There are days, when things seem so clearer. Revelations from God. And where you just come to a point, and you are not giving up.
But you are giving into God, and totally trusting Him, obeying Him, walking in love, seeking to keep His commandments, and just letting go, and letting God.
You speak it, because thats where the commitment comes in. You tell yourself, just trust God, just obey Him. Do your part. I search in my King James, bible for these truths. Because its Holy word, not changed. And God speaks to me.
You realize that this is the key, to life. To make sense. To come to grips with situations. Because life is so unpredictable. But to over and over struggle, is just not healthy.
Sometimes you let go.
Yet, there is a part of me, that is actually very stubborn, where I hold on. Where I won’t give up hope. But it is because I am holding onto God. It is not over, till He says its over. Then I will totally let go. But if I see a glimmer of hope, I am holding onto that thought. I trust God. But I have to obey.
I guess, because I am older now, and I have always loved God, but you know sometimes, I have struggled with things. I have struggled, with people. I have struggled, with my own self worth. And I am actually tired of dealing with these things in my mind.
The scripture says, there is no peace to the wicked. I don’t try to be wicked. I don’t try to hurt anybody, I don’t try to disobey God. For many years, I have tried to be kind, forgiving, loving. Yes obedient….
I have tried not to open spiritual doors, that brings curses. But I suppose that sin nature can creep in, if I don’t totally submit to God. And resist the devil. So I try to watch myself in these spiritual matters.
But I am blunt, and that can hurt. But I know some truths, about who God is, and I know what His word says, in some ways, and I try to share it. Some think or feel it’s judging. I feel like its warning, and thats what I try to do, on occasion. They cannot handle me. Well thats o.k. I don’t need to be handled. But it would have been nice, if I had been accepted. With love, and friendship. In Christ.
Anyway, I am facing something right now, where I am weary. I don’t have the bounce I used to. And it seems to be a distraction, where I have not been able to give full attention to this, and I keep thinking about the past, and the friends, I love. It does seem like the enemy has been trying to attack me. In matters of friendship. But I do rebuke that, and plead the blood of Jesus in that.
And I just have come to a place where, I am saying Lord, I trust you.
TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART: AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING. PROVERBS 3:5 KJV.
I cannot try to second guess, or trouble shoot something, or analyze it so much. That would be inclining to my own understanding, and here in this scripture God is saying don’t do that. Just trust me. He says….
Now when push comes to shove. I just have to trust God. I have to coast. Go with the flow. Float, hang on. Ride it out.
I realize, though, and I always have realized that I have my part in this. On how it goes. In the spiritual realm of things. God is a spirit, and so I worship Him, in spirit and in truth. Whether people agree. Whether people want to have anything to do with me, is really not my concern. In the sense, that people, cannot dictate to me, by their actions, by their love, or hate, whether or not I care.
Because I care what God thinks. I care, if I please God.
I have had relationship problems with people for most of my life, where they just seem to go. Even family. And yes friends.
The family that left, did not mean to leave me. But some did. They wanted nothing to do with me.
Friends is where I had hope in. I adopted people, as family. Because I did not have a strong family foundation. Growing up. But I do now. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and son.
But, Friends in Christ. Well, those did not last. And that has grieved me, greatly, I did not want to accept it. But I do now, because I thought the foundation was in love, and God is love, and He never fails. But people do.
Its not all lost, don’t get me wrong. I think I have a couple of friends left, and I just need to say that. But I don’t want to intrude on those frienships. I want to cherish them, but I am a little afraid, that they will go too…. So I think I am keeping my distance. I don’t want to, but I am afraid to get close to friends any more.
I think I have a bit of PTS. (Post Traumatic Syndrome) You know like a warrior has, a soldier, who has been in the war zone.
Where I have had a bit of stress, from this, and it is just making me very cautious, and not paranoid, I hate to use that word, because God has not given me a spirit of fear. But where I am just not able to trust. To be honest. I am afraid to trust friends again. And that is sad.
But let me add because I never know who my audience is, is that I know, and believe God can heal anything. Anything! Nothing is impossible with God, as the scriptures state. Spiritually, physically, emotionally, whatever. He can heal it. And that’s always my hope. But right now, this is where I am.
Where I guess, I kind of expect some folks to leave, if they are friends. Because most of them have left. And when I think about it, it bothers me. Like its a bad track record. And I guess, I have blamed myself. But I am tired. And I say I forgive, but maybe I have not. Maybe I resented. And maybe, it has hurt me, spiritually. Because it may be sin. I don’t know.
But because I am in the position I am in now, and I am tired. I am actually telling God, to bless those who have hurt me. To comfort them. To give them wisdom, love and understanding. I am saying this, even though, I have felt abandoned by some folks. I did not understand it.
But I cannot hold onto it any more. I release it. Like a balloon, and if it pops somewhere oh well. Or like a gift, that just brings joy. But I am not holding onto it. I am trusting God, and just letting go, and letting God. Walking in love, forgiving.
