Jesus Is In The House
Once there was this very wealthy young man.
lived in a great, elaborate house with
of rooms. each room was more
comfortable and more beautiful than the one
it. There were paintings and sculptures.
chandeliers, golden, ornate railings
stairs. More beauty than most have
One day he decided to invite the Lord to
and stay with him. When the Lord arrived,
young man offered him the very best
in the house. The room was upstairs
the end of the hall. "This room is yours,
Stay as long as you like and you can do
whatever you want to in this room, remember
its all yours."
That evening after he had retired for the
came a loud knocking at the front door.
young man pulled on his robe and made
downstairs. When he opened the
found that the devil had sent three
demons to attack the man. He quickly
to close the door but one of the demons
sticking his foot in.
Sometime later, after a great struggle, he
to slam the door shut and returned
room totally exhausted.
Can you believe that," the man thought.
is upstairs in my very best room sleeping
I am down here battling demons. Oh,
maybe he just didn't hear. He slept fitfully
The next day thing went along as normal and,
tired as he was, the young man retired
that evening. Along about midnight, t
came such a terrible ruckus at the
door that the young man was sure that
it was would tear the door down.
stumbled down the stairs once again and
the door to find that were dozens of
demons now trying to get into his
For more than three hours he fought and
against the demons from hell,
finally overtook them enough to shut the
against their attack. All energy seemed
him. He really didn't understand this at
won't the Lord come to my rescue? Why
allow me to fight all by myself? I feel so
Troubled, he found his way to the
and fell into a restless sleep.
The next morning he decided to inquire of
Lord about the happenings of the last two
Quietly he made his way to
elegant bedroom where he had left Jesus.
he called as he tapped at the door.
I don't understand what is happening.
last two nights I have had to fight
demons away from my door while you
up here sleeping. Don't you care about me?
not give you the very best room in the
He could see the tears building in Jesus'
continued on, "I just don't understand,
really thought that once I invited you in to
me that you would take care of me and I
you the best room in my house and
What more can I do?"
"My precious child," Jesus spoke so softly.
love and care for you. I protect all that
have released into my care. But, when you
me to come here and stay, you brought
this lovely room and you shut the door to
rest of your house. I am Lord of this room
I am not Master of this house. I have
protected this room and no demon may enter
"Oh, Lord, please forgive me. Take all of my
-- it is yours. I am so sorry that I never
you all to begin with. I want you to
have control of everything." With this he
the bedroom door and knelt at Jesus' feet.
forgive me Lord for being so selfish."
Jesus smiled and told him that He had
him and that He would take care of
from now on. That night as the young
prepared for bed he thought, I wonder
those demons will return, I am so tired of
them each and every night. But, he knew
Jesus said that he would take care of things
Along about midnight the banging on the door
frightening. The young man slipped out of
room in time to see Jesus going down the
He watched in awe as Jesus swung open
door, no need to be afraid.
Satan stood at the door, this time demanding
let in. "What do you want, Satan?"
The devil bowed low in the presence of the
"So sorry, I seem to have gotten the
address." And with that, he and the
all ran away.
There is a moral to this tale. Jesus wants
not just a part. He will take all that you
Him, but nothing more. How much of your
have you given to the Lord?
keeping a portion of it away from Him?
Perhaps the attacks are coming more and more
day. Why not let the Lord fight the battles
you? He is always victorious. I have found
God made man simple, all of man's
are of his own devising.