So many people suffer from hearing thoughts from the enemy (aka demons) every day which causes them to never experience peace in their lives. I remember when I used to hear the enemy giving me many thoughts a day. Some would cause me to get jealous, some would tempt me sexually, some would want me to get angry while others would cause me to get into fear over finances. Demons are very real and most Christians hear them every day of their lives, thousands of times a day. The National Science Foundation did a study in 2005 which found that some people have up to 50-60,000 thoughts a day of which 80% of the thoughts are negative and 95% are repetitive. You simply cannot have peace or live a godly lifestyle with fruit of the spirit when you have that many negative thoughts.
I have talked to thousands of women and men since 2016 who have told me that they have a lot of negative thoughts every day that causes them to never be able to live in peace with their spouses or children. Some thoughts tell them “your husband doesn’t love you so don’t waste time on him” and “your wife is more interested in other men at church than you so you better stop her from doing ministry at church” while other thoughts are more devious “your husband is overly praising other women so stop him from all communication with any woman and if he doesn’t do what you say then yell at him for hours to cause him to fear you”.
Demons cause us to ruin our lives and relationships. They cause us to be addicted to alcohol, sex, drugs and smoking. They cause us to have affairs, want to kill ourselves and abuse other people. All it takes is to listen to a demonic thought to cause us to make a decision in our lives that could cause much damage. Abortion, molesting someone, overeating for comfort, wanting to control another person to make them do what we want and cause them to want to separate from us and make us feel more rejected.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NKJV
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
So many Christians including pastors, leaders, spouses of ministry people – are listening to demons instead of the Lord or the Holy Spirit. When you listen to demons you will NEVER have peace and you will do things that are of the flesh instead of the Spirit. You will hurt other people and you will be selfish. You will be sexually impure. Your daily walk is not godly until you go through inner healing and deliverance (being honest, forgiving people who have hurt you, humbling yourself and repenting for sin).
Galatians 5:16-26 NKJV
Walking in the Spirit
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, 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.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
When you ask Jesus to heal your past wounds and traumas by asking Him to give you a word about something that hurt you then you have better understanding why the person did to you what they did and then you can truly forgive them in your heart. Then you can command the demons to go that attached to those wounds and traumas to your soul and you will feel lighter and better and not get triggered by someone who does something similar to your past. You will be more calm and you will not hear as many demonic voices in your mind. Then when the enemy tries to speak to your thoughts you will be able to discern it better and shut him down and change your thoughts to something that brings you more peace. You need to continue to stop the enemy from trying to give you thoughts after discerning just a few words from him and then you will be much more at peace every day of your life. Now if you have a relationship with someone who is also hearing from demons then they will also need to be delivered to allow you to truly experience peace in your life every day.
Philippians 4:6-10 NKJV
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Once you are consistently stopping the enemy from speaking to you on a daily basis then you will hear the Lord much more clearly and live in peace the way Jesus did. You can imagine if you could see the demons whispering to your mind that you would smack them and never allow them to ever speak to you. So just because you cannot see them does not mean that you should tolerate letting them speak any words to you. Just say no! Get yourself healed and delivered and then enjoy the new-found peace every day the rest of your life.