this session, we will address several blocks that were in my life that were key
in preventing the blessings of God to fall upon me. It's not that God was not
wanting to bless, it was that I wasn't able to "receive." This whole
web-teaching addresses many other areas that could be issues in your life, but
the ones listed here are the most important that God revealed to me personally
that were key for me. (Remember, I teach out of my testimonial and so every thing
I've taught I had to go through too.)
main theme in every block is Unforgiveness. If forgiveness is not received
for yourself, or forgiveness is not given to others, then that is a major issue
in your life. The Bible says that "If ye forgive men their trespasses your heavenly
Father will also forgive you; but if you forgive NOT men their trespasses, neither
will your Father forgive you your trespasses." (Matthew 6:14) In order to have
a good relationship with your Father in Heaven, you need to have relationships
restored at this level. The Bible says "Whatever you do to the least of these
my brethren, you do it unto me." (Matthew 25:40) If we don't forgive others,
what does that say about our relationship with God?
came so that we could have a relationship with our Heavenly Father. He came to
cleanse us from all sin. However, if someone does not recognize this and apply
the sacrifice Jesus did on the cross for that sin, but keeps it because they think
that sin is unpardonable, that person stays in that state of being, then that
will be a major block from having fellowship with God. And a result of not having
fellowship with God is not having healing and blessings come your way. Remember
that SIN SEPARATES us from God. We put a BLOCK before God to work in our lives
because of our SIN. Isaiah 59:1-2 clearly states this. He CAN heal and deliver,
but He CHOOSES not to because of our sin! Jeremiah 5:25 says, "Your sins
and iniquities prevent good things from happening to you."
keep in mind if there is any unforgiveness or sins that have not been confessed
as you go through these blocks. If you find yourself described in them, at that
moment, stop and bring it before the Lord. Don't fear or get condemned because
they are there, but rejoice that the Lord has shown you so you can be free! These
things are using you as a puppet, you need today to get your life back. II Tim:
2-23-26 says a minister is to help you recover yourself from the snare of the
and identify blocks we are exposing the enemy that has a foothold
in your life to loose you from those bands that bind you!! (Isaiah 53)
are many blocks I am sure, but the following are the main blocks I had in my own
life. Once recognized, God was able to begin the healing in my heart, which then
healed my body, changed circumstances in my life, and brought me peace. So I encourage
you to do the same.
what are blocks? Blocks are emotional, spiritual and/or physical defects that
prevent you from:
Receiving God's love
b. Having Healthy Relationships
and Promises of God
e. Seeing truth
Then continue on to the next block. This is a time for recognizing what is in
you and taking it to the Lord, not to fall under guilt or shame because it's there
but rejoice because you see it and you can become free from it!
blocks will help you find peace within. These things can be emotional, spiritual
or physical and can even cause disease in our bodies. It's proven medically that
guilt causes mental breakdown, fear causes stress and many disease derive from
that, shame causes insecurity and fear, and idols or statues or symbols can cause
- Lack of God's Love "Perfect love casts out all fear and torment."
hundreds of thousands kinds of fear, but we first need to get rid of the "spirit
of fear" in order to be victorious over the fearful thoughts. Fear is a manifestation
of something that we experienced, saw, heard, fealt, or believed. It starts in
our thinking! The Bible says that perfect peace comes when our minds are stayed
on God BECAUSE we trust him. (Isaiah 26:3).This is the real ticket! Trusting God
becuase in doing that, we stay in peace, and there is no fear. (Refer to the indepth
I discovered that fear was a spirit I was a puppet on a string to him to do whatever
he wanted with me. But after casting it out - yes as a bliever - my life began
manifesting amazing things - I was no longer controlled by fear, I was now free
to keep it off WHEN it tried to return. 2 Corinthinas 10:5 - casting down all
imaginations... this is where the enemy attacks, in our thoughts.
1 teaches that we are tempted (to fear, etc.) when we are draw away of what is
already inside of us. So it's important to release the spirit of fear from your
life and to begin basking in God's love. For in doing so you will be keeping yourself
from the snare of the devil!
and Unbelief (John 6:28-29) We are to believe! Believe on the one who sent
Jesus. Do you feel stuck? Do you lack peace and stability? James 1 says that a
double-minded man in unstable in all his ways. When we have doubt, believe, doubt,
believe, we are double-minded. We need to remain constant in belief no matter
what is going on.
believers Jesus is a stepping stone
For doubters Jesus is a stumbling block.
this scriptures is talking to the Christians! We need to decide if we are believers
or doubters. Recognizing this will help God restore your faith in areas you are
stumbling. Do not be ashamed to confess this to God, it's between you and Him.
is the original sin - it's behind every sin, that's where it started with Lucifer
and that's where it starts with us.
is what caused Satan's fall. He was thrown down with such force from heaven that
in his wake there was a lightening bolt! (Luke 10:18) That was pretty hard, don't
you think? Pride comes before a fall.
we have to look at our lives and see how many times we have fallen. But the bible
says that a righteous man may fall seven times, but he can get back up. (Proverbs
fell and he can never get back up! He is trying to keep you down when you fall,
it's up to you to get back up. It's not a time to get under guilt about it, it's
time to just face it and address it. Then after he fell, love was removed from
him leaving him alone which resulted in fear. Now he works day and night to get
you to fear so you are separated from the Love of God.
is behind every type of sin imaginable.
When we do what we want out ahead of God
Frustrated with others
because they don't do it our way
Irritated by others
Needing to be needed
Needing approval and acceptance
Sensitive and hurt easily
You say, "I'm a good person"
but you don't feel appreciated
"I can do it better than them"
they know who I am and what I have to offer?"
You think everything that
happens is because of you
You think everything that happens is about you
Self-exaltation - Bragging and exalts own achievements
Humility - looking for someone to see their humility
False sense of responsibility
(false burden bearing) - you are not Jesus
Person who is Humbled manifests the following:
Nothing anyone says
hurts them, they are never offended and if they are, they repent
Forgive quickly and unconditionally
Esteem others over own self
Trust God in every area of their life
Peace, stability and soundness
when they are wrong
Sees the good in everyone
going through this teaching, and other areas of teaching, you may start to get
a bit uncomfortable. You may want to run or question God on what is going on,
but the truth is, He may just be cutting away the pride in your life that is attached
to your soul. Let Him do the work. Buckle your seatbelt and go for the ride.
the list above, do any ring true for you? If so, check them off. This is not to
bring you under condemnation but to help you see where the root causes are behind
your issues. Pride is a hidden enemy but once he is exposed, you are will on the
way to peace and freedom. This is an area people don't even know they have because
it is so hidden - we are being deceived by this sin - pride.
Pride is the root of sin, take the time to seek God on the matter. Ask yourself
what your motive is behind the issue. Any thing you do to make yourself look good
or feel OK is a pride issue. Ask Him to help you expose all pride, there may even
be more indicators in your life than listed above. When you are dealing with a
sin or area in your life that you are struggling with, ask Him where the pride
resides? Then as the Lord shows you, take what you see and confess your sin (i.e.
control and manipulation, fear, reputation, etc) , and receive forgiveness and
restoration in that area. That may be the strong hold keeping you bound. Write
down one or two areas in your life you are struggling with and then ask the Lord
to show you where the pride resides:
Getting your kids to sit still in church. In this case, what could be the motive?
Not looking well to others - what will people think? This is pride and fear and
(I Peter 2:4-7) Closely kinship to pride. Whoever believes that Jesus is the chief
cornerstone (and all that it represents) we will never be put to shame. There
are several references to "shame" in the Bible so it tells me that there
is a real problem here and if not dealt with can lead to other problems. And whoever
doesn't believe this truth, that same rock becomes a stumbling stone. And this
reference isn't talking to non-believers, but to Christians! How many Christians
are stumbling around in their life?
is an inherent feeling that no one can feel for me. It's produced by my own thought
process. If I don't know who I am, that I've been chosen by God, that no one else's
thoughts about me matters, then I will be shamed (embarrassed) and set up for
rejection and abandonment.
and Condemnation (produces shame), unworthiness which leads to no courage
or boldness.(Be sure to go thorugh the Guilt and Condmnation on the teaching links
for indebth study.)If you continually live under any kind of guilt or condemnation,
you have not applied the forgiveness to your sins that Jesus sacrificed His life
to give. When you are under guilt, you believe that you have to "pay"
for your sins, or that your sins are so bad, they could never be forgiven. That
is a lie! Jesus was enough - it's up to you to believe that. You need to understand
"repentance". What salvation really means.
