We can sin and we can be sinned against. We can ask God to forgive us and we can forgive. We can despise others and others can despise us. We can be a reproach to others and to God. We can be vengeful to others and others can be vengeful to us. We can be offended and we can offend others. If we are a victim, then we may have attracted the victimizer. If there is an evil spirit of victimization in us or in our family, then we need to recognize it, rebuke it, refuse it. Confess it. Repent of it. In the name of Jesus, bind and place it under the feet of Jesus. Jesus can identify with you, for He too was a victim until He became a victor.
Often our mentors tell us NOT to be offended.
Christ was angry at the money changers but NOT at those who crucified Him, for
they did not understand what they were doing and to whom they were doing it.
In fact, He was actually dying for them and for us, taking upon Himself our sins
in order to forgive and erase them. Perhaps continuing to be offended is
an open door for Satan to enter our hearts and our bodies bringing disease and
distress. Let us look at some of the SCRIPTURES on being offended.
Offence, Offense(s), Offend(ed), Offender(s), Offensive
+ Reproach + Vengeance + Despise
Isaiah 8:13-14 KJV - Sanctify the Lord of hosts Himself. Let Him be your fear. Let Him be your dread. He shall be a sanctuary (for you), but a stumbling stone and a rock of offence to both houses of Israel, for a gin and snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Hosea 5:15 KJV - "I will go and return to My place, until they acknowledge their offense and seek My face.
In their affliction they will seek Me early.
Matthew 16:23 KJV - He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan. You are an offense to Me, for you savor not the things that are of God but those of men. (Spiritual insight = "The devil made me do it" saying may apply here.)
Matthew 18:6-10 KJV - Whoever shall offend one of these little ones (children), who believe in Me, would be better (off to have) a millstone hung about his neck and (to be) drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offense. Offences must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes. If your hand or foot offend you, cut them off and cast them from you.
Acts 24:16 KJV - I do exercise myself to always have a conscience void of offense toward God and toward men.
Romans 5:15 KJV - Through the offense of One (Adam) many are dead.
Romans 5:17 KJV - By one mans' offense death reigned.
Romans 5:18-21 KJV - By the offense of one judgment came upon men to condemnation, but by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men to justification. By one man's disobedience many were made sinners. By the obedience of One shall many be made righteous. The law entered, that the offense might abound. Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Sin has reigned to death, so that grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 9:33 KJV - Behold, I lay in Zion (Jerusalem hill housing the temple and King David's residence) a stumbling stone and rock of offense. Whosoever believes on Him (Jesus Christ the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament) shall not be ashamed.
Romans 14:20-21 KJV - All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for that man who eats with offense. It is not good to eat flesh, drink wine, or do anything that causes your brother to stumble, be offended, or made weak.
1st Corinthians 1:22-25 NIV
God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who
believe. Jews demand miraculous signs. Greeks look for wisdom.
We preach Christ crucified - a stumbling block (an offense)
to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews
and Greeks, Christ the power of God and wisdom of God. The foolishness of
God is wiser than man's wisdom. The weakness of God is stronger than man's
1st Corinthians 10:32 KJV - Give no offense, neither to Jews, Gentiles, nor the church of God.
2nd Corinthians 6:3 KJV - Give no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed.
Galatians 5:10-15 NIV
The one who is throwing you into confusion will pay the penalty, whoever he may
be. Brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being
persecuted? In that case the offense (stumbling block)
of the cross has been abolished (removed)...You, my
brothers, were called to be free. Do not use your freedom to indulge the
sinful nature. Rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is
summed up in a single command, "Love your neighbor as yourself." If you
keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by
Philippians 1:10 KJV - Be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.
1st Peter 2:6-8 KJV - Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious. He that believes on Him shall not be confounded. To you He is precious. To them which are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed is the same which is made the corner stone, a stone of stumbling, a rock of offense.
Copeland, Kenneth - John G Lake - www.kcm.org - Chapter 26 deals with The Offense of the Cross.
Ecclesiastes 10:4-6 KJV - If the spirit (anger) of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place, for yielding pacifies (playing the victim allows) great offenses. There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as error which proceeds from the ruler. Folly is set in great dignity.
Luke 17:1 KJV - "Offenses will come, but woe to him through whom they come."
Romans 4:20-25 KJV - He (Abraham) staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. He was fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able to perform. Therefore it was imputed (credited) to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone. It was imputed to him, and also for us. It shall be imputed to whomever believes on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, Who was delivered for our offenses and raised again for our justification.
Romans 5:16 KJV - The judgment was by one (man Adam) to condemnation. The free gift is (the erasing) of many offenses to justification.
Psalm 119:165 KJVer - Great peace have they who love Your law. Nothing shall offend them (make them stumble).
Jeremiah 50:7 KJVer - Their adversaries said, "We offend not (are not wrong/guilty), because they have sinned against the Lord, habitation of justice, Lord, hope of their fathers."
Matthew 5:29-30 KJVer - If your right eye offend, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is profitable that (preferable than) one of your members should perish, rather than your whole body be cast into hell.
Matthew 13:41 KJVer - "The Son of Man shall send forth His angels and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend and those who do iniquity."
Matthew 17:27 KJVer - "Lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast a hook and take up the 1st fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you shall find a piece of money. Take that and give it to them for Me and you."
