If a person is harassed by demons

If a person is being harassed by the demons, what can he/she do to get relief?

God’s Word shows that those who are suffering from demon attacks can get free from such harassment. Prayer plays a vital role in such liberation. (Mark 9:25-29) But someone troubled by demons may need to take additional steps. Events involving first-century Christians illustrate what else may be required.

Before they became followers of Christ, some individuals in ancient Ephesus were involved with demonism. However, after they made up their mind to serve God, “those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them up before everybody.” (Acts 19:19) By destroying their books on divination, those new believers in Ephesus set an example for any who wish to free themselves from demon attacks today. It is imperative for such ones to get rid of all objects related to spiritism. This includes books, magazines, movies, material from electronic sources, music recordings that have spiritistic overtones, as well as amulets or other items worn for “protection” or linked to spiritistic practices.​—Deuteronomy 7:25, 26; 1 Corinthians 10:21.

Some years after those Christians in Ephesus had destroyed their books on magic, the apostle Paul wrote: “We have a wrestling . . . against the wicked spirit forces.” (Ephesians 6:12) Paul urged Christians: “Put on the complete suit of armor from God that you may be able to stand firm against the machinations [crafty acts, footnote] of the Devil.” (Ephesians 6:11) That advice is still valid. Christians must fortify their spiritual defenses in order to stay out of the reach of wicked spirits. “Above all things,” stressed Paul, “take up the large shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the wicked one’s burning missiles.” (Ephesians 6:16) A person strengthens his faith through Bible study. (Romans 10:17; Colossians 2:6, 7) Hence, regular Bible study helps us to develop faith that serves as a bulwark against the influence of wicked spirits.​—Psalm 91:4; 1 John 5:5.

Those Christians in Ephesus needed to take yet another important step. Paul told them: “With every form of prayer and supplication . . . carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit.” (Ephesians 6:18) Yes, praying intensely for Jehovah’s protection is, indeed, essential for those who want to be set free from demon attacks today. (Proverbs 18:10; Matthew 6:13; 1 John 5:18, 19) The Bible fittingly says: “Subject yourselves, therefore, to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you.”​—James 4:7.

While the one under demon attack should pray fervently for relief, other true Christians may also pray in behalf of the individual who deeply desires to serve Jehovah and who is earnestly trying to resist wicked forces. They can ask God that the one afflicted by demons might gain the spiritual strength to resist demonic assaults. Since God’s Word states that “a righteous man’s supplication, when it is at work, has much force,” prayers said by God’s servants will certainly benefit afflicted ones who are doing their utmost to “oppose the Devil.”​—James 5:16.

Accurate depiction of Jesus rebuking Satan while on Earth. Yes, note the height. 5’8″ tall of meanness.

It is illogical, to accept the possibility of making objects invisible while rejecting the possibility of invisible hostile forces.

Note that Satan is only a person. Around five feet, eight and a half inches tall. He is not some great evil force, not some omnicient being, cannot be everywhere at once, not the size of the planet, not able to read your mind. He is just one person. However, he has millions who think like him with him and has also recruited many humans, deceiving them with voices, illusions of personal power and giving them visions. Those who are with him help create the illusion that he is everywhere at once.

Revelation 12:12 12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea,w because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”x

After Armageddon, there will be a thousand years of peace and the Earth and its inhabitants will be restored to perfection. Satan will be released for a final test of humans. After that, Satan will be eliminated before everyone in Heaven. He will simply cease to be. One moment he will be on Earth standing there, the next moment he will not exist. God is not cruel, even to his greatest enemy. There is no hell, not even for Satan. It is simply death. Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 Ezekiel 18:4 That is the essence of who God is. The Lord Jesus Christ will destroy him in this way, he is the image of the invisible God.
Genesis 3:15 will be fulfilled. Satan will be disintegrated.

Neither Yehowah or the Lord Jesus Christ (Yehohshua in Hebrew) can be motivated to be mean or cruel. Yehohshua is the perfect created being, who has inherited from his Father in Heaven and learned everything from him. He understands the nature of God as stated at 1 John 4:8 God is love. Although he was tortured, he will not torture, because he is God’s Son. He is powerful, more powerful than Satan understands. It might have even been a thought that crossed Satan’s mind. Get Yehohshua to feel hatred enough to do something wrong. Of course, nothing Satan desires in is wicked heart will come to pass. Yehohshua has also understood God’s character. He will simply execute Satan, not be tempted to do anything else.

The ultimate perfection, to do what God would do. No one can even fathom it. The case of Yehowah vs Satan is closed. Yehohshua has completely vindicated The Sovereign Lord, Yehowah God the Almighty. Let all creation understand this.

If you feel you are under attack by Satan or demons, simply pray out loud using Yehowah’s name. They are terrified of Yehowah.

Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of Yehowah will be saved.”’

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