Trying to change my heart, because my mind is changing. I change it willingly to remind myself to seek Gods heart. So I can have Gods mind. The mind of His son, our Lord, Christ.
Hoping that the release, will release me, in the spirit. So I can go on….To whatever the will of God is.
Its the holy week. A few days before Resurrection Sunday. And I am just trying to reconnect more with my Lord. I am trying to be strong, in love, and forgiveness, as Christ was, and is. I am reminded of His sacrifice, and that there was no greater sacrifice. Then what He did. I am being quiet. Avoiding social media. The toxicity of that, politics. etc.
There is a part of me, where I don’t understand, those who do not take His word, and love to heart. But maybe thats not my place.
Maybe I am just called to walk alone, without these people, but love them in my heart anyway. Isn’t that what Christ did, in the sense, that He takes all these sins, thoughts, and just covers them with love?
And I feel like emphasizing that thought in love. Just love them. Be grateful, they touched your life. Even though they are not near me. For whatever reasons. Just remember the good times, just hold them close, in hope and thought, because God loves them too. Pray for them, because you know their weak points. Pray, God helps them. Remember the laughs, remember the joy. The times, we prayed, or had fellowship, and it was all so very good. It really was…..But I cannot miss it, any longer, or long for it, because then it holds me back.
And I think if I can do that, I can let go, I can release them all in sweet feelings. I can have peace about it. I am going to call that obeying God, and trusting God in the matter. Because thats where I am at this point.
But in there is a place of reconciling with Him, to love Him, and to just come to that point, where you totally release everything to Him, because He is God. Because you see, you cannot control it, or take care of it always. But He can….
A BLESSING, IF YE OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, WHICH I COMMAND YOU THIS DAY: DEUTERONOMY 11:27 KJV.
Hope that makes sense, but that’s “Just My Thoughts” today….I love the Lord.
AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD, TO THEM WHO ARE THE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. ROMANS 8:28 KJV.
Please Note: I had published this, but deleted it. I felt the Lord telling me to remove it but now, I am republishing it. I have been dealing with things lately, that seem so overwhelming. But I am trusting God. I have not been making good decisions, in some ways. With people, or with trust issues. God knows. But I am dealing with things spiritually, and it all seems too much for me. But I am seeking God. This, is something I hope will help someone. This I write as an outlet. Again its not meant to hurt anybody if they read it. I would never want to do that. But some things in the spiritual realm cannot be reasoned, or understood. They need Gods attention. This is why I serve Him. Because I cannot always do things, but He can.
Instructions on how to deal with the spirit of jealousy. Why do I say one needs instructions on this matter? Because God dealt with it. And He is always our example. Recently, and I will not go into details, I witnessed the spirit of jealousy. And I knew I had to pray. I became silent. I knew it was wrong, but I did not know how to deal with it. And I prayed fervently for guidance, but also for this person. God answered me quickly. With instruction and His counsel. Because I prayed in love. Because I submitted to God, resisted the devil.
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. JAMES 4:7 KJV.
I believe this is the instruction and counsel God gave me, so I am sharing it here.
There Are Two Different Kinds Of Jealousy:
A good kind, that comes from God. And an evil kind that comes from the devil:
HOW ART HOU FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O lucifer, SON OF THE MORNING! HOW ART THOU CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND, WHICH DIDST WEAKEN THE NATIONS! FOR THOU HAST SAID IN THINE HEART, I WILL ASCENT INTO HEAVEN, I WILL EXALT MY THRONE ABOVE THE STARS OF GOD: I WILL SIT ALSO UPON THE MOUNT OF THE CONGREGATION, IN THE SIDES OF THE NORTH. I WILL ASCEND ABOVE THE HEIGHTS OF THE CLOUDS; I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH. YET THOU SHALT BE BROUGHT DOWN TO HELL, TO THE SIDES OF THE PIT. ISAIAH 14:12-15 King James.
So, do you, see the devils jealousy concerning God in this?
The good kind of jealousy, comes from God in the sense, that He is very jealous, when it comes to anything, or anybody, trying to steal His glory, or in protecting His people.
FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE, EVEN A JEALOUS GOD. DEUTERONOMY 4:24 King James.
He is fierce, when dealing with this, because He dealt with it, when it came to the devil. In the beginning. He dealt with it, and kicked out the devil, from heaven, because He would not allow any kind of strife, that stemmed from jealousy, in His Kingdom.
And because I know God, and I know His personality in this matter, I understand, why He would not allow that kind of jealousy in His Kingdom, because it does take away His glory.
So if he does not allow it, neither should we….
GOD IS JEALOUS, AND THE LORD REVENGETH; THE LORD REVENGETH AND IS FURIOUS; THE LORD WILL TAKE VENGEANCE ON HIS ADVERSARIES, AND HE RESERVETH WRATH FOR HIS ENEMIES. NAHUM 1:2 KJV.
The bad kind of jealousy, from the devil, tries to puff itself up. It can become pride. It tries to steal Gods glory. It tries to have what God has, by using tactics, that are not of love. It tries to manipulate, and that is another sign. Because it tries to control. Thats not of God.
