Deliverance from the Spirit of Rejection
“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not glorified,” (Jn. 7: 37,38).
The spirit of adoption, a son ship with God: to attest that son ship; how great the force of faith is. The Greek word signifies a fixing or wavering of mind, so that we cannot tell which way to take. We know by the Spirit of God that we are sons of God.
“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father,” (Rom. 8:15).
“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption to writ, the redemption of our body,” (Rom. 8:23).
- All this was through faith.
- Consequently, from the beginning God had purposed that salvation should be through faith.
God never expected that any soul of man should be justified by the works of the law. This gave that law only that the exceeding sinfulness of sin might appear. That man might be prepared to welcome the gospel, which proclaimed Salvation to a lost world through the atoning death of Christ.
(Deut 28:1-14), A comparison of this chapter with (Ex. 23:20-23) and (Lev. 26) will show how Moses here resumes and amplifies the promises and threats already set forth in the earlier records of the Law. The language rises in this chapter to the sublime strains, especially in the latter part of it; and the prophecies respecting the dispersion and degradation of the Jewish nation in its later days are among the most remarkable in scripture. They are plain, precise, and circumstantial; and the fulfillment of them has been literal, complete, and undeniable.
The six repetitions of the word “blessed” introduce the particular forms which the blessing would take in the various relations of life. (Deut 28:1-14).
Both blessings and curses are not limited to a single individual. They are related to a family, a community, a nation or sometimes a whole civilization. Deut 28:1-14, The “store” is rather the kneading trough (Ex. 8:3; 12:34). The blessings here promised relate, it will be observed, to private and personal life. In (Deut 28:7) those which are of a more public and national character are brought forward.
Verse 5. The “basket” or bag was a customary means in the East for carrying about whatever might be needed for personal uses, (Deut 28:1-14). (Verse 9). The oath with which God vouchsafed to confirm His promises to the patriarchs (compare Gen 22:16; Heb 6:13-14), contained by implication these gifts of holiness and eminence to Israel.4 Deal with people through experience and observation is a list common indications’ curses.
- Mental and/or emotional deterioration.
- Repeated or chronic sicknesses.
- Especially if they are ancestral or without clear medical diagnosis.
- Repeated miscarriages or related female problems.
- The collapse of marriage and family estrangement.
- Where a family falls apart.
- Children under a curse.
- Mental, emotional, physical.
- Continuing financial insufficiency.
- Especially where the income seems to be adequate.
- Being accident prone.
- In family, a history of suicides or unnatural deaths.