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Signs of Demonization

What Are the Signs of Demonization

Per all of the articles we have in our Spiritual Warfare section on how to deal directly with demonic spirits, the first thing you will need to do once God leads you to work with someone who may be demonized, is to make sure that it really is demons who are attacking this person and not something they are imagining or conjuring up.

If demons are attacking someone from the outside position and they are not actually in that person’s body, this is what you call basic demonic “oppression.” These types of cases are much more easier to deal with than an inside case. Just find out what their legal rights are, properly break them before the Lord like we have showed you how to do in our other articles, and then command the demons to leave the person in the name of Jesus.

However, when demons are literally living on the inside of someone’s body, this is what you call “demonization.” But again, the rules are the same. Find out what their legal rights are, properly break them before the Lord, and then proceed to cast them out in the name of Jesus.

However, these inside cases may be a bit tougher and there may be some additional things you may need to do, depending on how many legal rights the demons are operating on and how long they have been on the inside of that person in the first place.

In this article, I just want to concentrate on the very first thing you will need to do if you are working with someone who has demons living on the inside of them. And that very first thing is to determine if there really are demons living on the inside of them.

Signs of Demonization

Here are some of the basic signs and manifestations you may come across when dealing with someone who has demons literally living and operating on the inside of them.

Since we cannot see demons with our natural eyes like we can see people and material objects in our natural realm, you will need some of these types of signs and manifestations as guideposts so you can determine whether or not you are dealing with a person who is really being demonized from the inside of them.

1. The Person Will Already Know They Have Demons on the Inside of Them

The first “sign,” the first “tell” you will have on these types of cases is that the person many of the times will already know that they have demons living on the inside of them. They will tell you they can sometimes hear voices on the inside of them and at times can actually feel or sense the demons moving “in and out” or “up and down” in them.

Many of these people may at first be very reluctant to admit this to anyone for fear that they will either be misunderstood or thought of as being crazy.

But by the time the Lord leads you to these types of cases, many of these people will be ready to work with you and they will be more than willing to tell you anything and everything on their story so you can properly work with them to get them completely delivered, as many of them have been bound up and under torment from these demons for quite a long period of time.

So the first thing you will need to do is to not turn these types of cases away when they do first come your way, as there is always the possibility that it is God Himself who is guiding this case your way so you can try and work with them to get them completely delivered from these demons.

Just listen very carefully to the person’s entire story and then be led by the Lord and His discernment on the case so you know whether or not you are dealing with the real thing.

One of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of discerning of spirits. And part of this gifting is where the Holy Spirit Himself will give you the supernatural ability to be able to see or sense if this person really does have demons operating on the inside of them.

2. Look For These Basic Demonic Manifestations

As you are listening to the person’s entire story and how they may have gotten these demons on the inside of them in the first place, look for some of these basic demonic manifestations in their story. And also do not be afraid to ask the person if they have ever had some of these basic manifestations occur with the demons.

Now here are some of the basic manifestations that demons will do with the people they are inhabiting.

One or two of these manifestations may not be able to stand by themselves, but when you get someone that has quite a few of these manifestations occurring on some type of regular basis, then the chances are very good that they really do have demons literally living on the inside of them.

