We experience reality–the wonderful and the critical. Reality at times makes us needy, desperate, anxious, beggars who look for people and things to satisfy, approve or validate us. Sometimes out of desperation, kingdom people fail to speak our kingdom language to resolve the negative perception or reality of situations and circumstances. A major weapon the enemy uses against the people of God is affliction.
Affliction–Affliction refers to a condition or cause of suffering. –Definition source: Wilkipedia
Synonyms for the word affliction include: adversity, ruin, harm, hurt, desolation, torture, torment, mishap, miscarriage, casualty, accident, reversal, disaster, tragedy, calamity, catastrophe. These synonyms are the cause of affliction.
Suffering, grief, sorrow, sadness, anguish, anxiety, heartache, heartbreak, misery, agony, distress, wretchedness. These synonyms are the emotional results of affliction.
Hardship, trouble, trial, tribulation, stress, burden, weight. And these synonyms are the effects of affliction.
When you look at the preceding list, which is not exhaustive, I am quite sure you or someone you know has experienced some, maybe all of those synonyms. When you don’t know or you neglect to use your kingdom language, then satan takes advantage of your perception of the situation or affliction. When he controls your perception, then your choices, words and actions come into alignment or agreement with who he wants to be in your life. He is a liar, thief, murderer and destroyer. John 10:10– The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Then satan starts to influence you into thinking, believing, saying and doing what he says you are although he has already been defeated. Revelations 12:10– And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
And he attempts to keep you bound and illegally held captive to his devices. Revelation 13:10– He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Access to kingdom promises, power and deliverance is through speaking our kingdom language, the Word of God. We speak our kingdom language by utilizing the scriptures in prayers of thanksgiving, praise, worship, supplications and intercession. We also have access to the same benefits through affirmations.
From: Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith
eBook & Paperback by Christine Brooks Martin
Areli MediaWorks 2011