Here’s a friendly heads up and a reminder for all of you reading this right now who are taking no prisoners on your way to living a strength-filled life of purpose:
When you start to get stronger, more successful, wealthier, healthier, or better in any way- there is a certain type of individual who can’t stand it.
Any positive change you make, there is going to be someone who hates you for it. These people are ruled by resentment, jealousy and anger. Their life is driven by a feeling inadequacy, so their ego creates an external enemy in order to insulate them from the truth:
their only real enemy is THEM.
When they see someone doing more than they are, it creates a venom-release within them. This bile rises up and they spew their vitriolic poison anywhere they can do so, as long as they can do it safely and anonymously.
These people have many terms attributed to them- you’ve all seen them, right?
Internet warriors, keyboard cowboys. Trolls.
What they really are, though, truly, at their core- are cowards. Failures.
These are people who have not been able to succeed on their own at whatever it is they wanted to do in life, whoever they wanted to be, down in those places they were too embarrassed tell anyone about, and too pathetic to go out and achieve: Leaders. Ladies men. Charismatic. Wealthy. Successful. Muscular.
They couldn’t become this, because they are their own worst enemies. They couldn’t get it together enough to make it happen, for whatever reason. Lack of willpower, dedication, or intelligence.
They see others receiving praise that they want for themselves. Others leading people that they wished they could have led. Giving up habits that they never had the strength or determination to give up. Putting in sweat equity to look and feel the way they can only imagine. Making the money they desperately wish they had- and the venom rises, and they lash out.
They use the weakest possible formats available to them. Safe, anonymous, protected places in order to work their weak will from behind a mask against those who wear no such protection against the world, because they do not require it.
Their arguments against strength are always the same, and make their resentment transparent every time. If you are muscular and fit, they will call you vain, or vapid. If you are charismatic, they will call you a conman. If you are financially successful, they will call you greedy and unscrupulous. They will more than likely not use terms like this- their reckless anger and feelings of inferiority manifest in drooling, wild condemnations, and long, rambling outlines of all ways they feel you live life wrong.
Somehow they imagine that their petty words and verbal stone-throwing will result in some kind of change. They imagine that you, like them, are a coward, and that you will be swayed by their poorly spelled rhetoric. They think that those who support you will see their evidence, and come over to their side of things.
In reality, they don’t believe any of these things, truly. They know that their words are hollow. They know that no matter what they do, they cannot stop your meteoric rise to meeting challenge and overcoming it. Those who must crawl will always despise those with wings- this knowing of their own impotence is the very thing that makes them hate you so much in the first place.
You have, and are doing, everything they want to have and do. So they will hate.
If you find yourself falling into this trap of envy and jealousy and resentment, take a moment and consider:
Would you be better served by being jealous of someone with an enviable life, or viewing them as a teacher and yourself as a student who could be learning? Every successful person’s rise to where they are now can be seen as a puzzle, a narrative to untangle in order to see the patterns and steps that they took to get where they are now.
When I spend time with someone who has more success in the gym than I do, or has a business plan that I admire, or is a high level martial artist- it doesn’t evoke resentment from me. It evokes respect. Admiration. It makes me want to emulate whatever character trait they possessed or unlocked within themselves in order to be more like them in the ways that I wish I was.
I have taken to using the phrase “None Ascend Alone.” What I mean by this is that somewhere along the way, all of us modeled ourselves after someone else that we admired, or took advice from someone smarter than we were, or emulated an individual who had already achieved what we were looking for. Success and achievement does not happen in a vacuum, and within Operation Werewolf, I believe it is fostered through challenge and networking with people who are accomplished and live lives worthy of emulation.
Strong people admire and emulate, until they are admired and emulated.
Cowards resent, sabotage, and ultimately- fail.
View every day as an opportunity to learn, to improve, to succeed. Against the reckless hatred of lesser men, your success is the boiling oil poured down on their heads, from the high walls of the castle that is your utter indifference to their very existence.
Always remember: I’m pulling for you.
Spirits of Envy and Jealousy Video
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Definition of Envy and Jealousy
envy and jealousy rottenness to the bones
As we being look into the spirits of envy and jealousy I want to start with the definitions of envy and jealousy and each spiritual root.