  • Hearing voices on the inside talking to them. These voices may also refer to the host in the third person.
  • Feeling or sensing the demons moving on the inside of them. Feeling pressure and movement in the head and stomach areas. Demons can also attack the central nervous system so it feels like the person is going crazy at times.
  • Having bad and frequent nightmares, sometimes with the same bad and horrific nightmare being repeated over and over again.
  • May have seen some of the demons in an actual vision.
  • Can sometimes smell the demons, who have a very putrid and toxic smell to them. Demons can also smell like burning sulphur at times.
  • Will have strong, inner compulsions to do bad things that are not in their normal behavior patterns like having bad thoughts of suicide and murder. Can also have very strong addictions to things like drugs, alcohol, and pornography.
  • Abnormal fascination with the occult or any type of criminal activity.
  • Abnormally strong feelings of rage and hate in them that are not a part of their natural personality and makeup. Demons can also transmit heavy feelings of despair, hopelessness, depression, and that they have committed the unpardonable sin of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.
  • Irrational fears, panic attacks, and phobias on some type of a regular basis.
  • Periods of having loss all sense of time from minutes to actual hours and can sometimes end up somewhere and not knowing how they got there. Also, regularly doing things for which they have no memory of actually doing.
  • At times, can sense an evil presence on them, in them, and in the houses they live in.
  • Will feel cold spots in certain areas of the houses they are living in with these cold spots not being by any open windows.
  • Will sometimes see dark shadows running across some of the rooms in their houses, especially in their bedrooms.
  • Can have poltergeist type phenomena occurring in their houses such as material objects flying across the room, doors opening up and slamming shut all by themselves, drawers opening up on their own, hearing footsteps shuffling across the floors and scratching type noises on the walls, along with the electricity going on and off and material objects actually disappearing.
  • In the more extreme cases, the person can literally find themselves levitating right off their bed at times.
  • May have the ability to speak in a foreign language of which they have no natural knowledge of.
  • Can be capable of great, abnormal, physical strength.
  • Can receive mild to strong trembling and shaking sensations on different parts of their bodies. Can also receive choking sensations and a tightness around their head and eye areas.
  • Abnormal amounts of dizziness, blackouts, and seizures.
  • Very heavy, uncontrollable twitching type activity on certain parts of their bodies like their face and their arms.
  • May have had some out-of-body experiences, especially in cases of sexual abuse and satanic ritual abuse.
  • Have a very hard time in praying and reading from their Bibles. Can also have an actual revulsion of the Bible to the point of wanting to try and tear it apart or burn it.
  • A compulsive desire to want to curse and blaspheme God and Jesus.
  • Can have multiple personalities in them which are known as alters.
  • May have tried other kinds of treatments and medications from other psychologists and psychiatrists with no real help or relief ever being given to them.
  • The demons can at times take control of the vocal cords and speak right out of the person’s mouth. When this occurs, the tone of the person’s voice could change, like a woman speaking out in a man’s deep, husky voice. Demons can also emit animal like sounds out of a person’s mouth and vocal cords like the hissing of a snake, the growling of a lion or tiger, or the emitting of a baying type howl like a wolf. They can also let out very loud screams and yells, especially when being directly confronted by the deliverance minister during the actual deliverance itself.
  • The demons can also manifest in the person’s eyes where you can see them literally looking at you. What you will see when this occurs is pure evil and pure hatred looking at you. You will also see this look from the demons being captured in some of the person’s past photographs, as some of these demons love to show themselves in the person’s eyes and countenance when photos are being taken of them. Another type of look you can see when the demons are looking out of someone’s eyes is what I call the “hollow look.” When you see this type of demonic look, it is like you are looking into someone who has no personality. They will look “soulless” and “lifeless” to you when you see this type of look coming out of their eyes, and you will also know that it is not the personality of the person you are looking at.
  • Different types of facial contortions which no longer look like the person, such as glazed eyes, blank stare type eyes, eyes rolling backwards where all you see are the whites of the eyes, and stretching the skin of the face into a contorted, hissing like expression.
  • Different types of bodily contortions like people slithering across the floor like snakes, getting on all fours and barking like dogs, growling like lions, or howling like wolves. Abnormally stretching out their spines, fingers and hands locking up and going rigid, and demons grabbing a hold of a person’s throat in order to try and stop them from talking with you. The demons can also whip the head in a very rapid side-to-side type movement, stretch the neck out as far as it will go, along with jolting portions of the body causing those portions to move in a very rapid side-to-side type movement.

If the person has had any of this type of activity in their background, or if any kind of this activity surfaces or manifests while you are talking or praying with the person, then there is a very good chance that you are truly dealing with a person who has demons living on the inside of them and they will now need a full scale deliverance from the Lord.


With many of the churches still not doing enough in-depth teaching on this subject matter, you still have some people sitting in many of the churches across the world who are being demonized like this on the inside and they feel totally hopeless, helpless, isolated, and alone.

They feel that if they try and speak out on their conditions, that people will either not believe them, or if they did, they would think they are evil or that there is something mentally wrong with them. They also do not want to deal with the possible stigma of having demons attached to them.

As a result, they slip underneath the radar screen in most of the churches they belong to and no one, including most of their close friends and family members, even knows they have demons living on the inside of them.

Sadly, most of these people go on for the rest of their earthly lives and never get set free from their demons. This is why every single church should have some type of basic teaching system in place on this part of our walk with the Lord so people like this will not be afraid to try and reach out for help.