It does try and take away His peace. The peace of God, because the jealousy will always rear up its ugly head like a snake. You cannot trust jealousy. It does deceive. It does make itself, a form of idolatry, and God will not allow that, because of His great love. Because He is love. But if you allow it, by not recognizing it, you are sinning.
If one studies the attributes of love. It does not puff itself up, love from God, it does not manipulate, it does not wish, bad, or hate anyone. It always forgives. It does not seek to control, or torment, or be a false witness etc. Lies etc. It is not counterfeit.
Love from God is not counterfeit, if the principles of God are applied. But one must see.
Jealousy, that is not of God, will do that. It opens doors, spiritually, that are not of God. So it must be dealt with. One might not even intend any ill, or evil, but because that spirit is allowed, it brings curses, that are not of God. It is a spiritual principle. Like what goes up, comes down. Well jealousy, brings curses. The hedge of protection, in pleading the blood of Jesus, and by departing from that, will close those doors to curses.
THE LORD WILL NOT SPARE HIM, BUT THEN THE ANGER OF THE LORD AND HIS JEALOUSY SHALL SMOKE AGAINST THAT MAN, AND ALL THE CURSES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK SHALL LIE UPON HIM, AND THE LORD SHALL BLOT OUT HIS NAME FROM UNDER HEAVEN. DEUTERONOMY 29:20 KJV.
Please note, from this verse, salvation can be lost. The name blotted out of the Book of Life.
One has to look at the perspective, of whether or not they have the jealousy. Or if they are the object of the jealousy. And deal with it.
How does one deal with it? First of all pray. Seek Gods wisdom, in this matter. But read on, and receive more understanding.
So, let us look at it first from the perspective of the person, who has the jealousy.
The jealousy, will make someone take their eyes off of God, and His promises. It is a strange form of idolatry. They may not even realize it, but it is a distraction. It is making them, look at the person, as a source of their problem. They may not mean to do that. Because they may love that person. But, when they begin to compare their life, to that person, in their attributes, qualifications, things they possess, people in their lives, they will compare. Jealousy is evident.
They may see themselves in a very low light, where they diminish their own attributes, or they lose their own self esteem, because they are constantly looking at that person, and it makes them feel inadequate. They are looking at that person, and not realizing it, taking their eyes off of God. The devil will use that against them.
This is not of God. Again, I will repeat this is not of God!
They inadvertently, begin to see that person, in a negative light, and as much as they may love someone, they cannot help but compare, with jealousy.
This is not healthy for someone to do this, because the spiritual soul ties, blocks their own blessings. Blocks their own gifts. Blocks doors opening for them, because they are looking at someone, with jealousy, and not totally looking at God.
This I believe is one of the greatest sins, the devil could try to deceive someone in, because he does not want people to be fulfilled, or blessed. This is again, one of his characteristics, because he was jealous of God.
I think for the Christian, who does not recognize this spirit, of jealousy, is playing with their salvation. Not only are they blocking their own personal blessings. I think they could lose their salvation. After all, the devil was in heaven, and he got kicked out of heaven, because of jealousy.
When one sees, that, one should distance themselves from the object of jealousy, and run to God. Run to the throne of God. Don’t walk. Run! Repent. See the danger of it. Because it can again, open doors that are not of God. And one never wants to do that.
Doors cannot open from God, if this sin, of jealousy is evident. It will block, the blessings of God. It is sin. To be jealous.
Prayers will not be heard. He says iniquities separates us, so He will not hear. So you have to repent and depart from anything that will cause that jealousy.
BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS, HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.
ISAIAH 59:2 KJV
You don’t have to be in someones life, to love them. And always love. Even if you love from a distance, with good thoughts. Prayers. Walk in love. This is how Christ said we would be known by, our love.
But if it is something, that is not dealt with, you have to see, love is the greatest sacrifice, to want the best for someone. So repent, and do what’s right.
Leaving someone alone, is a sacrifice….
As Christ did. See, He loved us so much, that He paid the penalty of our sins, so we could escape the legal penalty of sin. By giving His life, that was holy to stop the penalty of sin. Without Him, without His sacrifice, the enemy would have a victory, a legal right to attack, but you have your part in avoiding this sin, of jealousy, by recognizing it, departing from it, and submitting to God totally. Resisting the devil.
HE THAT COMMITTETH SIN IS OF THE DEVIL; FOR THE DEVIL SINNETH FROM THE BEGINNING. FOR THIS PURPOSE THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL. I JOHN 3:8 KJV.
So, if you are the object of someones jealousy…
You have to see, that the best thing, one must do, on your part, is to distance themselves from that person. Because real love, does not want to make someone unhappy. Real love, prays for that person. Because if you really love, someone you don’t want to make someone miserable. You do not want to hurt them. By staying in a relationship, or friendship, that constantly makes someone reminded, that you have what they want.
Love does not torment people. To torment. For the sake of tormenting. That is pure evil. Love does not provide a way or set up a path, to make someone jealous. So you have to gain strength, and walk away.
