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What are familiar spirits?

Just in case this is the first time you are hearing about these types of spirits, here are some references to the familiar spirits in the bible – Isaiah 65:4, Isaiah 19:3, 1 Samuel 28:8, Leviticus 20:27, Leviticus 20:6, Leviticus 19:31.  Once you read these you will notice that they have to do with mediums and sorcerers who use these spirits to gain information into a person’s life.

You see, not everyone who knows things about you is from the Lord.  Some are just using familiar spirits to gain information on you which they then use to manipulate you into believing they truly have a prophetic gift and are from the Lord.

1 Samuel 28:8 is the story of Saul using a medium to conjure up the spirit of the prophet.  We also know that as a result of him resorting to using a medium and a spirit instead of going directly to the Lord for answers, the Lord rejected him and put David in his place as king.

Also, note that when the spirit appeared to Saul it actually looked like the prophet so he thought everything was OK until God rejected him because of it.  This is important because there are so many people who pray to their dead parents or grand parents and regularly have conversations with them.  If heaven is a place of constant praise and worship to God, where there is no sickness or pain, why would your dead relatives be visiting you on earth?  There is no evidence in scripture that shows that Christians who have gone home to the Lord return to speak with their relatives.  So, maybe people who speak with their dead relatives are not actually speaking to that relative but instead demons.  You may have dreams about a relative that passed on but you shouldn’t be seeing them in your home.  This could be a familiar spirit.

familiar spirits monitoring spiritWhat are Monitoring Spirits? 

There is the story of Paul and Silas as well as other followers of Christ being followed by a spirit.  Because this spirit was used to monitor their movements and report back on the things they were doing we refer to this spirit or demon as a monitoring spirit

Acts 16:16-18 (AMP)

16 As we were on our way to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who was possessed by a spirit of divination [claiming to foretell future events and to discover hidden knowledge], and she brought her owners much gain by her fortunetelling.

17 She kept following Paul and [the rest of] us, shouting loudly, These men are the servants of the Most High God! They announce to you the way of salvation!

18 And she did this for many days. Then Paul, being sorely annoyed and worn out, turned and said to the spirit within her, I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her! And it came out that very moment.

The bible says that the girl had a spirit of divination.  This is the enemies counterfeit gifting to the prophetic gift.   We see that she was a slave girl and sometimes people refer to the spirits as a slave spirit or a slave demon.  This basically means that she is gathering information for someone else and not for her own use.  She was being used by someone else.

The same thing still happens today.  You could have people in your life that are just there gathering information so that they can work against you or pass it on to others who will work against you.  Working against your future, your children, your ministry, your finances, your business, your marriage and even your health. Whatever it may be they are not there for your good.  They are always wanting to know everything you are doing.  Keeping tabs on your progress.

The enemy has been studying you since you were born and these familiar spirits and monitoring spirits are there to check the status of your life and make sure that you never fulfill the purpose and plan that God has for your life.  None of these spirits can actually read your mind, since God is the only one who is omniscient, so they can only gain information by watching you or hearing it from you or others around you.

Have you ever wondered why you keep going through the same problem?  The same cycle of problems.  Almost like you are experiencing deja vu?  You keep losing your job at the same time of year.  You have a cycle of going up and then going down.  Your life seems to have a pattern. Well, there is a possibility that you have a monitoring spirit watching your movements to make sure that you never get there.  You’re almost making it but not really. It’s very close but no cigar!

You could have some familiar spirit from your family line that makes sure that you are going to have the same problem as your great grand father, your grand father, and your father.  They are making sure that generational curse gets passed along.

You can break all of this off.  Think about what would happen is Paul didn’t stop this girl with this spirit that monitored his movement.  It is obvious that he didn’t identify it as a spirit that was monitoring him until several days had passed. How could he know?  Afterall she was saying the right thing that they were going around showing people the way to Jesus.  It all looked good and was true but the spirit by which it was done was not of God. He wouldn’t be a able to get as  far as he did with spreading the word of God if he did not cast that spirit away from his presence.  As a matter of fact, once the owner of that girl found out that he could no longer use her to monitor people he made sure Paul & Silas ended up in jail. He was pretty mad!

Yes, the enemy is going to get really mad when he finds out that you are unto his tricks and gimmicks.  BUT, you must put an end to this if you plan on fulfilling your purpose and stopping a cycle in your life.

