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A Spirit Of Oppression

If you are sharing living quarters with someone, either a roommate or a spouse who has a spirit of oppression and deception and is in self-pity 100% of the time, can these spirits effect you?

Moderator - Of course everything we come in contact with as a lessor or greater effect on us.

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 ---Donna9759 on 12/13/06
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I know the posts are from a while back but I found them relevant to the times. I myself have experienced the great shadow as I call it that is attached to people. It is overwhelming and really hard to deal with when the people are those in your every day life. For those not in my everyday life I avoid them. For people(blood relatives, etc) that I HAVE to deal with I surround myself with light and listen with my heart to hear what God wants me to and the rest goes out the window... it is still difficult at times, but this is something that is working for me.
---Rachel on 11/20/09

greetings.Depression and deception do exist but not a spirit thereof who may contaminate the thinking of a person.There may be mental ,emotional or physical conflicts that affect a person but not spiritual ones.When such a problem reaches 100% of time then consulting specialists for the physical is a sure direction of travel.Oppression and decption(not spirit manipulation)can influence another if mental or moral weakness is prevalent in the other mind.
---earl on 6/27/07

I ask your forgiveness for responding to your questions posted this last week. I understand that some folks cope by venting, or sharing details of everyday life. For almost a year, I've avoided answering questions about your life's issues. It's hard not to respond to 'what should I do', but it wears you out. I realize that advice, propping up, bolstering is ignored. Many here will not seek Godly counsel outside of the blog. It'a fine line between offering only scripture or advice that's meaningless.
---Cindy on 12/15/06

Cindy,there has been NO constant activity or uproar in my life, but only peace. I have not let her into my condo since last July. I only speak to her once a month when she calls me to tell me about how life. I have avoided her at all cost, ignored most of her requests to come over and visit, but have sent her a check through the mail to meet some of her needs. So how do you see that as comfortable with uproar and activity? I have to remember she is a sister in the Lord, a deceived one, but is one.
---Donna9759 on 12/15/06

Donna, I agree with Linda: "Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world."

Mere logic is not what is needed, but discernment and direction from God. His direction MAY include logic...or defy it. He is able to give you peace in this decision as you seek Him, wait upon Him, be still and know that He is God...
---christina on 12/15/06

Yes anything around us can and does effect you. You must plead the blood of Jesus over your mind, body, soul/spirt, your room and things. Give these if you will totally to Christ and what is Christ the Devil dare not touch. Stand firm. Play praise music outloud if you can if not earphones, watch what is on TV set no evil thing before your eyes as David said, if you fall repent quickly and stay close to Jesus and have Godly friends.
---Levi on 12/15/06

Donna tell your friend she is welcome to be around you but her "friends" are not. Explain the spiritual side is what you are speaking from and be honest with her. She will accept your concern or she will leave you completely alone.
If you need help, Willow or myself will try to help you.
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---Elder on 12/14/06

Donna, friend... are you more comfortable with uproar than peace. Constant activity rather than stillness. Would a slower pace be too much, add to the stress. Activity allows us to numb our minds, that can be good. It helps us get through what we all go through as humans. Constant turmoil and upset would boggle my mind. Forgive the lady, but with clear thinking, avoid moving her in.
---Cindy on 12/14/06

Goodwill is good. My grandfather had soft heart to a fault. Invited hitchhikers into home, put them up like a B & B. He purchased many bus tickets to remove them from home. Didn't want to leave, just freeload. Some were dangerous types, on the run. God gives us common sense. The enemy would like nothing better than to distract you at a time when you don't need it. Focus on your Mother, give her 100% of your attention. Let nothing deter you. Hone your mind on the target, zero your sights in on Mom.
---Cindy on 12/14/06

Cindy, because this person has no place to go on Christmas and I'd like to invite her to share Christmas with us. Secondly, she already mentioned that when my mother passes, she'd like to move in with me. Last time I turned her down when I was living in a large townhouse and she resented me for that and said I was wrong for not taking her in, but I'm afraid her spirits of oppression, etc., will frustrate me and we'll end up enemies.
---Donna9759 on 12/14/06

A spouse is someone you have a blood coevenant with. That's a whole lot different than just some room mate who is renting space. Yes, spirits affect us and that's why we need spiritual discernment. Because greater is the one in you than in the world you have power and authority over them. The one who walks with these evil spirits needs to be delivered. Some don't leave except by fasting and prayer. Maybe you need some help with this.
---john on 12/13/06

Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world.
---Linda6563 on 12/13/06

Why would you allow conflict in your home? I know you might have a hard time saying, No. Right now, you need to be at your Mother's side. A nutty roommate would be adding fuel to the fire, scattering your resources, and adding confusion. God is not the author of confusion. I would like you to have victory in your life. It's time to focus on what is at hand, so that you do not miss out on valuable time with your Mother. Still your mind.
---Cindy on 12/13/06

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