Jesus said of all that were born of women, none is greater than John the Baptist; He said he was a prophet and more than a prophet (Mat. 11:7-11). He was the forerunner of the ministry of Jesus. So, you can understand how much heaven trusted John the Baptist. However, when John the Baptist got into a very difficult situation, it affected his perspective just like difficulties and trouble can affect our perspective on life, thereby leading to offences.
The Lord told me two ways to stop offences:
1. Stop thinking about it
2. Stop talking about it
Holding on to offences is one of the most potent and effective weapons of the devil to defeat Christians and you must deal with that, especially as you are waiting for the coming of Jesus. Offences separate people from divine linkages. It is what makes a wife begin to look for an alternative and a husband begin to think of another wife. Offence is what makes friends begin to think of an alternative and it is what makes Christians begin to think of another way aside from Christ’s.
There are so many people today that have been defeated by offences. As you read this sharing, if offences have taken a hold of your thoughts and emotions, know that the spirit of offences is after something greater than the issue at stake itself. Offences are quite dangerous and you need to understand that. It is not only going to cause you to begin to think of an alternative to God’s choice, God’s plan, and God’s will for your life but much more than that.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from the grip of the spirit of offences, the pain, and the injuries of offences in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Kings 10:32-12:21; Acts 18:1-22; Psalm 145:1-21; Proverbs 18:1
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