Believers can be taken captive to do the enemy’s will.
and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.2 Timothy 2:26 ESV
What causes this?
Look at the word “snare”. That’s the Greek word used to describe offense.
Translation: if you are a follower of Jesus and you are doing the work of the enemy, which may not be obvious if deception is in play, then it usually is because offense has entered in somewhere.
Not always, not ironclad, but it is a general and good rule of thumb to look for offense if you find yourself snared, or if you aren’t, then someone else in your circle is.
Paul, in the above missal to Timothy was writing about believers. Gentleness, patience, and self-control keep us from becoming ensnared, men and women of G-d.
It is good for us as believer and followers of Medsiah to periodically check in and discern with the L-rd if we have been ensnared.
And if we are taken up with something that is a persistent and stubborn mindset that is not in keeping with the L-rd, it ask Him to do whatever is necessary, in terms of forgiving, in order to become liberated from this.
Each of my friends who work in deliverance have a piece to offer here in which they specialize.
And all of those pieces make a coherent whole.
Between the Courts of Heaven, Leviathan, Unclean Spirits, DID, SRA, Agreements, Curses, and whatever else, there is a solution out there and engaging with the L-rd in his particular solution for your given issue is likely going to move you in a net positive direction.
We don’t do silver-bullet, one-size-fits-all methods around here. Each situatuon is unique, and therefore, the solution sets are also unique.
On this particular issue, though, offense is pretty much allowed in through some form of mistreatment or deception.
Those who are genuinely mistreated and those who think they are mistreated often need something the party that offended them cannot give them: wholeness.
Thus, our responsibility is to forgive the one who mistreated us, because they do not understand and to relentless turn to the one who can give us wholeness because He is whole Himself.
Gang, keep hacking away, because the L-rd can make you whole and remove your feet from the snare, if you are willing to deal with and release your offense.
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