Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Are you fighting a person or a deep rooted behavior

One of the most deceptive strategies of the Enemy is to always isolate us in regards to our various problems and to make us feel as if we're the only ones experiencing such challenges.

The idea behind this evil is to make the victim feel as if there is no hope for them and that all possibilities to overcome their circumstances have been exhausted. However, the reality is, whatever it is that you're being challenged with, there are millions and probably billions of folks world wide experiencing the exact same circumstances.

Scripture says the following, "The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don't" Eccl. 9:2

The subliminal message of the above scripture is; seeing that all things come alike to all mankind it is inevitable that we all face challenges through out our journey of life. However, the true purpose of our common destiny is not wondering why we must face challenges but more importantly how we perform or react towards them!

While our challenges are common, our personal backgrounds as to what was instilled in us are not common, thus, our behavior and reaction individually will expose different behaviors, reactions, responses etc. In fact Proverbs 22:6 would be the spiritual law that's truly governing our various behaviors as it relates to our handling of situations and here is what it says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it". The word train means to teach, instruct or to cause to practice a specific format.

Therefore, that back and forward with your Spouse, the bucking heads with your Boss or co-workers, the confusion with Family members etc are all common issues as we have discovered but the reality is we are not fighting or bucking heads with people instead we're unknowingly fighting and bucking heads with an embedded learnt behavior from ourselves and those that we're opposing. I must add that this learnt behavior could be obtained physically or spiritually.

I will give a quick example. I met a lady once that cheated on her husband regularly and felt no weight about it. While she was never sat down and taught how to cheat on her spouse, she saw and heard rumors for years in her younger years about her father having multiple affairs on her mother. Now, even though she knows right from wrong and she's clearly aware that cheating on her husband is wrong, the reality is her morals are being challenged by the law in Proverbs 22:6. Now, because Proverbs 22:6 is indeed a law, then it can be use for one's advantage or disadvantage. In this case, it is to her disadvantage because what was instilled in her as a child; now that she is older it is difficult for her to depart from it, again, even though she is quite aware that what she's doing is wrong.

This my friend is revelation knowledge, this my friend is spiritual understanding, this my friend is deep rooted background behind the surface of what you're being challenged with. Now, with that said your prayer should be towards that evil seed that was planted years ago in that person or even yourself. In your attempts to go back and forward with that person will prove fruitless. In the young lady's case she had to begin the process of prayer and fasting against the evil seeds of infidelity and adultery asking God to destroy them by fire so that she could have a normal marriage and by extension a good life.

Is your place of worship revealing such revelation and knowledge to you, so that the process of deliverance can be your portion according to Proverbs 11:9?

Written By: Kevin L A Ewing