Here is a prayer that will help you achieve that against this monitoring spirits and familiar spirits.  You can also put on the Armor of God before you start praying this prayer.

Commander of Heaven’s Armies, I come to you today and put before you all the monitoring spirits and familiar spirits that are watching my progress and coming against the purpose and plans you have for my life.  I ask that you would scatter every evil gathering that are made against me in Jesus Name.  Disrupt their camp and send confusion within their communication.  Disrupt their meeting and destroy the foundation of their meeting place. Fashion your weapon of devastation to destroy them. Absolutely no weapons that are formed against me shall prosper and any tongue that rises up against me in judgement You will condemn. Keep and guard me as the apple of your eye and hide me under the shadow of your wings. Cover me with your glory cloud of smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night;  be a canopy over me, a defense of divine love and protection. Put a hedge about me, my family, my finances, my job, my career, my children, my ministry and my house and all that I have on every side. Confer prosperity and happiness upon me and the work of my hands, and my possessions will increased for Your glory. Keep your words of the bible ever before me so that I may be wiser than the enemy.  Bring to mind the scriptures I need to speak into the atmosphere to scatter them and destroy them. I tear up by the roots in the spirit anything that has been planted in my house, on my job, in my surrounding area, on my body that was not put there by you and was planted to destroy my hope and my future.  Bring to mind any objects that are around me that would cause these monitoring of familiar spirits to congregate against me. Cover me under your blood Jesus – my life, my future, my destiny, my family, my job, my career, my health, my children, my marriage, my house, my finances, the ministry that you’ve given me so that the enemy will not be able to come against anything that belongs to me. Surely Your goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place. Lord may these monitoring spirits and familiar spirits lose my address.  May they never find me again, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Make sure to go through your house and destroy anything that you find questionable.  You know that thing you have in your house that has always made you feel uncomfortable?  Now is the time to get rid of it.  Did you receive gifts from someone that you just don’t feel right about it?  Get rid of it.

Pay careful attention to the people that are in your life.  Are they asking too many questions about your future plans and the progress that you are making?  Be careful not to reveal too much.  And if you notice that every time you tell a particular person about your progress and all the great things that God is doing in your life, the very thing falls apart they may have a familiar spirit attached to them.  Most people don’t even know they are carrying this spirit so it is your job to pay attention to who you are sharing information with.  If you say it to them and then everything falls apart, every time you tell them something, that is a clear sign they have a spirit attached to them that does not want you to succeed.  It could be a familiar spirit, monitoring spirit or just the spirit of jealousy.

You found this post today because you know that there is something not right about the negative cycles in your life.  Be on guard, pray and God will deliver you from this spirit.

Scriptures used for this prayer:

Isaiah 54:15, Psalm 17:8, Isaiah 4:5, Job 1:10, Psalm 119:98, Matthew 15:13, Exodus 12:7,13, Psalm 23:6

Here is some information on breaking generational curses

Here are some bible verses about spiritual warfare

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  1. Ola OluwaKayode
    January 30, 2019 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    I am really tired of being in a relationship, it will start strong and serious. We would be what anyone would want in a relationship with one another, after a while somehow, people more like friends will be envious and interfere with the relationship, before I know it, the guy will betray me, abandon and start trusting my friend, and they will even start a secret relationship, they don’t go far but just to scatter and destroy my relationship, and what follows usually is slandering my enemy not me, revealing all my secrets, badmouthing etc and everything will just turn upside down. I gave a break in going into a relationship and just this last year, I was introduced by a friend to someone, he was so keen and fitted what I was looking for. But my friend was interfering so much and wanting to know what is going on per day and per second… After sometime I noticed the man went cold on me and up till today he refused to contact and after I was worried so much, my friend said she called him and he said he wasn’t interested again that he was complaining bitterly about me. I was so devastated that, here we go again, with friends always interfering in my relationship and forming alliance with the man against me.
    Help, I am tired of starting something and it is scattered and destroyed. I am so sceptical of going into any relationship and yet it is lonely.
    This cycle or pattern, I have noticed 4 times now of friends coming in between and turning the man indirectly to themselves. And the man will cooperate and join them slandering and badmouthing. I put so much into the relationship but all go to waste like I was a bad person and never appreciated again. Before this, they would cherish me so much like the best thing that ever happened to them.

