Years ago, I encountered and experienced the demonic spirit of Pan. I felt it important to write this article so people who have encountered the same type of experience from the enemy would receive understanding and no longer be ignorant of one of Satan’s devices. I believe when understanding is released it sets a person free from most anything that is causing hurt or confusion in their life. When truth is revealed, it always has the attitude of freedom in a person’s life. I have encountered several people throughout my life who think they have something wrong with them, only to find out it was the enemy sending his lying tactics to their mind. When they received true understanding it set them completely free and joy entered back into their life.
About six years ago I had a visitation of what I would call a creature from the ancient world of darkness. I was living in a cabin tucked away in the mountains of the Carolinas. In the middle of the night I woke and went into our restroom. I suddenly heard our cabin door open and the sound of two animal hooves began walking across our hardwood floors. I looked and there stood a demonic beast that had the appearance of a goat from the waist down and his upper half was in the shape of a man with two horns coming out of his head. I immediately felt my heart begin to beat immensely with fear and panic, and I realized this was being sent from the beast. I knew this visitation was not from the Lord. However, I knew that the Lord had allowed it to happen for my good. Romans 8:28 says we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
I asked the Spirit, “Who is this creature?” Immediately He said, “Pan”. I had never heard that name before, but later I would search out the word and get understanding of this demonic spirit. Pan then spoke to me with a prideful, arrogant attitude, mixed with great hate. He said, “ I am going to do everything I can to take you out.” I then replied, “You must leave now.” With a hateful groan, he turned around and left the cabin.
The Nature of Pan
After this encounter I began prayerfully seeking information and revelation from the Lord on this creature. I found that he was a mythology Greek creature. Many creatures, or demonic spirits, that have been called mythological gods are not mythology at all. They are real in the kingdom of darkness. Pan’s appearance is with horns, ears, and legs of a goat on a man’s body. His sudden appearance was supposed to cause terror similar to a stampeding herd. The word “panic” is derived from his name. Even today he is roaming to and fro devouring people with fear and panic. This spirit is responsible for deaths, panic and anxiety, heart attacks, hospitalizations, often resulting in people taking prescription drugs. People normally feel in their body that they can’t breath and their heart begins to beat seemingly uncontrollably. This causes fear to rise and makes the person think that they have to be rushed to the hospital. One of the ancient practices to worship Pan was to have immoral parties to him. Perversion is also one of the common tactics from this spirit. People who give into his plan allow Pan to create bondage and shame upon their lives. This results in major torment, high anxiety, physical heart pains and feelings of insanity as well. I believe the Lord wants to put an end to this spirit’s authority on the earth by waking people up to their true authority and identity in Christ. Because of what Jesus has done for us through the cross, it’s clear that God has given His people authority on the earth as in heaven. Through the cro, He disarmed principalities and powers and made them a public spectacle. (Colossians 2:15) Jesus then said that He gave us authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. (Luke 10:19) The Lord wants His people to expose and bring this spirit down.
If we keep allowing these demonic attacks of the enemy to keep pushing us back in our minds, we will delay the awakening of who we really are and never enter in to our full potential in Christ. It is time to awaken! . Romans 13:11-14 says, Now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
Paul also says in Eph. 6:12-13 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:12-13)
Basically, what Paul is saying to us here, is we have authority. We are now, not will be, but now, a warrior with authority on the earth and in the heavens. Even when we were dead in trespasses, Jesus made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. God wants us now to clean up the rest of the earth of all of the demonic activity, by casting them out of our realm here on the earth and into that place prepared for them.
Why Do People Get Attacked?
I believe the Lord showed me one of the reasons why so hard the enemy hits people. It’s because from the beginning God made man in His image. We are the only ones in the earth and in heave that He has made to look and be like Him. Since the beginning the enemy has been very jealous of mankind because man is the one that received the true blessing. That blessing is to be like God on the earth as He is in heaven. You can see the pictures of this jealousy through out the whole Bible. From Cain and Abel, Joseph and his brothers, Samson and the Philistines, Elijah and Jezebel, David with Saul, and Jesus with his own people. And lastly Satan himself wanted to ascend and be like God, but was cast down to Sheol.
If you are dealing with the symptoms that I have describe and feel as though you are being attacked by the spirit of Pan, I pray right now for the Holy Spirit to come upon you and drive out this spirit in your life. That you may come into the fullness of who you were called to be, and no longer be in slaved by the enemies mind, but to be free and live in the Spirit of God.
If you encounter this spirit to come again upon your life, just speaking to it in saying, “I release the spirit of Pan’s assignment off my life and send you back where you came from.” You can even do this for others that are being tormented by this power as well. Go change the world!