The unclean spirit (Matthew 12:43-45) | back

 43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. When an evil spirit leaves someone it seeks rest but finds none.

 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. When the evil spirit leaves someone the one it leaves is nice and clean, but if you do not place Christ in that clean person, guess who is coming back? The same demon that left!

 45Then goeth he, and taketh 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. Now the demon brings back more demons with him and the person is worse of than before. Again the message here is power over your enemies! First you must drive them out; then you must place Christ in their place. If not, these demons will come back ten fold!

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