    • February 7, 2021 at 3:24 am — Reply

      I’m making an assessment of the people..in my life. I choose to speak to the person in my life…for the lack of a better word…someone to talk with. She’s an old friend, from elementary school… who I like to talk to for hours. I’ve always known…she’s envious of me. I’ve realized…growth isn’t in her vocabulary…”pride” is at the ”helm” of it all. ”Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before the ”fall’. I can’t talk about her her, unless I speak about myself. I had a need to…express myself about…everything, God is manifesting in the earth-realm, and bringing every hidden thing in darkness, and bring it to light. I’ve been speaking to someone whose not spiritually led, but still yet carnal minded. I’ve realized…friendship is based on trust rather than merely someone.. whose ”iron sharpening iron” is what is required for friendships, rather than, continuously feeding someone the word of God. She’d rather stay…”stoic and stale”…rather than to grow. I’ve come to the realization, needing to let the person go…”so they can grow” in the things of God,.. before the…proverbial…”shoe drops’…release them before they hurt me or harm me. She’s ”monitoring” my every move…I read after the above message….concerning familiar spirits. Its what I have, she wants.. is the spirit of the living God residing in me, she despises.

  2. Alexis
    December 27, 2018 at 9:03 am — Reply

    I picked up o e by hugging my masonic cousin at a family gathering. I have heard voices and seen 666 visions. Its mad. I am being used by God

    • February 7, 2021 at 3:27 am — Reply

      ”Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
      1 Timothy 5:22

  3. vivian reddy
    October 30, 2018 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    Awesome Teaching, i did not know of these spirits and now through Wisdom i understand these teachings and how to break them down, Praise God for MOP in sharing the teaching and enlightening how to handle these spirits, God Bless

  4. Gugu Ndlovu
    August 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm — Reply

    I need prayers to paralyze familiar spirit that is monitoring my progress. I am a child of God. My sister likes to go to mediums for consultation and she came to me and said my mother in law who passed away last year in August said she is seat in on me, she needed my help because she did not honour her calling she was supposed to be a sangoma but she accepted Christ as her saviour. Now the familiar spirit says even I may be called for interviews but I will not succeed because of these spirit.

  5. john ngunjiri
    August 17, 2018 at 6:26 am — Reply

    my name is john Ngunjiri and I am really moved and inspired by you prayer guidance.. may the love of Jesus Christ and his love be with you… I really would like you to pray for me against the spirit of familiar spirits who normally come in the image of my wife, and every time there is an attack, we have no peace in my house, children becomes stubborn etc and after serious praying the attack goes away and shortly I must kill a snake after in my compound.. please help me.. I am so deverstated because this spirit s really affect my finances I a cannot even be able to meet some very bisic needs.

    • Tiffanie Winburn
      September 15, 2018 at 5:08 pm — Reply

      That sounds like a spirit wife, there are prayers and videos you should watch to renounce it, god bless you

  6. JOA
    July 29, 2018 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    God bless you. I need your urgent prayers concerning evil and satanic mirror used to monitor me and my family. secondly I need your prayers concerning the success of my family it seems we are just stagnant only living from hand to mouth, I believe that by the grace of The Almighty God we serve I and my family shall be free in Jesus name Amen. Thank you for your prayers.

  7. Karyn
    July 28, 2018 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Hi. I need prayers against familiar and monitoring spirits. These spirits been communicating through electronics,machinery,headphones. They even try to start conflicts in my workplace and knows everything I do. They watch 24/7. There is a coworker that I work with. And every time she’s there if im not around her these demons feed on whatever she’s feeling or thinking. Then the psychic attacks come. And it only happens when she’s there. Then, some of the other coworkers test my faith. Some say st.paul is with me. But one thing I noticed. These spirits agree with everything they say. I know its lie because the lord never told me if he sent someone down to help me. Yes. I’m catholic and these demons do not like Catholics. Particularly me. So please prayers would help so much. Thank you. God bless you🙏🏽

  8. Uchenna chidiobi
    July 10, 2018 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    Hello, its as if a monitoring spirit is following me from my in everything am doing, I lost my job 3yrs ago and since then everything I put my hand to do suddenly comes to an end, and my finances is zero now, please I news prayers, I don’t wish to involve my hand in fetish things , because I believe in God almighty. Thanks

  9. Forgiven
    June 23, 2018 at 8:57 pm — Reply

    Hi I feel like an spirit is attached to me or following me. My mother’s husband is a warlock and when I was living in there home he would come in my bedroom through Astra travel and sleep with me.. the Lord open up a door so I would leave. Now I live a long with my young son and it could be late at night or during the day this spirit would hold me down and try to communicate with me.. help please my life is going in circles I know my mom and maybe other family members may be involved with black magic… But what ive experience is real.. I believe in Christ’s. He is with me..

