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?

wochee's picture

I've seen someone possessed too

William G. O'Chee

I too have seen someone possessed by the Devil. I was walking through the centre of our city with my two eldest boys and saw a preacher standing outside City Hall reading from Exodus and preaching the Word.

All of a sudden a number of "Goths" came running up and shouting profanities about Jesus as well as saying things like "I am am the Devil" and "I shall see you in Hell". These weren't just people being stupid or offensive. They ran right up to the preacher and shouted just inches from his face. The veins were standing out in their necks and they simply had no control of their bodies. It was very frightening, especially as my boys are only young.

I told my boys we were not going to leave the preacher while they were there, and then a couple of members from the Salvation Army Band, who were on the way back to their Tabernacle, came up and stood beside him. When this happened, the "Goths" retreated to the far corner of the square. I discussed it with my parish priest who agreed these people were possessed.

The amazing thing was that while they could harass a single preacher, they could not stay in the presence of a number of people who were servants of the Lord.

I truly believe that the Devil and demons can possess people. I don't know if they can possess a true Christian. Perhaps enough demons can overcome the spirit of a Christian who wishes to resist them. Perhaps the people who are possessed realise the demonic presence inhabiting them but can do nothing about it; when released from this they are then free to profess the Word of God.

All that I can draw from this is that there is real evil in our world, and that it is in constant conflict with the good. We are also in constant need of God's help.

William G. O'Chee