Matthew 18:6 KJVer - "Whoever shall offend (cause to stumble/doubt) one of these little one who believe in Me, would be better off drowned in the depth of the sea, with a millstone hung about his neck."
Mark 9:42 KJVer - "Whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in Me, would be better off drowned in the depth of the sea, with a millstone hung about his neck."
Mark 9:43-44 KJVer - "If your hand offend, cut it off. It is better to enter into (eternal) life maimed, than have 2 hands and go to hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched, where their worm does not die." (Spiritual insight = This is a figure of speech. We are not to dismember ourselves.)
Mark 9:45,47 KJVer - "If your foot offend, cut it off. It is better to enter halt (lame) into (eternal) life, than to be cast into hell with 2 feet, where the worm does not die nor the fire is quenched."
Luke 17:2 KJVer - "It would be better for him to be cast into the sea with a millstone be hung about his neck, than for him to offend one of these little ones."
John 6:61 KJVer - When Jesus knew that His disciples murmured, He said to them, "Does this offend you?"
1st Corinthians 8:13 KJVer - If meat offends my brother, I will eat no flesh while the world stands, lest I offend my brother (cause to stumble).
James 2:10 KJVer - Whoever shall keep the whole law, yet offend (stumble) in one point, is guilty of all.
James 3:2 KJVer - In many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, he is a perfect man and also able to bridle the whole body.
Genesis 20:3-9 KJV - God came to Abimelech
in a dream by night and said, "You are (about to be) a
dead man, for the woman you have taken is a man's wife." Abimelech has not come
near her. He said, "Lord, will You slay also a righteous nation? Did
he not say to me, 'She is my sister?' And did she not herself say,
'He is my brother?' In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands
have I done this." God said to him in a dream, "Yes, I know that you did
this in the integrity of your heart. I withheld you from sinning against
Me. I did not allow you to touch her. Now restore the man his wife,
for he is a prophet and he shall pray for you. You shall live. If
you do not restore her, you and all that are yours shall surely die."
Abimelelch rose early in the morning, called all his servants, and told
all these things in their ears. The men were sore afraid.
Abimelech called Abraham and said, "What have you done to us? Why have I
offended you? Why have you brought on me and on my kingdom a great
sin? You have not done deed to me that ought not to be done."
Genesis 40:l-2 KJV - The butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended the king of Egypt.
He put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
2nd Kings 18:13-16 KJV - King Sennacheraib of Assyria came up against all the fenced cities of Judah and took them. King Hezekiah of Judah said to king of Assyria at Lachish, "I have (done wrong) offended you."
NIV "Withdraw from me. I will pay whatever you demand of me." The king of Assyria exacted from king Hezekiah of Judah 300 talents of silver and 30 talents of gold. Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the temple of the Lord and in the treasuries of the royal palace. Hezekiah king of Judah stripped off the gold with which he had covered the door and doorposts of the temple of the Lord and gave it to the king of Assyria.
2nd Chronicles 28:9-13 KJV - A prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was O'ded. He went out before the host that came to Samaria and said, "Because the Lord God of your fathers was angry with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage that reaches up to heaven. Now you purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen, but do you not have your own sins against the Lord your God? Hear me therefore and deliver those you have taken captive of your brethren, for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you."
Then certain heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah son of Johanan, Berechiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai stood up against them that came from the war, and said, "You shall not bring in the captives here, for we have offended the Lord already. Do you intend to add more to our sins and trespass? Our trespass is great and there is fierce wrath against Israel."
Proverbs 18:19 KJV - A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city. His contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Jeremiah 37:17-18 KJV - The king Zedekiah sent (for), took out, and asked him secretly in his house, "Is there any word from the Lord? Jeremiah said, "There is. He said, 'You shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.'"
Jeremiah said to king Zedekiah, "Why have I offended you, your servants, or this people, that you have put me in prison"
Ezekiel 25:12-13 KJV - Says the Lord God, "Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance. Edom has greatly offended (Me)." Therefore, says the Lord God, "I will stretch out My hand upon Edom and cut off man and beast from it to make it desolate."
Hosea 13:1 KJV - "When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel, but when he offended (God) in Baal, he died."
Matthew 11:6 KJVer - "Blessed is he who shall not be offended in (ashamed of/embarrassed by) Me."
Matthew 13:20-21 KJVer - "He who received seed in stony places is he who hears the word and receives it anon (immediately) with joy, yet has no root in himself and endures for awhile. When tribulation or persecution arises because of the world, by and by he is offended (falls away)."
Matthew 13:57 KJVer - They took offense at Him. Jesus said to them,
"Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
Matthew 15:12 KJVer - The Pharisees were offended when they herd this.
Matthew 24:10 KJVer - Many shall be offended, betray one another, and hate one another.
Matthew 26:31 KJVer - Jesus said, "All you shall be offended because of Me this night.
It is written (in Zechariah 13:7), 'I will smite the shepherd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.'"
Matthew 26:33 KJVer - Peter answered Him, "Though all men shall be offended because of You, Yet I will never be offended (fall away)."
Mark 4:17 KJVer
Mark 6:3 KJVer - Is this not the carpenter, son of Mary, brother of James, Joses, Juda and Simon?
Are not His sisters here with us? They were offended (embarrassed/angry/indignant) at Him.
Mark 14:27, 29-30 KJVer - 27Jesus said to them, "All you shall be offended because of Me this night."
29Peter said to Him, "Although all shall be offended, yet I will not be." 30"Jesus said to him, "Verily I say to you, 'That this day, even in this night (dawn/sunrise), before the cock crows twice, you shall deny Me three times.'"
Luke 7:23 KJVer - "Blessed is who who shall not be offended in Me."
John 16:1 KJVer - "These things I have spoken to you that you should not be offended (caused to stumble).
Psalm 139:23-24 NIV -
"Search me, O God,
and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me. Lead me in the way everlasting."
Books on Offense
June Hunt - https://www.amazon.com/Verbal-Emotional-Abuse-June-Heart/dp/1596366451 Insights Booklet
Kendall, RT - The Anointing, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow -
Book is significant for those in ministry. Chapter
explains that each person in the Trinity is offensive to the nonbeliever.
God the Father does what pleases Himself without regard to/consent of another.
His having a sovereign will is a stigma. The stigma of Jesus His Son is
His cross/blood/name being the only way of salvation, the only way to heaven,
the only way to eternal life. The stigma of the Holy Spirit is His
presence. Finally each generation is offended in a new way, when
presented with a new stigma, because the Trinity will manifest Himself
differently to each new crop of descendents.
Matthew 23:29-31 NIV - "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!...You say, 'If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' You testify against yourselves that you are the (innocent) descendants of those who murdered the (Old Testament) prophets." (Scriptural insight:
The scribes and Pharisees were offended by Jesus, and later on participated in the crucification of their own Messiah.)
Job 19:1-21 NIV - 1Then Job replied (to Bildad, Eliphaz and Zophar), 2"How long will you torment me and crush me with words? 310 times now you have reproached me; shamelessly you attack me. 4IF it is true that I have gone astray, my error remains my concern alone. 5IF indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and use my humiliation against me, 6then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me. 7Though I cry, 'I've been wronged!' I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice. 8He has blocked my way, so I cannot pass; He has shrouded my paths in darkness. 9He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head. 10He tears me down on every side till I am gone; He uproots my hope like a tree. 11His anger burns against me; He counts me among His enemies. 12His troops advance in force; they build a siege ramp against me and encamp around my tent. 13He has alienated my brothers from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me. 14My kinsmen have gone away; my friends have forgotten me. 15My guests and maidservants count me a stranger; they look upon me as an alien. 16I summon my servant, but he does not answer, though I beg him with my own mouth. 17My breath is offensive to my wife; I am loathsome to my own brothers. 18Even the little boys scorn me; when I appear, they ridicule me. 19All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me. 20I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped with only the skin of my teeth. 21Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for (it appears that) the hand of God has struck me. (Spiritual insight = Job did not understand until later that God had withdrawn His protection and allowed Satan to test him. Remember, God allowed Satan to test Jesus, too, especially at the beginning and end of His ministry.)
Genesis 4:15 NIV - The Lord said to him, "Not so, if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance 7 times over."
Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.
Deuteronomy 32:35 KJV
- "To Me belongs vengeance and
Their foot shall slide in due time, for the day of their calamity is at hand."
Psalm 149:6-9 KJV - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, a 2 edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance upon the heathen and punishments upon the people, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute upon them the judgment written. This honor have all His saints. Praise you the Lord.
Isaiah 35:3-5 KJV -
"Strengthen the weak hands. Make firm the feeble knees. Say to those
who are fearful hearted, 'Be strong. Do not fear!' Behold, your God
will come with vengeance. With the recompense of God, He will come and
save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened. The ears of
the deaf shall be unstopped."
Isaiah 61:1-4 KJV - The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tiding to the meek. He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to them that are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn, to appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. They shall build the old wastes, raise up the former desolations, and repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
Jeremiah 30:16-17 KJV - "All they who devour you shall be devoured. All your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity. They that spoil you shall be a spoil. All who prey upon you, will I give for (them to be) a prey. I will restore health to you. I will heal you of your wounds," says the Lord, "because they (your enemy/demons/evil spirits) called you an Outcast, saying, 'This is Zion, whom no man seeks after (to rescue).'" (Spiritual insight = Satan works in us and in others to do evil. Our real enemy is Satan not man.)
Romans 12:19-21 NIV - Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath. It is written, "It is Mine to avenge. I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary, if your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
attitude is to abor or despise that thing/which or individual/who God does not
Leviticus 26:15-43 KJVer - "14If you will not harken to (heed/obey/listen to) Me and not do all these commandments,
15and if you shall despise (detest/scorn) My statutes, if your soul abhors (hates) My judgments,
so that you will not do all My commandments, but (rather) break My covenant,
16(then) I will appoint over you terror, consumption (wasting diseases), and the burning ague (fever), that shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. You shall sow seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17I will set My face against you. You shall be slain before your enemies. They that hate you shall reign over you.
You shall flee when none pursue you.
18If you will not for (after) all this yet (now) harken to Me, then I will punish you 7 times more for your sins.
19I will break the pride of your power. I will make heaven as iron and earth as brass.
20Your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield increase; neither shall trees of the land yield their fruit. 21If you walk contrary to Me and will not harken to Me, I will bring 7 times more plagues (Revelation 15:1 afflictions) upon you according to your sins.
22I will send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your cattle, and make you few in number. Your highways shall be desolate.
23If you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but walk contrary to Me,
24then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you 7 times for your sins.
