There are spirits that can influence us to act in certain ways. While there is the holy spirit, who is the comforter of believers’ faith, there are also demonic spirits, which draw people into committing sins.
A seducing spirit allows Christians to behave in a sinful manner. When you yield to the dictates of this spirit, you will go against the direction of God.
To learn more about seducing spirits, their impacts on our lives, and how we can resist them, let’s read on.
What Is a Seducing Spirit?
A seducing spirit refers to a spirit that seeks to derail people from the truth. This is a demonic spirit possessed by many men of God who want to use their charismatic features to sway people away from Christ.
In Isaiah 29, we can find the word seduce, which means to lead in a compromising way. In Ezekiel 13, the Jews were led astray from the will of God by fake prophets. Today, we can also find many believers being led away from the word of the body.
Because of the trust many Christians have in their pastors and prophets, they have fallen prey to these people. That’s why we are advised to always study the Bible when we are confused.
In Mark 14:22, Christ said false prophets will come and display miracles to seduce all, even the elect. We can see that this verse talks about the ability to deceive people the right way by claiming to be God’s prophets. True Christians will remain steadfast and not be swayed by the workings of these people.
How Does a Seducing Spirit Work?
” For I know this: that after my departing, grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Also of yourselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Therefore, watch, and remember that by the space of three years, I ceased not to warn every night and day with tears.”
Acts 20:29–31 (KJV Version)
There are several tactics for seducing spirits, which include:
The nature of this spirit is to promote falsehood and deceive the children of God. They will keep teaching things that are against the dictates of God and mislead people from the truth.
Seducing spirits are masters of using partial truths to confuse children of God. They will heap praise on you to win you over. This sort hopes to win over your confidence by appealing to your pride and heart desires. While their aim is insincere, they go about it in a flattering manner.
Seducing spirits aim to rebel against the word and will of God. They hope those will be half-truths, and they will cause a rebellious situation against Christ’s disciples. Usually, these spirits promote sinful ways and dark acts.
While they appear to be angelic beings, these spirits are highly demonic. With directives from Satan, they act as spiritual guides to Christians, leading them to hell and damnation.
In most cases, these spirits can be seen as seers, mediums, and slaves (Act 16), speaking future tales. However, don’t be deceived; they are from the devil and can be removed by deliverance and exorcism.
5 Seducing Spirits in the Bible
There are several seducing spirits mentioned in the word of God; they include:
This is the leader who led a third of the angels against God. Every day, Lucifer tries to deceive people about listening to God. Revelation 12:4 shows how he used his tail to draw some parts of heaven’s stars and cast them to earth. He was once God’s angel, but because of pride and envy, he was cast out of heaven.
Queen of Harlot
This spirit has been able to seduce part of the world spiritually. When you read Revelation 17:1–5, you will find out more about this devious being. The angel in revelation said the great whore has made several earth kings commit fornication. She was dressed in purple and carrying precious stones and walking in a drunken state. Her cup was filled with lewdness, filthiness, and various abominations. This spirit is called Babylon the Great and is the abomination of the earth.
This seductive spirit is similar to Queen Babylon. Jezebel’s spirit aims to seduce many Christians into the sin of idolatry and all forms of immorality. In Revelation 2:20–23, Jezebel was chastised for calling herself a prophetess while she aimed to deceive saints.
She was given time to repent, but she refused. Jezebel will face the wrath of God, together with all those who committed various immoral acts.
These are seductive sorts that try to entice people with fake miracles. They show false signs and seduce earthly kings with them. They convince these royalties to go against God and all his words. Revelations 16:13–14 show these spirits are from the devil and seek the turn of the leaders of the world against almighty God.
Sexual Immorality and Perverse
These seducing spirits are common sense these days, as they lead people to commit sexual fantasies. These are the spirits that lead people to engage in anal sex, BDSM, and other unacceptable unions. In the book of 1 Thessalonians 4:3–8, we were warned to abstain from all spirits of sexual immorality. It was stated that we should avoid all desires that will bring dishonor to God and stain our purity.
How Does Seducing Spirits Affect You?
There are several impacts these spirits have on your life; they include:
Interfere With Your Spiritual Development
When a seducing spirit has access to your life, it affects your spiritual strength. Judges 13 shows how Samson was born through the declaration of God. He was given strict directions to avoid razors in his head and drink strong wine. However, Samson fell for the seductive spirit of Delilah and he paid dearly for it. There are many Christians who have suffered similar faith because they were deceived by the demonic spirit.
Causes of the Loss of Godly Blessings
When we are idle spiritually, we give a chance to the seducing spirit. It attacks our confidence and faith and makes us lose spiritual blessings. Look at 2 Samuel 11, when King David sent his soldiers to battles while he remained at home doing nothing. In his idleness, he saw a beautiful woman taking her bath. In his idle state, the spirit of seduction was able to deceive him into committing adultery.
Enhances Our Spirit of Self-Righteousness
King David advised his son Solomon to always stick to God’s word and never derail from it. While King David tried as much as possible to do so, his entanglement with many strange women was ill-advised. When we look at 1 Kings 11:1, we will see that he married daughters of pharaohs, women from Hittites, Edomites, and Moabites. This goes against the directive of God that they should not natty from foreign lands. The spirit of seduction has entered him, which has made him lose focus.
A seducing spirit is a threat to Christian spiritual growth and development. It clouds one’s spiritual sight and leads Christians to hell. As a believer, one should try to flee from all fake teachings, forms of idolatry, and false teachings. When you aren’t sure of any teaching by your pastor, the best is to read the scriptures yourself. Then, pray to God for guidance to avoid losing your salvation. Allow the Holy Spirit to occupy your life and direct you in the right direction.