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Turn to Jesus

“When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, searching for rest. But when it finds none, it says, ‘I will return to the person I came from.’ So it returns and finds that its former home is all 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.” Luke 11:24-26 NLT

Suppose you achieve a victory, deliverance from a heavy burden — your political party wins, your diagnosis takes a positive turn, a malicious person at work finally leaves, and you feel relief, validation, freedom. These times are crossroads in our lives when a consuming burden is gone, and we are left empty, momentarily, because this thing had been our obsession.

Jesus comes to you at this moment and says, “sin no more,” as He did to the sick He had made whole (John 5:14). Stop walking in the flesh. Jesus wants to fill your life with virtue — with love, joy, peace, self-control, patience, and all the fruit of the Holy Spirit — for you to follow Him into your destiny and true wholeness in life. But ignoring Him at the crossroads, and doing the same things you had been doing while consumed with burden, just expecting different results, will lead to greater problems than before. Grievous, terrible madness will wreck you because you allowed the void of deliverance to be filled with selfish pursuit.

Individuals, families, and countries open themselves to such havoc when they choose physical solutions to fill spiritual voids that only Jesus can fill. Turn to Jesus.