I have heard people place a demonic curse on others, and they don’t even realize it. When we ask the Lord to do something harmful to another person, we are working with Satan! Be careful what you ask for, as demons will be glad to give you what you seek!
The bible references use of “rebuke”, to show our disapproval of some behavior or action tied to a person; often it’s an attempt at bringing correction. It’s also used when the Lord calms the winds & seas or when the Lord casts out demons.
Sometimes we can’t bring correction to a person that is in a state of delusion, caused by them unwilling to accept the truth. Most prefer to hold onto false doctrine, are often influenced by the Jezebel spirit and sometimes they have much unforgiveness in their hearts. Many of them go into “defensive mode” and often twist scripture. Some are in the “know it all” mode — they refuse to hear many sides to a topic.
Many are caught up in religious habits, because someone told them they needed to observe this, perform that, read out loud this magical prayer, etc.. We need to listen to the Lord for ourselves. If the Lord tells someone to leap off of a cliff, that person needs to be careful that they now don’t tell others they all must do this as part of their daily routine!
There are many who prefer to ignore certain parts of scripture, as it makes them very uncomfortable; it’s kind of like “Ignorance Is Bliss”. The Lord knows our hearts and nothing is hidden from him!
May the Lord continue to guide all of US (myself included) into the truth in all areas.
I ask the Lord to keep me humble and never allow Pride to get in the way.
The purpose of sharing my thoughts on these blog postings and comments, is not to force others to believe my way. These are things that bother me and I often pray about them; sometimes asking others to pray too. I am open to correction, as I certainly don’t pretend to understand it all. I ask that nobody get into debate and never bring forth hatred into this blog.
I’ve recently heard the need to “cut ties” with those that refuse the truth. I felt it necessary to do this with some in-person and others virtually. Cutting those ties has not been easy, but I know I am to continue praying for these people. I’ve removed my “Contact” button from the blog, as I was getting a lot of attacks/snarks from people privately.
Matthew 6:15 “Forgive People”
But if you don’t forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing.
Matthew 5:43-48 “Love Your Enemies”
43 “You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same?
47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same?
48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Leviticus 19:17 “You must not harbor hatred against your brother. Rebuke your neighbor directly, and you will not incur guilt because of him.
Matthew 8:26 But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, you of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea. And there was a great calm.
Matthew 17:18 Then Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and from that moment the boy was healed.
15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother.
16 But if he won’t listen, take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every fact may be established.
Matthew 7:1-6 “Do Not Judge”
“Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged.
2 For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye?
4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and look, there’s a log in your eye?
5 Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
6 Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.