Envy – discontented desire or resentment aroused by another’s possessions, achievements and /or advantages
Jealousy – fearful of losing what one has to another; someone’s love or affection (husband/wife relationships, friendships) – arises from envy, it’s an uneasiness that arises (envy) because of the fear that someone is going to rob something or somebody you (I) love – what happens next is you (we) become suspicion and suspect things to happen that you have no proof of and quickly the person moves into vain imagination.
These events can happen before we even realize what has occurred – that is why I believe as believers we must learn to appropriate the scriptures 2 Cor. 10:5 is vitally important in our lives “Casting down vain imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
In the Hebrews envy and jealousy have synonymous meanings.
What the word says about envy & jealousy:
Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man and envy slayeth the still one.
Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.
Proverbs 27:4 Wraths is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
Romans 1:28-31 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Mark 7:20-23 And he said, that which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness; All these evil things come from within and defile the man.
Galatians 5:19-21 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of the which I tell you before as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
The spiritual root issue behind envy and jealousy is FEAR – fear of displacement due to the deception of covetousness–
Covetousness according to Webster Dictionary – to desire that which is another’s, to wish for excessively; crave
envy is rottenness to the bones and jealousy is rottenness to the bones
Heb 13:5 –6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have; for he hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord “is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
An open door comes into our lives when we look at others for acceptance that only God can give us therefore we begin to suspect someone or something is trying to move us out of a place God has placed us. You may have never been displaced, although the spirit is still operating in your life. This could be due to a generational curse operating that came into you as a very young child. You may have been over looked by your parents or given special favoritism that your brothers and sisters did not receive. The open door sets the stage for the person to begin going to the lesser rather than the greater, which is Idolatry.
Our God is no respecter of person for those that fear Him and walk in righteous before HIM. Act 10: 34-35 We must get a hold of the truth of the word because we have all come from some sort of dysfunction past that opens ground for the enemy to attack our minds – that’s were our battle field is and the enemy knows our vulnerable areas.
Isaiah 14:12-14 First demonic spirits in bible when Lucifer exalts himself above God.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, “O, Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most high. Yet thou shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
Lucifer was driven and motivated to sin against the Most High God. He was jealous of the honor God received. He wanted to be like God. The enemy hates it when we worship God and wants to stop worship anyway he can.
Jealousy is operating in your life if you are unable to give others honor or if when someone else receives recognition or honor you are thinking about yourself what about me why did they get that and I didn’t you don’t know the whole circumstances or the scarifies that person has walked in you to be where they are in the LORD (or in LIFE) you just immediately move into judgment, comparison and lack of appreciation for another person.
Personal Testimony: Open door as young child and in walk out. Share about jealousy in ministry and how I was not covered properly and opened door to jealousy to come into my heart even though I repented of the sin of allowing the envy/jealousy into my life and had to be restored due to the emotional damage it brought into my life and how it opened up the spirit of death to operate. Most recently I am walking through a situation at work with the Retired Counselor being hired and the feelings that came up inside me. Ungrateful, unappreciative, judging, comparing and feeling of displacement operating.
This time I am recognizing what is happening more clearly and repenting for allowing ungratefulness into my heart and long with all the other ungodly spirits. Just this week the spirit of death was trying to come back into my life but I quickly recognized, repented for opening the door, renounce and continued through the 8 R’s.
Bitterness sets the stage for envy/jealousy. Takes eyes off God and puts eyes on others or makes others source of supply for value.
Powerful dynamic voice saying, “What you have is valuable but I hate you because of what you have and I don’t” or you are loved more by others and I hate you but I’m going to destroy you by isolating you.
– Comparing self with someone else, never satisfied
– Keeps person from being who they are
– Steals peace, thinks God will not provide
The Reality of WHO I AM? In creation I am unique no accident, GOD did not make any mistakes – opposite of Envy & Jealousy – Comely Isaiah 53:2-4
Must get eyes off others, and onto GOD – DO NOT entertain thoughts of comparison with others You are the Daughter of the KING!! And has plans for each of HIS children. Jeremiah 29:11
“Godliness with contentment is great gain” I Timothy 6:6
SEEK Godliness as Your Foundation –
– Envy & Jealousy will not allow contentment
– Steals self-esteem always stirring up the pot by comparing self w/ others to bring division
If I would be perfect I would be accepted so they are driven into perfection, performance and drivenness.
