“Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” - Luke 11:26
Evil spirits are real beings. They are invisible to the physical eye and are many with varied objectives. When possessing a person their particular nature is manifested. A deaf spirit will cause deafness or a blind spirit, blindness. A lying spirit will manifest in and through a person who habitually lies.
When rebuked in Jesus name, evil spirits flee. They have knowledge of individuals and can exercise their wills in certain situations. Jesus said, that an evil spirit, when exorcised from its dwelling, a human body, walks through dry places seeking rest; when it cannot find a suitable dwelling or another human body it returns to the house or human body out of which it was driven and sees it clean and if there is an opportunity or you allow it, it will re-enter that house.
Not content to re-enter alone, it gathers seven fellow spirits, more wicked than itself, and they enter that dwelling place. The latter condition of the individual now indwelt with eight spirits is now worse than their former condition.
Make sure today not to give the devil any room whatsoever. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
You will notice that when a born again believer drifts away from God, his spiritual life deteriorates and often his condition becomes worse than what it was before his conversion.
Be wide awake and on the alert to any of the devil’s subtle plans to destroy your relationship with God. Do not be tempted or drawn away by any of his enticements.
Dear Father in heaven hallowed is Your name. Today I thank you for the mighty weapons you have given me to withstand the devil - your Word, the blood of the Lord Jesus, and the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus.