The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

09/21/2016

The enemy’s weapons: Suspicion

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 16:46

1 Thess. 5:21
Test all things; hold fast what is good.

The scripture talks about testing prophecies, but actually we should test everything we see, hear and think. It is so easy to misunderstand, and the first impression is not always right.

We have an enemy who wants us to receive things in the wrong way, and so he sends incorrect thoughts into our minds. Therefore, it is important that we are vigilant and we don’t automatically receive everything without questioning whether it is true, and from God, or not.

So what has this to do with suspicion? Well, it’s one thing to be vigilant, and it’s another thing to be suspicious. Vigilance, is objective, i.e. you don’t automatically assume that something is right or wrong. But, when you are suspicious your opinion is set, and from the beginning, you think that something may be wrong. You have a negative expectation.

How does the enemy use suspicion as a weapon?

The enemy can use suspicion in many ways.

Suspicion builds walls

We might have been mistreated, and that makes us be on guard. Suspicion can then hinder us from getting the relationship restored.
Suspicion can build walls towards people around us. We can become totally isolated by being suspicious towards everybody, and that is where the enemy wants us to be.

Suspicion hinders us from receiving guidance

God can use people to rebuke and guide us. Of course, we should test what people say, but suspicion makes it hard for us to receive anything a person says.

Suspicion hinders us from acting tenderly

When we have a problem with suspicion, it will be hard to meet people with the love of God. Instead we criticize.

How should we deal with suspicion?

First, be aware that suspicion comes from the enemy. Choose to see suspicion as an attack that you need to resist.
Second, ask the Holy Spirit, who has come as your Helper, to guide you in the way you should treat people.

Advertisements

1 Comment »

  1. On Sep 21, 2016 10:06 AM, “The Kingdom Warriors’ Blog” wrote:

    > kellporten posted: “1 Thess. 5:21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. > The scripture talks about testing prophecies, but actually we should test > everything we see, hear and think. It is so easy to misunderstand, and the > first impression is not always right. We hav” >

    Comment by michael gutierrez — 09/21/2016 @ 20:17


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: