August 9, 2006

Demon Possession and Oppression


Demonic oppression and possession is still around today. We don't hear much of it because a good majority of the ones who are being tormented by evil forces are those who are:

1. Narcissistic

2. Diagnosed with various personality disorders and other related disorders

3. Sociopaths

Matthew 7:17:

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

James 3:12

Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

Evil :
1. Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good;

anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury;

mischief; harm; -- opposed to {good}.

Evils which our own misdeeds have wrought. --Milton.

The evil that men do lives after them. --Shak.

2. Moral badness, or the deviation of a moral being from the principles of virtue imposed by conscience, or by the will of the
Supreme Being, or by the principles of a lawful human authority; disposition to do wrong; moral offence; wickedness; depravity.
The heart of the sons of men is full of evil.
--Eccl. ix. 3.

Oppression

3. A feeling of being heavily weighed down in mind or body.

Possession

2. Something owned or possessed.

7. The state of being dominated by or as if by evil spirits or by an obsession.

Oppression and Possession:

The way I see it, those who are oppressed by demonic forces are continually being "harassed" by them but they have not yet been possessed (totally taken over) by them.

As the definition above describes, someone who is oppressed feels heavily weighted down in body and mind.

The perfect definition of depression wouldn't you say? Now I am not saying everyone who is suffering from depression is oppressed by the devil.

All of those who do evil are not demon possessed. But there is a danger in labeling all of those who practice evil as suffering from some mental or character disorder as many psychologists do today.

Are those who continually practice evil spiritually sick?
I believe that they are.

We have all done evil things in our lives.

Are you sorry for the evil you have done?

Or

Are you unconcerned about the harm your evil actions has brought upon others?

If you are sorry for the evil you have done, this shows that you have a conscience and that it has not been seared and this is a good thing. Your sorrow over the evil you have done shows that your conscience is working.

But there are those in this world who do evil continuously and show no regret or remorse for the evil deeds they do to others. To act in this manner is a sure sign of a defective or seared conscience.

To do continuous evil to others and have no regrets is the hallmark of an evil person.

Do you intentionally harm others? Do you not think twice about what your selfish acts might bring upon others? Someone who does these things are practicing evil. In order for someone to practice doing evil to others, they must have evil in their hearts.

Jesus said what is in your heart will come out of your mouth. Our words tend to signify the content of what we carry around within.

Matthew 18:

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defileth not a man.

Possession

Before a person can be possessed, that person must YIELD themselves to continually practice evil.

Repeatedly giving ourselves over to evil will assuredly pay us back by way of being overtaken by that evil. Unless one yields him or herself to evil, they cannot be possessed.

1. Narcissism and the demonic:

It is my belief that some of those who are narcissists are possessed by demons. I have known narcissistic people and there is something inherently evil about them. They only think of themselves with no regard for their fellow man. They view human beings as tools to be used or discarded. For a person to do this, make no mistake, he has welcomed evil into his life.

To think that a narcissist could live their entire life without giving thought to what they do to others with their evil acts is mind boggling. But this is what happens. Narcissists believe that they do no wrong. They will not admit to being at fault in any fashion. They are deceived but they don't see it. You can read more about narcissists by clicking here .

2. The personality disordered:

It is my personal belief that some percentage of these people are possessed by demons.

It is no surprise that none of us want to accept this. We would rather categorize these people as "sick" or as suffering from a severe character flaw that holds them in its clutches and in which they are helpless to get free from.

But in truth, the reason these people cannot get free from the clutches that evil has upon them is because they refuse to acknowledge the truth and face what they have allowed into their lives and what they have become.

In truth, a majority of these people are spoiled, selfish brats. Selfishness is a sin. In their particular situation, the sin or selfishness has overtaken them and is now reigning in their lives. The same holds true for narcissists.

The sad fact is that these people are being harassed and in some cases, controlled by demonic spirits that have been given sanctuary within them.

3. Psychopaths

A psychopath is one who has a seared conscience. The evil they do doesn't bother them. They are cold, calculating and aloof. They caring nothing about anyone but themselves.

What about the will of the person?

Notice that I say the person has GIVEN sanctuary to the evil forces. I have always believed that no power in heaven or on earth is able to go all out against the will of a person and overtake them UNLESS that person YIELDS to that force or power.

Entertaining demons:

There are some people who have reported hearing "voices" that they enjoy listening to.

One time I heard of a person going to a church meeting and coming forward to be freed from demonic forces they had allowed into their lives. This person told the pastor that they didn't want to be rid of the voices they heard. Some of these people have reported that the "voices" have told them to kill or to do other evil deeds to people. These are evil spirits that are doing this folks.

But when the person starts LISTENING and giving credence and to these evil forces, this is when the evil forces gain strength in the person's life.

Demonic possession in the bible

Jesus cast out demons often. There was one particular incident in which his disciples could not cast a demon out. Jesus response was, " this kind cometh forth not except by fasting and prayer". So we see that we cannot lump all cases of demonic possession into one neat category.

The longer a person is possessed by a demonic force, the harder they will be to cast out. And the harder it will be for those who are taken over by one to get free.

What brings them out?

The truth always sets people free and demonic possession is no exception.

The person who is oppressed or possessed is the one who must face and accept the truth. The person who is oppressed or possessed needs very much to acknowledge that they have allowed hate, anger, and maliciousness to rule in their lives and as a result of this, they have been oppressed by demonic/ evil forces. People should have the desire to be free from these evil forces. They must want rid of them and desire to live by the power of GODS spirit, the Holy Spirit.

If Jesus was here with us today in the flesh, he would no doubt tell us to cast out devils just as he did 2000 years ago to his disciples.

Jesus cast out the demonic through the Holy Spirit in those times. And when we are called on to intercede for a possessed person today, we will only be able to cast out the demonic by way of the truth and the Holy spirit. Nothing has changed friends.

Questions about Demon Possession:

For one thing, when Jesus cast out demons, he approached the person, knew by the spirit that the person was possessed, didn't ASK the person if they wanted to be free of the demons and cast them out of that person. In order for us to live anywhere near that level of spiritual maturity, we must have discernment.

In our day and age, we feel that we must ASK and find out if the possessed person wants to be delivered, yet Jesus didn't do this. He asked a demon that was inside a person what his name was - the demon replied, "LEGION, for we are many".

During the times I have been present when people were possessed, the person just started acting out. That is, they started screaming and thrashing around. There were no verbal exchanges between the preacher and the possessed person that began and enabled the deliverance to take place.

I have both prayed for and been present in cases where people were possessed. I have been by their side when they were battling the very forces of hell. This is not a light thing.

Calling evil by it's name:

Why can we not bring ourselves to call evil what it is? We dismiss the actions of those who routinely do evil and wreak havoc in the lives of others by turning away or remaining silent and dismissing it altogether. We should call evil what it is.

No healing and wholeness will ever come from lying or covering up the truth.

Some bible scriptures that deal with demon possession:

Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Matthew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

Acts 8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

Mark 9:18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

Mark 9:28 28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? 29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

33 comments:

Charlotte said...

Thank you for posting this. The only part I object to is labelling people "evil". I don't think anyone is evil, but that they choose to do evil. God loves us all (even Satan and his legion) equally; he made ALL of us in his image, and all of us can have his spirit working through us, if we choose. Satan and his infamous legion are past the point of being able to choose, a point which we all will reach some day. But I still believe that while we yet can choose, we can overcome even the evil that we once yielded to. I speak as someone who was once ruled by demons, by my own choosing. God healed me when I chose forgiveness over revenge. We all walk our own particular version of the straight and narrow, which is as individual and unique as our fingerprint and our soul. But none of us came into this world evil, and I maintain that none of us IS evil, but only that we can choose to do evil. The distinction is very important, and as a Christian, I think it is essential that it be delineated. Thank you again for your post. Keep up the good work. Cheers, and God bless you. Charlotte Creamer

Anonymous said...

charlotte Creamer,
I was touched by your comment. I am a born again beleiver and somehow got involved with a sociopath. I was wondering what made you finally decide to choose God over Satan. I finally found out that he was a pathological liar. He told me he was the devil. He also told me he was going to hell and he was trying to take as many people as he could with him. I don't understand how a person can choose knowningly such evil. I know he much live in sheer torment. Everyone says he is a lost cause. If everyone turns their back on him what is he left with. Please give me your insight on the situation. Katie

Gianni said...

I have come to believe that some people are a lost cause already in this world.

Just like the demons, they cannot go back.

Someone is a psychopath/narcissist. Don't waste any time or energy on them. Stay away from them!

Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard from my narcissist ex in over a year. I was driving and the holy spirit spoke to me and said "when" he calls (my ex), tell him about Jesus. I thought to myself, I haven't spoken with him in over a year. I won't hear from him. Low and behold, an hour later he phoned. At that point, I knew it was the Holy Spirit as the devil will not lead anyone that he uses to Christ. I told him exactly what the Spirit said and he got quiet. He said, I believe you. Of course, he lied about why he believed I was led to tell him that. I also told him God is becoming inpatient with him living the way that he's living. Of course, it went in one ear out the other. He texted me just yesterday asking to use my home to grow marijuana. Did he learn from the warning! No! These people are self-consumed and will use anyone. They are unstoppable. However, I truly believe that God sees all things and time is running out for those that desperately seek to destroy the lives of the innocent. I agree, they are demon driven.

Anonymous said...

I do believe that these people can be saved, why ? because jesus conqured the evil one. If this was impossible then the cross has no place in our lives today. God is not mocked, we shall reap what we have sown. I have experienced the full slaughter of a narcissist for almost 20yrs. I am now divorced, and God has become my husband. Unless someone experience living with these tormented souls, it is very hard to talk about. My ex has done some deplorable things to me and my children, that is recorded in heaven. I feel sorry for him !!

Anonymous said...

This confirms what I already figured out! I was married to a sociopath twice! I cannot begin to explain what I have been through but I can say I have looked into the face of Satan when I looked at my husband! Pure Evil. Something to think about is why is there no cure for narcissim,soiopaths and psychopaths??? Why.. because this a spiritual issue NOT medical. Psycologists need to wake up to the truth and start treating these people as possessed individuals. Jesus cast out evil all the time, who is doing that today? What has changed? What has changed is Satans ability to disguise his power in people which we call mental illness.

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness I am so happy to be reading this! i thought that there is no cure for a narcissist but i always had the strong suspicion that it was a very strong demon or a legion of demons tormenting the person and not letting them be themselves. i can tell you form experience that living and growing up with a narcissist almost killed me, i almost committed suicide because of my narcissistic mother and her similar family..it was devastating, just horrible. my poor brothers are still under her spell and cant see her for what she truly is but the /lord in His mercy gave me discernment to see the truth. my mother is incapable of being happy and of loving. she has no true feelings, no joy, shes completely empty inside, her family too. you have no idea how it is to be around people like this. she repulses me...but i love her because she is my mother..i have to help her...

cicowner said...

Thanks and keep the comments coming. I regret that I don't have more time to read and reply to comments on the blog. To a recent poster who commented:
"Jesus cast out evil all the time, who is doing that today? What has changed? What has changed is Satan's ability to disguise his power in people which we call mental illness".

I agree with you.
There are those who are mentally ill and there are those who are oppressed or possessed by evil spirits (demons). I am also amazed by the fact that Jesus cast out demons, told his disciples to as well, and yet it would seem our churches in America seem to be getting farther away from obeying that mandate or command. I do believe that there are some narcissists who are oppressed or possessed. I have had experiences with a few who I am sure were demon oppressed. I believe that first one is oppressed and if this continues, it is then possible for the person to suffer from full-blown possession.

Anonymous said...

The Bible says that in this time of the end the Devil is like a roaring lion seeking to devour as many as he can as he knows his time has come short. His demons are working hard and as for narcissism it is described in 2 Timothy 3.
I believe narcissim is demon possession. These people may have had issues in their childhood but they also have their own responsibility when they willingly keep on sinning thus inviting demons in.

Anonymous said...

I viewed a video today describing the various types of demons, and why an individual becomes possessed. The first person that came to mind was my soon to be ex. He is now a diagnosed Sociopath, with behavior that has dramatically changed and worsened in the last 3 years. Since I've known him 30 years, it's stunning to see he is capable of such evil behavior today. I've often called his recent actions "pure evil," while I grieve the man he once was. How can the same man carve me hand made hearts, write love letters, purchase romantic gifts ,provide for his family, etc., and now stalk me, destroy my personal belongings, let the air out of my car tires... And worse. The kind, loving, romantic behavior lasted 30 years, while this newer scary, violent, abusive monster I've known for only 3. Ironically, his most vile side erupted after I was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and he is currently doing everything possible to destroy me... Financially, emotionally, psychologically, and mentally. I should add, that the evil began 2.5 years before I finally filed for divorce. My heart is broken into a million pieces.

Anonymous said...

Hello my name is Brian and I came across your blog... I can tell you that you are 100% correct in your beliefs about demons, I have actual physical proof and an amazing story to back it up!  If you would like to discuss the details with me privately I would be happy to share them with you.  I promise you it will be a life changing conversation... and no, I don't want anything from you, I'm not some whacko (married successful business man with 5 kids)... I only wish to share and you can choose how you'd like to incorporate my story and proof... Or not, its totally up to you, Email brianmusic123 at gmail  - we can chat if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

I know that people who suffer from NPD are demons. I have first hand knowledge because I was in a relationship with one for over 7 years. Of course, i had no idea, that his person was even mentally ill, let alone a demon filled narcisstic until I actual broke up with him because I found a slew of women phone numbers on his phone bill. Don't get me wrong, there were signs. He lived out of town, so we only just seen each other one or twice a week. He would get fire hot mad for the small, insignificant things, he was wildly jealous and possesive, and a self righteous user. He also could be the kindest, sweetest,gentlest most thoughtful person you could meet. That was the part I saw most of the time, but it was JUST AN ACT.
WHen I learned of the cheating, I started researching. How could it be a man that proclaimed to love GOD, do such things! I was looking up sociopath one day and came across NPD illness. He fit each and every description! Then I started reading about how it happens, the chances of cure(not) and it became crystal clear to me exactly what people who suffer with NPD are: demons...the devil re-incarnated. I told my ex what he has and that he needs to get rid of the demon by falling on his knees praying to GOD. He did not deny he was possessed, he basically admitted it but cannot or will not do anything about it.

Anonymous said...

I am married to an alcoholic verbally abusive cheater. The degree of disgustingness he is capable of is unbelievable. One minute he's reasonable and loving and the next he's aggressive hateful and horrid. He's addicted to violent video games. I want to save my husband and my marriage but this whole ordeal has weakens my spirit.

Anonymous said...

I live with a sociopath, it took me a long time to figure out that he just isn't right in the head. He doesn't believe in paying bills, seems to screw up everything without a care in the world and likes prostitutes. Everything he gets a job he loses it, but I'm the one with the problem. I can't do anything right in his eyes, oh but I can pay the bills, raise our children with love while he verbally curses at them and I have to step in and say "their kids" Everytime he gets money it disappears and of course there's nothing to show for it. After I had our second child I found a couple pictures on the family computer of a prostitute and an Email from him to her saying Hey I'll be in the lobby" He is a sociopath through and through. Sick fuck I wish I wouldn't of been in denial for so long

Anonymous said...

