According to 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2, believers can be shaken or alarmed by spirits. Here is the passage:
“Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.”
What comes to mind when you think about spiritual oppression? Can you identify spiritual oppression in your life?
Here are some of my experiences with demonic spirits before and after I was born-again in Christ:
The transliteration of the Greek word “πνευματος” in 2 Thessalonians 2:2 is “pneumatos,” from the lemma, “pneuma,” meaning spirit or wind. Here is another example of it’s usage in the plural form:
Matthew 8:16 “That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.”
Beloved, we exercise our faith by overcoming temptations and trials. We hold temptations captive to the obedience of Christ, and we trust and wait on the LORD to overcome trials. Thank you, Lord Jesus for setting us free and sanctifying us in truth. Your word is truth.