Condescending religious spirits and people in general, like taking advantage of us when we are down.
They think it is their place or portion to correct a brother or sister, when they actually need to be redirecting prayer against the enemy’s tactics and actions.
Our battle is NOT with flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness. Above all, we are to use words in humility toward that one who needs our prayers.
These religious spirits fail to pray but they use word curses, taking God’s word in a twisting way in declaring you as unfit, wrong, and not approved of God.
Their MO (Modus Operandi) is to gain access to your life to destroy your credibility, character, and the ultimate, your ministry and life. If the person attacked succumbs to the lies of the enemy, they will be bound by those lies and false words of the enemy.
Know your enemy, beloved!
Your deliverance is just a few thoughts, and words away! Rebuke the enemy and cast out unbelief and doubt and let the light of God come in!
Come to realize and understand, that you have been duped into believing lies about your own life!
These devils know and study you! We are to study to show ourselves approved by God a work man that need not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth!
The enemy seeks areas of weakness and makes plans in advance. Sometimes their plans are quite detailed and planned from many years ago to happen now!
We fully don’t understand the accountability given to us by the words we speak. God created the universe with His word and we are created in his image to create with our words.
God has given us free choice and free will both positive and negative. He will not make you do anything. Like generational spirits, they manifest at a certain point when we are most vulnerable.
Unlike God, the devils are not omnipresent. None of us truly know the depth of our own heart, but God knows everything from beginning to end. He knows our motives, and knows our hearts.
Yes beloved, we may need to have confrontations to put the devil in his place. Sad to say though, we must deal with people who are being used by the enemy in this manner.
Remember that all things work together for good, to those who love God and are called to his purpose.
David knew the hardness of being a good soldier for God and even when he sinned, he chose God.
David knew that God was a merciful God. Hardness is for our benefit like water off a duck back.
David learned how to submit to authority, he learned to develop a thick skin.
David was prepared from child hood and God took him through leadership 101; life’s obstacle course to prepare Him.
“Who satisfies thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him,” Psalms 103:5-10 KJV.
The hidden works of darkness are revealed by the light of His glory!
When they are revealed they usually do not leave quietly. The origin of all the actions must be revealed in the light of His glory!
Nothing of darkness can remain in that light, for He is light and His word is light!
So, the original source of those attacks manifest, as they end up viciously spreading malicious harm and gossip about the LORD’s beloved.
These take unfair advantage to make themselves out to look and seem to be something they are not.
Condescending religious spirits and groups, take upon themselves a platform that was never given to them by God. These make influence by popularity, pretense, pride of having seemingly godly authority.
Being since they have no godly authority, these spirits will attempt to ride on your anointing and authority to prostitute it thus declaring you are not relevant.
A Jezebel spirit and religious spirit are usually those who steal the show and then attempt to put out the light as quickly as they can while the open door is still opened. It is so important to make sure to close the doors in a final manner beloved.
People have within them a gnawing need to be filled with something special in their own mind, and heart; regardless if it is good or bad.
They can never fill that void with anything external for that place was designed for God to fill and dwell there.
Religious traits are usually predictable and understood by the mature. These reveal their own heart and soul by using condescending, disrespectful tone, and words.
For those who are on the reciprocal end of this pseudo love pretense, when revealed, are then attacked to try and discredit those they could not control thus making themselves out to be something of authority when they are not.
It is important to pray for these people that they learn to come aside, be still and learn. There are NO short cuts in our growth and ministry leadership skills.
God uses everything in our lives to refine and define us. For developmental residual effects,
God wants us to learn how to develop a thick skin. God wants us to know how to handle those critics that disrespect. The LORD wants us to develop the ability to allow things to just roll off; like water on a ducks back.
As we develop and mature we learn that the breast plate of righteousness and the shield of faith will deflect, reflect every arrow, and scheme that comes our way when a person touching God’s beloved.
Give no credible attention to them, just forgive them, release them, and give them to God. He is the only one that knows their heart and soul.
We are hidden in Christ and when critics touch you, forgive them and give them over to God because they don’t realize that they fight against God not us.
“And he spoke that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men,” Mark 8:32-33 KJV.
People with low self-esteem and passive aggressive traits in their soulish thoughts, want relationship with you, but only if they can be in control of correcting you, making you feel really bad about seemingly failures.
These condescending spiritual words and actions are in league with those thoughts the enemy is speaking to you!
You are who God says you are!
Give no place to the enemy in your thoughts or circumstances! Realize who is speaking to you!
Even Jesus taught us when he had to rebuke Peter. Jesus said, “Get behind him Satan!” Religion and accusations are not the encouragement of the Lord’s portion!
Job was confronted by his religious friends, as God watched and listened. Those so-called friends were accusing him by making him feel that he must have done something wrong to deserve such punishment.
When we are accused in the midst of negativity and in the condescending manner of their own religious soul, these must make themselves out to look better than you!
By making themselves look better than you, they join the ranks of the accuser of the brethren. They have to make you look bad to reflect their own insecure agenda!
When you are down and out, instead of helping you in the spirit of humility, they kick you again.
They see you as a threat so they try to measure themselves against you. We are to lean and measure ourselves with God’s word.
There are those among us beloved, that will always measure themselves against you because they are intimidated by you.
There are always those who have no respect for the God in you or your rank in His authority.
They are condescending and they treat you as something common and disrespect you.
The battle is the Lord’s beloved! God keeps us incognito a lot of times to see how others react to us and how we react to us and the whole scenario.
Confession and repentance are a cleansing of the body and soul, not a court room on earth that brings railing accusation against one another.
Mutual respect, honor, and loyalty are acquired learned behaviors of the mark of a true mature Christian.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey