CBN recently reported on a social media post where Christian actress Candice Bure stated that because of strange things that were happening in her home, she believed her family was under spiritual attack from Satanic forces.
Candice said that normally her home is peaceful, but recently for an unknown reason everyone, including herself, was becoming irritable, and they were increasingly blaming each other for the growing tension in the home.
At that moment, Candice realized that her home was under demonic attack.
“And it finally hit me,” Candice explained in her video. “I’m like, ‘Oh, there’s a spirit of irritability, there’s a spirit of crankiness, there’s a spirit of confusion, Oh, the enemy’s attacking.'”
“(W)e forget that there’s a very real and powerful enemy at work every single day of our lives. That enemy is the devil,” Candice said. “He’s real, and he’s at work, but the devil has no control or authority in my home.”
As she came to this realization, she took a spiritual stand against the devil. She took her authority in Jesus and prayed for the demonic spirits to be removed from her home, and then put on worship music so that her house was filled with worship and the word of God expressed through song.
And then at the closing of her video, Candice added that she shared this experience so others who are feeling similar unusual disturbances in their home can take their authority in Christ and deal with it.
It reminds me of the story of Cain and Abel. Cain became enraged after God accepted his brother Abel’s sacrifice and rejected Cain’s sacrifice.
It’s uncertain what caused the rejection. Some suggest that it was due to the fact, that Abel offered an animal or blood sacrifice and Cain offered fruits of his harvest. Others believe it was because Abel offered the firstborn and best of his animals, while Cain didn’t do the same with his crop sacrifice (Genesis 4:3-5).
As Cain became depressed about this rejection, God warned Cain that sin was lurking or crouching at the door of his home.
7 If you do well, will your face not be cheerful? And if you do not do well, sin is lurking at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” (Genesis 4:7 NASV)
God added that though its desire was for Cain, he needed to rule over it.
Many believe that the personification of sin as a living beast refers back to the serpent, the embodiment of sin, in the previous chapter, who tempted Eve to eat from the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 3:1-2).
According to Got Questions, in ancient Hebrew writings, the same Hebrew word, râbats, translated lurking, is used to describe demons lurking in doorways of buildings.
It is intriguing that the serpent was lying in the doorway of Cain’s home. It wanted to gain entrance, and it wanted to control Cain.
But God said the Cain needed to rule over this. He needed to take control of what was lurking in the doorway.
From the earliest pages of the Bible, we read of Satan wanting to invade people’s homes, but Jesus gave us the authority to deal with this.
19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19 NKJV)
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