Battles Within.

 

Ephesians 6:12

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (NKJV)

 

There is a quiet war in the Spirit that takes a toll on many lives. There is a battle waging in the heavens, as well as in our hearts and minds. Many people suffer from addictions or are bound by various sins and lusts. Behaviors such as: jealousy, greed, envy and pride, gossip or evil talking, lying, cursing, hatred and violence even shedding innocent blood. For some it is because of sorrow or a broken heart. A relationship may have gone wrong, people were offended and didn’t forgive, others the loss of a loved one or even someone just plain doing them wrong. This very real pain turns a wonderful joyful person into one of anger, bitterness and rage. Their mind gives sway to other influences that affect them both physically and spiritually. Call it a sugar or chemical imbalance if you will, but the body doesn’t naturally want to be sick or overweight or dependent on anything that would cause them harm. None can argue the very real epidemic that is going on as a result of sinful behavior.

Other reasons for addictions might be stress or the loss of a job or a feeling of being held back and not accomplishing what we think we needed to do. These weights only get heaver as long and we don’t deal with the issue at hand and resolve it. They can even haunt you in your sleep taking the expression of a “bad dream” or a “nightmare”. Other sinful behavior is done out of plain boredom or a lack of restraint and a tolerance to wicked behavior IE: violent movies, now violent video games, horror flicks, and adult films. Many famous actors and actresses would attest that the film industry is run by a very evil or sinister secret society of the Illuminati. Of course with the use of communication technology advancing and the rise of the Internet, information is at our finger tips. Organizations that meet in secret are having a real hard time staying so secret.

Many suffer from addictions to drugs and alcohol, opiates, smoking and even pornography. What we need to realize here is that the battle is a spiritual battle. Remember, “the Battle is the Lords.” There is a spirit behind many of these substances or behaviors. The problem not dealt with may manifest itself physical. If something bothers me and I choose not to accept it or to deal with it, I will try to forget it, or suppress it or ignore it. Rather than enjoying smoking, or having a drink to relax or “feel good” it becomes a crutch to lean on and a last resort to get our mind off of things that turns into a real problem. It may manifest itself as a back ache, or inflammation. For those that drink alcohol in excess can attest to mood swings, shortness of temper, muscle aches and cramps from dehydration and weakness, kidney and liver problems, seizures and diabetes. This is a result of the lack of B1 Thiamin deficiency. The problem is still there. It doesn’t go away by itself. It only gets worse if it is not dealt with.

Your body needs glucose sugar (from fruit) and uses amino acids that help your metabolism function properly turning sugar and carbohydrates into energy. Too much of the wrong type of sugar (bleached) yeast and GMO wheat gluten can lead to being overweight, kidney and liver problems, seizures and diabetes.  Bleached Sugar tricks your triglycerides and makes you think your full then want more and more. It gets absorbed by the body faster than the vitamins therefore deficiencies can occur.

Thiamin (vitamin B1) helps the body’s cells change carbohydrates into energy. The main role of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the body, especially the brain and nervous system

Thiamin also plays a role in muscle contraction and conduction of nerve signals.

Thiamin is essential for the metabolism of pyruvate.

      A lack of thiamin can cause weaknessfatigue, psychosis, and nerve damage.

Thiamin deficiency in the United States is most often seen in people who abuse alcohol (alcoholism). A lot of alcohol makes it hard for the body to absorb thiamin from foods. Unless those with alcoholism receive higher-than-normal amounts of thiamin to make up for the difference, the body will not get enough of the substance. This can lead to a disease called beriberi.

In severe thiamin deficiency, brain damage can occur. One type is called Korsakoff syndrome. The other is Wernicke’s disease. Either or both of these conditions can occur in the same person.

There is no known poisoning linked to thiamin.

