Each of us is born with our own private property of the heart. The only problem was that there was an interloper already present and he was only shut out by the high voltage fence that is CHRIST JESUS. Up until that time we were helpless in attempting to throw the bum out. Then when JESUS came, we had the right power to evict and that power exists forever as long as we don’t open the gate, donchaknow.
“Even after you repent from sin, the devil is not going to walk out. You’re going to have to run him out. You still have to clean house. You have to say, “Satan, I’ve given you a place, but I take it back in the name and the authority of Jesus. Satan, I don’t shout at you, I don’t plead with you, I don’t argue with you, I don’t beg you. I bring Jesus Christ against you. You have no right, no authority. This body of mine is the temple of the Holy Spirit of God. You are trespassing on my Father’s property, and in the name of Jesus, Whose I am and Whom I serve, be gone, and He’ll flee from you.” (From Adrian Rogers)
I’ve opened my gate to some extremely attractive ‘visitors’ that didn’t live up to their promise. Now, I am using GOD’s “Tick-a-lock-all-way-around” since “KingsEx” doesn’t work, donchaknow. There’s a great Spiritual that says, “Shut ‘de Doh..Keep Out ‘de Debbil”..how about let’s all do that? It could be a Wonderful World, even though there’s a better one, tomorrow. That’s what I get in My Box of Chocolates. AMEN