Editor’s Note: This is one of the best articles ever posted on this site, specifically for seers who question what or why they see.
This post continues a series of articles from my friend Ruth, who is growing in her seer gift. Subheads and emphasis added. Please share your thoughts about this in the comments below.
Ruth Reports: My Thoughts on Seeing Demons
Doug had asked me to write a blog about why people see demons.
So why do people experience a physical sight of a demon?
I can only speak from personal experience.
A. I think it can be a season in one’s life.
B. Connected with a sin issue. I have found when I have undealt with sins in my life, this is often when I see more demonic spirits.
C. Spiritual doors that have been open like watching scary movies, occult based books, dark music the list goes on.
D. Unhealthy fear of demons.
E. Curse placed over you or a family member.
I think it can be many different things. These are just some I have personally experienced.
My first unpleasant experiences with demons started when I was around 14. This started with feeling the physical presence of demons nearby. I have the gift of discernment so I was able to discern what the spirit were. At 14 I didn’t realize this was a gift. I thought it was a curse.
One that I wanted to free from.
Around 18 years old is I actually started to physically see demons. Demons appeared to me to moving blobs of dark gray.
At the same I started to experience seeing Angels. Angels were clear moving air or very light white moving blobs. I saw no shapes just moving color in the air.
It was very confusing me at first when I started seeing spirits. I thought I might be crazy but after talking to friends who had experienced the same, I then realized it was real. Then I realized this isn’t going away.
This ability is here to stay.
I fought against it. I prayed for Jesus to take it away.
I have an inner war going on with myself. I spent too much time focusing on the negative side of seeing spirits. I believe I opened doors in my life that demons used to confuse and taunt me with. I was naive.
I wish I would have opened up and gotten help to process and fight this invisible battle. I did find victory though in understanding why I see what I see.
I did experience freedom in my own life that brought beautiful angelic encounters that have no comparison to the demonic ones.
As I grew in my seer gifting and relationship with Jesus what I started to physically see became more clearer and clearer. I was around 22 and I started to see physical body shapes of spirits. It often happens around dust or night fall. I do see demons during the day as well, just not as detailed… more like blobs of dark gray. Thist happens often more than actually seeing shapes.
Often I see a solid black shape normally like a person and I see a detailed image face, clothes, physical distortions in my mind.
The Weapons Against Demons
I find demons to very ugly and often have physical distortions. The gift of discernment comes in and says “the spirit is Anger.” If this demon Anger is on my territory (apartment, car, work or church building) I will tell it to leave in Jesus name. Often it takes more than one command for the spirit to leave. I will fight until it has gone.
If I see a spirit while I’m driving or out in a public space, I often say a little prayer of safely and continue on unaffected.
Spirits All Around
There are spirits all around us we live in a supernatural world. I have learned I need to pick and choose my battles with demons in Jesus name. Relying on the Holy Spirit takes a hug burden off my shoulders. There is freedom from feeling the weight of seeing demons it comes from healing in Jesus and walking in the light.
It Comes From Being a Seer
Seeing spirits doesn’t always have to do with bondage. In some cases I believe it just can just come along with being a seer. Just because I see a spirit doesn’t mean I’m living in bondage.
I wanted to make this point. Sometimes like I mentioned previously, I do see spirits, but they are not always connected to a sin issue in my life.
Lately I feel I see spirits because I’m called to intercession in prayer and fight for victory in other’s life and my own. Often I feel God allows me to see spirits so I can pray and claim the freedom of what is mine in Jesus name.
I don’t a want a demon hanging around my apartment. I’d rather know it is there and command it to leave in Jesus name.