How can a person get a demon?
Whatever rules you, then you are its slave! Whatever is your master, possesses you.
The word possession is what we get hung up on. A Christian can be totally possessed by an evil spirit. But the devil may have a stronghold and reigns.
If you are a beautiful and wonderful born Christian, and your heart filled with love and God, but you cannot control your anger in that area of your life, it is your master and you are its slave. That is possession by anger. There are two spirit world realities on earth – Satan and God. Ungodly anger does not come from God so who just influenced you to go into reaction into anger?
Demonic oppression may be caused in many ways.
1. Deep hurt in interpersonal relationships. Betrayal, Hurt, Loss, Abandonment, Broken Heart, Divorce, etc. The open door is unforgiveness and not dealing with the unforgiveness.
2. Inherited problems from forebears.
As said before generational sins. Your father can be an alcoholic and that familiar spirit will try to get you to open the door. In your family that strong pull to fall into that problem is much stronger than in a family where there is no alcoholism. Once that door is open by you participating with that spirit, it then has a legal right to control your life.
It is the architypes and darkshadows that are following your family trees. It is a kingdom of evil spirits found in ephesians 6 by their fallen nature that is why you act like your mom and dad or have the same diseases as them.
3. After severe accidents or sickness.
When you go to the doctor, they have you fill out family diseases. Why is that? They can be inherited. Many times there are other factors of generational rejection, generational spirit of fear. These are inherited and learned. A spirit of fear, which is stress, anxiety, worry. Someone who worries a lot is a generational fear operating opening the door to many diseases.
We are to grow int he Lord and recognize and discern our thoughts. According to 2 Corinthians 10:5 – we are to cut down every imagination and taking every thought into captivity and casting down every thought that is against God. That means what we hear in our minds is either our thought, Satan or the Lord. When we believe Satan then we are calling the Lord a liar. When we do not cut down that imagination of temptation and fall into sin and then it turns into habitual sin, then it is a stronghold. You have become a master to it.
Traumatic events or traumatic accidents, can open the door for a spirit of fear to come in, depending on the trauma, create OCD, panic attacks, fears, etc.
4. Deliberate sin. Gal. 5:21
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[a] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[b] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
These are habitual sins.
If it is sexual sin a person fell into one time, then the enemy will come to accuse, torment, and separate you from God through guilt, shame, etc. That is why we have to know the word and repent to the Lord about our sin and not listen to the father of lies, satan. Realize what Jesus did on the cross and why we have access just through repentance.
5. Transference from another person.
Through witchcraft prayers or someone who is negative and bitter complaining about another person and you take the offense. That is transference of sin from one person to the other. That is why we are to flee from gossip.
How about someone infected with spiritual oppression? After you were around them, did you feel low, depressed or oppressed? That is transference of spirits.
6. Involvement with the occult (divination). Deu 18:9-14, Deu 18:14, Lev 20:6, 1 Tim 4:1-3
The enemy, we know, conterfeits the work of God. Divination is the act or art of foretelling futre events through an occultic spirit.
Throughout God’s word we are warned to not fall into these trapings. We see examples from the major prophets in the old testament what happened to Israsel because of their involvement. It is not of god and puts a person into bondage to satan.
7. The result of a curse.
A person can curse themselves with words. Words are very powerful. Not only that, a person can put a curse on a person and the design is to keep that person from their fulfillment in Christ.
Second, is vows and judgments.
If you ever said I will not be like this person or judged them for their sin, then the kingdom of darkness has been released to carry out that judgment. Why, becuase we are not to ever make vows or to judge anyone without being judged back.