Mat 12:43 “Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
A simple breakdown of the words in these verses will reveal an interesting perspective.
“unclean spirit” (impure; ceremonially, morally, lewd, and even demonic, foul)
When this uncleanness is expiated, expelled from the person; Notice“he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.”
It is most often presumed that the “he” here is strictly in reference to the unclean spirit. That may or may not be so, but what I have experienced and what I have seen in others suggests that those who simply have a religious experience and clean up their act are not only selling themselves short of the blessings of being filled with the fullness of YAH, but are also leaving themselves vulnerable to a worse condition!
Mat 12:44 “Then it says, ‘I shall return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and decorated.”
“Then IT says…”
“I shall return” (to revert back, to turn about)
“to my house” (dwelling, household, family)
“And when it comes, it finds it empty” (on holiday, perceived to be at leisure, vacant, having no substance, given to self)
“swept” (cleaned up, swept clean)
“decorated” (put in a worldly order, trimmed outwardly)
Mat 12:45 “Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
Over the years I have seen numerous people raise their hand in answer to an evangelistic invitation, go forward, be immersed, join the church, serve as musicians, singers, deacons, elders, and even pastors, only to watch those same people reach the end of their “dry, restless” religion and go back to what they had supposedly come out of! Some went back into a lawless religious form of worldliness. Some went back into the secular form of worldliness… I believe that is what verses 43-45 are describing. They were never filled with The Set-Apart Spirit and were found “empty, swept and decorated.” Their end is worse than their beginning…