If there is one thing that I know people struggle with, and I am estimating women probably more so than men, is self worth. Identity and self esteem issues are huge, and the people that tune in to read this post prove it. It is by far one of the most popular articles, so what does that tell you about the issues people are carrying with them every day? Self hatred and rejection issues often occur in childhood and remains with a person their entire life, unless they do something on purpose to deal with it.There can be many things and various life situations that leave a person dealing with emotional pain,anger, bitterness, regret, feelings of guilt, shame or remorse. All of these things, when left unhealed, can be internalized and turn into self rejection. Not all are listed here, but know that our God is incredibly loving and merciful. He can forgive any sin we bring to him, and 1 John 1:9 tells us that He is faithful and just to forgive our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
How it manifests physically:
Self rejection, self hatred, shame, insecurity, and identity issues are at the heart of depression, weight issues, and many forms of physical disease. Did you know that things such as diabetes, addictions, migranes, lupus, MS, and many forms of stomach and digestive system disorders such as Crohn’s disease and other physical issues have been traced back to spiritually rooted issues? It’s true. Issues such as self rejection, self hatred, and inner emotional conflict all contribute to them. Every addiction is tied to a direct connection with a need to feel loved. Even homosexuality is directly related to a need to feel loved and accepted, but the need is filed with an illegitimate means. The root of rejection comes most often from a lack of parental love, acceptance and validation. But, the good news is, even when that is lacking from a natural parent, we have a heavenly Father that can fill that emptiness and fulfill that deep longing. The void in our hearts is designed by our Creator to be filled with Himself. Without Him, we are lost. When a person does not feel loved, they begin to reject themselves. Rejection of self and a failure to love oneself. Many physical illnesses and disease have their roots in spirits of self-rejection, self-hatred, guilt, low self esteem issues and other negative self talk that comes from a spirit of rejection, abandonment and lack of fatherly/parental love. When a person attacks themselves through self hatred and self rejection, the body eventually begins to come into agreement with what is going on spiritually and begins to attack itself. This is where a lot of autoimmune disease comes from. When a person doesn’t love themselves, the body comes into agreement with a spirit of infirmity which then begins to manifest the poison of a person’s words. The person has spoken words of agreement with a spirit of death rather than life. They have rejected what God has said about them which brings them into agreement with unbelief rather than faith. The longer it continues, the more fear, anxiety, illness and other spirits grow stronger, eventually weakening a person so much they often cannot recover. Repentance and breaking agreement with those negative words are the only way to turn the situation around so that the body can begin to heal.
A common block to healing – unforgiveness:
One thing that can hinder a person’s ability to be healed (both emotionally and physically) is holding on to long term unforgiveness. When we judge others, we place ourselves in the place of God. Often people are so hurt that they are not done being angry about whatever caused that hurt and offense. But the Bible is clear that when we do not forgive, our own sins are not forgiven either. When we choose not to forgive, we are turned over to demonic tormenters as punishment. A spirit of fear brings tormenting thoughts. Torment causes condemnation which results in feelings of rejection. Forgiveness is such a big deal with God that He cannot overlook it. Jesus gave his very life and forgave us before we even asked. He offered His grace before we changed our ways or made amends. We simply need to receive it. If we choose to retain unforgiveness, it blocks our prayers, blocks our ability to be received into heaven, and torments our thought life. We continue to dwell on painful thoughts and memories and are chained to our past until we realize our faults, confess them to God and choose to forgive those that have hurt us. When we do, the prison door opens and our hearts and minds are free. There is a great deal of injustice in this world, but nothing is worth the surrender of peace with ourselves and God. Nothing is worth sacrificing eternal life because we are too stubborn to let go of hurt and offense. You must forgive. Please read another article on this subject, When conflicting beliefs withstand healing:
Another thing that causes feelings of rejection is the inner conflict a person has in their belief system when it comes to feeling safe and secure in their relationship with God. This is a huge struggle for many, many people. Most people land in one of two camps. Either their beliefs about God are tied to a fear of rejection (not being good enough, struggling with sin issues, violating one’s conscience in regards to sin, or feeling judged or disapproved because of it); or, they embrace the joy of knowing they are loved and accepted by God and their approval rating has nothing to do with them, but all about what Jesus has done through His shed blood, cross and resurrection. Let me give you some good news! God does not reject the vessel whom His Spirit inhabits. It is also completely impossible to both love and reject simultaneously. Beloved, God is not schizophrenic. His love and acceptance are not based on our performance rating. His love and acceptance are based on the fact that the Spirit of His Son lives in us (if we have received Jesus Christ as our Savior). And, since He has told us that nothing created can separate us from the love of God, and He has promised that He will never leave us or forsake us, our confidence should remain steadfast towards Him. Settle it in your heart and discard those uncertain, double minded thoughts! Sometimes the very things we struggle with are there because God is shaking our belief system to weed out the lies and misconceptions about what He has said in His word. A person will feel very unstable and perhaps struggle with self worth issues until they finally make the decision that the enemy is a liar and God’s word is truth. When the matter is settled, so is your faith, and your feelings of self doubt and rejection will leave. Hallelujah! Take heart. Even the Apostle Paul lamented that the thing he willed to do, he found himself struggling to continuously live the life he wanted to do; and the sin he didn’t want to do, he found himself struggling with. Yet, we can all take comfort in the fact that BECAUSE God’s Spirit dwells in us, we are ‘in Christ.’ And if we are in Christ, we are ‘in the Spirit’ because His Spirit is in us; therefore, there is therefore no condemnation – even when we wrestle to keep doing the right thing and fail.(Read Romans again with new eyes!). If our approval or our righteousness can be attained through our own efforts, then we do not need Christ. Friend, do not let the enemy, well meaning ministers or even your own thoughts accuse you to yourself. Don’t be led you astray when it comes to the gospel. It is called the gospel of grace for a reason. But if our thoughts condemn us, then ask yourself where is it coming from? Because it is not coming from God. It is either from the enemy, yourself, or a human spirit – all of which will try to produce self rejection, self loathing and more because you have focused on not measuring up rather than focusing on how good God is and what He has made available to you! Get out of that trap! “You have not received the bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption…” Rom. 8:13. All rejection is tied to fear which is not from God! The wonderful encouragement for us all is found in Hebrew 10:17-23. “Their sins and lawless deeds I will remember no more.” What good news! God does not remember our sins and therefore does not hold them against us. And, if you keep reading, you will discover that the blood of Jesus is powerful enough to cleanse our conscience of guilt, regret, shame, and many other unprofitable thoughts that lead to self rejection, condemnation and other negative feelings. When you search the scriptures for yourself it becomes YOUR truth, and nothing can take it from you.
These things follow people around unless they decide to take authority over the spiritual root issues. You can choose to stop it! I hope I have clarified that rejection always comes from fear, and fear is not of God. (Read 2 Tim. 1:7) Life is short and we need to take care of ourselves. Whatever occurred in our life that caused us to be wounded, abused, neglected, or turn feelings of rejection inward upon ourselves can stop, and we can come back into agreement with God so that He can heal us – inside and out. Here is a prayer written specifically for these issues. But remember, if there is some specific issue that is troubling your conscience, or perhaps someone you need to forgive (including yourself), talk to God about that first, confess it, then take this prayer to Him as an act of faith towards your healing. Pray it out loud, don’t just read or meditate on it. Be blessed today, and know that God is FOR YOU. He is waiting to answer your prayer!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today I come to you to acknowledge that I have sinned against myself by believing lies instead of what Your word says about me. I renounce unbelief! I have let the pain of disappointment or feeling like a disappointment to others influence my thoughts and feelings. Your word tells me I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Ps. 139). Your word tells me I am not rejected, but I am accepted in the beloved. (Eph. 1:6). Your word says I am blessed and not cursed. I am the apple of Your eye. I have worth. I have value. For a long time I have had a hard time believing that. Today I break any and all agreements with myself and Satan that have allowed spirits of rejection, self hatred, a spirit of abandonment, fear, insecurity, inferiority, shame, bitterness, self pity and unforgiveness to manifest. I renounce all of them and I command them to leave me at once. Help me to shut my ears to the enemy’s unloving thoughts. They are not my own thoughts but his. Father, I repent for allowing these things a place in my life. I thank You for forgiveness. I thank You, Lord Jesus, for taking my pain, my sin and shame upon Yourself so that I don’t have to bear these things. I thank You that Your blood and Your word cleanse my conscience from unprofitable thoughts and renew my mind. Holy Spirit, forgive me for grieving You and not allowing Your Spirit to influence my thought life and actions. Please come heal my mind, my emotions, my spirit and my physical body. Heal my disappointments, my hope and my faith. Heal my ability to love myself and others. Help me see myself through Your eyes and to walk in my true identity. Father, give me Your love for others but also to help me love myself and to appreciate myself in a healthy way. I come into agreement with God. I declare that I AM fearfully and wonderfully made. I am loved, accepted, and I am blessed by the Lord. I am surrounded with favor and grace. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Blessings are chasing me down to put themselves into my hands. I am a confident person because you have made me whole and complete. I lack nothing because the Lord is my shepherd and I do not lack. Therefore, I am in want of nothing. Everything that is available to Christ is available to me, because I am a child of God. I have nothing to fear! Fear no longer has permission to bring torment. I embrace the grace You have provided through Your sacrifice, Lord Jesus, and Your love and acceptance for me. Holy Spirit, I thank You for giving me the fruit of self control in my thought life and I ask You to empower me to live for God. Fill me with Your fullness. I ask You for supernatural assistance to overcome negative self talk, and I give YOU authority over my mouth and my actions. Help me overcome the areas of struggle in my life. You know what they are. I thank You for victory. In Jesus name, amen.
