Do good people have bad demons? If you think NO, then I’m about to blow your misconceptions out of the water. Demolish what many of you have always thought about demons. If you’ve taken your cue to this question from preachers who don’t know what they’re talking about, or Hollywood movies that constantly misrepresent demons, you probably think that people with demons are bad people. Many are, most are not. They are good people. I’ve cast demons out of pastors, priests, nuns, deacons, Sunday School teachers, seminary professors. No one on the planet has done more real exorcisms than I have, and most of these deliverances were on good, even godly people. But these individuals all had something in common. There was an opening in their life that allowed a demon to reside inside their soul.
How can that be? Well, some good people had bad ancestors who invited demons into the bloodline. They worshipped false gods. They did blood sacrifices, even human sacrifices. They practiced perversion and sought the demon Mammon to prosper. These ancestors were idolaters, murderers, witches, perverts. And they passed on the legacy of these evils to their descendants. You may be one of them.
If you’ve never been through deliverance and had a competent minister ask the right questions, you could be a victim of such generational evil. And with the curse of your forebears may have come the right of demonic entry from the time of your conception. My books and Bob Larson University explain the biblical basis for this understanding of spiritual warfare. Check it out further if you want, but I can assure you that good people can have very bad demons.
These demons may not be able to make them do bad things. These evil spirits are like a spiritual disease in remission, present but not active. A contagion that isn’t acute. An infection that isn’t spreading. But usually there are little signs when a good person has a bad demon. For example, they may experience depression when there is no reason to feel that way. They may despair of life when they have everything to live for. They uncontrollably lose their cool for the smallest reason. They struggle with addictions of alcohol, drugs, pornography, and other vices. They find themselves questioning God and their faith with no warning. Random, unexpected thoughts of suicide or harming someone they love pop into their minds. They wonder, “Where did that come from?”
There are a thousand psychological reasons for such unanticipated behavior, but don’t overlook the one cause that could be hiding. A bad demon might occasionally poke up its head to see if injecting evil thoughts in the mind might take root. It’s a test to see if the unsuspecting person will take the bait. And if that person has been told that a Christian can’t have a demon, all the better to torment them with something that seems out of character with their otherwise godly life.
If what I’m saying hits home, what do you do? Get my books or other good books about curse breaking and start the process of addressing any hidden generational evil. Trust me, if demons are hiding, you’ll start getting kick back. Spend more time in the Word and see if something in your emotions seems antagonized. Or you can go on a fast. If you are doing things which please the Lord, and something evil has been hiding in a dark corner, it will be challenged to tip its hand. That’s when you’re going to need REAL deliverance from the bad demons in your soul, even though in your spirit you are a good person.