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1026 – Can Born-again Christians be Demon-possessed 重生的基督徒会被鬼附着吗?

Matthew 12:28-29 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.

A born-again Christian (i.e one who understands the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, acknowledges that he is a sinner, repents of his ways and needs God’s grace for his salvation) cannot be demon possessed. The Holy Spirit in us cannot coexist with any unclean spirits for God is a Holy God. Our “house” is no longer empty, and the demons cannot tie up the “strong man” who is the Holy Spirit in us in order to plunder/take control of us. Furthermore, evil spirits cannot jump into a Christian when he is ministering to another demon-possessed person and therefore, there should be no need to fear.

Demons are fallen angels and not departed spirits of humans. They need a physical body to express themselves and they can enter through the spirit being of a man, which is the heart. When people do things such as dedicating their children to deities, idol worshipping, seeking help from mediums or occult practices, they open a door for demonic spirits to influence their lives. But praise the Lord that when someone accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, the demons no longer have any position or rights to remain in the new believer because this person has chosen to leave the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God! They must then renounce all previous allegiances and remove all idols, objects of worship, new age or occult practices from their homes and offices when they make the decision to receive Christ as their only Lord and Saviour.

We either belong to God or to the devil. Christians cannot be demon-possessed because:
1) God owns us (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). We were bought at a price and redeemed by the blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:18);
2) God dwells in us so the devil cannot enter the heart of the believer (John 14:16,23; 1 Corinthians 3:16);
3) Our position in Christ is far higher than the demons (Ephesians 1:20-21, 2:6). The devil is under Jesus’ and our feet and he has no power over us;
4) God’s love will never allow us to be separated from Him for He is a jealous God (Romans 8:38-39).

God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit reside in the heart of the born-again Christian and demons cannot overcome the “strong man” who is God. Therefore, it is not possible for Christians to be demon-possessed. Glory to God!

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重生的基督徒会被鬼附着吗?

马太福音 12:28-29 我若靠着 神的灵赶鬼,这就是 神的国临到你们了。 人怎能进壮士家里,抢夺他的家具呢?除非先捆住那壮士,才可以抢夺他的家财。

重生的基督徒 (即:了解耶稣基督救赎的工,承认自己为罪人、悔改自己的行为、并承认要靠上帝的恩典为救恩的人) 不会被鬼附着。我们里面的圣灵不能与任何不洁的灵共存,因为上帝是圣洁的神。我们的“家”不再是空的了,魔鬼无法捆住这位“壮士” 就是我们内在的圣灵,来抢夺或是控制我们。并且,一名基督徒在服事另一个被鬼附着的人时,他是不会被邪灵入侵的;因此,不必害怕。

魔鬼是堕落的天使,不是死人的灵魂;牠们需要一个身体来表现自己,是通过人的心灵进入人的。当人们做一些事情,例如将孩子奉献给别神、拜偶像、寻求灵媒或秘术时,就为邪灵影响他们的生活打开了一扇门。但要赞美主,当有人接受耶稣基督作为主和救主时,这位新信徒因着选择离开黑暗的国度、进入了上帝的国度,魔鬼就不再有任何地位或权利继续存留在他身上了! 而且,在决定接受基督作为唯一的主和救主时,他们必须弃绝所有先前所热衷的,并从家里、办公室里清除所有的偶像、祭拜物、新时代之术或秘术。

1) 上帝拥有我们(哥林多前书6:19-20)。我们是被重价买来的,是用基督的血赎出来的(彼得前书1:18);
2) 上帝住在我们里面,所以魔鬼不能进入信徒的心(约翰福音14:16,23;哥林多前书3:16);
3) 我们在基督里的地位远高过魔鬼(以弗所书1:20-21,2:6)。魔鬼在耶稣和我们的脚下,牠没有权柄掌管我们。
4) 上帝的爱绝不允许我们与祂分离,因为祂是嫉邪的上帝(罗马书8:38-39)。

圣父、圣子和圣灵居住在重生的基督徒心中,魔鬼无法战胜这“壮士”——上帝。因此,基督徒不可能被鬼附。荣耀归给上帝!

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