The Bible says that Satan runs to and fro throughout the earth seeking who he can devour. Also references to the fact that he wants to steal, kill and destroy us. There was never anything in the Bible that said he was going to leave us alone, stop possessing people or evidence of an entity in our home.
I began my story with a little about the one we call Satan, or the devil. Even his name has “evil” in the midst. My desire by telling my story is to help those who do not believe to see that he is still in our midst. There is danger in seeking out things in books or movies. And especially “so called” toys such as quiji boards.
I moved into a house about 15 years ago. The minute I walked in the door I felt something eerie. Of course I thought I was being silly. I did not have the confidence that I should have had a Christian. I liked the house and the grounds, so I shrugged the feelings away. I took the house and moved in within the week.
From the time I moved into the house, I felt feelings I had never felt in my life. There was one room that I was always uncomfortable inside. The rooms had been painted before I moved in but there were spots in this room on one side that kept bleeding through the paint. I could not tell what color it was; it just looked dark. Even after I painted over it again, it bled through again.
Not much later, my son moved in with me for a while because of a divorce. He planned to stay until he found an apartment. I talked to him and ask that he stay longer.
I kept my granddaughter on the weekends; therefore there were always toys around. More than once we had the occasion to be sitting and a toy would start up without being turned on. At first we just took the batteries out of it thinking it was malfunctioning. Then it came on again. I have never felt chills or the hair stand up on my arms as they did the first time that happened. My son immediately took it out and stomped on it, feeling just what I felt. I felt some anger and a bit of fear.
As time went by I was never happy there. I decided I would start looking for somewhere else to move. I had large vents coming from the basement for the heat, and for I could never walk across one. There was a large one in the bath and I had to maneuver my way around to come out of the bath without stepping on the vent. I thought I was just “losing it” as they say.
My son and I talked about things and decided to bless the house. If you do not know what this is, it is getting a bottle of oil and the simple way is just to put some on you finger. Carry your Bible of course. Open it to a Scripture that rebukes the devil. There are many. We merely put oil over each door, prayed over it and went to the next one. As we commanded the devil to leave our home, we reminded him that we were children of the most High God and he cannot dwell in the same body as Jesus.
Things were fine for a while then one night we had a bad storm. We lost our power, and this being a very old house the fuse box needed checked. We had always sort of stayed clear of the basement since there was nothing there, except one spot among the red clay dirt, the size of a grave. It was concrete. It really looked out of place. We never knew what it was. About the time we went out in the rain and downstairs to the basement the batteries in our flashlight went out. I told my son to wait there while I ran upstairs to get more batteries. While in the house, I suddenly heard my son yelling but could not understand much for the storm. I did hear the word “hurry” and “hammer,” Then it was very quiet until all of a sudden on my way down the outside steps, I heard him say loudly and plain, “I rebuke you devil, in the name of Jesus.” I command you to go in Jesus name.”
When I reached the door he backed up and got my arm and said, “lets go in the house long enough to let me sit down.” He began to tell me that after I left he heard a loud groan that sounded like a cat growling at another cat, only about 10 times louder. He also said that the sound did not come from one spot, but seem to surround him. He did get a glimpse of something in the moon light for just a second right before the groans that surrounded him. He said it looked like an animal coming out of the corner. You had to see it to know how the basement was made. But he said that it was like the bottom half of the body just flopped or fell out.
We know this was a demon and we feel as if it was there because of something that happened in that house. I even called the lady that leased the house and ask if the house had a history. She paused before saying “no.” I demanded to be let out of my lease because I felt like she should have warned us of anything that she knew. It turned out that this house had quite a history. For the sake of time I will not go into that. What is important is that people pray for their home when they buy one or move into a new place.
It is also important, as I mentioned earlier to not dabble in books about witchcraft, spirits, or demons. We had done none of those things but I mention them because I know of a situation which happened to a family whose son got curious about the devil. We need to know what kind of books and music our children bring into our homes, also.
God wants us to be prepared for the enemy by knowing his word. If you are not familiar with the Bible, you can look in the back of most and find scripture on whatever you want to know. As I read more or the word I discovered that God made certain promises to us. One of those is the discerning of Spirits; being able to feel evil when it is near.
If you look up Amour, you will find scripture about the armour of God. I believe it is in Ephesians. Please read that and become familiar with what God is showing you. Most of all, develop a close relationship with him. He gave us the word, which is our weapon. That is why each time Jesus was tempted, he answered Satan with the word. He always began with, “It is written.” That is our lesson. You may be skeptical of my story and that is okay. It is your choice. Just don’t forget about it totally.