WHY YOU CAN’T STOP!

Why can’t you stop once you start looking at pornography? Why do urges seem to come out of nowhere and push you unyieldingly towards pornography? Why do you often feel out of control when it comes to pornography?

As I have visited with many people struggling with pornography addiction, I have become increasingly aware that there is so much going on behind the scenes, that the addict is typically unaware of. What is the real problem going on behind the scenes? Pornography addiction has Satan’s fingerprints all over it, yet most people don’t seem to notice these clues. Satan is good at flying below the radar, undetected. Often a person will do everything they can to overcome porn addiction, except one critical step; dismiss Satan and his forces and turn to Christ. Many try to turn to Christ, but fail because they have not severed an unknown connection to Satan.

You may be wondering just what I am talking about. Let me give some further insight. Back in the mid 1980’s I read a book called, “Return from Tomorrow.” It was a description of a  man’s near death experience. During a critical health problem, his spirit left his body, and he saw many things on a spiritual level. Among other things, when this man’s spirit was out of his body, he went into a bar where alcoholic drinks were being served. He said he could see that the bar was full of spirits of people who had lived and died addicted to alcohol. He said that their spirits still craved the alcohol, and they were trying desperately to get to the drinks. They were frustrated that they couldn’t pick up the bottles and glasses of liquor. He described how whenever possible they would enter into the body of a living person to try and share in their experience of being intoxicated.

So, when I started working with pornography addiction, I wondered about the possibility of spirits who died with sexual addictions playing a role in pornography addiction. I asked a few of the people I was helping to command, in the name of Jesus Christ, satanic and unclean spirits to leave that were contributing to their cravings. I was amazed at the results. Immediately they would report a significant decrease in their cravings for pornography. This told me that much of the craving they felt for pornography wasn’t their own craving, but the cravings of these spirits. Once the cravings of these spirits were gone, there was almost nothing left, and what was left was much easier to address.

In December of 2012 I was introduced to a book called Visions of Glory, by John Pontius. This was also a book describing a man’s near death experience, actually 3 near death experiences. In one of these, he was shown a man viewing pornography, and people engaged in other addictive behavior,  and it verified what I had discovered about these other spirits playing a significant role in porn addiction. I quote from the book:

“Evil Spirits and Temptation

We didn’t walk out the door, I just found myself in a different place. We were in a small home office. It was late at night. A young man in his underwear came into the room quietly, looking around him stealthily as he entered. He closed the door softly without turning on the light. He went to a computer and turned it on. As he waited for the computer to warm up, I felt a growing sense of excitement coming from him. I knew that his wife and two sons and baby daughter were asleep elsewhere in the house, and that he intended to view pornography. I understood this just by being in the room with him. As with previous experiences, I understood everything about him – his life, his decisions, his desires, his distress. I perceived that he was a good man, a returned missionary, and presently serving in his quorum presidency.

My guide said to me, “He is here to view pornography.”

I saw eight spirits enter the room. Four of these were evil spirits who had once been mortal, the other half were unborn evil spirits – Satan’s minions. The disembodied looked human, and wore clothing typical of the period in which they had died. The evil spirits were less substantial, generally smaller, with misshapen features, making them look slightly inhuman. They were agitated, very active, jumping around in a frenzy, shouting their commands to the young man in excited voices.

The disembodied spirits said very little at first. They had very little ability to be heard by the young man. They were there trying to satisfy their own sexual passion they had developed during their own lives. There were both male and female spirits. Their sexual addiction had followed them into the spirit world. Their addiction was unending, painful and impossible to satisfy. It haunted them. They were desperate to try to satisfy it endlessly. They were very pleased that they were going to shortly experience it through this young man. They were very intent, watching him, urging him on though he could not hear them. They were not looking at the porn on the computer screen, they were watching him very closely, putting their faces in his face and screaming at him, mocking and taunting him. They didn’t care about the images; they cared about sharing the body sensation of sexual gratification.

The unborn evil spirits were there to trap him, to entice him on, to remind him of the upcoming thrill. They cared nothing for experiencing his passion. They had never had a body, and were not capable of understanding the thrill – they were there to control him, to make him obey their words, to keep him involved and under their “spell” as long as possible.

They gathered around him, waiting for him to become fully involved in the sexual ecstasy he hoped for by viewing these images. The evil ones were reminding him of certain websites, urging him to go on, whispering to him how thrilling it was going to be. They told him which images to view, and how he should feel about them. They argued against his conscience, giving him many reasons to ignore the voice of his conscience, and carry on. They placed their hands on him time after time, causing him to feel thrill after thrill. They urged him as he clicked at his computer to seek after the thrill, to remember it, to need it more than anything else. They were most interested in keeping him focused upon his own body, and his own thrills so effectively that he could not feel his relationship to Christ, the Holy Spirit, or remember his family. All he could think of was himself and the guaranteed gratification that was just a click away.

The more excited he grew, the more frenzied the evil spirits became. They became more aggressive, jumping at him, hitting him with their hands and cursing. It was a loathsome thing to see.

I realized even more powerfully from seeing this that all addictions are purely selfish; they guarantee the instant gratification of the flesh. All relationships are not guaranteed, and the gratification, the positive payback of the relationships must be carefully maintained and worked at. This is the reason that people turn to addictions, because they are instant, require very little work, and the results are guaranteed. It is also the reason evil uses them and promotes them so carefully, because they push the user away from all meaningful relationships, especially those with the divine.

I understood that he had been awakened from his sleep by one of these tempters who had been influencing his dreams, urging him to awaken and need a sexual high. As soon as he made the choice to get out of bed and actually partake, the disembodied spirits had joined in. They were drawn to him like a moth to a search light in a dark sky. They came at once. By accepting the temptation, and deciding to do it, he had given them permission to enter him and experience his sexual thrall with him. I saw many disembodied spirits competing to enter the small room with him. The evil spirits remained at just four.

When he made the decision to partake, all of his good intentions and desires were immediately drowned out by the passion and the control of the evil spirits. The good spirits that had been near him as he slept were forced a distance away until he could not hear them. Eventually they left, driven away by his choices.

When he reached a pinnacle of lust in his body a black tear or rip appeared at the crown of his head. In that instant the disembodied spirits began to attack. They looked like football players tackling the guy with the ball. They were hoping to share just a moment of his physical feelings and excitement. They acted like hungry dogs going after the same carcass. There was fierce competition among them to be in him longer. They fought to be next, screaming and cursing, throwing each other aside to enter. As soon as one or two spirits entered no more could enter. The evil spirits screamed and dove at him repeatedly until a weaker one inside was expelled and they took its place. It seemed to me that the ones who were expelled were exhausted, jerking on the floor as if they were in a sexual thrall themselves, mimicking the actions of the young man at the computer. I tried to turn my face away in disgust, but I could not. The image was before me no matter which way I turned. The evil ones quickly recovered and rejoined the fight to reenter over and over.

The lust and addiction that these disembodied spirits had built up in themselves while alive as mortals still haunted them. They couldn’t get rid of the lust because they did not turn to Jesus Christ, who could have healed them even after their mortal lives ended. Without His grace they couldn’t satisfy the powerful need of the addiction. They couldn’t escape it. Without any way to satisfy the addiction, it caused them pain, and they hunted across the globe for any opportunity to experience the thrill again, and thus lessen their pain even for a brief moment.

My guide communicated to me that when these spirits entered their victim’s body that they could not fully feel what he felt. It was filtered, or buffered to them. It was only partly satisfying, and they could not remain long because of the competition. So, they attacked again and again.

The disembodied spirits were surrounded by darkness, and as they passed through this guy, the darkness they possessed went into him. He could feel it as waves of dark longing, and it urged him to seek harder for more thrilling porn, harder and darker images, urging him from soft images to violent, and even perverse – eventually violent and vile. He resisted at times, and they screamed at him, throwing themselves at him in a frenzy.

