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[__ Prayer __] i need deliverance

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its not a "crisis," its just...in the flesh,I let people steal my joy. The Lord has been -quite- good to me, even in obvious ways...I'm healthy, now! I'm on good terms with my parents! even my IQ estimate is up!

but I get taunted. I'm apparently considered the "laughing stock" of my small lil hometown. I don't live there now (I do live nearby, lol), but...still...it gets to me. It shouldn't, is the thing. I got saved as an especially wretched, utterly destroyed individual...

and a bit over 6 years later, I've been made increasingly whole, "schizoaffective" and all.

I get ridiculed for saying, a long time ago, that God had healed me. I wasn't even actually saved, then...but, hey; small town area, "laughing stock..." hahaha. blah. At this point, I'd consider it possibly spiritual warfare...I get ridiculed, people yell lies in my general direction, etc. its not -terrible- ... it would be if I was still in poverty, but its not, here...

but it gets rough, at times. oh, and people say "he got too old," whatever that means (I'm 34) and "he got a laser peel," because...well, I've been made healthy enough to have good skin, after years of premature aging, general...blah blah blah.


So...God is Good! And I pray for miraculous deliverance from all this, but I also pray that He will provide what I need to stand up under it, too. Thanks. :)
 
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me....LOL...

I was just chilling out in my bedroom, after I posted this, and some people out front were yelling out things...laughing at me, taunting me...a lot of what they said wasn't even true, but...

it is what it is, I suppose. 'wherever you go, there you are.' i just wish...i could be somewhere else, a lot of the time. LOL. :)
 

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Hi,
I am glad you are better off now than you were 6 years ago, praise the Lord. I will pray for you to be strong when people are trying to ridicule you and to trust God. I was watching some religious program recently and this pastor said God knows all that happens to you. He could stop the bad stuff, but if He is allowing it, then it's for your own good. He is trying to mold you and make you stronger.
 

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I know I have given you this list a few times and you really need to copy it and past it on your refrigerator. You have two choices. One, you can let all this bother you to the point of driving you crazy, or two, you can rebuke it in the name of Jesus. It's not the people, but Satan working through them to try and tear you down so he can steal your faith. They don't see you as you are now being whole in Christ. All they see is the person you used to be. Persecutions exist as you well know, so it's up to you how to deal with it. Love them, pray for them and bind Satan every time this happens.

CE, God has given you the power and authority and victory over the enemy, always remember that and use it against Satan. Remember what Ephesians 6:10-18 says about putting on the full armour of God.

Why God allows us to go through trials and tribulations:
1. Training as God prepares us for the future
2. Patience as we rely and trust in God's timing
3. Perseverance through trials that we remain in Gods will
4. Trust as God's ways are not our ways and He has a better plan for us
5. To learn from our mistakes
6. To humble ourselves before Him
7. To discipline us
8. Teach us to be dependent on Him alone
9. To spend quiet time with God so He can speak to us
10. To teach us of His protection
11. That we also share in the sufferings of Christ that we be not ashamed
12. Strengthen us to become more like Christ
13. To develop character
14. Build up our faith in the Lord
15. For a testimony and witness to help others
16. To show us sin in our lives that we need to own up to having
17. To remind us that God is in control
18. Helps us gain knowledge and understanding God's word
19. Teaches us to be thankful
20. To take our mind off the things of the world and and put them back on God
 
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thanks. by God's grace, I'm getting better at dealing with this. i emailed a cousin, he's in full time ministry now, and he pretty much shared the same material as fhg, and he provided some additional Bible verses and pointed out that...hey, people -are- cruel to each other, and there's a special level of cruelty hurled at Christians...look at what the world did to Jesus, after all. :-(

so...yeah. maybe it'll stop, maybe it won't. I'm not going crazy insane over it so much, now, by God's grace. I think...I think a big part of it is that, by God's grace, I actually understand the world around me a whole lot better, so even though I'm kinda like "man, this is lame," I also realize: its the nature of the world, the nature of my situation (at times...).

on the -definite- plus side, my parents are extremely good to me. this is kind of a side note, but it speaks to God's Goodness and mercy. there's...real peace among us, real family love...I'm even going over for a quality dinner, tonight. having their -solid- support, in all respects, makes facing the occasional bully/mocker/tauner/whatevah a lot easier. :)

ok. fhg, I will somehow get your (excellent) list somewhere where I can see it and look over it, easily, and think on it. Right now, just looking over it and thinking about it....I think God -might- be allowing some of this to a) build character b) help me become humble and c) thank Him for His love, forgiveness, and for bringing me out of darkness ("...in the world, but not of it..."). oh, and...I suspect it might have something to do with where I'm at in the sanctification process, too...however one would categorize that. thanks again! :)
 

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