  10. Arlene Lerdo
    June 22, 2018 at 11:09 pm — Reply

    Prayers for a demonic spirit in my bedroom says many lies my name if I can hear it and wants my baby at times she says I want my baby give me my baby. I’ve done the house cleaning that you posted and it’s still here. I requested a pastor to come here.

    • June 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm — Reply

      How long have you had this problem? Was it only in this house or also in the place you lived before? You should definitely get someone from the church – an intercessor or the pastor to come over and discern where this spirit is coming from.

  11. Rita
    June 16, 2018 at 3:54 am — Reply

    Please Sir,
    Pray for me. I am 39years old, no relationship, no husband no job. Even the small business I started with the money that I saved after I lost my job, is going down the drain. No help or favour from anyone. And recently I started seeing my late dad in a dream. My life is up and down, with evil circles repeating itself every time in my life. Recently I have started feeling like dying and giving up. The more I pray, the more difficult things become. This has beena going on for 13years since I graduated from the university. I am ashamed to stand before my mates. Please help me.

  12. Suementa stowe
    June 14, 2018 at 1:34 am — Reply

    Please pray for me and my family to be delivered from monitoring and familiar spirits. My mother have been struggling for many years now, at the age of 54 she still have not own her own home. The sad thing though she have 6 of us and out of the six ars not in the position to help our mum. It started with my oldest sister very bright in school when she got to the last grade in high school she got pregnant and had to leave, then me the 2nd child started off very well even graduated from high school got into nursing college. Was studying to become an RN got pregnant in my second semester failed one of my reset and i give up on my career, which i regret this day. My brother the 3rd. Child was suspended from school, got involved with bad friends who influenced him into smoking weed, he never got back into school. The 4th child one of my youngest sisters again very intelligent in school when she got to last grade and did her exams to move in to college she failed all exams and she still wonders how was that even possible. My last sister another intelligent child graduated from high school and moved on to college was successful all the way through college git her associate degree, but in the last semester year of college git pregnant and could not get a job after graduating from college because her baby was born with a birth defect at present the baby cant walk, talk at 1year 6months, but she recently started sitting in her own, because of the baby my sister is unable to go and work. Now my last brother was definitely not smart in school and got thrown out of school after repeating the same grade for 3years and now he is following friends smoking and drinking. I know something is not right and its from my mother’s family line. Please pray that whatever it is that it is broken and it will not be passed down to our children. Please i want to know how my family and i could pray to lift whatever it is my mother needs help. Please pray for me, i know it have been broken off of me and my children, because i have been praying against it,but im worried about my other siblings and my mum, my nieces and my nephew please pray for them. Their names( sharon delpesche’mum,’ sisters and brothers’melisha,alisha, Ashika- Joel and Raphique) and their children, please pray that gid will turn things around for them for good that although we may have fail at success earlier in our life that god will bless us in our present and future life and that whatever generational curse was following us will be broken and will not follow our children in the mighty name of our lord jesus chrisr. Thank you for this website and riches blessings on this website and ministry.

  13. Colleen
    June 9, 2018 at 7:23 am — Reply

    All glory be to GOD! Thank you for sharing. I was becoming so frustrated, but now I know what is happening. There is this spirit who comes outside everytime she hears my house door shut or car doors shut. It then begins pacing up and down the yard. I’ve even caught her staring through the fence. Please help me in prayer to ward off these demonic monitorings in Jesus Christ name. Amen.

    • June 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm — Reply

      Hi Colleen, Anoint the doors and windows of your house and declare that no spirit can enter except those who bow to the name of Jesus and are obedient to him. After you do this, do not be surprised if certain family members and friends can’t come to your house (even if they plan to). Just pay attention what happens after that. Pray and ask the Lord to blind the eyes of these spirits so they do not have the ability to look into your life/home. You also need to read this and follow the steps https://www.missionariesofprayer.org/2017/04/house-cleansing-prayer/ God Bless

  14. Lerato
    June 7, 2018 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    Please please pray for me every time money will finish without seeing what it done and sickness in my family

  15. Nampundu Wales
    May 11, 2018 at 1:07 pm — Reply

    Look for Kevin L A Ewing on YouTube. You will find the answers to your situation

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