Can satan influence our thoughts?

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Silverwings

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Yes, you can be oppressed mentally and physically. I’m also under the belief(From my own experiences) that certain unclean spirits target you and stay with for long periods of time. They know what makes you tick.
I abosolutely agree with you from experience, even after becoming a Christian, it can take a long time to be completely free from their influences.
 

Silverwings

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Absolutely he sure can, will and does. I went thru a period of this, but thankfully I was able to steadfastly resist this, by rebuking it every time a thought would enter my mind, and Praise God, he eventually left me alone, and I cover my thoughts with the blood of Jesus that he cannot and will not do this again to me.
 

Silverwings

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yes, I experience it often, and have had naricissits sent to me for decades , my parents were both narcissists. Bullied at school and workplaces etc. So its not just mentally where he torments you, he also pretends to be the Holy Spirit, can send false prophets, and have people torment you. Its spiritual warfare.
You poor man, how on earth did you possibly manage to survive having both parents as narcissists? It is a real blessing that you are still here to testify to your past, and retain your sanity.
 
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You poor man, how on earth did you possibly manage to survive having both parents as narcissists? It is a real blessing that you are still here to testify to your past, and retain your sanity.
I had Jesus by my side from a very young age. My mantra was, if you cant love me, I will love myself. Its where my cynicism and introversion comes from :p . Unfortunately other narcissists and bullies over many Years have perceived me to be an easy target. It has not been an easy journey.
 

JaumeJ

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It seems to me that over the years and decades, that word, liberal has meant many things so, I just do not use it.

It is akin to the word, democrat, as in party. It used to mean nothing more than the opposition to the republican party, but somehow now people equate it to communist, Leninis, Stalinist and Marxist.

People who love Jesus share the same party, the Royalists of the Kingdom of God. Remember this and do not get caught up in politics. You are free to help others as you will. Do not be limited by narrow-mindedd worldly politics…...

Jesus, Yeshua, will never be a card carrying party member……….follow His example...
 

stonesoffire

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Hi Silverwings

I had the same battle for years too with thoughts but looking back, I think now it was from my own carnality.

Even though we are delivered from this natural man in the beginning, and we think we can lick the devil and beat him in our new birth zeal.....we don’t know who and what we really are and what we’ve been given....until we know the mind of Christ....and it’s ours.

We can always blame the devil though for our failures. He started it. 😉

Like Eve.

Well, he did.
 

Kolistus

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90 to 99% of preachers are deceitful workers of Satan. The new pastor added to the five fold ministry is called a life coach (deception). They no longer believe that God uses the foolishness of preaching, Christ Crucified, for the solution for mankind. They are allowing rapping and dance teams called mining in the Alters. The deception is so strong Satan has the Believers given their tithes and offerings to support his false way (while there is no moving of God in the Church). Homosexuals are allowed to preach - they have gay choir directors; while the Pastor says it is ok (this is called the sin of not saying nothing). So yes, Satan can and will influence our thoughts.
True we are in the great falling away there is no doubt. The world is changing the church, the church is not changing the world, but conforming to it.
 

Kolistus

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Thank you everyone for answering, I love seeing we are all in agreement here.
 
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Can satan(or demons) influence our thoughts or feed us negative/blasphemous/discouraging thoughts in our minds?
Many doctrines of demons influence people in many ways. That is why I keep in touch with the historic creeds and do not wander from them.
 

Kolistus

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Many doctrines of demons influence people in many ways. That is why I keep in touch with the historic creeds and do not wander from them.
Why are these creeds infallible?
 

Kolistus

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They are not. But they anchor us with the early church and have withstood centuries of debate unscathed. Truth doesn't change.
I agree with that. Could you specify which creeds we are talking about? The Apostle's creed? Nicene creed?
 
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I agree with that. Could you specify which creeds we are talking about? The Apostle's creed? Nicene creed?
I stick close to the Ecumenical Creeds up through the Council of Ephesus in 431. = All the deity of Christ, Trinity, creeds plus sin and grace as understood by Augustine/Calvin/Luther, and Amillennialism.
 

