LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF LUKE 7:23 (Amp)
"Blessed [joyful, spiritually favored] is he who does not take offense at Me.”
10 THINGS THAT "OFFENCE" CAN CAUSE IN YOUR LIFE .
1. Offence will steal your strength .The strength you ought to use to pray to God , goes into what has offended you for the word sake and before you know it ,the strength to pray is gone because of offence . Luke 18:1 (Amp)" Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all
times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart,."
2. When you are offended , what happens next is simple . you will begin to doubt if God can help rather than believe He can . your flesh will push you to think other-wise . Jesus told Peter in the book of Matt 14:31 (Amp)"Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you [a]doubt?”
3.Offence will always weaken your prayer life . It will stop its effectiveness. James 5:16 (Amp)"The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]."
4.Love is what allows faith to work , offence stops love from working , thereby hindering your faith from producing the necessary results . Gal 5:6 (Amp)"For [if we are] in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor
uncircumcision means anything, but only faith activated and expressed and working through love."
5.Offence will block the power in the word from manifesting .how? you are offended against the very word that produces the power , meaning ?? you are offended against God .simply put .John 1:1(Amp)" In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself."
6.Offence delays the harvest . How ? The word is what brings it .how do you draw out His promises from the bible with offence .lol...it will sound funny "any" . Isaiah 12:3(Amp)"Therefore with joy you will draw water From the springs of salvation."
7.Offence has the power of throwing any believer into the bondage of slavery . Gal 5:1(Amp)"It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed]."
8.When you are offended , you cannot hear what the lord is saying .No , no .Isaiah 30:15 (ERV)"The Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, says, “If you come back to me you will be saved. Only by remaining calm and trusting in me can you be strong. But you don’t want to do that."
9.Offence will stop you from acting on the word .James 1:22 (ERV)"Do what God’s teaching says; don’t just listen and do nothing. When you only sit and listen, you are fooling yourselves."
10. Finally offence will stop you from giving the one who would rescue you thanks . 1 Thess 5:18(ERV)"Whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live in Christ Jesus."
Prayer : Father deliver me from the spirit of offence in the name of Jesus and give me the grace to listen to you in Jesus name , Amen.
you are blessed!!