[The Glory Unveiled]
She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her. ( Acts 16:18 )
Sometimes we tend to put up with discomfort for so long that it begins to feel like a new normal. The verse of scripture above is an excerpt from an account that starred apostles Paul and Silas, a slave girl and her masters. This slave girl was filled with evil spirit who spoke through her. Now, these spirits in the slave girl followed the Apostles on their missionary journey, proclaiming that “they were servants of the Most high and that they were telling the way to be saved”. Interestingly, what she said was a fact about the Apostles but the channel of expression is ungodly. As a result, she was drawing attention to herself, thus bringing glory to the evil spirits in her. She sounded like she was working with the missionaries but her source was contrary to theirs. The Apostles had tolerated her for a long time until they decided it was enough. The fact that this slave girl said what was the fact didn’t mean she was of God. Sometimes we tolerate and entertain certain things and people because we assume they are of God simply because they sound or act “spiritual”. Whereas in reality, their effect are detrimental to our growth and our becoming like Christ. We need to put away with such evil phenomena and not compromise. We are the fragrance of Christ and that fragrance must not be fouled by demonic atmosphere. Sanitize your sphere by the Spirit of Revelation.
Prayer_Bead: Heavenly Father, thank you for the awakening and consciousness of Your presence with me. I denounce the influence of contrary spirits in Jesus name.
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