DWOJ Daily Words of Jesus Devotional Post January
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Wednesday, 6th January, 2021.

Bible Reading:  1 Peter 5:7-8, Isaiah 61:1-3

Memory Verse: A joyful heart is good medicine, but depression drains one’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 (GWT)

The progressive manifestations of a broken heart are: 

1. Disappointment: This happens when our expectations are not met either by God, man or by ourselves. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”  

2. Discouragement: This is the next stage of a broken spirit. The self-confidence of such people dies. The Bible says if you fail in the day of adversity, your strength is small (Prov. 24:10). Nothing in life should pull you down. Put your confidence in the Lord. Were you jilted, denied visa or admission, lost a job or a pregnancy; or perhaps your long awaited money from a contract isn’t in view? Hope in God for you shall yet praise Him again.

3. Despair: This is the third stage in the downward spiral cycle. This is an inner sense of futility. It refers to a sense of hopelessness. And, when hopelessness comes, helplessness begins. At this stage, such people with a broken spirit are emotionally wounded and spiritually fatigued. They sleep all through the night and still wake up fatigued.

What Are The Repercussions Of A Broken Spirit?

1. It poisons the flow of your spirit: It breeds poison in your heart and corrodes your spirit. Such people could perceive something moving in their body but cannot be detected by an X-ray. While it may be a spiritual problem, at other times, it is psychosomatic (a disease of the mind affecting one’s body). Why walk in worry and anxiety until you develop high blood pressure? There are people who give room to tension and stress and their body reacts as if they have ulcer. Have you been abused sexually? Reject self-hate. Today is a new dawn. Let the past go. Your peace and the tranquility of your soul should be more important to you than settling past scores. Life will sometimes happen, but your attitude is more important. Don’t complicate your own problems. Cast your career upon Jesus.

2. It will drain the will of your body to fight: Doctors know better. Those who are full of hope fight sickness and disease better. Proverbs 18:14 says, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?”

3. It allows the spirit of heaviness to dominate you: Isaiah 61:3 calls depression the spirit of heaviness. This is a demonic spirit. Many times deep depression leads to mental illness. Many people who talk to themselves unconsciously because of a pain or problem are suffering from deep depression. Depression will paralyze your mental capacity. It will weaken your immune system and bring access to strange spirits to torment your life. The answer to depression or a heavy spirit is the garment of praise. Worship God until you release all toxins in your spirit.

Quote: Let go of that pain before that pain poisons you. 

Prophetic Decree: I bind and cast out every spirit of depression, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Father because of the provision of healing for my soul and body.

2. I receive a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, in Jesus name.

3. My Father, give me a miracle in Year 2021 that will make me forget my past pains and emotional wounds, in Jesus name.

4. O Lord deliver me from every delusion of my mind, in Jesus name.

5. I break loose from every chain binding my heart, in Jesus name.


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