there are seven common doorways, depending upon how you break them down, and there are many subcategories among these. Let's
look at obvious doorways that could occur in ANY life.
I. Generational or Ancestral Curse
curses are more often determined by their ill effects. Deuteronomy, chapter twenty-eight, enumerates several common effects
of curses that can be paraphrased as follows:
1.Poverty or perpetual financial insufficiency.
2.Barrenness and impotency together with
miscarriages and related female complications.
3.Failure. Plans and projects meet with
4.Untimely and unnatural deaths.
5.Sickness and diseases; especially chronic
and hereditary diseases.
6.Life traumas; going from one crisis to
7.Mental and emotional breakdown.
8.Breakdown of family relationships, including
9.Spiritually hindered in hearing God's
voice, sensing God's Presence, understanding the Bible, concentration in prayer and being devoid of spiritual gifts."
Hammond "THE BREAKING OF CURSE)
"...for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting
of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me." Exodus 20:5
37 Biblical Curses
or refusal, to obey God's commandments brings a curse. If we expect to stay free of sin curses, we must walk in obedience
can one know if he is under a sin curse? First of all, has one despised God, or refused to hearken to His voice? God's blessings
come to those who are doers of His Word. Curses come upon all who "will not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and
his statutes." Deut. 28: 15.
Bible specifically names many sins which result in curses; for example:
1.Idolatry. (Either making or worshipping
an idol.) Deut. 27: 15; Exod. 20:5
2.Dishonoring one's parents. Deut. 27: 16
3.Defrauding one's neighbor. Deut. 27: 17
4.Cruelty to a handicapped person. Deut.
5.Oppressing the defenseless. Deut. 27:
6.Fornication. Deut. 22:21-29
7.Incest with one's sister, mother-in law
or father's wife. Deut. 27:29,22,23
8.Sexual relationship with any animal. Deut.
36.Disobedience against any of the Lord's
commandments. Deut. 11 :28; 27:26
is yet another way to determine whether or not one is under a curse: by comparing his life to the blessings God has promised
to those who love Him. If one is not blessed, he is cursed. How does your life measure up to the blessings enumerated in Deuteronomy
28: 1-14? Are you "set on high" by God, a lender and not a borrower, the head and not the tail? Is your life characterized
by fruitfulness? Do you prosper --coming and going? Are you free from the harassment of enemies --both natural and spiritual?
Is your life a success? Is your relationship with God gratifying; are you recognizing and fulfilling His purposes? These are
the earmarks of a blessed life. If one is not enjoying the blessing, then he is suffering the curse. There is no in-between.
another way to determine if curses are in operation is to look for the effects of curses. Common effects of curses are poverty,
barrenness, pestilence, chronic sickness, failure, defeat, humiliation, insanity, torment, perpetual traumas, spiritual hindrances,
domination by others and abandonment by God and others. (See: Deuteronomy 28:20-68).
From "The Breaking of Curses" by Frank
and Ida Mae Hammond
II. Occult Involvement
involvement is too strong of a word, because association in virtually any way can be an open doorway. Most often when this
subject comes up we tend to think of Satanism and the worst degrees of occult activity. But just being in the room where a
Ouija Board is used can be enough to open the door. Seemingly "innocent" slumber party games of levitation, seances or dabbling
into spells and curses can grant permission to spirits to demonize a person.
books about curious arts, witchcraft, and other "magic" interests can be very dangerous. Objects in a persons possession can
also give permission for spirits to torment. Curious visits to fortune tellers, astrological forecasters, psychic hotlines
etc. often prove to be doorways for demons.
teenagers will resist this. Music is a huge advantage for the enemy today, especially the "heavy metal" hard rock music that
glorifies Satan and his works...suicide and death are preoccupation of the lyrics and often the album covers. There are wide
spread areas of occult possibilities that include, Freemasonry, Eastern star, Oddfellows, Rebekah Lodge, most fraternity and
sorority pledges and such organizations fall in the category of "Bloodless" "Christless" religion and it's power must be broken.
There are many others and it is always better to be sure and safe than to turn one's head. If there's a possibility that an
organization or group may fall in the cult category, deal with it .This doorway is best dealt with by having the person denounce
III. Unconfessed Sin
may seem to be an obvious area, yet it can be confusing to most believers. Without doubt "unforgiveness" is likely the biggest
doorway to give ground to the enemy. Matthew 18:23-35, Jesus said it is God's permission for demons to torment believers.
The confusion does not lie with the fact that "unforgiveness" is permission for demons to torment believers, but with the
fact that they likely do not leave when unforgiveness is repented of and forgiveness is released. That is where the demon
has gained much advantage. They leave when they are commanded to leave not when a person begins to pray and repent...though
often, they might.
is in the same category. Anger that lingers "gives place to the devil" (Ephesians ) You can be sure if you have carried anger for a period of time, you have opened the door and given place
to the devils. The same is true here, when anger is repented of the demons who were invited by that permission do not necessarily
leave. Most often they do not.
unconfessed sin could be a doorway for demons to invade and occupy a believer. (Not possess, of course, oppress!)