                                              I discoverd yesterday my mother was a narrsisst after looking into mental behaviour. I messaged her & told her I will no longer accept her abusive behaviour and that I must separate myself permanatley (this was recommended because there is no cure) something bothers me in the Bible lunatic is procession so I type in narsissist/ denomic procession and yr blog came up. In the back of my mind I know God dosent give us the spirit of fear but of love and a sound mind. (not hatred & lunatic) When I became a Christian (1yr ago) my mothers hatred elevated her abuse got worse she often disputes the Bible 1 example would be when she said Jesus Christ came only in the spirit I rebuked her she didnt want to hear what I had to say but a couple of weeks later I confronted her first she denied it when I stood firm then she admitted she said it but was testing my Faith to see what I said( it didnt feel right ) so I said why would you lie then I began reading from John that anyone who says such things is an antichrist she got angry and upset and spoke over the top of me as she does (its not me she ignores but the word of God) This is ongoing the other day she told me Jesus went to hell to collect all  the people that were in hell I said dont be rediculous he went to pay the price for sin. She was adamant this was her opinion instead of admitting it was another lie made up by her (in which she has become compulsive). I speak the truth for its the word of God she says she believes but is an unbeliever. The reason I cut contact is because she lied and told my brother I said she was going to hell which I never said when my brother told me this I broke down in tears for I hadnt gotten over the horrible things she said to me the day before saying things such as I was the exact opposite of Jesus ect its very hurtful. It was the final straw God is calling me to come to him I choose him first and want to follow him. I forgive my mother I love her but am worried should I be around her my love will dissolve like aspirin. I want to help her am I able to step out in Faith in the name of Jesus and ask the holy spirit to save her without her believing. Im only a new babe in Christ and worry for my mother as a narrsisst she has an addictive behaviour and is also dependant on marijuana and prescription medication ( if she was freed from procession wouldn't she reinvite them back in with these actions). I've never left a blog message but Im desperate please help me. Godbless ps she refuses to admitt her problem as confirmed in a voice mail message I received today and puts this action of her doings on me as if I done them (being abusive) and claims to be victimized. 

Cic owner said...

To anonymous nov 15th:
Keep your distance as much as is possible. You are a relatively new believer as well, all the more reason to keep distance! This is the delimma we have since she is your mother. The "testing" thing she claims is one of the twisted tools these narcissists use on us. Keep praying for your mother, you are doing about all you can. These people thrive on pushing others buttons. I have stood in front of a narcissist while they were playing these little mind games and said "what"?
The next time your mother says something hurtful or off the wall or lies, look at her in the eye and say "what"? Sometimes it gets them to really think about what rubbish that just came out of their mouths. But most of the time they will just say , "you heard me" and slink off :(
They seem to be on this earth only to cause and spread strife... My prayers for your situation anon... And to my previous posters. I'm going to read more comments and will respond again soon.

Anonymous said...

I'm currently married to a man oppressed by demons. He is a wonderful man but certain times he becomes cruel, angry, verbally and physically violent. I know that he is being harassed by demons because they used to jump back and forth between us. As I have let the Holy Spirit back into my life and renewed my walk with Christ, the demons can't torture me directly anymore so they attack my husband who then attacks me. What hurts me so much is that these demons are having their way with him and he acknowledged it on one occasion but he is too prideful to fall before the Cross and repent of his sins and welcome in our Lord Jesus Christ as his lord and savior. All I can do is pray but I hope he submits to Christ before he is forced to submit to evil. Please pray for me. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God I am so glad to see that I am not the only one thinking this way. All this proliferation of dysfunctional social behavior at work, at home, in families cannot just be new mental illnesses created everyday. My former boss was FULL BLOOD NARCISSIST, and after I learned about the disorder and about his life (divorced from the politest of politest women, repeatedly engaged in self-sabotaging behavior, sabotaging colleagues and sabotaging even his esteemed role models the same way he sabotages his 'underlinks') I know this is not a psychological matter this is a SPIRITUAL matter. We are living in the days of facing the devil in our day-to-day interactions......To God be the glory. These are the days of real evil, which makes it the days of real righteousness to shine, albeit with much struggle and pain, but God works everything to His Glory we have nothing to fear in Christ.

Anonymous said...