Rosemaryx

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I suffer sometimes terribly with OCD in the mind , and satan knows this and has often used arrows to fire at me and think wickedly , but God knowing this has given us His Armor to wear , to protect us against the evil one...

It can be a very hard and scary battle to fend of these thoughts , but God always reminds me of this Scripture

Philippians 4:7
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

This helps me so much when I have episodes , I have suffered mental health illness for over 30 yrs , and by Gods amazing grace since He called me four yrs ago , He guards my heart and mind...

All the glory to Him I say Amen...
...xox...
 

John146

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Can satan(or demons) influence our thoughts or feed us negative/blasphemous/discouraging thoughts in our minds?
I have enough trouble with my own flesh. I don't need any help from Satan. Besides, he's got bigger fish to fry.
 

Silverwings

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Hi Silverwings

I had the same battle for years too with thoughts but looking back, I think now it was from my own carnality.

Even though we are delivered from this natural man in the beginning, and we think we can lick the devil and beat him in our new birth zeal.....we don’t know who and what we really are and what we’ve been given....until we know the mind of Christ....and it’s ours.

We can always blame the devil though for our failures. He started it. 😉

Like Eve.

Well, he did.
I know for a fact that there was a period of time when satan was injecting his evil thoughts directly into my mind, it did not last too long and for this i am very greatful,
 

Mychael

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Short answer is yes.

2 Cor 10:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
(NOTE: IT'S A WAR! We are to examine every thought & discern it's origin)

Luke 4:
1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
(NOTE: The devil says to Jesus. I WILL GIVE YOU all the kingdoms of this world, THAT WERE DELIVERED/GIVEN TO ME) Also see Matt 4:3-5-6-8-9, 9:34, 12:24-29

Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
(NOTE: Satan had the power/authority to physically afflict a daughter of Abraham for 18 yrs)

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
(NOTE: The RISEN Lord chooses Paul & sends him to Gentiles. To deliver them from the power of Satan)

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
(NOTE: The god <sm g > satan of this current world system. Used his power to blind minds)

2 Corinthians 12:
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
NOTE: Paul teaches Satan had the power to buffet/contend against him)

Eph 1:17-23 Adds context to Ehp 2:1-5

Eph 2:
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
(NOTE: Faith in Christ's sin atonement & resurrection, quicken/give us new LIFE)
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
(NOTE: The prince of the power of the air is satan)

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Colossians 1:
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
(NOTE: Thru faith in Christ we're delivered from darkness/Satan)

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Hebrew 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
(NOTE: Pre-resurrection the devil/satan had/owned the power of death)

1 Corinthians 15:
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Very Good info For all that know his voice and words of warning Thank you for sharing and for the disbelievers

a question or two for everyone, If someone was to tell you the truth and it wasn't on the internet, could you believe it, or would artificial light and life, that gives power to the image to speak and move, would only tickle the brain and get you to believe, repeat and enforce what it can tell you only? Sometimes it takes longer than a person has to make people understand, would that prevent you from trying? If you find your light, then don't be afraid to listen and then let your own light sort out what is right for you and here is some wisdom for us all, sometimes the understanding comes when time unfurls it not when your told. And even though you can battle with me, the war is inside each and everyone of us unless we conquer it first. I am not your enemy, maybe it will be only when someone or something is at your doorstep to kill you will you realize the difference between a friend and an enemy.
Last one, can the sum of everything on the net be less than, equal to, or greater than the wisdom of God?
 
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yes through his demons!! their his messengers!!
 

Placid

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Evil spirits are real, and are having a real heyday presently in the world, with the drug culture and immorality.

There are demons, devils, witches, vipers, unclean spirits, foul spirits, and evil spirits, that are mentioned in the Bible.
They can, obsess, oppress, occupy, control, influence, attack and obstruct. Sometimes there may be combinations of spirits who will attack in different ways. --- Today, because of a lack of truth and morality many people are 'influenced' away from the Lord.
My daughter put this on Facebook that said, "We must teach our children to believe in Christ, before the world teaches them not to.
Blessings, Placid