Eph. 4:27 “Neither give place to the devil.”
The word “place” in this verse came from the Greek word “topoj” which means “a coastline, beach, or a station.” When an army attacks a territory or a country, it first sends its soldiers to control the beach or the coastline of that country. The first battle happens on the beach. Once the soldiers are deployed, reinforcements are then sent to totally possess the coastline. Usually, it is also on the coastline that the enemy will build their camp.
When a Spirit-filled believer allows the enemy to influence her/him, that is by constantly giving into sins, temptations, vices, practicing witchcraft, divination, sorcery, wizardry and other forms of occult spiritism, he/she is giving a place to the devils by allowing them to control the coastline of his/her heart. This is the first place that the devils wanted to possess in us and from this, they will take over our lives wholly. When this happens, it will be hard for these kinds of believers to grow spiritually in the Word. There will be constant battles within him/her. Therefore, DO NOT GIVE PLACE IN YOUR LIFE FOR THE DEVIL.
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