Are you aware there are a multitude of evil spirits (demons) out to destroy your growth in Christ Jesus. It is the devil’s demon spirits that come to steal, kill, and destroy! The spirits of condemnation, guilt, and shame attempt to make us believe we are helpless and unworthy. Above all else they come to lead us away from “the way of peace.”
“…in their paths are ruin and misery,
and the way of peace they do not know.”
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.””
It is possible for you, as a Child of God, to break the chains of condemnation, guilt and shame by understanding and renouncing these fiery darts from the enemy, then commanding them to go, in Jesus name. It is difficult when under such an attack—but you can believe and act in the midst of your battle. Trust in Christ Jesus. HE loves you and wants you free!
Understand the difference between condemnation and conviction.
Most Believers Have a Desire to Change. Many times we feel like there are areas in our lives where we need to make some changes. However, we need to be watchful and distinguish between the prompting of the Holy Spirit and the voice of the enemy.
Is It Conviction Or Condemnation? Condemnation screams in our ears and makes us feel terrible and afraid. Conviction is a soft, sweet voice that makes us feel good about the changes we want to make in order to line our lives up with the Word of God. Condemnation is similar to conviction in that it always contains an element of truth. We can discern which one is speaking by asking ourselves several questions:
1.) How does it make me feel? Condemnation will leave us feeling guilty and ashamed. Conviction will fill us with hope and a sense of renewal. There will be peace associated with conviction.
2.) What’s the pathway? Condemnation will leave us feeling hopeless and confused about what to do. Conviction will point us in a clear direction of change and bring us peace.
3.) Where’s the problem? Condemnation says the problem is actually us—and our identity—to bring us to a conclusion that we can never change. Conviction will declare that the issue is not us and assure us God will help us make the needed changes through Christ.
4.) What’s the resolution? Condemnation will place all the blame and shame on us and drive us into trying to fix everything ourselves. Conviction come with peace, which reminds us that change depends on God and that He will guide our steps toward change. Luke 1:79
Condemnation is straight from the enemy. It feeds into his plan to keep us from the truth, so we’re scattered and confused. When God is leading us to change something, He does it gently and clearly. If we recognize we have been listening to condemnation, we can put the blame back on the enemy where it belongs and walk in peace. When we’re ready to be changed in an area of our life, God will lead us into His way of doing and being right!”
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Matthew 4:2-, 1 Peter 5:7-9; Ephesians 6:12-17;
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