““When the unclean spirit comes out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it then says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they come in and live there; and the last condition of that person becomes worse than the first.”” Luke 11:24-26 NASB2020 https://bible.com/bible/2692/luk.11.24-26.NASB2020
There appear to be three people in this passage, perhaps in all the world. The devil filled, the not filled and the Spirit filled. Which of these three people will live forever with God in the kingdom of God among all those who have ever loved God from all the history of humanity? Only those who are born again, who are born of the Spirit, in whose presence the Spirit dwells, will see God and live forever with Him. The evil people are obvious to all, or at least we think they are. They are the murderers, the rapists, the Putin’s of the world, or so we think. The neutral are the bulk of humanity, they believe themselves good and going to heaven for after all they are not filled with evil. Yet they are living for themselves, they choose their ways, their values, their lifestyle, their destiny. God is not on their radar, He is not pursued, not studied, not obeyed, not honored, not worshipped. In the eyes of God these people too are evil for it is God Who demands a man become born again, born of the Spirit to enter into His kingdom. Since it is God Who judges all men and determines all men’s eternal future then it only makes sense that God decides the criteria. Men must be born again to live with God, the Spirit of God enters the man who humbles himself before God, crying out to God for new life in Him, for intimacy with Him, for a relationship with Him, who wants to obey God, who repents from his own ways having experienced foolishness of those ways. This man, the man who cries out to God for God will find God coming to Him with open arms to embrace Him with His love and to adopt Him into His family forever, filling him with His Spirt so that he can live a new life, the life God always intended men to live.