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Luke 11:20

20  But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. 

Today’s Inspiration: Jesus cursed the fig tree that don’t bear fruit and it withered from its roots. Luke 11:20. Likewise the roots of our problems need to be discovered and redeemed. Reaction to life experiences is the major emotional root that hinders our progress and maturity. It is the breeding ground of wounds for demonic harassment and invasion.

Life is difficult even for those who come from good background. Factors to deal with are childhood illnesses, parental neglect, parental control, childhood or school experiences, conception out of wedlock, born of sex contrary to expectation of parents etc. Many have experienced physical abuse, emotional, spiritual, sexual or mental abuse in life. When hurt, people usually respond by suppressing and internalising the wounds. These wounds need to be cleansed or they will be festered. They usually affect their relationships with God, self and others.

People tend to blame themselves for their problems and respond with anger, resentment and the desire for revenge. These emotions enable them to survive for a while but when time matures, they fester. Romans 12:19 never take revenge but leave room for the wrath of God for it is written that vengeance is His and He will repay.

The enemy’s fiercest attack is on your image through other people. Intensifying wounds and replaying tapes in their minds of negative things they hear, does shatter their self esteem. These wounds need to be addressed.

Those who have damaging childhood experiences with authority figures like parents, teachers or caregivers who are responsible for their formative influences in life will definitely have difficulty relating those in authority like their boss, their peers, spouses or those on spiritual authority.

In marriage, we have to operate as corporate but owing to our emotional wounds, we cannot function corporately and tend to be individualistic. This contravened Ephesians 5:31 and Genesis 2:24 requiring married couples to be one flesh.

When wounded, it triggers fear of punishment, fear of closeness, extreme feelings of guilt, expectation of condemnation and punishment and suspicion. These emotions rank high in one’s life, leading one to greater vulnerability to demonic influence. These open the door to Negativity which is contrary to God’s word.

If you are having cyclical problems, it’s a wake-up call to reflect on those events and have reactions healed. Events are irreversible but reactions can be redeemed.

Transformation and sanctification is a journey and not the goal. Our destiny will be our eventual goal.

God’s eyes are always upon you and will protect you from those who malign you. Psalm 12:5. When you are ensnared, only He can set you free from captivity and once free do not be subject to the yoke of slavery again. It was for freedom that Christ had set you free. Galatians 5:1. He whom the Son sets free is free indeed John 8:36. God be praised!

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