It’s a question I’m asked a lot: “If you get rid of your demons, can they come back?” Well, yes and no. No, if you get delivered and continue to walk with the Lord. Yes, if you return to the same sin that permitted this evil spirit to enter in the first place. I’m not necessarily talking about Luke 11:26 where Christ warned, “It goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself and they go in and live there. And the final condition of the man is worse than the first.” That’s another topic for another time. I’m talking about an individual who undergoes a deliverance/exorcism. “Can that particular demon which was cast out return again? “
Certain spirits, according to the Bible writers Peter (2 Peter 2:4) and Jude (13), are kept in chains and cannot roam the earth looking for souls. It seems from Scripture, and my personal experience bears out this truth, that casting a demon to the Pit/Abyss isn’t necessarily an act of permanent consignment. Recently I was in the process of casting out a demon when the evil spirit said, “I’ll be back.” I retorted that it could not, so long as this person walked in faith and obedience. “Oh, I’m not talking about now. I mean when Abaddon lets us loose,” the demon responded. Revelation 9:11 and 17:8 testify to this fact.
Yes, some demons will come back to possess the same souls from which they were expelled, because the delivered person didn’t keep walking in grace. (I’ve seen this many times.) And, yes, Hell will be opened by the demon Abaddon at the end of time for one last demonic onslaught. But the demons must face one unmistakable fact. After their last hurrah, they and the devil will be eternally disposed of (Revelation 20:10) in the Bottomless Pit, never to return again!
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An encouraging word: DON’T BE SHAKEN
Psalm 15:1-5 lists a series of qualifications for entrance into God’s presence and His kingdom. Walk “blameless,” be “righteous,” “speak truth,” don’t “slander,” do not “wrong” or “slur” your neighbor, keep “oaths,” and don’t accept “bribes.” David says that those who do this “will never be shaken.” This may seem like a daunting task, but with God all things are possible. Many today are spiritually and morally undependable. Their word is contestable. Their conduct is compromising. God is looking for those who will follow Him and can be depended upon. Will you be one who will not be shaken?
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