God is AGAINST Grumbling and Complaining
Do you want to earn God's disapproval real fast?
It is SOOO natural and easy to do, and it is sure to bring the benefit of some "correction" in the form of affliction, pain, even a demon or two sent to add a bit of torment in the form of anxiety or depression.
Believe me, we have learned firsthand. A prayer request came in and as I prayed, the Lord gave clear reason why the "curse" was applied:
Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,
an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim. -Proverbs 26:2
..... I need healing of anxiety. Married about 8 years, and have never been sick before or during this marriage until last year. I'm 56 and have been around negative people, and relatives. And now this has befallen me. Please pray this demon will leave and never come back and I will agree.
Your request is familiar and I believe you are healed and take 100% authority over the demon. There are hidden sins revealed to us from careful reading of scripture such as murmuring, grumbling and complaining for example.
1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer...
James 5:9 Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors.
and Phil 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and questionings:
15 that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world
Brother, God showed this to us last year through another preacher and I realized I had sinned this sin nearly every day for 30 years as a Christian!
Notice the scripture said 14,700 Jews were KILLED by the destroyer for this. I think we can agree God really means for us to not agree with grumbling and complaining even if He has to send a "destroyer" after us!
So when my wife and I saw this, we really got serious to repent from all our grumbling about, you know, the kids, the neighbors, each other, politicians, the rude driver, ... it was a long list and too easy to grumble.
Now here's the kicker. God has us on a SHORT LEASH on this. I am very accountable to him to watch my tongue and my thoughts. When I have transgressed, He spanks me. (see the chastisement of the Lord in Hebrews 12).
- The first time I grumbled IN MY THOUGHTS about someone, within 1 minute the wheel barrow I was working with hit and scraped my shin bone. Man did that hurt! Immediately I knew why and repented.
- Next, as we were having a garage sale, a lady was poking around in our boxes before we had opened and in my mind i began to grumble at her that she should wait for us to be ready. A few seconds later i put my hand down in possibly the same box and my knuckle slid right across a sharp knife blade. I bled for 30 minutes. Again, I knew why that happened. OUCH!
- Two months later my father in law was over and he was grumbling and complaing about another family member. All I did was sympathize with him and come into agreement with his complaint. About an hour after he left, I got hit with a sinus infection that lasted two weeks.
The Lord revealed to us that to even come into agreement in our mind was sin. When we accepted those devilsh thoughts, we were quickly "spanked'. The Lord said to "CAST DOWN imaginations and EVERY THOUGHT that exalts itself against the knowledge of God". God's knowledge is in his Word.
Can you see that those evil thoughts were trying to exalt themselves above God's Word which said "DO ALL without murmuring..."???
Do you think I am more careful now? -I guarantee you I am more careful! He is purifying us and He can use a demon to apply some pain or a sinus mess in order to "help" me remember not EVEN TO COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH SOMEONE ELSE"S GRUMBLING! Here are a few other areas we overlooked in scripture so easily:
Having faith with "respect of persons" (looking up to people because of name, wealth, title, or position.) ............James 2:1 My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2:9 But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
Dishonoring of our parents, employers, and politicians.
Making pledges, oathes, and promises. (like the building fund pledge, or "Allegiance to...")
Uunbelief and not putting God first.
Strife and debate. Arguing. Stubborness and pride.
Repenting of "family" sin, i.e. those things we inherited from our ancestors. The "iniquity" or "inclination" to walk in the sins of our fathers, or even the affliction God may put on us because of THEIR sin.
For example, my parents both smoked years ago. As a child, I got asthma, a breathing problem.
Bingo, the sins of my parents sin put a curse on me called asthma... (I was healed long ago).
My opinion is there are many others in Christ who yet suffer from their parents sins.
Yet we have the promise "Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new..." -2nd Corinthians 5:17 But it is our responsibility to conquer the land of our flesh with the "sword of the Spirit".
We just have to get more of our spirit, mind, and body "IN Christ' where there is no curse, nor affliction.
Some or all these above are sins Christian frequently overlook and there are physical penalties suffered because of our ignorance. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge". "The curse causeless alighteth not" Prov. 26:2
So where there is a curse (disease, affliction, and troubles) there is a reason, i.e. a cause.
We need to search our hearts and judge ourselves in these matters. -repenting and renouncing brings deliverance.
Often, when we find our sin, we repent and believe for the cure, which is "by His stripes we were healed" and that "Christ became cursed for us...".
We recently had a friend delivered of a soul-tie to her strong-willed mother who forced her to pierce her ears a young girl, and ordered her to never take the earring out . When she took it out and broke the soul tie to her mother, she was healed of an affliction she had suffered many years! But she had been seeking the Lord for His help in overcoming.
So we also see how an affliction gives us reason to examine ourselves, find, repent, and confess our faults, and believe God for His promise of healing. It IS His will that we prosper and "be in GOOD HEALTH even as your soul does prosper.
It is greatly beneficial also to have our faith "edified" by testimonies and the Word of God. We have seen cancer healed, back injuries healed, bones repaired, headaches removed, pain cast out, and many many more healings, praise the Lord.
Well, I have given you quite a bit here to chew on, I do believe you will walk out 100% healing as you apply the Word and faith.