Fred reports that the time with his prayer partner ended up in a very unexpected place.
The root issue appears to be a trauma bond to time. Remember that when we have a trauma that clashes with our view of God, we have three common ways to resolve it.
1) A few walk away from God completely, declaring Him useless in their lives.
2) Many violate a rule “just once” in order to get themselves out of the tight spot that God did not rescue them from. This was Eve’s solution to her supposed cognitive poverty.
3) Most decide God is not trustworthy in that area of their lives, so they opt to trust God in many other areas, but to be god to themselves in the area where God did not come through.
Fred went for #3. His family line was involved in some pretty brutal religious wars in past generations. God obviously accepted their worship and self-sacrifice, but did not keep them alive in the face of persecution. Somewhere back there, a forefather sat in judgment on God deciding that God did not intervene in issues with authorities.
Once we make a judgment against God, the enemy is happy to validate it for us. We have given him authority to change the world outside us, to conform with the belief we have inside us about God.
Fast forward some generations. Fred and his recent forefathers decided not to engage in any conflict with governmental or religious authorities, preferring to suffer the small loss of walking as victims, than the presumed larger loss of going for justice and losing badly because God certainly would not intervene on their behalf.
Thus the amazing contradiction in Fred’s life. He walks in high authority over most of the demonic around other people because he believes in God’s laws and the fact that the absolutes of God apply to the devil in other people’s lives. But when it comes to his own life, he has no confidence that God will intervene for HIM in any conflict with civil or religious authorities.
Hence the hole in his armor.
So, he took out some trash today, and we will watch to see how things progress. At the end of the day, there are some neurological patterns in his brain that will need to be changed. There are certain kinds of problems that generate instant high faith in him. Those problems immediately activate the faith portion of his brain. By contrast the issues related to authorities immediately activate the pathway to passivity.
So pruning the one neurological highway and building the new one will take some time. But we expect to see his spiritual authority restored right away, once he came out of agreement with the lie.
Copyright November 2012 by Arthur Burk
From the Hub, in Anaheim