My husband preaches the gospel to me. He tells me that God sees how I treat him and I will be judged. He is an alcoholic and addicted to marijuana . His family will have nothing to do with him. He lies & blames me about everything and when I told him he was possessed by a narcissist spirit he said it was me who needs help. I love my husband but he won't work and runs aroud while I work and seeks to destroy my peace and joy. He has ran everyone away thru his lies and the way he treats me. I have prayed and God has shown me that he will be used mightily as a tool for the Kingdom. I don't understand how this can be. Can someone respond?

Anonymous said...

I've been experiencing demonic influence or oppression for the last three years. My best friend and now currently my ex although I feel deep unconditional love for him always. I've been searching for the answers of my prayers of how to cast the demons out. Its one thing to recognize the change when demonic forces are staring at you from your loved ones eyes and another to hear them speak to you. I've been through perils nobody should endure fighting a spiritual battle that is no where near healthy or safe. But I've seen and know the good of the man that's there. God is my strength always and gets me through. .. if you have suggestions on what I can do please. These are very serious matters and how can you be in Gods love to cast. A souls in need away. I could understand if I actually just went with narcissistic pathological liar whos a psychopath whatever. But I've seen the spiritual Warfare that is upon us. Believe its real and make sure God is always your rock In battle.

If anyone has advise plz email me at penguin0328@Gmail.com please label the subject with Light. . .

Prayers are always welcome. God speed

Anonymous said...

Im touched and moved by all this testimonies.in a way i deeply feel for all these women and their story of endurance.yes i admit im a man who daily struggles to keep my sanity.believe me im born again and privilaged to be an overseer in my church.but i have secretly struggled with another side of me that is purely evil.to the average people im a husband and a role model,an inspirational preacher and a kind soft man.times my wife endures the glimpse of my other side when i become verbally abusive of her,excessive jealousy,paranoid thoughts of her being a cheat ans so forth..but in the actual sense im addicted to porn,have been seeing prostitutes and i just dont know how to stop.i have prayed and begged God to release me from this hell.i know you will be quick to insult me but deep within me im tormented,i grew up with an alcholic abusive father and a NPD morher,was sexually abused when a kid by my own sister and maids who used to work in our home,honestly i dont know wheather im NPD,socialpath,pyscopath or demon possesed.i want to change i hopefully wait for Christ deliverance.please pray for me?

john s said...

And we sit back in amazement while witnessing right before our eyes this person who seems so dehumanized. So cruel, disconnected, cold, hateful, deceitful and untrustworthy. Our only path out of this is to simply humiliate ourselves, embrace the cross and to see this behavior in ourselves. Christ is never so strong as when He is most weak, for they are simply going along with their fallen nature while we can go against ours. And we can then see them as they truly are, made in the likeness and image of God. We are wounded by love, and in order for us to have peace and true care for our souls we can separate from them and leave it entirely up to God. And prayer, nothing purifies the heart more than prayer. Pray for them and love them.

Anonymous said...

To Sept 10, 2013 pastor. It is good you are seeking help. May I suggest contacting Deliverance Ministries in OKC. I talked with one of the pastors for about 45 min on the phone. He, himself, was delivered from bipolar disease. This ministry has been active and biblically successful since the 70's.( 405) 842-5509.

Jeremiah 29:13
"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."

God bless.

Anonymous said...

Good reading for sure. I believe myself to be an extremely sane/moral person. I fly 160 people around the country for a living. I do not attend church nor do I read the bible. About 8 years ago I suspected my then wife of cheating. One night when she was out I faked a family emergency in order to get her to come home. She pulled in the driveway and got out of her car and stood directly in front of me. The feeling that came over my body when I looked in her eyes is something that I never want to experience again. It was a feeling of chills and fear that swept over me like nothing I had ever felt. She was completely different but in a way I cannot really zero in on. All I can say is "is that I believe with all my heart that I was looking into the face of someone who was demonically possessed". I have flown dozens of combat missions and dropped tons of bombs on peoples heads. I have seen evil and this was it! I later found out that she had been habitually cheating on me during the entire marriage. The selfish emotional damage she later inflicted on our sons is incalculable. She spooked an attorney so badly that the attorney petitioned to be dropped from the case. She got full custody of our sons and forced them to witness boyfriend after boyfriend come and go from the house. She is an incredibly gifted charmer and the best manipulator that I have ever seen. People just believe her and do whatever she asks. One unfortunate guy tried to escape from her and promptly got his face smashed in. She did some jail time for that one but she just laughed it all off and would have you believe it was a weekend girlscout thing or something. People ask me whether I believe in demons and I reply "you bet I do"! Devil's real power comes from non-belief. I now pray to God.

