Exodus 6:9… “So Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not heed Moses, because of anguish of spirit and cruel bondage (NKJV). The human spirit is the part of our make-up to which many people give little attention. It is the part of us that is most desired by the Lord. At the same time, it is the most sought after by the demonic world. The world is full of people who are hurt and wounded in their spirit. People seek revenge before they seek healing. It is in their spirit that people store up all their hurts. The spirit becomes the dumping ground for every wrong emotion, like anger, hate, envy, rejection, bitterness, domination by others, grief, and the horrors of serious illness. Proverbs 18:14 says, “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?” (KJV). The word “sustain” means “to maintain, nourish, guide, to supply necessities, to give support.” This is the purpose for this lesson, to give you some support to keep your spirit from falling, and to give support for the healing of your spirit.
The Lord gave Moses a word for the people, but they could not receive the word because of hurts in their spirit. God wants to heal your spirit. Don’t let hurts in your spirit destroy your life. Our nation is full of murders, abuse, and revenge because of hurts in the spirit. Don’t suppress your pains; tell someone that you hurt. Tell Jesus, tell your pastor, tell your spouse. Start the healing process. Holding on to hurts may very well be the source of all your troubles. Demons are like the buzzards who hover over hurt creatures and who are ready to pounce to eat the flesh. Demons feed on the hurts we store up in our spirits. Demons toy with our rotten emotions. Demons drag the unclean memories into your mind to keep you agitated all the day long. God wants you alive. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 7:1-2a, “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Open your hearts to us” (NKJV). Paul was not just talking…
Give support to heal your spirit by…
a) Refusing to blame God for your hurt… Note two examples… Job 6:4, “For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; My spirit drinks in their poison; The terrors of God are arrayed against me” (NKJV). Psalm 88:14-16, “LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me? I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off” (KJV). Both Job and the psalmist held the view that God was to blame. They held the thought that it was God’s arrows that were sticking into them. They let their spirit drink up the hurts (poisons) that came in it. God is not out to destroy you. He is there to heal you.
b) Getting rid of bitterness that is eating away at your spirit… Ephesians 4:31… “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior” (NLT). Put it away. Paul teaches it will kill you, because it eats at you like a cancer (2 Timothy 2:17). When bitterness is in your heart you will say and do things that you will regret. James teaches that a fountain can’t give both sweet and bitter water at the same time (James 3:8-12). Ask the Lord to help you put away bitterness. Forgive the ones who hurt you (Matthew 18:33).
c) Letting go of the wounds inflicted by others. Proverbs 26:22… “The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man’s inmost parts” (NIV). The words people speak about you can wound your spirit if you hold on to them. Do you want healing? Forgive them. They may not know what they are doing to you. The prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 51:7-8) admonished the people not to fear reproach. You don’t have to receive “curse” words. Luke 6:28: “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you” (KJV). When you bless you are bringing the full operational power of the Holy Spirit into action into your spirit, and your words return into the one that cursed you with creative ability that will change their heart. Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 7:21-22, “Also do not take to heart everything people say, Lest you hear your servant cursing you. For many times, also, your own heart has known That even you have cursed others” (NKJV). I like to put this verse this way… You can’t stop others’ mouths but you can stop your ears. Let them say what they want, but you are the master of your ears.
d) Rejecting the hatred that comes against you… John 15:18… “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (KJV). It doesn’t feel good to be hated by anyone, but it does happen. If you want your spirit healed, forgive them. It’s hard to do but it releases God to do His work in them. If people dislike you, don’t store it up in your spirit. Don’t let hatred get ahold of you. Hatred will defile you. Jesus’ answer is found in Matthew 5:44… “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (KJV). Ask the Lord to help you to reject hatred. People will betray you and let you down (Matthew 24:10). Jesus said that in the day you are betrayed, the Holy Spirit will teach you what to say (Matthew 10:19-20).
e) Giving your hurt spirit over to the Lord for healing… Psalm 109:22… “For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me” (KJV). Psalm 147:3… “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” We all go through hurts; some days it is harder to recover because the hurts are caused by those we love. Isaiah prophesies that Jesus was wounded for me (Isaiah 53:5). He also prophesies in Isaiah 61:1-3, “The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” Has your spirit become heavy, and is your hurt hanging over you like a “gloom cloud”? Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
God wants your spirit cleansed. 2 Corinthians 7:1-2 says, “Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God. Please open your hearts to us” (NLT). Whenever something overcomes you, by that thing you are enslaved (2 Peter 2:19). If you are hurting, this message is of great value to you. Your spirit is the part of you that God wants to heal. Yes, He wants to heal you…
Pastor George Belobaba
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