Thursday, October 1, 2015

Confronting the Spirit of selfishness

Selfish: devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.

Also, chiefly concerned with one's own interest, advantage, etc, especially to the total exclusion of the interests of others. The above understanding is but a summary of the mind of a selfish person.

Make no mistake my friend, wherever you find a person that is completely ungrateful, inconsiderate, self-seeking, egotistical, self-centered, narcissistic and egocentric, these are only the tentacles of a chief spirit and that is the spirit of SELFISHNESS!

It always amazes me how a selfish person thinks. Selfish folks behave as if the world owes them, they are of the view that the only person that matters in life is themselves. These are the kind of folks that you can do good for all your life, but the very moment you can not meet their need, all of a sudden you're the Devil and you were never no good to begin with.

Everything, must revolve around them, everyone must cater to them, everyone must help them, everyone must bow to them. Again, for some reason in their misguided view they do not see the need to perform such acts for you or anyone else for that matter.

In my humble opinion, I see these people, who have allowed themselves to be controlled  by this spirit, as parasites and saprophytes. Meaning, these folks live and feed off of things that are living or dead AS LONG AS THEY BENEFIT with zero consideration for whomever their victims maybe!

My words of wisdom today is simply this, YOU MUST CONFRONT THIS SELFISH SPIRIT! Like most evil spirit, most folks that are oppressed or possess by them have absolutely no idea of the spirit that's controlling them. To not confront this spirit, you are not only enabling this spirt but causing the person that's controlled by it, to believe that their selfish behavior is okay. Thus, they don't believe that they are selfish or anything is wrong with them in that area of their life. However, your approach must be done via scripture, if it is your desire to be successful.

The following are a few scriptures to disable this spirit in others or even yourself:

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. " Phil. 2:3-4.

"But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice" James 3:14-16.

"Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13.

"Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment" Proverbs 18:1.

"Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!" Psalm 119:36.

"We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up" Romans 15:1-2.

"For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you" Proverbs 23:7.

Folks these are but a few scriptures, which are your weapons against this spirit. I am sure you've noticed that I am repeating the word spirit and not the person. The person is just a vessel being used by this spirit and the only thing that removes evil spirits, are spiritual weapons which is the word of God. Jesus said that the word that he speak (the word of God) they are "SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE" John 6:63. Therefore cussing or cursing, fussing or fighting this person will not help you, in fact it will only worsen the condition.



Written By: Kevin L A Ewing