Resource: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002401.htm

Now a days, the Big Pharma Drug cartel is making billions keeping people sick. They only treat symptoms at a very high cost and people go to extremes to get them. They might suffer from something acute problems in the short term and later suffer from chronic long term effects the rest of their lives. Studies have shown that most diseases are the result of vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Resource: http://revivelifelab.com/kids/vitality-balance-kids-™/faqs-the-symptoms-of-nutrient-deficiencies/

We are creatures of habit as some might say, but you have to pay attention to the thoughts one might have. Our thoughts are not limited to just in our head. Our body has what is like an antenna that extends far above us and is receptive to the stream of consciousness that is ever flowing. If we are in a state of love then we become more sensitive to those around us. Like me an Empath, I can be around people and feel or sense their emotions without them saying a thing. I pick up on thoughts as many do and have realized if we are on the same wavelength then you can pick up on other people’s thoughts.  God Speaks to us in His Word, in our Spirit and in our thoughts and dreams. It is there to steer us in the right direction. However we can sear our conscience by continuously rejecting Gods ways to do what is right.

The bible says that the heart is desperately wicked and who can know it but the Lord. The truth is we are in a fallen world because of Sin and choosing to do our will and not Gods will. You see life is a test. What you choose you experience. Love forgives much and covers many offenses. It heals hearts and restores relationships. Self, like time and space are illusions. Our reality is based on our perceptions. When we are in the light of Gods Presence, illusions fall away and we behold the Truth. Truth doesn’t change. The Word of God doesn’t Change.

Malachi 3:6 6I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.” NIV

Hebrews 13:8 8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

There is a truth found in the The Book of Jeremiah  that says our hearts are married to God. (The body of the believers is the “Church” known as the Bride of Christ in Revelations and the Body of Christ). When we take our eyes off of God and focus on the world, we become like the world. We become yoked to BA’AL. You may think sinful behavior may not affect anyone else but look at the damage adultery has on a family. The family is an institute like marriage established by God. He gave us the means to reproduce and blessed Man and said be fruitful and multiply. Yet by it lives are ruined, homes are broken, marriages fail, divorce and separation follow and with it years of pain and heart ache. Plus, those sins carry over up to the 4th generation. People who live and care for just themselves are short sighted and dead spiritually.

If you want to know what spirits your dealing with just look at your thought life. Lust, theft, anger, suicide, murder, there is an evil spirit behind every sin. There are spirits of uncleanness and filthiness that try to dominate a person’s thinking with thoughts of lust and homosexuality (which now people are becoming tolerant of) and bestiality and pedophilia. It’s not normal. It’s against nature. It’s all pure evil.

Jesus is the bread of Life Come down from Heaven. (John 6:35) His every word is Spiritual bread for our souls. We grow from it.  It gives us Life and leads one unto paths righteousness. There is no love in pornography but a taking and usually deception or lying to take advantage of someone. It is the opposite of love.  “Lust has to sisters, More and More.”-King Solomon.

Romans 8:6-10King James Version (KJV)

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness

The one ruled by a spirit of lust or greed is never satisfied, like drinking sea water until you go mad. It is and will never be enough. God is enough His Spirit brings comfort and rest (Noah).  His love for you is unconditional and never ending. God doesn’t send people to hell, they send themselves there willingly. “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.” Matthew 7:13. Pornography is like the bread sacrificed to idols that the Apostle Paul wrote of about in 1 Corinthians 8:4-6. These idols in antiquity that people sacrificed to were demons. These demons were the offspring of the fallen angels of Genesis 6, who mated with the daughters of men known as the Nephilim. Those same demons are still around preying on people every day. The Devil can’t attack God but he can attack His children. Jesus healed many people filled with demons whom he had to cast out and restored them to sound mind. Now days not much of it is talked about but rather Big Pharma and psychiatrists want to convince every one of their “mental illness.” The public school system is quick to get the children on Ritalin, who has a hard time paying attention to an on-going false history and a brainwashing indoctrination program. To corporations, people are just human chattel to make profit on.

A passage found in the Book of Matthew has given us an interesting insight and has spiritual significance many might overlook;

“Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.” Matthew 12:29 (NKJV)

I believe this is also a metaphor for how evil spirits try to get a stronghold over someone. The person  thinks their free to do whatever they please and instead end up welcoming or inviting unbeknownst to them, an evil spirit or an astral entity that wants to attach and feed off of them. They steal their joy and rob them of their peace. They know not love or find comfort or rest, but rather burn with anger. They may harbor bitterness and resentment that is poison to the soul.

