What can demons do to a man?

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What can demons do to a man?

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Post by CeT-To » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:24 pm

^ topic question.

By that i mean in the sense - how do they tempt us to sin?
Do they place thoughts into our minds?
Do they place emotions to lead us astray?

What do they do and how do they do it?

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:38 pm

They wait until your vunerable, when somthing happens that has a negative impact on your life they seed you mind with doubt.
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Post by Murray » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:09 am

I think Danny’s response pretty well summed it up.

But to add on, I like to think of this topic as the demon on your left shoulder and the angel on your right. The demon tells you "there is no god", "nobody is watching", "c'mon you know you want to", and the fading voice on your right shoulder is telling you "he is real" "your better than this” “you’ll regret this later"
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Post by CeT-To » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:30 am

Mmmmm yeah i guess, i think they can also plague us when we try our best to follow the Lord.
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Post by neo-x » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:32 pm

they can posses you and torment you with vile and evil thoughts. immoral imaginations. and if that possession is strong they inflict pain in the body as well.
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Post by zoegirl » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:08 pm

If you are a Christian they cannot possess you, but they can torment...
"And we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Jesus Christ"

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Post by B. W. » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:43 pm

zoegirl wrote:If you are a Christian they cannot possess you, but they can torment...
I dunno Zoe, been around awhile and some members within a church fellowship can sure act weird causing all kinds of problems, strife, etc, manipulate, etc... Possessed-maybe??? Provoked - possible???
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Post by zoegirl » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:02 am

I can understand provoked, tormented, but if Christ indwells in us, if we are, in fact, possessed by Christ, I guess I've been taught that you will not be possessed. I can find the scripture to back it up, but that's what I thought.
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Post by RickD » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:27 am

zoegirl wrote:I can understand provoked, tormented, but if Christ indwells in us, if we are, in fact, possessed by Christ, I guess I've been taught that you will not be possessed. I can find the scripture to back it up, but that's what I thought.
I agree with Zoe on this one. But, we need to realize not all who CLAIM to be Christian, are truly indwelt with the Holy Spirit.
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Post by Rob » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:45 pm

I have never been possessed, but I have been harassed by forces of an unclean nature on many occasions. When I was very young it was almost a nightly affair. Sometimes it scared me so much to the point where many of my nighttime memories are hazy at best and I am unable to identify clearly between dream and reality. Every once in a while, especially lately, something will awaken a memory of something terrible I experienced when I was young that I'd forgotten (intentionally?), but I can never quite put my finger on the exact occurrence- just vague images and the fear that I remember feeling.

I do have one very clear and lucid memory from about a decade ago involving demonic forces that I can share if asked. It was something terrifying for me, but, in the end I am grateful for it in some ways. Christ delivered me from it and the memory really strengthens my faith and love for Him.

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Post by Murray » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:47 pm

Rob wrote:I have never been possessed, but I have been harassed by forces of an unclean nature on many occasions. When I was very young it was almost a nightly affair. Sometimes it scared me so much to the point where many of my nighttime memories are hazy at best and I am unable to identify clearly between dream and reality. Every once in a while, especially lately, something will awaken a memory of something terrible I experienced when I was young that I'd forgotten (intentionally?), but I can never quite put my finger on the exact occurrence- just vague images and the fear that I remember feeling.

I do have one very clear and lucid memory from about a decade ago involving demonic forces that I can share if asked. It was something terrifying for me, but, in the end I am grateful for it in some ways. Christ delivered me from it and the memory really strengthens my faith and love for Him.

wow.....

That is pretty intense
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Post by CeT-To » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:20 pm

Rob wrote:I have never been possessed, but I have been harassed by forces of an unclean nature on many occasions. When I was very young it was almost a nightly affair. Sometimes it scared me so much to the point where many of my nighttime memories are hazy at best and I am unable to identify clearly between dream and reality. Every once in a while, especially lately, something will awaken a memory of something terrible I experienced when I was young that I'd forgotten (intentionally?), but I can never quite put my finger on the exact occurrence- just vague images and the fear that I remember feeling.

I do have one very clear and lucid memory from about a decade ago involving demonic forces that I can share if asked. It was something terrifying for me, but, in the end I am grateful for it in some ways. Christ delivered me from it and the memory really strengthens my faith and love for Him.
Wow, please do share if you are comfortable with it.

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Post by B. W. » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:09 pm

RickD wrote:
zoegirl wrote:I can understand provoked, tormented, but if Christ indwells in us, if we are, in fact, possessed by Christ, I guess I've been taught that you will not be possessed. I can find the scripture to back it up, but that's what I thought.
I agree with Zoe on this one. But, we need to realize not all who CLAIM to be Christian, are truly indwelt with the Holy Spirit.
Not to detract from Rob but only here addressing Zoe and Rick’s comment:

I think of Westboro church group – are they all possessed? Or Oppressed?? – some of them I think must be truly saved…
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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:24 pm

B. W. wrote:
RickD wrote:
zoegirl wrote:I can understand provoked, tormented, but if Christ indwells in us, if we are, in fact, possessed by Christ, I guess I've been taught that you will not be possessed. I can find the scripture to back it up, but that's what I thought.
I agree with Zoe on this one. But, we need to realize not all who CLAIM to be Christian, are truly indwelt with the Holy Spirit.
Not to detract from Rob but only here addressing Zoe and Rick’s comment:

I think of Westboro church group – are they all possessed? Or Oppressed?? – some of them I think must be truly saved…
They are posessed with hate and fear, i kinda feel a little physically ill whenever their name is mentioned. It is not up to us to judge whether they are saved or not but their actions are hardly Christ like, how could you truly love Christ and hate so much?
1Tim1:15-17
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Post by Rob » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:11 pm

CeT-To wrote:
Wow, please do share if you are comfortable with it.

God bless!
I posted it in the Christian Chit-Chat forum if you'd like to read about it.

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