Abuse is a dangerous demon that will quickly set up a stronghold if allowed in. When firmly rooted it has the ability to branch out, adjust, and even mutate [especially in families]. It immobilizes its victims and soon learns how to play its audience well.
This stronghold blinds its host, the victims, and others who may be trying to remove it without discernment from God. It invites spirits of denial, enabling, lies, violence, murder and many other demonic strongholds into its host’s life.
Sickness, chemical imbalance, obsession, family curses, addiction, victimization, pride, arrogance, selfishness, and many other entrance points can enable it to lay dormant for years before it surfaces.
The reason the stronghold of abuse is so dangerous is because it blinds its host in order to remain attached. Denial is its biggest helper. Denial rushes in to defend abuse and its right to the host. It confuses and stuns its host into blaming its victims for any havoc or harm it causes.
Even Christians suffer from this stronghold. It breaks up families, destroys nations, and in many cases will destroy its host in one way or another. If left unchecked it may never be removed until it has done its fullest damage.
There is a way to end its reign of terror. But the blinded host must fight the blindness in order for this to happen. If not removed properly any stress will quickly bring it back.
1. Pray [with someone in Christ] for God to take away the blindness, denial, and fear that is hiding the truth from you. Ask God for understanding.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Colossians 3:12 Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].
Titus 3:2 Believers shouldn’t curse anyone or be quarrelsome, but they should be gentle and show courtesy to everyone.
2. Recognize that abuse victimizes. The host as well as the victims around it, are targets of this stronghold. Self control alone will not remove it because of the many other spirits that are attached to it. Every one of these spirits need addressing.
Proverbs 22:10 Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out; yes, strife and abuse will cease.
Colossians 3:8 But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!
3. Humble yourself before God. Submit to His will. Recognize and refuse abuse in your life, especially if you are the host. If you continue to allow abuse to control your actions, you cannot be in Christ at the same time. If that is the case, repent and come to Christ in truth.
Romans 8:9 But if God’s Spirit lives in you, you are under the control of your spiritual nature, not your corrupt nature. Whoever doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ doesn’t belong to him.
4. If you are the victim of abuse, flee to a place of safety immediately and seek help.
Luke 6:28 Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse you, implore God’s blessing (favor) upon those who abuse you [who revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse you].
5. Let go of anything that sanctions abuse. There is no other way to remove abuse but by recognizing this stronghold and taking authority over it and any other demons connected with it. Give it all over to God and seek His help to keep it away permanently.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices.
Galatians 5:1 IN [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].
James 4:7 So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.
Written by Christian author, Pola Muzyka.
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