I have seen jealousy in my own life. And it has grieved me. I have not always recognized it. On my part, or on others. But, God has given me discernment, and I do understand it. Now. I do understand, that if it is not dealt with, it can bring unhappiness, block blessings, bring curses, and it is not healthy.
But I have also learned, that if you love people. You are happy for them. You don’t compare your life to theirs. You don’t compete. You don’t try to make them unhappy, because you are unhappy. You don’t try and put a guilt trip on someone, because they are blessed.
One has to see themselves what they have done, to make their own unhappiness, and not make others a focal point of their own mistakes or sins.
You have to recognize who God is, and how He dealt with this, and you have to see, its not healthy spiritually.
When I was younger, perhaps, I was jealous of folks. It seemed it brought out the worse in me. To lower my self-esteem. To always compare. That was immaturity on my part. I grew out of it. Life taught me that. My own sins, have shown me the error of my ways. I still grieve because of my sins.
I did come to a place, though, where I realized in life, there will always be prettier, more blessed, more talented, more richer, more people, who have things and attributes, gifts, characteristics that I do not have. And I don’t have to have something that does not belong to me. By striving for it, by jealousy.
But that does not discount, who God has made me. I am blessed. In my own right. Because of His Righteousness.
I don’t have to compare myself to them, because I am actually happy, for people, now when they are blessed. I see the fruit of it. I have joy, for others. I don’t compare my life, to their life. Even in the body of Christ.
Especially, in the body of Christ. Because that is not allowed in Gods Kingdom. And so if you are jealous on earth, I think again, you are playing with your salvation.
So, I don’t go about, trying, to make them feel bad, for having something I don’t have. Or have. I recognize, life is a journey. And I always have to try, to be in that place where I can hear from God, and obey God. Because His ways, are the way, of truth, and life. John 14:6 King James.
I know we all have gifts and callings, that God has placed in our lives, but they cannot be fulfilled, if the sin, of jealousy is there. It will block the blessings. And if you love someone, truly someone, you have to let them go, if you see jealousy on your side, or on theirs. Because that is not love. That is not love that comes from God.
It does not mean, it is forever. It does not mean, it cannot be rectified. Or even final. Perhaps, the friendship, or relationship, can be healed or mended, by time, by letting God into the situation, totally, by repenting, and by loving enough to let someone be.
Acknowledging the sin. Being honest about it. Letting God bless you, because you are obedient.
By, literally setting them free. Like the saying goes;
“If you love someone, or something set them free. If they belong to you, they will return.”
If not, well it was not meant to be by God.
One will see, it was not the will of God. And folks, one needs to be mindful of that, by not trying to manipulate people or situations, just because you love, or want them in your life.
In that time, of separation, quietness, God can bless you. God can open the doors for you. But you have to let go of the sin of this, to receive the blessing.
Even here I received this instruction, because I had to be silent. I could not react to that situation, because I could have damaged it far more then what it was. I know myself. I have a sharp tongue. But because I love this person, and more than anything, I love God, I managed self-control, to pray. To be silent.
To know that jealousy is a green eyed monster, that is the devil.
AND THE GREAT DRAGON WAS CAST OUT, THAT OLD SERPENT, CALLED THE DEVIL, AND satan, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD: HE WAS CAST OUT INTO THE EARTH, AND HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM. REVELATION 12:9 King James.
By letting the person go, you are taking the first step. Because then you are totally submitting to God, by recognizing the sin of this, and asking Him to change it. The distraction of that person, is no longer there, and the healing can begin. For you, and that person.
If its crossed a line though, where there is abuse, verbal, or physical, though, one should forgive, but one cannot forget. And in any area of jealousy one should forgive. But….
It is hard to trust, anybody, when these lines have been crossed. Into personal space, or spiritual space.
When one apologizes, it should be, where, one is not reminded of that because forgiveness is there. One should not apologize and then repeat the offense. Because then its just lip service. But it should not be brought up again, to be used against a person.
So proceed or withdraw with caution. If one is truly using discernment from God, they will recognize the spirit of jealousy. It may take some time. It does not always manifest itself. But if it is there, it will reveal itself, sooner or later. Even in the strangest of conditions. I have seen it time, and time again.
If someone tells you, they are jealous. Of you, or who you are. Believe them. See, you cannot confuse, that for being happy for someone because it comes from a place of comparing. And that is not healthy spiritually, for either party.
SUFFER NOT THY MOUTH TO CAUSE THY FLESH TO SIN; NEITHER SAY THOU BEFORE THE ANGEL, THAT IT WAS AN ERROR: WHEREFORE SHOULD GOD BE ANGRY AT THY VOICE, AND DESTROY THE WORK OF THINE HANDS. ECCLESIASTES 5:6. KJV.
In this scripture I see, admitting the truth in this, not denying the jealousy, will be the beginning to set someone free.
Don’t ever take someones weakness, in matter like this, and use it. Against them. Don’t flaunt your attributes, or whatever it is, that person, is struggling with, and try to make them feel inadequate. Because they are jealous. I think God would and could punish someone, for trying to use that against them. Don’t play with these spiritual matters.
