Yes. Any person, including a believer, can have an evil spirit in their body and/or their soul, which is the mind, emotions & will of a person. However, the "spirit" of every human being is reserved exclusively for God to come into & dwell in.
Jesus said, "that which is born of the Spirit is [human] spirit..." [John 3:6] showing that when a person is born again [John 3:7] it is the person's own "spirit" that is birthed by God's Spirit.
But, even a Spirit-filled believer can still have enemy spirits that are influencing & even attached to their body (like cancer or some other physical affliction 'in the body' per Luke 13:11) or influencing or attached to their mind, emotions or will, hindering advance- ment in Christ.
Importantly, the Greek word in the New Testament for our English translation of 'demon-possessed' has the actual definition as being 'demonic". [Mark 5:2 = most extreme Bible account of demon-possession = 'unclean' spirit = 'demonic' in Greek; Acts 16:16 = false prophetess = 'possessed' = 'held by, accompanied by, diseased' by an by evil spirit].
So overall, whether a person OR believer has an evil mindset or is completely taken over by demons [as in the most extreme Bible account of demon-possession in Mark 5:1-13 ] which control that person's "will" [Mark 5:1-13] OR has a 'spirit of sickness' 'in his/her own body' (Luke 13:11) then according to Scripture that person from the FIRST LEVEL to the most EXTREME LEVEL is dealing with 'demonic' activity AND/OR 'held by' OR 'accompanied by' a demon(s).
[ More verses: Acts 8:7 = 'possessed' in Greek = 'held by, accompanied' ; Mark 9:17 = young man 'had evil spirit' causing EPILEPSY & seizures = in Greek = 'held by, accompanied by, diseased' ]
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Can a believer be demon-possessed ?
D E L I V E R A N C E M I N I S T R Y - T E S T I M O N Y
As former Sr. Pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship & as a minister in the Los Angeles Prison system as Associate Chaplain for almost 6 years I saw extreme cases of demon-possession during services I conducted. Approximately 40 separate times I've cast demons out of people with visible manifestations like flopping on the ground, momentary super-human strength, screaming voices coming from both men & women with their mouths locked wide open, eyes fully rolled back, evil cursing, stiffened bodies, foaming at the mouth, etc.. to name just a few.
Of the 40 times, approx. 15 of those deliverances occurred in Christian churches where I was ministering. EVERY TIME, without exception, I witnessed God's mighty power like a violent slamming sledge hammer come crashing down upon the evil spirits & driving them out of persons for their deliverance. For every Servant of the Lord who is baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit & is ready & bold against the devil, then that minister will find God's power over-rules every encounter with demon-possession, decisively and with overwhelm- ing violent force, to His glory. ~Rob Conrad / founder HeIsNear.com
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