DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. I Samuel 15:3
This was the command of the Lord to the newly anointed King of Israel, Saul, who refused to carry out His commands and instead spared the Amalekite's king and kept the spoils of war. This is a type and shadow of a born again, Spirit filled believer who disobeys the Lord to defeat the enemies in his life and ends up with an evil spirit (demon) sent from God!
This is the danger of allowing sin to indwell you that create strongholds in your life that you and the demons protect. You know, those closets and rooms in your heart that you enjoy but won't get rid of, like lust, pride, greed, unforgiveness, etc! Samson had the same problem and it cost him his life! Saul refused to eliminate his enemies and God tore the kingdom out of his hands, took His Spirit away from him and anointed another to take his place!
From rebellion to witchcraft, Saul was demonized and became a madman who chased David, trying to kill him because of jealousy. "It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!" Saul was tormented until his death and the death of his sons in battle after a witch told him he would die the next day and so he did! Another sin unto death!
But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit (demon) from the Lord troubled him. And Saul's servants said to him, "Surely, an evil spirit from God is troubling you. I Samuel 16:14,15
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin