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6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 7:59am On Sep 27, 2015
Here are 6 clear signs that you are under spiritual attack.

Feelings of Condemnation
Many people go through times of depression or feelings of low self-esteem and this is perfectly normal. What isn’t normal is to stay there. Some Christians may begin to have feelings of condemnation and clearly, that is not from God. There is a huge difference between condemnation and conviction. Condemnation makes a person feel hopelessly condemned and heading for the judgment of God. There is fear and trepidation about the future. They might feel that they can’t possibly be saved. Conviction on the other hand drives us to repentance and directs us away from sin. Conviction is good; condemnation is not. They are certainly not the same. The believer must remember what is written in Romans 8:1 where Paul says “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” To be in Jesus Christ means that you have had a time in your life where you were broken over your sins and you repented (turned away and forsook your sins) and then placed your trust in Christ. For those who have trusted in Him, they will not be ashamed at the return of Christ for He took the punishment of the wrath of God that we deserved which He didn’t. That’s why there is no more condemnation for believers. If you are feeling condemnation right now, you are either not saved and can be saved right now or you are mixing up the convicting work of the Holy Spirit over your sin verses the condemnation that the enemy is sending you. That could be a spiritual attack from the enemy. Don’t believe your feelings because feelings are the shallowest part of the human psyche. Believe what God says, not what you feel.

Loss of Spiritual Appetite
When we are under spiritual attack the last thing we feel like doing is reading our Bible or hearing biblical messages or preaching but at the very time we lose our spiritual appetite is the exact time that we need it most. Dive into Romans chapter 8, John chapter 6 and 10 or the Book of Philippians (the so- called “joy epistle”). The best remedy for starving from spiritual food is to indulge on the Word of God. When you don’t feel like reading the Bible, read it anyway. When you get into the Word of God the Word of God gets into you because the Word has effectual power to change your mind and your mood. This could well be a sign that you’re going through a spiritual attack. Satan and his minions hate the Word of God because they know the end of the story for them. When Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future (Rev 20:10)! Feast on the Word of God and get your spiritual appetite back.

Prayers hit the Ceiling
We might think that our prayers are hitting the ceiling and then falling back to earth but that is certainly not the case at all. The Book of Hebrews says “we have a great high priest” (Heb 4:14) and do you think this High Priest, Jesus Christ, will fail to intercede for us? Name a time when Jesus Christ ever failed. That number would be zero! The fact is that “Jesus has entered on our behalf [as] He has become a high priest forever” (Heb 6:20) for us and this High Priest “sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven” (Heb 8:1) so He has direct access to the Father. This means that “he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God's presence” (Heb 9:24). If you feel your prayers are hitting the ceiling, confess any known sin and then go to the High Priest and know your prayers will be hand delivered by the King of kings. Don’t trust your feelings…it could be the enemy shooting fiery darts of doubt at you.

Feelings of Overwhelming Helplessness
This happens to me a lot; I feel so overburdened and overwhelmed that I feel that there isn’t any hope. I feel completely hopeless. Now stop and read that first sentence of mine to identify the problem. It is “I feel” and “I feel” and “I feel” repeated three times. Once more, I am putting too much stock in feelings when they are the most undependable of all human belief and emotions. Feelings are not trustworthy at all. I must rely on God and His Word which tells me time and time again that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Rom 8:37). This verse says that we are already conquerors…in fact more than conquerors. We are victors. Trust God’s Word not your feelings, no matter how overwhelming life gets. This could be the enemy trying to convince you that you’re done; stick a fork in you, but that’s a lie straight out of the pit of hell.

Isolation
If you are pulling away from your friends, particularly your godly friends, and you have stopped going to church and have no desire to be with the saints of God in the Body of Christ, that is a bad place to be my friend. Let me tell you why. Peter writes “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1st Pet 5:cool so just like in the wild, the lion will seek out those who are wounded and hurt which have strayed from the pack. The stragglers are the most vulnerable to attacks from the enemy. When you feel like you want to stay isolated, get back into the Body of Christ; into the sheepfold where Jesus is the Great Shepherd. There is safety in numbers. It’s very likely the enemy.

Increasing Patterns of Sin
Experiencing increasing patterns of sin is a big issue for many Christians. I know quite a few Christians who claim to be saved yet their lifestyle looks nothing like that of a believer but that’s a different issue. If know you’re saved but you find yourself slipping back into the sinful patterns and habits that you had been avoiding you might be getting hit by the enemy. We really have three enemies to fight; the flesh, the world, and the enemy and his demons. If you are falling into an increasing pattern of sin, seek prayer from others, get back into the Word daily, and pray, pray, and then pray some more. Ask God to put new desires in your heart and to help you avoid areas of your life and places you might go that offer temptation. When I got saved years ago I had to leave many of my friends because they were doing things that I no longer wanted to do. I had no desire to do drugs, drink alcohol, or watch pornography or violent movies anymore. Stop, pray, read, and get away from the places or the people that drag you back into those sins. The enemy wants you back; don’t go there.

Conclusion
If you have been experiencing condemnation, have lost your spiritual appetite, believe that your prayers just bounce off the ceiling, have overwhelming feelings of helplessness, are becoming more and more isolated from other Christians, and are falling into increasing patterns of sin, it’s time to put on the spiritual armor of God (Eph 6:10-18) and prepare for battle for he wants to have you back but you were already bought with a price (1st Cor 6:20) and that price was the precious blood of the Lamb of God and you are not your own anymore (1st Cor 6:19).

You belong to Christ so Satan, “hands off!”

God bless you

Article by Pastor Jack Wellman

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Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by ikbnice(m): 8:07am On Sep 27, 2015
most times, someone under a spiritual attack wouldnt even know he is under attack.
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by rusher14: 8:13am On Sep 27, 2015
Sarak's case should be number...?
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by pinkiberry(m): 8:16am On Sep 27, 2015
I knew it. God punish devil.
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 6:28pm On Sep 27, 2015
pinkiberry:
I knew it. God punish devil.
lmao
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by Thoniameek(f): 6:49pm On Sep 30, 2015
Lord help me cry
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 12:47am On Oct 04, 2015
Thoniameek:
Lord help me cry
And He will, in Jesus Name. Amen.

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Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 1:26am On Oct 11, 2015
1 Corinthians 2:5 - That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 12:27am On Oct 18, 2015
Hallelujah. God reigns
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 8:02am On Nov 01, 2015
Love, faith and Hope is everything. God bless you
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 7:58am On Nov 08, 2015
Settle your matters on your knees in the spiritual realm, May God help you as you do.
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 10:01am On Nov 15, 2015
Greater is He that is in you.
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 10:57pm On Nov 28, 2015
rusher14:
Sarak's case should be number...?
grin
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 8:32am On Dec 20, 2015
Happy sunday all
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by Adasun(m): 9:59am On Dec 20, 2015
winner01:
Happy sunday all
u go church?
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by plaetton: 10:12am On Dec 20, 2015
winner01:
Here are 6 clear signs that you are under spiritual attack.

Feelings of Condemnation
Many people go through times of depression or feelings of low self-esteem and this is perfectly normal. What isn’t normal is to stay there. Some Christians may begin to have feelings of condemnation and clearly, that is not from God. There is a huge difference between condemnation and conviction. Condemnation makes a person feel hopelessly condemned and heading for the judgment of God. There is fear and trepidation about the future. They might feel that they can’t possibly be saved. Conviction on the other hand drives us to repentance and directs us away from sin. Conviction is good; condemnation is not. They are certainly not the same. The believer must remember what is written in Romans 8:1 where Paul says “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” To be in Jesus Christ means that you have had a time in your life where you were broken over your sins and you repented (turned away and forsook your sins) and then placed your trust in Christ. For those who have trusted in Him, they will not be ashamed at the return of Christ for He took the punishment of the wrath of God that we deserved which He didn’t. That’s why there is no more condemnation for believers. If you are feeling condemnation right now, you are either not saved and can be saved right now or you are mixing up the convicting work of the Holy Spirit over your sin verses the condemnation that the enemy is sending you. That could be a spiritual attack from the enemy. Don’t believe your feelings because feelings are the shallowest part of the human psyche. Believe what God says, not what you feel.

Loss of Spiritual Appetite
When we are under spiritual attack the last thing we feel like doing is reading our Bible or hearing biblical messages or preaching but at the very time we lose our spiritual appetite is the exact time that we need it most. Dive into Romans chapter 8, John chapter 6 and 10 or the Book of Philippians (the so- called “joy epistle”). The best remedy for starving from spiritual food is to indulge on the Word of God. When you don’t feel like reading the Bible, read it anyway. When you get into the Word of God the Word of God gets into you because the Word has effectual power to change your mind and your mood. This could well be a sign that you’re going through a spiritual attack. Satan and his minions hate the Word of God because they know the end of the story for them. When Satan reminds you of your past, remind him of his future (Rev 20:10)! Feast on the Word of God and get your spiritual appetite back.