Definition of perfect man or woman – walking in the light that I have seen –
applying to my LIFE:
Rooted in Idolatry – Self-Idolatry looking at self, others
Unable to rejoice with those that rejoice – Romans 12:15
Fear of Man
Marriage situation Luciferian spirit unable to honor each other or worship God
Love/Lust Love – give, receives, free will Lust – takes
Brings serious diseases to body, can come from outside to me from someone else if that person is jealous of us
Love/Hate Love keeps no record of wrong. How do they do that. They will list your imperfections or what they expect you in how to perform around them. If you do not perform the way they want, they will punish you.
Hate desires to get even – unforgiveness.
What happens with Envy and Jealousy is that when we do not rejoice with those over their successes or blesses we become critical, judgmental and eventually hating that person in our hearts. All because they were blessed!
Satan is being used in our lives – the enemy hates for us to give honor, glory and praise to anything especially the Lord he wants it all for himself.
EZEKIEL 28: 12-19 “ Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphir, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold, the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so; thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence and thou hast sinned; therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God; and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thou heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness; I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities by the iniquity of thy traffick, therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. 19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee; thou shalt be a terror and never shalt thou be any more.”
God has delegated HIS authority to man on earth and the Enemy is jealous over man.
Matthew 6:8 … man under authority
Matthew 20:25 Jesus said … Gentiles exercise dominion over them and they are great exercise authority upon them.
John 5:19-27 … hath given him authority to execute judgment
The enemy despises us taking our place by in the Kingdom by exercising our authority HE has given us as BELIEVERS.
Psalms 8:3-6 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with the glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands, thou hast put all things under his feet.”
Lucifer is jealous also because he was given one opportunity to make it right once he sinned there was no hope. God has given us the opportunity to fail and redeem us over and over again Lucifer (Satan) hates that.
We as believes must acknowledge the truth for ourselves and repent to be free from the captivity of the devil.
Mark 1:15 … repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Believing is the KEY – those that believe receive
Mark 11:23-24 …believe that ye receive
Receive by Faith – Heb 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to please HIM
Matthew 17:20 If I have faith and doubt not nothing is impossible.
Envy/Jealousy can be dealt with in corporate ministry – Individual sessions will not produce anything without repentance of sin and getting right with GOD in this area.
When an uneasy feeling of JEALOUSY arises within you do not take it lightly. It is a one of the most serious places you can be because it is a Luciferian Spirit that is coming out of all Satan Hates – worship, honor and glory given to God.
Begin to recognize a pattern of Envy/Jealousy 3 common patterns
1) People that are not willing to pay the price for the anointing and calling God has on their lives you have a tendency to look at someone with an uneasiness and say to yourself
a. “Who do they think they are?”
b. “Why do they get all the blessings?”
c. “Why are they getting the revelations from God?”
Spirit of Jealous = Spirit of Death. How, because they will try to bring death on others through bringing destruction and control into your life.
Genesis 4 Cain and Abel 4-13
3 And in the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. 6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. 8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him. 9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not Am I my brother’s keeper? 10 And he said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13 And Cain said unto the Lord My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Abel had paid the price of obedience to the Lord and brought a blood sacrifice, although Cain took a short cut and brought sacrifice of what he had done. Abel was blessed and Cain was not, which caused him to be jealous and function in a spirit of death. When we chose the convenient way rather than paying the price of complete obedience and surrender to the Lord and feelings of jealous come into your life towards someone else the spirit of jealous will team up together to bring death. How does this happen in our lives well we cut that person out of our lives. Blessings and curses come out of the mouth. The Lord gives everyone the same opportunity to walk in obedience. Don’t take a short cut to your inheritance it doesn’t work and you end up in Envy/Jealousy over people who have taken the time and sacrifice to get where God is using them.
2) People that are insecure in their position are wide open for Jealousy to come in. Saul and David 1Sam16:6-9 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy , and with instruments of musick. 7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. 8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands and to me they have ascribed but thousands, and what can he have more but the kingdom? 9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
Eyed in Hebrew means to watch with jealousy. Because David received more praise than Saul it opened a door of jealousy in Saul towards David. There assignments in the Kingdom were different but Saul wouldn’t see that and allowed anger and wrath to enter into him. David had to flee because Saul was out to murder him. Because of his insecurity Saul wasn’t thankful for the 1000 he had slain he looked at the 10,000 David slain and began to compare himself with him that opened the door to jealousy then he was unable to rejoice for David. You see how Jealousy and Death walk together – it is a serious deadly spirit that looks for a way to eliminate and kill the person.
3) Thirdly we can become jealous of the sovereignty of God. God can do what ever he wants to however and when ever He wants. We can sometimes get jealous of that sovereignty.
Matthew 20:1-16 For the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. 2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace. 4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them. Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them. God ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laboureres, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10 But when the first came they supposed that they should have received more, and they likewise received every man a penny. 11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the Goodman of the house 12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13 But he answered, one of them and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14 Take that thine, is and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and first last, for many be called, but few are chosen.
Our God is no respecter of person and we will all receive the same reward that is HIS sovereignty. We must understand this so that when those that have been idol all of a sudden are saved, fill with the spirit and rise up in ministry and be – we do not become jealous. Many are called but few are chosen to be. God does not prefer them over us we get to be and they get to be. The spirit of jealousy will rise up if we do not understand the sovereignty character of God.
Again, it all comes out of the root of FEAR of displacement and not feeling as though you have a place.
Jealousy can destroy relationships especially marriages.
If you truly love someone you cannot hate them. What was operating was lust not real love a perverted spirit. A counterfeit affection. That is in a marriage situation.
A man jealous wanted a trophy wife to make him look good.
In a friendship, it is also a perverted spirit because you have something they will use for them to look good. Many times co-dependency will develop in this type of friendship.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon then arm; for love is strong as death jealousy is cruel as the grave; the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Be caution of those that cause division count them brother/sister but do not fellowship with them.
Lust – looks into other peoples business – curiosity, medalling to obtain information to be used for future control to feed a root of bitterness.
Numbers 5:12-14 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them. If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him. 13 And a man lie with her carnally and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her neither she be taken with the manner; 14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled; or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled;
Adultery – hidden from eye of husband – woman defiled by a jealous husband then suspension comes in out of FEAR – lack of trust in God
Curse of barrenness comes from real or imagined infidelity opening the door to jealousy.
Jealousy can cause abuse. It will strip the partner naked causing bowel and stomach problems. Numbers 5:22 The spirit of jealousy can cause a person to deal with a true or untrue thing in an unholy way.
Voice of envy jealousy “If I can’t have you no one else can.” Breach in Covenant relationship.
Causes Judgment leading to anger/wrath/rage.
Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man; therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
Jealousy can lead to violence/murder
Proverbs 27:4 “Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy?”
What happens when we allow jealousy to lead to rage we have taken the situation into our own hands and out of God’s hands and the vengeance brings murder on the person. Stay away from a man with that kind of jealousy.
Must be released from judgments against God through a breaking and repentance and turning to the Lord, The Lord must be able to trust us. He desires the purity of our relationship with HIM.
Greatest Fear is deception & divination – cannot afford to follow a lie – another God.
God is jealousy over US. HIS jealousy is righteous, zealous and protects His Children
Scriptures that confirm HIS jealousy over us.
Ex 20:5; Ex 34:14; Deut 4:24; 5:9;6:15, Joshua 24:19
I king 14:22; Ez 8:3
Where the lamb goes is where my heart needs to be –
God desires my fellowship Jesus said I call you friends not servants
Eternal Husband forever –
Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD!
Idolatry anything esteemed about GOD!!
Jealousy can lead us to turn away from true devotion to God!
Deut. 32:16-19 “They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger…
1 King 14:22 “Now Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins…23 And they all built them high places and images …
How does jealousy come? Comes as an emotional wound because you have not been preferred. … the spirit of Jealousy says “they don’t care about me. If they cared about me they would have recognized me.”
Jealousy will make you be in disagreement with everything your spouse says.
Jealousy is working to mess up your worth. Problem being that we have never seen that our worth actually comes from GOD. The spirit of Jealous will rise up within us when a wound is present and we are looking for our worth in other places rather than the Lord.
The spirit of jealous is not from a fiery dart of the enemy or a betrayal. It’s like a puncture wound and it takes a long time to heal. A cut heals quickly but a puncture wound takes much longer. It’s extremely susceptive to other demons that come in as companions. Usually comes out of disloyalty, broken trust or betrayal. The puncture comes because you feel like someone has been disloyal to you, broken a trust or betrayed. The voices say, “ I thought I could trust that person.”
Envy attacks our emotions to bind us up and make us ineffective for the Lord.
Scriptural picture of how Envy/Jealousy operate:
Keeps us from walking in Wisdom:
James 3:14-17 “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
Envy/Jealousy are multi-facet – perfectionism=jealousy
Ask yourself these questions: Is anyone jealousy of who I am?
Is anyone jealous of what I am doing?
Is anyone intimidated by my gifting?
Do I have vain imaginations about people?
Must deal with every area of fear in our personal lives and ask the Lord to help us be transparent –
How envy/jealous spirit operates when we have fear due to insecurity in our lives that we are going to be displaced whether real or imaginative it does not matter it operates the same way. The fear opens the door to judgmental/critical spirit once that is locked into your heart we begin to judge the situation and/or person then the door is opened to suspicion and imagination. Next we begin to watchfully guard our lives, which brings a separation, which creates tension and distrust. Now we are in the progression to jealous rage. Underlying Spirit of Principality of Bitterness~
Unforgiveness is operating now is our lives, which can hardened our hearts.
Example: Prodigal son – Bother jealous of prodigal son – turned on him
Now that unforgiveness has entered into our lives we will begin to try to manipulate situation and people, which opens the door to witchcraft occult spirits. At this point we have become one with Jealousy and the Spirit of Death has legal ground in our lives. We can not resist this spirit we have to be DELIVERED according to Luke 4:18
For us to be set free we must repent of allow judgments in our hearts to break, forgive and then begin to speak words of blessing over the situation, people and ourselves. Allow the Love of the Lord to come in and heal the deep wound and release all the pain to HIM that HE took on the cross IS 53.
Is there any healthy good Envy/Jealous? Yes, Godly jealousy
2Corinthians 11:2 “I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.”
God created us uniquely and special
Ps 139:14 For I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works: and that my soul knoweth right well.
Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For thou art an holy propel unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, about all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than nay, for ye were the fewest of all people: 9 But because the Lord, loved you …
A longing for peace, healthiness can be pure – good side of envy
Appreciation of identification with someone and they have
Jealousy will bind you from operating in your anointing and gifting, it will keep you from being used, released or having ministry opportunities.
John 11:1-44 “Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him Lord by this time he stinketh; for he hath been dead four days. Jesus said unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the Glory of God?”
Stone means taking away the stumbling block the millstone that caused him death. When someone is jealous of us it brings a millstone around our neck an put a stumbling block in our way of fulfilling our call and ultimate death comes in some area of our lives.
The Kingdom of God suffers violence but the violence take it back by force. Meaning we believers must suffer even to death but the violent Holy one take back with the enemy has stolen from them by force.
The enemy hates for us to be a friend of God. What can save us from the Spirit of Jealousy? What can we do to protect ourselves from jealousy/envy?
We need to establish a 3 fold cord of truth with yourself, someone else and the Lord. Begin to Honor those around you by speaking out what you see in their Character, gifting, anointing and the fruit in their lives.
Psalms 84:11 “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Let’s allow the Lord to truly be a Shield/Protector for US
By: Traci Morin, Touch of God International Ministries, a Christian Healing and Deliverance Ministry, Spiritual Warfare Prayer setting captives free from demonic torment and sickness and disease.
Ordained Minister, Writer, Public Speaker
Our Mission: we are committed to bring healing, deliverance, and to help equip, empower, and educate men and women who feel called to minister healing and deliverance.
Bitter people, including family members, resentful of character, lifestyle, and ability.
I’ve always been far ahead of my time. There are people who have constantly come after me unjustly.
They then in return paid for their shenanigans severely. Whether they had suffered quickly or at a more distant time.
All of my young life I have been the object of many peoples envy and jealousy.
Jealousy and envy are two of the most ugliest things that are in existence. These negative emotions are also a very irrational sickness within many people.
When certain individuals are blessed and have a lot of fortunate advantages going on for themselves there will tend to be much havoc or conflict through the malicious means of other not so fortunate people.
I self published an autobiographical novel stating my experiences along with the incidents that had went on around my family as I grew up as a child.
The book, of course, did not explain my entire life story because I was only twenty-three years of age when I had wrote it.
And because there were still certain pieces of my life’s puzzle that I had to put together to analyze more clearly and correctly. So I did not make known every detail of my early trying occurrences altogether within my autobiography which was a very wise decision and action that was made on my part.
After my book began to circulate there was even much more intense gossip, rumors, and lies spread about me than there was ever beforehand within and around my old neighborhood that I use to live in.
