A hurting heart can lead to a closed ear and a hardened core. At the same time, a toughened exterior. These personality patterns are often attached to generational trauma, leaving God’s people with stiff necks.
What is a stiff neck?
It’s a person struggling with a prideful heart and arrogant disposition, which often is a soul longing for love and companionship yet Incapable of receiving it when offered.
It’s not that love is not an arm’s length away, but a heart set on solidifying is unwilling to repent to experience true freedom. A heart suffering from a contentious build-up is a heart that aggressively beats but slowly fades away in real-time.
Too often, a life without change is a sorrowful existence, and although people try to love, they push them out for fear of being hurt while hurting People.
Apostle Paul said it best.
Ephesians 4:18 ESV
They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is In them due to their hardness of heart.
To be darkened is damaged, troubled, depressed, and unhappy, and a person without the light to see the beauty in the present is consumed with the past. They alienate themselves from Christ because unfamiliarity feels dangerous to them.
Sadly adults who have suffered childhood trauma suffer the worst because they have Yet to let the light in that heals old wounds. The scripture says God’s love is revealed to us: God has sent his only Son into the world so we can live through him. This is love: it is not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as the sacrifice that deals with our sins.”
Too often, satan uses bleeding scars and patterns to divide families, causing mothers and fathers to stay separated from their children. Furthermore, it makes it impossible for a loving relative to get past the brick wall that covers their ears.
For this people’s heart has become calloused; they [hardly hear] with their ears, and they have [closed their eyes.] Otherwise, they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
My heart is burdened for those we love who cannot hear the truth that would set them free. Too busy judging falsely to take part in the liberty of Christ. I wish I had the emergency antidote to say, “here, drink this and be well, but even if I did, they wouldn’t drink out of fear I would poison them.
Sadly, this is the truth of what Satan speaks in the ears of hardened hearts. How many can relate to the sinister nature of the enemy’s lies? We see it with people having irrational fear, and the Bible says there is no fear in love; therefore, without Christ’s love, the darkened world terrorizes these people.
John 10:10, ESV
The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Christ) came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Satan desires to steal the joy of family and the gentleness of tears; he is a coward who hides behind lies and deceit, masquerading himself as light.
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
And for a person living in fear of being seen as weak, the devil has a field day on their minds. Pride becomes a soothing mechanism that protects them while hiding their pain.
They want to be loved but can’t let go and often pretend to love, but it always ends up treating people poorly and meanly. Vulnerability is something they are unwilling to give a chance, and they miss every opportunity Jesus presents to be Set free. Remember what Jesus said to the Jews who claimed they believed in Him yet found offense in His word?
Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.”
It all comes down to humility, and until that happens, the injured stay stuck in their pain, and Jesus desires nothing more than to set you free. Please don’t allow life to pass you by and miss out on all the fantastic things standing before you because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
Life is here today and gone tomorrow, and no one is beyond learning, and our eternal salvation, bought by the blood of Jesus, makes a way to be saved now.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
The Holy Spirit is speaking to someone. This Lesson sounds much too familiar to me. Jesus often chooses a family member set aside to break generational curses through their commitment to serve Christ with their lives in the present age.
Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV)
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; Before you were born, I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
I am Living it.
I could see in the Spirit realm all my life; this isn’t News to those who knew me well. Still, it’s all about Jesus today and the newfound freedom in our Savior.
Blessings, Dearest Church,
C. Brejcha ©️
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