25I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of My covenant. When you are gathered together inside your cities, I will send pestilence among you. You shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
26When I have broken the staff of your bread, 10 women shall bake your bread in 1 oven.
The shall deliver your bread by weight. You shall eat and not be satisfied.
27If you will not for (after) all this hearken to Me, but walk contrary to Me,
28then I will walk contrary to you. In fury I, even I, will chastise you 7 times for your sins.
29You (in your rebellion and blindness) shall eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.
30I will destroy your high places and cut down your images and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols.
My soul shall abhor you (until you repent).
31I will make your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation. I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. 32I will bring the land into desolation. Your enemies who dwell there shall be astonished.
33I will scatter you among the heathen and draw out a sword after you. Your land shall be desolate and your cities waste. 34Then the land shall enjoy her Sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate.
You shall be in your enemies' land. Then shall the land rest and enjoy her Sabbaths.
35As long ass it lies desolate it shall rest, because it did not rest on your Sabbaths, when you dwelt upon it.
36Upon those who are left alive, in the land of their enemies I will sent faintness into their hearts. The sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them. They shall flee, as (though) fleeing from a sword. They shall fall when none pursues.
37They shall fall one upon another, as (though) it were before a sword, when none pursues. You shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38You shall perish among the heathen. The land of your enemies shall eat you up.
39They who are left shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies lands.
In the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine (waste) away with them.
40(However) if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against Me and (confess/repent) that they have walked contrary to Me; 41(if they understand/admit/realize/acknowledge) that I have walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies (as a punishment and have allowed Satan to cause the consequences of their actions to fall on their heads according to predetermined/published consequences/laws), then if their uncircumcised hearts be (are) humbled and they then accept the (past) punishment of their iniquity,
42thenI will remember My covenant with Jacob, My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham. I will remember the land.
43The land shall left of (safe in escrow for) them and shall enjoy its Sabbaths."
1st Samuel 2:25 NIV
- 25"If a man sins
against another man, God may mediate for him; but if a man sins against the
Lord, who will intercede for Him?" (Repent immediately while there is still time.)
1st Samuel 2:30 NIV - "The Lord, God of Israel declares, 'I promised that your house and your father's house would
minister before Me forever.' Now the Lord declares, 'Far be it from Me. Those who honor Me I will honor, but those who
despise Me will be disdained (not esteemed).'"
Ezekiel 20:13 KJVer
- "The house of Israel
rebelled against Me in the wilderness.
They did not walk in
They despised My judgments, [which if a man does (obey) he shall even live in them (protected by them)].
My Sabbaths they have greatly polluted. Then I said, 'I will pour out My fury on them in the wilderness to consume them.'" (Spiritual insight = The laws parents/guardians/God make are to provide a fence/protection from harm/evil/demons/foxes/enemies. Sin leaves the gate open for a fox to snatch a sheep.)
1st Corinthians 11:20-22 NIV When you come together (for communion), it is not the Lord's supper you eat, for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry; another gets drunk. Don't you have homes to eat and drink in, or do you despise (insult) the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing?
Psalm 51:17 KJVer - The sacrifices of
God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart.
O God, You will not despise a broken and contrite heart.
Psalm 73:20 NIV - When You arise, O Lord, You will despise them as fantasies (night terrors/nightmares) as a (bad) dream when one awakes.
Proverbs 1:7 KJVer - The fear of the
Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and
Proverbs 23:22 KJVer - Harken to your father that fathered you, and despise not your mother when she is old.
Isaiah 60:14-15 KJVer - "The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending to you. All who despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet. They shall call you, 'The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.' You have been forsaken and hated (despised), so that no man went through you. I will make you an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations."
1st Thessalonians 4:8-9 KJVer - Therefore, he who despises, despises not man, but God, Who has also given to us His Holy Spirit. As touching (on/regarding) brotherly love, you (do) need not that I write to you, for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
As clergy and deliverance ministers,
we are to forget the sins confessed to us, as does God, when He places
them under the blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Frank Hammond in
Pigs in the Parlor reminds us to look at Numbers 18:9-10 KJVer
Every meat, sin and trespass offering of theirs, which they shall
render to Me shall be most holy for you and for your sons. In the most holy
place you shall eat it, every male shall eat it. It shall be holy
to you. The other reminder is the lamb that had sins placed
on its head before it was taken outside the camp. In other
words, we are NEVER to gossip, not even to the members of our own household...
If our sins/trespasses are eaten/consumed or taken out of God's sight, then they are NOT held against us.
The only 1 who remembers them is our enemy the devil.
It is he who condemns us, FALSELY. The Holy Spirit convicts us of unforgiven sins, so we will apologize.
After repentance, if we still "feel" guilty or if we are terrorized by condemning voices/visions, check to see if that feeling/voice/apparition is from the enemy, the unholy evil spirit.
Additionally, remember, evil spirits can speak aloud through humans. Jesus Christ rebuked Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan.", for the words Peter spoke were on that day not human nor holy, but an attempt of the devil to thwart the will of God for Him to go to the Cross. Those words caused strife in the life of Jesus. Reduce your time with those people who cause/trigger condemnation or false guilt/inferiority in your life. Increase your time with church people who love on you.
