I Pity The Fool
Several years ago the Lord spoke to me about Seven Blind Spots in the body of Christ and how He was going to anoint me to address them and see others come into freedom in those areas. Of these seven, some of them are easier to address than others but the common thread thru them all is that for God to heal a person, he is going to need to correct the person's perceptions and behaviours.
Many believers happily ask God for Wisdom regularly not realizing that God brings wisdom thru correction. Thus, they pray or wisdom, God brings someone like me into their path to correct them in some way and they are then often tempted to become offended with me, not because I wasn't gentle or proper, but because they enjoy Self Pity.
Pity is the feeling of sorrow and/or compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others. Self Pity is feeling this way for yourself. Many believers privately enjoy spiritual adultery with this ugly demon. Self Pity justifies your thinking into not accepting new instructions or ideas and prevents you from applying them to your life. It instead seeks out agreement from others. So said a different way, Self Pity is always on the lookout for others who agree with it;s opinion that you are a helpless victim in a given area.
Working in deliverance for a number of years has been very revealing. As far as Self Pity goes, one "tell" of a person who struggles with a demon of Self Pity is a list of friends who agree with them. Self pity will make it very hard to engage and stay close to others who don't agree that you are a victim. This explains why most truly prophetic people are often rejected by the general body of Christ as a Prophetic person will address, encourage and edify a person away from Self Pity and into Kingdom Activation. Prophetic voices bring you into agreement with what you CAN do because Jesus is alive and well within you while Self Pity does the exact opposite.
Self Pity is a very close relative to Self Hatred as you will often see them together in oppressed people. In both cases the Love of Jesus has a hard time breaking thru the noise of these spirits. Often when someone says to me that they just are feeling like God is far away or that they just can't connect with God emotionally, it is Self Pity or Self Hatred that has muddied the water of their personal perception. After all, Jesus opinion flies right in the face and is the polar opposite of Self Pity's and like any demonized person, they often have grown to enjoy the torment and will often resist all efforts to be lead out and away from Self Pity and other similar spirits.
Other signs of Self Pity include an insistence that a person cannot change their own situations in their life that they do indeed have the control and power to change. This is one reason Jesus said he didn't come for the well but for the sick. The concept is that a person has to see their own need for change before Jesus can come in and become that change. Paul furthers this concept but saying to those that received Him, He gave them the power to be the sons of God. The pattern in both passages puts the onus on the person to be open to receiving (and not on God).
Many segments of the American culture have come to associate Self Pity with poverty. That is an easy mistake to make, however poverty is not a demon, poverty is a result of a Fear of lack that has changed a person's mindset, creating a stronghold in their thinking where they presuppose ongoing lack instead of God's provision and blessing.
You can be completely free of Self Pity and I will be sharing in future blogs in more detail about personal identity but for today please know that Self Pity is not who you are and you do indeed have a choice in the matter, Jesus died to give you that choice!
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