This little website alone has stirred up some of these hornet’s nests, with people coming to us with demons being attached to them, but with them being too afraid to go to their own pastors for fear of either ridicule or disbelief because this subject matter is never talked about or taught on in the churches they have been raised up in.

Once you start talking about these kinds of issues, and give people some basic working knowledge to fully understand it, then they will be willing to come out of hiding and seek help because they will then feel that someone will understand what they have been going through.

But if you never talk about it, then they will assume that you are either not interested in it, you don’t believe in it, or you are too afraid to deal directly with it yourself. As a result, most of these people will never get delivered, and they will then have to battle this inner torment for the rest of their earthly lives.

1.  To any of you out there who feel like you do have demons attached to you, but have never sought out help for some of the above reasons, it would be our strong recommendation that you read our article, “Looking for a Deliverance Minister,” and then follow the logical and straight forward steps that are in there to try and find a good deliverance minister in your area who can work directly with you to get you set free.

As we have said in that article, God is raising up more of His people to be able to do deliverances, and there is a very good chance you can find someone in your area who will be able to deliver you if you will just put for forth the time and effort to try and find this person if you are not confident enough to try and do a self-deliverance on your own.

Ask God to guide you to this person and where they are located at, and the Holy Spirit will then move to guide your steps so you can find the right minister who will then be able to set you completely free from these demons.

2.  If by chance you know someone who does have demons attached to them, but they have never sought out help for some of the above reasons, do not be afraid to approach this person and offer them your time, help, and assistance to try and find a minister who will be able to set them completely free if you do not feel comfortable in trying to do this yourself.

Again, go to our article, “Looking for a Deliverance Minister,” and follow the straight forward steps that are in there and God will then move to take up your case and use you to help get this person delivered if they are too bound up or too afraid to try and do this on their own.

We have a testimony of that actually occurring in this article. A woman’s roommate was being seriously demonized on the inside of her as a result of her engaging in white occult magic. She then decided to take on her case and got her roommate fully delivered from the demons by seeking after the right deliverance minister who could get the job done for her.

She had to go to three different pastors, but the third pastor she found was able to get her roommate fully delivered from her demons. And all of this all got accomplished because she just took the time to do this for her roommate, since her roommate was too afraid and too bound up to try and do it for herself.

I have seen God move time and time again on these types of cases if people would just step out of their safe boats and take on these kinds of deliverance assignments from time to time.

As we have said in our article, “The Great Commission – Save, Heal, Deliver and Disciple,” one of the main ministries Jesus is calling all of us to do for Him is to get people delivered from demons when we do come across these types of cases. You can either learn how to do it for yourself, or you can help guide these people to the ones who will know how to do it for them if you are to afraid to try and learn it on your own.

But either way, we should not be having people with demons tearing them up on the inside sitting in our churches when this type of subject matter could be easily taught on in every single church – especially with Jesus Christ Himself telling us to include the deliverance ministry as part of the Great Commission that He has asked all of us to do for Him.

We hope this article will help educate and enlighten some of you on some of the basic demonic manifestations people will experience when demons are actually attached to them, especially with demons who are living on the inside of them.

Daniel Wells

Monday 28th of August 2023

My wife and I went to a deliverance ministry. Coming back from that our worldview shifted and we started seeing demonic oppression all around us. *I go to a ‘Christian college’ and the Spirtual warfare is brutal.* Here recently one of our close friends got hit hard with some demonic oppression. The only problem is we dont want to scare her by saying a lot of things we cant directly point to scripture that has a clear interpretation of demonic attack. For my wife, me and for our friend, what are some good scriptures we can use that can support the claims from the article above?

