Here is a clue, the invitation to play sounds like this,
“Maybe God can forgive me, but I can’t forgive myself. I am not worthy.”
You can almost hear a drum beat like the game of “Jumanji” begin calling your name. With your agreement to self-condemn the game starts and tormenting spirits burst into your atmosphere. The swirling starts, your mind won’t shut off, and you are trapped in the game that never ends and is meant to keep you captive for the rest of your life. Welcome to the jungle!
The game intensifies at night, predictably when you lay your head down on the pillow to sleep. That is the signal for spirits of unrest, hyperactivity, and nervousness to join in. They move you to Level 2 of the game where you analyze every possible way you fell short during the day.
Once you agree to the defeat, Level 3 releases mocking spirits. They say things like:
“Who could ever love you. ”
“You’ve made a mess out of everything.”
“This is all your fault.”
Somehow you manage to fall asleep but waiting by your bed in the morning is the master-level demon of dread. You barely get your eyes open, and it starts hammering your thoughts. It gets you to say things like, “I wish I could just stay in bed and sleep, I don’t want to face this day. It’s too overwhelming, and I can’t take it anymore.”
But wait, let me interrupt, every game has a winner’s circle, and with God, there is always a way out.
In the Courtroom of Heaven, God is your judge and Jesus is your lawyer, the odds are stacked in your favor. However, there is also the great accuser condemning the Saints day and night. He has a legal right to be there based on the agreement of two or more witnesses, and he is telling God the person agreeing with him is You.
Let’s review the facts of the case.
- Demons are liars. They speak the opposite of what God says about you. The higher the resources of torment used to accuse you, the higher the opposing truth is. If they say you are stupid, they must fear your brilliance. If they say, you are guilty and condemned it is because God has given his Son to declare you innocent. If they say you will never amount to much, your destiny must be spectacular. Begin listening and agreeing to the opposite of what they are saying. Train your ear to hear the truth.
- You are a child of the King, and the demons hate you. They fear that one day you will realize who you are and cross the Jordan. I remember Rahab in Joshua Chapter 2 saying something like, “We are the ones melting in fear that you would one day cross over because we know God is with you.”
- Forgive yourself! You are not so unique that you are the only one that God does not forgive. You cannot hold yourself to a higher standard than God. You can forgive others, and you can extend the same grace that God gives you to forgive yourself. Your agreement is everything. It takes you off the stand of self-incrimination and leaves the accuser without his star witness.
- Agree to focus forward. The past will always be there, but it’s time to change your focus. Jesus died to free you from it. Repentance is the key to moving forward with God. That is when the angel of the Lord takes the Exodus 14:19 rearguard stand to shed darkness on what is behind and light on what is ahead
- Find your way to a deliverance counselor who can cast out the demons associated with this game of torment. It’s time for the drumbeat to stop. Demonic Jumangi intends to keep you trapped and keep you from your purpose.
The time is special. The harvest is ready, but the harvesters need to be prepared too.