Depressed Saints, What's that? modified
by Lisa Walker Thomas
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Thank you to two of my sisters in the body of Christ who pointed out to me that depression is a real and identifiable illness. I don't mean to discredit the fact that depression is a real illness. That's not what I'm attempting to do here. I understand depression is real, is palpable. At the same time the word of God says, He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquity and the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are HEALED. We can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us be it physical, mental or emotional, he is an ever present help in the time of trouble, we must remember to call him. I understand that depression is real, but so is our God.
Whatís going on? I have saints telling me theyíre depressed, what? Come again? I say that because members of the body of Christ are saying out of their mouths, they are depressed! My God, my God! How can this be especially if Saints are slaying demonic forces daily in the spirit realm? So I say again whatís going on, why are some of the Saints depressed? How can that be? Donít you know the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.
Satan is not playing with us!
So itís time that we stop playing with him! The Lord Jesus said these signs shall follow them that believe in my name they shall cast out demons, they shall speak with new tongues, they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not harm them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover! (Mark 16:17)
The bible says SHALL, it doesnít say might, perhaps, I think it will, it just may happen, the word of God says SHALL! So I say again, whatís going on Saints! Not one more time, not one more minute do I want to hear the Saints say theyíre depressed! If youíre depressed that means youíre in the wilderness baby! GET OUT OF THERE! God the Father gave you a weapon, open your MOUTH with ALL Boldness and declare what thus said the Lord and send those demonic spirits back to the gates of hell!
In her book, Rules of Engagement, Dr. Cindy Trimm encourages us to cancel, rebuke, cast out, destroy, decree, declare, overrule, disallow, take control, nullify, prohibit, and overthrow the works of the enemy RIGHT NOW IN THE NAME OF JESUS! Cast out anything that will exalt itself against the knowledge of God on today, you are a blood washed, Holy Ghost filled born again believer in the body of Christ andthe gates of hell CAN NOT prevail against you. Satan the Lord Jesus Christ rebuke you!
CALL OUT THOSE SCRIPTURES! REMEMBER YOU COME IN THE VOLUME OF THE BOOK! HE THAT DWELLS IN SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY, LORD JESUS!
Depressed? Who? When? Where? How? I cast out the spirit of depression in all itís forms and send it back to the gates of hell! I call Holy Ghost Boldness to be my portion right now in the Name of Jesus! I come with the boldness of the Holy Ghost declaring what thus said the Lord. The Lord Jesus said these things and GREATER things SHALL you do in my name!
STOP BEING DISTRACTED! God is bigger than a gas bill, car note, and mortgage, thatís lack... cancel lack in your life right now, IN JESUS Name! Move past it in Jesus Name! God the Father said I shall supply all of your needs! Do you believe it? Walk in it! I donít care what man has to say, stop looking at circumstance, thatís distraction! Open your eyes Saints and see the tricks of the enemy it's a distraction! You have POWER in the Spirit Realm open your mouth and declare what thus said the Lord! I DON'T CARE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE!
One more thing SaintsÖwhatever problem youíre having right now cast it at the feet of the Lord Jesus, because if youíre still here, that means he brought you through before, so guess what? He will bring you through again, take your place, and be about your fathers business thereís a war going on! Itís a war for souls, lay your problems at the feet of our Savior and get back in this fight, put on the full armor of God and STAND!
I cancel all demonic influences, spirits, wickedness, lies, threats, anxieties, fear, and anything that would exalt itself against the knowledge of God on today in Jesus Name.
Saints youíre not depressed, youíre not cast down, and youíre not destroyed you come in the volume of the book (Psalm 40:7). Spirit of Depression engulfing the body of Christ I cast you out with all authority granted unto me by the power of the Holy Ghost and I send you back to gates of hell and I call my brothers and sisters out of the wilderness as we breathe the promise of God with all assurance as our faith establishes our belief in the word of God, thus moving THE HAND OF GOD.
To God be the Glory for the things He has done!
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Glory! Thank You, Lord...and BLESS you Lisa for speaking out God's truth and deliverance with great conviction and confidence in Him. I will say this about depression - it can be a generational stronghold in families -- I have witnessed it. But EVERY stronghold IS defeated at the Cross. And by FAITH we stand in that truth. Lisa, this article's a powerful 'keeper'. Preach it! And I will share it with my prayer team and will follow your writing! Keep on keepin' on the GOOD fight! xo in Jesus, Susan M
I have days when I am right there with you! How can we, as His children, with all of His blessings to look forward to, be depressed? It's totally wrong to feel that way. Unfortunately though, I have a depression that has played with my feelings for most of my adult life. Be it mental response to life, physical response to chemicals, or just plain response to what the world holds in its toy box. It is a fact. I have responded at times to medicine, which tells me that it is in part physical. I have responded at times to therapy, which tells me that it is in part mental. When I hear about something horrible happening to a child, or some other wicked thing happening out there, and respond by hiding my soul away for the day in protection, it tells me that it is partly just a saint reacting to a world that shouldn't be. Mental illness is just as real as Physical illness. So far we Saints have not managed to totally "Throw of the chains that bind". As good as the Lord is, sometimes He lets illness be a part of our lives. What could the difference be between physical and mental health? I think that there is not a lot of difference. Perhaps mental illness is part of our physical being and not necessarily something that we can just cast away. It may be just another response, which our bodies have to this sinful world. Maybe our souls, though they feel the illness, are separate from our minds? I donít know. I do know that my soul rejoices in Him. But until He comes, I am still stuck trying to make it through this sin filled world. You have a good grip on joy of the Saints, and you have written it very well. I am glad that you have such a positive outlook. Thank you for sharing. Dorene
It is refreshing to ((finally)) hear someone speak out about this subject of "Depressed Saints". Keep preaching the truth!!! We are MORE than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us!