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45th -- Jesus Is In The House


Even though we fall in sin and temptations, Jesus is quick to forgive when
we come to Him in repentance (Isaiah 1:18). Never think you are so bad 
that you are beyond forgiveness and restoration. When Jesus came to 
earth, He came for the sinners (Matthew 9:13) so whatever sin there is in
your life, Jesus will forgive. Simply call on His glorious name and ask 
for it. 

This is a good story of how the Lord wants to fight our wars, but we must
first give Him our life completely and be submitted to Him and believe 
that Jesus will do what His Word says He will do. I hope this story 
blesses you as it has for me.


Once there was this very wealthy young man. He lived in a great, elaborate
house with dozens of rooms. Each room was more comfortable and more 
beautiful than the one before it. There were paintings and sculptures. 
Crystal chandeliers, golden ornate railings on the stairs. More beauty 
than most have ever seen. One day he decided to invite the Lord to come 
home and stay with him. When the Lord arrived, this young man offered him
the very best room in the house. 

The room was upstairs and at the end of the hall. "This room is yours, 
Jesus! Stay as long as you like and you can do whatever you want to in 
this room, remember Jesus, its all yours." That evening after he had 
retired for the night there came a loud knocking at the front door. The 
young man put on his robe and made his way downstairs. When he opened the
door he found that the devil had sent three of his demons to attack the 
man. He quickly tried to close the door but one of the demons kept 
sticking his foot in. Sometime later, after a great struggle, he managed
to slam the door shut and returned to his room totally exhausted.

Can you believe that," the man thought. Jesus is upstairs in my very best
room sleeping while I am down here battling demons. Oh, well, maybe he 
just didn't hear. He slept fitfully that night. The next day things went 
along as normal and, being tired as he was, the young man retired early 
that evening. Along about midnight, there came such a terrible ruckus at 
the front door that the young man was sure that whatever it was would 
tear the door down. He stumbled down the stairs once again and opened the
door to find there were dozens of demons now trying to get into his 
beautiful home.

For more than three hours he fought and struggled against the demons from
hell, and finally overtook them enough to shut the door against their 
attack. All energy seemed to fail him. He really didn't understand this at
all. Why won't the Lord come to my rescue? Why does he allow me to fight
all by myself? I feel so alone. Troubled, he found his way to the sofa and
fell into a restless sleep.

The next morning he decided to inquire of the Lord about the happenings of
the last two evenings. Quietly he made his way to the elegant bedroom 
where he had left Jesus. "Jesus," he called as he tapped at the 
door. "Lord, I don't understand what is happening. For the last two 
nights I have had to fight the demons away from my door while you laid 
up here sleeping. Don't you care about me? Did I not give you the very 
best room in the house?" He could see the tears building in Jesus' eyes 
but continued on, "I just don't understand, I really thought that once I 
invited you in to live with me that you would take care of me and I gave 
you the best room in my house and everything. What more can I do?"

"My precious child," Jesus spoke so softly. "I do love and care for you. I
protect all that you have released into my care. But, when you invited me
to come here and stay, you brought me to this lovely room and you shut the
door to the rest of your house. I am Lord of this room but I am not Master
of this house. I have protected this room and no demon may enter here." 

"Oh, Lord, please forgive me. Take all of my house -- it is yours. I am 
so sorry that I never offered you all to begin with. I want you to have 
control of everything." With this he flung open the bedroom door and knelt
at Jesus' feet. "Please forgive me Lord for being so selfish." Jesus 
smiled and told him that He had already forgiven him and that He would 
take care of things from now on.

That night as the young man prepared for bed, he thought "I wonder if 
those demons will return, I am so tired of fighting them each and every 
night". But, he knew that Jesus said that he would take care of things 
from now on. Along about midnight the banging on the door was frightening.
The young man slipped out of his room in time to see Jesus going down the
stairs. He watched in awe as Jesus swung open the door, no need to be 
afraid. Satan stood at the door, this time demanding to be let in. "What
do you want, satan?" the Lord asked. The devil bowed low in the presence 
of the Lord, "So sorry, I seem to have gotten the wrong address." And with
that, he and the demons all ran away.

Author Unknown

The house in this story symbolizes our bodies and when we are born again 
or born from the spirit of God, we are now not living ourselves but Jesus
Christ living through us (Galatians 2:20). So when we face trials and 
tribulations; we are to face them as though we already have the victory 
because Jesus is and has the answer for every situation. 

I encourage you to invite Jesus into your heart and life if you have never
done so before and see how great He really is. He will take care of every
situation and fill every void in your heart and life. Jesus has done it 
for me and is faithful to do it for every person that calls on His name in
truth and whole heart (Psalm 145:18).

Read and meditate on these scriptures of Salvation and Renewal:

Isaiah 55:6-7 "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him 
while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy 
upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."

John 14:6 "Jesus says, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man 
cometh unto the Father, but by me."

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new 
creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

Romans 10:9-13 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, 
thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture 
saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no 
difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is 
rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name
of the Lord shall be saved."

Revelation 3:20 Jesus says "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any
man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup
with him, and he with me."

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version. 

In Christ Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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