If in fact we are guilty, then we must confess to God, immediately, now in the car, bathroom, closet, anywhere. Then immediately God declares us NOT guilty. Otherwise God is a liar. It is Satan, who is the liar. Pay attention to what God, not Satan says. Neither, God, His angels, nor Jesus cause shame after you repent. Oppression is always from the enemy. Read your Bible aloud to the enemy. He will flee...
Be sure you have asked Jesus to be your forgiver of sins, your brother, your savior,
your Lord, your deliverer from problems and evil, and your doctor and healer.
NO one can fix himself. Neither can can friend, relative or medical person fix you.
They only assist God. It is Father God Who we need to enlist and rely on.
It is He who we need to thank.
NOW is the time to do that. Let us pray:
Father God, in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
I apologize for all my sins, especially ___________and _____________.
I apologize for all my parents sins.
I apologize for all the sins in my family.
Please forgive all these sins I present to You now.
I place them under the blood of Jesus Christ Your Son,
Who died on the cross
Who took the punishment for those sins,
and spared us from the penalty of eternal hell.
I reject and refuse those sins in my life.
If I should relapse, with Your help,
I will immediately repent of, reject and refuse each sin. (see prayer below)
I ask Jesus Christ to become my savior and lord
and to come into my life by the power of Your Holy Spirit.
I accept Your forgiveness.
I accept Jesus as my savior and lord.
Today _______________________ is my spiritual birthday.
Happy birthday to me!
I have a new identity, as does new bride,
for today I have been adopted into the family of God.
God is my dad.
Jesus is my brother.
Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross and rising from the dead,
ready to take me to my heavenly home, when my body stops breathing.
Thank You Father God for loving me so much.
I love You too.
Jewish (Hebrew) prayer of pardon
O my God, as I am dust while alive, how much more so when dead.
O may it be Your will that I sin not again.
As to the sins which I have committed, I am sorry.
Purge them away in Your abounding compassion.
Pardon my iniquities.
Blot out my transgressions and sins before Your eyes.
Father God, thank You for removing that sin away
as far as the east is from the west.
Father God, thank You for remembering it no more!
Father God, with Your help, I too will remember it no more.
Frontline TV - The Hand of God child abuse by priests - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/handofgod/
Lew, Mike -
Victims No Longer - Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
Mike Lew is a secular psychotherapist, co-director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center, Newton Centre, Massachusetts, USA
Wiesel, Elie - Night - Jewish holocaust autobiography - www.fsbooks.com - Wiesel is author of 40 books and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, USA congressional God Medal, French Legion of Honor, and 1986 Novel Peace Prize. Secular book.
Clark, Randy There Is More Chapter 12 shares healing of rape. Tammy Ferguson was delivered of 2 demons which entered her during her trauma at age 16 (as revealed by God to John Gordon). www.globalawakening.com
Harfouche, Robin went
from New Age & Hollywood actress & dancer to wheelchair cripple
Order book #1112 "From Hollywood to Heaven"
Book's chapter 6 also discusses sexual invasion/intrusion/control by demons.
Order book #1122 "Bound to Lose, Destined to Win"
Chapter 2 - A Curse of Voodoo -
There are "names and assigned duties of
the spirits that attach themselves to people who engage in sexual
relationships outside of marriage." "Erzulie" is "the main
principality that rules over any king of sexual perversion...Some
voodoo practitioners pray to this spirit, beat drums, go into a trance, and have
sexual relations with people all night long - and sometimes all week long."
"The Fox spirit...causes separation and division."
Chapter 3 - Turning Around and Turning Back - "Most of the girls I knew who became prostitutes were lacking a father figure. They were looking for a man to be their daddy...People who hire prostitutes or engage in prostitution can become possessed by many demonic spirits. When the spirit that causes hate possesses them, a customer will think nothing of strangling a prostitute to death." (Scripture says that God's people die due to a lack of knowledge.
Bind those sexual spirits and loose yourself from them, in Jesus' name.)
Bin Ladin, Carmen
Inside the Kingdom - My Life in Saudi Arabia -
2004 autobiography of former wife of Yeslam, older brother to Osama Bin Laden (sons of Sheikh Mohamed Bin Laden, founder of one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East). Secular book.
Sarah Jakes -
Donít Settle for Safe
Victimization of Children
Evans, Mike - The Light -
READ CHAPTER ONE OF THE LIGHT -
"Mike said, 'The black stones are curses, and the white stones are blessings. The generational curse on our family has been broken!' Mike's father died the next Friday. One week later, our grandson, Michael David Evans III was born. If you know anyone who needs to break generational curses of abuse, anger, rejection, low self esteem, a victim spirit or fear, Mike's story in his new novel The Light is a must read." http://jerusalemprayerteam.org/email/2011/0628.htm continues:
"Thursday (6/30/2011) is Michael David Evans' 64th birthday. Let me tell you a little about this amazing manómy husband. His father, Robert, began to violently abuse Mike at the age of four. (He quit school because of it and did not go to high school.) Mike's dad beat him with extension cords and coat hangers and often threw him into the canning cellar with its dirt floor.
Mike's father hated Jews, even though he married one. He regularly beat his wife, Mike's mom, especially on Friday nights when he would come home drunk at one or two in the morning. Mike developed a stomach ulcer and speech impediment because of the abuse. He did not have low self esteem; he had no self esteem. He had many phobias.
He was afraid of the dark, of people, of death, of heightsóMike walked everywhere with his head down and couldn't look anyone in the eyes.