12:11 Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony
I John 1:9.
your guilt's and regrets here: ___________________________________________________________________________
these to God and confess your part in the guilt. You should never be under any
guilt, ever! Guilt is an indicator something is not right in your heart. Don't
let guilt stay, recognize it, go to God with it and be set free. Conviction is
from God, letting you know of something you did wrong. But guilt is put on you
when you don't deal with that conviction.
II Peter 1:5-9 Says that whoever lacks these things cannot see and he is blind,
and has forgotten that he was purged from his Old Sins!! Remember, we are recognizing
things that we struggle with, which is a tell-tale sign we have not "received"
the forgiveness of your old sins (or new ones for that matter).
clean before God is our main focus. In every area of our life. We do that by confessing
everything we see to God that is not of his nature and character! It's not that
we are perfect, we'll never be perfect, but we can stay clean before God in our
heart when we take everything to Him in prayer.
(blame) One major block! Bitterness and disappointment toward God. Blame and Guilt
comes from accusing. Judging is very close to accusing.
2:15 "accusing or excusing one another"
Thess 5:23 "preserved blameless"
12:10 - Accuser of the brethren is the Devil.
concordance: Against one in the assembly; i.e. a complaint of the law. Satan
offered complaint about a believer who was not obeying the law.
Satan's nature is to accuse - he turns the truth into a lie: (Romans 1:25). The
following scriptures describes how Satan accuses:
God of withholding good - Gen 3:5-6
Accused Job to God - Job 2:5
Brethren Rev 12:10
Adam and Eve took on the characteristics of accusation -
blaming each other Gen 3:12-13
application: Satan actually accuses you - sometimes - of something you actually
did!. For example if you were impatient with someone at church, he will continue
to remind you all day and make you feel bad that you were impatient. So, how to
deal with this is:
with your adversary - Matthew . This means admit to it. Say, "Hey Devil,
yep, you are right. But guess what, I'm forgiven!
your sin and confess it to God.. Don't keep it, come clean before God about it,
don't dilly dalley around. Take responsibility and repent and accept forgiveness.
the Devil to take a hike!
- always looking for evil intent Num 16:3 Matthew 9:34
- keeps record of wrong done
thoughts - misunderstandings - this is NOT an accident - Kingdom of Satan wants
to separate us and if he can do it by causing misunderstandings, then so be it.
one feel unworthy, guilty, not pleasing to God
against, self, God and others
God for evil happenings. "We call evil good when we do this."
record of wrong done when God has forgiven
burden bearing, plays holy spirit over another's sin
charges others with your own sins (we accuse others of things that we ourselves
down any disappointments, wishes, dreams or desires that have NOT been fulfilled
you look at each of these carefully, you will discover that God is at the root
of each of these. We are disappointed with God because since He is God, why haven't
these things come to pass? Why didn't He stop things from happening. Why, Why,
truth is, behind every thing listed above, there is blame and disappointment toward
God. You don't want to feel that way, but that is the truth.
take each one of these to the Lord and tell him how you feel about them. Be honest
with Him. Tell Him you blame Him, that you don't think He's been fair, perhaps
you feel He's withholding good from you, perhaps you feel He doesn't love you
like he loves others, etc.. Repent to Him for blaming Him.
truth is; God didn't cause any of these things in your life to happen. We are
reaping what has been sewn. God is not mocked, whatever you sow, that you shall
also reap (Galatians 6:7). I heard someone say once, "This world is a place
of reaping and sowing." What we have today is what has been sown in our generations
before us or what we ourselves have sown! Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad.
It's up to us TODAY to decide what to do with this sowing thing. Choose today
to start sowing good seed into your life so you reap a harvest later.
need to stop blaming God for our circumstances and related issues. We have been
given freedom to choose our path, God is not going to tell you what to do but
what He does do is that whatever choice you make He is there to help you through
it. He does not drive or even lead, he guides and prods, but you still have to
make the choice.
is not evil and by blaming Him, we are calling Him evil. Repent this to him along
with any other areas where you accuse Him of not being the God you expected Him
to be. (James 1:17).
Dear Heavenly Father, I realize that I have been blaming
you for not fulfilling my life the way I believed it should be. I realize that
you are good and can only give good, so the junk in my life didn't come from you,
it came from my own choices. Forgive me for not seeing this and I take responsibility
for my life and ask you to cleanse my heart and fill me with your love and peace.
Cleanse me from all unrighteousness and restore our relationship. In Jesus name,
and Rejection - (For more indepth study, go to the on-line teachings) These
two areas are most common in people's lives. But I discovered that these two areas
would block my relationship with others, God, and myself. If I feel rejection,
I will also reject others. I discovered that in order to "feel" rejection,
you first have to have been abandoned, physically, emotionally or spiritually.
In order to truly understand abandonment and rejection, you first need to
know their definitions.
up the word Abandonment in the dictionary and describe:
up the word Rejection in the dictionary and describe:
down the names of individuals who abandoned you. (Could be physically abandoned
you, emotionally or spiritually abandoned you.)
these individuals to God and forgive them. (Refer to the "how to forgive"
section). The truth is, people will abandon you and when they do, what are you
going to do about it? Remember, no matter who abandons you, God will never abandon
you. The reason you may thing He has is because you have a breach in relationship
with Him somewhere in your life and you seem to be far away from Him. The truth
is, He is as close as a breath, but you have put up a block between you and Him
because of possible blame and accusation toward Him. (See "accusations"
God's love - for He has not abandoned you - He is your Father. He is not silent
to you. He does not ignore you. You need to understand God's relationship with
you as Your true Father. He is not like your earthy father at all who is imperfect.
God's love and relationship with you is perfect. When we finally get this in our
hearts, our whole life will change. We will no longer need the "approval"
of others once we "know" we are accepted and loved by God.
of Patience - Romans 5:3 "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations
also, knowing that tribulation works patience, and patience experience, and experience
hope. Hope makes us not ashamed because the love of God is shed abroad in our
hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
I Peter 2:20-24
- When we suffer patiently for wrong done to us, this is commendable to God! Pay
close attention to how we suffer - with patience!!! We are no greater than Jesus
and look how he took no offense to wrong done, he didn't even defend Himself,
and he was given a place most honorable of God, to sit at His right hand. Jesus
endured with patience didn't he???
In order for us to obtain the promises of God, we need to have patience. But patience
comes through tribulation, that is why we are to "rejoice" when tribulations
come because it creates in us patience. (James 1: 2) Patience is worked in us
by experience. Then when we begin to live in patience, we have peace that restores
all Hope in God.
Are there any areas in your life where you lack patience? Confess them to the
Lord and allow Him to develop patience. Patience is the root of Peace! You have
patience, you have peace. And isn't that what you want? Peace also balances out
your system so your body works properly. Don't be afraid of asking for patience,
it will actually help free you!
- Be thankful every day. Thank God for His mercy and Grace. Thank Him for your
life. Thank Him for your situation. Yes, thank Him IN all things! If you keep
asking you are still climbing a mountain. But once you begin thanking Him, you
are sliding down the other side of the mountain. You have begun to "Receive."
100:4 "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name."
3:15 "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye
are called in one body; and be ye thankful."
Corinthians 9:12 "For the administration of this service not only supplieth
the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God."
(You want to be supplied and abundantly filled? Then be thankful to God!)
1:21 "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither
were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart
was darkened." (When we don't thank God, our hearts grow hard and darkened
Proverbs 10:28 Hope comes when we are thankful (glad). We need hope to continue
to seek and serve and love others, self and God. Our home comes from God. "Hope
in God." Nothing else!!! As we focus on God, all the rest will follow that
we need to hope in.
- Hope deferred makes the heart sick. (Proverbs 13:12)
We are saved by Hope
When we Hope, it should only be in God. What are you hoping for?
you hoping that someone helps you? Are you hoping the doctors figure out what
is wrong with you? Are you hoping that your job offers medical coverage? Are you
hoping you get a new car? Are you hoping that the weather cooperates? Are you
hoping in things???
you are relying on God to deliver what you are hoping for, then you are doing
wisely. If you are hoping in fear, then you are setting yourself up for more pain
and Acceptance - When we constantly need approval from people, this will block
our peace and relationship with God and man. (Psalm 23) The Lord is my shephered
I shall not want.. so why do I need approval?
need to be needed is rooted in pride. A person who feels that no one is paying
attention to them is someone who is needy. This very thing will cause people to
reject you - the very thing you don't want. The only way to be freed in this area
is to confess your self-righeousness and pride and seeking approval from man.
