As children of God we cannot be possessed by demons. We are sealed by the Holy Spirit. However, we can still hear and believe many lies from our adversary.
There are times it seems as if I invite the enemy’s lies in, right through the front door of my mind. Other times his deceptions sneakily come through the unguarded back-door.
The following poem came to me recently while I was thinking about the authority given to me by Jesus Christ when I employ the greatest weapon, the Sword of the Word of God. 

How did you end up in my place?
I thought the door was locked.
But here you sit – are in my face.
You blame and shame and mock.

You take what’s mine. Leave me a mess.
You tell me lies all day.
You make me sick. I must confess
I want you gone – away.

This place is mine. The mortgage paid.
I hate your being here!
I’m cleaning up. It’s time to pray.
It’s you who should now fear.

I do admit, it took too long
To take my lawful stand.
For my Authority is strong!
His Strength is at my hand!

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them,
for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
Lord, show us how to identify and fight the lies of the enemy with your Truth, the Word.

(Poetry and pictures by Heidi Viars, 2017 –
The first picture is the front door of my childhood home in Germany, where my parents still live. I took it this summer during my visit with them.)

18 responses to “Squatters”

  1. Heidi – I love this! Thank you for sharing your heart.


  2. Great poem, Heidi.
    So true, as followers of Christ, we cannot be possessed (the Holy Spirit and a demonic spirit cannot inhabit the same house), but the voices of shame and guilt can, and usually do, still echo in our head. I’ve found that the most powerful weapon to combat those echoing voices is to praise God for His forgiveness when those voices arise.


    1. Thank you, Bill, for the great reminder! Yes, praise is a very powerful weapon! Why do i forget so often??? Thanks for doing what you’re doing and pointing us to the Lord 🙂


  3. Wonder Woman arises! 😉 I think understanding and acting on our inheritance is the steepest learning curve of this journey we are on. I must admit I forget often the authority given to me to stand tall each day. Be blessed as you rise up!


    1. I think you are so right! I forget often! Let’s continue to remind each other 🙂


  4. Love this way of looking at this “problem”! Hallelujah, Colossians 2:15 is truth indeed! Thank you
    Heidi for your creative thought here because I love this perspective! AMEN!


    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Jaqueline. Let’s press on in prayer and reminding each other of the Truth! Blessings to you!


  5. “The mortgage paid!” — my favorite line! How dare the enemy come ’round, creating havoc on property he does not own?! Thank you, Heidi, for strong truth expressed with winsome creativity!


    1. Thank you, dear Nancy for your encouragement. Let’s pray we remember that “the mortgage is paid”, especially when the enemy comes around. Blessings to you 🙂


  6. Ka-pow, Heidi, you nailed it! 😍


    1. Ka-pow makes me smile 🙂 Thanks, dear friend, for stopping in, reading and leaving me with your encouragement!

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  7. Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.


    1. Thanks for your visit and encouragement!


  8. Thank you for sharing this with us! It is something that I Have been thinking about lately too. So thankful for His truth, His word!


    1. I pray the Lord keeps drawing us to His Word. Thanks for reading, Debbie!


  9. Powerful words and truth Heidi. Thank you.


    1. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement, Liana! I pray He continues to draw us to His Word so that we will draw it out in time of need!


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