CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART: PART 1- PAIN
According to the online dictionary, pain is a highly unpleasant feeling in the physical body that is associated with negative emotions or experiences that include and are not limited to the following:
So because these feeling are experienced in the innermost being and they can’t be touched, it is difficult to see them from outside and so we can consider them to be spiritual entities. Note also that as a human body with a spiritual body, it is safe to translate the definition to, “ a highly unpleasant spiritual sensation”
The subject of PAIN is very important in kingdom living because it is the centre of deliverance and innerhealing. People basically need deliverance from torment by the enemy. This torment mostly manifests as anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, shame, rebellion, pride and stubbornness amongst other demonic spirits basically being drawn in from a focal point of pain. In the zone of pain, one normally feels a blockade or barrier from pleasantness. It is like access has been denied into a more desired state of being. This is rejection. Rejection in itself is a spiritual stronghold commanding other spirits mentioned above. Once you register pain because of words or actions against you, the pain starts to actively attract these spirits of opposition through fake sources of strength and before you know it, instead of yielding and surrendering to the Holy Spirit, you have sold yourself to the devil. If the pain continues unattended, the demonic takes over to a point where one can be rendered incapable of continuing with life. The enemy, the devil is the father of lies. So from ancient times, his strategy is to implant a lie in the innermost part of our being using experiences that will imprint pain. To get deliverance means we have to get rid of the lie and replace it with God ordained truth. Scripture says in Psalm 51:6,
“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.”
Now because God requires truth in the inward parts, the devil perverts that inward space with lies, his co-business. Therefore, if things are not inorder in your life and you are not experiencing fruitfulness as a child of God, check the innerman! It might be worth the while to embark on a journey of self deliverance and innerhealing. Displace the pain, replace it with truth and get freedom form the above mentioned negative emotions or trauma associated with experiencing them. If and only if we show our commitment to let go, God will come in with his gentle mercies and reveal the wisdom necessary to go forward in peace. The diagram below shows some of the areas which draw from pain and are themselves caused by pain.
Interestingly, all these negative emotions are interrelated and you will find that if one is not causing or leading to the other, it is infact coming as a result of the other- ALL drawing from their focal point PAIN and being exalted by pain themselves in an ongoing back and forth process. Only the individual can rise up to stop this vicious cycle before it utterly destroys one. Therefore the bottom line is pain is pain and pain is one!
To be continued…part 2
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