Most everyone has experienced some kind of weird or unexplainable happening.
I remember several times as a child my brother and I would be at home alone. After we went to bed we both would hear footsteps in the hallway and someone in the kitchen moving the dishes. Our parents told us it was our imagination. After all, that was the only logical explanation. When I was even younger my older sister would wake up at night and see a hand on the side of her bed. My parents took her to a psychiatrist and he told her the next time that happens to touch the hand. She did, and it was real. I was young at the time but still remember this season of time in our home.
After becoming a minister I have experienced several occasions that can only be explained as supernatural. Several people over the years have asked me to come to their homes and bless them because weird things were happening. I remember going into one house and in one of the bedrooms the temperature was noticeably colder and you could sense something in the room.
I’ve gone in rooms and all the hair on the back of your neck stands up and you can strongly sense someone or something is in the room with you. Two of my granddaughters swear they can see the image of a being in their house from time to time. Just a few months ago my daughter had a very strange experience at her house. One Saturday morning her and husband were lying in bed and heard loud noises in the kitchen. She got up to check it out and her kitchen cabinets were open and cans of food were flying out of the cabinets and crashing onto the floor.
I have had many of these experiences over the years. In 1983 I decided I was going to get up an hour earlier every morning and pray. On the third day I heard something run across the attic of my house. It sounded like a hundred pound lizard. It shook the house. I hopped up and ran to my bedroom and asked my wife if she heard that noise and felt the house shake.
In the early 1990’s I was lying on my back in bed and I saw a flock of creatures flying towards me. I could see them the same with my eyes closed or open. I began to think scriptures in my mind but they kept coming. Then I began to speak scriptures under my breath and they did a U-turn and flew away. Then I looked to the side of my bed and I saw two eyes, a nose, and a mouth looking at me and I had my eyes open. I remember saying, “Ha, Ha devil you can’t touch me for greater is He whose in me than he whose is in the world”. Then it disappeared.
This last experience was only eighteen months ago. We had bought a new house to move into. It was not brand new but new for us. I did some renovation on the house and painted it. One night around 10:00 I was alone at the house painting. I was there worshipping the Lord as I painted and all of a sudden all the hair on the back of my neck and on my arms stood up. A strong sense of fear entered the room. I was not moved by this but kept worshipping the Lord. However I did lift my voice a notch or two in my singing. This lasted for about an hour and it finally left. The next day when I came to the house to continue working on it a sharp pain struck the top of my foot. It was so painful I could not put any weight on it. I limped over to the counter and paused. I spoke a few healing scriptures and then I lifted on foot and kicked it out and I said, “Get off of me devil”. It instantly left. Then my ankle felt like I had sprained it. I did the same thing and the pain left. The next day when I came to the house to work my other ankle felt like I had sprained it. I lifted my foot and kicked it out and said the same thing and it left. There has been peace in the house since that experience.
I could tell you many of these supernatural experiences in my life. None of these things move me or scare me because the greater One truly does live in those who believe. There is defiantly a spiritual world. The Apostle Paul said that our battle in not with flesh and blood but with principalities, powers, rulers of darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. The truth is the devil and his horde of demon spirits is very real. They have power to move objects, change the atmosphere, and even manifest themselves in images and sounds. They also scheme and set things up to destroy you. They can enter into your soul and trouble your thoughts and emotions. They can enter into your body and afflict you with sickness, disease, and pain. This is one reason you may want to consider inviting Jesus into your heart and then equip yourself with the word of God and get baptized into the Holy Spirit.
The truth is Jesus defeated Satan and all demonic spirits on the cross. Jesus has given the believer power to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Jesus has given us power over all devils and power to cast them out. We have tremendous weapons of our warfare that will empower us to overcome the devil at every turn. You never need to fear the devil for the greater one lives in you. However you might want to learn how to operate the weapons of your warfare for you will certainly need them.
To answer the question, “Are houses and buildings really haunted?” The answer is yes. I believe they are demonic spirits. Some may transform themselves to look like a person who has passed on. I personally don’t think human spirits roam the earth. I think the Bible is fairly clear about when someone dies. When we depart, we either are with the Lord in heaven or we descent into hell and wait for the great white throne judgment. However, this is a subject that not much is really known about. But one thing is for sure our spiritual weapons are greater than any other spiritual force on this earth. We can be assured we are safe and secure in the palm of our Father’s hand.
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Reverend David E.Watson
Founder and President of the University of Health and Healing. He has a heart for seeing people get healed, and freed from the shackles that Jesus broke off for us.
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