Can A Christian Be Demon Possessed?
The Small-Talk Team continues probing into the biblical truth about whether a Christian can be demon possessed?
We have over the years heard so many different explanations through books,dvd,videos and Christian "super Celebreties,"
meddling their "wares"! and the confusion reigns, even more today!
The Bible clearly tells us that the satan is the author of confusion!
"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints" (1 Corinthians 14:33).
Very seldom have we been convinced as to what has been offered, lining up with what has been said, against the biblical truth!
After all that is how we should deal with all theories presented as "The Truth!"
We don't believe that the Bible teaches that a Christian can be possessed or indwelt by a demon! We do believe, however, that Christians can be severely influenced or opperessed by satan and the demonic.
The key issues on this matter revolve around the differences between internal control/inhabitation and external influence.
Scripture clearly teaches that the Holy Spirit indwells each believer. First Corinthians 6:19 says " Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God?"
The Holy Spirit lives inside
everyone who knows Christ.
He dwells in their house. In addition, 1 John 4:4 tells us, "Greater is He who is in you[The Holy Spirit] than he who is in the world [satan and the demonic]."
Therefore a demon is not able to enter and take control of a believer because the Holy Spirit lives there! we could picture it this way: since the holy Spirit lives in the house of a believer, then every time a demon knocks at the door the Holy Spirit answers.
Since god the Holy Spirit is stronger than any demonic being, including satan himself, then no demon or evil spirit could enter.
It's that simple: God is greater than satan, and therefore He protects His Children!
Upon belief in Christ as Saviour, an unbeliever is delivered not only from his sin but from any demonic influence which might have inflicted him.
So the the proper biblical way to deliver an unbeliever from demons is to preach the gospel to him! It does not do the victim any good for to cast out demons, if we could, only to have him remain in his unsaved condition.
Christ told the pharisees in Matthew 12 that when the demon comes back to his old house and finds it swept and clean, he will go and get seven other demons , so that the state of the person will be worse than at the first.
Any believer can deliver another person from demons by leading him to Christ!The Scriptures do not require a second step of deliverance for a believer in order that he may be free from the demonic; Christ sweeps the house clean at the moment of salvation.
Since Christians cannot be demon possessed, they do not need to be delivered from the demonic. Satan can influence us from without, but God the Holy Spirit protects His children from internal
repossession after salvation.
One of the traggedies of the contemporary deliverance ministries is that they are attempting something which is a complete waste of time-trying to deliver Christians from demons, As we have noted on the previous page "demon Possession", true spiritual warfare is primarily focused on the world and the flesh and not on preoccupation with demons.
The focus of the Christian should be on proper ethical conduct in accordance with God's Word, and not on a metaphysical battle with satan and his demons!
The call for today is to let the Bible tell us who our real enemy is, what our battle plan involves, and how to carry it out. As Holy women and men, full of the Holy Spirit, we must be completely submissive to Jesus Christ and His Word!
Satan wants you to get your eyes on him; God wants you to get your eyes on Him and His Word!
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