Okay. I am going to tackle this highly controversial topic and give you my take on it. In short - dark spirits are real and should not be taken lightly. Their influence can have a huge impact on a person.
One category of dark spirits I refer to is "unclean spirits" or "dis-embodied spirits." The unclean spirits are those who have lived upon the earth and died, but the negativity they have held onto is keeping them stuck and unable to progress. Parley P. Pratt in "Key to the Science of Theology" (Commission link) has this to say about this kind of spirit.
" Many spirits of the departed, who are unhappy, linger in lonely wretchedness about the earth, and in the air, and especially about their ancient homesteads, and the places rendered dear to them by the memory of former scenes. The more wicked of these are the kind spoken of in Scripture, as "foul spirits," "unclean spirits," spirits who afflict persons in the flesh, and engender various diseases in the human system."
He continues with the topic, but I will stop right there. If you want to read more you can find the book on Amazon.
The other category of spirits is that of "devils." These are the Devil (also called Satan or Lucifer) and the angels of the Devil referred to in Revelations 12: 7-9.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
These spirits will not be born on the earth and will not receive a body. Their intent is to persuade men to do evil.
I once heard someone say that dark spirits are not constant, but they are regular. I would agree with that in most cases. There are those where the presence of dark spirits is constant, but for the majority I would say they are regular and frequent.
They may be on hand because they are attracted in by some sort of negativity a person is holding onto or they may attach to negative energy held within a person. They may also come just to cause trouble and try to stop something good from happening.
It is important to not underestimate dark spirits and their influence. It is also important to not be fearful. Fear gives them power. Use caution and do not be arrogant. They can be sent away and you can clear them. See below.
One of the most remarkable during-a-session clearing experiences I have had with a client was in clearing dark spirits. Several years ago I had a young woman around age 20 come with her mother. The issue was for cutting behavior.
When they arrived, the daughter was looking down, would not look me in the eyes, and had a glaring, sullen look on her face. I said, " And you are not sure about being here, are you?" She emphatically shook her head no. I responded with, "Well, let's see if we can get you comfortable and we'll see what we can do."
Because of the issue being cutting behavior my first thought was dark spirits. That is what I went with. For the majority of the session I just kept clearing for anything stuck within her that was causing dark spirits to be attracted to her or anything allowing dark spirits to attach to her in any way.
Over the course of the next 50 minutes this client began to look up and eventually looked me in the eyes. She smiled and even laughed at one point. Her mother and I saw a complete change of countenance take place. When she left that day she was a completely different person than the one who walked in my door. She was no longer being influenced by the dark spirits.
She did come back again a few weeks later and we had a similar, though less dramatic repeat of the experience. We did the same process again clearing more layers, but it took a much shorter time.
Weeks later I saw some of her family members whom I knew and they commented how changed this girl was. They could clearly see a difference.
I am of the strong opinion that each person has every right to command these spirits to leave. They must be commanded to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. Be firm and do not take no for an answer. Remember that the power of Christ is far greater than that of the devil. Light chases darkness away. Have faith that you can command them to leave and that they will through Christ's power.
Possible wording: "In the name of Jesus Christ I command all dark spirits with, around, or in ______ to leave now. Do not return and do not send any others in your place."
Getting rid of these negative spirits is a great thing, but I will add that if there are issues that have not been addressed, they or other dark spirits may be attracted back in for the same reasons as they were first there. For that reason I recommend clearing underlying reasons as to why they are being attracted to or attaching to a person. (Schedule a session.) Sometimes dark spirits will leave just by clearing those underlying reasons without having to do anything more.
Time to ask yourself - what in my life is not in line with God and His commandments? The world is full of all kinds of attitudes and conflicting beliefs. Don't listen to those voices. Go inward with this one and feel for what is out of line with God. The Holy Spirit will give you the answers on this one. Listen closely.
Do I believe these spirits are real? You better believe it! I have had way too many experiences feeling their presence and clearing them to believe otherwise. It is also why, at the end of every session I do, I make sure a client is clear of dark spirits. How long that lasts is highly variable, but at least I know I have cleared them at that point.
A book that has given me increased insights and understanding into dark spirits and into dark objects and other dark energies is "Spirits and Spiritual Interactions." I highly recommend it.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.
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