He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him. (Ecclesiastes 10:8)
The permission that a demon has to enter a person is called a “legal right”. Sin is the main legal right that a demon has. Both our own sins and the sins of our ancestors are legal rights for the entry of demons. Demons come down the family tree. This is why some bad “character traits” are inherited.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. (Exodus 20:5)
There are other legal rights the demons have, such as curses, which can also be inherited, soul ties, objects in our possession that the Lord qualifies as abominations, and physical or emotional trauma. I have been ministering since 1980 and have found out that all those legal rights are real.
To minister deliverance, the legal rights of the demons first have to be destroyed or taken away, and the demons then can be cast out. In other words, a demon has a right to stay in the person if the legal right is still intact.
Complete deliverance cannot be obtained in a single session of ministry. The demons will come out little by little over a span of many sessions. Pastor Win Worley (Hegewisch Baptist Church) used to compare it to peeling away the many layers of an onion.
Deliverance can be stopped or delayed by strongholds. Demons will enter again if the person continues in the same sins, unholy life style or wrong beliefs.
You know that you need deliverance if at times you have thoughts that you wonder about. The mind is the main battleground. If the thought “is not you”, if you don’t like the thought because it is evil or dirty, the thought is not yours. It comes from an evil spirit. Another battleground is the emotions. If you have uncontrollable emotions, there is the possibility of a demon that is in charge of your emotions. The third area of battle is your will. When you want to do or not do something, but you can’t, it is likely that there is a demon managing your will.
You don’t have to act in an extreme way to need deliverance. In fact, you should not wait until things get extreme. If you feel oppressed and can’t find peace, get deliverance. If you feel unhappy, sad, grieve and find no opportunity to even smile, you should get deliverance. Jesus left His peace with us. If you are a Christian, you should have peace.