The Enemy Of Our Souls – Who Is He & How Does He Get In?


                                                     Written By Joanie Stahl

I always look forward to hearing back from people after interviews. It’s like that scripture in Psalm 19:4, “Their line is gone out through all the earth, their words to the end of the world.” Our voices are heard through out the world, even to the end of the world on these broadcasts. And our voices proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ in many dimensions. In the latest interview, we discussed Satan’s embezzlement of the Kingdom of God, his intrusion into humanity, his counterfeit methods of deception. I believe as I write this that there are thousands of people who do not know exactly who the enemy is. They know him as a fallen angel who caused a revolution in heaven and led a rebellion as he thought he was equal to, or above God. His intent of usurping God’s throne was his eternal demise. 

His kingdom is bent on deception and murder. We know his name Satan means, “Deceiver” and Liar.” Among other names well suited to him.

But interestingly the Lord does not mention him first as the Liar, but a Murderer and then a Liar. Jesus speaking to the Pharisees said, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44.

Satan has been bent on having worship from humanity. His last and only final attempt while he is here, and while he awaits his dismal end in the Lake of Fire at the end of the One Thousand Year Millennial Reign before God “creates a new heaven and a new earth.”

He immediately went to work on humanity at the immediate onset of the Post-Edenic period when Adam and Eve were cast our and banished from the Garden.

And he has never been slack at trying everything to get his lust satisfied. He is so bent on worship that has caused a bonafide insanity to the point that he even tried to tempt his own Creator to “but bow down” and worship him. This is the account of the temptation of Jesus Christ in the wilderness. See Matthew 4:1-11.

This portion of scripture is premier and one of the most provocative windows of spiritual history meant for all humanity to look into. A true unveiling of his character.

So we know that Satan will have anyone worship him. But he has learned that he cannot come out with it and declare that he is the Devil  who is come to “steal, kill and to destroy.” No. He can’t. He would have no one to bow to him. So he must hide. Satan and his demons are hiders. And they look for alternative ways, means and methods to enter into  homes, families, relationships. He encroaches upon nations and governments and every form of false religions. He doesn’t ask for permission. He takes it. He is a usurper and always will be.

Yes of course there is the overt way that people get vacuumed into it, and that is witchcraft and other forms of Satanic allegiances. If Satan cannot get people to “fall down and worship him,” he will Lord it over people in other ways that are hidden. He offers the seeming good with all the embellishments he offered the Lord. But again, in hidden ways. Satan operates under the law of God. So therefore, he must find a way to enter into the lives of people with their permission. This gives him the legal right to afflict and bind people. One of the ways he does this is by attaching himself to objects. This is one of his oldest  methods of entering into homes. I can go further into “the so-called depths of Satan.” But that will be for another time. Below is a letter that A Minute to Midnite received from one of our listeners. And we felt that it was compelling as well as instructional And keep in mind, the woman that wrote this letter is a Christian.The letter will speak for itself:

