FREEDOM FROM MANIPULATION

My horror experience with the churches in my town has taught me and mom to stay completely clear of these people. They are demonized troublemakers who do not know the first thing of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. They are poisonous snakes and scorpions just seeking pigeons to devour.

Wrong definitions of ‘friendship’ have creeped into the minds of most people apparently. People just want to be smothered with everything that ‘feels’ good but that is not real love or being a real friend. These end times churches are all about control…everyone is expected to submit to jezebels who control and manipulate everyone accepted into their cult. Anyone who does not submit and abide to the rules of control is removed in all sorts of ways. Folks, this is NOT the Lord’s doing at all! This is NOT genuine Christianity. The Lord does not control people or manipulate people.

To be around genuine Christians is to be part of the family of God to experience lasting relationships, and the Lord’s freedom, conviction, love, and comfort. If you want to be a Christian then you make eternal relationships. Only the heathens go jumping around from one person to another dumping people like garbage. You will never find genuine Christians in the end times churches. -Admin-

As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17 (NKJV)

The art of being a friend is a delicate one. Scripture is full of admonitions concerning how we are to treat one another in LOVE and RESPECT. Besides the obvious ways of hurting one another, there are other traps to avoid. Pamela Reeve discusses a major one in her book Relationships:

Another common problem in friendships develops when one person tries to control the other. The deeper the friendship grows, the more vulnerable we become at any level. But the intimate relationship in particular provides fertile ground for the stronger personality to control the one who yields more easily.

This type of manipulation can occur on both conscious and subconscious levels. Yet whatever form that control may take, it’s POISON in a relationship.

What kind of friend are you? Are you so afraid of losing a relationship that you attempt to manipulate the other person into liking you? Do you give the person space to make his or  her choices? It’s important to evaluate these issues honestly and ask the Lord to make you a selfless and supportive companion.

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