“Satan can’t have any access in your life except what you allow?” Ever heard that phrase, or something similar? I’ve heard some famous preachers put forth that view, and it saddens me. I don’t believe it’s a true statement and they end up leaving their audience feeling worse about themselves and not better.
Everyone has a free will, and we can unwittingly invite demons because of sinful activities. However, many demons gain entry through more passive doors. Generational curses in the bloodline represent the most significant door. We’ve addressed this issue in many other articles and videos.
We have ministered to many hundred abuse victims and seen them set free from demonic torment. Sins were committed against these folks; they were not the abusers.
Life happens to all of us and none skates through it unscathed. Some experience truly devastating, life-changing events and seek help of all kinds to get past the pain. Counseling, support groups, prayer, fasting, medications, and illicit drugs/alcohol can be on the path that many pursue.
Who has the gall to suggest that the person who was abused somehow welcomed or allowed the enemies of their souls to bring torment? Demonic torment through no fault of the victim screams of injustice. Why would God let that happen?
Traumatic Abuse Opens Doors for Demons
Ungodly soul ties, through sexual unions and controllers in people lives, represent one important doorway for demons. Ungodly sexual soul ties are established willingly through consensual activity, but can also be the result of sexual abuse. Bodies and souls are joined in the sexual act and demons can pass from the perpetrator to the victim.
Forgiveness represents one powerful tool at every believer’s hand to close another significant entry point for devils. The longer it takes after the transgression by the other party, the more lousy fruit can manifest in a person’s life.
I ministered years ago to a woman who had been sexually abused by a male neighbor. She was a young girl at the time and after the incident, her mother wisely, and I am sure painfully, helped her to deal with the trauma. She had her do two things quickly:
- She had her forgive the man. Being young at the time, the mother probably had to teach the youngster about what forgiveness was and exactly how to do it.
- Over the weeks and months that followed, they would both pray consistently for him, that God would bless him and pour His spirit upon him. That difficult assignment was pressed by Jesus in Luke 6:27-28 when he implored his followers to “… Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
When I first heard this story, I was amazed and encouraged. We have met with many clients who have been victims of similar traumas, worked to help them get free, and healed, by the power of Holy Spirit, through deliverance and counseling.
What was different about this woman? I remember her words vividly: “I really don’t think that event had much impact on my life because I chose to forgive him quickly and pray for him.” Truthfully, I do not remember the exact issues she was dealing with, but I do believe she had supernaturally dealt with this traumatic event in her past by being faithful to the Bible’s commands.
If the abused is not quick to forgive the perpetrator and break the ungodly soul tie, then he or she is granting the abuser continued control over him or her. Continually focusing on the transgression, praying against the person or not extending forgiveness never brings the good fruit Christian’s desire.
We have also seen instances where we contend that a person’s natural defenses (mental and emotional) are overwhelmed in traumatic situations and demons of fear enter and remain long after the event.
God’s ways are higher than our ways, and we often do not understand His thoughts. Why He allows, rather than stops, evil activities to continue in people’s lives is often a mystery. Sometimes we reap what we sew and bear the consequences, but that is not always the case. That’s when we need to trust God’s heart and character when we cannot fathom his ways.
Traumatic events represent one of many opportunities to exercise our faith and take hold of God’s peace in the midst of the storm. Need help with something in your past? We can help.
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