goes on to say, “be careful little children what you say, and what you hear”. That song is one of the most powerful songs that I’ve ever heard and the reason being is because if you would obey the lyrics of that song (which is exactly what God tells us to do) you would be protected from being molested by unclean spirits!
Be careful little children what you see– when/if you look at something that is unholy[unclean] such as a graphic view of someone shooting or murdering someone or if you look at nudity or pornography -ANYTHING that is unholy/filthy creates an unclean spiritual environment. An unclean spiritual environment is an INVITATION for an unclean spirit. An unclean spirit needs an unclean environment to thrive, IT CAN’T LIVE IN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT so when you create an unclean environment through your eye gate unclean spirits will enter through your EYES because you’ve created an inviting atmosphere for that spirit.
The same applies for your ears when you listen to things that are not holy such as profanity, illicit music lyrics or even gossip- anything that is not holy creates an unclean environment in your ear gate and unclean spirits can enter through your EARS and the same principle applies to your mouth when you indulge in gossip, slander, and cursing. The fruits of partaking in this unholiness is all being recorded in your MIND simultaneously when you look at listen to or say something that’s not clean, that creates “a room” in your mind – just like preparing a guest room in your house for guests, you’re creating a spiritual room in your mind to house unclean spirits and the more you feed them, the more impure your thoughts and actions will become and the more difficult it will be for you to get rid of them. Even if you looked at pornography a year ago and you’ve since repented of it, the memory of the pornography is still in your minds eye/memory bank (which is why you can still remember what porn looks like after you’ve left it)and although you repented you will most likely still have a problem with an unclean spirit because THE MEMORY OF PORNOGRAPHY THAT IS STILL IN YOUR MIND IS ENOUGH TO SATIATE AN UNCLEAN SPIRIT when you retrieve that memory and pull it up into your imagination, which is one reason why an unclean spirit can reside in you HIDDEN FOR YEARS while you think that you’ve been “delivered” from it. Unclean spirits prefer FRESH FOOD which is why people are plagued with depression, low self esteem and thoughts of suicide in trying to get rid of certain unclean spirits by starving them. They will tempt you (not force you) to revisit pornography, to lie and gossip or to listen to filth SO THAT THEY CAN BE FED AGAIN.
It is OUT OF YOUR OWN DESIRE that you will revisit those places of wickedness [ But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death James 1:14-15]. So, it’s not the devil that made you look at the pornography or tell that lie- YOU DID IT BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO! For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder,adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.All these evils come from inside and make a man “unclean” [ Mark 7:21-23]. These evils gain entrance though what you see, hear and say because WHAT YOU SEE, HEAR AND SAY LEADS TO OTHER ACTIONS. For example, watching pornography usually leads to anger, marital infidelity or sexual crimes, masturbation, fornication and other sexual perversions and ALL OF THESE THINGS open additional spiritual doors! Listening to songs filled with hate usually leads to hateful behavior such as engaging in fights, low self esteem or criminal activity. Saying bad words or gossiping usually leads to quarrels within the family, co-workers or people in your community which can also lead to domestic physical altercations.
You’re not going to “feel” anything when all of this takes place, it’s all done spiritually in a seamless and timeless transaction. The same way that you don’t “feel” your spirit in your body such as a tingling sensation that lets you know that your spirit is present in your body. Your spirit being present in your body is a natural ,effortless reality, and that’s the same way it is when an unclean spirit enters your body when you invite it in by creating an unclean atmosphere for it. If your mind is clean the unclean spirit cannot attach itself to your mind [ For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet was without sin. let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16] – unclean spirits like things that are unclean and that’s how it works. It’s very difficult if not impossible to remove an image from your mind even if that image was put there through something that you’ve heard, things that you say also creates an image in your mind. Anything that you entertain that is UNHOLY will create an unholy environment on the inside of you which is an invitation for unclean spirits to hang out. 1 Corinthians 6:9 – Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, not thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such WERE some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified,you were justified in the name of the Lord and the Spirit of our God.
THERE IS A WAY OUT!
- REPENT! Be remorseful and SHOW REMORSE before God. Admit your sin(s) and ask God to forgive you and purify you. Be sincere with God, don’t put on a show as you would in church! Do it in the privacy of your own house in your prayer room so that you can take your time to talk to God from your heart without any onlookers or distractions. [ 1 John 1:8-9 If we claim to be without sin,we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness].
- PURSUE HOLINESS! This is the only way to stay free FOREVER from an unclean spirit. After remorsefully admitting your sin to God, ask Him to show you the way to Holiness and seek holiness knowing that your very life depends on it! If this means ditching the television, unfriending filthy people, throwing out cd’s with filthy lyrics, changing your ENTIRE WARDROBE to replace immodest clothing with modest clothing- DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to make yourself and surroundings pure and clean! Pray daily OUT LOUD to God and repent throughout the day. [2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith,love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.] Read 1 Timothy 6:11-12, and Psalm 51:1-17 is a good prayer that should be prayed out loud if you don’t know how to approach God.
- DON’T LOOK BACK! Don’t look back upon those things that allowed the entrance of unclean spirits. Let your mind stay on thoughts that are holy and pure, unclean spirits HATE THAT! Meditating on thoughts that are holy throughout the day creates a clean spiritual environment that unclean spirits hate. Some people “test their deliverance” by looking at pornography and listening to filthy music to see if they’re strong enough to sustain it. THAT’S A BIG MISTAKE, and all that will happen is -that unclean spirit that was almost dead from starvation will RESSURECT because you’ve just fed it again!
[Romans 12:1b-2a Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God this is your spiritual act of worship. do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.]
[Romans 13:12-14 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So, let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, a sin the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.]
This is an elementary explanation of how unclean spirits can gain access to a person. An unclean spirit can also be passed onto another person by INPARTATION [someone laying hands on you]. But, If one delves into black magic, Indian magic, African magic or carries ju-ju (a demon) for protection or to acquire something illegally-then, your situation will be more complex, and it is only God Himself who can help you, if He chooses to help you. When one makes a covenant with Satan and denounces Adonai as his God and Father, that is very dangerous and although I’ve heard of some people that repented and came back to God, I’ve known people who employed demons to do their bidding and are now mentally incapacitated, have reprobate minds, have committed suicide or died mysteriously. The spiritual realm is a mysterious realm that is full of curses and blessings and is to be respected and taken very seriously. The key is HOLINESS. Holiness [genuine holiness] is what repels unclean spirits and invites the divine protection and everlasting blessings of God.