Today we are going to talk about suicide. How so many people have either contemplated taking their own lives or either know someone who has done this horrible act. We hear about these situations all of the time and I have personally seen the devastation of the after math way to many times.
Suicide is the ultimate deception from the enemy of our souls. The one who is condemned to eternal damnation and is trying to take as many as possible with him to the grave. When someone commits this terrible act all they are doing is trying to stop the pain that is within. They are typically being tormented in their soul for some reason. I believe the enemy of our souls is feeding whatever is the root cause of the reason that people wants to commit this act. Whether it be regret, guilt, shame, failure of some kind, etc. He probably orchestrated what happened in the first place and now he is trying to steal your very life here on earth. His goal is to kill, steal, and destroy and he is the master of it. The Word of God (The Holy Bible) says that he has been a liar from the beginning and that he is the father of lies. It also describes him as the “deceiver”, the “tempter”, and the “accuser”. Gee, sounds like a really nice guy! Yes, by now you have probably guessed who it is, the “Devil”, Satan, Lucifer, as you can tell he has many names, and they all describe his character perfectly.
Look he is here with an agenda and that is to kill, steal, and destroy and that is exactly what he does when he convinces someone to commit this horrible act. He kills the person, steals everyone’s peace that knew the suicide victim and destroys people souls with all sorts of questions. Why? I wish I could have done something! Why did I not see this coming! How could they have done this? All of these things start running through the heads of everyone who knew the person. The very pain that the suicide victim was feeling was now transferred to everyone who they knew. And the people that loved them the most are the worst victims of this horrific act. They are the most devastated.
I believe that if we can learn to control our thoughts that this would probably happen a lot less in our society. People usually get to this ugly place over a long period of time and they have been battling these thoughts for a long time. What has really been happening in a spiritual sense, is that they have been listening to the enemy for too long. They have been convinced that this is better for everyone. So they take their very lives. But in reality they have just transferred their pain to everyone that they loved and loved them. They have literally been deceived!!!
If we can recognize that we have a spiritual enemy that is out to destroy us and our loved ones, then we can come to a logical conclusion that we do not want to give him any kind of a foothold in our lives. Now the Word of God teaches us that the enemy is constantly shooting flaming arrows at our minds. That he is always trying to get us to believe the wrong things and that this battle ensues in the mind. Remember his ultimate goal is to kill, steal, and destroy. He is evil and his intentions are bad. Now if we can recognize that some thoughts are absolutely not ours, that they are these arrows, then we can learn to abort these thoughts instead of meditating on them. I will give you an example of this, when you go to sleep at night and you have a dream, and it is totally bizarre, the kind of dream that you wake up and you are just like, What was that all about? Well, you probably had some of those arrows shot at you. You know that those were not you thoughts and you did not like it and the dream was so horrible that it tormented you, well that was not you. It was your adversary doing what he does, attacking your mind.
Now when you are asleep you cannot control your dreams. The only way that this stops is when you wake up. But when you are awake you do not have to entertain these lies from the enemy. You have an opportunity to release these thoughts and not buy the lie. There was a verse when I first came to Christ that totally helped me with all these different arrows that were being shot at me. This verse is 1 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Now let’s break down this verse and analyze it. Casting down imaginations (Let’s face it, we need to do exactly what it says to some of the things that come into our minds, cast them down!!!) Get rid of, abort these thoughts, cast them out of your mind. Every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God (Obviously the “high things” are talking about the spiritual beings who are behind the scenes trying their best to get you to believe the lies and not to believe God, for it says that they exalt themselves against the knowledge of God) What that means, is that they are trying to act like they are more powerful than God and that they are in control, but they are not!!! God gives us the answer in the very next part of the verse. Bring into captivity every thought (We are to arrest these evil thoughts that war against us, bring them into captivity make sure that they don’t harm us) We are to make sure that our thoughts line up with Scripture and that we are doing what Christ has told us to do so that we will be in obedience to Christ. Jesus died for our sins so that we could live more abundantly. So we could actually get as much out of this life as possible and be a blessing to others. God loves you and He loves you so much that He sent his one and only Son to die in your place. He does not require your blood as an offering, to get right with him, as a matter of fact, your blood will not suffice His requirement. That is why He sent His son to fulfill the requirement of the law. He needed a perfect sacrifice, a sinless man to bring mankind back into right standing with God Almighty. Now that this has been done, all we have to do is receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and we are right with our God. Of course we have to repent of our sins also, which means, quit doing what we know is wrong. Turn the other direction from these things and ask God to help you to continue your journey with Him. And look, you are going to continue to sin even after you have become a Christian, but the good news is that God will continue to clean you up, as you let him. You will learn over time to continue to surrender things to God and He will continue to give you the desires of your heart. I used to pray to God all of the time, that He would make my desires His desires, because my desires were not good for me. And I can tell you that He has done that through the years. As you surrender your life to God, He will bless your life and teach you how to fight the good fight!!! He does His part and as He gives you strength you do your part. So don’t lose hope, God has plans for your life and they are plans for good, not evil. So do not let the enemy have anymore, let him know what God has told him long ago, that he is a defeated foe and that he is going to have to go to Hell by himself, that you are not going to let him steal anymore from you and your loved ones. Let him know that you are going to take back your life and that he is not going to have any kind of foothold in your life anymore. As a matter of fact, the Bible tells us that God will restore to you everything that the evil one has stolen. He will give you hope, restore your peace, give you wisdom, give you knowledge, bind the enemy that wars against your soul, He will give you victory over your enemy and during this spiritual battle always remember that you fight from victory, for when Jesus was crucified on the cross, it was at that very moment that Satan lost the battle and condemned himself. So we do not fight for victory, we fight from victory, we have already won the battle, we are just waiting for Christ to appear and take us home, but until then, He wants us to live good victorious lives, knowing that He loves us and that He is in control!!!! So DO NOT buy the lies and give your life to Jesus!!!!!!!!!!! Pour your heart out to him and leave all of your problems at the foot of the cross where they belong, where your sins can be cleansed and your life be made right with Jesus. So He can start restoring to you what the Evil One has stolen.
God Loves YOU and so do we here at J3sus4me Ministries!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE ALWAYS, Chuck Mooneyham (Founder)