“Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can’t see any other solution to their problems. Often it’s related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.

“People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.

“Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.”

“NIH: National Institute of Mental Health”


It is a sad, tragic thing when someone believes there is no hope and decides to end his/her life. Little do many realize that such an act is not only selfish, but self-centered as well. Especially when a parent chooses suicide over remaining alive for his/her children’s sakes. Or if a spouse decides to leave a mate alone because he/she chooses not to continue through life. Such weakness is often a coward’s way out. But what people must realize overall is that suicidal thoughts come from SATAN, from the evil spirit of suicidal thoughts.

Yet there are circumstances where some may not have had a choice, at least by their way of thinking. If they were being persecuted or tortured and could no longer endure the pain or horror of it. Or during certain wars where soldiers may have found it safer to end their lives if captured, rather than suffer through torture and interrogation by the enemy. Only God knows whether these individuals would gain entrance to heaven, especially if they were believers. However, not once in Scripture does it say that God’s people ever committed suicide to avoid suffering or persecution.


Mental illness can often lead to suicide, perhaps because a person’s suffering is great or he/she is confused. Perhaps someone just doesn’t know any better. Often the influence of certain drugs or medications, particularly antidepressants, can lead to a perfectly sane person ending his or her life. But you must understand that mental illness and things related thereto are ALL of SATAN. At least that is my belief. God does permit it, however, for whatever reason. And perhaps mental illness may be related to generational curses on the family of someone with mental illness, which need to be removed. Also, many diseases are caused by evil spirits, from which many can be delivered. But there are many who believe that mental illness is natural and only some of it caused by demons. Either way, the end result is the same. Mental illness and/or demons can drive a person to commit suicide.

“Some people who end their lives or attempt suicide might be trying to escape feelings of rejection, hurt, or loss. Others might be angry, ashamed, or guilty about something. Some people may be worried about disappointing friends or family members. And some may feel unwanted, unloved, victimized, or like they’re a burden to others.”

Personally, I know of a young woman, a friend, who was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest woman I’d ever known, whose life ended tragically. She was a Christian who ended up in a psychiatric unit, where she later hung herself. I cannot, unfortunately, know how the Lord would deal with such a person in the afterlife. A Christian who suffered to the point of suicide. It was a tragic, extremely sad event that few can never understand. I think that, perhaps, she was being tormented and confused by the Adversary for so long that she just lost it and ended her life. I think she felt helpless and victimized by life’s circumstances, over which she had no control.


Now Satan is a powerful foe and seeks to kill all of mankind, especially God’s people. Just look how Adolph Hitler wiped out thousands of Jews during World War II. In the end, he took his own life because he didn’t want to face up to what he had done once the Allies gained the victory. Ultimately, he was a coward…and a dead one at that.

What people need to understand is that SATAN is behind all suicidal thoughts and the temptation to commit suicide. SUICIDE IS NOT OF GOD. IT IS NOT HIS WILL THAT A PERSON TAKE HIS OR HER LIFE. LIFE IS A GIFT, AND ONLY GOD CAN TAKE AWAY THAT GIFT.

The Adversary – SATAN – often uses other people, situations, circumstances, media, all sorts of things to twist the Truth and mentally and physically torment and confuse people. He is good at convincing people that they are worthless and useless, that no one loves them. He tells people that no matter what they do, they are losers and will never be accepted or liked by others. That they are ugly or fat. That they are stupid or twisted in their thinking. SATAN does all sorts of things to bring a person down. The evil spirit of depression is one of the worst. This spirit plays on people’s fears and emotions, often to the point of having to use medication to suppress them or, ultimately, to convince a person to take his/her life.

According to (Mental Health America): “The most common underlying disorder is depression [and] 30% to 70% of suicide victims suffer from major depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder.”


People, you must understand. GOD LOVES YOU. He would never tell you that you are worthless or unloved. You are special in His eyes. He has created you to be exactly who you are. You are made in His image. If you are being tormented by negativity or evil thoughts or other forms of torment, then please seek out a deliverance minister who can cast these evil spirits from you and pray for you. There are also therapists, other pastors or Christians, suicide hotlines, or friends and family members who can help you. And never forget that God is just a prayer away. He will listen when you ask for His help and guide you from there.

Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life. Once you are born of God, of His Spirit, your soul is free from the enemy’s penetration. You may be oppressed by spirits in your body and mind, but SATAN cannot permeate your soul. You are protected by the Holy Spirit of God.


The mind is the enemy’s battlefield. It is there he attacks you. Christians are no different. Which is why the Lord tells us in His Word to be renewed in our minds. (Romans 12:2) We must continually keep our focus on God and all things pure and holy and lovely. (Philippians 4:8) We must take authority over all the evil spirits that try and attack our thoughts. Many do not realize what is happening and allow themselves to be swayed by the enemy. Many people do not trust God as they should and allow SATAN to torment them to the point of suicide. THIS MUST NOT BE.

If a person takes his/her life, it means SATAN has won. He gloats in triumph, knowing that he has convinced someone to turn away from the GOD that he hates and take a precious life, meant for GOD’s service, His Glory. SUICIDE IS NOT OF GOD. IT IS A SIN AGAINST GOD. ONLY GOD HAS A RIGHT TO TAKE YOUR LIFE AWAY. HE HAS A PLAN FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. HIS PLAN IS FOR US TO LIVE, TO HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE…AND TO BE HAPPY.


Suicide is a dark place that no one should ever turn to. It means possible, everlasting darkness in the pits of hell. Once you turn away from God because you didn’t trust Him enough to see you through whatever storm you are facing or going through, then you may be forever lost. Because of SATAN and for no other reason.


SATAN wants to take you out of this world so that you will not fulfill the plan GOD has for you. God created you. Only He can decide when it is your time to go. You must not let the enemy win. You must stand firm on GOD’s Truth and strengthen your heart through prayer and the reading of GOD’s Word. It is through weakness and vulnerability the enemy wins. You must put on the full armour of GOD – daily – in order to stand against the enemy’s wiles. In this way, you will triumph over SATAN and not SATAN over you.

“Or do you not know that your temple is the body of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

“For you were bought at a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

(1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 KJV)

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