What You Need To Know About Familiar Spirits
Familiar spirits are spirits that can gain access into people or the personalities of individuals by making them believe that they are spirits of the departed family members. Furthermore, a familiar spirit is a demon, but a lot of Christians do not know that because of what these demons seem to know about them. A medium usually summons this demon with the intention that the spirit his or her commands. Also, these familiar spirits are perceived as the spirits of people who have died.
What is the Bible saying about these spirits? Let’s take a look at Deuteronomy 18:11
The Bible knows the real mission of the familiar spirits; they are demonic forces imitating people to deceive them. This is why the Bible strongly warns us against them.
In verse 26 in the above chapter shows us that people cannot come back from the dead.
What about Saul and the medium in 1 Samuel 28? I believe this example of Saul shows us the difference between God’s leading (Samuel) and a copycat (the medium).
What I know and you should know is that God does not want His children you and I to depend on demons in guise as the spirit of our loved ones.
Why You Need To Beware Of Familiar Spirits And Anyone Who Promotes It
These demons prey on our weaknesses, they know where it hurts, what to tell you, but they are not the solution for you. The moment you give them access, they will ruin your life, just the way they did Saul.
The New American Standard Bible explains in simple words the dangers of meeting mediums or spiritists Leviticus 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.”
God is all you need; you do not need the help of other spiritual gurus promising you answers from the spirit realm. The Bible is our manual given to us by God, and the best of all is the Holy Spirit. He is here to guide, teach, comfort, among many other things, but we need to ask for His help.
1 Chronicles 10:13 “So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it.”
2 Chron. 33:6, ” He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-Hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.”
Saul did evil in God’s sight, by practicing witchcraft, sorcery, and dealing with mediums and spiritists. Jesus is the only true way, and the Light; familiar spirits cannot give you light for darkness cannot give birth to light.
How To Prevent The Manifestations Of Familiar Spirits In Your Life
The primary reason Christians fall prey to familiar spirits is when they lost a loved one; they tend to find answers why what happened, happened in the first place… it is one of the “soothing” ways to grieve. This is not the answer; you have to trust God and pray for strength to bear the loss because God knows best. Below are some of the ways to prevent manifestations of familiar spirits in your life.
Trust in the Word of God- when you trust in God’s word, you will not find the need to seek answers from ungodly places.
Steer clear from people who encourage such acts; there is a reason why should not be yoked with an unbeliever, what business does light with darkness? When you start reading books that promote familiar spirits or start following friends who depend on familiar spirits for guidance you will soon become like them.
Keep your prayer altar burning; no sane fly will perch on a burning stove. The same way no devil can gain access to your mind if your prayer life is active. A praying Christian is a powerful Christian. As winning Christians, you don’t start praying only when you sense danger, have a praying lifestyle; create time for prayers.
Meditate on the word of God; it is not enough to read your Bible, you have to meditate on it every time until you catch the Rhema behind the written word. Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shall MEDITATE therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then shall thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have GOOD SUCCESS.”
In conclusion, familiar spirits prey on our grieve, anxiety, fear, and every other weakness we can think of; they cannot solve our problems, and the best they can do is to take us out of God’s divine plan for us. In addition, God has given us all that we need, and it is written in the Bible, all we need to do is to study the word of God, meditate on the word, and ask the Holy Spirit to teach us that which we do not know.