BEWARE OF DEMON POSSESSION

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE
Saturday, 18th January, 2014
BEWARE OF DEMON POSSESSION
Memorise:
Then entered Satan into Judas
surnamed Iscariot, being of the
number of the twelve.
Luke 22:3
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Philippians 1-4;
Psalm 18:43-50
Read: 1 Samuel 16:14
14 But the Spirit of the LORD
departed from Saul, and an evil spirit
from the LORD troubled him.
Message
When the Spirit of God left King Saul,
evil spirits came to trouble him.
When God discards someone,
something will happen to the fellow
to make others learn a few lessons.
It is far better never to have been
used by God than to become a
former vessel unto honour. When Eli
was discarded in 1 Samuel 4:10-22:
his two sons died on the same day,
He died too and his daughter-in-law
died during childbirth. If you read
Matthew 10:1, you will discover that
Judas Iscariot once cast out demons.
By the time you get to Luke 22:3, he
was being possessed by the devil
himself. This is why Paul said in 1
Corinthians 9:27 that he keeps his
body under, so that after his race, he
would not become a castaway. Once
God discards you, the devil will take
over.
Right from the Garden of Eden, the
devil has been seeking the
possession of humankind. The only
method he devised and he is still
using today to actualise this objective
is to cause a separation between
man and his Maker through the spirit
of disobedience. The Bible in Genesis
3:4-5 says:
“And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die: For
God doth know that in the day ye eat
thereof, then your eyes shall be
opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.”
King Saul was favoured by God in
that when the children of Israel
demanded a human king in His place,
God installed him as the first human
king of Israel. What was expected of
King Saul was to be a good
representative of the Divine among
His people by complete obedience to
the One who made him king over His
inheritance. Unfortunately, King Saul
began to represent himself in the
kingdom. He literally disobeyed
instructions God gave to him.
Consequently, God took away from
him what actually made him different
from any other man in Israel – the
Holy Spirit! As if this was not
enough, immediately the Spirit of the
Lord left King Saul, demons took
possession of him. There is no
vacuum in nature. It is either you are
under the influence of the Holy Spirit
or you are under the influence of
demons (Ephesians 2:2). My prayer
for someone using this devotional is
that the Spirit of the Lord shall not
depart from you in Jesus’ Name. If
you are not yet born-again, you are
walking on dangerous grounds
because if you are not for God, you
are for the devil (1 John 3:6-9). You
have to take a stand. If you are a
backslider, I advise you to quickly
run back to God. If you are already
born-again, ask God to fill you to
overflow with the Holy Spirit.
Prayer Point:
In the Name of Jesus, I rebuke every
spirit of disobedience at work against
my relationship with my Heavenly
Father.

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