Fear God. I do.
Thats why I think one should depart from situations like that.
SO WILL I MAKE MY FURY TOWARD THEE TO REST, AND MY JEALOUSY SHALL DEPART FROM THEE, AND I WILL BE QUIET, AND WILL BE NO MORE ANGRY. EZEKIEL 16:42 KJV.
Just remember this, that kind of jealousy is not of God.
Any child of God, who wants God to bless them, or that person, they love, should depart. So the devil can depart. And pray, always constantly pray for someone. See the enemy, does come to kill, steal and destroy. Don’t give him a legal right to attack you, or someone else.
And because I recently seen this, and though, I love this person dearly, it has made me pray for this person, more fervently, because I love this person, and I would never want to make this person unhappy, or sorrowful, by comparing myself to this person, or this person, to compare herself to me. I want this person, happy, blessed, fulfilled, in Christ. And as much as it grieves me to let this person go, I will, so the enemy will not have any place in this matter.
It just is not healthy, for myself, as well, spiritually, to think my happiness would make them miserable, so I would rather, just walk away, and see if God can heal this. Because if I don’t… Every time, I would see this person, I would think is this person o.k. now, or am I still a thorn in this persons side? For this person to be jealous. I never want to be used by the enemy, to bring jealousy, or unhappiness to anyone. Thats not who I am. In Christ.
I know God always uses things I go through, to help others, and I hope it helps. This is why I write. I am just someone who can and will be obedient to God, to share truth. And truth, brings light.
This is my way of trying to heal my own heart. My own sadness. By writing about this. It is not meant to hurt anybody. Or to make someone feel bad. This is a deep rooted matter, that can hurt any of us. I am just trying to be brave enough, to express this so it can help others. And yes again, myself. For healing spiritually.
Get a King James bible. Look up scriptures on jealousy, understand Gods perspective in this, and let this be your guide. Understand how God saw jealousy, and be healed. Things can heal, but you always have your part.
Hope this helps someone. God bless you, always come from a place of repentance, and a turning away of any sin, so you can have Gods love rest on you.
So jealousy can depart.
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Have you ever met someone, or found within yourself that spirit of delusion? The spirit, that thinks it’s right. That is so argumentative, and determined because frankly, they believe what they see, say, and believe. But it’s wrong. And its hard for that person to admit, or to see, for whatever reason….
That if you presented truth to them, they would reject it. The facts, may be quite evident. But they cannot distinguish between black or white. They will call evil good, and good evil. It does not make sense.
So one can conclude, that they are delusional.
Well that comes from a lie. The father of lies, the enemy. The devil. And it is quite sad, when one knows truth, but one does see, folks, who would rather believe the lie. Would rather, pursue something, but it is a falsehood.
And that’s always the goal of the enemy. To deceive. To make something look like a counterfeit. To fool someone totally. And that is a spirit of delusion.
The King James scriptures, here, talk about it.
REMEMBER YE NOT, THAT, WHEN I WAS YET WITH YOU, I TOLD YOU THESE THINGS? AND NOW YE KNOW WHAT WITHOLDETH THAT HE MIGHT BE REVEALED IN HIS TIME.
FOR THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY, DOTH ALREADY WORK; ONLY HE WHO NOW LETTETH WILL LET, UNTIL HE BE TAKEN OUT OF THE WAY.
AND THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED, WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH, AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING:
EVEN HIM, WHOSE COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF satan WITH ALL POWER AND SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS, AND WITH ALL DECEIVABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH;
BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED.
AND FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH, BUT HAD PLEASURE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
II THESSALONIANS 2:5-12 KING JAMES.
Gee that last verse scares me, as it should you. Because one is damned, who does not believe the truth, and who has pleasure in unrighteousness. Yes, it is a spirit of delusion, if you rejoice in unrighteousness. Only you and God can answer that. The devil will not tell you that truth, because again, he wants to deceive you.
IN WHOM THE god OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM. II CORINTHIANS 4:4 KJV.
So be careful who you ask…..
And you really have to understand the root of it. Because it can come from many sources. It could be generational. It could be because someone did not pursue truth, to begin with. It could be, someone was taught to lie, to be deceptive, so that the spirit of delusion came to that person very easily. But it always comes from denying God, and His truth, His gospel.
Again, are you using a King James? Thats the first step to defeating the spirit of delusion.
So, one must understand, it is very manipulative. It is very controlling, the spirit of delusion.
In any event, it does steal from a persons soul, it does deceive, and it does cripple a person spiritually, so they cannot have real discernment, unless they make it right with God. They cannot see clearly, because the spirit of delusion, clouds their thinking…
But one can be cured, or healed from that spirit of delusion, to see the truth.
By repentance. By acknowledging one may have that spirit of delusion. Because frankly, they do not have the mind of Christ in matters. And only Christ, can deliver someone. Yet, it also takes wisdom, from God, to have discernment in such matters. So one must repent, and accept Christ as Lord and savior. To be delivered. One must desire, and love truth. Gods truth. Yearn for it, so one will not be consumed by the lie, and perish.
