The Demonic Spirits Driving Narcissists
Why do narcissists mess with your mind so much? Are narcissists demons?
It’s because YOUR mind is Satan’s number one target. If he can get in your head, he can infect every other area of your life. And he starts by using the people closest to you.
A narcissist is someone who has demonic spirits driving their destructive behavior. These spirits tempt the narcissist with a false sense of hope, strength, and control.
Because the narcissist has a deep sense of shame that they desperately try to avoid and cover up, they become easy targets for wicked spirits to have their way.
The demonic goal is not only to destroy the life of those they infect, but also the lives of those connected to the narcissist. People they couldn’t otherwise get to are now easy prey for demons as the narcissist becomes their Trojan horse.
Their goal? To make you feel like you’re going crazy and get so consumed in the narcissistic behavior, that you have no time or energy to focus on God and His purpose for your life.
Demons will use narcissists to:
- Jam up your receiving signal from God.
- Keep you on an exhausting emotional rollercoaster.
- Trap you in a toxic mental spiral.
- Deceive you into believe that as a Christian, you’re responsible for improving this relationship.
So, to better arm you, let’s talk about eight of the common demonic spirits that operate behind narcissists, and how to overcome them.
Spirit of witchcraft
If you think witchcraft is limited to voodoo and black magic, think again. Behind witchcraft is rebellion and manipulation. Narcissists are master manipulators. And remember the words of 1 Samuel 15:23: “For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.” Many will even refer to this as a Jezebel spirit.
Spirit of envy
Envy is a resentful dissatisfaction over what another person has. Its quiet cousin is covetousness. And scripture is clear—thou shall not covet. But narcissists always feel entitled to what they don’t have. Satan is the prince of envy.
envy may be the head demon, but there are many demons operate under the spirit of envy, like murder, revenge, spite, anger, strife, hatred, cruelty, divisions, envy and competition, just to name a few
Spirit of confusion
There’s just something sinister about confusion. It’s a weapon that the enemy uses to unleash his attack through mental and emotional distraction and disorientation. Confusion is designed to paralyze you with overwhelm and cause you to question the Word of God and your own sanity. This is a realm that narcissists love to play in, as it takes the focus off of their diabolical behavior.
Spirit of condemnation
Since deflection is the name of the game with a narcissist, it’s no wonder that the spirit of condemnation is right there to encourage hateful accusations designed to find fault in their victims. Their aim is to create a sense of hopelessness within you through constant criticism and blame shifting.
Spirit of control
Controlling people don’t have anyone’s best interest in mind except their own. They will seek to control the narrative, their image, and YOU, and will use mental and emotional tricks to get you to do their bidding.
Angry, bitter, traumatized people are targets for narcissists since their emotions can be so easily manipulated.
This spirit of control is also often referred to as a Jezebel spirit.
Spirit of deception
Narcissists are addicted to lying. With their word shifting, truth avoiding, hollow flattery, a narcissist’s only ambition is to exaggerate themselves and diminish you.
These spirits of deception open the door to other evil spirits, such as religious bondages, superstitions, false prophecy, accusations, gossip, slander and false teachings and of course, confusion.
The narcissist is the bullhorn for Satan’s lies. Proverbs 12:22 reminds us that “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are His delight.”
Spirit of pride
The spirit of pride operating in a narcissist is boastful and impatient as it strives to get its own way. Pride is the cornerstone of every narcissist’s foundation. The arrogant, stubborn, self righteous, grandiose manner in which they carry themselves can be seen in a myriad of ways, ranging from an attempt to exalt themselves to the entitlement that oozes out of their victim mentality.
Jesus was clear in Luke 14:11: “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Spirit of fear
The spirit of fear weighs heavy on a narcissist. Behind their false bravado is a scared, immature little child who can’t function well in life.
Although they come across as fearless, it’s actually just a facade that they erect to get others to think that they have confidence.
They carry intense shame that they cover up. They look for targets who are insecure and easy to manipulate to give the appearance of courage. But the truth is, they are riddled with fear—that’s why they try so hard to control and manipulate you.
So, narcissists are demons, what do you do?
The command can be summed up well in 2 Timothy 3:1-5: “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,4treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
If the damage has already been done, I want to encourage you to get the healing you need to trust God again AND not be so vulnerable to these people in the future. If you need counseling, be sure to check out our sponsor Faithful Counseling. They are a network of counselors all over the country and they can pair you with one that is right for you. And remember, it’s not your job to change this person. Leave that to Jesus.
These evil spirits will receive their punishment someday, but in the meantime, you may be wondering, what do you do when a narcissist in your life is upset with you? To answer that question, check out this blog right here.
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