How can someone delivered from demons prevent them from coming back?

Demons Can Come Back

Demons can come back and repossess Humans. Jesus said, “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself… and the last state of that man is worse than the first” (Matthew 12:43-45).

Apparently, it is possible for the demons to come back if they find the place ’empty.’ Therefore, the solution would be to fill it with the Lord, the Holy Spirit. The person that got repossessed by demons (represented by the “house”) failed to take a firm stand for God. His intentions were good. He didn’t expect the return of the evil spirit and failed to submit his heart fully to Christ’s control.

Submission to Christ meant giving up some of the cherished sins which he was not ready to repent of. Had he surrendered to Christ, he would have gained new power from the Lord to chase away all evil (Romans 6:16), and the unclean spirit would not been able to re-enter into his heart.

Daily Walk with God

The Christian religion is a daily relationship with the Lord. It is not enough that demons, whether literal or figurative, be cast out of the heart and mind; the Spirit of God must come into the life and be placed in control of the thought and conduct (Ephesians 2:22).

Too often those who have been delivered from the disease of sin experience a relapse and become weaker spiritually than they were at first. Not realizing how careful they must be to run away from temptation and to engulf themselves with good influences, they expose themselves unnecessarily to evil influences and experience deadly results.

Therefore, the Christian’s only safety is in complete surrender to the Lord so that He may live out His perfect life within him. This is the secret of a triumphant Christian life—Christ abiding within and living out in us the same perfect life that He lived here on earth.

Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4). The Christian may abide in Christ by daily study of the Word, prayer and witnessing.

The apostle Paul wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

Paul regarded himself as dead to sin, to the world, and to the temptations of the flesh. These old paths no longer appealed to him, and in his mind there was no place for them. While dead to sin, Paul was very much alive to God. He was as active after conversion as he was before, for the life of a Christian is not one of inactivity

The parable of the demon coming back is a serious warning against mere surface improvement; it is not enough to reject the evil, we must diligently “seek those things which are above” (Colossians 3:1, 2). Jesus invites people saying, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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