How Judging Opens The Door To Satanic Operations

Did you know that every Christian is supposed to be full of the Holy Spirit, power, faith, and healing? God loves everyone of us and has provided for our every need. We appropriate what He has provided through faith.

I have heard people talk about “trying healing”. We do not try the things of God. This puts pressure on us when we are called to rest. The pressure is not on us to manifest the promises of God!

One source of pressure is comparison. We look at other people and see how blessed they are and try to live like them. An honest examination of their life will often show that the life they are enjoying did not manifest the day they were saved. Many things will require time. There are some things I’m enjoying today that took more than a decade of spiritual growth before I was able to handle them.

Each of us is at a different point in our walk with God. There are some areas my wife is much stronger than I in and there are some areas she is much stronger. We complement each other but would clash if either of us expected the other to walk where we are at.

It is possible for us to grow into things much faster than those who have gone before us. This can only happen though if we will approach them humbly and learn from the spiritual lessons they had to grow into over time. It takes humility to acknowledge our level of spiritual growth. God sets people in our lives to set an example and mentor us but we must choose to listen and follow His direction.

We can take advantage of the lessons our spiritual elders have learned. Many of the things they are walking in took years for them to learn but could only take months for us if we allow them to teach us.

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
Luke 5:17

It will a service to have skeptics like the Pharisees and doctors of the law present. People like this who show up at church are often filled with unbelief and they are usually closed to hearing what the Spirit of God is saying.

Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:1

Fault finding is a form of judgment and it is dangerous. I have learned to keep quiet even if I see something that I do not agree with or think is right. It is a matter that should be left between them and the Lord. If they are right and I criticize I’m speaking against God’s anointed. If they are wrong and I do not speak, God is big enough to deal with them without my intervention.

I do not have to support ministers who I do not agree with and I do not have to attend their meetings. Fault finding and judging are two main areas that open the door to sickness and disease in our lives. We need to understand the consequences of our words. They will produce life or death.

I’ve struggled with this in my own life. The church my family attends does not always do things that we agree with but it is not up to us to speak out. Unfortunately I’ve opened my mouth during a dinner with friends or at get togethers when I should not have. God has mercy and forgives me. We are all growing in these things and the Holy Spirit is with us each step of the way but we must learn to look to Him.

We get in trouble by allowing ourselves to sit around thinking about the faults we “see” in how another person is running their church or business.

“My boss just doesn’t understand that I’ve found a better way to do things.”

He is still the boss. If you’ve found what you perceive to be a better way and your boss doesn’t receive it then your best action is to do it their way. We are called first and foremost to serve and it is not up to us to correct everyone around us.

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
Luke 5:17

Luke tells us that Jesus was teaching and that “the power of the Lord was present to heal them”. The word “them” is referring to the people who were listening to Jesus teach. This included the Pharisees and doctors of the law. God’s power was present to heal but there is no record of anyone being healed before the paralyzed man’s friends dug a hole in the roof. The power of God can be present to heal without anyone being healed. We see that in this story.

An unsaved person can walk into a service and hear the preacher teach on salvation. The power always accompanies the Word so in this case the power to save would be present. If the unsaved person did not receive Jesus they would leave as unsaved as when they entered. God’s power was present to save them but it did not manifest because the person did not appropriate it by receiving Jesus as their Lord.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16

When the Gospel is preached the power will be present to save. It must be received in order to manifest. The power can be present in a service to heal but the sick person must believe and receive to benefit from it.

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
Luke 5:17

Jesus was teaching and the power of God was present to heal.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17

The Word was being taught and the power was present. It was an opportunity for faith to rise up but the room was filled with people focused on fault finding. There were some men outside of the building who were about to change everything. We will pick up with them in our next post.

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