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6.  Renounce and rebuke bitterness of soul.  Bitterness comes from hurt, damage, theft and loss.  Bitterness will quench thanksgiving.  You’ll be blind to thanksgiving and gratefulness.   You’ll be a great judge of all things.  Things in life will never measure up, never be done right, done enough, or done with a right heart.

I Peter 5:7  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  8  Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  9  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.  10  And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.  NIV

 

7.  Renounce and rebuke the fear of reoccurring injury, hurt and theft.  This fear that wants to seize your heart will keep you from seeing the good that’s in your journey.

I  Peter 5:9  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 

 

8.  Silence the negative demons that surround comparison.  Comparison in and of itself is not a bad thing it’s the demons that surround comparison.

Jealousy, envy, anger, hatred, self hatred, depression, hopelessness, despair, sorrow, etc.

 

9.  Silence the offensive demons that surround comparison.

Pride, conceit, blame, shame, judgment, criticism, slander, condemnation, rejection

James 3

14  But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15  Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.  16  For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.  17  But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

18  Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.  4:1  What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?  2  You want something but don’t get it.  NIV

Because these attitudes are not of your Father and they bring chastening…