Signs of a Spiritual Attack: Oppression

Signs of a Spiritual Attack: Oppression

Next, I want to cover demonic oppression. The spirit of oppression is a heaviness that weighs a person down, dulls their senses, and makes them inactive and unproductive. It is largely a loss of freedom for the afflicted person. The demon wants to get them alone and isolated. In that way, it has almost total control over the person with little to no outside interference. Oppression is a very broad category, having a wide range of sufferings that vary in degree, with some being more severe than others but all being harmful to the victim. It includes a person’s health, finances, emotions, relationships, and more, and it can escalate to physical attacks on the body. In my last article, I talked about how demons collectively work together to destroy a person. The spirit of oppression is one of those demons, but it hides its presence, at least for a while. Let me explain. A person can be afflicted with depression, doubt, discouragement, and so on. And all of these attacks are unlike the person since they are caused by demons. So the person doesn’t understand what is happening to them. They focus on the symptom or symptoms that are most dominant at any given time. Let’s say the spirit of depression is aggressively attacking a person. The person is going to fixate on the depression. They will obsess over it (which is another demon) and do everything in their power to figure out why they are experiencing such depression. In the meantime, the spirit of oppression is quietly hidden from the person’s awareness, growing stronger and stronger each day. 


Keeping all of this in mind, let’s look at the definition of oppression. It is prolonged cruel and unjust treatment or control. Mental pressure or distress. This a good summation of what it is like to be under a spiritual attack. But it is also vague. It gives you the gist but not the details. I’m going to give you the details so that you can more clearly see the tactics of the enemy. Not everyone will experience all of these symptoms, but this information will help you identify those symptoms that afflict you, which is paramount in your fight against the enemy. It is also important to mention that a spiritual attack lasts much longer than a few days. I was attacked day and night for about three years with very few reprieves. That is because the devil doesn’t stop. Steps will eventually need to be taken to regain control over your life. So the attacks are long, unrelenting, and extremely malicious. Some sufferings remain even after the attacks subside. I am still healing over twenty years later. You just can’t go through something so heinous and not be impacted by it.


Now I want to get to the details or some of the signs and symptoms of demonic oppression. A person may see demonic images in their mind, or they can manifest physically. They can be tormented with nightmares, be assaulted with vile odors, and hear things that can’t be seen like banging, footsteps, and demonic voices. They can also have obsessive thoughts, negative thinking patterns, suicidal tendencies, and develop compulsive and addictive behaviors. The devil attacks the emotions with; confusion, fear, anxiety, panic attacks, rage, loneliness, despondency, constant feelings of guilt and shame, worthlessness, and more. Sleep deprivation, which leads to overwhelming fatigue is almost always a tactic of the enemy. And there is also sickness that usually affects the stomach and head. So this gives a good idea of how vast this category is. It is easy to see that all of these symptoms affect the whole person. I experienced pretty much all of these symptoms and have written about a lot of them already.


I was pushed more than once, and I had injuries due to those incidences. I physically felt a heaviness or pressure on my chest while I was in bed at night. That was terrifying. I saw evil images in my mind and had demonic dreams when I was allowed to sleep. I had electricity (like) sensations all over my body that stopped me from falling asleep. This brings me to my health, which was extremely affected by the lack of sleep. I couldn’t think or comprehend information. I was severely weakened physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The last time I saw the witch, she gave me a cookie, and after eating it I became very ill. I have had terrible stomach problems ever since. I also have other illnesses that are directly connected to the stress I was under for so long. These health issues have affected our finances because the cost of the doctors, medications, and supplements are excessive. But without them, I can’t function as I should.


The most severe form of oppression is physical attacks on the body. People can be pushed and poked, have bite marks, scratches, and cuts appear on their bodies. All of these attacks are perpetrated by an invisible demonic force. I never experienced anything as serious as these symptoms, except for being pushed and poked. The spirit of oppression has immense control over a person at this point. It is no longer hidden but very much perceptible. It wants to tear the person down and keep them in bondage. The way I see this, the spirit of oppression is the chief demon, the head guy. He sends out the lesser demons, or those under his control, to pick away at the victim piece by piece, destroying every trace of who they are. Once this is accomplished, the demon no longer needs to conceal its identity but boldly takes center stage.

” The Lord is my Light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? When evildoers come at me to devour my flesh; My foes and my enemies themselves stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart will not fear.; Though war be waged upon me, even then I will trust.”

Psalm 21:1-3

This is a lot to digest, and I don’t want to leave anyone feeling lost or hopeless. My objective is to help people see what is happening to them so they can begin to break free. The devil likes to work in the dark. He will try to keep people isolated, stuck, and stagnant so they can never find freedom. But Jesus is light, and it is only through Him that healing and freedom are found. That means you have to take the step forward, toward Jesus. Don’t listen to the lies these evil spirits scream in your head. Be brave, and run to the Church and the sacraments. This is where you will find the help you need. As long as you keep all of this a secret, you cooperate with the devil, and he will continue to control you. Don’t let him have that kind of power over you. Now that I have presented all of this information in this series of articles, I am going to change gears. I want to focus on how these doors were opened, what can be done to close them, and how people can protect themselves.      


