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October 10, 2017

The Bondage of Evil Orbits

Continued from When We Ignore The Sore

An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind – Mahatma Ghandi

When we ignore the sore or the wounds meted out to our emotions, we carry from generation to generation feelings of hatred, unforgiveness, resentment among other things.  I have heard stories of children in school who could not understand why they hated each other, only to discover that there was some long standing feud in their families.  We find ourselves in an orbit of evil.   Sometimes the familiarity of the emotion negative or positive – becomes our anchor.  We rationalize that it is the makeup of our personality and we cannot change.

We self prophecy our demise until it becomes a reality, an intrinsic part of our makeup.  We manifest this behaviour as normal to our children – “sometimes Mommy/Daddy is just miserable”.  In Ezekiel 16:1- God tells the prophet to “show Jerusalem her detestable practices”.  I noted in a previous post that I wondered how persons could be ding detestable practices and not know it.  Yet some of the things that we grow up with as normal, when measured against the Word of God get proven to be very very abnormal.  When we self-prophecy our demise until it becomes a reality, we live in our abomination.  Our identity becomes skewed.  It is as if we have have been looking through a mirror that is warped, but because that mirror is the only one we have, we think that what we are seeing is the reality.

The Word Is A Mirror

James 1:23-25

 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

Once we hold up the Word of God as our mirror, we will see our true reflection.  WE HAVE TO BRACE OURSELVES! Wounds are never pretty to look at.  Yet seeing our wounds in its ugliness should make us want to heal.  Let’s face it – if you had a bad wound would you not seek medical attention?

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit

The Word Is Healing

Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.

21Do not let them depart from your sight;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.

22For they are life to those who find them
And health to all their body.

 

We must be doers of the Word.  This means that we must apply all that we read / hear.  We must keep them within sight, near to us, deep in our hearts.  If muscles are sore, for example, a massage can bring about healing.  If the pain is deep seated then a deep tissue massage becomes necessary to bring about effective healing.    We need to keep the Word hidden deep in us to reach and affect the deep seated issues in our lives.

Psalm 119:10-11

10With all my heart I have sought You;
Do not let me wander from Your commandments.

11Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.

There are over 31000 verses in the Bible.  That requires a lot of space.  Words like offense, resentment, anger, unforgiveness, rage, bitterness, etc, have a tendency to balloon and take up space.  They tend to push the Word out of us, if we allow them. Here is an interesting article  on Offense for you to read

If we choose to believe what God says about us in His Word, we can only come to the conclusion that He does about us.  We can come to the conclusion that He wants to heal us, that He wants to refine us, to make us a ready and prepared vessel.  He wants to heal the hurts of our past so  that we can really live in the present and make an impact on our future.  We will have a true picture of our identity

The cycle of pain, of hurting people who hurt people, can only be broken when someone decides, ” I will not do to others, that which had been done to me”. When this decision is taken, it moves us from an unhealthy orbit and places us on a trajectory of healing and victory.

To be continued in The Trajectory of Healing & Victory

Sylvia M Dallas

Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ.  Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.

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