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You’ve Been Served With An Eviction Notice

We have a couple of rental properties, and we’ve been so lucky to have had good renters. I’ve heard many horror stories about renters who destroyed property, didn’t pay the rent, and refused to vacate the premises. The landlord owns the property but doesn’t have the right to remove people without good cause. That usually involves litigation and the police; it can be months before anything is done.

Did you know that Mary Magdalene was sick when Jesus met her?

Luke 8:1-2

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;

Mary was tormented by SEVEN demons or evil spirits. Can you even begin to imagine her anguish and torment on a daily basis? It would be bad enough to have one demon living in you causing havoc, but having seven must have been a total nightmare. It is no wonder Mary Magdalene became a devoted follower of Jesus after He cured her of the demons.

It was Mary’s body, and I doubt she invited the demons to live inside her. But, by herself, she couldn’t evict her demons, but with the help of Jesus Christ, she was cured.

The Bible doesn’t say what demons possessed Mary. I’ve heard lots of different versions of what the demons were, but since the Bible doesn’t mention them, there is no real way of knowing.

When I got to thinking about Mary, I started to think about the “demons” we all may have living in us. We don’t think of them as demons, but I was listening to a sermon talking about the spirit of Jezebelle. Since Jezebelle was a beautiful woman, I assumed that the spirit of Jezebelle was a siren or a seductress, but I think there was a lot more to it.

Demons and Spirits We Need to Evict

The Spirit of Discouragement.  The word discouragement comes from the root word courage. The prefix dis- means “the opposite of.” So discouragement is the opposite of courage. When we are discouraged, we lose the motivation to press forward. The mountain seems too steep, the valley too dark, or the battle too fierce, and we lose the courage to continue.

Deuteronomy 31:8

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

The Spirit of Negativity. Negative people tend to focus on others people’s faults (or their own faults). They point out shortcomings with their comments, attitudes, and frowns.

“Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which one will you choose to heed?” Max Lucado

Proverbs 12:18

18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

The Spirit of Comparison. Comparison opens the door for lies to steal our confidence and cause us to feel less than others. Social media has exasperated the situation since most people only tend to share the highlight reels of their lives. We watch others who have more money, a bigger house, a successful career, or a loving family, and we don’t feel we measure up.

Galatians 6:4-5

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.

We all have demons and evil spirits inside us, but like Mary Magdalene, Jesus can rid them from us. Jesus gave us all the authority to overcome the power of the enemy, not by our power, but by His.

Luke 10:19

19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Take a little time to evaluate what demons or spirits you might have, and then evict them in the name of Jesus. Kick those suckers to the curb; they do not need to be in your body. You don’t have to call a lawyer or the police or wait months to rid yourself of unwanted guests. Call on the Holy Spirit and ask HIM to guide you and show you what needs to be done. I know we will all feel much better and lighter, and be a devoted follower of Jesus after He cures us of “our” demons.

To God Goes The Glory!

Have a Blessed Day!

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61 Comments

  1. Boy, did I need this! Perfect timing!
    I’m saving this post for inspiration, encouragement and future reference!
    Thank you! Keep up the good work!

  2. Wow- this was an amazing post today. I really loved the scripture from Galatians. I’m still relatively new to the Bible and it’s helpful to have some interpretation for how it can apply to my own life in modern times. Thank you!

  3. Thank you very much for sharing this message!! It truly hit home!!
    This was so beautiful and your words are powerful, positive and perfect!!
    May God Continue To Bless You Today,Tomorrow And Always!💟😊🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  4. Love how you show sweater sets….they really never go out of style. Plus, it’s perfect for the layered look when the weather is iffy. You can take the cardigan off and still look dressed up. Especially loved the face of that adorable doggie in the pic! Oh my gosh! Somebody wanted to get into the act!

  5. The Spirit of Comparison is such a challenge!!! Thank you for your encouraging posts and for always staying true.
    Jenniffer

  6. Love your ‘eviction notice’. I know I’ve been party to these and it’s a good reminder to ‘kick em to the curb’!

  7. I absolutely love this post. A truly feel good writing of the Word. Positivity and faith will always take you to the better place.

  8. I love this post so much. I tend to compare myself to others and in the process end up feeling “less than.” Even though I know their posts don’t show the down and dirty of everyday life. Thank you for encouraging your followers to keep Jesus Christ in our lives. He wants to be part of the details and will strengthen us if we will reach out.

  9. This spoke volumes to me today. I have a surgery coming up in January for reconstruction after breast cancer. A couple of my long time friends whom I thought would stand by me have instead made negative comments & been discouraging in support of me. It’s been an eye opener & heartbreaking. So these Bible verses & examples are very timely, helpful & encouraging!

  10. I look forward to your Sunday posts and this one hit home for me. I must let go of all my worries and just turn them over to God.

  11. I loved your comments. During this holiday season we can tend to compare ourselves to others around us and get discouraged. It is time to fight off those demons and trust in our Saviour and be thankful for our blessings.

  12. I loved your comments. During this holiday season we can tend to compare ourselves to others around us and get discouraged. It is time to fight off those demons and trust in our Saviour.

  13. Thank you Tania for your message about eviction. I am currently sick with a nasty cold. So I will now start the eviction process with the Holy Spirit. God bless you!

  14. Thank you again for a poignant post, Tania. I’ve never thought of discouragement and comparison as demons, but after reading your comments, surely they are. Duh! And many others of my human frailties.

  15. Happy Sunday! Thank you for the uplifting reminder that God is in control and available to us at all times! Though this is hard for some, we only need to ask. 🙏❤️

  16. I love your Sunday posts! Thank you for always starting our week on a positive note and reminding us of God’s word.

  17. Tania this is a wonderful Sunday message. Thank you so much! I never thought about how many “demons” I need to cast out in my own life. I love your blog!

  18. Thank you for your Sunday scriptures and comments. You’re right. We need to place our trust in Him. He’s always with us and nothing is impossible through Him. Whatever plan we may have is no match for those He has for us. Just trust Him. There is no better time than now to put this into practice.

  19. I so appreciate that you share your heart and God’s word with us. Fashion is such fun and you have a flare for it that I enjoy immensely. But the pearls from His Word will never fade and we all need to remind ourselves of his ways and his goodness.