“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
Remember, we are NOT fighting against flesh and blood as Ephesians 6:12 lets us know:
“For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere” (biblegateway.com – AMP – Amplified Bible).
To understand this Scripture, let’s look at the definition of the word “despotism:” “a rule by a despot” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despotism).
A “despot” is: “a ruler who has total power and who often uses that power in cruel and unfair ways; a person who has a lot of power over other people” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary).
We MUST, NO EXCUSES, get rid of OLD hurts because they WILL come back to haunt us if they are not dealt with – check out the complete Emotional Healing Series on my web site by clicking here!!! That is why our buttons are so easily pushed by people because there are some hidden things in us we need to deal with; once that happens, we will be easily offended!!!
We CANNOT forgive on our own; what we do is DECIDE to forgive the person and ask God to help us and He will walk with us until we can love the person with His love – no matter how long it take!! Again, I know, God has walked with me through some heartbreaking things when it comes to forgiving people; and it still not that easy for me and I am not going to lie and say I got it down – NO I do not!!
It’s like Paul said, when I want to do good, evil is right there trying to persuade me not to do good – it is warring in my mind trying to exalt itself against what the Word of God says (Romans 7: 21-25)!! But I know where my help comes from and that is the Lord and through Him, because of Him, I can do ALL things because He gives me the strength to do it!!!
May God bless you and keep you,
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks