This May Hurt Just a Little!
People of God, we may have the anointing dripping off our fingernails, the power may flow with great results, but if we can’t understand the simple concepts of the Word, or be able to digest the simple points of Revelation, we will always walk in offense, because we can’t comprehend the meaning of what a person is saying.
People, you need to have the ability to think in the Spirit, so that you won’t jump to irrational conclusions and misconceptions concerning the words that someone is speaking.
I’m also noticing that people are taking the words which people are saying as personal offenses and attacking them, or becoming combative, because for some reasons their mind makes them think that this person was talking directly to them.
The spirit of offense causes people to imagine attacks that are not even there. It gives a person the impression that they are always being attacked or talked about.
Along with offense, the spirit of anger and hate will develop if offense is not dealt with.
Offense also throws off the person mind so that they can’t compute the words they hear or see with a clear understanding.
They will take words and misread or misunderstand what they are hearing.
For some reasons the words get twisted and they imagine something is being said that is not there.
Reasoning with them is almost impossible, because their mind shuts down and they only believe what they imagine to be.
People with offense walk around with a chip on their shoulder. They will attack anybody they know that seems to be happy and always feel like those that are successful is looking down on them.
They have a mentality that people don’t respect them or think less of them. Often they think people are after them to hurt them or trying to tear them down.
They continually blame others for their pains or disappointments in life. These persons attack a lot verbally trying to destroy the self esteem of those around them.
They run everybody away with their attitude and then become bitter, because nobody wants to deal with them.
The Body of Christ has a lot of dysfunction, because of the magnitude of persons that are yet walking around in offense.
Offense leads to jealousy and envy and stirs up strife and debates and cause separation and conflicts.
Offended people are always gossiping and starting wars among the saints. They can’t stand happiness and unity, because most of the time they are alone and miserable because of their actions.
They refuse to recognize that their problems are within them and that they need deliverance and healing.
They would rather accuse then to say they are the one that need help.
They also want people to apologize to them, but they seldom apologize and when they do, they yet make it seem like you were the one in the wrong.
Until these persons get set free, you need to distance yourself, because they will keep you in a frustrated, agitated place, always trying to justify your words or actions, because no matter what you do or say, they are going to find something wrong with it.
Pray for God to deal with them, but don’t allow their issues to rid you of your peace and happiness.
You may love them but you have to realize that you not good around them.
Keep your sanity peace and joy and allow them the space time and opportunity to work out their inner struggles.
Don’t continue to be their punching bag or their dumping ground because after awhile you are going to become angry and start carrying a spirit of offense!
First released January 30, 2017.
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.