Recently I stumbled upon Bob Larson, an Christian minister and radio talk show host that I remember listening to over 20 years ago as a new Christian. I began watching many of his youtube videos on demon possession of which he now has a world-wide ministry. You may find some parts of these videos disturbing, but eye opening. In part one he discusses how demons gain possession or entrance into a person’s body. Larson says that people invite them in when they indulge in occult practices like quija boards, tarot cards, fortune tellers, as well as willful sin, voluntary inheritance, addiction, and abandonment. Yet surprising the most prevalent entrance to demonic possession in the U.S. is sexual abuse, even pornography.
In part 2 Larson explains that although occult practices and sexual abuse may be how demons gain entrance, it is because of strongholds that they stay. The most common strongholds according to Larson are fear, anger, depression, abuse, self-hatred, and rejection. In other words, demonic spirits find weaknesses in people’s lives and then use these weaknesses to inhabit them.
Also according to Larson, Christians can be just as demonically possessed as non-Christians. However, even if a Christian is not physically possessed, they can be oppressed, meaning demonic spiritual activity may be root of severe emotional issues.
The videos show Larson casting out demonic spirits in the authority of Jesus Christ by asking their names, whether they have legal authority to be there, how they gained entrance, and why they are still there before exorcizing them.
Also, check out my post and video on Deliverance from Unclean Spirits.
Ephesians 6: 10-18:
The Armor of God
” Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”