In Mark ch. 5, Jesus cast out a legion of demons and allowed them to enter violently into a heard of pigs. After he was freed from demons, Jesus told him:
“Go back home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how kind he has been to you” (Mk. 5:19, GNT).
Some believe this man formerly had a broken relationship with his family, people, or friends and his bitterness, anger and brokenness became a key to an open doorway that led to demonic possession. Can broken relationships cause a spiritual disorder in people? Not necessarily, but I believe it potentially can. When people experience deep distress and trauma due to broken relationships, bitterness, anger, depression, etc., can take over their lives. If they do not deal with their brokenness, it can become a doorway for the evil one to enter in, resulting in demonic depression, oppression or even eventually possession. We don’t talk much about demonic possession much in church today. As Christians, we desire God’s will for unity in the Church, in our communities, in our families, and in our relationships. The devil aims to cause disruption, dissensions, disunity, and will go as far to cause hate, if possible. We pray against this spiritual darkness pray for the peace of Christ to bring harmony and love.
I recently watched this on YouTube: A Roman Catholic priest and an experienced and knowledgable exorcist, Fr. Vince Lampert, said the man in Mark 5:19 resulted because he had a broken family relationship that enabled the devil into his life. It’s a very interesting and educational presentation on casting out demons. Stuff we rarely hear about in the Church today.