KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:44 KJV “Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.”
The Lord continued with His discussion about, the wickedness of the generation in which he lived (According to scripture the wicked are those who give no regard to God’s word). These people were not diligent about spiritual things. He cited a very important lesson that each one must consider very seriously. He said when a demon is cast out, it goes into dry areas and then comes back. Let’s hold on here, and consider what the Lord was trying to say. He had preached to the people, who received his message yet, were not diligent. He then likened them to demons departing, and returning into them. What point is the Lord making here? We could deduce from the Lord’s statement that, when the message is preached to a people under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, demons depart from them. Most people are unconsciously influenced by demons. This is an issue many would argue against, yet consider what goes on in most homes, work places and what have you? It is not normal for a husband to slap his wife and stamp her belly. It is not normal for a wife to take a knife attempting to stab the husband.
HOW can you explain the case where church members live in fornication? All these have demonic influences (Anyone who is aggressively opposed to Jesus and his teaching is under a demonic power).
The Lord said when a demon leaves an individual, it goes on dry places and comes back to see if the former house is occupied or empty. If empty he goes for seven worse devils to come and occupy the person, making the current state worse than the first. Why can one who was delivered through the power of the word fail to get his or her heart filled with the word? When an individual does not stay committed to God and his word.
What are some of the acts that prevent children of God from being alert and as a result giving grounds to the enemy?
1.Viewing Television constantly (Soap opera)
2.Going to church with the purpose of meeting with friends to chat after church service
3 Having secret sinful habits
4.Watching pornographic videos and photos
5. Carnal mindedness
6.No time for reading, listening and meditating on the scriptures.
7.No time for evangelizing and follow up of the converts.
8.No time for prayer for Souls and other Christians.
9 Browsing mobile phone during church service.
10. Staying away from church services. Heb 10:25
All these give grounds to devils to reinhabit their host.
IF you would avoid the above you would definitely be alert and devils would never find your heart empty to refill again.
I am committed to Christ. I meditate on the word day and night. My delight is to do what the word says. There is no place for devils in my life.
Psalms 1:1-3 (KJV). “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
2nd Peter 1:5-10