Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years. They are difficult to detect and even harder to eradicate. They feed unnoticed on humans. The rise in population is attributed mainly to foreign travel and increased sales of used furniture.
I like to think of sin as a form of "spiritual bed bug." The spiritual bed bug knows how to hide and preys on the human soul. It usually infects humans while they are away from home. Hotel rooms are known as common feeding areas. Spiritual bed bug populations are on the rise and come in many varieties.
If you or any member of your family has visited a place where spiritual bed bugs reside, odds are your home is infected. Left alone, these spiritual bed bugs are capable of destroying marriages and families.
The best way to protect your home is to avoid any temptation to visit places where spiritual bed bugs live. Check your teenagers for unusual symptoms as they are in a high risk category and warn them of the dangers of this blood thirsty pest. There seems to be a high correlation to the presence of spiritual bed bugs and alcohol. The greater the presence of alcohol, the greater the risk of spiritual bed bug infestation.
There was a time in my life when the spiritual bed bug population was so high I thought the only way to escape was to move away. The problem is that once you've been infected, it's almost impossible to eliminate this pest. It will follow you wherever you go, often hiding in your luggage. It's capable of hiding for years, only to resurface when you think you're safe.
If you suspect spiritual bed bugs are present, take some steps to restore your home and be vigilant, lest they return for a second invasion. Homes where the entire family attends church services regularly seem to be at lower risk of infestation. Prayers are like toxins for spiritual bed bugs. Although these pests feed on human blood, they have no tolerance for the blood of Jesus. The best way to protect your home is to say, "in the name of Jesus I ask you to depart." This works every time.
If you are the one who brought the spiritual bed bug into your home, ask forgiveness and change your routine to avoid a recurrence. Make sure to forgive any member of your family who brought this pest into your home and stick together to keep your home free of spiritual bed bugs.