THINK OF YOU TOO

You have given of yourself every day, and I commend you for that. Early you rise up to get your family ready for the day. Breakfast is ready and always tasty, our clothes are well pressed and we are always smart and neat. As the day wears on, you are in the kitchen preparing meals, in the laundry room washing, in the compound sweeping. Your day is so swamped that you take your meals late. I actually heard you the other day complain about dizziness but trudged on. But what hurts is that there is no day that someone looks out for you. Honestly, we appreciate your efforts, but I know that we want you around for longer. So can you love us more by taking of yourself too? For an hour or so, lose yourself in you. No, it is not mean of you, it is the best gift you can give us. Your smile will be missed if you were to fall sick. Not that you have never fallen sick, you have only mastered the art to work despite the pain and illness. An evening with your friends will do you good to revive your spirit, to laugh away without a worry. Allowing someone to share the housework with or completely take over will not mean you are less of a woman. We appreciate your efforts, mother, but we ask that you slow down and think of you as well.

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Your pain

Your husband chased you away and his relatives backed him up. To the cold you went, with no hope of where to go or how to take care of your child. The nights were cold, yes, I could only imagine. You begged to ensure that your child never goes hungry. For months, the street was your home and yet not once did you think of abandoning your baby. I applaud you for your courage, your tenacity and love because many have flushed them down the toilet or garbage bin even without any physical disabilities. To every parent that struggles to take care of their special needs child, you are special. Many may not understand what it means to literally be awake all night and day, only stealing a few minutes to dose off but that is what you do. You worry if your child will make it through the night, you worry if a morsel of food will choke them. Then comes the frustrations with every report when they fail to hit a milestone despite the two of you working so hard to get there. That is not withstanding the expenses that come with diapers for those with children that cannot get themselves to the washrooms. Not even the insults that are thrown at you or your child without thinking about the pain you endure. That you endure all that and still hold your head up, you are amazing. Even if I got you sobbing, I would understand because the responsibility is immense. I wish I could make your burden lighter, I wish I could take over for a bit. I applaud you and only pray that God continues to give you grace to do what you do by that child. I actually pray that that child gets better.

I pray the pain goes away

The night is so dark, if not darker than you would have wanted to because as your child bounces between two worlds. You have been at this for such a long while and all you can pray for is that you can be finally given a clean bill of health. You have and continue to pray for that because your life depends on it. With every needle prick, you cringe as though it were going through you. The agony every blood transfusion has ripped your heart in pieces you have lost count of. Every relapse comes with a deep cry within you. You just cannot imagine life sipping out of your little one and yet that is the reality that glares before you. You long to hear them talk to you, play on your laps or laugh. But all you have seen is pain and discomfort. I see your pain, I would only lie if I said I understood it. But as you struggle through each moment, all I can promise you, that I can genuinely know I will do, is say a prayer for you. I will hold you in my heart, knowing that the Father surely hears and healing is coming your child’s way on angel’s wings. It seems like a myth, so unreal and yet all we need, but it is my continuous prayer that soon, very soon, you will walk out of there with your baby right beside you. And that you will never have to walk back but enjoy the company of your child and watch them grow devoid of the pain. For they have had more pain than many will ever bear in a life time.

 

BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 3 Alcohol Spirits And Patterns In The Scriptures

Proverbs 20:1 WINE IS a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; and whoever errs or reels because of it is not wise.

What a loaded sentence! Let’s look at everything that is in here.

Wine is a mocker.
Often during a deliverance meeting there will be people who have this uncontrollable urge to laugh and cackle and to make fun. This is where you find these mocking spirits coming from. Alcohol and drugs, especially marijuana often manifest in hysterical laughter with no apparent stimuli. The spirits of Antichrist or drug spirits will also mock those leading the deliverance prayer.

Strong drink is a riotous brawler.

This is where alcoholic rage comes from. The alcoholic can’t take any pressure at all in their life and they just blow up into fits of rage and anger for almost no reason at all. In these verses we see spirits of rage, strong drink, and mockery. A constant low level anger often has its roots in alcoholic patterns.

Whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Here we see deception. This is where the strong man of denial comes in. The strong man of the Alcoholic Syndrome is Denial. “I don’t have a problem, this is your problem.” Anytime someone says this, a simple look into their background will confirm the presence of the destructive spirits of alcohol or drugs in their lives. The person living in denial will always have an excuse or reason for the destruction, claiming it as temporary. We also see the spirits of stupor, stupidity, not wise, and foolishness. This group of spirits lodge in the mind and are introduced by alcohol and protected by Denial.

Also evident is the Curse of Atheism. People who have had the Drug and Alcohol Syndrome working in their lives, have a hard time coming to the Lord or walking with Him in trust and faith until this curse is broken and deliverance received.

Psalms 14:1 THE [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God.

Here is another verse that references foolishness under drinking. Do you see the connection with foolishness and the person thinking, “there is no God. I don’t have to serve God.”

This makes it very hard for a person to follow the Lord until these spirits are dealt with. Denial will then couple up with doubt and unbelief to deal a one-two knockout punch to the faith of the young Christian so that they run away from help The spirit of denial causes a person to be unable to take correction.