Smoking and not being willing to quit and surrender the body to the Lord can block someones deliverance. Now, if their desire
is to quit and to be free from the nicotine that is another thing. But unwillingness to repent or any known sin could very
well block a persons deliverance..
could certainly be a sub-category under trauma because most of abuse is traumatic. I believe however, it might be a separate
division to investigate. You will without doubt, find demons have taken up residence through abuses.
entryway usually has it's beginning with childhood:
A.Sexual, physical or verbal abuses are
ALWAYS avenues for demonic entry. Demons do not miss this opportunity. Often the kind of abuse the child suffers invites a
particular demon that manifests throughout life. Generally sexual abuse brings a sexual demon and it can do it's destructive
work by causing sexual repression, oppression or promiscuity. The incubus spirit or the succubus spirit often gain access
to a life through childhood sexual abuse. Guilt and shame spirits virtually always accompany this abuse.
B.Physical abuses, like the sexual abuse,
also attract the "fear" spirit and it begins it's torment at an early age. Also this abuse can bring a spirit of violence
and hatred, bitterness, revenge and unforgiveness and many times results in criminal activity spirits. The opposite is also
true, sometimes the spirits that come are rejection, poor self-esteem, unworthiness, self-hatred and other similar sprits.
Spirits of hurt and pain.
C.Verbal abuse is not less damaging in opening
doorways for the demonic. This falls in the category of spoken curses. If only a parent knew and understood the damage done
by words and attitudes. Fear spirits show up here with condemnation, rejection, self-hatred, lack of ambition, sometimes eating
disorder spirits find this doorway to do their destruction. Many times have I uncovered spirits of hopelessness, worthlessness,
self-blame, and scores of others that description from words spoken: "Your no good" "You'll never amount to anything" "Why
are you so stupid?" "I don't know why we ever had you." "You're a coward" "Why can't you be like your brother." "Your daddy
didn't want you anyway." And these words don't have to come from a parent...they can also open doorways when spoken by teachers,
relatives, classmates etc. When a person "receives" the words of condemnation, when he believes the lie, the demon is empowered.
abuse is no less a danger: Many marriages are destroyed by the demon who is either already present or comes through abusive
actions or words. Criticism is abuse! Abuse of any kind can be a doorway to the one receiving the abuse.
can build your own list here. It can be far ranging. It would certainly include:
B.Alcohol and drug abuse - this could include
prescription or "over the counter drugs."
injury, a wound to living tissue. A disordered psychic or behavioral state caused by mental or emotional stress or physical
injury..." In my definition concerning doorways for demons it can be any state that
produces fear and uncertainty.
are numerous opportunities in life for someone to experience fear. It can be as a very young child and it can be at anytime
through life. Some of the obvious situations I have encountered include, but not in any particular order:
A.Surgery: I have found many times that demons can gain access to someone through surgery. Generally,
it is when there is need for anesthesia. I do not know if it is being "blanked" that opens a door. One doctor told me that
when a person is going under anesthesia and coming out of it they are very vulnerable to receiving words or sounds they hear
at that time. It may be the fear and uncertainty someone has as they enter surgery. Another told me there is often hard rock
music being played in the operating room and occasionally conversation that is ungodly. Regardless, it CAN be a doorway. I
always ask about a persons experience with injury and surgeries. I have found spinal taps to be doorways.
B.Movies/TV Programs: Horror movies are definite doorways to spirits of fear. But this
is not limited to "horror movies"... particular scenes or words from virtually any movie can open a doorway and I see this
many, many times.
C.Any Frightening Experience: While nightmares are caused by demons, they can also be the source
to open a doorway. An evil presence sensed in the room. Terror of the dark. Most phobias are demonic.
D.Sudden Loss: The sudden loss of a loved one or a financial disaster...any event that brings fear
and trauma can be an invitation for the ungodly creatures. They seldom miss an opportunity.
VII. Death of Someone Close
is a consideration that is often over looked but may be a very real possibility. Whenever a person dies, if that individual
had demons, the demons no longer have a home. There work in that particular life is done and they must now find a new home.
Generally they prefer to stay in a family or in a familiar individual.
have seen this many times. A young man started having fears of losing his mind, tormenting fear that he would go crazy and
he was only 17-years old. His mentally unstable aunt who was his favorite has died and only days afterwards he began to receive
the same torment she had known. He has recently been delivered of that torment.
lady who began to have heart problems not long after her father died of a heart attack. I have seen many similar situations.
This is much more common than you may think and is an area that should be explored.
this is by no means a complete exhaustive list. In each of these divisions there are numerous doorways.