When Mike was 11, he was asked at school what he wanted to be when he grew up. Mike replied, '20.' He had no expectations beyond living to be 20 years old. That was on a Tuesday. That Friday at 2:15 in the morning, Mike's dad broke both of his arms and strangled him, leaving him unconscious in the darkness. That night Mike prayed his first prayer, 'God, why was I born?'
Suddenly the room was filled with a bright light. 2 hands with nail scars reached through the light. Mike says that when he saw the Lord Jesus in the room, His eyes were smiling, and he had never seen a man's eyes smile before. Jesus spoke and said, 'Son, I love you.' Mike had never heard those words from his father. Then Jesus said, 'I have a great plan for your life.'
The greatest evidence that Christ exists is my husband. I know him better than anyone, and I know how God's love transformed him. Mike forgave his father unconditionally and cared for him until his death last year at the age of 91."
Frontline TV The Hand of God child abuse by priests http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/handofgod/
Harfouche, Robin went from New
Age & Hollywood actress & dancer to wheelchair cripple
Order book #1112
"From Hollywood to Heaven" - 8/20-24/2007 Sid Roth Messianic Vision Radio Broadcast #1553 archived @ http://www.sidroth.org/
Christian Harfouche Ministries, Pensacola, Florida, USA - Rape/abuse prayer requests email@example.com
web address = http://globalrevival.e3server.com/chm.asp?ID=28 - Monday radio broadcast shares that some individuals can separate themselves from abuse/violence/rape by allowing their mind and/or spirit to depart to another location.
Rosenberg, Maxine B (14 autobiographies) - Hiding to Survive - Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust
Toledo, Jeniifer & Jonatan
Also see their web site Global Children's Movement @ www.gcmovement.org
Listen: 1/9-13/2006 or 12/26/2006 @ http://www.sidroth.org/radio.htm - They share a WONDERFUL miracle of a child, a twin, being rescued from the womb of a dead woman as she was being buried. This orphan child nursed off the animals' milk (goats and camels) to stay alive. God appeared to Richard, at about age 6, and revealed Jesus to him. Now, Richard, an African youth, like so many wounded/broken children, has become a vehicle of God's healing other children, when he prays for them. Rather than exclusively using priests and adults, God more and more is raising up children to be His arms and legs and heart and power.
Wiesel, Elie - Night - Jewish holocaust autobiography - www.fsbooks.com - Wiesel is author of 40 books and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, USA congressional God Medal, French Legion of Honor, and 1986 Novel Peace Prize. Secular book.
Secret Concentration Camp in China Revealed - Journalist says Falun Gong tortured, organs harvested by communist regime editorial 3/13-19/2006 www.theepochtimes.com
Stockholm Syndrome - http://www.shoebat.com/2012/03/12/stockholm-syndrome-masochism-or-muslim-sisterhood-in-tunisia/ - Stockholm Syndrome, a condition that causes hostages to sympathize with their captors.
New York, USA - 8/25/2006 editorial http://www.pastoranne.org/articles/
book No Longer A Victim - video series Light in the Shadow of Abuse
Marocco, Jim -
- Defilement, Part 1 -
"Defilement comes through relationships is via transference and
counter-transference. This occurs when a male counselor is counseling a
female, and she comes with needs and begins to share them. The male
counselor is empathetic, and the woman begins to transfer the love she has for
her husband to the male counselor. That is called transference...
Even more dangerous is counter-transference. This happens when the counselor gets caught up in her world, and transfers the love he has for his wife to the counselee. Defilement is a very serious issue...
Be aware of the ways in which relationships can cause defilement to creep into your life. Be on guard and protect...your soul."
Kornacki Ministries, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Open Hearts Ministry, Kalamazoo,
Michigan, USA -
Survivors of Abuse Leadership Training weekly Seminars - Based on therapist Dr Dan Allender's
The Wounded Heart -
The Wounded Heart Workbook -
The Wounded Heart CD Seminar
Discusses "soul deadening form of abuse...Book reaches deep into the wounded heart...exploring the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse - and laying hold of the hope buried there by the One" Who is healer/doctor/husband/lover.
Other Allender books = Bold Love - The Cry of the Soul - http://www.thepathlesschosen.com/main.html
Sanford, Doris - I Can't Talk About It
- Children's book and cassette about incest. -
Heart to Heart, 2105 SE Adams, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Alice - Breaking Spiritual Strongholds -
"For complete deliverance, the demons must be cast out and the strongman, or the demonic leader that heads these demons, must be cast out. There is a biblical order in which this must be done. Alice says that sometimes people don't get fully delivered because the demons are bound, but the strongman is allowed to stay. The way to identify and cast out the strongman is in the Bible. Alice says that whenever one sees 'the spirit of____' this is identifying what the strongman is. An example is in the passage Isaiah 61 where God promises to give the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Another example is from Romans 8, identifying the spirit of bondage to fear."
Cambodia: World Vision Hotline Helps Fight Against Child Sex Tourism
Thailand : Youth Fight Back Against Sex Traffickers
You're Not Going Crazy
audio regarding mind fragmentation due to sexual
from http://ldm.homestead.com/Friendsindex.html - DID/MPD/SRA
It is apparent that in some invisible capacity Satan has his demons, like bees, sting us with their poisonous venom of bitterness, anger, hatred, guilt, shame, etc, in a way that ramps up our negative emotions and fogs/clouds/confuses/overcomes our rationality, thus creating self-sabotage and harm to those near us.