Matthew 11:24, “ When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says I will return to my house from which I came. The devils go to and fro seeking a dry place. And if the house is not swept clean they go and bring 7 more worse that the 1st.

Any time we sin against Got we grieve the Holy Spirit within us. We grieve Gods heart. So our heart becomes sorrowful. Godly sorrow leads to repentance. If I child does bad they get scolded. The parent wants to shower them with love and good things, but if the child won’t listen and obey shall they be rewarded. Of course not. They spend some time in sorrow and if they wronged someone they are taught to apologize and always to forgive. Repentance means to “turn around” to change our mind. To sin means to “miss your mark”. Jesus said to forgive 77 x7. Always forgive.  You want to know how to quit smoking. Change your mind. Then when you are tempted or have repeated thought to do it or other vices or images pop in your head to go and do such behaviors. Take authority over them. Rebuke them In Jesus name if you have to. Resist the devil and he will flee. Those that don’t resist are overcome. They walk in defeat and not in victory. It’s time we start walking in victory.

God said in Genesis 4:7 “if you do well will not your gifts be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin les at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should reign over it.”(NKJV)

Mashal(4910) “to rule, to reign, to have dominion over.

In Greek it is Oikodespoteo (3616) A Master to rule the house.

Strong’s Concordance & Vines Concise Dictionary

You see that call it what you will, there is a spiritual evil, negative force, an evil spirit, a devil part of a hierarchy of principalities and powers serving Lucifer hell-bent on our destruction.
“But a thief does not come except to steal, and to kill and to destroy; I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”. John 10:10 (NKJV)

Abundantly “perissos” #4053: excessive, overflowing, surplus, over and above..

Who doesn’t want joy and peace and love (which are fruits of the Spirit and give life to our souls) in excess and overflowing?

People just want to feel loved and accepted. Thus many get addicted to something anything that will make them feel good. But the feeling is temporary and leaves them worse than before. Unfortunately many parents fail to show their kids unconditional love.

Our sins separate us from God. He loves us and wants the best for us. He wants to restore us to a right relationship with Him. If our eyes are on Him we will think on things that are above and progress spiritually by learning knowing and growing in knowledge and understanding the seeking the things of God. If we love Him we will do what pleases Him.

There is an all-out attack on the family so work hard to fight the good fight and remember, the Battle is the Lords.

Sin, Confession and Redemption

Isaiah 59:1

1Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,

nor his ear too dull to hear.

2But your iniquities have separated

you from your God;

your sins have hidden his face from you,

so that he will not hear.

3For your hands are stained with blood,

your fingers with guilt.

Your lips have spoken falsely,

and your tongue mutters wicked things.

4No one calls for justice;

no one pleads a case with integrity.

They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies;

they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.

 

Isaiah 59:16 NIV

The Lord looked and was displeased

that there was no justice.

16He saw that there was no one,

he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;

so his own arm achieved salvation for him,

and his own righteousness sustained him.

17He put on righteousness as his breastplate,

and the helmet of salvation on his head;

he put on the garments of vengeance

and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

18According to what they have done,

so will he repay

wrath to his enemies

and retribution to his foes;

he will repay the islands their due.

19From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord,

and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory.

For he will come like a pent-up flood

that the breath of the Lord drives along.a

20“The Redeemer will come to Zion,

to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,”

declares the Lord.

21“As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord. (NIV)

 

Our sins separate us from God. He loves us and wants the best for us. He wants to restore us to a right relationship with Him. If our eyes are on Him we will think on things that are above and progress spiritually by learning knowing and growing in knowledge and understanding the seeking the things of God. If we love Him we will do what pleases Him.

Jesus said, “not everyone that says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but He that does the will of My Father in Heaven.” Matthew 7:21 (NKJV)

 

By Daniel Derieg © 2017 Copyright.  All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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