How Demons Enter

And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.  And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Acts 19:17-20, KJV


This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart. They, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ, if so it be that ye have heard Him and have been taught by Him as the truth is in Jesus: that ye put off, concerning your former manner of living, the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that ye put on that new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, let every man speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath; neither give any place to the devil.

(Ephesians 4:17-27, KJ21)

Demons can not enter anytime they choose, but there must be a  door opened. 

When does demonic activity seem to intensify? 

  • Weakest  life moments

When does demonic activity seem to intensify?

  • Broken  spirits

When does demonic activity seem to intensify?

  • Sinful  world

Demonic doors

1.  Habitual  sins

3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land?

Acts 5:3, ESV

2.  Familiar  spirits

  • Family 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 

Exodus 20:3-5

  • Early in life

3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife, is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 

1 Corinthians 11:3

  • Early in life

3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 

2 Corinthians 11:3

  • Evil  inheritance

1 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! 2 For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth. 3 He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet. 4 He chose our heritage for us,

 Psalm 47:1-4a