Pittman, Howard -
- Demons: An Eyewitness Account - http://www.ubm1.org/demons-pittman.pdf
- full text -
7 The Mystery - "The 4th
(down) ranking group (of demons) was NOT 1 of the 5 groups emp -hasized
(to play a major role in the end times. Rather they support the other 5 in the area) of murder, brutality, sadism and...carnage...(Their) shapes and forms were like animals or unknown beings."(They are also involved in demonic possession, especially of minor children, apparently through doors opened by parents/guardians/custodians.)
where trauma &/or demons may be contributing factors - Feeling violated and under the control of others
1.Because of these feelings they may have a strong desire to keep as much of their life as possible under their control.
2.Feeling out of control may be reflected in how they keep their immediate environment, (home, etc.).
3.They allow sexual intimacy only when they say & how they say based on their intense fear of losing control of situation.
4.Some may lack the ability to be intimate because if they are, they are breaking a promise to themselves that no one will be able to arouse them again
Feeling vulnerable and helpless
1.Because of these feelings, medical tests and hospitalization feels like abuse.
2.Going under anesthesia is the same as losing control again, since they feel extremely vulnerable.
3.Having to undress, either in front of a male or a female, causes shame, terror and feelings of helplessness.
Lindsay -12/12/2017 - Dealing with Defamation or Fake News -
Paige Byne Shortal in her 7/16/2006 weekly
admonishes us, "Don't hold
on to anything that can hold you up, weigh you
down, or prevent you from proclaiming the kingdom.
We're suppose to travel
so light that we even shake off the dust of rejection,
the emotional baggage
that haunts us, the fear of failure, the cautionary pettiness we so often bring
to faith, hope and love"...
Nature reminds us that in a desert, plant roots need to go way way down to get to the water deep below, which reminds us that in our desert (wilderness of life) we need to put our roots down deep into the Trinity, our holy water of life...
When forgiving and repenting we need to remember that the blood of Jesus needs to be applied to not only our own personal mistakes (sins) but also to those mistakes (sins/iniquities) of others, especially when we are the victim or victimizer.
Papa God, in Your son Jesus' name we apologize for not only our own unhealthy reactions/responses to hurt, but also apologize for our family, ancestors, offenders,
and enemies whose mistakes/sins/iniquities have nailed us to a cross, pierced/wounded/ harmed us, or cursed/infected/oppressed us with inherited diseases/deformities/ insanities/demons. We bind all harm and loose all blessing, in Jesus' name.
In Jesus name we curse at the roots and command to die all that is of the enemy Satan. Bitterness die.
Hate die. Self condemnation die. Self pity die. Depression die. Accusation die. Unloving spirit die. Excessive self absorption die. Excessive self centeredness die.
Die at the roots! In Jesus name we loose the fruit of Your Holy Spirit into our lives - love, peace, kindness, mercy, gentleness, tenderness, joy, hope, expectation.
Thank You Papa God. We expect good to begin to blossom in our lives, beginning today. Amen.
Bevere, John -
How to Respond When You Feel Mistreated -
Bevere, Lisa - Fight Like A Girl
God`s Answear to Heal Your Deep Hurts or
Cerullo, Morris - source http://kingdomlibrary.iconosites.com/page/new-books
Ferrell, Ana - Seated in Heavenly Places -
Chapter 4 Christ a Kingdom of Love - Section Within the Depth of God's Heart - "The (Holy) Spirit...said...'In your own heart...you are seeing and smelling...the odor of bitterness...resentment...decay of the grudge'...I saw a wound that oozed black pus. 'That is self-pity and victimization'...Our sins continue piercing and cutting the heart of the Father (God)...
From every wound a fragrant and very beautiful aroma came forth...I spent entire hours simply loving Him in that place and still I continue doing it in my intimate time with Him...Loving Him with all of my heart...cause some of His (God's heart) wounds to close. Love heals wounds."
Dr. Caroline Leaf -
(daily readings on how & why we impact self & others via positive holy thoughts) -
Sumrall, Lester - Joseph
Trajectory of Faith -
Chapter 6 Trajectory of Forgiveness - "The secret of Joseph's greatness...was his ability to stick with his original vision that God gave him...A lot of people...have lost their 1st vision, because they hit on hard places. God says, 'Do not quit. Do not abandon your vision. Life's road is littered with quitters, because things got tough and...hard. If you keep going, you (like the turtle) will win, and there is nothing (no enemy) to keep you from winning, if you keep going.'"
Chapter 7 The Vision Fulfilled -
"You can be mistreated and God can turn that sorrow into the best thing that ever happened in your life. Someone can hurt you and that a hurt can become the most blessed event of your whole life. Someone can cheat you and that can become the best thing that ever happened to you."
"Joseph said...'You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good'...It is NOT just the beginning of your life; it is the end that really counts. Joseph forgave his brothers (and all others who caused him to suffer)...The trajectory of faith (in God and unswerving focus on your God given purpose on earth) can propel you through life, from birth to death."
Aiko, Dr Hormann -
Triggering Mechanisms - CD - "All of us have had the experience of having
our 'buttons' pushed by other people's words, gestures, tone of voice, etc.
Learn how to be set free from such triggers."
Aiko, Dr Hormann - Victim or Victor? Your Choice - CD - "It's our OWN REACTIONS to people and situations that make us a victim, not other people or circumstances."
