Spirits More Wicked Than They | 6.4.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church
Spirits More Wicked Than They
“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” Luke 11:24-26 NKJV
Just prior to this Jesus was being accused of casting out demons by the devils power and they wanted a sign of His authority
“But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.” Luke 11:20-22 NKJV
Jesus states Him casting out spirits is the kingdom of God coming and says He is stronger than demonic power
Jesus next statement is a call demanding a side be taken!
“He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” Luke 11:23 NKJV
You are either on the Lord’s side or the devil’s side
Joshua 24:15 choose this day whom you will serve
“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” I Kings 18:21
Jesus follows this scripture of choosing a side with the following…
Luke 11:24-26. About unclean spirits leaving a man
The unclean spirit which was cast out called the house his!
Chilling to know most likely in all of us before salvation demons lived in us or controlled our life
We all needed saving thus the reason Jesus came
From this verse we see something necessitates action on the part of the delivered
“Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”. II Corinthians 6:17-18 NKJV
God calls us out from all things unclean and to stay away from unclean and says as we do He will be a Father and we are then sons and daughters
There are things God calls unclean
Now if we determine to not fear the Lord and separate ourselves we open ourselves up to wickedness.
“Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” Luke 11:26 NKJV
Man healed at pool of Bethsesda and Jesus says to him
“See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” John 5:14 NKJV
You do not get to pick which wicked demons come with the one you are allowing back in
For instance you allow in a spirit of drugs or alcohol and submit to it after deliverance. You do not get to decide which worst demons he gets to come back with
He may bring in fear, suicide walked in with him. He may bring with him lust
If you open back a door of lust and submit to it you do not get to decide and tell that spirit you only want lust for the opposite sex. That spirit may bring with it abnormal sexual desires
If you are taken over by a compromising spirit you do not get to decide what other spirits come with him
The church has fallen into the lap of compromise and now they want to say we will only allow this in and we will have power to say who can come with him
Well gross perversion has walked in with him.
After this the people say they want a sign of his authority. Luke 11:29
“And while the crowds were thickly gathered together, He began to say, “This is an evil generation. It seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation.” Luke 11:29-30 NKJV
Jonah in the belly of the fish 3 days and 3 nights so Jesus was in the belly of the earth
Jonah dead for 3 days and resurrected so Jesus dead 3 days and resurrected
They wanted a sign to satisfy their inquisitive appetite but the Lord said the only sign will be his death and resurrection
Jonah so to speak died and rose again and then preached repent
No disaster befell Nineveh within the 40 days but indeed the city was transformed in that period as Jonah said it would, because the people listened to Jonah and repented. The wicked rebellious city of Nineveh was replaced with a righteous city, except that this transformation occurred not because of disaster but because of repentance.Interestingly, Nineveh eventually fell back into its wicked ways after the time of Jonah
Jesus died and rose again and His message was to repent through His church.
“Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”. Acts 2:38, 40 NKJV
40 years after the Lord left the earth judgment fell as it did on Nineveh on Jerusalem
In all repentance is preached and salvation is provided to those who call on His Name. The threat of demonic power returning is there we must continue in the faith to the death