Discouragement is an evil and wicked spirit. Its has cause terrible havoc in the lives of many revived Christians; to backslide in giving-up their golden crown and garment of righteousness. Forgetting the ways to the crown lead home, which involves many obstacles, challenges and discouragement.
Many are discouraged by the life style of their pastors, and fellow committed brethren. Some had even vow not to ever attend the same church with such person due to ill-character. Many homes are broken due to discouragement, attached with gossips, contention and bitterness.
However, we need to understand that every human heart, eyes and thought can be easily be enticed, deceived,discourage and polluted. Our heart and mind is very fragile and also the basic points of attacked. That is where the battle of life lays. If you really want to make heaven. Please don't joke with discouragement, once your mind is polluted is will definitely caused serious havoc to your spiritual life and faith. High rate of backsliding from faith is increasing and multiplying rapidly among believers due to discouragement.
Actually, i was once a victim, But thank God, because i have learnt my lesson in a very hard way. To always be friendly with my bible and also engaged fervently in spiritual warfare prayer
, whose really serve as a source of elevation toward my regeneration and recovering back my faith in Christ.
Your fellow brethren in the church or ministry, even your pastor's or mentor may be used or possessed by evil force's to discouraged you, due to the iniquities and abominable erupting in this last day. Other may discouraged you but the scripture can never mislead you. Therefore be very prayerful and ask the Lord to strengthen and empower your spiritual faith with means of divine understanding with counseling and humble mind.
Beware Of Discouragement
"...lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls." Hebrews 12:3. A
man was shown vision about the weapons of Satan, and he saw a
particular weapon that has been over-used; he asked what was special
about the weapon and also its name, and he was told the weapon was
discouragement, that when other weapons against Christians fail,
discouragement hardly fails.
If you have surrendered your
life to Jesus Christ and determined to serve him forever and you are
getting involved in the work of God to turn others to righteousness in
Jesus, Satan will try to discourage you in order to destroy you.
Discouragement is a destructive weapon of Satan that deflates spiritual
strength and zeal, and makes a Christian becomes spiritually dry.
life gets tough and situations turn worst; as you pray, search your life
and put faith in action, yet things do not get better. Then you begin
to ask why? Why will God allow this to happen to you? Why? Disturbed
But Not Discouraged Since Christian life is a narrow way, and even life
generally is ups and downs, as a child of God, you can be disturbed but
you should not allow discouragement.
When you are disturbed by anything,
take it to God in prayer and simply trust Him; it's hard but that is
the only means to be happy in Jesus; and not by siting in the dangerous
valley of discouragement. Believers in the Bible were disturbed: Moses,
Elijah, Jeremiah and others. They were disturbed at one point or the
other, but instead of being discouraged, they turned to God with their
At a point, John the baptist was seriously disturbed,
you know what he did? He didn't depart from Jesus but he turned to
Jesus with his disturbing mind. Jesus was disturbed at a point on His
way to the Cross, but He poured His disturbing mind to God, and He is now
in heaven praying and interceding for us, because He has been through such difficult
situations we are going through now.
When you are
disturbed, Satan will want you to be discouraged, to stop praying so you
can be his prey; to stop reading the Word of God so you can be weak; he
will want you to be weary of working for God so that you can wither
away. Satan will want to dissuade you from trusting God and living a
righteous life so that he can destroy your destiny. When you find it
hard to pray, to read Bible, or to do God's work because of situation
around, then discouragement is setting in, you should beware. Discouragement
is a shadow of spiritual destruction, it leads to weakness, weariness
and compromising into sin, since "God doesn't care" so to say, but that
is satanic deception.
We should not allow present
situations to discourage us from serving and trusting God, no matter how
hard, or who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or
peril, or sword? We should discuss our disturbing situations with God
and trust Him that He is working everything for our good at the end, we
should not be discouraged into Satan's hands.
As I am typing this
article, I'm passing through one of the toughest time in my life, and as
God has encouraged me to move on, I find it necessary to encourage you
also, in case you find yourself in unpleasant circumstances now or
later, don't be discouraged, don't be distracted, don't doubt, don't
compromise your faith and righteous living; don't turn from serving God,
because it will soon turn to testimony-amen.
is far and it will take the few who take it by force without fainting,
no matter what, to make it at last. Will you be among the victorious few
or among the falling away? James 5:10, 11 "My brethren, take the
prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering
and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of
the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the
Lord is very compassionate and merciful."