When the young man had entered the room, I knew from the light that came with him, that he was a good man. I could see the light which he possessed being dimmed as he sat there. I saw that there was far more glee in Satan’s minions that he was breaking his covenants, than that he viewing pornography. Their glee was greater in the fact that he was a good man, than if he was any off-the-street kind of guy who did this sort of thing without needing much temptation. Their triumph was greater, their conquest was sweeter, and their control over him was more precious, due to the fact that this young man had made covenants to avoid such things. They delighted in the pain that this would cause his wife and family, and relished the opportunity to eventually afflict his wife with all the dark emotions she would feel that would separate her from the Holy Spirit.

My last view of this guy was of him leaning close to the screen, breathing heavily, while unseen by him, the four dark spirits screamed at him to continue, and another dozen disembodied souls threw themselves through him in a frenzy of unsatisfied lust.

One of the most tragic aspects of this scene was that these spirits from the unseen world were offering him a sense of false relationship, giving him the sense of being fulfilled and satisfied by this experience. He was beginning to accept these unseen visitors as his companions and he was starting to enjoy having them, welcoming their influence in helping him to decide to partake once again in his secret world of filth.

In the Bar

The tragedy I felt for this young man was quickly driven from my mind as I found myself outside of a nightclub looking at a line of young people in their 20’s standing in line to enter. I could hear their thoughts. They were longing for the thrill which they hoped was inside. There were more disembodied and evil spirits there than humans. They were standing near the mortals, urging them to continue waiting, telling of the thrill awaiting them.

I next found myself inside. There were many people tightly packed on the dance floor, dancing closely, drinking and smoking. I could hear their thoughts, which were a continual stream of obscenities, rationalizations and sexual lusts. Much of their thinking was much more vile and violent than how they acted. They looked like normal young people on a dance floor. If they could have heard each other thoughts there would have been no restraint at all, but an ensuing scene of bestial lust.

I was both intrigued and repelled. I did not want to experience this darkness. I had never been to such a place, and found this experience very distasteful and disturbing. My spirit guide remained beside me, and I felt comforted by the fact that he did not seem affected by this scene.

As in the line outside, there were more disembodied and evil spirits here than there were mortals. Just as with the young man viewing pornography, the evil spirits were focused on specific people, those who were thinking and feeling the greatest lust and thrall. They grew more aggressive in urging them to think darker thoughts and have stronger lusts.

The disembodied spirits were waiting for specific feelings to arise in the humans. Some were looking for sexual fantasy, some for intoxication, some for drug-induced euphoria, some were seeking violence and domination. When the humans reached a certain state of intoxication, or when they abandoned themselves to the instructions of the evil ones, an opening occurred near the crown of their heads. When it opened, it looked to me like a black tear in their spirit, similar to the young man at the computer. The closest spirit rushed at them and entered like fog being sucked into a vacuum.

The other disembodied spirits rushed forward, pushing and fighting to be next. When an evil spirit entered into a human they only remained for a few seconds, or a few minutes at most – depending upon the ability of the spirit. When they were finally expelled, they seemed to squirt out of the body at random points. They seemed exhausted, but satisfied when they came out. They came out violently mimicking the actions of the human. When they realized they were expelled, they screamed and immediately jumped back into the spiritual battle to be next.

Once they were inside, they not only felt a limited portion of what their host was feeling, but they could be heard. Their dark passion added to the height of the thrall in their host. They urged their hosts to do things, to escalate the situation, to more aggressively seek greater thrills.

I saw other disembodied spirits going around the room. They would pause to listen to conversations, watching people’s behavior, trying to find someone most likely to feed their needs. It seemed evident that they could not read people’s thoughts, but they were masters at judging and reading people’s intent. They also listened to the evil spirits and what they were urging. If someone was successfully resisting the evil suggestions, the disembodied would move on. If someone was about to “open up” many disembodied spirits converged upon them.

The disembodied spirits were waiting for the mortals to be beat down by the evil minions. They were working together. They evil spirits wanted to spiritually destroy their targets so that they could obtain permanent control over them, and cared nothing for the experience of the mortals. The disembodied delighted in the physical sensations of the mortals, and had no desire to dominate, only to prolong the experience.

From the evil spirits perspective, having a mortal yield to their temptations gave them power over the mortal. If they suggested an act, and the mortal did exactly that, they set their hooks a little deeper. They were not after the thrill; they were after dominion of the soul, and eventually lifelong control. They knew that if they could tempt with enough cleverness and deception that the human responded – they would gain a little more control. This was their method, but their real goal was to gain enough control that they could keep the Holy Spirit from having any influence in the person’s life at all. They weren’t just trying to control behavior; they were trying to ensnare these people in the chains of hell.

I saw that people who had already been entrapped by them could hardly hear their own thoughts. The voice of the evil ones had become even more powerful than their own mind. They would do anything their evil controllers said, even while thinking it was their own idea, or their own wishes they were fulfilling. Once these evil spirits had total control, they then desired that the mortal should quickly depart mortality, so that their possession became permanent. They thereafter urged them to risky behavior, acts of violence, and even suicide to hasten the day of their mortal death.

The disembodied spirits were not trying to harm the humans so much as to share in their physical thrills and addictions. I saw spirits who were addicted to smoking try to snatch the cigarette out of the hands of the mortal over and over, as if they could not understand why they could not actually grab it.

Through this whole experience I could not only see what the evil ones and the disembodied ones were doing, but I knew what they were thinking, both spirits and mortals. It was more than I could stand, and the scene changed.”

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At the Horse Race

I next found myself at a horse race. Now, I’ve never been to a horse race, and had no idea what one was like. As soon as we arrived all of the thoughts, emotions and experiences of everyone there entered my mind with perfect clarity. It was a large track, with large stands and thousands of people. There was a thrill of excitement in the air, which I very quickly realized was being promoted by tens of thousands of evil spirits.

Almost the same thing was happening here, as at the bar. The evil spirits were working to enhance their control over the mortals by creating this great distraction. Even though the races were less dark and promoted less lust and sexuality by far, it still created an ideal circumstance for the evil spirits to urge them to high passions, desires and fears, with soaring highs and crushing defeats, which kept them far removed from the Holy Spirit of God. The good angels were few in attendance here, being kept away by the mortals yielding their will to the evil ones.

Many of the people at the track were there for the thrill of gambling, which was being highly promoted by the evil ones. Many of the people had lied or deceived to be at the track, and had opened themselves up to the evil ones in so doing. Some were there to drink, to deceive and to satisfy their addiction to gambling. These were surrounded by evil spirits who encouraged them, told them what to feel, urging them to bet on certain horses, giving them a sure feeling of a win, which also guaranteed a crushing defeat. When they won or lost, the disembodied spirits pounced on them to share in the experience.

Here at the track there was a greater opportunity for the good angels to intervene. In the two previous experiences, the people were fully sucked into the evil of the moment. Here, some people were praying. Some were praying to win, some to help with their addiction, some were praying for help to know how to explain their losing so much money to their wife or husband. Even a thought of God, a prayer, a request, an intention to do good, an act of regret or kindness, brought the good angels. They could then surround the person, protecting them from the evil ones for as long as that attitude persisted.

There had to be some act of free will to invite the good spirits. Sometimes the bright angels whispered, “leave this place”. Sometimes it was a suggestion like, “you need to call your wife, or your brother.” Sometimes they gave them a memory, perhaps of a promise, or an event from that person’s life’s experience which encouraged them to make good choices. Then it was up to the mortal. If they followed the prompting, the minions of Satan moved on to someone else. Light began to grow brighter around the person, and the good angels spoke encouragement. They had a chance to think clearly and to escape.

