STRESS WILL DESTROY FAITH
By Pastor John S. Torell
3 December 2000
The Devil has learned over the last 7000 years how to manipulate and literally crush human beings by inducing anger, wrath, jealousy, grief, sorrow, self pity, greed, fear, anxiety, nervousness, bitterness, complaining, whining, griping, doubt, unbelief, etc. Galatians 5:15-21
All of these negative emotions will affect the body’s immune system, which consists of the endocrine system and the blood. Without an ample supply of blood, the body will break down. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow (in the middle of the bones). Proverbs 15:13; 17:22
Negative emotions create stress in a person. Facing unpaid bills, work that is piling up with no progress in sight, horrible sickness, possible divorce, loss of a job, etc. will create stress which will be followed by fear. Once the joy of the Lord is gone, sickness will come and with that more stress and fear. King David described in detail how it works. Psalm 6:1-10; 22:1-17
Sleep is vital to the human body, and the Devil knows that. By taking away sleep he is able to further break down and destroy a person. God gives his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:1-2; Hebrews 13:8 Worry is like sawing sawdust!
Once the Devil and his demons have broken down the defenses of a human being, chaos follows - James 3:14-16
Instead of dealing with the real issue of stress, the vast majority of people today will use some kind of drug to get relief. Instead of relief, Satan will sink his claws deeper into their bodies. Revelation 18:23
Examples of stress: King Saul was very stressed prior to his death -1 Samuel 28:1-5
David was stressed - 1 Samuel 21:10-15; 22:1-2; The prophet Elijah was stressed -
1 Kings 19:1-10; Martha was stressed - Luke 10:38-42
JESUS SAID : FEAR NOT! Matthew 10:16-39
JESUS SAID : REST IN ME! Matthew 11:28-30
RECEIVE THE PEACE FROM JESUS! John 14:23-27; 16:33
Learn to be content with what you have! Philippians 4:4-13
Jesus refused to be stressed on his way to Calvary - John 14:28-31
The apostle Paul refused to be stressed on his way to be executed - 2 Timothy 4:6-18
THE REMEDY IS : FLOW IN THE RIVER OF THE HOLY GHOST! John 7:37-39
The fruit of the Holy Ghost is found in Galatians 5:22-25
Do you have an ear with which to hear ?
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