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Self Exorcism?

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Mykkah, May 10, 2011.

  1. Mykkah

    Mykkah Newbie

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    If someone is spiritually oppressed can they deliver them self?
     
  2. dayhiker

    dayhiker Mature veteran

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    ya, I've heard of people praying in Jesus' name for self deliverence.
     
  3. Spiritlight

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    Maybe you might ask God to intervene for you. From my own experience fear and superstition have a role to play in this oppression as well, as they are debilitating also.
    Sometimes its worth the effort to read up and try to understand about this. I think sometimes God allows it for our own good to teach us things.

    If all else fails prayer and fasting.
     
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    Exactly. I don't know any Protestant exorcists anyway. I think that's a Catholic thing.
     
  5. Byrd4God

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    I would say yes...
     
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    I wonder whether anyone but <.00001% of the population can do it? It must be very difficult.
     
  7. Byrd4God

    Byrd4God Newbie

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    Oppression not possession right? The two are different. I've been oppressed and have known plenty of people that are/were oppressed...for me it was accomplished through prayer and standing on the word of God..
     
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    But exorcism is usually used in cases of possession right?
     
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    Sister, if we don't stand on the cross, we might just find ourselves hoisted up on it. Our Lord and Savior YHVH bless you.
     
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    Yes! In that case, I would say you cannot deliver yourself. I believe that Christians can be oppressed but not possessed... I know many are likely to disagree with me on that..
     
  11. Ih8s8n

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    Mykkah: Yes, they can. The demons are subject unto us IN JESUS' NAME, so it really doesn't matter who is exercising (while exorcising) such authority.
     
  12. Leat

    Leat When did it all go wrong? And when will it change?

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    A demon cannot enter through a doorway without being invited.

    There are stories in folklore of the simplistic "opening the door will let them in" idea. Such as if a demonic force is outside your house, and you open the door, then it can come inside. But if you do not welcome it, then how shall it enter? And Jesus is The Strong man, and who can destroy The Strong man? Possession means to have a spirit dwelling within, oppression means to be laden by grief. Through this context we can see that being oppressed means it is an OUTSIDE source, and that Possession means it is an INSIDE source. If you are truly saved, you might doubt God, and your beliefs might change temporarily, but you will always come back to Jesus. If you are not, you definitely leave room to invite a demon into you.

    Look up Anneliese Michel.
     
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    1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
    If one is truly a child of God,the demon cannot possess you because the Holy Spirit is inside you.