How to Stop Satan’s Entrance Into Our Lives


Neither give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27).

There are a number of ways people open the door for satanic attack, giving demon spirits legal ground for entry into their lives.

  • Demons can enter through drugs and alcohol(1 Corinthians 10:21; Proverbs 23:29-33).

    Drugs and alcohol make a person highly susceptible to demons because they are not in control of
their minds. Their minds become an open doorway for demons to enter.

  • Demons can enter through any type of involvement with the occult(Deuteronomy 18:9-

     12). Any contact, involvement with, or practice in the occult, by us or our parents, is a doorway for
demons to enter and influence our lives. This includes contact or practice with the following:


  • Astral projection
  • Astrology
  • Automatic handwriting
  • Belief in any Hindu doctrines or Eastern philosophies
  • Belief in reincarnation
  • Black or white magic
  • Crystal ball gazing
  • ESP
  • Faith healing
  • Fortune telling
  • Handwriting analysis
  • Hard rock, heavy metal, or gangster rap music
  • Having occult books and objects in the home (e.g. Buddha figures, books on UFOS, magic, eastern mysticism, etc.)
  • Hypnotism
  • Karate and all martial arts
  • Mind control or mind dynamics
  • Numerology
  • Ouija board
  • Palmistry
  • Playing occult games such as dungeons and dragons
  • Psychic healing
  • Reading horoscopes
  • Satanism and demon worship
  • Sorcery
  • Spiritualism, attending séances, or attempting to communicate with the spirits of the departed dead
  • Star signs (zodiac)
  • Tarot cards
  • Tea leaf reading
  • Telepathy
  • Transcendental meditation (T.M.)
  • Using or wearing charms
  • Witchcraft
  • Yoga exercises



Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it: you shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it; for it is an accursed thing (Deuteronomy 7:26).

            Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by
            them: I am the Lord your God (Leviticus 19:31).

This comes about through visiting or making contact with fortune tellers, gypsies, witches,      
hypnotists, witch doctors, or demonic places of worship, e.g. Hindu temples, etc.

All involvement with the occult must be repented of, renounced, and the curse broken in our lives.

  • Demons can enter children if their parents worshipped pagan gods or were involved

     in Satanism or the occult (Exodus 20:1-5).Dedicating children to Satan or sexual abuse
(incest) of children brings demonic strongholds. All idol worship is demonic (Psalm 106:35-37).


  • Demons can enter people’s lives through repeated acts of sin, yielding to the lusts

     of the flesh, practicing unclean habits (1 Corinthians 6:9-20). For example, sexual
immorality, fornication, adultery, pornography, homosexuality, or any kind of sexual perversion.

Demons capitalize on works of the flesh. Demon spirits have entry points into our lives if we sin with our bodies and live in rebellion against God and His Word. Sowing to the flesh means we will reap corruption.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life (Galatians 6:7-8).

  • Demons can enter through a person’s thought life(2 Timothy 1:7). For example, a mind

that has turned against God, a mind open to all kinds of fantasies, a mind that yields to fear and depression – suicidal thoughts, lustful thoughts of adultery, etc.

  • Demons can enter through unforgiveness, bitterness, or hatred in our lives.                 Persistent bad attitudes can become strongholds (Matthew 18:21-35).


  • Demons can enter through transference.
  • Submitting to or being influenced by people who are not Christians.
  • Movies, television, and videos that are full of fear, horror, violence, and sexual lust
  • Books and magazines
  • Through sexual intercourse, rape, incest, and homosexuality. Most homosexuals began as children who were molested.
  • Demons can enter through people following false religions, heresies, and cults                      (1 John 4:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:1-2). Seducing spirits of deception preach false doctrines and draw millions of people into error and spiritual bondage. Some examples of false religions include:


  • All Eastern Philosophies and Religions
  • Buddhism
  • Christadelphians, etc.
  • Christian Science
  • Hare Krishna
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Mormons
  • New Age Movement
  • Scientology
  • Secret Societies such as Freemasonry
  • Spiritualism
  • Worldwide Church of God (Herbert W. Armstrong)