Sue arrived at work ready to face the busy day ahead. It was finals week and the semester was coming to an end. Things around the school would turn chaotic around this time and civility and diplomacy between faculty and staff would sometimes be strained. It is during this time when patience would fly out the window and tempers would flare.
Sue was hoping it would not turn out to be one of those days where there would be no misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Just when she thought the coast was clear and the day would end on a good note, the door to her office opens and the dean of her department and the newly hired supervisor walk in with a complaint from one of the faculty.
As Sue tries to explain to the dean what happened during her phone conversation with that faculty member, she turned to face the newly hired supervisor and saw something that startled and disturbed her deeply. Sue was seeing something she had never seen before. This supervisor, who Sue thought of as a nice person, approached her and as she walked towards her, she noticed that the woman’s face became very flushed and suddenly transformed. Her blue eyes turned completely black. There was no white in her eyes. Her eyes had turned into big round black orbs.
Frightened, Sue looked away, thinking that her eyes were playing tricks on her. When she looked back at her supervisor’s face, the huge black orbs were still staring back at her. She was seeing them clearly. Sue was so startled and confused that she could not look at the woman in the face as she spoke. A little while later, the woman’s expression returned to normal. The black orbs for eyes turned back to their normal blue color and her skin color back to normal. This was one of the most disturbing experiences Sue had ever had. Did Sue just witness someone who was possessed by a demon? Or was there a scientific and logical explanation for what she saw?
Believing to the extreme
When it comes to devils, demons, and unclean spirits, this topic, next to angels, is one of the most popular and most misinterpreted areas in the Bible among believers. At one end, you have believers that see shadows, spirits, and demons in every corner, and at every turn they make they are rebuking devils. They know all about demons, evil spirits, and fallen angels, and even have names for them. Fear and superstition rule their lives, and whenever things go wrong, they believe they are under attack or in a spiritual warfare with Satan and his demons. Some believers even come to believe they are demonically possessed and seek out exorcisms.
Some of these individuals may be suffering from a physical, mental, and/or emotional problem and cannot make sense of what they are experiencing. In their world what they are seeing, sensing or feeling is very real to them. What is more disturbing is that many of these people may have others in their lives reinforcing their fears, and instead of helping them, they are hurting them. There are churches today where believers are led into thinking they are all demonically possessed, including the pastor, and perform rituals to exorcise their demons.
Then you have those who have actually experienced or witnessed supernatural things in their past. Mostly these are believers that at one time, before they came to Christ, were involved in the occult and know that evil spirits do exist. However, because many lack understanding in the redemptive power of the blood of Jesus, they cannot break away from their past and continue to live in overwhelming fear.
Believers that don't believe
Then you have the opposite side of the spectrum. You have believers that have never had a supernatural encounter and have constricted beliefs when it comes to the spiritual side of the Bible. They try to scientifically and logically explain away Jesus’ miracles and other accounts in the Bible. If they can’t explain them away, then they write them off to be metaphors or allegories instead of taking them to be literal accounts.
They struggle in the spiritual area and try to find rational explanations to things that are meant to be understood in the spirit. Most of these believers are intelligent, self-educated, and will only deal with what’s tangible. Everything else is a parable, an allegory, or cultural superstitions of the time. Then a question comes to mind, how can anyone believe in God and not believe in the spiritual accounts of the Bible? Is God not Spirit?
At last, a balance!
Fortunately, there is a middle ground to both sides. There are those that read the Bible sensibly and know when a passage is speaking figuratively or literally. These believers do the research, deal with the facts and the cultural beliefs of the time but also faithfully believe in the spiritual accounts of the Bible as being true and literal. They realize that not everything will have an explanation and they do not lose faith when they cannot explain away a mystery. They do not see shadows and spirits in every corner but they do know that there is a spiritual realm where evil does exist. However, most importantly, they focus on Jesus and not on demons or evil spirits. You can safely say, these are sensible level-headed believers diligently seeking God and in search of truth in a society so ill-informed when it comes to the Word of God.
New Testament vs. Old Testament
Some believers believe that although the New Testament (NT) mentions demonic possession, they doubt there are demons or demon possessions, and are certain it is all a fabrication of a mind that is ill. One cannot blame them for believing this way. Many of these illnesses from Bible time have a likeness to sickness we see today, such as what we see in people who suffer from epileptic seizures, Tourette’s syndrome, schizophrenia, and other forms of mental disorders.