Cleanse Me Lord

May the most Precious Blood which flowed from the most Holy wounds of our loving Lord Jesus pour over me, to wash, cleanse, purify, heal, guide, and protect me from all evil, harm, sickness, and bless and make me as Holy as I can be. I ask this in the Holy Name of Jesus and through His most Precious Blood and His most Holy wounds. Amen


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8 thoughts on “Signs of a Spiritual Attack: Oppression

  • June 6, 2022 at 7:05 am
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    Hello. I was wondering if demonic oppression can cause illness in pets? I have pure-o ocd, had psychosis as a kid and have low grade but persistent depression, sleep problems, weird bodily symptoms. Also in the past couple months I’ve smelled weird and gross smells, have had lots of anxiety and heaviness around sleep, family issues etc. Now my pets have begun to fall ill. My cat just died from an illness she shouldn’t have been able to have–very suddenly. My chinchilla has developed lumps on his jaw very suddenly that indicate teeth problems that will probably be fatal for him (I pet his jaw all the time so this has happened quite suddenly). My diabetic cat has begun wheezing and my other cat has a weird scab on her chest. I haven’t been able to find anything that has said whether animals can be afflicted like this.

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    • June 7, 2022 at 6:06 am
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      I really don’t know the answer to that question. I know that pets can sense the demonic but to be afflicted by them I am not sure. If you are being attacked and the house is infested then you need to address that first. Once you take control and are able to get rid of them you should feel better and you’ll see if the cats do as well. My suggestion would be to contact a priest who will bless your house with an exorcism blessing and he can also bless your pets. I am not sure if you are catholic or not but you don’t need to be catholic to have your house blessed. If you are catholic, consider going to confession and Mass regularly and using the sacramentals in your home. Some would include holy water, oil, and also candles. All of these can be blessed with an exorcism blessing. You should spray the holy water all over your house, and you can sprinkle the salt in the corners of all of the rooms, put it in the vents, and cook with it. Also, put it around the perimeter of your home. You bless yourself with the oil in the morning and also before bed. You can read my article How to Obtain Grace and Spiritual Protection: The Sacramentals to learn more about them and how to use them. I would contact a priest who can help you through this. If he is not familiar with exorcism blessings and deliverance you can contact the diocese in your area and they should guide you to a priest who is educated in the demonic. One more thing, get Father Ripperger’s book on amazon, Deliverance Prayers For Use by the Laity. Prayer and fasting are essential to combat the enemy. I hope this helps.

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  • March 20, 2022 at 12:49 am
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    Wendy, another great article. Thank you !! Some of our youth are dealing with these same spiritual issues. One thing that my wife and I did was evaluate our home to see if we had anything(artifacts, souvenirs, etc) that would have spirits associated with them. If so we burned it. Also we destroyed a lot of movies that were demonic(evil, sex, violence, scary, etc) from our home too. We understand that we hold the key to the spiritual window, and our eyes are the gateway to our soul. We fight with the word of God, prayer & fasting. We don’t have any specific prayers, but we have a “Praying the Word” book that our Pastor prepared for us to actually prayer God’s Word against any attack. The devil is NO match for God’s Word. I quote scriptures when I get tempted too as a recourse. We also have scriptures posted around our home. Have you read this book: “Strongman’s His Name…What’s His Game?: An Authoritative Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare”? It highlights a lot of spirits with associated symptoms. Some of our spirits are generational curses that have been passed down through the generations, and they have to be dealt with accordingly!!

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    • March 20, 2022 at 7:35 am
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      Praying scripture is powerful you are right. I have not read that book you referenced, but I have read others. I stick with my Catholic faith when researching these topics. But Years ago, I read a book by Jonas Clark called Exposing Spiritual Witchcraft, and it confirmed for me at the time, that I was being attacked by witchcraft. I was very grateful to finally understand a little what was happening to me. Thank you for your insights James.

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  • May 10, 2021 at 5:48 am
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    My mom has “seen things” all my life. It’s just normal…she is 93 and lives with us now. We got the deliverance prayer book by Fr. Ripperger and have been praying the binding prayer he suggested most every day. She doesn’t see the things anymore! She has attacks of depression still. But seems stronger. She won’t embrace the Catholic faith….still hopeful.

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    • May 10, 2021 at 6:27 am
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      Those prayers are very powerful. I’m so glad he put that book together for the faithful. And look how it helped free your mom from seeing things. That is so great. God’s mercy is endless. It is so true that as we embrace our faith more fiercely, we want everyone we love to be catholic. All we can do is pray and hope as you said.

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      • May 2, 2022 at 9:42 pm
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        It’s not about being a catholic. It isn’t about religion AT ALL. It’s about having a relationship with Jesus Christ. A real relationship so that he will know you and you will know him. Follow Jesus Christ not religion. Please pray with a sincere and humble heart that is open to truth and correction. If you’ve read the Bible completely yourself you can verify what I am saying is scripture not my opinion.

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        • May 3, 2022 at 12:51 pm
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          Hi Jeannie, first, I’d like to say that you’re right it is about a relationship with Jesus. Jesus is the center of the Catholic faith, and participation in the Mass and the sacraments help foster that relationship, as well as prayer, adoration, and scripture reading. Scripture is the living word of God, and it is also central to the Catholic faith. I am not here to judge anyone or any religion. I speak about the things that happened to me from a catholic standpoint because I am Catholic and it is where I have found healing. Reading the bible is very important, but without religion or any kind of hierarchy to help people understand and discern scripture, it leaves it open to misinterpretation. The Catholic faith is truth, and it has guided me my whole life. The Church and the sacraments saved me from the evils of witchcraft and helped me heal from those attacks, so nothing will change the love and commitment I have for my God or the catholic faith He has so kindly given me.

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