I’m sure you have said things like:
“I am frustrated!”
“I am angry!”
“I am anxious!”
But I bet you’ve never said, “I am going to let demons tell me how to feel today.”
Here is an eye-opener–every time you connect the identity of a demon to God’s name of “I AM” you are giving them easy access to your mind, will, and emotions, aka your soul.
No one likes to be told what to do, so why are you allowing demons to do that to you daily through your own words?
Relying on your feelings and emotions is a big lie from the pit of hell to move you in the wrong direction!
Let me explain why.
The demonic kingdom cannot read your mind, but they can put thoughts in your mind. I see them as pushy sales guys that keep hitting you with lies and waiting for your agreement to set the hook in your soul.
They work completely opposite of God. The Holy Spirit will write his thoughts first on your heart and then on your mind. He places desires in your heart that line up with his plans to prosper you. His desires become your desires, your hopes, and dreams. You know they are from God when they produce the fruits of love, joy, and peace.
You can tell who is driving your emotions by the fruit they produce.
Four Keys to Help Regain Control of your Emotions
- Forgive quickly. Listen for the sound of the jailers coming to get you to put you in a jail cell of offense with bitterness, resentment, impatience, frustration, and anger. It’s either spirit of self-pity or self-righteousness.
Self-pity says: “Why am I always the one that gets stuck with all the responsibility. How come I am always blamed? Why do I always get left out?”
Self-righteousness says: “I would never do that to anyone! How dare they treat me that way!”These are victimizing demons that are assigned to put you in the jail cell of unforgiveness to torment you. (Matt. 18:34) If you can learn to listen for their voices and forgive quickly, you will slam the door in their faces.
- Drop the judgment and discern the battle. Remember that the hurtful actions of others do not have the right to take away your blessings unless you submit to the demons operating through them. (Eph. 6:12) Righteous anger is allowed. You can be as angry at the demons taunting you through others as you like, just don’t aim your anger at the person. My favorite saying is, “I’d like to slug that demons head, but (fill in the name) face keeps getting in the way.” Keep the battle lines clear in your heart. When you can discern the demons operating you are not judging. It is a fine line. (John 7:24)
- The battle is not personal. Demons can see us, but they are spirits, and their assignment is to shut down the spirit of God operating through you. The battle is spiritual. The demonic realm knows the part you play in the great move of God destined for this year, so they are coming in through the breaches of your soul to sabotage you and take you out of the game. Focus on the big picture. Do not minimize it down to your personal circumstance.
- Your mind needs to meditate on the good stuff.Philippians 4:8 exhorts us:
“One final thing, fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
I tell my clients all the time; “You can think about what you want to think about!” Love is the action that sends the demons screaming out of the room. Anger gives them fuel.
Don’t let the demons tell you what to do another day. Step back. Look at the big picture and declare:
“Today I will walk in love, not offense, this is a day of blessings for the kingdom of God. I refuse to listen to the lies of the enemy one more minute. Demons of bitterness, anger, frustration, self-pity, and self-righteousness you are and always will be under the blood of Jesus Christ because you were defeated at the Cross. Amen!”
Now go shift into a new season of blessings!
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