However, the people of the Bible back then knew how to differentiate between sickness of the mind and of the body from those possessed with devils. Mt 4:24 says, "And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them."
Even in light of what is clearly stated in the Bible, there are still many individuals who are convinced that Jesus played along or behaved in a manner that made people think they were being delivered from their demonic possession in order to restore their mental health. Therefore, according to this belief, when Jesus performed miracles and cast out demons, such as when He commanded “legion” to come out of the man and allowed them to go into thousands of pigs (Luk 8:26-33; Mar 5:1-20), He was doing this to make people believe their demons were cast out. Although this way of thinking may appeal to some, when it comes to the Bible (not only the new translations but also the Greek text), there should be no doubt that Jesus cast out unclean spirits. This sort of thinking is not only inaccurate but unbiblical as well.
Why would Jesus use deception and play along with the sick or possessed people He encountered? There is no deception in Christ Jesus. Would not Jesus, the Son of God, know who needed healing and who were actually afflicted with demons? The Bible says in numerous passages Jesus cast out demons and healed the sick. If demons were not cast out, the Bible can simply say He healed the sick. However, the Bible clearly says Jesus cast out devils and healed those who were sick.
Then why doesn’t the Old Testament (OT) mention demon possession? Some will explain it away by saying that this emergence of demonic possession in the New Testament (NT) stemmed from the cultural beliefs Jews adopted after they were exiled to Babylon, then later by the Greek and Roman culture with all their deities and beliefs.
However, the OT does mention “familiar spirits.” In the Old Testament, God warned His people not to seek those with familiar spirits or wizards (Lev 19:32). In Deuteronomy 18:10-11, He warns against going after enchanters, witches, charmers, consulters with familiar spirits, and wizards or necromancers. Furthermore, wizards and those with familiar spirits, and all images and idols were to be put away from the land. Consulters with familiar spirits (mediums, witches, fortune tellers) and wizards (conjurer of ghosts) served as hosts to these familiar spirits, did they not? So, the OT does make a reference to this.
The question remains, were the people of Jesus day demonically possessed or were they mentally ill? Well, let's see. In the NT, did the Jews continue to be influenced by beliefs of other cultures and strayed away from God? Did they continue to seek and worship other gods and idols, and did they consult with mediums and sorcerers? The answer to all these questions is yes. Many of the Jews in the NT were influenced by other culture’s beliefs as in the OT. It seems that God’s people did not change much in 400 years that transpired between the OT and the NT. Because of their continual disobedience and sin, many became afflicted with sickness and demon possession.
Even after Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, Paul pleaded and called out to the Jews to stay away from pagan beliefs and practices. Many of the Jews were consulting with mediums and witches, just as in the OT. In Acts 16:16-19, there was a slave girl that was possessed by the spirit of Python and was being exploited by her masters. The Greeks believed anyone who had the power of divination was said to be possessed by the spirit of Python. After many days of following Paul and grieving him, Paul finally turned to her and commanded the spirit to come out of her, and the Bible says the spirit came out of her the same hour.
In the OT, Jews believed all spirits were sent by God. In I Sam 16:14-15, the Bible says God’s Spirit departed from Saul and his servants believed an evil spirit from God was troubling Saul. Did God send this evil spirit or did He allow an evil spirit to torment Saul? If all spirits came from God, then why did the evil spirit depart from Saul when David would play his harp for him? Why was Paul able to cast out this evil spirit (Python) from the slave girl? Better yet, why did Jesus cast out unclean spirits if all spirits came from God? It is apparent that not all spirits come from God. However, whether evil spirits come from or are allowed by God is irrelevant. What is relevant is that God was and is still in control, and He has the final say.
The consequence of breaking God’s commands (sin) opened doors to a spiritual realm that was not of God but of the devil, and the devil knew how to use these idols and cultural beliefs to deceive people and entrap them. Sin, devils (as they are called in the NT), and sickness took over God’s people and imprisoned them. Therefore, sin played a major role in people’s sickness. Did not Jesus tell the crippled man after He healed him in John 5:8-14 to stop sinning or something worse may happen to him?
