Now that Easter Sunday is over, some people may be wondering, what do I do now? Well, one thing is for certain, the closer you get to God, the more of a threat you become to Satan, aka the Devil. Thus, don’t be surprised by a series of unwanted visitors in the form of demonic attacks, ungodly influences and a wave of temptations to through you off track.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, Hebrews 12:1.
The author of Hebrews compares life on earth to a marathon. Along the way, there will be obstacles, pot holes and unplanned delays meant to trip you up. As a former angel, Lucifer has the ability to disguise evil in an attractive manner. These clever attacks delay, entangle and slow down runners. Therefore, if you want to remove any unwelcomed visitors endurance and perseverance must exist.
“And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has bestowed on those who obey Him,” Acts 5:32.
A first century doctor makes an interesting observation between the Holy Spirit and obedience. According to Luke, the Holy Spirit is bestowed and poured out upon those who obey God. Thus, the best way to remove any unwanted visitors is by obeying biblical practices. As you read the four gospels and continue throughout the New Testament, the anointing of the Holy Spirit is waiting for faithful followers. As individuals keep in step with the Holy Spirit, this supernatural counselor will enable you to take the necessary steps to remove all unwanted and unwelcomed visitors. May this bestowing awaken you as you draw closer to Jesus.
by Jay Mankus