Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Luke 11:26
BIBLE READING LUKE 11:24-26
24. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
25. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
26. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Scientists have established that there is no vacuum anywhere in the world.
It is the same in the Spirit realm; wherever the Spirit of God is not present, an evil spirit takes a seat.
This is why many people keep going for deliverance sessions trying to get rid of the same demon over and over again.
It is not that the demon did not leave the first time, only that, when it did, the delivered fellow did not invite the Spirit of God into his/her heart to dwell, hence the demon came back with a legion to take over the heart.
Such people end up worse than they were before they went for the deliverance session.
"See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you." John 5:14
In the Bible verse above, when Jesus chased the disease-causing demon out of the life of the man at the pool of Bethesda, He warned him not to go back into sin, lest a demon with a worse disease enter into him.
If you want total and permanent freedom from demons, you must keep your heart filled with the Holy Spirit.
Have you recently become free from the hold of pornography, alcohol, hard drugs, sexual immorality or cultism?.
This is the time to constantly read your Bible and pray, because if you just keep rejoicing in your freedom without growing in grace, you would soon find yourself back in your old ways, or even worse.
This is why many return to their old addictions.
Deliverance ministers should also not leave a person alone after praying for him/her.
There must be a proper follow-up to ensure the Spirit of the Lord is fully formed in such a person.
Teach them to read their Bible daily, to pray and be a part of the fellowship.
Follow-up is the real deliverance; it is what determines if all the efforts in getting a person delivered are worth it or not.
It gives an assurance that you did not leave the person worse than you met him/her.
Never leave a vacuum for the devil to take advantage of. Welcome the Holy Spirit today.
Deliverance is not complete until the Holy Spirit is fully formed in the delivered.
BIBLE READING IN ONE YEAR: LUKE 12:1-59, LUKE 13:1-35
HYMN: I AM THINE O LORD
1. I am Thine O Lord
I have heard Thy voice
And it told Thy love to me
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.
Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord
By the pow’r of grace divine
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope
And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend.
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
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