GodLuvsU said...

I know this was posted a long time ago, but I was lucky to find this as I am going through the same. I hope things have gotten better for you. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I think that sometimes the person with the disorder has a parent who covers for him or her the whole time. This is a place that some churches go wrong. The covering up of evil can be good, or can be evil. What is morally right? Did Jesus cover up evil or expose it? I think he exposed it. Then when they told him his mother and sisters and brothers were around waiting for him, he dismissed it as of no interest because all who do God's will are his family, and it makes not difference what the kinship is aside from that.

Anonymous said...

I've seen now that two of these Mono-type beings have crept into our church services. Listen, possibly you too can't hear there footsteps as they move about. I've known approx. 5 in my life. They each appear afflicted with ADHD also. Appear to manifest the enemy's attributes of very busy, restless, selfish, sleepless, show-off, manipulative, zero remorse, darting eyes like reptile, wicked smile, vengeful, goes after the kind and vulnerable ones.

Anonymous said...

You are NOT alone. Hold on to God. Fast and pray that demon out.

God IS with us! Put on the armor of God everyday!

Unknown said...

It took a couple of years to know many husband is a sociopath. I've tried everything to help him with what I thought was a character disorder. However about six weeks ago Ann unusual thing happened. I came home wHen he wasn't expecting me to. As soon as I got there, he told me "I want expecting you" He was cleaning. He grabbed me in his arms and held me with an overwhelming sense of love that I'm not used to with him. It seemed like whatever oppression was on him, was our for a walk or something. Later that night, we lay down in the new bed we put in the guest room. The next day he was back to old oppressed self. I was perplexed. Then two weeks later, he came to me and asked me if I wanted to break in the new bed with him and sleep in it for the first time.
That's when I began to believe that something evil and deceiving has come over him.

Cate said...

Very insightful pointing out these abnormal monotype behaviors that often go unnoticed by others, as I've seen these correlations also.

This whole article and comments have been phenomenal!

Cate said...

Very insightful pointing out these abnormal monotype behaviors that often go unnoticed by others, as I've seen these correlations also.

This whole article and comments have been phenomenal!

Anonymous said...

I’m so glad to have stumbled upon this site, it really is quite refreshing reading comments by others who have a deeper understanding of Narcissism.

There is a lot written about Narcissism and NDP these days and science has coined it as a psychological personality disorder. Words such as hoover, supply, gas lighting, and no contact have become colloquialisms. This is a shame because there is another side to the story and there is not much literature written about it unfortunately. The ‘disease’ of narcissism is mainly spiritual. NDP has existed in the psychological realm for the last century but over a thousand years ago spiritual fathers and saints in the orthodox faith knew well of this spiritual disease or passion which they called Philautia. Persons suffering with this disorder, and yes they do suffer, have a burdened soul and are constantly in battle. There is hope for them. I have seen it with my own eyes. If you have encountered such a person in your life it wasn’t by chance. If you have had to remove yourselves from their life for your own safety and sanity this is understandable. But you must always pray for them, for their soul is oppressed. Always pray for your protection and for their enlightenment. I wish there were more people and personal stories of narcissists recovering because they are actually miracles. I know because I have witnessed many and was one myself.

They say (who are THEY, really?) there is no cure for Narcissists. That they are a lost cause. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
Luke 18:27

Never lose hope.

Anonymous said...

In cases where the sin acts injuriously upon others, or when it is connected with the omission of the duties of our calling, or when it attains great dimensions, then an immediate strictness is necessary for restraining or putting a stop to it, or for removing the injurious person from the midst of well-intentioned people. " Put away from among yourselves that wicked person."