Let’s Bear fruits in keeping with repentance

Living a fruitless life of spiritual deception and bondage is not God’s will for you or me. Matthew 3:8 (ESV) Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

God is love and He didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it. John 3:17 (NIV) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Our lifestyles expose us to the accuser of human conscience, the leader of all dark forces, the enemy of mankind, the commander in- chief of all evils, the devil. We befriend and partner with him hoping that in the process, we will harvest happiness but we instead end up sad, depressed and feeling condemned  or inadequate.

Evil comes to us in all forms and establishes a stronghold in our lives, making us prisoners of our own or other people’s actions. It traps us in a cycle of spiritual oppression that we find hard to shake off. Happiness then becomes a mirage.

John 8:36 (NIV) So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Jesus came to bail us from the prison of sinful habits, to open our eyes from spiritual blindness and to free us from the continuous oppression that has hijacked our true joy of living. Luke 4:18 (NIV) “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” .

Many of us can identify with the above statements and agree that we’ve lived in our prison or other people’s prison of sinful habits, oppressed by the dark forces of evil and lacking in true joy though claiming to see but are actually spiritually blind.

In reality, there are many types of legal grounds that give the devil the right to establish a home in our lives. The most common ones are ignorance, spiritual stupidity, pride of the flesh, and the seduction of idolatry. All cases of idolatry affect our emotions negatively, and therefore cause depression.

When we reject God’s intended way of obtaining true joy by pursuing other ways and in the process attract curses. A common example is the worship of sensuality or what we call “sexy”. Rebels of true worship of the living God, cloth themselves with what feels good in the flesh. Casual or prohibited sex become a norm and is worshiped as a source of happiness therefore making persons involved become candidates of curses. Curses cause emotional issues that drive humans to mild or severe depressions.

No wonder alcohol and drugs are abused by human beings as an escape from the pain of emptiness that come with idol worship. Other consequences are divorce or separation from persons initially thought to be sources of true happiness. Some people commit suicide, and a few others shut themselves away socially, feeding on hatred believing that humans are the source of their problems. 1 Corinthians 6:18(NIV) Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

We need to repent (turn away) from gratifying our flesh by not indulging in acts of idolatry. Colossians 3:5 (NIV) Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

Its important to know that repentance is not the same as confession. Confession is good, its the first step towards repentance. Confession is owning up to fellow human or to God. Confession therefore helps appease the other party who may be aware of whats happening against them. Confession also gives you a chance to share with a genuine worshiper of God who can pray for you or with you. James 5:16 (NIV) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Confession helps expose the sin to avoid getting into some secret pact with the devil by hiding your sins. Hiding sins affects your overall prosperity; health, emotions, relationships, provision, true happiness, etc. Proverbs 28:13 (NIV) Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Although confession is good, it doesn’t really resolve anything and can end up serving as a lip service to others and to yourself. Therefore, be careful when worshipping in an environment where confession is used as the only way of dealing with our habitual sins.  It is not effective and trying to shake off a bad habit that way may not succeed.

On the other hand, repentance is the real deal. It works.  It’s God’s will that we have a repentant heart. Repentance involves renouncing, turning away from, and hating your sinful habits. It also involves making a conscious decision not to ever do a particular thing again. It’s forcing your mind to stop and think of never ever repeating the act or thought. It’s hard when the action look harmless and the agents of evil look friendly and “loving”.  Remember that the devil always comes in a human form and he is not your friend but a thief and a murderer.  John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy… The devil comes to destroy your true joy, your family and your future.

I will encourage you to use this website’s menu and the search-tool to explore various topics that cover areas such as, how to get your spiritual freedom, how to gain your spiritual sight and how to be free from spiritual oppression. These topics are based on experiences I encountered while overcoming my personal struggles in family circles and from strive within the general social environment.

There are also topics on some specific agents of evil such as the Jezebel spirit. This is a spirit of control that operates in specific people to control what others are doing in their homes, church or work places. The Jezebel spirit is a grabber of human freedom and a top oppressor of the human spirit . You can’t miss to identify this spirit unless you are under a curse yourself. 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12(NLT). So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.

Persons carrying this spirit are very hard to deal with. In extreme cases, they are control freaks. They impose themselves as leaders or teachers in all matters. The unclean spirit make them very deceitful, sometimes very religious, critical of others, bullies, architects of character assassination and back stabbers.  They will never say anything good about someone else especially if they think that they are being out shined, perceive them as a threat to their position of influence or can exposure their dark side. A Jezebel will only say something nice about someone else as a tactical approach to deceive the listener. A Jezebel does not have a repentant heart. The word sorry is not in their vocabulary. Jezebels stand condemned (cursed) due to their stubbornness and rebellion towards the creator. That’s why their immediate environment is full of evil and hurting to other humans.

Although this spirit operates mostly through women hosts, its also found in many men. Where this spirit is, gossip is the main medium of communication. The aim of this spirit is to control people by breaking Godly relationships between them or breaking relationships with their creator. They mock anything that is is worshiped or done in any other way other than their way. They hate straight and independent minded people.

I have included a link on how to obtain a book about this spirit in the home page and in the books section page of this site.  I recommend this book as a must-read to anyone who intends to lead a church group or social group or to anyone who is going through any form of spiritual oppression.

When I dedicated my life to my creator, I went through a personal journey of spiritual discovery. I got lots of help from what I read in inspired materials from honest persons living right as Christians. I therefore decided not to ever publish spiritual rubbish but only what can bring life to others.

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