Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 22 (The Armor Of God, Part 2: “Mental Illness & The Spirit Of Fear!”)

By admin On May 13th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 22

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The Armor Of God, Part 2: “Mental Illness & The Spirit Of Fear!”

To red Part 1, go here…Today’s Devotional – November 27 (Armor of God)

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“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;

but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

2nd Timothy 1:7 

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This above passage from 2nd Timothy makes a very startling revelation: that ongoing fear is actually a spiritual problem, and not merely a manifestation of our emotions!

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JESUS CONDEMNED THIS EVIL WORLD

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So why should it be any surprise that the world would hate this Bible truth?

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After all, why did the world crucify Jesus, 2,000 years ago?

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Was it because He was complimenting them and their world?

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Absolutely NOT!

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No, but rather, Jesus explained to His unsaved brethren…“The world cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” John 7:7

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As this verse reveals, the world hated Jesus because He condemned this world-system! And if Jesus came to this world today, they would put Him right back up on the Cross!

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Anti-Christian rally in Chicago – Wikimedia

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THE WORLD: A COSMIC BATTLEFIELD

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGWell, let’s listen again to our signature Bible verse…“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2nd Timothy 1:7 

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So how could this be? Why is God calling fear, “a spirit”?

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What so many Christians do not fully understand is that this world is a cosmic battlefield between the armies of Heaven & Hell!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST

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Listen to Ephesians…“Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Isaiah 2:2

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Here it says that all “children of disobedience” (the citizens of this world), are being led by evil spirits, who are now working in them.

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THE TWO SPIRITS CONTROLLING THIS WORLD

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Now couple this fact concerning the indwelling spirit of Antichrist, with the truth that Believers have the Holy Spirit working in them, and it becomes manifest that a human either has one spirit or the other spirit working in them…

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Listen…“They (Antichrists) are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” 1st John 4:5, 6

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So here is revealed that this Antichrist world is controlled by the “spirit of error”, while God’s people are led by the “Spirit of Truth”.

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Inkwazi Shopping Centre, Malelane Superspar – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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“LOVE, POWER AND A SOUND MIND”

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And so, just how does this knowledge relate to our main topic today, concerning mental illness?

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Simple, so much of mental illness has to do with fear.

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Listen again to our signature Bible verse…“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2nd Timothy 1:7 

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Now here is seen that true worshipers of God are not being actuated by the spirit of fear, but they are rather filled with, “power, love and a sound mind”!

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Yes, the Holy Spirit is the very essence of, “power, love, and a sound mind”!

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Saint francisborgia exorcism – Wikipedia -Public-Domain

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“DOCTRINES OF DEVILS”

1st Timothy 4:1

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So if these things are true, then just what is this entire branch of medicine called psychiatry?

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Well, simply put, psychiatry is merely one of Satan’s, “doctrines of devils”!

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Devil Exorcism – Goya Painting – Public Domaion

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LUCIFERION WORLD OF LIES

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin,_John_-_Satan_presiding_at_the_Infernal_Council_-_1824.JPGWe must be honest enough to acknowledge the fact that Satan is, “the god of this world”, and as John 8:44 calls him “a liar, and the father of it.”

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Yes, this world, being Satan’s kingdom is a kingdom of the Father of Lies!

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And by nature, we, the citizens of this world are his children!

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Satan presiding at the Infernal Council – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“SCIENCE, FALSELY SO-CALLED”

1st Timothy 4:6

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And so, it is no surprise that the people of this world have come up with this false science of Psychiatry, as well as the false science of Evolution.

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And of course, the human race will defend these false philosophies even to the death (the death of those who oppose these worldly doctrines, that is.)

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PERFECT PEACE POSSIBLE!

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Well, just what can those who are victims of Satan do to be rid of their so-called mental https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgillness?

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The Bible tells us that…“Thou (God) wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Thee.”

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Yes, to have one’s mind fixed upon Jesus will begin to radically change one’s life!

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It will fill that person with perfect peace.

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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PSALM 1: PRESCRIPTION FOR VICTORY!

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But then, someone will ask, “But how can I possibly keep my mind totally fixed upon Jesus all through the day?”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Braet_von_%C3%9Cberfeldt_woman_with_bible_1866.jpg

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Well, this is a very pertinent question! And the answer is found in this next Bible verse…“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD (the Bible); and in His law (the Bible) doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,” Psalm 1:1-3

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So right here is the very first Psalm is the recipe for success: to shun all ungodliness, and to meditate upon the Bible day and night!

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CONTINUE IN BIBLE STUDY

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Now of course, becoming a mature Bible student will not come instantaneously! No, but rather, we must continue in God’s Word, just as Jesus explained to the skeptics…“If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31, 32

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And so, to truly become a disciple of Jesus requires one to continue in God’s Word.

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Yes, perseverance is required in true Christianity!

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However pressing his duties STM2-c James Lee Frazer always finds time to read a few chapters from his Bible each day. I – NARA – 520675 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE BATTLE BEFORE US!

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And so, each and every one of us, whether we are considered, “mentally ill”, or we are deemed, “normal”, have a battle to fight and a victory to win!

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And through 100% devotion, through unceasing prayer, and through unceasing contemplation of God’s Word, coupled with daily Bible study, we have all these necessary tools to fight and to win the battle over the forces of evil which control the peoples of the world!

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And one day, when we finally come to a stable and mature walk with the Lord, we may feel the time has come to stop our medication. But whether we do or not, we may nevertheless enjoy a rich relationship with Jesus.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to immerse myself in Thy Word and in unceasing prayer. And bring me through the Devouring Fire which will consume away all my earthly dross, that I might come forth as purified gold…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…Floodwaters of the False Prophet: “Atheism & Psychology”, or you can also read…NOVEMBER 10 The Psalms’ Power Over Evil Spirits), Or you can also read… March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOOSING THE BANDS OF ORION

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God spoke several times of Orion, in Scripture. His question to Job was a very mystifying question, to say the least… “Canst thou…loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. Such a strange question, indeed! How could a constellation have its bands loosed, much less, even have bands? Puzzling, puzzling!

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But now, He is revealing this bright and beautiful constellation in a way that has never before been seen. God Himself is loosing Orion’s bands, as He is just now unraveling this age-old mystery. And we are beginning to understand that this most infamous of all constellations is nothing less than a remarkable metaphor concerning Jesus.

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’, and ‘Orion the Archer’, and‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…The Orion Phenomena

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TOMORROW

March 23 (Habakkuk Says “Run!”, Part 9: “Satan Now On The March!”)

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