Spiritual Warfare Forum: harassed by the devil?

harassed by the devil? QUESTION from Anon on January 16, 2003 Quoting 1-3-03 post:

Father Amorth's books. In this account, a former victim of demonic possession (he had been freed through exorcism) was awakened one night from his sleep to the returning demons words, we're back. The individual asked, On the outside or inside? to which the demon responded, Outside. The person said, Good and then rolled over and went back to sleep. In this account, the person knew that he was only being harassed and was not in danger of re-possession. Apparently, the demon left him in peace, and that was the end of the story.
If a person is being harassed by the devil, is one of the signs that a person gets angry with God and wants to do his own will one of them? Or does it go much deeper than this?
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on January 23, 2003 Dear Anon:
Yes, a person harassed by the devil may be self-willed and angry at God...BUT, people NOT harassed by the devil may do the same thing.
We should NEVER jump to conclusions about diagnosing demonic harassment or any other kind of demonization.
The process of diagnosing whether a person is under harassment or oppression is complicated and very involved.
In our agency we have people fill out a 20 page questionnaire and go through about three interviews, or more, and spend several hours accessing the case and discussing it with our staff before even beginning to make a diagnosis.
If you believe that someone you know, or if you think you are having problems yourself, do not self-diagnosis. Call a qualified person who can objective evaluated the problem. There is a link below for that purpose


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