The Bible suggests that demons are territorial. Yet, there are passages that detail Satan roaming the earth, seeking to expand his control. This is accomplished by exploiting weakness to influence, poison and seduce minds through a series of subtle compromises. If anyone wanders off the narrow path described in Jesus’ sermon on the Mount, you might just awaken a demon or demons.
“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 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, Matthew 12:43-44.”
The most common example of awakening demons occurs to people who have gone through some sort of rehabilitation. Those recovering from addiction are at the greatest risk. Jesus refers to an individual in the passage above who is on the right track, healed from their condition. Unfortunately, at some point this person reverts back to their prior behavior, opening the door for demons to return. In this scenario, additional demons are awakened to torment this soul.
“Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation, Matthew 12:45.”
In this day and age, the byproducts of demons are often felt but not seen. This technicality causes many to leave the notion of demons to the world of fiction. This lack of belief allows demonic powers to spread. Yet, the moment anyone begins to threaten their domain, its like accidentally stepping on a bee hive. If you have experienced some kind of bizarre attack which defies logic, perhaps you have just awakened demons. Don’t go into this battle alone. Rather, find a group of saints to form a hedge of protection with prayer.
by Jay Mankus