Artie Whitefox

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Demons will not sound like the master who is jesus. Demons terrorize people who are not terrorizing anyone. Demons convince people to make fear giving laws. Demons make people to be offended by whatever. The sight of a human or dog genitalia offends demons. An ejaculating one is worse to a demon. A demon is being offended through a human. It should be up to the individual as to what they do with their Phallic member, or the phallic member of another species. Demons convinsed people to use money. God says fear not, and don't be afraid and don't worry, putting people at ease. Demons fear Jesus, who will judge them on the last day. Christ's light will make the lost to look like a lake of fire. Demons are guilt givers. demons say: I am going to call the authorities on harmless people who offended them with what they saw, or words that they heard. Those authorities are obeying people who work in Satan's throne AKA legal system. That legal system tries to replace God's throne. REv:4:4 KJV. Satan wants God's image to admire that throne. The being who made that, made islam, too. God talked to Abraham. Abraham was not devil possessed. Satan is going all over the earth in our body that dies. Demons torment zoophilia people and pedophilia people too. Pedophilia people are not trying to get people into any spesific belief system. Pope is doing that. Islam is doing that. Both act like they are pedophilia, not being pedophilia. Stay out of Islam. The Devil is there waiting to possess you. demons are not honest. Satan, a colorful golden being will call it's self anything, but who that being is. That being will not say don't be afraid when seen. A guilt giving demon is in the person who wrote this article. Hell is under the earth where roots are. There would not be any living green thing, had hell be a place of eternal burning. The soul that sins it shall die. Eternal suffering changes the word die, to be, live, or thou shalt not surly die. You know who said that. You are naked, or pornographic. God made the languages.


Friday 19th of March 2021

Hello All,

I am not sure where to start, However, I am seeking help with delivery from some type of Spiritual attack now over 12 months I noticed, I believe its witchcraft working, something is moving under my skin (head to toe) it even puff up if I beat it, Its goes anywhere it wants on my body:( and its not a physical bug of this I am sure, I am a baptized believer and It Is The Holy Spirit who been helping with my self delivery, however, I need someone who knows the right words to speak! I have had a sister or two prayed for me earlier and I felt it moved so it does respond to the word of God, I really need in person visit as I want them to touch my body since its where am been attacked... I lost all my long beautiful hair , now its attacking my skin , biting in my scalp:( I Cry a lot, its like fighting my own body... unable to rest , Is anyone here able to do the work? I really need help. #1love


Wednesday 10th of March 2021

I think I might have an evil spirit with me. I rededicated my life to Jesus last year in October and started focusing on him. I wanted to live completely for him. I was happy and content until one day things started going downhill. I started getting voices telling me I had accepted the mark of the beast and was going to hell (I know now that it isn’t possible) I thought I had blasphemed the Holy Spirit. I thought I had done terrible things and the thought of that tormented me for ages. I smelled a burning smell a lot, sleep paralysis was a common thing where I would hear people talking to me and a person yelling and feel hands on my body and actually see and feel my body being pushed even though there was no one there. I can feel weird presences whenever I try to pray that I know aren’t God. I see really scary images whenever I blink like a lizard person with scaly skin and arms and legs. I feel resentment towards God even though I know I have no reason to hate him. I feel like that feeling of resentment isn’t me though. I think about getting delivered but in my mind I think “no I hate God and I want these demons” I know these aren’t my thoughts. I remember at some point in my childhood I suddenly became fascinated by things like ouija boards and really graphic horror games and just a lot of stuff that were really demonic and bad. I didn’t think much of it. I thought I was cool because I wasn’t easily scared by these things. I remember a few weeks ago I was dozing off on the couch and suddenly parts of my body started to twitch. My hands, feet, knees. I don’t mean like those weird muscle twitches that you get when you drink too much coffee. I mean my entire body jumped when I was about to fall asleep It would only happen when I was close to falling asleep. This has happened many times before also when I’m about to fall asleep but this was the most extreme it’s gotten. These things used to bother me but now I feel like it’s been so long that I just feel used to them now. I’m worried through because I know I should be bothered. I also have certain reactions towards things that I feel like I shouldn’t have. I was watching church online and suddenly felt like getting up and walking away because it didn’t like what the pastor was saying about worshiping God. I don’t know if these are my feelings or if it’s a demon. The signs had always been there but I never thought it was anything spiritual. I really want it to end though because it makes me feel like I don’t actually believe in God and that I should reject Jesus. It has massively affected my education and family life. I tried prayer and fasting, studying the bible makes things worse somehow. I used to cry a lot about it and get really scared and worried and lose sleep but I’m emotionally exhausted and now I just kinda sigh. Do you think I have a demon on me?


Sunday 13th of December 2020

I’ve been experiencing feelings of an evil presence around me lately and I feel like I’m being targeted too. My body has been twitching uncontrollably usually when I’m sitting down or laying down and sometimes my head will move by itself too almost as if I gotten slapped by something. Ive been suffering from demonic nightmares and I wake up around 3AM. I’ve been trying to tell my family about this but they do not believe me or they’ll just come up with some logical explanation for my strange experiences. I’m really concerned about what’s been happening to me and was wondering if you could help me.