Bible says we are already accepted, we are already approved of and to seek man's
approval is the sin of "people pleasing."
Grief - Having a sense of grieving over a long period of time (years and years)
will block your peace and rob you of the present. Self-pity glues us to the past.
Regret glues us to the past. Guilt because of someone's death, glues us to the
past and opens the door for the enemy to keep you down.
you are suffering long-term due to a loss of a loved one, or even loss
of a job or relationship, etc., and it's keeping you from moving forward with
your life - this is ungodly grief. Jesus is the only one who carries our pain
and grief, but when we keep it, we are trying to take His place. It's time to
take off your grave clothes and come out from among the dead and into the living.
can even cause your eyes to have problems. Psalm 6:7 "Mine eye is consumed
because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies."
can cause other health issues - Psalm 31:10 "For my life is spent with grief,
and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my
bones are consumed"
can cause us to have anxiety - Jeremiah 45:3 "Thou didst say, Woe is me now!
for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find
one of my favorite verses is found in 2 Corinthians 2:5-11. "But if any have
caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you
all. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps
such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.Wherefore I beseech you
that ye would confirm your love toward him.For to this end also did I write, that
I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.To whom ye
forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave
it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get
an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
may be someone in your life, a neighbor, friend, or relative that causes you so
much grief! According to this verse, that person who causes grief are they themselves
full of pain. They are filled with sorrow, and aren't being comforted. To forgive
the person of causing you uncessary grief and discomfort because as Christ forgives,
so we must also, so that Satan won't get an advantage over us! So we not only
help that person who is perpetrating our problems, but if we don't forgive them,
it opens the door for the enemy to come and make things worse!
if you have been grieving over a loss, or if someone is causing you grief, in
both cases forgiveness has to be administered. Confess where your grief is because
when we keep on grieving about it, we are trying to get back something that was
lost, and only God can replace it or heal your broken heart. But He can't unless
you go to Him with it. And for those causing you grief, forgive them and go the
extra mile to comfort them.
Judging (I Corinthians 4:5) "Therefore judge nothing before the time
(which is when Jesus comes back to judge the World on the last day) until the
Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will
make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man have praise
said that he didn't even judge himself! 1 Corinthians 4:3 "But with me it
is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea,
I judge not mine own self." Paul didn't listen to what others said about
him, and he didn't even judge himself!
are not to judge others or even ourselves. With judgment comes sentencing. But
Jesus pad for our sins and took on our sentencing so why are we continuing to
do it to each other? We need to realize that when we judge, we always judge in
an area where we "think" we've arrived! We have to understand that when
we do something "good" it's not us doing it but God. (John 15:5) And
when we do something "bad" it's not us doing it either, it's sin within
us. (Romans 7:17). We are a vessel that holds something, we are ALL vessels holding
something. How can we think ourselves so highly that we can even judge another?
Corinthians 5:13 "But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away
from among yourselves that wicked person." Hmmmm.... Selah
judgment is the manifestation of pride and fear. If you want to be free from judging
others, critizing or complaining, then confess your pride, impatience, anger,
frustration, self-righteousness and fear to the Lord. This isn't to cause you
guilt or condemn you, it's to help you see the truth within yourself so you can
come clean before the Lord. As long as we hide from these issues, we will remain
in bondage to them. But once they are exposed, freedom is just around the corner.
- "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord
Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks,
he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance
of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This
cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance
of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim
the Lord's death until he comes. Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the
cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body
and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread
and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the
body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you
are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep."
are several things to see here. The main issue is that if you drink the cup and
don't believe in the sacrifice for sins or if you eat the bread and don't believe
in healing, then you causing your own health issues. Then to go once step further,
before taking communion we are to examine our own hearts and confess any sins.
If we have to lay the cup down so that you can reconcile to someone, then do so.
It's better to not take the cup than to take it unworthily - that is why so many
among "us" are sick unto death.
are many "blocks" preventing healing, health and blessings, I have come to the
conclusion that when we walk in "Love and Truth" with God, ourselves and our fellow
man, there will be NO blocks! Matthew 22:37-40 sums it up: "Love the Lord
thy God with all thine heart, soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself,
upon these hang all the laws and the prophets." If we did this one scripture,
we would be a whole lot happier and freer.
Truth surely makes you free. (John 8:32).