Acts 19: 15-16 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
A word of warning / advice for amateur ghost hunters / paranormal investigating.
A lot of you that are new to ghost hunting / paranormal investigating will do it for fun and excitement and start heading to cemeteries and other known haunted places unprepared for what awaits you.
I’m not trying to be a preacher but please read so that you avoid the major mistake that I made. After recording your very first EVP’s or taking your first true ghost picture you should begin to realize that the spirit world truly exists. The world of ghosts, spirits and demonic forces is very real and do pose a threat to you by inviting them to contact you. Once you initiate the contact you are open to attacks and evil spirits following you home. I am telling you from experience.
You must realize that you have NO power at all over these spirits and demonic forces. Only faith in God and through his power over all things in the name of Jesus do you have any power.
EPHESIANS 6:10-18 (God’s Word Translation)
10 Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength.
11 Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies.
12 This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world.
13 For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days. Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground.
14 So then, take your stand! Fasten truth around your waist like a belt. Put on God’s approval as your breastplate.
15 Put on your shoes so that you are ready to spread the Good News that gives peace.
16 In addition to all these, take the Christian faith as your shield. With it you can put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Also take salvation as your helmet and the Word of God as the sword that the Spirit supplies.
18 Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. For the same reason be alert. Use every kind of effort and make every kind of request for all of God’s people.
The Word is very precise and it prepares a soldier for the battlefield. With a deep understanding of the above verses and its meaning one shall prepare for the battlefield.
There is one more very powerful armor that we need. Which is the “Blood Of Jesus”. No armor can substitute the protection provided by the Blood of Jesus. Every Christian should have a deep understanding about the Blood of Jesus and its power & authority.
When the prayer warrior claims the protection and victory of the Blood of Jesus, powers of darkness will be shaken and thrown away because nothing can stand against the power of the Blood of Jesus. The Blood of Jesus is THE highest & greatest power / defense from every device of evil.
In Luke 8:43-46 & Acts 19:11 –12 we see that the power of God is delivering sicknesses and evil spirits are fleeing human body. This is because our bodies are spiritual vessels.
We also must know & understand the three types of spirits that are present.
Three Types of Spirit:
1) Spirit of God (God is Spirit; Referred as Holy Spirit)
2) Spirit of Human
3) Evil Spirit
God is Spirit in form, we have hundreds of references in the Bible starting from GENESIS 1:2. When God created the first man from dust of the earth; God blew the breath of life into his nostrils, giving humans their own spirit. So God gave spirit to human body & each of us have our own spirit. Here is a nice reference from
1 CORINTHIANS 2:11
After all, who knows everything about a person except that person’s own spirit? In the same way, no one has known everything about God except God’s Spirit.
The third type of spirit is the evil spirit. Evil spirit is an angel who originally served God, but was casted out from Heaven with all his associated angels who rebelled against God. Today these evil spirit dominate the world by deceiving the World in order to make the World ignore the True Living God and the spiritual truth.
Out of the three types of spirit; Spirit of God is most powerful, followed by the spirit of man and the least powerful spirit is the evil spirit. A man who is with God can command and cast out evil spirits in the name of Jesus, because God gives more power to humans who are His children.
However, we should understand that the human spirit has the ability to decide which spirit it wants to join. In other words, human spirit can either collaborate with evil spirit or with Holy Spirit. Characteristics of the human spirit will be based on the type of spirit it joins with.
There are many references from the Bible, I’ll quote a few;
ROMANS 8: 14-15
Certainly, all who are guided by God’s Spirit are God’s children. You haven’t received the spirit of slaves that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the spirit of God’s adopted children by which we call out, “Abba! Father!”
ROMANS 8: 9
But if God’s Spirit lives in you, you are under the control of your spiritual nature, not your corrupt nature. Whoever doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ doesn’t belong to him.
The human body is a vessel and the fact is that a body can contain multiple spirits responsible for various curses and sins. This fact, that multitude of evil spirits can dominate a human body is clearly stated in Matthew 12:43-45.
“When an evil spirit comes out of a person, it goes through dry places looking for a place to rest. But it doesn’t find any. Then it says, ‘I’ll go back to the home I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean, and in order. Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself. They enter and take up permanent residence there. In the end the condition of that person is worse than it was before. That is what will happen to the evil people of this day.”
Folks, fill yourself with the spirit of God before you take on paranormal adventures fore if you don’t you are opening yourself up for whatever may come to you when you try to contact the unknown.
Before Investigation Prayer:
Heavenly father, God we ask you right now to be with us, and protect us from any supernatural attacks or attachments. To bind any spirits, demonic forces or entities from being able to harm us in any way in the name of Jesus our lord and savior. Amen
Entering The House / Building:
When entering the house or building envision yourself in a bright white light (it is called a Christ Light). It acts like a force field (so to speak).
Cleansing Prayer After Investigation:
Heavenly Father, God we ask that you cleanse us of any spiritual contact we may have had either voluntary, or involuntary. God we ask that you bind all spirits either human or inhuman to this location, and Father God we ask in the name of Jesus that you do not to allow any spirits to follow us from this investigation. Amen.
After arriving home from an investigation and you feel a presence as if something may have followed you home, make the sign of the cross, and say firmly,”In the name of Jesus Christ, go back to where you came from! “
I would like to thank Mike Salerno of East Coast Angels Paranormal Investigations for advice and helping me through a difficult time with a evil spirit that followed me home from an investigation.