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 ““Unconfessed sin gives demonic spirits a foothold or ground against a believer. Holding ground is a phrase used by demons to explain their ability to exercise limited control over a place, space, territory, or specific area of a Christian’s life. Once a person is willing to confess his sins and ask God to cancel the ground held against him, the battle is relatively simple. The believer has in effect given an eviction notice to an unwanted renter or swatted a bloodsucking leech. God, who is omnipotent, has no problem enforcing the eviction notice for an individual who submits to Him with clean hands and a pure heart.” 💬  ~ Karl I. Payne,

““Christians who choose to give footholds to Satan through unconfessed sin, possibly thinking it is just a game, are potentially surrendering areas of their lives to demonic control one room at a time. Jesus’ lordship over every area of our lives is not just a game. Usually the longer an owner allows a bad renter to destroy rooms, the more rooms he will destroy. Failure to confront a problem in our lives is usually an invitation for more problems.”
💬 ~ © ― Karl I. Payne,
<Karl I. Payne, Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance” ~>

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“The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination. If we had no troubles but real troubles, we should not have a tenth part of our present sorrows. We feel a thousand deaths in fearing one, but the (the Christian) cured of the disease of fearing.” Charles Spurgeon

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“Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong; I cannot. If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automata–of creatures that worked like machines–would hardly be worth creating. The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for that they must be free.  © C. S. Lewis @ Mere Christianity

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