Bible Question:

Can angels or evil spirits come and stay in one's house? I believe I have angels and evil spirits in my house. I can hear them make noises, and I feel different temperature changes. I was getting sick, and I had pastors pray for the evil spirits to leave. I was anointed with oil, and I brought home prayer cloths. I also anointed them with oil. Why is this happening to me?

Bible Answer:

Yes, angels and evil spirits can enter your home. For example, the archangel Gabriel entered the temple in Jerusalem to speak to the priest Zacharias about his future son, John the Baptist (Luke 1:7-23). He simply appeared inside the room where the priest was ministering. The same angel also entered Mary’s home in order to announce that she would give birth to Jesus Christ (Luke 1:26-35). If holy angels can enter a closed room, then evil spirits can too! Evil spirits, or demons, are angels also. They are fallen angels. Therefore, evil spirits can also enter our homes, places of business, and any other place that they desire. We would encourage you to read the study “Angels – Good & Evil” in order to understand more about angels and evil spirits.

Why would evil spirits or demons enter your home? While we do not know if demons are present in your home, we know that you are vulnerable to demonic activity if you have never believed in Jesus Christ. A person who has believed in Jesus Christ and commits his or her life to God has the Holy Spirit living within (Rom. 8:9). Demons or evil spirits can never possess the body of a true Christian, since the Holy Spirit is living inside.

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. (NASB) 1 John 4:14

Yet, you are vulnerable to attacks. God allows demons to attack some individuals in order to spiritually transform us. Why is this happening to you? We would encourage you to read the following question and response, “How can we tell if our suffering is from God or the devil?


Do you believe that Jesus is God? Have you ever asked Him to forgive your sins and take over your life? I would encourage you to read Searching for God and Marks of a Christian. Make sure that you are a Christian! If you have given your life to Christ spend as much time as you can reading the Bible and ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit.

Suggested Links:

Searching For God
Marks of a Christian
How can we tell if our suffering is from God or the devil?