The surest way to keep the devil ‘far’ from your life

The surest way to keep the devil ‘far’ from your life

Where I come from, many people believe demons can pretty much walk in and out of your life at will. As though God doesn’t exist or allows the powers of hell to oppress us the way they like without any consent from us. And that’s where I disagree.


Have you ever heard of Ouija boards? That form of divination which makes a game out of seeking information from supernatural sources. The truth is, those ‘sources’ are spirits, and they do respond, but the only spirits that respond to such requests are the evil ones.

People wrongly believe that these boards are harmless; they are even being marketed as toys. Others also show their disbelief in such things, forgetting that disbelieving something doesn’t mean they do not exist. If I do not know or believe the country Mali exists, it doesn’t make the country disappear.


These and other means of contacting demons and other spirits are horrible ways to infest our lives with dark forces. Demons always seek ways to enter our lives and destroy them. If you give them a loophole, by contacting them, they not only respond, they enter and aim to stay permanently.

It is sinful and unacceptable to call forth demons or practice any form of divination whatsoever. Even fortune telling is also wrong:

Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices, the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. – Deuteronomy 18:10–12

Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,” should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? – Isaiah 8:18-19

From the experience of Catholic exorcists show how bad these boards are and how devastating their effects could be in our lives. Some have said that over 85 percent of the most stubborn cases of demonic possession and activities started from the use of Ouija boards.


The surest way to keep the devil far from your life is not to hold anything that belongs to him. If you want to evict some stubborn tenant, you’d have to allow him to take his family and possessions from your building, right? If not, he’ll keep coming back. Throw the devil away, give him his possessions, and he will leave you alone in peace. Be them Ouija boards or other “toys” that encourage communication with strange spirits.

‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God. – Leviticus 19:31


Being in the state of grace is also very important. It is about the surest way to know that there is no funny business inside your soul. When we have God sitting at the center of our hearts, we can be sure who we belong to. Whenever we fall out of grace, we must strive to keep our communication with God; ask for pardon, and go to confession as soon as possible. However, this does not mean or even suggest that demons possess people who are not in the state of grace. NO, it means that we need to do everything to steer away from sin and evil. So that we can be sure that we belong to God, which is all that matters; if a spirit must possess us, let it be the Holy Spirit, our friend, and helper, who we can trust to bring us to eternal joys at the end of our sojourn in this scary world.

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  1. I am a cradle Catholic. I lived my childhood amidst Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and atheists but my faithh never wavered. Thirty years ago, the Lord spoke to me and said, my sons defile my house. My shepherds do not care for my sheep. I will bring the evil doers to justice for I hear the cries of their victims. Back then, I did not understand, now I do!

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