Why then were these devils only cast out in the NT and not the OT? The key here is Jesus Christ. His coming was foretold in the OT and was being fulfilled in the NT. He was to become the mediator of the New Covenant, a covenant of grace (Heb 12:24), and He accomplished what He came down to do with His crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus, (Yehoshua or Yeshua in Hebrew), came to forgive sins, to cast out devils, heal the sick, and bring salvation to mankind. Moreover, not only did Jesus have the authority to forgive sins, cast out devils, and heal the sick, but He also gave His disciples the authority to do the same (Mat 10:1; Mar 6:7; Luk 10:17).
God was being glorified in these miracles and wonders as Jesus of Nazareth and His disciples spread the Good News. The Bible says Jesus casted out devils with His word and healed all that were sick (Mat 8:16; Luk 6:18; 7:21; 8:2). He commanded unclean spirits with authority and they obeyed Him (Mar 1:27; Luk 4:36). Unclean spirits knew Him to be the Son of God and would fall down before Him (Mar 3:11; Luk 8:28). Therefore, it is clear that devils or demons and not mental illnesses were cast out. The mental and physical healing came after the casting out of devils, which were causing sickness to begin with as a result of sin. Again, there should be no doubt in the minds of believers that Jesus casted out demons. The Bible is not ambiguous about this; it is crystal clear.
On a final note, the story of Sue at the beginning of this article is a true account of what happened to me not long ago. I just changed the name to a fictitious one. After that experience, I fasted and prayed and my fear left me. I do not focus on what I experienced nor do I let my past of dealing with the occult creep back into my life and fill me with fear. I keep my focus on our Lord Jesus Christ as every believer who is fascinated by the subject of demons and spirits should. It is still a mystery as to why God allowed me to see this, but I take it as a warning to beware of this individual. After this experience, I began to notice things in this woman I hadn’t noticed before. However, this does not concern me because I know where I stand and Who covers me.
"The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness." (Luk 11:34)
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Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on May 27, 2020:
Alianess thank you for reading and your comment.
Alianess Benny Njuguna from Nairobi, Kenya on May 27, 2020:
It is sad that there are people who assert there are no spiritual beings, that people are suffering mentally. It is easy to distinguish between a possessed person and a mentally ill person.
I had encountered it with my student. Good thing, she as never been tormented again.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 01, 2019:
Thank you Eve for stopping by.
Reformed Eve from USA on November 06, 2019:
This was a great article. Thanks for sharing it. It's so intense that this experience occured to you. It's important to stay close to God. It's truly the only shield we have against a dark world full of demons and evil spirits.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on September 09, 2018:
Michelle, i'm sorry you are suffering. The only thing I can tell you is give your life completely to Jesus. Get rid of anything in your house that is not of God. When the Holy Spirit takes residence in your heart and soul, ALL evil vacates! Demons vow to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. Refuse to see these images and keep your eyes on God only! They will all flee eventually. I speak from experience. God bless you!
Michelle pace from Moe , vic on September 09, 2018:
Hi Demons do exist.
I have been haunted by one for many years, first its all started off i think around my 20s i would see ppl that werent there deaceased family memeber or a friends deaceased family members i would also see them on baby moniyors and cameras then one day someone else came into my home someone dark i could feel evil especially when i slept it its was so scary it would follow me from various homes i moved to and various things would occur (stuff missing, things turning on by itseld , one of my children seen it as a baby and lots of other random things.
And then maybe around 5 or 4 or more years ago i began having problems with the bavk of my neck the pain got worse with each year and so i went to the drs they done a load of tests never came up with any answers basically put it down to stress etc . Anyway ive got photos that prove that someone is attached to me , i have had holy water put on my neck , ive got religous things in my room and done other vatious religous things i recently i had an online cleansing and it actually worked....for 3wks now its back and it seems angry its also afflicting my family , the pain is sometimes unbareable it gets worse when i have friends over
I dont know what to do can someone help or offer some advice !!!!! Anything
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on July 19, 2018:
From The Heart, thank you for reading and your comment. God bless you!
Shizette on July 19, 2018:
Thank you for sharing your experience. Very informative! And I also pray that you never see that again, but continue to walk in God's marvelous Light.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on February 08, 2016:
You are welcome Hxprof. Thanks for stopping by to read.
