Originally posted by Of Ants and Imps
I've been through obsessions before, which is from continually acceding to temptations. It is after the fact when this is realized, and we are left with those humiliating moments. I've never been possessed that I know.
Considering there is a difference between an evil and emptiness. An evil wants to exert control over its subjects and you can see ...[text shortened]... s that led Islam astray and the like have come in to play. May be both literal and figurative...
I do think evil has chains upon us, I think we are bound by our own sins. Even if you were
to look at man's life without the spiritual you'd see we are bound by habits. We do
somethings long enough, they become a part of our existence, even our thought patterns
can bind us. We can program ourselves to be negative always looking for something to
complain about, we can program ourselves to lust by always looking at some as objects
to be desired instead of people, we can always find fault. Our lives if we are not free will
mold us into what we are becoming, it isn't always drugs that bind people, it can be food,
hate, self importance, any thing that becomes a little god to us, so some sins are not as
easy to see as others, but they are all harmful to our souls. If we are not free and loving,
than what are we?
So even without demons, our lives can be bound, with them they could be worse. Neither
way matters however once Jesus enters the picture since as King of Kings He can set us
free of all that would bind us and harm us.
KJV Proverbs 5: 22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.