Hegstrom, Paul -
Aurora, Colorado, USA -
Power and Control
Series for Counselors - http://www.lifeskillsintl.org
19 Videos for those who work with victims or perpetrators of abuse, so that they can identify abuse that occurs in relationships and begin the process of breaking the cycle of abuse. There are 19 different types of abuse.
Jackson, John Paul -
Keys to Receiving God's Justice
"Recover the things that have been stolen from you or your family. God is a God of justice...Implement Godís plan for justice in your life...Receive greater power, provision, protection, restoration & vindication!" One key is, "ASK" God to replace injustice with justice, in Jesus name, 7 x if need be. Injustice can include deformities and mental illness.
(In some instances it might even be appropriate to command a blessing, rather than ask, in Jesus name.)
Jordan, Manasseh -
"Manasseh is now 20 years old and well-known around the
world as a young prophet. Before he was born, however, Pastor Benny Hinn told
his mother that she would have a son and even told her what the infant would be
named! At age 4, Manasseh began to speak prophecies, and by the time he was 8 he
was ministering in churches. Today, his ministry is based in Boston"
Jordan, Manasseh - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2010-7-26.asx - Manesseh says, ďWhatever you are going through, whatever trials, whatever tribulations you are going through, I want to tell you right now how to get out of that and how to walk in Godís promises.Ē
Jordan, Manasseh - http://www.bennyhinn.org/media/2010-7-30.asx - We are "not victims in life. This is a life-changing telecast!"
from archives http://www.joycemeyer.org/broadcasthome.aspx
Mentors us to use what Satin intended for bad and recycle it into good.
Encourages us (in the name of Jesus) to violently take/demand from the enemy
(Satin) loot/booty/interest/profit, just as the Jews did as they left Egypt
(captivity). 2/24/2010 excellent
Grace Ryerson Roos -
Spiritual Warfare -
http://www.billyebrim.org/content/july_2009 - 7/16/2009 -
"Are you fighting these demon hordes and holding
your ground by stark faith with nothing else? Do not be discouraged or deceived.
God, no doubt, is permitting these attacks to acquaint us with the ways of the
enemy, and also having come through such darkness and despair, we realize afresh
how complete is the victory of Calvary. God wants us to know that we are not
Satan's victims but His VICTORs...
Beware of this deceiver who presents himself as 'an angel of light,' imitating the ways of the Lord, seeking to copy His voice and His manner of speaking to us. Be on the alert, WATCHING and praying! 'For we are not ignorant of his (Satan's) devices.' (2 Cor.2:11)"
Hunter, Joan - 10/28/2016 - TV interview with Joan and Sarah Hickey - A testimony: Having been healed from mate's physical violence, all the symptoms returned the following morning. God revealed that she was still bitter at mother-in-law for allowing and creating such evil behavior in her son, mate of this victim. After forgiving her mother-in law, her healing returned and stayed. Archives @ https://www.marilynandsarah.org/tv/watch/
Bevere, John - JONI Ė Intimidation Ė John Bevere (J970)
When We Are In the Pits/Valleys of Life
Praise the Lord from the Heavens!
Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all stars of light!
Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens.
http://biblehub.com/1_thessalonians/5-18.htm - Christian Living - 17pray without ceasing; 18in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 19Do not quench the Spirit.
Jakes, TD -
- great small workbook
Crushing - God Turns Pressue into Power
#203) Kat Kerr - The Atmosphere in Your Home section of Dunamis -
3 Operatives of Darkness -
ďHe says: ĎPlease stop talking about the doom and gloom. The enemy doesnít need any help, ok?í
Weíre not ignorant. We know what the enemy has planned. We know Godís got plans that surpass his. Amen.
Just like before, when he (the enemy) didnít know what God was going to do, in Heaven when he was going around deceiving all of the angels, God said nothing. He thought that God was stupid. He (the enemy Lucifer) didnít know what He (God) was doing.
He thought he could get away with it all.
Did He (God) know what He was doing? Yes He did.
When He was ready, He kicked him (Lucifer) out.
Well Heís got some plans that Heís going to be revealing on this earth.
What Heís going to do with believers, Heís never done before.
You need to wake up every morning, expecting God to use you.
You need to wake up every morning and start talking to Them, ĎGood morning Father, I love You.
Good morning Jesus, my Beloved, I love You. Good morning Holy Spirit, my Best Friend, I love you.
I canít wait to see what youíre going to do with me today. I canít wait to see what youíre going to reveal to me today. I know Iím going to make a difference in this world for You. It doesnít matter whatís going on in my life, what I have or donít have, You hold my life in Your hands. You are my provider. You are my protector.í
You're just worshipping Him. Do you know what?
The devil wonít want to hang around your house. Amen?
Thatís what you do when you think things have gone wrong; itís just God transitioning you. Heís actually removed people from their jobs, because Heís about to give you your own business. Heís going to have a lot of entrepreneurs in the last day. Heís going to do so many things to the marketplace. It will stun this world what God is going to do with you. Amen? And thatís why Heís letting people know who He is. We need to know.Ē
#204) Kat Kerr - You're Always Watched per Dunamis (Power) 3 - Operatives of Darkness -
"You need to be changed...empowered...to know who you are...to be excited to be alive right now.
Your loved ones in Heaven, if they could come back, it would be for one reason, to run with you in this race and the things you’re going to do."