The jealousy and envy that the people had already felt towards me had skyrocketed to all new heights.
My enemies took their negativity to a whole different level of insanity.
Relatives of mine were absolutely no exception regarding the situation. In fact, they were the ones who had initiated the entire ordeal amongst the majority of these people in the first place.
A lot of envy and jealousy starts within the home, within the family unit.
I grew up living in a household full of drug addicts and alcoholics so I wrote about those circumstances.
Years before I had ever thought about writing or publishing an autobiographical novel my certain relatives were going out into the street speaking abusively about me.
They spread both silly and vicious lies.
I was just a child. What harmful things could I have possibly done? How bad could I have actually been?
These deliberate slanders had come from hardcore drug users who had done every mischievous act that was known to man yet I was the one who was being put on trial.
My family’s fellow degenerate associates had the nerve to take their words/lies as “gospel” then adhered to harass me with their taunts of ill-minded ignorance.
The most ridiculous gossip and rumors were continuously being spread around about me. Things that had actually nothing at all to do with the truth regarding my life.
These people just intensified and perpetuated the contempt and low regard that I had felt prior for them.
I was never fond of their kind/class of people.
I hated them even more. And I considered them even more dim-witted and invaluable than I had ever thought imaginable or deemed possible.
That accurate impression that I have of those degenerates will never leave my mind. They are sick-minded beyond reason.
Problems and insecurities that my relatives themselves indeed had had been conveniently placed onto me through their deceitful tactics.
Insinuating to others that their particular complexes or hang ups were those of mine. Troubles that I within myself struggled with.
They were very manipulative of circumstances and situations. Practitioners at undermining.
I could write a many of books about the treacherousness of my no good family members. They have made attempts to kill me. They have made attempts to get me raped. They have made attempts to make me lose my mind.
All because they and the other people were jealous and envious of my character.
They resent me for my upstanding dignified nature. They resent me for my sharp wit and intelligence. They resent me for the spiritual gifts of second-sight that I possess. And they resent me for being a person who is not afraid and who cannot be influenced, manipulated or controlled.
I am too strong and too confident within the mind.
Even with my ambitious ventures upon the internet there are green eyed perpetrators who are involved with the conspiracy.
Once my first published book hit the market my great grandmother who is now deceased lied and said that my mother had given me the information to create my “fabricated” tale. Which was far from the truth because my mother had no idea as to what I was going to write in detail.
I wrote and created my own novel all by myself without the help of anyone.
In fact, til this day, my mother has never even read my book. She does, however, know what my autobiographical novel was based on.
When I verged onto the internet with my blogs I was criticized by a chosen number of few. Particular foes who had heard of or knew of me.
They insolently made attempts to discredit my knowledge and capabilities by accusing me of presenting inaccurate or false and dangerous misinformation to the world of online viewers.
They did this only because they were liars who were use to intimidating and coercing other people into going along with their program. And because I knew things that they had no knowledge regarding.
That was the way that these people operated and they still do.
They resort to all types of crazy schemes. They prevail doing various kinds of malicious dirt. Their motives are to rise in social stature. Social standings and positions that they do not deserve in life.
They are nothing but crooks with checkered pasts and presents.
I do not speak on what I do not know. I speak on facts through definite experience, communication, and the accurate studies of life.
There are degenerate people in particular who continue to try to discourage me from writing on the internet as of now. My truths about life and what negatively goes on amongst what is kept camouflaged and indirect is too much of a reality check for them.
They desperately and intentionally look out for flaws or incompetence within my works. They hope for the opportunity to poke and pick at what they are so jealous and envious about.
I know that I am not the only person in the world to experience this sick dilemma. The beautiful outcome regarding these circumstances though is that I am in no way whatsoever affected by the nonsense.
It does not bring me down. If anything it elevates me because I am such a positive and level minded person of productivity.
We are all faced with certain situations and circumstances within our lives. The challenge is not to make the best out of them but to take the worst out from them then conquer.
Laura cannot control her tongue. Whenever she hears the latest gossip about one of the girls on the cheer squad, she can’t resist the temptation to tell all of her friends.
Lindsay spends almost all of her free time shopping and looking at the latest fashions. Her boyfriend complains that they will never be able to save any money if she continues to constantly spend, but all Lindsay refuses to give it up. All she seems to care about is looking better than all of her friends.
Although Dan has graduated college and now has a great career, he finds himself resenting his brother’s good looks and charm around women. He thinks that he would ba much happier if only, he could be more attractive.
Kim was already jealous of all of the women in her husband’s life, and now she was jealous of his new female coworker. She was letting her jealousy consume her, and it was beginning to really affect their marriage. She was wallowing in self-pity and anger and her husband was getting frustrated. Kim was constantly saying that she knew her husband was going to have an affair or leave her completely (and saying so actually only increased the odds of it coming true). Kim’s husband was feeling smothered and wrongly accused.
DEFINITIONS & KEY THOUGHTS
Jealousy and envy are highly related. They are the result of the toxic combination of anxiety-based insecurity, anger, and an obsession with comparing oneself to others (often very poorly). Jealousy also has a very strong root in fear- especially of losing praise or love from the object of one’s affection, or that something that one has will be taken from them. It is also rooted in an individual’s longing for significance and security. Jealousy usually involves a triangle of three individuals- the jealous individual, their rival (often misperceived), and the person whose attention is being competed for.
Envy is the desire for what others have (i.e., status, lifestyle, possessions, characteristics, or relationships). If it is not controlled, it can develop into contempt, malice, and the destruction of others. It manifests it self through dislike for others and irritation over their prosperity. It is fueled by expectations that one deserves recognition and success over another individual and, as a result, is linked to greed and pride. Envy is the opposite of love because while love celebrates the good of another, envy seeks to destroy another in order benefit oneself.
The initial stage of jealousy and envy involves an individual having a desire for what another person has. When this feeling is not controlled or tended to, it develops into disdain or scorn for the other person simply because they remind the individual of what they are lacking. If uncontrolled, the feeling can also lead to malice, in which the individual wishes to destroy the good in the other person’s life. This is done with the idea that if the individual cannot experience the pleasure that the person has from that good, then that person shouldn’t be able to either.
When jealousy and envy are carried to extremes, they can seriously dominate an individual’s relationships. Chronically jealous individuals use threats, lies, self-pity, and other types of manipulations to control their relationships. If their partner resist to such manipulations, it only results in the jealous individual becoming more controlling.
Causes of jealousy and envy include:
- Dissatisfaction. Focusing on what one doesn’t have rather than what one does have.
- Comparison to others. Some individuals were conditioned at an early age to evaluate themselves only through comparison to others.
- Pride. The false idea that one deserves a life filled with personal gain and satisfaction.
- Seeking significance/Low self-esteem. An individual who do not feel good about their self often seeks significance in their circumstances rather than their true self.
- Desire for worldly gain. Seeking money, appearance, status, achievements, or talents that are of only temporary value.
Expressions of jealousy and envy include:
- Resentment toward others. Being highly judgmental and critical of others.
- Competition in relationships. An individual’s desire to be better than those around them. Exhibition of a tendency toward overachievement or a superior attitude to others.
- Depression. Being highly self-critical for not achieving what one wants to or others have achieved.
- Lack of contentment. A constant desire for greater material gain and the belief that it will bring greater happiness.
- Gossip about others. Constant verbal criticism of others.
- Idolizing others. Beginning thoughts with the expression “If only…”
- Be honest. While you may not feel as though you are experiencing jealousy or envy, your feelings may be disguised as contempt, criticism, self-pity, gossip, manipulation, etc. Do not deceive yourself; reveal your true feelings, attitudes, and motivations.
- Develop a lifestyle of gratitude. Think about what you do have and be grateful.
- Avoid activities that encourage comparison. Only go shopping if you have a specific purchase to make. Read books that encourage reflection on the beauty that is in your life. Limit your exposure to media or magazines that focus on material gain.
- Ask yourself why. When feeling envious, ask yourself what it is about someone else that you are envious of. If you find yourself envying another’s positive qualities such as their compassion or their social skills, think about forming those qualities in yourself- doing so will lead from envy to admiration.
- Take a step back. When feeling jealous, stop and realize it. Avoid making manipulative or controlling statements to others. Spend time with yourself and transform your feelings into positive ones. Doing something to show your love for another (i.e., sending an e-mail or making a call) can be helpful.
- Grow. Make a plan to develop your own positive qualities and unique gifts.
- Don’t give up. Jealousy and envy can be a constant struggle for some individuals and can be indicative of an unresolved past pain. You may be an individual who highly benefits from working with a professional therapist.