All I know is, “I don’t like that man.” Meeting him in the hallways and being required to be in the same two feet of passing space with him adversely affects my spirit. Even if I say hello to him, he is so arrogant he doesn’t bother to even grunt. This was my initial experience when I was new on the job.
I have noticed that this man is quite verbal about his disgust of “women sports reporters.” “What place does a woman have in sports?” “What does a woman know about sports?”
I have heard some of the other women at the job say that he is very arrogant against women and very inconsiderate of women.
Being a woman who grew up in this area and finally having recognized that there is a “male is absolutely superior” ruling spirit in this area, I realize that I don’t hate the man, but I loathe the spirit under which he operates. I have severely suffered under the rule of that nasty, hateful spirit.
So yes, I could shake him for embracing that evil spirit, but I do also realize that it is not the man who feels disgust for me; it is the spirit that knows I have it pegged and have no intention of being controlled by it. So how shall I combat the spirit?
I bind it in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I pray for the man to “get God’s view of women.” I will hold this man in prayer before Jesus Who loves Him and desires him to be freed.
I will not generate disgust for him nor will I correct him, but I do stand firm against the spirit; and that is God’s way for us to handle the spirits who hate us and try to demean us, even while they hide out in or around a human body and consequently evoke disgust from us toward the one who houses the disgusting spirit, such as this man. We must “see” the enemy who hides out in disguise. This is war!
All of us need to investigate such feelings of disgust, or even anger feelings that we often feel toward others. It is the devils method. Often he puts these feelings on and between us and our spouse and also between us and our children. To feel disgust for your parent or for your child is an obvious giveaway that the devil is hiding out in disguise. Those are NOT normal feelings.
These are NOT reactions from the Holy Spirit and so we must stand against them and attack the spirit that is at the bottom of the problem. We must respect the person who is victimized by the devil. We must do what Jesus told us to do and bind the spirits and loose the captives. Yes, it will appear that they are doing irritating, disgusting things; but let us keep our eyes on the enemy and not the hostage.
There is another trick of the enemy and that is to overwhelm us with a sense of false guiltiness. “O, look how you treated that poor person!” “You call yourself a Christian!” The devil hates all of us and you can bet that he is out to destroy us all. That is another reason why it is compulsory that we recognize that “we war against spiritual wickedness in high places,” and not against flesh and blood.
Jesus has provided us with the tools of war that will defeat the enemy. I for one intended to use the tools of spiritual war. Amen!