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Suicidal thoughts: malaise (distress) and demonic oppression

Updated: Feb 10

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Don't excuse harassment, condemn it and denounce it. May GOD's Word nourish your thoughts and inspire your prayers. May your soul be healed and restored. May mercy save you, may humility preserve you, and may grace lift you up. May the LORD guide you and give strength to your limbs (Isaiah 58:11). Like Zerubbabel, may your hands complete the house you founded for His glory (Zechariah 4:9).

  1. The medical, social, and psychological viewpoint: malaise

  2. The biblical viewpoint: demonic oppression

And the LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8, NKJV)

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10, NKJV)
" In their distress, they cried out to the LORD, and he delivered them from their anguish. He sent his word, he healed them and escaped from the grave." (Psalm 107:19-20, Semeur)
Yes, my soul, rest on GOD, for from him comes my hope. Yes, he is my rock and my salvation, my fortress: I shall not be shaken. On GOD rest my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, my refuge, is in GOD. At all times, peoples, trust in him, pour out your hearts before him! GOD is our refuge. (Psalm 62:6-9, Segond 21, french version of KJV)

Suicide is the deliberate (voluntary) act of ending one's life on earth. To commit suicide is to intentionally kill oneself. Anyone can have thoughts of suicide. Regardless of age, gender, social rank, ethnic origin, social status, or profession. Suicide is caused by an accumulation of causes, not a single cause or isolated event. Either the causes have accumulated over time, or they have appeared simultaneously or in rapid succession. The origin is the starting point, while the causes are the circumstances that trigger actions, injuries, or illnesses. A cause is therefore a (previous) fact that leads to another fact, and a consequence is a (subsequent) fact that results from another fact.

1. The medical, social, and psychological viewpoint: malaise

Those with suicidal thoughts have no hope. They see death as the only way to keep their honor, to stop suffering, to avoid suffering, or to avoid causing suffering to those they love. Most of them are in one or more of the following situations:

  • Ignorance, distress, despair, and isolation: they don't know that help, support, and solutions are available.

  • They are depressed or in emotional distress (shame, humiliation, burnout, abuse, bereavement),

  • They feel unable to overcome or heal from trauma (sexual abuse, guilt, bullying, blackmail, violence, harassment, abuse, neglect, loneliness, etc.).

  • They have chronic pain or a so-called incurable disease.

  • They feel that their life is a burden for their loved ones.

  • They suffer from psychotic illnesses (brain disorders, hallucinations, schizophrenia),

  • They consume psychotropic substances (alcohol, drugs, or medications that have or are likely to have harmful effects on the brain).

  • They are in financial debt.

  • Pride: they refuse to admit defeat or take responsibility for their actions.

  • They believe in sectarian teachings encouraging suicide or murder (voluntary manslaughter).

  • They don't understand the difference between vengeance, justice, forgiveness, healing, and restoration.

  • They have easy access to firearms and poisons or live near places where several suicides have been committed.

2. The biblical viewpoint: demonic oppression

It's normal to defend yourself when under attack. But as far as possible, we must avoid killing. Because killing is a sin. Since killing is a sin, committing suicide is also a sin (Exodus 20:13). For to commit suicide is to kill oneself. Final judgment belongs to GOD (Ecclesiastes 12:14), who has delegated it to JESUS CHRIST (John 5:22).

Suicidal thoughts are destructive thoughts sown and sent by the devil. These thoughts are sent through demons, false reasoning (lies, despair, strongholds, cultures, guilt, pride), and human suggestions (bad advice and sectarian manipulation). Malaise (distress), ignorance, psychotropic substances, and mental illness are facilitators.

Destructive thoughts are negative thoughts aimed at destroying oneself or others. A reasoning is a series of arguments or propositions linked to one another, organized in such a way as to lead to a conclusion. False reasoning is reasoning that produces, maintains, or justifies a lie, error, deception, or seduction. False reasoning is based on lies, misinterpretations of the truth or proven facts, human logic, experience, feelings, ignorance, wounds of the soul, speculation, and demonic inspirations (songs, images, words, dreams).

In military parlance, fortification is the military art of reinforcing a position or place with defensive works in anticipation of a possible attack. By extension, a fortress is a place fortified to defend a territory, a city or to confine prisoners (of war or considered very dangerous). In the spiritual sense, fortresses are mechanisms of thought, attitude, and action in the soul, designed to mask a wound in the soul, to maintain a demonic presence, false reasoning, or bad feeling. Strongholds are false reasonings maintained in the soul.

The devil wants to steal, slit throats, ruin, and destroy. He will always try to exploit a weakness, a sin, a sorrow, a bad feeling, or a state of exhaustion. It will always try to prolong what should be temporary, maintain ignorance, normalize what is abnormal, and justify what is wrong. It's normal to be saddened by the death of a loved one or a tragedy. But it's not normal to not be able to grieve and move on.

The enemy's methods are:

  • Lies such as: "Suicide is the solution, you can't get out of it, you'll never get out of it, it's not worth it, you should have died instead, nobody loves you, suicide is better than dishonor (Japan), everything would be better if you didn't exist, you should never have been born, GOD doesn't want to help you, GOD will never forgive you". Another example is sectarian teachings on mass suicide. Demons take advantage of unhealed trauma to send these thoughts or words.

  • Demonic oppression and intimidation. For example, having thoughts suggesting suicide or hearing voices saying: kill yourself, eat this poison, throw yourself into the sea, etc. Another example is having regular dreams or mental images of oneself committing suicide.

  • Spiritual attacks and spiritual yokes by sorcerers, occultists, or demons.

  • Demonic alliances and seductions (deceptions): some people sell their souls to the devil in return for money, popularity, supernatural abilities, or exceptional intelligence. Some intentionally sell the souls of their children or relatives. For some, the devil asks them to commit despicable acts such as killing people (including babies), raping children, committing incest or having sex with animals. He tells them, for example, that he will drive them mad. The latter, refusing to do what the devil demands of them, or unable to bear the weight of their conscience, choose to commit suicide. What they don't know is that, after their death, the devil will try to get at their loved ones. They'd do better to turn to JESUS-CHRIST, as intercessor and apostle James Kawalya did (his book Delivered from Deep Darkness) and evangelist Rebecca Brown's husband (1948-2020, his book He Came to Set the Captives Free).

Let's read a few verses :

❖ " You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." (John 8:44, NKJV)

❖ " The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10, NKJV)

❖ " Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the GOD of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by CHRIST JESUS, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. " (1 Peter 5:8-10, NKJV)

" And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. " (Éphésiens 2:1-2, LSG)

" "Once you were dead because of your faults and sins. By these acts, you then conformed your way of life to that of this world and followed the ruler of evil spiritual powers, that spirit which now works in men rebellious to GOD." (Ephesians 2:1-2, English translation of Semeur version)

Life is the nature of GOD (John 11:25, John 14:6). GOD gives life and gives it abundantly (John 10:10). He is the one who gives peace, who heals wounded souls (John 14:27, Luke 4:18, Psalms 147:3, Psalms 94:18-19). He wants us to flourish and prosper in every way (3 John 12). Furthermore, he has plans for peace, not misfortune (Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Thessalonians 3:3). He is the one who loves with eternal, unconditional, true, and responsible love. He is the Creator and Redeemer of us all (Genesis 1:27, Job 19:25). He is Love, Truth, Holiness, Justice, Mercy, and Restoration (1 John 4:8-10, Psalms 89:14, Romans 12:19, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Ezekiel 18:23-24, Joel 2:24-26). He is the one who gave himself for our salvation (John 3:16, Romans 5:19). He is truly GOD, self-existent. He is Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Transcendent, Immutable. He doesn't need us to exist. He has no interest in seeing our lives destroyed. He is not the author of suicidal thoughts. There is no one in the Bible whom GOD asked to commit suicide. Suicide accomplishes no justice.

GOD is not short of affection. His recommendations are for our good. It's for our salvation that he asks us to lean on him and take up the spiritual weapons he gives us. It's because he knows that the devil is on the prowl. I feel like telling someone that knowing GOD loves you is good. But knowing that he loves you, having a real relationship with him, knowing his Word, and walking in his Word is better.

I know what it's like to be depressed and to have loved ones who are depressed. I've been depressed twice. The first time, I was a teenager. The second time, I was an adult. I had suicidal thoughts during my second depression, but I never wanted to kill myself. I knew very well that these thoughts were sent by the devil. I was fifteen when a member of my family attempted suicide. To be precise, it was in my parents' house and the person in question showed no signs of depression. Thanks be to God, it was the first and only time. I was in elementary school when I first heard the word suicide. A friend's father had committed suicide. Whatever your case, like millions of people, I tell you that suicide isn't a solution, and having suicidal thoughts is not a fatality. It is possible to overcome it. What you see, hear, and go through doesn't cancel out what GOD says or what he can do.

** Annyeong (안녕) = Hello in Korean

** Ohayou gozaimasu (お早うございます) = good morning in Japanese



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