Monitoring spirits have many aliases such as: familiar spirits, ancestral spirits, masquerading spirits or watchers. A monitoring spirit is a spirit that monitors:
- How you do things
- Who you converse with
- Details concerning your past/ present relationships or friendships
Just as angels are assigned to protect the children of God, the enemy has assigned monitoring spirits to many people to gather information to plan a spiritual attack. Below are scriptures that refer to angelic protection that the children of God receive:
“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them,” Psalm 34:7.
“For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways,” Psalm 91:11.
“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared,” Exodus 23:20.
“And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them,” Exodus 14:19.
“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Hebrews 1:13-14.
Monitoring Spirits often attack the saints of God in the dreams. Cats, dogs, black birds, rats and wolves are all examples of animals that many people have seen in dreams (and in reality) that symbolize a monitoring spirit.
In the world of witchcraft, a witchcraft practitioner (by the advice of their client) would send a monitoring spirit into a cat, bird or dog to monitor the activities of their victim or a particular place. Keep your eyes open and be observant about the people (and the animals) that consistently “pop up” in your life.
People who are led by monitoring spirits also have a habit of mimicking their victims to the point they want to be them. I’ve seen people who are led by this monitoring spirit go to the extent of buying the same house and car as the person they are “monitoring.”
It’s important to realize that the person is being led by an unclean spirit. If you feel attacked by monitoring spirits/familiar spirits, it’s important to not engage the person/persons in a “fleshly” manner.
Monitoring spirits also love to give gifts and money. Be sure that you get rid of everything that was given to you by a person that is being led by a monitoring spirits. This can include things such as: phones, clothes, furniture and books. Gifts can act as catalysts for demonic attachments and it’s important to rid yourself of every attachment that keeps that monitoring spirit connected to you.
Pay close attention to the people that are in your life. Are they asking too many questions about your future plans and the progress that you are making? Be careful not to reveal too much – build in silence.
If you notice that every time you tell a particular person about your progress concerning a thing and that very thing falls apart – they may have a familiar spirit attached to them.
Most people are unaware that they are carrying this spirit so it is your job to pay attention to who you are sharing information with. Understand, everyone does not want you to succeed. Monitoring spirits accompany spirits of jealousy and spirits of control/ manipulation.
When monitoring spirits accompany spirits of jealousy, envy and sabotage are soon to follow. Just because the enemy is uncomfortable, does not mean that the enemy can thwart the plan of God.
The spirit of jealousy can cause insecurities in the heart of the believer, which can delay kingdom advancement. It’s impossible to reason with a jealous person, do not feel pressured to explain yourself to a person led by a monitoring spirit/jealous spirit. You will only be adding fuel to the fire and feeding that spirit information concerning you.
Be discerning and respectable. Handle the situation with grace and in the power of the spirit. When monitoring spirit usually act as eunuchs to Jezebel spirits.
Below is a prayer against monitoring/ familiar spirits. If you need personal prayer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the name of Jesus, I bind Satan, all territorial spirits, every principality, power spirit, ruler of the darkness, wicked spirit in high places.
I take divine authority over every familiar spirits, spirits above them, around them and below them, known or unknown. I bind them all assignments against my life, assignments against my spouse (assignments against my future spouse, assignments against my children (assignments against my future children), family members and friends.
I declare that the monitoring spirit has no control over all I possess and things that I will possess.
I declare that I am loosed from their operations in the name of Jesus.
I break their power and communication lines.
I break their supply lines.
I declare that all of their plans and activities will be thrown into continual confusion and disarray by the power of the name of Jesus.
It is so, Amen.
~ Dee Evans
Dee Evans is the founder of Dee Evans Ministries International and Koinonia Training and Consulting. She currently mentors ministers and leaders throughout the USA, Africa, and Pakistan. With a passion for training prophets and leaders for the 21st century church. Her ministry emphasizes the importance of worship, prayer, intercession, and deliverance. Chesapeake, VA.