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Open doors to demons

How demons come in

 How does an evil spirit gain access to your life and what are the 'open doors' that give them access in the first place?

An evil spirit or demon, is essentially a personality without a body which seeks to inhabit or influence a human body or mind. Matthew 12:43-45 reveals that a demon will view the body it inhabits as its house:

"When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.” (NKJV)

Jesus tells us in John 10:10 that 'The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.' And nothing has changed since Jesus spoke those words.


Demons are the agents of Satan whose assignment in a Christian's life is to stop them serving God effectively. They can do this by enticing people into sin, thus hindering or destroying that person's walk with Christ. They can cause sickness and affect the body's health which can lead to death, and they can cause emotional and psychological trauma in an attempt to steal the joy experienced as a follower of Jesus Christ. 

During my ministry I've found that demons gain entry to a person's life through three main sources:

  1. Generational / ancestral sin

  2. Sins committed by the individual 

  3. Sins committed against the individual

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Here is a list of common open doors to demons I've come across in deliverance ministry:

  • Unconfessed sin

  • Sinful attitudes

  • Direct involvement with the occult and witchcraft

  • Generational involvement with occult and witchcraft (Divination, astrology, fortune telling, palm reading, tarot cards, Ouija boards, candle magic etc.)

  • Unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment  

  • Sexual sin (fornication, pornography, masturbation, perversion etc.)

  • Drugs and alcohol abuse

  • Pride

  • Emotional pain and trauma

  • Abuse (verbal, physical, sexual, emotional)

  • Direct or generational involvement with Cults (Jehovah's witnesses, Mormonism etc.)

  • Direct or generational involvement in false religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam etc.)

  • Direct or generational involvement with secret societies (Freemasonry, Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star etc.)

  • New age practices (meditation, crystal use, Reiki, channelling, spirit/angel guides etc.)

  • Abortion (direct and generational)

  • Rejection, abandonment

  • Anger, rage

  • Violence, murder

  • Fascination with the fantasy, horror and paranormal genre

  • Yoga

  • Eastern mysticism

  • Paganism 

  • Black/white magic (sage burning etc.) 

  • Ancestor worship (food offerings etc.)

  • Curses

  • Criminal activities/lifestyle

  • Dishonouring parents

If you are experiencing demonic oppression the first thing you must do is look to Jesus Christ as your deliverer! It is essential that after you identify the open door, you:

  1. Confess, repent and renounce the sin

  2. Ask the Lord for forgiveness and to cleanse you from your sin 

  3. Let go of any unforgiveness or resentment that you're holding on to 

  4. Remove anything from your home that does not honour God or is associated with Satan's kingdom

Demons need to be cast out and the good news is that we have the God given privilege to speak in the name and authority of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit!

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