Entertainment

The scene changed again to several rapid views of mortals seeking various entertainments. I saw inside movie theatres, and in homes where people were watching TV. I saw glimpses of amusement parks, casinos and large sports events. I saw people listening to music from stereos and earphones. I saw people laughing at parties, and endlessly hanging out with their friends. I thought these were everyday things of no spiritual significance.

“Why are you showing me these things?” I asked. “What is the significance?”

He replied that these were all of the ways that the people unknowingly move themselves away from the Spirit of the Lord. I realized that in each of these scenes that the good angels were absent, or pushed away some distance. The people in these scenes were so involved in the entertainment that they weren’t listening to the Holy Spirit. They weren’t doing something evil, but they were not listening to God, which was what the evil spirits labored so hard to accomplish in others, yet these were willingly isolating themselves.

I also saw that evil spirits were urging them to view more and more violent or sexual content. They were urging the people listening to the music to become enthralled, to dance and shake and gyrate, to feel sexual or physical highs, to focus of their bodies and physical beauty – anything except God.

I saw people obsessed with eating, with not eating, with dieting, with acting, dancing, performing, dating or school – none of which was inherently evil. They were just so focused upon these things that the voice of the Holy Spirit, as I saw being delivered by the good angels, was pushed far away.

Since we as mortals cannot often see the world of spirits, either good or bad, we are truly ignorant of most that is going on around us. It requires some spiritual insight, usually gained by costly negative experiences, to realize how life works. Mortal life is only a dim reality. The angels live in an eternal realm, which is the brightest and truest reality. Mortal life will end, their lives will not. They know how incredibly important this little time of mortality is, and because they love us, they labor to get our attention and lead us into a life that will end in glory.

Spiritual Gifts

I was shown how gifts work. There are good gifts, and there are evil gifts. We choose good gifts when we obey the Holy Spirit. These are gifts of love, joy, peace, faith, healings, prophecy and many other gifts. When we repeatedly choose obedience to what is good, we create a spiritual link with Jesus Christ. He changes us into His spiritual likeness, and we grow brighter and brighter in this process until we become children of light, and we receive our wages from our Savior.

We choose evil gifts by obeying the temptations of evil spirits, which is the same thing as saying, to yield to a temptation from Satan. We choose evil gifts by obeying a lust to obtain some physical thrill or high. When we give in to any amount of evil we are creating a spiritual link, like coupling train cars together, and when we allow this to happen over and over, we are changed, darkened, dragged down, until we become servants of darkness, and we receive our wages from the master of darkness.

I observed that there are many people who are governed by the voice of Jesus Christ, who are like lanterns being carried through darkness. They push the darkness away by their approach, and the dark angels must depart. Evil beings are powerless to penetrate it, and are compelled to depart.

The same thing is true of people who are ruled by evil. They become lamps of darkness, and push the light away. They become a force of darkness even while walking in the brightness of spiritual day. Everyone who associates with them is darkened by them, and the good angels are powerless to penetrate it – until that person by an act of free will asks for help, or prays for guidance.

The Chains of Hell

I saw that when any person manifests even the smallest particle of faith, even just a thought, or an idea – anything that moves them toward hope, or happiness, or faith in Jesus Christ – then the darkness is penetrated by a small degree of light, and the voice of truth once again speaks as the Still Small Voice. If they choose to respond correctly to that light, the darkness will begin to lift. There will still be a long road and many more correct choices to make, but the process is begun.

The “chains of hell” are when a person becomes so enamored with their lives of darkness that they can no longer even hear the Still Small Voice of the angels shouting truth from the distance to which they have been pushed. When a person yields to this degree they lose their moral compass and can no longer tell the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, love and lust, and eventually, mercy and murder. The only “good” they acknowledge is whatever brings them the fastest satisfaction of their lusts and addictions, and no price seems too high.

The Ministry of Angels

I saw the angels of light who are assigned to us. They are very real. They have direct access to Christ’s guidance and are anxiously engaged in our lives. They remain with us throughout our lives unless we choose darkness by our thoughts, acts or words. Their ability to direct, influence and guide us is completely controlled by our choices.

I saw that when any person manifests even the smallest particle of faith, even just a thought, or an idea – anything that moves them toward hope, or happiness, or faith in Jesus Christ – then the darkness is penetrated by a small degree of light, and the voice of truth once again speaks as the Still Small Voice. If they choose to respond correctly to that light, the darkness will begin to lift. There will still be a long road and many more correct choices to make, but the process is begun.

The “chains of hell” are when a person becomes so enamored with their lives of darkness that they can no longer even hear the Still Small Voice of the angels shouting truth from the distance to which they have been pushed. When a person yields to this degree they lose their moral compass and can no longer tell the difference between good and evil, right and wrong, love and lust, and eventually, mercy and murder. The only “good” they acknowledge is whatever brings them the fastest satisfaction of their lusts and addictions, and no price seems too high. I saw the angels of light who are assigned to us. They are very real. They have direct access to Christ’s guidance and are anxiously engaged in our lives. They remain with us throughout our lives unless we choose darkness by our thoughts, acts or words. Their ability to direct, influence and guide us is completely controlled by our choices. ” end quote

All of this is what is really going on. A person struggling with pornography addiction isn’t just struggling with his own desires, he is wrestling with the cravings of many others wanting to use his body to experience gratification. He is blinded by evil spirits whose only intention is either to destroy everything good in his life, or use him like a puppet. That is why a person has such a hard time stopping once they start. That is why urges seem to come out of nowhere, and why this problem feels so out of control.

But there is hope. Because of Jesus Christ there is nothing to fear here, we just need to be aware of what is really going on, and address is appropriately. With Christ’s help any addict can be free from the chains of addiction. That is what I have seen over and over again. Please look at the rest of the material on this blog, as I am sharing with you the Christ-centered tools that help you be free from the plague of pornography. And if you would like my help, don’t even hesitate to ask, I am here to help! God bless you!

I recommend you now read the post called “Addressing what is really going on – a different approach to addiction recovery,” or listen to the audio testimonial, or read the testimonial page and see what people have experienced with this approach.

Responses

  1. I totally agree with Arden and what he is teaching about the influence and control of Spirits. All have heard about the angel one shoulder and the devil on the other. I truly believe that pornography is strongly influenced by the adversary and his minions. He will stop at nothing to make as many as he can miserable.
    I have had dramatic results from working with Arden Compton. I was reluctant at first when he mentioned that I was probably being influenced and partially possessed with these Spirits, but when these were released I remember weeping strongly and then finally feeling more in control of myself. Please do not overlook this because it’s weird. What is weirder than having a relationship with a computer. Seriously!
    As someone who has been addicted to pornography for over 20 years I am noticing that I am changing patterns and a big part of this is getting the evil out of my life.
    One of the things that I have had to accept is that as a human being living in a fallen world, I will always need to be engaged in good things and growing or I will drift. One of my mentors has taught me that “Either you’re green and growing or ripe and rotton”. There is no auto pilot for life. We must be awake and find something that will take the place fof the darkness.
    I will be forever indebted to Arden for being there for me and for helping me toward the light even at those times when I felt I was too unworthy to even let light in
    If you are sitting on the fence about whether or not to call Arden, don’t hesitate to call him.
    Sincerely,

    Joe (Spingville UT)

  2. One more thing that is important to mention is that Arden DOES NOT release these entities. He coaches people through how to do this NOT using the priesthood but through the name of Christ. See Mark 9:38-40. Jesus’ disciples were complaining to him that there was a man casting out devils in his name and they forbade them. Jesus said “forbid him not”. This is a good work and I am glad he has the faith and courage to help people to do this.

    Joe (Springville UT)

  3. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you actually recognize
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  4. Just discovered this blog!! wow, this is intense stuff. This really makes the reality of addiction so much more real. These devils and evil spirits are a real thing. They desperately want us to indulge. Lust is simply too much for me to handle. I HAVE to rely on the power of Christ and the Holy Ghost to endure the triggers and satanic attacks.

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