Guard Against a Wounded Spirit
“a wounded spirit… who can bear.. Proverbs 18:14
There are many Christians that have been hurt by Christians in the Body of Christ. This hurt has come sometimes unknowingly by the party that did the hurting. With this being said, however, the results are still the same for the person that is hurting (in most cases). This hurt has caused some Christians to leave churches, backslide, and just give up on the Lord. So what is the remedy for this you might ask? The only remedy for anything of a spiritual nature (which is what this is) is Jesus Christ. Most Christians, believe it or not are not even taught the principles of spiritual warfare so the blame is normally placed on the party or parties that they feel hurt them or attacked them. Yes, we all live in the physical realm, however, the one lesson that every born-again Christian must learn is that there is a spiritual realm that is just as real as the physical realm. We must not be ignorant of Satan’s devices or He will get an advantage over us . I would like to share briefly some solutions that will help a Christian that feel that they have been wounded by their Church, Pastor, family member, or close friend.
You must know who your enemy is. This knowledge is based on the Word of God that says : For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities powers rulers of darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. Yes, we have heard this scripture over and over , however in order to overcome we must get this scripture deep into our spirits. This is the main reason that we allow the enemy to come in and put bitterness, anger, forgiveness, rejection, isolation and a whole myriad of spirits that He uses to defeat us. Yes we will be defeated if we do not stand against the powers of demonic entities.
Develop a prayer life:This is the other most essential part of being a prayer warrior. Without a prayer life you will not have a line of communication with the Lord. In this case, everything that you think of will be coming from either your own mind or mostly the mind of the enemy. The enemy will use your mind to get into you and cause a lot of damage. This is the beginning of the wounded spirit is the warfare of the mind. Most Christians go to all sorts of counseling sessions for help and do not realize that the basic foundation of the help starts with YOU. The more we let the enemy talk to use or use other people’s lips to talk to use then the more we will sink into our hurt and woundedness.
Always seek to have a forgiving and repentant spirit:This is another basic “hook” to walking in freedom. The enemy has so many people (Christians and non-Christians) bound with a spirit of unforgiveness. Unforgiveness will thwart your Christian growth and cause you to feel stagnant and unproductive as a Christian.
The above listed items are just a couple of basics that you need to know. The other real basic item is “time”. Growth in the Lord takes time. Part of our spiritual growth is learning to take authority in the spirit realm on a daily basis and standing for Jesus. If we do not know or even attempt to know the principals of spiritual warfare , then we will walk in a lot of depression , discouragement and defeat. Yes we are in a battle so we must Put on the whole armor of God so that we will be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil.