What does one do when THEY think (emphasis on they, not God) they have already dealt with and resolved an "issue" in their life and thought it was finished and over with? A lot of our "issues" have a way of laying dormant for long periods of time and tend to come out when times are stressful! Such as changing a job, family issues, health issues, or when one is struggling financially! Well when all those things hit all at once, a volcano is bound to erupt and spread molten lava all over the everywhere and everything! Or in human terms your emotions can get hold of you and ooze all over the people around you and someone can get burned if accidentally caught in the line of fire!!
These issues are known in the spiritual Rhelm as "Strongholds" and can cause a lot of trouble when not addressed and resolved at root core of the issue! Sometimes someone may need deliverance from a stronghold to get complete victory! Sometimes is takes more than 1 time of going to God in prayer and deliverance to get completely delivered, kinda like peeling an onion in layers! Sometimes God has to deal with us in layers, tearing down 1 stronghold at a time till He gets to the real root stronghold! satan is very sneaky and he will take his time slowly destroying us if we don't become wise to his schemes!!
Fear, worry, stress, anxiety, self pity,and anger are often key strongholds that one might need deliverance from! All of these are sin and if we are to have complete victory in Christ Jesus, we must deal with these strongholds and get deliverance or they can literally kill you!! Fear killed my mother! There very thing she was afraid of, cancer, killed her because she was afraid to go to a doctor till it was too late! Anger can kill you by causing unforgiveness which can result in diseases that can kill you! Stress can cause heart problems and raise your blood pressure and become a silent killer like a ticking time bomb! At the very least, anger can come out at the most inappropriate times and make you regret what you have said and wish you had never said it! Which can open up a whole can of worms! All these things can also result in severe depression too!
I myself have had to recently re-deal with some issues that I thought I had (again, emphasis on I thought) dealt with and completely resolved! I have gone through a complete change in my life in aspiring to become the woman of God that the Lord wants me to be! We all need to aspire to become Woman and Men of God we are meant to be able to complete the work God has sent us here to complete!! I don't know if God allowed this per say like what happened to Job, or if somehow I opened the door to satan by letting my guard down? But a lot hit me all at once, I recently changed jobs and lost my dental coverage and I got some bad news about my teeth, my niece and her family who live in Egypt were right in the middle of everything going on there with the unrest which was scary, I had a family member hurt me, and I have been struggling financially! satan took complete advantage of me due to my own spiritual unrest in my life and was torturing me while I was trying to sleep and for about 2 weeks I was not getting more than 3 hours sleep a night! I was physically and mentally exhausted!! Since I was so tired both physically and mentally, I was not aware consciously what satan was doing and my filters slowly came off! I was not fully aware of what was going on till I sought prayer from some valuable Godly Christian woman in my life! I had unknowingly let my guard down. Training for my new job was so early in the morning that I was extremely tired by 6pm in the evening. I was to tired to do anything but go to work and sleep. I stopped reading my bible and devotions. I now know that was a huge opening for satan due to not being grounded in God's word daily! I started listening to and believing satan's lies about myself and what other's thought of me and also opened a door for him to torture me!!
Due to all this and letting my filters and guard down * *BAM * * out came the emotional bomb on some poor unsuspecting sales rep at a store who couldn't help me!! I am so grateful to God for convicting me immediately!! I felt so bad for what I had said that I must have gone back to the store and apologized to her about 15 separate times!!
We need to always be on guard against the pit falls of anger, self pity, fear, worry, stress, and anxiety, especially when we are weary and tired!! These demonic pitfalls are the greatest danger we face as Christians! Stay complete away from even the edges of those pits! The edges can crumble way to easily and before you know it, you are down in the pit and they can come onto you so sutble and you might not even be aware they are there till they have already established a stronghold in your life as they had done to me!! It is a lot harder to get out of the pits, than to just stay away all together!! CONTINUE TO ALWAYS BE ON GUARD TO THE DEVIL'S SCHEMES!!
I have said all this just to let the world know and be fully aware of satan and his manipulating and schemes!! We as Christians must stay in the Word of God and stay grounded and stay in fellowship with believers to fully be protected! The bible says fellowshipping with other believers is a KEY COMPONENT to a healthy Spiritual life in Christ Jesus!! Don't think just because you gave your life to the Lord that you are saved from persecution, cause that is a lie straight from the pit of hell!! The bible tells us that we will have persecution in our Christian walk, but that Christ will walk with us through that and get us to the other side if we allow Him!! Please allow Jesus to walk you through to the other side!! Allow God to change you into the image of Christ that we ALL need to be!!
Good, solid ways to be on guard are to continually keep your eyes on Jesus! Continually have a thankful, grateful heart, even when times are hard! Continually be in prayer and conversation with our Lord Jesus Christ! Sing praises and worship to the Lord! Also put on your full armor of God to stand against the firey darts of the evil one!! That goes on the front and God will have your back at all times!! God Bless you all!!
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of rightousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven! - Matthew 5:10
Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest! Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me! For I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soul! For My yoke is easy and My burden is light! - Matthew 11:28
Seek 1st the kingdom of heaven, and His righteousness!!
Lord Jesus, thank You for giving me the weapons to defeat the devils schemes and lies! Help me to ALWAYS make good use of them! Thank You Jesus for being with me through my pain and struggles and helping me get through to the other side!! Thank You for helping me discover that satan has been attacking my mind and that he is the father of ALL lies!! THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME AND THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU FOR DRAWING ME AND WOOING ME INTO YOUR MOST HOLY KINGDOM!! I LOVE YOU FATHER GOD!! Amen!!
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