“”Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it. ….”” (Matthew 12:43-45 NASB)
God showed me long ago that the waterless places demons travel is everyplace The Living Water isn’t. Today, as Pastor taught on this passage, I realized the need to beware of waterless spaces in and around me.
We have a tendency to give God this room, but not that closet. Beware! That closet is a waterless place, giving space for demonic activity in our lives. We give Him this friendship, but not that one. We surrender this hobby, but not that activity.
We leave ourselves open to demonic hindrance, disturbance, and occupation, when we maintain areas where The Living Water is not allowed to flow and flood. The Devil can’t have our eternal soul if we truly belong to Christ. But he can rob of abundant life in our here and now. And he can keep us from intimacy with God, a testimony of hope, eternal rewards, and crowns of glory.
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”” (John 7:38 NASB)
Father, reveal the unoccupied, waterless spaces in my life where enemy occupation has found a home. Deliver me, cleanse me, and flood every nook and cranny. In Jesus, amen.