I guess, I see it, because I have had poor judgement in the past. I had it, when I was not a true Christian. Sure, I believed in God, but I did not know his truth, like I do now, and I was very prone to being deceived. I don’t think that spirit of delusion left me, until, I totally submitted to God, resisted the enemy, and he left. I had to see the error of my own ways. Letting go of pride, to think, I could do it my way…..
FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST. I CORINTHIANS 2:16 KJV.
So, in some matters, I suppose, I was delusional, especially, in my youth. because I was not in the truth. Experience in life, can show you the fruit of that. When you are not in the truth, of who God is, and what He expects, its very easy, to have a spirit of delusion.
But now, I am a little bit more wiser. A lot more submissive to God, totally, in fact, as I state it here. Because I fear God. And fear of God, can keep you out of trouble. Not only spiritually, but in life.
I understand His commandments, and law. I am not perfect. I know, I can sin, and fall short of His glory, but I don’t take grace for granted. But this is a gift He gives in understanding. It’s not me, its Him, because I let Him rule my spirit, in His truth. And I am very aware, to not try and sin, or to do something that is morally wrong, or deceptive. I always pray for discernment, so I will not have a spirit of delusion. I understand one does reap what they sow. And no, its not karma. Quit saying that, if you do, because its not King James scriptural.
Have you ever met someone, and you got good or bad vibes from them? Well thats your gut instinct. Also known by the Holy spirit. If you have submitted to God. But if it is led by God, you will see the good. But also understand what is evil, and not good, according to His truth, a King James bible.
If the spirit is bad, it will seek company with those who likely, do not know God, and do things that are quite questionable. Because in retrospect, their spirit is led by the devil. It will blind someones good judgment, to believe a lie about someone.
But you always have to see, is there something there, that could be blocking discernment or understanding, to give the spirit of delusion?
God tells us…
I ALSO WILL CHOOSE THEIR DELUSIONS, AND WILL BRING THEIR FEARS UPON THEM; BECAUSE WHEN I CALLED, NONE DID ANSWER; WHEN I SPAKE, THEY DID NOT HEAR: BUT THEY DID EVIL BEFORE MINE EYES, AND CHOSE THAT IN WHICH I DELIGHTED NOT. ISAIAH 66:4 KING JAMES.
Like the saying goes, misery, loves company. And to be delusional, is frankly a miserable state of mind, to be in. One needs the mind of Christ.
I am scratching the surface, here, but you have to understand, how important it is to be in Gods truth. Or you can be deceived.
Again, folks, I highly recommend a King James bible. You cannot be receiving the mind of Christ, if something you are using, is counterfeit, because it has been corrupted. Get in there, and search, and search. Keep praying, and repenting, till you see the truth. And you will. Then you will understand, the spirit of delusion.
You can yourself, be delusional. But one must understand, it is a principle, God has placed. And if one is not right with God, well they will have a spirit of delusion.
Hope this helps someone. And just remember, if you see someone who is delusional, who does believe a lie. Don’t argue with them. Let them go. Don’t get caught up in their strife. There is a strange spirit in that.
Just let them be….sure pray for them. But walk away.
In Christ, totally, and His love,
LEAD ME IN THY TRUTH, AND TEACH ME: FOR THOU ART THE GOD OF MY SALVATION; ON THEE DO I WAIT ALL THE DAY. PSALMS 25:5 KJV.
There are times, when one must wait on the Lord, be still, hold your ground, and be stubborn. Because these are times of testing. These are times of endurance. These are times, of growth, where you are adamant, to believe the promises of God.
And believe me, I know, God tests us.
See, it is easy to give up. It is easy, to back down. And frankly, who wants to face battles, or spiritual battles, and be in a situation, where you are challenged?
I grew up fighting. Did I want to? No, the first time, I was challenged, I wanted to back down, and run away. But something, within, told me, I had to fight, or I could not face myself. And that was as a very young child. I had to respect myself, or I knew, no one else would respect me.
Now, I know, there are times, I do have to fight, but in a different way, sometimes, where I wait on the Lord, hold my ground, and be stubborn, because of who God is. Because He sees me. Because He tests me. And because I have seen Him fight my battles. But I only win, the battle on my knees to God.
I will be the first to admit, when I look at my own track record, I have made some terrible mistakes, for love, for friendship, for my own personal desires. And I have paid the price, I have reaped terribly in some areas. Because it was sin.
It has made me seek God, all the more. It has made me want to please Him, even when I don’t understand, why? Or how, or His ways.
LET INTEGRITY AND UPRIGHTNESS PRESERVE ME FOR I WAIT ON THEE. PSALMS 25:21 KJV.
This poor judgement on my part, has brought me to my knees, repenting, pleading with God. I have prayed for some things that in my life, that did not prosper. And many times, I have regretted, not being successful in certain matters. But it is not over, until God says it is over.
Even now, I have felt challenged, and I want to be gracious in a certain matter. But that would be weakness. That would be defeating the cause, in which God has made. In this test.
WAIT ON THE LORD: BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN THINE HEART: WAIT I SAY ON THE LORD. PSALMS 27:14 KJV.
And I have felt the Lord, speak to my heart, and tell me NO! Do not give in. Do not betray yourself. Do not betray me. Do not open up communication. Do not try and make a way. Do not! Do not be weak in this matter. You are right, now follow through. Do not concede, or give up, do not fail!
And I won’t get into the details…..
But I have to be stubborn in this matter. Because it is a spiritual matter. As much as I love, in this, I have to do whats right in the sight of God. I have to be loyal to God first. I have to wait on Him. I have to hold my ground. I have to be stubborn. I have to prove my love to Him. In this test.
REST IN THE LORD, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM: FRET NOT THYSELF BECAUSE OF HIM WHO PROSPERETH IN HIS WAY, BECAUSE OF THE MAN WHO BRINGETH WICKED DEVICES TO PASS. CEASE FROM ANGER, AND FORSAKE WRATH: FRET NOT THYSELF IN ANY WISE TO DO EVIL. FOR EVIL DOERS SHALL BE CUT OFF: BUT THOSE THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. PSALMS 37:7-9 KJV.
I know the battle is His. I just have to be obedient to God. I just have to submit to God, and resist the devil. And when I do, I tell God this. And when I tell him that, I actually renounce the devil, his enemy, and God fights my battles.
SUBMIT YOURSELVES THEREFORE TO GOD. RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU. JAMES 4:7 KJV.
BECAUSE OF HIS STRENGTH WILL I WAIT UPON THEE; FOR GOD IS MY DEFENCE. PSALMS 59:9 KJV.
Do you see, where I get my strength? It is in obedience to God. Its in proving my self to him. By waiting on the Lord, being still, holding my ground, and being stubborn, because of Him.
I must avoid pride. I must avoid, wanting power. Or money. Or anything that is ungodly. I must avoid any kind of spiritual nonsense, that does not come from His throne. Even if they claim, they come in the name of the Lord. I will know them, by their fruit. I must avoid anything that is not of God. Or not in the nature of who HE is. Being careful about being distracted. Focus on Christ, and never letting go of His hand. NEVER!
I must avoid any characteristic of the enemy, or I will be my own worst enemy. I must walk in love, forgiving, and embracing all of the promises of God.
When my inner voice, that is not always in tune to Gods promises, tells me negative things. I must rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Deny the lies from the enemy! And claim the promises of God. By writing them, speaking them, praying them and embracing God, for He does not lie. So my inner voice will always be in tune with God. This is my responsibility, this is my soul, and I must nurture it in Christ, and good King James truth, that is holy, and powerful, in discernment, to avoid….The lies that come from the enemy. So this is why…
WAIT ON THE LORD, AND KEEP HIS WAY, AND HE SHALL EXALT THEE TO INHERIT THE LAND; WHEN THE WICKED ARE CUT OFF, THOU SHALT SEE IT. PSALMS 37:34 KJV.
I give God all the Glory, Honor, and Praise. Because of who HE is. Because of what HE did on that cross for me, and you. That breaks the curses, every time. That precious blood of Jesus that I plead. And so I will not compromise that, in any way. It is in holiness, that makes a way. For Christ is the way, the truth, and life.
I WILL PRAISE THEE FOREVER, BECAUSE THOU HAST DONE IT: AND I WILL WAIT ON THY NAME; FOR IT IS GOOD BEFORE THY SAINTS. PSALMS 52:9 KJV.
This is why I am adamant about the word I use, this is why, I will not compromise. When I err, and I do, I repent. I don’t let it pile up, any more, into more disobedience. I refuse to compromise my soul, my future, my life in playing with my salvation, or playing with spiritual matters.
I fear God.
And I just know, that right now, I will submit to God in all matters, and let Him, do the fighting. I am keeping my peace, and I will not be struggling, in my mind, as the battle.
I will accept the will of God. I will, trust God, and I will obey God, in my matters, of just waiting on Him, being still, holding my ground and stubborn.
I hope this blesses you somehow. As I close, and praise and thank God.
SAVE US, O LORD, OUR GOD, AND GATHER US FROM AMONG THE HEATHEN, TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THY HOLY NAME, AND TO TRIUMPH IN THY PRAISE.
PSALM 106:47. KJV.
In Christ, Elena Ramirez
It is Christmas day, I just put my turkey in the oven. And had some coffee with hubby. Our son, is in the next room sleeping. We will open our humble presents later. We did not go all out, buying lots of gifts for a couple of reasons. But we are content, we know why.
My tree is humble. I did not put up our big tree, for a couple of reasons. But I feel Christmas in my heart.
I feel it, because of Christ. I feel it because I know, truly the reason for the season, is because of who He is. And I was thinking, of how yes, He came, with angels announcing Him, and a star that guided wise men, to seek Him. The saying is true. Wise men still seek Him.
Luke 2:10-14 King James, is a great gift of scriptures, because it tell us about His holy birth.
AND THE ANGEL SAID UNTO THEM, FEAR NOT: FOR BEHOLD I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY, WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE. FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVID A SAVIOR, WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD. AND THIS SHALL BE A SIGN UNTO YOU: YE SHALL FIND THE BABE WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHES, LYING IN A MANGER. AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS WITH THE ANGEL A MULTITUDE OF THE HEAVENLY HOST PRAISING GOD AND SAYING. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN.
In these King James scriptures so much is said about what God is trying to tell us. To give us good tidings, but to announce who Christ is, to give us a sign. And to remind us to always praise God. I do even here. Lord, I praise you, and thank you Lord Jesus. And yes to have good will toward people. I will elaborate on that, but even here, yes I do.
See, because if you do seek and praise Him, you do become wise. But there are ways, and principles of God, that cannot be compromised when you seek Him. He is the way, the truth, and life. But you have to do things His way, in His truth, for truly life abundantly. To give Him glory.
I actually have learned in the way, it is in the Bible one may use. It just goes to show that the King James is over 400 years old. Its holy, and anointed. It has power. When I read His word, I feel and sense it is Gods voice. Not another, who disobeyed, God in this, and corrupted His word, by changing it, deleting it, or adding to it.
So, this morning, as I share this verse. I want you to think about who Jesus was, and is. See even though, He went on the cross for us, and died, He is alive. He was resurrected. He went to hell, and got the keys, from the devil. So we can be free.
He is as alive as you and I, if we sat down and talked. This is why I have relationship with Christ. I do not have a religion.
But here is one gift, He gives us, I want you to reflect on. By His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5. King James.
BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES; THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM, AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
I know He can heal anybody or anything really. And I know this for myself, because He has healed me physically, on many an occasion, but also spiritually. I truly know this. Because I was so very lost, so very broken, and yes still broken in some ways, that I will not elaborate on.
But it does not hold me back any more. I accept that there can still be some healing. In my lifetime. I don’t limit God, and I know I just must trust Him.
But I want you to understand, when you are healed spiritually, you truly can sense your salvation. You get an understanding, of what was, and is, but what can be with Christ. I am happy this morning spiritually, and truly the joy of who He is, is in my heart, mind and soul. Healed. Its Christmas morning, glory to God!
I just thought, why He came. Yes, to save us. To be the answer to sin, to take our sins, to cleanse us of the curse of sin. But to heal us.
The world, so tries to tempt us, with this or that, and the enemy knows that. I have not always been perfect in such matters, and I have had poor judgement, even with people.
In fact, I had a “scrooge dream” of sorts last night.
I dreamt of a friend, that I thought was a friend in Christ. I loved this lady dearly. For many years, I thought we were sisters in Christ.
Well, we did have a parting of ways, over a year ago, and I have written here about it, now and then, and I have tried to let go of it, but I think I am now healed from that friendship.
I dreamt, I was very angry with her in my dream. I was so angry, that if I could, I would have slapped her. I told her, that, and exactly how she hurt me, and then I dreamt a door bell rang, and I woke up.
It made me think that I must still have held great resentment for her actions, but I saw how ugly it made me feel. It was like God was telling me that He was taking that hurt away, and to just let it go. I thought, I had, but obviously my dream told me differently. The door bell, I heard was a warning, I believe to let it go in His love.
It was a Christmas dream that released me. Because I do not ever want to be that way, with anybody. I want to obey God, in forgiveness, and His love. So, I am letting it go. By even writing it here. I am letting go of what I felt. It is done, over, and a lesson of life. I pray God bless her, as I go on.
So, I truly believe one of my gifts of healing spiritually, is for me to be healed. From that friendship. The sense of betrayal I felt from her. Even to God. That I sensed from her, in choices she made that made me feel a Judas spirit and a Jezebel spirit. When I think of her actions. See, if you play dumb, you will be dumb. And she did do that, on occasion, but I always extended grace. But she could not do that for me. We cannot change people, only Christ can change us.
But I sense that today, I sense that, for many reasons, with great anticipation, and hope.
I feel free, in Christ. I feel hope, and love, and joy, and my trust in our Lord is so sweet.
I sense the baby Jesus in my heart, to make my life, more innocent again, like a child like faith. I hate sin. I hate, what sin, can do, when we allow it in our lives. I know the difference. I know what Christ has taught me, but I just long for His presence as my present. This whole week has been a lesson, in so many ways, that I have felt conviction to do this or that.
I know by His stripes, I am healed. Physically and spiritually. I praise God, and give Him glory. May you have a blessed Christmas.
I know we all can have different reflective moments of who He is. That the star that shined, above to guide those wise men, can shine for you. But you have to ponder on Him. You have to be like those wise men, who seek Him. You have to see, that there are things that will try to distract you from Him. But don’t let anybody, or anything, separate you from the true love of God, that can only come from Christ.
Merry Christmas, and happy New year.