Hxprof on February 08, 2016:
This is a timely piece. Thanks for writing it.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 15, 2015:
James, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. May the Lord bless you as well!
James A Watkins from Chicago on December 15, 2015:
Thank you for this excellent article. I am bookmarking it for future reference. God Bless You!
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on November 28, 2015:
Ladyguitarpicker, thanks for your comment. Yes, we should always keep our focus on Jesus.
stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on November 27, 2015:
Hi, very interesting and a subject we all have thought about. I believe just keep your eyes focused on Jesus and think good over evil. I have experienced some of what you have talked about. I always wear a cross when around these people. Great Hub.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on July 13, 2015:
Alexander, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. My experience with this supervisor did not end there after I wrote this. The woman became a terror in the department and terrorized everyone there with her controlling personality, micromanaging, and dictatorship. Many people ended leaving... she fired me. However, as you said in your comment, God turned to good what was meant for evil. For me it was a blessing in disguise, although it did not seem like it at the time.
I suffered much under this person's authority, but my Lord had the last say. Through all this, I prefered to focus on Jesus. I learned that if one chooses to focus on evil in all it's manifestations, then one will only see demons and spirits. It doesn't mean we ignore that evil exists, we just need to put into perspective what is important in a Christian's life. Do I still see frightening things or sense them in a person...yes, from time to time; it is called discernment but I know who is my shield and rampart :)
Alexander Silvius from Portland, Oregon on July 13, 2015:
Faithful, this is spot on. I have had many spiritual experiences in my youth that were not pleasant to say the least, and I have also turned the other way and for a long time saw demons around every corner as I struggled with my immaturity. I am learning more and more to focus on Jesus rather than the fascinating world of demonic spirits, and in turn with prayer, am becoming more aware of real demonic presences, especially around people. I also have a coworker who I am sure is either possessed or under heavy influence and can see that he delights in tormenting and speaking ill of others. I am learning more and more and plan to write about the reality of demonic influences and presences in our lives at some point in the future, but for now, what I believe and what you say about focusing on God rather than the intricacies of demonism is the very best response.
I love how you outline the various responses of people who have never experienced spiritual attack, those that have and those that continue to live in fear. Demonic attacks are no joke and they do have lasting effects on a person, entire families. But as in all things, God turns to good what was meant for evil, and I believe some people are more sensitive to that world because God intends to use them on that plane of battle to help others.
I think that many people suffering from mental maladies are demon influenced or possessed, and that we also cannot assume that every mental problem is spiritual! But certainly, our culture is geared to completely dismiss demonic forces and that creates even more confusion.
I have never seen such a dramatic change in someone's physical features as you described, but I do notice that a person who is possessed looks different - facial features change - and talks and behaves differently. I believe you not only because I have experienced so much in my own life, but because I have seen similar things that you described. It is hard to explain to someone who hasn't.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on September 09, 2014:
Thank you Anate for stopping by to read and comment. Unfortunately, I have seen it and it's something you don't forget. It's one of those things you don't quite believe in it until you witness it.
Joseph Ray on September 08, 2014:
This was a good hub on the subject. I myself have never seen any signs of demon possession, but I do believe in the reality of it.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on April 05, 2013:
Thank you for stopping by to read and share your thoughts. You are correct, fear is not from God but from the devil. There is no victory in fear, only defeat. God bless!
purewater26 on April 04, 2013:
I'm interesting with your sentence that if people don't believe about the presence of devil and evil spirits, it's just like they say that Jesus used deception. I never thought like that before.
It is sad to see Christians chop Bible and decide by their own intelligent which verses were imagination and which verses were real. And then, they say that all things about these spiritual things were just myths.
I just want to add that the ministry of deliverance was started by Jesus. There were no prophets in the OT that were able to cast out demons since it was special for Jesus. Jesus said that when he started to do that, it meant that the kingdom of God was just being started.
Of course, we as Christian are given the authority to continue the ministry. There are some verses where Jesus included ministry of deliverance as a part of our responsibilities as Christians.
It's funny to see some Christians teach and motivate others to preach about Gospel, heal people, make other people Christ's disciples but they remove the part of cast out demon as a part of Christ command. While Jesus commanded it in the Gospel. And we even read that the apostles did that as well.
