Toxic people feed toxic behaviors because of an intent to glorify evil rather than God.
Fault finding, a critical spirit, tearing others down, and passive-aggressive behaviors such as gaslighting are indicators that an individual has made room for spirits that are not the Holy Spirit.
They will look for your agreement to participate, but they will also exploit your weaknesses if they can find them.
This is a great post to help keep the right perspective from Patrick Weaver Ministries.
Link to Patrick Weaver’s Original Facebook Post: Here
” A toxic person will use you to fill their bottomless, poisonous pit. You have to use discernment with toxic demons… everything you say is a down payment for more toxicity.
A toxic demon gets off on you responding — that was their sole purpose… to get you to participate in their madness.
Try this… when that toxic demon tries to bait you into one of their circular, toxic conversations, do what Jesus did to the Pharisees. Give them your silence.
With every ounce of your anointing, stare straight into their eyes, don’t blink, and say nothing. Now one of two things is going to happen… they will be talking to themselves or they will get so irritated with you for not playing their toxic game that they will storm off. The latter is the typical response.
Now, when you have to give a demon the silent anointing, the silent power, you’ve concluded that there is no reasoning with them, there’s no point in trying to argue with them and it’s their pattern and purpose to keep up drama and confusion with toxic waste.
When you have concluded that the behavior is their willful nature and their pattern, prepare to cut them off and remove them from your life. No matter who they are.
And can I tell you something else…the Bible tells us,
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people,” 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
Don’t keep wasting your silent power on people who deserve your absence.
Carry On! ”
~ Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon is a woman who has been blessed with the gift of understanding God’s restorative work through her own personal experience. Through her insights and revelation, God has led her to influence many individuals into a restored relationship with Jesus Christ. She is a woman who stands on the promises of God, encouraging others in an elevated expectation of the miraculous and declares the gift of His life. Laura is the author of Healing the Heart of a Woman and writes for her blog, Beyond the Barriers.