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by Jide Oboise
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Matthew 12
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then 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.
45 Then 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.

Having confirmed from God’s word that there are spirits and they do wander and there are those that are always seeking to occupy vessels that have yielded themselves not on to honour…let us begin to look into the whys, hows and so on

A minister friend once said to me that, “every human being on this planet of ours is possessed by one spirit or the other”, my instinctive response was …not Christians!

Time and spiritual experience has revealed that it is so true! The dimension and degree may vary but…yes, we all contain ‘one spirit or the other’

The spirit of God was breathe into Adam after he was formed and ‘man’ became a LIVING SOUL, he enjoined man to remain with and faithful to Him but the rest today is history
Man derailed and rebelled thereby losing God’s automatic shield and protection from the influence and attack of the evil spiritual

Man being spirit, soul and body (The flesh) can be manipulated and controlled by the spiritual world, God almighty is spirit and His holy spirit indwells those who are willing to be led on the right path, the devil on the other hand and his cohorts are prowling to and fro looking for whom to devour and destroy

Evil spirits are all around in our physical world, moving in the spiritual dimension waiting for the opportunity to manifest physically to carry out their various assignments
Some spirits are ancient spirits from the ancestry of many people while others are spirits cast out in violent and aggressive deliverance sessions on the lookout for new habitats or simply to re-possess their previous ones if still available.
The spirit of God is manifested in the display of the fruits of the spirit:
Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Of course, contrary to these; are Envy, jealousy, rivalry, strife, murder (directly or with words), back-biting, gossip, prejudice, hate, lust, witchcraft, idolatry, covetousness, sarcasm…
For instance if you find yourself, always filled with instinctive jealousy, which usually walks with back-biting and the zeal to destroy your target(or just simply to pull-him-down with your words and actions)… YOU TEST POSITIVE! You are a carrier, this spirit(s) has taken residence in you and its major goal is to destroy countless through you and EVENTUALLY YOU!
… James 3:16
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

These spirits cannot operate at maximum capacity without ‘our’ help and support and in our physical power, fleshly attempts and intellect, we cannot battle them for our weapons of warfare are not carnal but spiritual (the Holy Spirit) , mighty through the pulling down of STRONG HOLDS (with God and the Holy spirit on your side, you are assured of victory right from the start)!

To get rid of any of these MANIFESTATIONS needs full and proper reinforcement, correct spiritual strategy and wise maneuverings

The all-knowing and all-wise God knows which ones have been in your ancestry for generations and those that you have acquired along the way , He alone knows how to sweep them out with a blast of His nostrils…

To check out also, are the following Bible verses:
Mark 5:1-19
Luke 8:26-39
Matthew 15:22
Acts 16
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

Matthew 15
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

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