Prayers hit the Ceiling
We might think that our prayers are hitting the ceiling and then falling back to earth but that is certainly not the case at all. The Book of Hebrews says “we have a great high priest” (Heb 4:14) and do you think this High Priest, Jesus Christ, will fail to intercede for us? Name a time when Jesus Christ ever failed. That number would be zero! The fact is that “Jesus has entered on our behalf [as] He has become a high priest forever” (Heb 6:20) for us and this High Priest “sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven” (Heb 8:1) so He has direct access to the Father. This means that “he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God's presence” (Heb 9:24). If you feel your prayers are hitting the ceiling, confess any known sin and then go to the High Priest and know your prayers will be hand delivered by the King of kings. Don’t trust your feelings…it could be the enemy shooting fiery darts of doubt at you.

Feelings of Overwhelming Helplessness
This happens to me a lot; I feel so overburdened and overwhelmed that I feel that there isn’t any hope. I feel completely hopeless. Now stop and read that first sentence of mine to identify the problem. It is “I feel” and “I feel” and “I feel” repeated three times. Once more, I am putting too much stock in feelings when they are the most undependable of all human belief and emotions. Feelings are not trustworthy at all. I must rely on God and His Word which tells me time and time again that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Rom 8:37). This verse says that we are already conquerors…in fact more than conquerors. We are victors. Trust God’s Word not your feelings, no matter how overwhelming life gets. This could be the enemy trying to convince you that you’re done; stick a fork in you, but that’s a lie straight out of the pit of hell.

Isolation
If you are pulling away from your friends, particularly your godly friends, and you have stopped going to church and have no desire to be with the saints of God in the Body of Christ, that is a bad place to be my friend. Let me tell you why. Peter writes “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1st Pet 5:cool so just like in the wild, the lion will seek out those who are wounded and hurt which have strayed from the pack. The stragglers are the most vulnerable to attacks from the enemy. When you feel like you want to stay isolated, get back into the Body of Christ; into the sheepfold where Jesus is the Great Shepherd. There is safety in numbers. It’s very likely the enemy.

Increasing Patterns of Sin
Experiencing increasing patterns of sin is a big issue for many Christians. I know quite a few Christians who claim to be saved yet their lifestyle looks nothing like that of a believer but that’s a different issue. If know you’re saved but you find yourself slipping back into the sinful patterns and habits that you had been avoiding you might be getting hit by the enemy. We really have three enemies to fight; the flesh, the world, and the enemy and his demons. If you are falling into an increasing pattern of sin, seek prayer from others, get back into the Word daily, and pray, pray, and then pray some more. Ask God to put new desires in your heart and to help you avoid areas of your life and places you might go that offer temptation. When I got saved years ago I had to leave many of my friends because they were doing things that I no longer wanted to do. I had no desire to do drugs, drink alcohol, or watch pornography or violent movies anymore. Stop, pray, read, and get away from the places or the people that drag you back into those sins. The enemy wants you back; don’t go there.

Conclusion
If you have been experiencing condemnation, have lost your spiritual appetite, believe that your prayers just bounce off the ceiling, have overwhelming feelings of helplessness, are becoming more and more isolated from other Christians, and are falling into increasing patterns of sin, it’s time to put on the spiritual armor of God (Eph 6:10-18) and prepare for battle for he wants to have you back but you were already bought with a price (1st Cor 6:20) and that price was the precious blood of the Lamb of God and you are not your own anymore (1st Cor 6:19).

You belong to Christ so Satan, “hands off!”

God bless you

Article by Pastor Jack Wellman

More like 6 signs of depression.

Depression is a clinically diagnosable and treatable illness.

Although there several classes of drugs to help sufferers of depression, including counseling, social outlets like religion and faith have also been proven somewhat effective in coping with depression.

Of course, it doesn't mean that skyfairy did it.

It simply means that the dynamics of a clinically depressed mind can and do respond positively to the promises and assurances that blind faith offers.

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Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 1:10am On Jan 10, 2016
Happy sunday

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Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by joliyp(f): 1:19am On Jan 10, 2016
happy Sunday!!!!
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 12:01am On Jan 17, 2016
joliyp:
happy Sunday!!!!
wish u d same.
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by HomieQuan(m): 8:18am On Jan 17, 2016
Bless you OP...
Happy sunday nlanders

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Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by KingEbukaNaija: 8:51pm On Jul 11, 2016
,,,,
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by Whynotthetruth(m): 8:06pm On Jul 18, 2016
winner01:
Love, faith and Hope is everything. God bless you


Good pm Sir...Plzz can we have a chat through PMS
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by winner01(m): 10:03pm On Jul 23, 2016
Whynotthetruth:



Good pm Sir...Plzz can we have a chat through PMS
Yes bro. You can e-mail me.
Re: 6 Signs That You Are Being Attacked Spiritually by Whynotthetruth(m): 2:41am On Jul 26, 2016
winner01:
Yes bro. You can e-mail me.
I sent you a mail Sir...thanks

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