CAN A CHRISTIAN HAVE A DEMON?
The answer is YES.
Christians are not always demonically possessed but can be under the influence of demonic forces because of open doors that the enemy had over the person’s life. Demons can enter the soul of the believer only when there are open doors but never in the spirit as the spirit belongs to God our Father.
Judas is the best example of a follower of Christ that became demonically possessed because of doors that he opened for satan. His anger and his disillusionment and greed, all conspired to make him an easy target for the devil.
John 13:2 (TLV) – “While the seder meal was happening, the devil had already put in the heart of Judah from Kriot that he should hand over Yeshua.”
Luke 22:3 (TLV) – “Then satan entered into Judah, the one from Kriot, one of the twelve.”
THE 3 PARTS OF MAN – SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (TLV) – “Now may the God of shalom Himself make you completely holy; and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept complete, blameless at the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.”
Hebrew 4:12 (TLV) – “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword—piercing right through to a separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
The human spirit is the deepest part of us that may connect with God. By means of this innermost part, we can contact God in the spiritual realm. No other creature was created by God with this third part. When we are reborn in Christ, our Spirit is filled with the Holy Spirit and in this way we can connect with God. When we die our spirits go back to God.
Our soul is our personality – who we are. With our soul we think, reason, consider, remember, and wonder. We experience emotions such as happiness, love, sorrow, anger, relief, and compassion and sickness. And we are able to resolve, choose, and make decisions. If there are forces of darkness still visible in our lives, even after we are reborn, the soul is where these forces are active and have control. Therefore, some children of God, after being reborn still suffer from uncontrollable emotions such as anger, desires for pornography, desire for addictions, etc., because the legal contract in the spirit realm which keeps the soul in captivity, has not yet been broken. Deliverance therefore is very important. When we die our soul goes either to heaven or to hell.
Matthew 10:28 (TLV) – “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.”
Our body exists in, and contacts the tangible things of the material world using our five physical senses. The body is the visible, external part of our being and it contains the soul. Our soul is the vessel containing our spirit. Here is a simple diagram of three concentric circles illustrating these three parts. It shows the body as our outer, visible part; the soul as our inward part; and our spirit as our innermost, hidden part. When we die our bodies go back to dust.