Can a Christian be demon possessed?

Actsnow's picture

I recently was involved in a deliverance with a close friend whom I serve and minister with. I would with a doubt say he was a Christian. Born again, bible believing christian. It was real possession, and true deliverance, thanks be to God.
The two scriptures I am studying is, 1) when Jesus tells Peter, "get behind me satan." and 2) Luke 22:3 when satan enters Judas?

breezy lynn's picture

demon possesion

I do not believe that demons can inhabit a person in whom the Holy Spirit already dwells.
In Romans 8:38-39 Paul writes,
"For I am convinced that niether death nor life, niether angels nor demons, niether the present nor the future, nor any powers, niether height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord."

Our God is a jelous God, He will not allow demons to inhabit someone that He has claim over. He can have nothing to do with them.
Aslo in 1 Corinthians 10:21, Paul is writing about idolatry in sacrifices,
"You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons."

If there are inconsitancies with what we see, and what the Word of God says, it would probably be best for us to doubt our eyes.
Demons cannot posses a Christian, but we are still tempted, and we are still opressed, so they do have influence.