It must be frightening for you to see a person being possessed by an evil spirit. But, your responded was great. I think fear is one weapon that is used by the devil and his subordinates. So, do not give up with the fear, and weapon yourselves on how to practice the authority Jesus gives us as Christians over those dark forces.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on January 18, 2013:
Amen! Jesus is near to those who call upon his name. I agree with you that things of the spirit are perceived spiritually. I also believe that God will not reveal mysteries of the Kingdom to the hardened heart and dead in spirit. That is reserved for those who humbly and diligently seek Him. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
JANE MWANGI from NAIROBI, KENYA on January 18, 2013:
I am learning not to be surprised when people do not see things form our perspective.
Remember things of the spirit are perceived spiritually.
God is real but you will meet them that say you are crazy to believe in a "SkyDaddy", etc. But he is so real to those who believe. Our enemy also exists. But the important thing as you have said, is to focus your eyes on Jesus. He is near to them that call upon his name.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on July 12, 2012:
Thanks for your comment and for sharing. I'm in agreement with you. It is hard to believe that there are Christians who don't believe in the spiritual side of the Bible, but sadly there are. God is Spirit, so how is it that many do not believe in the spiritual (and physical) cleansing and healings Jesus performed?
Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on July 12, 2012:
I hate to go off in left field but what you say about believers trying to explain away spiritual things I just can't buy...that they are Christians that is. There are many here, people who claim to be Christian but try to change the bible to suit themselves and their friends they think they can force into heaven. I have a hard time having pity for anyone like that. All they have to do is read and believe and they have chosen to rewrite the bible. I am far from perfect but I will hang onto Christ until the end and I welcome every truth He shows me in His word.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on March 20, 2012:
Your are welcome Natalie. May God be with you always.
Natalie on March 20, 2012:
Thank you, Faithful Daughter. I will. Thank you for this blog. You are such a blessing. May God continue to bless you in all areas of your life.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on March 19, 2012:
I understand what you are going through; I’ve been there many, many times. Sometimes people will judge us by our appearance or because of something we said they took the wrong way. Sometimes people will dislike us even when we haven’t done anything wrong. Just continue to behave as child of God and let our Lord Jesus shine through you, even if some people are repelled by it. There are going to be people you will never please, no matter what you do. Continue to pray because prayer is very powerful. If this woman continues to behave in a hostile way towards you, continue to pray for her because you know very well what’s behind it, don’t you? God bless you Natalie. Stay strong in the Lord.
Natalie on March 19, 2012:
I have a pattern of experiencing such hostility from my coworkers on my job. I am blessed with a really good job right now. At first, I noticed the "spiritual" environment of the workplace was not of God. Being a Christian, I constantly prayed for my employer, coworkers, myself, our workplace, our work, etc. Well, the lady who seemed so sweet and willing to train me suddenly became distant, disrespect, and rude while training me (which is also an HR violation according to Title VII as well as OSHA violations pertaining to a safe, working environment physically AND mentally). I would say something to her and she will give me a look of hatred! She commented to me, I am teacher, you are the student." I am like, "Where is this coming from?" I have not tried to overtake, overpower or undermine what she was telling me - I appreciated her wisdom. I even told her so. So, I prayed about it and we had a meeting this morning concerning the situation.
I thank God for working it out. I trust Him. If she continues to act the devil's way, I will continue to act and be who God created me to be....LOVE.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on March 15, 2012:
Thank you for stopping by to visit and comment. Yes, I agree with you that many of us are allowed to see with our spiritual eyes to be a testimony to others that evil entities do exist. In the same way, God also shows us that He is above all these things. There is definitely a spiritual realm. Some would call it another plane of existence or dimension. Whatever one wants to call it, it does exist.
Maybe you should sign up for Hubpages and share your experience and testimony with others; it’s free. Here's the link to sign-up for Hubpages: https://hubpages.com/user/new/
JoseZeeBustos on March 14, 2012:
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JoseZeeBustos on March 14, 2012:
I too have seen a demon, and also an Angel from heaven. I also felt God's hand on my chest pulling sin and guilt from me, and sin IS A PHYSICAL ENTITY within us, he allowed me to see sin as the spiritual stain and physical harm it does to us.I believe the Good Lord allows us to see these things to tell others that firstly He exists and that these demonic things exist and that He also sends Angels to help and protect us.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 30, 2011:
Hi Master Key,
Thank you for your visit and comment. Nothing happens by chance but is pre-ordained. I work in a college that has more pagan influence than Christian. I see it in their pentagrams, their conversations, they way they behave, etc; it is very open.