I just listened to Joanie Stahl’s Exposing the Darkness, Demons, and Deliverance. I had an experience the other night that confirms a lot of what she shared. I checked out a book from the library over a week ago. I had listened to the author speak and felt no warnings. Subtly I began to have nightmares each night getting worse and during the day demonic harassment finally through the spirit I pinpointed it to the book. I knew I needed to return the book but got caught up during the day under the harassment and forgot. That final night was the worst demonically being targeted and harmed as I struggled to speak in the name of Jesus Christ and rebuke and close the door. It worked temporally and the demonic entity released me but did not leave and hovered around me and even came back toward me. My husband heard me thrashing and moaning in my sleep and mumbling and woke me. I remembered I had forgotten to take care of the book. So me and my husband prayed what to do with the book. We asked if we should remove it to the car out of the house or outside of our property into the field next to us, we have consecrated out house and property to the Lord. I felt a spirit witness to place it in the car. I was traumatized from the experience and just wanted to get rid of the thing. My husband also felt the witness but something was off. As we talked he explained feeling the tingling in his lower abdomen region. I realized I too felt it in my abdominal area and it was not the way I normally feel the Holy Spirit witness to me. I feel the Holy Spirit speak into my heart as a still small voice and then spread through my body. We realized, which scared me more than the demonic entity in my dream, that it was a false witness spirit. That you could mistake the Lords voice if you don’t absolutely know his voice. We asked again and listened this time for the Holy Spirits voice and knew we needed to place the book outside our consecrated space. I believe the demonic entity did not leave because I neglected to obey the Spirit to get rid of the book when I had the chance, I had broken the law and it had legal right. I believe God allowed me to learn this truth for myself. There are false witness spirits deceiving many. They really feel something and it is real. It is what Dr. Michael Lake refers to as the mystery of iniquity, a deep, dark, deception that people believe they are listening to the Lord when it is actually another voice. You’ve had on Carolyn Hamlett sharing her experiences. I don’t know if I missed the warning about the book or the Lord allowed this test, I am currently seeking answers but it is hard not reacting out in fear and doubting and questioning the voice I have been listening to lately and decisions I’ve made. I won’t allow this event to shake me but have found my faith and trust in the Lord while searching to Him for answers. It has been an all out attack and I have had everything thrown at me from familiar spirits, to an all out war for my soul/emotional realms, to physically headaches and “accidents” also wearing me out physically. Some guidance that has helped me. Through another experience I have learned before I open myself to the Lord Jesus Christ or those commissioned by Him to cast out any unclean or evil spirit lurking around. To try the spirits every time! I’m starting to discern false witnesses I have received in the past. Especially what I call Group Suck. You feel group energy harvesting toward a person sort of like at a concert. All just confirming what Joanie said about Satan pressing in on your soul and the Holy Spirit striving to press out of you. Jesus said in Luke 17:21, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” That voice is inside of us not without. It is a part of our very matter of creation. We are admonished to seek the kingdom of God First. What it comes down to is His sheep know his voice and anothers they will not follow. I’m holding onto his promise, “”Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am [he]: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.” John 7-9 If we seek him with all our mind, might, and strength we cannot be lost.

Appreciate all you do feel free to share, Thanks


This letter reveals the reality of Deuteronomy 7:26, “Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.”

Now, Tawnie, is a Christian remember? Her choice to borrow a book from the library was not a book that wasn’t safe. Her choice was based on intelligence and innocency. But the question is, is who owned it before? Evil spirits attach themselves to possessions. Any and all possessions. In things that are apparently innocent. Even from people who give gifts that they are not intimately acquainted with. Or from others who go abroad and bring back trinkets from other nations.

I have one thing to share. My great grandmother told of a story. In her youth growing up in her home. Her aunt and uncle lived there too. Now keep in mind they were Jewish. Her aunt and uncle went abroad on a vacation to Asia, When they returned home, the whole family one by one came down with Typhoid. Everyone was grievously ill. She said that everyone was dying. Nothing they did from their doctors helped. She mentioned that one day while the whole family was in the living room very ill, one of her family members looked up at the fireplace mantle and said to her aunt and uncle, “Hey, as soon as you brought that statue home we have all become violently ill!” It was a statue of Buddha. Her family member took the statue off the mantle in hurry and took it outside and smashed it to pieces. And within two days the whole family was completely healed.

So you see, Satan is an equal opportunity destroyer. Be careful what you bring into your homes. No matter who gives it to you. Or where you find it. Think about where it is from, especially if it is from another nation. I do not espouse paranoia. And that you have to be on some sinister look out for everything. But just think about certain items that are used or antiquated. Or come into your possession by people you do not really know. Trust your deep down intuition. Which is where the Holy Spirit will immediately give you a check. He is in you to protect you, your homes, families and health.

“Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16. Also read the chapters of Joshua 7 and 8 for extra insight.

Peace to you.