“Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.” (Luke 22:3, NIV)
Here, we see the phrase, “Then Satan entered Judas . . .” Notice Satan had to come into, penetrate, join or share, to be admitted. Yes, Satan (Deceiver, Murderer, Accuser of the Brethren, Liar, and Prince of Darkness) must be admitted. I find these words encouraging. Without our consent, Satan has no power. Flip Wilson’s comedy routines in the 60’s and 70’s with his portrayal of Geraldine Jones were funny. Geraldine’s line, “The Devil made me do it,” became a slogan, an excuse whenever we failed. Yes, he was funny, but Flip was wrong! Satan cannot make me do anything. Without my consent or agreement, he is powerless. I’m comforted because God’s Word tells me that God is love, light and truth. As His Child, I am a Child of Light.
When I accepted Christ as my Savior, I invited God’s Love, Light and Truth to enter and live in me. As I grow in righteousness I surrender more living space to Christ. My body becomes His home. The Holy Spirit serves as my doorman and concierge. He has placed a “No Trespassing” sign on the door to every room. The first floor has: (1) Light & Truth; (2) Love & Compassion; (3) Faith & Salvation; (4) Healing & Deliverance; (5) Victory & Strength; (6) Hope & Expectation; and (7) Confidence & Trust. Second floor has: (1) Wisdom & Discernment; (2) Obedience & Self-Sacrifice; (3) Breakthrough & Miracles; (4) Anointing & Power; and (5) Grace & Favor. Top floor has (1) Blessings & Abundance; and (2) Joy & Peace. My house is full of Spirit and Life.
Child of God, the next time Satan knocks, I encourage you to go boldly to the door. Open it quickly, without hesitation or fear, and confess the blood of Jesus over your life, home, and family. Tell Satan, “I have a ‘No Trespassing Policy’ here. It reads, “No fear, unbelief, selfishness, disobedience or sin allowed.” Satan, you, every demonic spirit or principality, and child of darkness are not welcome here. I refuse to let you in. In the name of Jesus, I command you to leave now!”
Father, thank You for the blood of Jesus and what His blood has purchased for my life. May every room in my house be filled with Your presence and gifts of the Spirit. Holy Spirit, be fully alive within me. Teach me to never be afraid to answer a knock at my door. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen
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