Have you ever struggle with the tormenting past that you know personally that Jesus has deliver you from? Such as an addiction, occult practices, mental conditions, emotions , etc.But every time you try to run away from it, it keeps coming back.It tells you in your mind that you belong to it, you are not free at still and it still has a hold.Well we know that to be true because let's see what the word of God says in Matthew 14:43-45“When an ·evil [defiling; L unclean] spirit comes out of a person, it travels through ·dry [waterless; arid] places, looking for a place to rest, but it doesn’t find it. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”Meaning it tells us that these strongholds like to rebuild themselves right back up and hold us hostage. And then we find ourselves battling against the shame that we had, the fear that we lost control, and that we have completely disappointed God,and it likes to play the condemning game. But you know what if the past has a hold on you, it might be because you have not fully accepted the forgiveness of God and you have not yet realize that you have been set free from those wicked bonds and that those yokes have been destroyed.If you are not the pursuing the empty and deceitful life of sin.Than why should you let this wicked spirit try to regain you back into bondage again.The word of God says we are to stand fast in our freedom that we have. As the word of God says in Galatians 5:1-Christ set us free ·so that we could live in freedom [to a place of freedom; or by means of freedom; . So stand strong. Do not ·change and go back into the slavery of the law [L submit/be fastened to a yoke of slavery]. You know the enemies of our faith.Do not want to see us free.It wants us to be crippled by our past, our mistakes, choices that we made.That's why we are constantly in a fight for our freedom. Their are strongholds that want to keep us back into that miry clay.And see us living a life of defeat. But that's why we have to fight the battle in our minds and make sure we standing fast in the word of God by our faith in the word of God.Better start rising the shield faith higher. As the word of God says in 2 Corinthians 10:5-These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding him. With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to God and change them into men whose hearts’ desire is obedience to Christ. and Ephesians 6:16-In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. This tormenting past can hinder your walk with the Lord, and throw you off course. As the word of God says in Galatians 5:7- You were getting along so well. Who has interfered with you to hold you back from following the truth? You don't need anything holding you back and that means nothing from the past. Even Paul says he press on. AS the word of God says in Philippians 3:12-14-Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.Don't let anything stop you from running the race .Our prize is in heaven and the devil knows what always holds us down and feeling burden down by our past. We have to get rid of those things that trip us up. and keep our eyes on Jesus.AS the word of God says in Hebrews 12:1-2Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. I pray by God's grace you can run without this tormenting past trying to hold you hostage.In Jesus Name.Amen
If you want a relationship with Jesus: Lord Jesus I come to you and I ask for forgiveness from all my sins that I commit against you. I believe you died for me and was buried and that you rose from the grave and sit at the right hand of God. I pray that you take away my selfish ways and put them on the cross and deny my self and life. I place you first as my only God. Deliver me from this tormenting past and allow to move forward.ANd fill me with the Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name.Amen.
Praise God you are a new creation and old things have past away. Get a New King James Version, pray daily, read it daily, live it daily, and join in with the body of Christ.God bless you on your journey.IN Jesus Name.Amen