Spiritual Warfare, Understanding Content and Context of The Scriptures
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he comes, 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”? Matthew 12:43-45.
It is customary for the average person to read the pages of the Holy Bible and not take note of the characters in the text. Such as who’s speaking in the text, who or what is being addressed in the text. What is being said and how what is being said ought to be applied to our daily lives.
The above scripture is providing some fundamental but much-overlooked knowledge as it relates to the invisible forces that challenge us daily, otherwise known as demons, evil spirits, unclean spirits, etc.
Unclean spirits or demons are spirits WITHOUT a physical human body. As a result of this, this makes them illegal in the earth. Thus they seek the use of a physical body to legally participate in earthly matters. This is why Satan used the body of a snake/Serpent to achieve his objective with Eve. The reality is most folks will tell you that the most potent part of their being is their spirit.
However, to the contrary, the most influential part of your person is your “BODY” as long as you’ exist on the earth. Again, this explains why demons/evil spirits are always seeking and fighting for a body to possess. As a quick example, do you recall in scripture when Jesus was delivering a certain man from tormenting evil spirit which had already possess the man? Well, before Jesus cast these evil spirits out of the human body, they literally beg Jesus to send them into the pigs that were nearby, amazingly Jesus granted their request, Matthew 8:31.
In an attempt to convince you further of the importance of your physical body and how much it makes you legal in the earth. The moment you die, your human spirit is EVICTED from your physical body, and by extension, your human spirit is evicted from the earth. This explains why scripture clearly says that the dead has no more portion in the earth, Ecclesiastes 9:5-10.
With those brief facts said, the above initial scripture clearly says to us, “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man.” So, this is empirical evidence that evil spirits have the ability to traffic in and out of a person’s life.
However, they can not do it at will, but there must be a legal, spiritual reason or cause for it, according to Proverbs 26:2. Secondly, we’re told that this evil spirit walks into dry places. For anything to walk, it would suggest it has legs, so evil spirits have legs. Thirdly, scripture goes on to say that once it’s evicted from its human host, it goes about seeking rest. Therefore it is restless until or unless it inhabits a body, in particular, a human body.
We are further advised that in its quest to obtain rest but is unable to achieve rest. This evil spirit says to itself let him return unto his house, which he’s referring to as his former human host. Now, the response of this spirit is quite interesting because it’s now being revealed that spirits can reason, calculate, assess situations, and maters, thus, further suggesting that they have a degree of intelligence.
The scripture further informs the reader that when this evil spirit returns to his former host, he discovers that he has no legal grounds to re-enter his human host. However, he does not give up like most Believers of Jesus Christ would do. Instead, he resorts to the spiritual law of unity found in Genesis 11:6 and Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.
Amazingly, this evil spirit has concluded that not only would he require teamwork to achieve his mission, but whomever he chooses, they must be of a higher power! Well, the scripture concludes by saying that these intelligent and persistent spirits not only achieve their objective by fully possessing this person, but the last state of that man is worse than the first.
The bottom line is these evil spirits are spirits without a body, while we as human beings are spirits with bodies. We are more powerful than they are in the earth because such power has been assigned to us via God the father, according to Genesis 1:28 and Psalm 8:4-6. Both scriptures speak about our dominion over the earth.
Still, Psalms makes it unequivocally clear when it said. “God has given us dominion over the works of his hands (these works include evil spirits) You have put all things under his feet,” again, inclusive of demons being in their rightful position and that is under our feet.
Therefore, If an evil spirit is dominating you in any area of your life, then it is clear based on the above information that you lack such spiritual knowledge. Again, scripture did not say we are being destroyed or failing in life because we are fornicating, lying, stealing, etc. Instead, scripture clearly states that our lack of knowledge will produce the end result of failure and destruction, according to Hosea 4:6 and Isaiah 5:18.
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing
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