Question Answered about Evil Spirits

A recent question was emailed to me recently:
I have a question for you. There is this lady I know and her dad lives with her and is over 80. The dad has been told he has  dementia, he is forgetful and lashes out.  She believes that her dad just has an evil spirit in him.  I was trying to tell her that her dad has an illness . Today she told me that if I truly believed that I would know that these things are evil spirits. So how can it be an evil spirit when the dad has had tests to show that dad is having memory loss, and badly? The poor man has accidents and hurts himself. Not on purpose just falling etc. So tell me where does science and doctors come into play? If your brain is dying than how can that be an evil spirit?  

The bible is what I base all truth.  Spiritual truth.  Thus, I know that Angels and Demons are real not fictitious beings.  Demons are actually angels but have “fallen” or unholy angels that are against the Father and the Son Jesus Christ and ALL humans who God calls His Children.  They are against ALL humanity.  

They seek to deceive, destroy, and put by this article:
A simple definition of demon is: A demon is an unholy, rebellious, thoroughly depraved angel bent on destroying the plans, the works, and the people of God; indeed, all people”
(Satan and Demons by Norman Manzon)

If you do a search for demons, or evil spirits you will get many verses like these:

Matthew 4:24
News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
Matthew 10:8
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
Luke 7:21
At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.

Luke 8:2
and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;
I noticed in all of these verses and many more I did not copy and paste here that Jesus Cured or Healed people of Evil spirits AND diseases.  Thus, I am of the belief that not all people who are sick in mind or body have a demon.  Many who are mentally ill DO have demons but not all.  Doctors can not tell who is demon possessed and who is not.  Only those God has given the ability to Discern spiritual things can do that.  Let me repeat, ONLY those GOD gives the spiritual discernment can do this!  

It does make sense that any person who looses the ability to think and use their minds could be open to demon possession. A mind empty by drugs or other means is a open door to them.  The bible tells the story of the person who was cured of a demon but that person never had the ability or did not want to put good things in his mind and then not just one demon but many came to dominate his mind afterwards! Ephesians 2:2 satan is called the prince of the power of the air, working in the minds of people!  Like a tv or radio broadcasts messages so does satan and the demon world.  Attitudes of anger, jealousy, bitterness, resentment, impatience. 

That is why we HAVE to battle against these mind thoughts all the time. Listen to or read the book by Joyce Meyers on the Battlefield of the mind! 
Ephesians 6:12
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 re

A excellent couple of articles online about Satan and how He became evil as well as the what happens to him and the demons later is on this link.  I highly recommend you look it through and look up the scriptures to prove to YOURSELF what is truth. DO not assume you already know because I bet you do not!

In the book, Mystery of Ages, by HW Armstong he wrote that many demons are silly, like spoiled children, Some are crafty, sharp, shrewd, and subtle.  Some are belligerent and some are sassy, some are sullen and morose but all are perverted warped and twisted.
Some POSSIBLE Signs of Demonic Possessions
*A change mentally in the person. not little mood changes but a big change.
*Does the person have obvious negative reactions to the Name of Jesus Christ ? I personally have witnessed this in one individual who cannot be near me when I speak of Jesus Christ and how demons cannot harm us when we are under the protection of our God.
*Does the person have severe self-destructive tendencies like wanting to commit suicide, actually cutting themselves etc. Or evil tendencies toward others.
These are just a few and only possibilities for every case is different.

and finally this article from “Got really answers the above question well also:
partial quote:
First, we know from the Bible that demons can and do possess those who do not belong to Christ, and Scripture gives some examples of people being possessed by demons. From these descriptions, we can find some symptoms of demonic influence as well as gain insights as to how a demon possesses someone. In some of these passages, the demon possession causes physical ailments (inability to speak, epileptic symptoms, blindness, etc. [Matthew 9:32-33, Mark 9:17-18]); in other cases the demon causes the individual to do evil (Judas is the main example); in Acts 16:16-18, the spirit apparently gave a slave girl some ability to know things beyond her own learning (a spirit of divination); in the case of the demoniac of the Gadarenes who was possessed by a multitude of demons, he had superhuman strength, cut himself, went around naked, and lived among the tombstones (Mark 5:1-17). King Saul, after rebelling against the LORD, was troubled by an evil spirit (1 Samuel 16:14-15; 18:10-11; 19:9-10) with the apparent effect of a melancholy mood and an increased desire and readiness to kill David”

My added answer is that We have doctors who treat us, but only God can Heal.  As we get old we all start to loose our ability to remember and that is NOT demon possession.  Science is the children of God just finding out that there is a Great Creator and we are small and still learning IMHO.  I admire the things science reveals to us but I love what God reveals spiritually more. 
God’s ways work toward peace, joy and fulfillment and all other ways do not.  Let us all pray for this older lady and that her daughter will love her and take care of her in her last days upon the earth.  And NO demon or evil spirit can invade you IF you are a true believer and follower of Jesus Christ.

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