Be set free
In Mark 1:23-26 there is a story about a demoniac, a man who was imprisoned by the devil. He was totally demon possessed until he met Jesus. When we think of demon possession, we know the person has been possessed by the devil, and we think of the devil as having ownership over a life. This is true, but often the things leading up to demon possession are not considered or recognized.
There are things that come by mere thoughts, things the devil brings to a person’s mind that may go largely unnoticed. The person accepts the thoughts, even thinking the thoughts are their own, and the thoughts are not dealt with. The thoughts turn into a habit, and the habit turns into an obsession, and the obsession turns into a bondage, an addiction, a prison, and even a possession. There are many little things the devil uses to build places where he may launch an attack for the purpose of controlling a life.
This is why the Bible tells us to constantly judge ourselves to make sure we are staying in the faith. We need to look around and see if there are areas where the devil has crept into our lives or our homes. Look at your conversation. Is the devil there? How about your thoughts? Has he gained an entrance? Wherever you find weakness, you as a believer have authority over the devil. You have everything it takes to withstand him and be successful in your warfare against him. Rise up. Refuse to be defeated, and be set free
May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!