When I first started this job, I can't tell you how much praying and fasting I did in the first few years there. I was met with a lot of hostility from some individuals, especially after some found I was a Christian, but that did not deter me. Prov 16:17 says "When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him."
Fear caught me by surprise when I saw this on this woman, but it did not stay to fester. I will not allow it in His mighty name. The woman in question is not a Christian, but I did pray for her as I do for everyone there. Thank you your inspiring comment.
Masters Key from Windsor, CT on December 30, 2011:
You are not alone in your being allowed to see the manifestation of darkness in another. When God allows us to see these things, there is always a purpose (or two). First is what you already noted...you need to be aware and cautious of the influence of this other person in your workplace, and keep your own work and work relationships in prayer. Second of course, is that Jesus wants her set free from that which binds her. He has allowed you to see her spirit problem so you can pray for her! And of course, while fear may rise up, it need not stay. He has given us authority over ALL the powers of the enemy (Luke 10:19) and we have to learn how to exercise that authority in our areas of influence. Praying your godly influence will permeate your workplace and your co-worker be saved and delivered!
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 28, 2011:
Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comment. I had more verses to add about the miracles Jesus performed but later felt it was sufficient. I welcome anyone you send my way, thank you.
calico Stark from Earth for the time being on December 27, 2011:
Faithful this is a very thorough article on the subject. The article itself was even and balanced! I could never really put it into words the differences, you did a great job. I will be sending those I mentor in the faith to this hub!
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 26, 2011:
Thank you for your wonderful comment. There is no doubt in my mind either that Jesus Christ did what the Bible says He did. I've seen and personally experienced more than enough to convince me of this. You are right, this is no laughing matter.
It is also sad that today many that are suffering and are seeking help are being taken advantage of and end up worse than when they first began.
Alastar Packer from North Carolina on December 26, 2011:
Faithful you have written an excellent article on demon possession and how it relates to the bible. I've read, researched and experienced this subject and can honestly say this is one of the best. There is no doubt in my mind but that Jesus, or Immanuel as he's called in the OT, cast out real evil from real sufferers of demonic possession. Those who wish to profit are not picky in what they choose to profit from and most exorcisms we see are from these types and their usually emotionally disturbed victims. But evil powers or entities are no joke and do exist. Hyph is correct; people who scoff or revel in their hubris are in danger of finding out a terrible reality one day.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 26, 2011:
Sadly it is true. Many will only believe some parts of the Bible and try to explain away the rest. There should be a balance if we are going to try to interpret the Bible in areas we do not comprehend. We should not add or take away, or read more or less into it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 26, 2011:
What you went throught must have been just as freightening! Anyone who hasn't experienced the supernatural at work will have difficulty believing. I have seen my share of things that will scare the pants off anyone. The experiene I had with this woman was a first. I've never seen this in my life. My rational mind told me I couldn't be seeing this, but my eyes were telling otherwise. You're almost afraid to tell anyone for fear that they think you're crazy, but then I found that many people have had a similar experience. Yes evil does exist in the spirit realm.
poetvix from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. on December 26, 2011:
I find it curious how many tend to write off what they don't believe, how they can believe some parts of God's word and not others. The idea that any Christian would think Jesus used deception is astoundingly sad. Thanks for a well written article.
Evie Lopez (author) from Sunny Florida on December 26, 2011:
Thanks for being the first to comment. Yes, we must keep our focus on Jesus at all times. He already defeated the enemy at the cross for us. God bless!
Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on December 26, 2011:
This is frightening and an example that Satan's power is extensive. I also have seen a demon possessed person. It still gives me shivers. I had to sleep in a house with this person and locked my door securely. People who don't believe are in danger.
William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on December 26, 2011:
Interesting, informative, and well written. I like how you summarize the balance with this truth, "...they focus on Jesus and not on demons or evil spirits." Thanks for sharing.