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In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior,
I bind all principalities, powers of the air, wickedness in high places, thrones, dominions, world rulers, and strong men exerting influence over , and I forbid them to operate against him/her/them, or against the one praying this prayer.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and break witchcraft, witchcraft control, mind-binding spirits, spirits that block and/or bind the will, mind control, destruction, lust, fantasy lust, perversion, intimidation, rebellion, rejection, schizophrenia, paranoia, anger, hatred, wrath and rage, resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness, slander, unteachableness, deception, doubt, unbelief, passivity, pride and false humility.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and break the spirits of Ahab and Jezebel, fear, hypnosis and hypnotic trance, rock music, greed, addiction, drugs, alcohol, and all compulsive behaviors.
(Pause and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal
any other spirits which should be named.)
In the name of Jesus, I bind kings, princes, and world rulers for each spirit named. I strip each spirit, and his hierarchy, of power, armor and rank, and separate each from the other. I speak confusion to the ranks of the enemy, and declare their assignments against are hereby rendered null and void.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and break all evil affecting the sense of sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing; all evil against the emotions; and all evil against the seven points of body used by witchcraft—the base of the spine, spleen, navel, heart, throat, between the eyes, and top of the head.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and break all evil on the systems of the body—reproductive, skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, endocrine, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and break any and all evil powers giving aid or pulling these systems in our bodies toward evil, by means of energy drawn from the sun, moon, stars, planets, constellations, earth, air, wind, fire, water, light, darkness, matter, elements, or from lines, squares, circles, symbols, artifacts and/or potions against us.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and break any transference of spirits in family, friends, or associates of . With the sword of the Holy Spirit, I sever all evil soul ties between these negative persons and . I declare that the blood of Jesus covers ’s mind, emotions, and will, preventing these soul ties from ever being re-established.
In the name of Jesus, every spirit in this prayer is bound off each person prayed for, as well as for the person uttering this prayer. This prayer is also in effect for every person with whom those praying and those prayed for have contact.
In the name of Jesus, spirits from the netherworld, spirits between, over and around those praying and those prayed for, and all familiar spirits are completely bound and forbidden to manifest—in the name of Jesus.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and break the power of all curses spoken, all rituals or sacrifices committed, all divination, spells, incantations, meditations, and all sorcery or magic.
I release and call upon:
The Spirit of the Lord
The Spirit of Wisdom
The Spirit of Understanding
The Spirit of Counsel
The Spirit of Might
The Spirit of Knowledge
The Spirit of Mercy
The Spirit of Grace
The Spirit of Peace
I call for the fear of the Lord upon the persons praying this prayer and the persons being prayed for.
In the name of Jesus, I place Shields of Faith over the minds of those persons to protect against infiltration from end-time mind control.
Thank you Father, that no weapon the enemy forms against us shall prosper because we are covered by the blood of Jesus, and you have put all things under his feet. Because Christ dwells in us, we declare that greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world.
Over the weekend, Christians joined together in London to unite in prayer against the government’s proposed Religious Hatred Bill, which gets its first reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday Oct. 11th 2005.
|PIC1|On Saturday, a large crowd gathered at Hyde Park in Central London in an event co-organised by a coalition of Christian groups. The organisations were calling out for prayer in protest against the government’s new proposals that have already passed through the House of Commons.
Speaking to Christian Today, Rev Katei Kirby, CEO of the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance (ACEA) expressed her opposition to the bill.
“It is clear to us at the Evangelical Alliance and the ACEA what the government wants to do is a good thing, but the wording of the legislation proposed could do more harm than good. It has been left open to interpretation and of course misinterpretation, and this prayer protest today is to say to our government and the country that we cannot lay down and let this happen to us but we want clearly to protect the freedom of speech in this country,” said Rev Kirby.
The ACEA leader revealed her concerns of the affects on the Christian communities if the bill is passed, “As Christians we are saying it will affect our freedom to preach and teach objectively the gospel and challenge other faiths in the meantime.”
“What we are saying to people is that if this becomes law then the extremist groups can and will look to use it to ensure that the certainty and confidence that we have in God will be restricted by simply claiming offence by what we preach.”
In call for unity among Christians, the ACEA CEO told Christian Today, “We fight things often on our own and do not get thing done as well as if we do it together, so this is a fight with prayer that will unite the Christian family. We are all very different and looking around the crowd today it could not be more diverse. There are so many churches here today, but the great thing is that we are one in Christ.”
|PIC2|When questioned regarding whether the Evangelical Alliances would be forced to make drastic changes if the bill does go through, Rev Kirby said, “The EA will continue to do what we have been doing, carrying on with our mandate and will continue to challenge the government even if it becomes law. I am mindful that it may well be passed but it does not mean that we will cool off or become any less Christian than we are today. In fact it may be a call for all to be more open and not to cause offence but to be more comfortable about who we are in God. So will our work change? No!”
Also supporting the coalition to halt the religious hatred bill at the rally, was Michael Ovey, Professor of Doctrine at Oak Hill College, and also a former civil service lawyer who used to draft government legislation.
Ovey stated, “The problem is the way it (the religious hatred bill) operates it is likely to restrict those that preach the gospel in a way that could be seen as offensive to others.”
He also told Christian Today, “Another problem is that if you preach the gospel then you are in danger of committing a criminal offence. Of course this is not the governments intention and they assure us of this, but when you see the words on the page and think how they operate then that is the way it tends to go.”
General freedom of speech and the right to hear were also issues brought up by Ovey. He revealed, “The proposals will penalise the ones who speaks but also the people from hearing. So if 500 people listen to me say Jesus is the way the truth and the life, and then someone says ‘I find that offensive, policeman arrest them!’ then what happens to the 500 people listening and their right to hear and form their own opinion?
|PIC3|One of the organisers of the event, Rev George Hargreaves, leader of The Christian Party, said to Christian Today, “First the problem with the bill is that it already exists in the Public Order Act and the Aggravated Religion Act. There is already the laws necessary in place to take care of the threat this bill is supposed to take care of. The laws are already there and people have been convicted by those laws.
“It is also unworkable. A preacher, comedian, actor and even parliamentarians will have to speak and have to know everyone in their audience to know that they will not incite anger in them and offend them. To be guilty of a crime to offend people as we don’t know the constituency of the people we don’t know – this is unjust.
“It is no defence to say we are speaking the truth, and even more it is not even a defence under this bill that my heart and intentions were good.”
Rev Hargreaves concluded, “Our weapons are not bombs but they are mighty through God and so we are here praying above all for his will to be done.”
|TOP|The Public Policy Officer of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship (LCF) also addressed the crowd regarding the worries over the proposals, “Christianity is not just a private belief. As Christians we should repent. We should truly repent for having allowed our faith to become viewed as a private matter. Biblical truths on how to live are truths for every human-being and so should impact every sphere of public life.
“No-one here likes the idea of inciting a person to hate another because of their religion. Indeed the message of the gospel is to love everyone as we love ourselves. Everyone is made in the image of God. No matter what the government says they need, when the law is passed, it could have consequences that no-one ever foresaw.”
The protest will continue tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 11th at a public rally outside the Houses of Parliament. The Lawyer’s Christian Fellowship, and Evangelical Alliances are calling on all their members to join and make their voice heard in the House of Lords as the bill receives its first hearing. The rally will take place from 1pm till 4pm.
Andrew Clark (Christian Today)