The bible helps us to defeat depression by showing us how the enemy make war in our minds with strategies that are full of lies about ourselves, the bible calls this the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and …..having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with #1– truth: and having on the breastplate of #2– righteousness: And your feet shod with the preparation of the #3 — gospel of peace: Above all, taking the .#4 — shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all ….the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the #5 — helmet of salvation, and the #6 — sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. #7 — Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Need for acceptance Need for significance Condemnation Not Worthy Guilt, Shame of past
Need to feel loved Need not to be alone Need to be in the in-crowd Need to be listened too Need to talk and talk
1Jn 3:8 …………. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
This scripture clearly says that “They” you, will overcome him, you will overcome based on the finished work, on the victory that Jesus has already earned for you ……..
It does not says that God will overcome him for you, that has already been accomplished, now you have to Overcome these oppressors…..
Author: Pastor Pat Buckley Published: 26th Jan 2016