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 His task is not 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.

Unfortunately, the lifestyles we lead can expose us to evil. We befriend and partner with what is evil hoping to harvest happiness but instead end up sad, depressed, feeling condemned, inadequate and hopeless.

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.

We have a way out from our prison of sinful habits. We can receive sight from spiritual blindness and be set free from the continuous oppression that hijacks 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 oppression. We are 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 evil the right to establish a home in our lives. The most common ones are spiritual ignorance, pride of the flesh, and the seduction of idolatry. All cases of idolatry affect our emotions negatively, and therefore cause depression.

Human’s way of obtaining true inner joy was not intended to be idolatry. A common example of idolatry is the worship of sensuality or what we call “sexy”.  This is worshiped as a source of happiness therefore making persons involved become emotionally addicted to it. Any form of addiction is an escape from the pain of emptiness within us. 

There is need to repent (turn away) from gratifying the 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 human 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 your “dark spots” to avoid getting into some secret pact with evil to hide 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 involves having a “meeting” with yourself and with your creator in the privacy of your home or room. It can take minutes, hours or days. Repentance is a process besides being a decision or change of mind. It’s hard to convince yourself to repent when the action look harmless and the agents of evil look friendly and “loving”.  Remember that evil always comes in a human form.  John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy… Evil comes to destroy your true joy, your family and your future.

You will certainly know when repentance is working in your life. The gloomy state of condemnation in your mind will lift and a flicker of inner joy will start flowing in your heart.

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 others in homes , in social groups or in church groups. 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.

When I dedicated my life to my creator in 2015, 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. I therefore decided not to ever publish spiritual rubbish but only what can bring spiritual life to others.

Please leave comments if you can, on any topic covered in this site.

 

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