Satan is oppressing many of God’s people today, just as he oppressed the Syrophoenician woman’s daughter in New Testament times. Demon “oppression” and “possession” are just as real today and perhaps even more prevalent as during Christ's ministry on earth.
When a believer is oppressed, it is an outward result of Satan attacking his mind or body and sometimes both. A true believer can be oppressed mentally or physically and not be possessed by unclean spirits. If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, demonic forces can oppress you, but not possess you because the Holy Spirit cannot dwell in the same spiritual house with demons.
It is time for the church of Jesus Christ to recognize the demonic oppression that is coming against God’s people, confront Satan and his evil forces, and take authority over them just as Jesus did in His ministry. Satan is illegally exercising dominion over believers, tormenting their minds and afflicting their bodies.
Demons are spirit beings without physical bodies. One of their main objectives is to invade and indwell human minds so they can take control of their bodies. Demon spirits of fear, doubt, unbelief, worry, and depression will attack and torment a person’s mind until they become so oppressed they are unable to appropriate by faith the promises of God in relation to their circumstances.
In this state of oppression there is such a heaviness in the spirit that there is a thick spiritual darkness like a cloud that cannot be penetrated. The person may have “head knowledge” of God's promises, but because of the heavy oppression by these spirits, be unable to act in faith upon the Word of God.
If a believer fails to resist these attacks and reject the thoughts and suggestions these spirits try to plant in his mind, his emotions and actions will become controlled by them. Eventually his will becomes so weakened that he yields to the oppressing spirits and is in a constant state of torment. Such torment will soon be manifested in his physical body and by his actions as well.
Recognize Satan's strategy of oppression and reject oppressive thoughts the minute they pop into your mind. Do not allow your emotions to be controlled or tormented by these demonic forces.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.