The Oppressor does not give up on its victims. Its satisfaction is in the suffering of its victims. Does it care? No!
Slave masters do not like to lose their slaves.
History told us that after the Emancipation Act, some slave masters still kept their act of slavery and did not let go of the slaves. The devil does the same thing.
After your deliverance, the devil keeps trying day and night to get you compromised and lose hope so that you go back to your vomit.
The Bible refers to those who give up and return to the old lifestyle as fools.
Pro 26:11 NET Like a dog that returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
Don’t be a fool!
Jesus gave a perfect illustration of this. The evil one does not easily give up on its prey.
Luk 11:24-27 NET 24 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a person, it passes through waterless places looking for rest but not finding any. Then it says, ‘I will return to the home I left.’ 25 When it returns, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there, so the last state of that person is worse than the first.” 27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd spoke out to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts at which you nursed!”
You must rescue yourself like a gazelle.
Pro 6:5 NET Deliver yourself like a gazelle from a snare, and like a bird from the trap of the fowler.
Fight hard to rescue your “gates” from the clutches of darkness. The devil wants to get in but do not give him the opportunity.
1Jn 2:15-16 NET 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, 16 because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Pray for us, oh Lord Jesus!
Note: the use of certain words reflects the potency of the meaning.