Do I have a demon and if so, what should I do? 

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Determining whether a person has a demon or not can be challenging.  We must remember to rely on God for help in this "verification" process.   Deliverance ministers typically look for a combination of symptoms that point to demonization.  These may include:

Physical manifestations:  We listed below many of the possible physical manifestations that could indicate demonization.  A combination of these symptoms increases the probability that a demon(s) is present.   

Note of Caution:  There are emotional and medical disorders that can produce many of the above symptoms.  If you think you may have such a disorder, it is wise to seek medical and spiritual counsel from qualified sources before moving forward in deliverance.  Example conditions known to produce symptoms mimicking demonization include Tourette's Syndrome, Schizophrenia, Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), Disassociative Identity Disorder (DID) and several others.  Demons can be involved in these conditions, but may not be.  Attempting to cast demons out of a person that is not demonized could lead to further emotional and spiritual damage.  

What to do if you have a demon:   Start by asking God to arm you with supernatural wisdom and discernment in finding the right people to help you get delivered.   Seek help from people with experience in deliverance (if possible).  Be sure to look for people who minister in the love of Jesus Christ.  Unfortunately, deliverance ministries are especially prone to Satanic attack.  If the ministry is not following Jesus closely, it can easily fall into error (pride, greed, control, etc.).   Suggested sources for help:

Elements to look for in your prospective help source:  Going it alone:  We don’t recommend pursuing “self-deliverance” for several reasons.  First, the Bible gives us many examples of people being delivered by at least one other person.  Self-deliverance is possible, but we have found no examples of it in the Bible.  Secondly, it makes good sense to approach deliverance with a team of strong believers helping you,  since deliverance can be physically and spiritually taxing.   Here are some additional ways a team can help you in deliverance: 

Can a Christian have a demon? This is a question that people frequently ask. Click here to read my answer.

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