The Safest Place to Be

“Whenever the (evil) spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him” (1 Samuel 16:23).

What power there is in true worship, Lord. Even an evil spirit which You had given permission to come into Saul’s life could not tolerate David’s Holy Spirit-led worship. Is this why there is such a strong emphasis on worship before the preaching of the Word in many of our churches today?

It is not worship, it is My presence that causes the dark powers to flee. But worship from the heart invites Me in and gives free rein to My sovereignty, as David knew (Psalm 22:3, KJV).

Why then did Saul later retaliate and attempt to kill David (1 Samuel 18:10,11)? Should not the evil spirit have left as before?

Remember what My Son taught. If an evil spirit is forced to leave, but that space is not filled by My Spirit, it will return with reinforcements (Matthew 12:43-45). Saul was glad to find relief but he did not repent and left himself open to even more evil spirit control. But they were not able to kill David. The powers of darkness are limited in what they can do (Job 2:6) and My children are safe in My hands.

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