15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.
16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.
17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.
Are you confused about certain events in your life at the moment?
Are you at a loss for words to describe what exactly is going on?
Are you bewildered by the circumstances that seemed initially like a joke which eventually led to what is happening now?
Seems you have no one to turn to neither do you see a shoulder nearby to lean on for comfort and support
Things that utterly depress and frustrate repeatedly happen to you and you wonder why
Character traits that you display and know that you must stop but just seem not to know how to once you start but you feel all wrong when you give in to the temptation?...JAMES 1:
Oftentimes you do make a great effort to stop once you start but no show!
Why do the same things happen in your family line, either through the father side or mother side?
Always in the same recurring sequence from one family member to another
Repetitive circumstances, situations that defy logical explanation
A story of a forty five year old lady comes to mind, who one day, suddenly realized that in the past twelve years, she had been through series of relationships that almost resulted in marriage but at the point of commitment the men backed out for one flimsy excuse or the other
She also realized that her mum had the same history, relationship wise, her grandmother and great-grandmother were married several times over and had children for different fathers and often out of wedlock
Aunties and her siblings who were females were not left out of this peculiarity
She had to undergo a deliverance ministration before she could be set free from this ancestral bondage over her family, which they all had thought in the past,was one of those things in which you win some you lose some!
Another family experienced sudden death early in life, from generation to generation
Terminal illness at a certain age always recurring from one family member to another is not a new thing to some others
Some families experience mental disease, others have a history of husbands who are terrible wife abusers and beaters, others have individuals who turn out to have psychopathic and criminal tendencies,
Yet another; drunkenness or drug addiction or some other type of addiction, even eating disorder!
Is it an illness that you are battling with or a nasty character trait that you cannot seem to get rid of (despite the fact that you are a bona-fide born again Christian)? With all effort you try so hard to emulate the character of our Lord Jesus Christ
TO MENTION JUST A FEW, WHICH ONE IS YOUR BATTLE?
ANGER--- The destroyer of men, homes and nations; this descends upon you and rushes through you like a whirl wind or a tornado crushing and destroying everything in it’s path before you can be brought back down to Earth or you regain any form of sensibility
JELOUSY---The green-eyed monster they call it! You cannot seem to help being that way around anyone who has what you do not and even what you do have!
You feel you must always be one step above everyone around you and must always shine more than your subordinates and even equals, so when they do SHINE more, you go mad and into frenzy, they become your worst enemies because of WHO they are or WHAT they have!
This is a relative of jealousy and walks usually together ACHIEVING THE SAME GOAL OF DESTRUCTIVENESS….physical or emotional.
……what you have is never enough or good enough---the grass is greener on the other side
…….this also is a sister to lack of contentment. You always have an eye on what belongs to someone else…..ROMANS 7:7
Lacking any form of emotion towards mankind because of old hurts……you just never can empathize with people whenever they are hurt or in need of comfort and encouragement, because your thinking is… “SO WHAT”?!
PREJUDICE—Hitler felt this way as well, he thought he was better than the rest of humanity and all others did not deserve to exist and if they must be allowed to, then they must pay their keep daily with their blood!
Typecasting and stigmatizing a race, people, tribe or group is an instinctive trait in you, always finding fault of one person’s character in ‘their’ people!
CONTINUED HOSTILITY TOWARDS EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE,
NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE and everyone around you.
“This is not possible”, is your daily motto
MALICE KEEPING, which really stems from an unforgiving and a vindictive spirit
GOSSIPING --- Always finding a reason to pull someone around you down in words with a nasty tongue ……. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh!
TROUBLE SHOOTING SPIRIT ….. you are the true master of strife, you could strategize the next world war since you do it so well among brethren in the church, group of friends and family members---visibly and undercover, the Lord says,
I know thy works and where thou dwellest, ---I have a few things against thee, ---Rev 2:13,14
SO, WHAT TO DO IN THIS SITUATION THAT SEEMS TO OVERWHELM AND SINK YOU DEEPER AND DEEPER IN THIS MIRY CLAY?
Brothers and sisters know ye not that,
WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING
Break loose and burst free with all the strength of God that you have within you
Pray without ceasing and put your actions into motion as well, make an attempt to grab
That God –given destiny from the enemy and by FORCE!
Praise and worship God till that demon of anger dashes out of you in fear and anger of sudden and unceremonious eviction
Praise violently till that cancer, hypertension, hepatitis or other so called inherited illness and disEASE, leaves your family line and household
Pray till that evil spirit of prejudice leaves your family, it must stop! Passing it down the ancestry is no more fashionable if it does not benefit, especially if that person is headed for hell and does not even know it
FAST, because some of these ones do not go away, except by prayer and fasting
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Do you want a permanent victorious Christian living?
“He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a
book.” – Benjamin Franklin
THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL US ONLY MAKE US STRONGER
AFFIRM AND CONFESS DAILY WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT—I AM MOVING FORWARD THIS YEAR.
An educative piece. Thanks for the clarity. I believe it will help many to recognise the spirits at work and move towards breaking the destructive cycle. God bless you as you continue to enligten others.