When I was growing up, the whole idea of ghosts was terrifying to me. As a child, I was told that the ghost of my grandfather haunted our family home. I never saw anything, but I definitely felt strange things while I lived there that scared me. I was deathly afraid of the dark and the things that lurked within it; such as ghosts and the Boogie Man. I remember playing tag in the dark hallways of my cousins home and feeling certain that something was going to snatch me up and steal me away.
Ghosts have always been a popular theme in movies and television, and as I grew older I heard many stories about people who had encountered ghosts. I became fascinated with the idea of them and I even had a slight obsession with ghost hunting shows for a season. I had never actually seen a ghost but I believed they were real and I was on the fence between wanting to see evidence and terrified.
The concept of ghosts is difficult to deny, as it seems there are stories of ghostly encounters all over the world. Many people hold the same type of fascination with death, ghosts, and otherworldly things. Some people find comfort in the idea of ghosts, thinking that the ones they love are nearby, while others really have an attraction to anything related to death. For me, my connections to the occult and attraction to death were what brought about my fascination with ghosts.
But he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.
Once I became a Christian and started learning about demons, my thoughts on ghosts changed. I was under the belief that ghosts could not possibly be real, but instead they were demons in disguise. While it can be true that demons can impersonate the dead, there is much more to the phenomena. It was not until months into my inner healing sessions that Jesus began to reveal some important truths to me that I never thought were possible before.
As a survivor of ritual abuse I face daily struggles. Being a part of the occult for my whole life has left a whole mess of entanglement in my soul that I am weekly working through with the help of the Holy Spirit. I face all types of witchcraft attack, astral rituals, trauma triggers and so much more. With each session I have to attempt to tackle these different things going on not only inside of me, but coming at me.
In one of my inner healing sessions I was dealing with a particularly trying problem that had been plaguing me and when Jesus began steering me into the direction of what it was, He began to show me that it was indeed a relative that was deceased. This was extremely upsetting and confusing. How could my dead relative be harassing me if they are dead? I knew that when you die you go to either heaven or hell. So how can a dead person harass me?
It was a question that was going to take time to understand. Coming to the realization that my dead relative was harassing me was more than I could deal with at one time. Over a course of weeks and months I slowly began to understand the attack that was allowed to come at me from a deceased relative. Some people, while they are alive, make a pact with death. This pact or covenant allows the person to die and not move on to judgement or to heaven or hell.
You boast, “We have struck a bargain to cheat death and have made a deal to dodge the grave. The coming destruction can never touch us, for we have built a strong refuge made of lies and deception.”
Instead this pact allows their human soul to remain in the second heaven, and use astral travel as a means to go to and from the earth and second heaven. Why would a person want their soul to remain here instead of moving on? Surely going to heaven would be a much better option, than roaming to and fro about the earth or second heaven. Well for these particular individuals, there are a couple of different reasons they would make this choice.
For one thing, no one willing chooses to become evil or make pacts with the devil. They only do so out of either complete deception or being tortured by the evil of demonic devices for so long that evil becomes ingrained in the core of who they are. It takes years and years and years of evil being poured out into a person for them to choose evil. And even then, I’m not sure how much of their free will is actually involved in the choice. A person only needs a fragment of their free will to make a choice, and the demonic inside of them can push that part of their free will into choosing it.
Another reason a person might choose to make this pact with death is because they want to have the right to stay and ensure the heritage they have worked so hard for stays intact. For instance, if a person has been indoctrinated into a faith that requires them to give up their soul and the rights to their entire blood line, then that is a huge sacrifice on their part. They are promised power, authority, blessing, wealth, and much more.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:10
This power and blessing is to be passed on, from generation to generation, from oldest child (usually son) to oldest child through the blood line. Every oldest child of the generation will become the patriarch or matriarch of the family, wielding power and authority over the other members. This can look different for every family. For some families it can be a controlling father or an overbearing mother, dominating the family, physically, emotionally or spiritually.
The person that wields this control has given up so much to have it they are unwilling to see it end with them. So they make a pact with the devil to give them the ability to stay in a sort of limbo instead of moving on to heaven or hell. So their soul then has the ability to astral travel back and forth from the second heaven to our world and cause all kinds of problems in our lives. The generational blood rights give legal access into our very beings, that way the deceased soul has the ability to try to keep us in this legacy they have sacrificed for.
When a spirit of the deceased is harassing someone, it can come in different forms. It is witchcraft and witchcraft is meant to control, manipulate, or bind a person. Here is a list of ways witchcraft can affect us. For some of us, the idea that a person would cling this desperately to trying to exert control over the living seems ridiculous. However, in life, a person that decides to do this has been manipulated and strong armed by the devil into believing this is absolutely necessary. Otherwise, no sane person would choose this.
Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart turns away from the Lord.
To my knowledge we do not see these spirits of the deceased. So when we think of seeing ghostly apparitions, it is most likely demonic spirits. Demonic spirits will try to communicate with humans, move objects, use Ouija boards or mediums to communicate and things that we typically think of when we think of ghosts. Demons are disembodied spirits, so it would make sense that the traditional idea of ghosts comes from the work these demons do.
Spirits of the deceased want to remain a secret. They do not want to be caught and have it known that they are indeed wreaking havoc here after their apparent death. This would cause huge problems for them, because if we knew what they were doing, we would have the power to stop it from happening. It is much easier on them if we believe that ghosts are simply demons harassing us, and completely ignore the evil of these deceased souls.
A person who makes this covenant is not a saved person. You cannot die and have your soul remain and be saved. You have committed your soul to the devil, and you will go to hell. For some, the idea that this is real is terrifying at best. No one wants to believe that a deceased relative has any influence over their lives. It sounds like something that is far too evil to be real. The problem is, that is exactly what Satan is counting on.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
Satan does not want anyone to know this is happening, right here and right now. It happens as commonly as any other witchcraft attack or demonic attack. For most people, it will not even come into their scope of reality. They will continue to be harassed and never know why. Satan can continue to have his way in this world as long as we remain ignorant. He has so many devices against us that we refuse to see, because we cannot see the bigger scope of things the way God does.
When God looks at the attack of the devil, all He sees is a tiny little ant, leading a tiny little army of ants. Then ants march and march, trying to invade our lives, but the best they can do is be a huge pest and take up residence in a small area. The devil thinks he is big and bad, but compared to God, Satan is nothing but a tiny pest.
When God looks at us when we are under attack, He sees opportunity. God knows the power and authority we were called to walk in. He knows the call and purpose we have on our lives. God sees everything we are, everything we have ever been through, and everything He is doing for us in that very moment. The devil might distract us, but he cannot stop the awesome power of God over our lives.
So when we step into God’s presence and ask Him to give us a glimpse of what He sees, things from a heavenly perspective; we won’t be over run by fear of what the devil is doing. Instead we will become eager to learn more about the enemy and how is trying to thwart our purpose and call in this world. That way we will know how to pray and protect ourselves. We will be ready and willing to fight, instead of running and hiding from the big bad world.
The devil is never going to win. No matter how evil he is. Evil cannot win. It’s not even possible. So let us take our fears and questions before the One True Living God, the God that created the devil and has defeated him, and let Him guide us, teach us, and grow us, into the strong and mighty warriors we are called to be.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.