DEALING WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS AND GENERATIONAL DEMONIC MONITORING SPIRITS
Many people are being tormented by unseen demonic powers called “familiar spirits” that operate inconspicuously within the fabric of people’s thoughts, emotions, and mindsets working so secretly that they usually remain undetected. These demonic spirits can be attached to specific individuals, families, or bloodlines.
Familiar spirtis position themselves in your heart and thoughts in order to alter your thinking process. The word "familiar" means: well know from long or close association, intimate, or informal. Familar spirits sneak into a persons mind and produce whispering conversations that become so part of a person that many people believe it's their own thinking. Familiar spirits hinder people lives in numerous ways, diminishing their spiritual vision and seeking to prevent them from fulfilling their destinies. They may block people’s ability to overcome negative patterns. Without realizing it, we can invite such unseen enemies into our lives. We may have left open a door to their influence due to personal trauma, unforgiveness, bitterness, false thinking or even geneerational curses. We then become trapped in a type of spiritual debt. We are restricted from being fully free in Christ and constantly live with frustration, worry, anger, a feeling of hopelessness or even living in the past with the "What if" syndrome.
Demons, Divination, and A Biblical Understanding of Familiar spirits
When someone has a spirit of divination, he/she can possibly be possessed with familiar spirit, however they do favor attachment over possession. Acts 16:16 tells us of young girl who has the spirit of divination. In the original Greek the word ‘divination’ comes from the word PUTHON which is also translated python. So in a nutshell she was operating with the spirit of python – Snake Spirit. She possessed the demonic ability to charm her victims until she and the spirit possessing her could take control of their minds. Take note of her words in Acts 16: 17, “The same followed Paul and us, and cried saying, these men are servants of the most High God, which shows unto us the way of salvation”. She was giving clear word of knowledge most “familiar spirits prophets” in the church will do. To give you a clearer understanding of what we have at hand, let me quickly explain to you how familiar spirits operate.
The word “familiar” is derived basically from the same Latin word used for FAMILY and it is applied to that which is known through constant association especially with reference to persons. A familiar spirit is a demonic spirit that has managed to gain entrance into the family line. The familiar spirit will stay with the bloodline or the family tree until the lineage dies out or they are cast out. They are spirits assigned by demons to families. They are spirits that are familiar to a person, a thing, a place. If they are cast out from one family they will seek another family or stay inside pets maintained by the original family especially cats & dogs. The word familiar spirits is mentioned about sixteen times in the Bible. Some examples include Deuteronomy 18: 10 – 12, & I Samuel 28: 8 – 9.
Principalities usually assign one of their familiar spirits to an individual or family. One fact I want to share with you is that a familiar spirit on assignment does not necessarily take possession of their victim. They operate in the spirit world as an intimate servant on behalf of his principalitie. They possess many supernatural abilities and all are used for deceptive purposes. Since they have the advantage of operating in the spirit world invisible, they can remain undetected operating in this invisible role. They can observe the victim day & night, at work, school, alone and accompanied and are able to learn the most intimate details of that person’s life. They collect all sorts of information comprising of: talents, resources, friends, neighbours, enemies, likes, dislikes, habits, mental abilities, educational abilities and reactions and responses to many different situation both good and bad. They literally get to know the person from being an infant to adulthood, and over given time they learn to know how the victim will respond to differnet kinds of circumstances & situations.
Did you know ?
"In the occult, a witchcraft practitioner can send monitoring spirits into a cat, bird or dog to monitor the activities of their victims. This is why you will always see a Witch protrayed with a Black Cat". Demonologist Stephen Bridges Jr.
Below is a prayer against monitoring/familiar spirits
I take divine authority over every familiar spirit, spirits above them, around them, and below them, known or unknown. I bind all schemes against my life, against my spouse (against my future spouse), against my children (against my future children), family members and friends. I declare that the monitoring spirit has no control over all I possess and things that I will possess. I declare that I am loosed from any stronghold they may possess over me in the name of Jesus. I break their power and communication lines. I declare that all of their plans and schemes will be thrown into continual confusion and disarray by the power and authority given to me in the of the name of Jesus.