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The Spirit Of Offense

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The Spirit Of Offense

 

Everyone in the world has had times when they have been hurt or could have chosen to be offended.

Being Offended Is A Choice.

  • Please don’t choose it!
  • How you respond or react to an offense tells everyone what spirit you have.
  • One of the most dangerous spirits to posses is the spirit of offense.
  • It will keep you from receiving correction or direction.
  • It will hinder your relationship with the ministry.
  • Matt. 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
  • Remember that offenses will come.

 

Being Habitually Offended Will Make You A Bitter Person.

Bitterness will use YOU to defile many others.

Heb. 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

 

Warning Pastor!

Mark the church member who tells you that he or she is offended by you in some manner. It won’t be long before they leave. It just may be that the Spirit of Offense overwhelms them.

Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

 

Why Are Some People Habitually Offended? 

It can be the worst personality trait of all! The spirit of offense is very hard to be delivered from. It will never happen accidentally. It’s not something one will just grow out of, either.

If someone you know has the spirit of offense, be aware that they just might tell you off or cut you off next.

 

Nabal Was So Belligerent And Easily Offended, That No One Could Talk To Him.

1Sam. 25:17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.

  • It seemed that Nabal was mad at the world and everyone in it.
  • He had the most wonderful wife, he had wealth and everything he could desire, but what he had most, was a bad attitude.
  • God killed him.

 

Here Are Some Questions For Those Who Are Easily Offended:

  1. Is there continual drama in your world?
  2. What is it that makes you the one who is continually being persecuted or attacked by others?
  3. Why is it always you who gets hurt?
  4. Why is it that you are always the victim?
  5. Why is it that you have to keep cutting off people because they have hurt you?
  6. Why is it that you have a list of people you no longer talk to?
  7. How come there is always some kind problem going on between you and your family, or one of your friends?
  8. Why is it that you get your feelings hurt easily?
  9. How often do you hear yourself say, “That makes me so mad!”?
  10. How early did being offend start in you?
  11. Is jealousy part of the issue?
  12. Did you get ignored by those you wanted to be with?
  13. How many of your old friends are now your enemy?
  14. How often do you feel that you are the object of an attack?
  15. Do you battle with these hurts often?
  16. Do you find it hard to forgive?
  17. Are you continually in a feud?
  18. How’s your blood pressure?
  19. Do you think of ways to get back at the people who offended you?
  20. Do you unfriend them on Facebook?
  21. Do you block them?
  22. Do you talk online about how you have been mistreated, hoping to gather support, while not telling all the facts correctly?
  23. Do you pray louder, longer and harder than others to prove you have the right spirit?
  24. Do you worship expressively to show that you are the more spiritual one and thereby justify yourself?
  25. What kind of friends do you attract?

 

Being Habitually Offended Is Evidence Of The Spirit Of Offense.

  1. The Multitude Following Jesus Turned Away Because They Got Offended.
  • Offended people distance themselves, from those they once admired. Causing many to leave the truth.

 

  1. Cain Got Offended And Then Killed His Brother.
  • Offended people can be very jealous.
  • Offended people are dramatic.
  • Offended people become hateful and dangerous.

 

  1. The Elder Brother Of The Prodigal Son Got Offended And Mouthed Off To His Father.
  • Offended people often show those around them who actually has the bad heart.
  • Offended people are willing to hurt back.
  • Even though the father forgave the son, his brother would not.

 

How Do People Act Around You If You Are Plagued By The Spirit Of Offense.

  • Why would they want to include you in their groups? You are a bomb waiting to go off!
  • Do they shun you because all you want to do is talk about the other people who have hurt you?
  • Do they tiptoe around you by being civil but not warm when they talk to you?
  • Are they afraid that they may be your next victim?
  • Be aware that offended people are highly toxic and contagious.

 

The Enemy Of Your Soul Will Make Sure That You Become Offended.

  • It will damage your walk with God.
  • It will damage your every relationship.
  • It will damage your church.
  • It will damage your home life.
  • It will damage your marriage.
  • It with damage your relationship with your siblings, your parents, your in-laws, your children, and your spouse.
  • It will make you leave your church.

 

If You Know You Have The Spirit Of Offense, What Are You Doing To Get Rid Of It?

  • Yes you can be helped and delivered!
  • Remember though, once you become offended at God, you will distance yourself from Him for an eternity.

Luke 7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

 

It’s The Spirit Of The Last Days

Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

 

 

What Is The Key To Your Deliverance From The Spirit Of Offense?

  • If you know love is a key…
  • If you know forgiving seventy times seven in one day is a key…
  • If you know a soft answer is a key…
  • If you know keeping your tongue is a key…
  • If you know being easy to be entreated is a key…
  • If you know kindness is a key…
  • If you know praying all the way through is a key…
  • If you know having your man of God lay hands on you and pray a prayer of deliverance for you is a key…
  • If you know preferring your brother is a key…
  • If you know not letting the sun go down on your wrath is a key…
  • If you know prayer and fasting is a key…
  • If you know dying daily is a key…
  • If you know repentance to God is a key…
  • If you know repentance to others is a key…
  • If you know you know your brother has aught against you and you are to go to him is a key…
  • If you know realizing you have a bad spirit is a key…
  • If you know seeing how you are damaging those you love is a key…
  • If you know you are hindering others in their walk with God is a key…
  • If you know hell is using you to hinder God’s church is a key…
  • If you know that your spirit may keep you out of heaven is a key…

 

Then, What Are You Waiting For?

Why Not Use Even One, If Not All These Keys, And Enjoy A New Life With Peace, Love And Contentment?

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 19, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Christian Living

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  1. Outstanding!

    Eric L. Garrett

    November 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm

  2. Excellent article – and so true!

    Mark M

    November 19, 2016 at 9:08 pm

  3. Thank you!

    Carl

    November 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm

  4. Good afternoon Brother Ballestero,

    I am so thankful you decided to share God’s word in this way. I have been delivered from the root of bitterness as of Wednesday night (December 14th, 2016) through my Pastor’s preaching. God used this blog post and several other scriptural points of light to show I was entrenched in bitterness due to my judgmental attitude. I have also shared your blog post with others and they too want to be right with the Lord!

    Thank you for bringing clarity to God’s word and I am very thankful for the ministry God has given you!

    Parker

    December 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

  5. You just described somone I love very much. Unfortunately, I have to keep my distance. 😢

    Sandra

    December 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  6. Oh! this was a such a blessing to me and brought healing to my mind and my spirit from so many past things in my life that I desperately needed. Therefore I run after “Peace”. Thanks for your obedience to God in writing this article. May God bless.

    Melissa Brucia

    January 10, 2017 at 12:51 am


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