Now think with me, many people have done prison sentences, for various amount of years and have been released, some earlier, some later. They come back to the real world and they are in many ways free; and as I spoke in part 1, many spiritually speaking with the problems of day to day life have even been released as well, so they feel free.
But why is it that many who hated that prison, who worked so hard to be released & even vowed never to go back, end up back in the same, a similar or ever worse situation?
I believe the explanation is a simple one: No matter who you are, where you are & how strong you think you are, The temptation to do wrong & the things that got you into that first prison will always be around. Days later & even sometimes moments after you have been set free from your prison sentence, it will be there whispering in your ear, nagging you, exposing itself to you & tempting you to come back.
Remember that you were released from that problem’s grip; what got you into that problem & the problem itself still exists, if you get what i’m saying.
Whether it be the temptation to steal something that doesn’t belong to you, touch something that your not suppose to touch, lie about something, payback someone who betrayed you, sleep with another person’s partner, falling into debt & the list goes on. This is why we see in life many people who were released from prison physically & spiritually, end back there or sometimes worse.
Jesus said to a man he just set free from sickness, “Now you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.” John 5:14 NLT
I believe Jesus said it clear enough for the man to understand that “Yes, I have set you free, but the problem I have set you free from still exists, and if you are not careful and wise, you will end up back in that situation and worser then the one I set you free from.”
Spiritually speaking this applies to our deliverance from unclean spirits(demons) and problems that come with them. Jesus also said, “When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, seeking rest but finding none. Then it says, ‘I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds its former home empty, swept, and in order. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.” Matthew 12:43-45 NLT
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. James 1:14-15 NLT
The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. We have no one to blame but the leering, seducing flare-up of our own lust. James 1:14 The Message
I saw this interesting quote: TEMPTATION IS AN INVITATION
Will you take the invitation to go back to the prison sentence or the invitation to start a fresh and abandon the prison sentence for good?
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