Emimarie Dalisay said:
Yes, prayer and praise...but sometimes, we have already carried on by temptation before we become aware about praying. Prayer for awareness and prudence in all of the times, so we can resist the devil.
Jackie You cannot bind satan... if we could then there would be no more temptation..... You can rebuke him which is to tell him to go away from you, to leave you alone but he will come back the way to be rid of him is to keep the Lord in your thoughts all day long... thru praise and thanks
Praise & worship music all day long will keep your thoughts on HIM Thank Him continually thru out the day for what ever reason if nothing else say Thank You Lord for this day....
Remember this everyone......... the closer you are to the Lord the more the enemy will try to come in and destroy you... you need to keep the Armor of God on you all day and all night... put it on several times a day just to make sure that it is still in place... the enemys soul purpose in this life is to take you away from the Lord in what ever way he can... if he can do it by getting you to work for him then so be it if not he will destroy you literally (thru death)
Praise , thanks, Battle verses are the way to defeat him and the only way......
also remember this if you bind any evil spirits (which you can bind them) then be careful tas there may be many more that will return in their palce.
from Barnes commentary the above verses mean this :
When the unclean spirit ... - The “general sentiment” which our Saviour here teaches is much more easily understood than the illustration which he uses. The Jews had asked a sign from heaven that should decisively prove that he was the Messiah, and satisfy their unbelief.
He replies that, though he should give them such a sign a proof conclusive and satisfactory, and though for a time they should profess to believe and apparently reform, yet such was the obstinacy of their unbelief and wickedness, that they would soon return to their former course. and become worse and worse.
Infidelity and wickedness, like an evil spirit in a possessed man, were appropriately at “home” in them. If driven out, they would find no other place so comfortable and undisturbed as their bosoms. Everywhere they would be, comparatively, like an evil spirit going through deserts and lonely places, and finding no place of rest.
They would return, therefore, and dwell with them.He walketh through dry places - That is, through deserts - regions of country unwatered, sandy, barren, desolate. That our Saviour here speaks according to the ancient belief of the Jews that evil spirits had their abodes in those desolate, uninhabited regions, there can be no doubt; nor can there be any doubt that the Bible gives countenance to the opinion.
.Seeking rest, and findeth none - These desolate and dry regions are represented as uncomfortable habitations; so much so, that the dissatisfied spirit, better pleased with a dwelling in the bosoms of people, as affording an opportunity of doing evil, seeks a return there Then he saith, I will return into my house ... - The man is called his house, because the spirit had dwelt in him. He findeth it empty ... - There is here a continuance of the reference to the dwelling of the spirit in people.The man was called his “house.”
By the absence of the evil spirit the house is represented as unoccupied, or “empty, swept,” and “garnished;” that is, while the evil spirit was away, the man was restored to his right mind, or was freed from the influence of the evil spirit.
Garnished - Adorned, put in order, furnished. Applied to the “man,” it means that his mind was sane and regular when the evil spirit was gone, or he had a “lucid interval.”
Then goeth he ... - Seeing the state of the man; dissatisfied with a lonely dwelling in the desert where he could do no evil; envious of the happiness of the individual, and supremely bent on wickedness, he resolved to increase his power of malignant influences and to return.
He is therefore represented as taking seven other spirits still worse than himself, and returning to his former habitation. Seven denotes a large but indefinite number. It was a favorite number with the Jews, and was used to denote “completeness” or “perfection,” or any “finished” or “complete” number. See 1Sa_2:5. Compare Rev_1:4. Here it means a sufficient number completely to occupy and harass his soul.