Devotion: Do not be empty

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Matthew 12 : 43-44 ” When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he finds it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goes he, and takes with himself 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. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”

strong-faithLiving an empty life is very dangerous. According to the scripture above, when your heart or spirit is empty, there is something that will occupy it. Your spirit was designed to carry something. Therefore fill it with the Word and the Spirit of God before the enemy finds his own stuff to fill it. If you don’t fill it with right stuff, demons may fill it according to the scripture above.

Ephesians 5 : 18 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit…”

Colossians 3 : 16 ” Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;…”

The reason why some people go back to the world or their former conditions after being prayed for and were healed or delivered is because of not filling themselves with the Word and the Spirit. This is also the major cause of backsliding. Such believers may have left themselves empty. As a result demons took some more wicked ones to occupy the empty space.

Therefore ensure that every person should be exposed to the right Word of God every day and be filled by the Spirit. Get the right people to help you if you are still empty before more demons move in.

Prayer
Dear Father, thank you because of your Word and the Holy Ghost. My life is moving forward as I walk in light of your Word. In Jesus Name. Amen
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  1. Thank you for writing that. It is important to know that salvation from Hell is 100% by faith alone; but when you read the Bible, and realise that something you are doing is wrong, you hopefully will be convicted of your guilt and change your life (nevertheless if you don’t change, that does not affect your salvation. (Romans 4:5, 1 Corinthians 3:10-15)

    But Satan knows that he cannot take your soul to Hell anymore, but he can still affect your life. And he will throw temptation in your way to try and drag you back into a sin, especially the one you loved before you gave it up. So like, if you were a drunk and you gave up drink, suddenly your old drinking buddies will pester you to come join them, your work will throw a booze-filled party and invite you, maybe the local bar makes the best steak in town…

    Separately, once an unclean spirit leaves a person, it is restless and tries to go back to its former host, and takes 7 more unclean spirits with it – to bring you even deeper into sin.

    Matthew 12:43-45 – When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 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. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself 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. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

    BUT I would ask, in this passage does it speak of a regular human being, a child of Adam – yes. I don’t see that this refers to a SAVED child of God, saved by faith in Jesus Christ. Because remember, once you get saved, you have the Holy Ghost within you. (1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 2 Corinthians 6:16, 2 Timothy 1:14, Acts 6:5, Ephesians 5:18, Romans 8:9). If you have the Holy Ghost within you, you CANNOT get possessed with devils like unsaved people can.

    Also, is it referring to unclean spirits, AKA demons or devils, or referring to sin? Both are separate issues. I know in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches they have this thing “the devil made me do it” so they yoke sin and demons as being one thing – and this is one reason why they are not saved, since they don’t trust on Jesus alone for salvation but they blame their sins on demons, “repent of their sins” (which honestly, nobody can do 100%, 1 John 1:8) and do some “deliverance” spell to get rid of the sins/demons – so basically they are saying they are not guilty, it’s demons – no, EVERYBODY is guilty of sin, WE choose to commit sin. Maybe Satan makes sin more possible, more palatable, more accessible, but WE fail and commit sin. It is not a demon making you sin!!!

    Demon possession is where people go mad, they cut themselves, they get extremely depressed and suicidal, they get obsessed with death and graveyards – examples are in Matthew 8:28-32, Mark 5:1-16, Luke 8:27-35, Matthew 9:32-33, Matthew 12:22. Also sometimes devils cause people physical ailments as we see in some of those examples.

    Can people get cursed and possessed with devils? Yes. Can SAVED people get cursed and possessed with devils? No. Because when you call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, not only do you get saved and go to Heaven when you die – but you cannot get possessed either!!!

    Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

    2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

    (also Romans 8:38-39, Ephesians 6:11-20)

    But saved believers SHALL still commit sin, because our now-perfect soouls are still trapped within the sinful flesh bodies. And for our sin we SHALL be punished by God while we are alive on earth. See Hebrews 12:4-11. For example, if you are saved but choose to drink alcohol, don’t be surprised if one day you get liver failure. Or if you commit fornication, don’t be surprised if you get a disease.

    Greetings to all – and if you don’t know if you are going to Heaven 100% for certain – get a KJV Bible and read Romans 3:12, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 6:23, Revelation 21:8, Romans 5:7-8, Romans 10:8-13 – in that exact order. Also e.g. John 3:16-18.

    • Too true. Go to a place like England, where people are paid to NOT work; they are at home all day. Now see what they get up to… they live for drinking, smoking, betting and fornication. When we are not busy, it is a perfect time to get thoughts, ideas, and go out and do bad things.

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