The alcoholic can’t take anyone coming to them and trying to help them with any of their problems. The alcoholic will always claim that the problems are, “out there.” “It’s that boss I have,” or “I’ve just had a bunch of bad breaks.”

The problem to them is never personal responsibility. “Why do I need to confess my sins or come before the Lord?” Instead, the alcoholic says, “Lord, it’s that wife / husband you gave me.” To them the problem is always elusive and out there somewhere.

Habakkuk 2:5 Moreover, wine and wealth are treacherous; the proud man [the Chaldean invader] is restless and cannot stay at home. His appetite is large like that of Sheol and [his greed] is like death and cannot be satisfied; he gathers to himself all nations and collects all people as if he owned them.

Here is the best description of the alcoholic and drug addict that I have ever found. Here we see spirits of Transgression, Rebellion against the Lord, and Pride.

Cannot stay at home … “
How many alcoholics have a real nice home life? Usually they are always running around with friends down to the watering hole, leaving the children behind, letting the television and the pizza be the babysitter, and dodging all responsibility of home or family.

This is the fruit of drugs and alcohol and God hates this and wants us to recognize the danger in it. It is good to remember that as was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things (1st Corinthians 13:11). The alcoholic is often told to grow up, but they find it impossible without deliverance.

Credits: Amanda Buys.

BREAKING THE CURSE OF ALCOHOLISM – 2 Alcohol Spirits: Demons Of Destruction

Alcohol spirits are of the family line of Destruction. If you were to say what type of species an alcohol demon was, it would be Destruction. It works slow in the life of a person like cancer. It can cause problems for a long time, and once the problems grow to where they are noticeable, the effects are most often fatal.

Even if you quit drinking, the spirits have already gained entrance, slowly working away, destroying cell after cell, just like cancer. The destruction grows and grows until you come to the end of your life and find you have no family left, no mind left, no health left, and no finances. This is how these spirits work, and this should show the importance of getting them out of your life early.

I don’t know of a family that hasn’t been touched by alcohol spirits. These spirits have been cast out of people who have never drank!

The key is that they came from an alcoholic family.

It may have been the parent or the grandparent that was an alcoholic. Studies have shown that children with alcoholic parents are 40% more likely to become alcoholics than children whose parents were not alcoholics.

An interesting note on the study also showed that adopted children, whose natural parents were alcoholics, (even though they were raised in good home by non-drinking families) still showed the exact same percentage of alcoholism as the children who actually lived with alcoholic.

Years of deliverance and counselling experience, have taught that the spirits of alcoholic destruction are at the root of most major problems, second maybe only to witchcraft. They touch everything from health issues, mental problems, (Attention Deficit and behaviour issues), marital and family relationships, and finances. If you are seeking help in any of these areas, don’t overlook the highly probable root cause or influence of alcoholic patterns.

Science has used this fact to prove that alcoholism is genetic.

Deliverance has shown that these spirits travel down the family line.

The drinking of alcohol is what opens the door for these spirits to enter and operate for generations. Deliverance will stop this demonic cycle and bring about liberty to our future generations. Most who have taken on the battle with these spirits have encountered a fierce and stubborn enemy, highly determined to keep the generational ground they’ve held. You will have to be more determined and desirous of reclaiming the ground to obtain lasting freedom.

Credits: Amanda Buys

DEALING WITH GRIEF 34 – Encouragement

A word of ENCOURAGEMENT!

The Hebrew word TRUST:
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart … know Him in all your ways.

The Hebrew word for trust is “bittachon”, from a root word batach that means “to lean upon,” to feel safe and secure.

“Bittachon” describes emotional acceptance of the goodness of the LORD.

Some of the teachers have said that while emunah,or “faith”, represents a state of understanding that GOD is intimately involved in all the events of the universe, bittachon means personally trusting that the LORD is present in every situation for your good.

Rabbi Bechaya put the distinction this way: “Everyone who trusts has faith, but not everyone with faith trusts.”

Bittachon is an intuitive awareness of the Personal Love of GOD for your life, coupled with complete trust that He cares for you (Romans 8:28). It is an expectation that the Love of GOD is “I-AM-always-with-you,” too.

The Greek word ANXIETY:
Where it is written, “cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7), the word translated “anxiety” (merimna) comes from a Greek verb (merizo) that means to be fragmented or divided into parts and pieces. We bring our brokenness to GOD — including even those distractions that tear us away from Him and that tend to make us inwardly fragmented — in order to receive GOD’s Healing Care for us.

Therefore choose to regard your brokenness as an invitation to come before GOD for healing. Never let it keep you from coming to the LORD for help!

We are not to be ignorant of satan and his devices … despite our many sins, frailties, and even our own inner ambivalence, we know that GOD Alone makes us whole and He is the True Lover of our souls.

The Spirit always cries out for you: come … it is my prayer and hope that each of us will draw near to GOD for life.

May the LORD GOD heal you, body and soul … may He ease your pain, increase your strength, and release you from all your fears. May blessing, love, joy, and true shalom surround you and fill you in the Love of Jesus our Savior.

AMEN!

Credits – Amanda Buys