KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:27 KJV” Neither give place to the devil”.
Our key scripture instructs us not to give place to the devil. This suggests that demons can have a place in a Christian. A Christian cannot be possessed by a demon, in the sense of taking over his spirit which has been born again, yet if he keeps yielding to the devil then he can be possessed, meaning he has lost his salvation. A Christian can have a demon that can oppress him or her. Demons keep suggesting thoughts into a believer’s mind. If the Christian accepts those thoughts and allows them to stay in his life over a long time, a demon will take a place in him.
2nd Corinth 10:5, says, every thought or imagination that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ becomes a strong hold if allowed to stay. As we explained in the previous study a stronghold can become a protective fortress for a demon. Any thought that is a lie or unscriptural that a child of God accepts or believes is a stronghold in his life. If a Christian entertains thoughts of lust and gives excuses when confronted about it, then he is only giving grounds to a demon of lust to occupy his mind. It would spring onslaughts of various forms against him.
Another area that becomes a safe abode to devils, is fear. The brother or sister who gives in to fearful thoughts is creating a protective house for the spirit of fear. (2 Tim 1:7). If fear stays long enough, it will give way to other worse devils. The spirit of infirmity may join. Other worse ones may join if you do not correct the error. Let the word of God correct the lie that created the fear. If the lie is exposed and taken out, the spirit of fear would follow up, and will leave its host without much resistance.
I give no place to the devil by making sure whatever I believe in, is in line with the word of God. The devil has no place in me
2Timothy 1:7 KJV “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.
Ephesians 4:26, 27 KJV Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.