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Ouija Boards, Depression
and Demonic Possession

by Tony Starkey

Posted: 17:00 May 7, 2008

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
From the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Visit the official movie website.

There has long been discussions about good versus evil and if God has anything to do with it. I will delve into this delicate topic but first I need to mention that I am not a Biblical scholar, associated with any church, or hold any degrees concerning Biblical research. The references used herein have all been taken from the King James Version unless otherwise noted. Below you will find my Christian opinion on this topic.

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels."

Rev 12:7

The battle lines are clearly drawn with the good guys on one side and evil on the other. Special attention is taken in showing that "the old dragon", Satan, has his own beings.

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

Rev. 12:9

The verse above shines light on the entire subject of good versus evil. John, which authored the book of Revelation, Uses four terms to describe Satan, each one more demoralizing than the last to show us how low Satan is. He also tells us of his angels, though be it dark angels, we call them demons or inhuman are also among us. The devil was once a high ranking angel in heaven, but his jealousy of God is what got him bound to eternal damnation. He, in short, wanted to be God. Satan is smart and we learn that deception is his main weapon; his goal is to wear us down and have us do his will which is pure evil. Deception is believed to be how possession occurs. The Ouija board, for instance, is commonly used as a game or a way to communicate with a deceased loved one. Often times I believe demons lay in wait to see the vulnerability of the user and deceive them by answering correctly. While the believer is convinced that a loved one is talking to them, the demon slowly works his way into the person eventually gaining full control of their physical being. The Ouija board is not the only way this happens though. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and even drug use is believed to be possible features demons look for to begin their work. Possession does not happen over night but over a period of time. Slowly the demon will test the waters of their subject and as the person gets more and more comfortable, the entity applies more and more pressure until complete self control is lost.

In the book of Luke chapter 4 Jesus is tempted by the devil three different times over a forty day period. First the devil tells Jesus to turn a stone into bread, secondly he promises Christ all the kingdoms in the world, and third he tells Jesus to jump from the pinnacle of a temple and see if His angels save Him. All Jesus had to do was bow down to Lucifer, but Christ knows how the devil is and He knows His Father and He knew Satan would work harder against Him. This is the devil tempting the Son of God so just imagine how Satan tempts us, the son of man.

"And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt Worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve"

Luke 4:8

The reason I quoted this verse is because I have heard it argued that invoking the name of Jesus will not help in an inhuman or demonic haunt. I can not agree with that argument.

"Yet Michael the archangel, contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee"

Jude: 9

Michael knows how powerful the devil is, after all he cast him from heaven but he stills calls on The Lord for help when he is tempted by the devil. When Satan accused Moses of being a murderer, Michael asked The Lord to rebuke him.


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