We are being saved at deeper levels. What do I mean by that?
There are things buried deep inside of us because they were put there many years ago, things we have forgotten about, for example hurts from unloving acts.
The Bible called them idols in the heart,
Ezekiel 14:3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart.
What are they and how do they get there?
John 20:23 says, Whosoever sins you remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins you retain, they are retained.
Let me translate that another way.
Whoever sins I forgive I am forgiven. Whoever sins I do not forgive I retain and they become an idol in my heart that I am emotionally and mentally bound to and controlled by.
It is amazing the bondages we get ourselves into because of judging.
I judged having nothing to do when I was a child living on a farm. I am now free of that. I also came to the realization that I hated change. Since I repented of that, there has been immediate change and a sense of freedom in both those areas.
Whatever way one looks at it, it is all to do with one’s response to rejection whether it was real, perceived or imagined.
Rebellion as a response to rejection leads to control, because what a person does as an action of rebellion they become addicted to.
I judged alcohol and although as a professing Christian I did not drink alcohol, every time I was around it I got upset, hence I was controlled by it.
The right response that does not result in control is to not judge rejection or the people it uses.
Because we have not been taught concerning rejection by the time we become an adult are caught one way or another.
Every human is subject to rejection which is a fact of life.
Rejection is a death curse, a cut off of responsibility to protect by not providing mental, emotional physical and spiritual security.
What gives rejection power to control and destroy is the victim judging it. If there is no judgment, there will be no control, no destruction.
From experience I have found that whatever, or whoever I judge and have not forgiven I end up doing the same thing or fighting it.
Why? Because unforgiveness and judging is an act of pride.
It was never the intention of the authority figure to reject. In most cases it was an unconscious act, which the victim perceives as rejection which they then judged, therefore were locked into it.
People who are clothed with rejection cannot help but reject others themselves. It is automatic process until they get free of it.
There is much to pondering re the subject of rejection because it is the root that opens the door to all the bondages people end up with.
Why is it we find ourselves reacting to rejection in all its different forms?
Why am I able to become mentally and emotionally controlled by where others are at?
It has to be that I am not totally secure.
The ultimate security can only be found in relationship with Jesus.
I profess to be secure, I say he is all I need, but.
I am looking to man for the approval and security that only Father God can give.
What a mess the fall created, yet all was reversed at Calvary.
A person who is feeling rejection, uses it as an excuse not to be accountable for their own decisions blaming every one else.
We make our own law by judging and the laws we make we do not live up to, hence are hypocrites.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.