Who is the author? – Satan, the enemy! Depression chokes the brain! It robs the mind! (Luke 8:14). It blinds the mind! (2 Corinthians 4:4). It is a very destructive weapon of the enemy. It must be fought! It is a destroyer! It makes victims of men.
It enters into the mind to block it from the light of the glorious gospel. It chokes the Word and makes the mind unproductive.
When you are depressed, your access to God’s presence is blocked (Psalm 100:1-5). Depression disconnects you from the Father. It destroys your harvest. If the devil can get you depressed any day, he has spoilt your day.
Depression brings a man under a curse (Deuteronomy 28:47-48). It is the worst enemy of your destiny.
Depression retards your flight to your high places, as your joy is cut off (Habakkuk 3:17-19). Satan brings cares, worries and anxieties to keep you down; the Word of God becomes meaningless to you and consequently unimportant.
Move away from any depressed person! He can depress your life! Depression can destroy your health (Proverbs 17:22). It is destructive to your health, which Satan wants destroyed.
The moment you subscribe to depression, the things that should be working start failing. Whereas sins are forgivable, depression has to be treated, because it is a sin against oneself, not against God. So, deal with it!
Joy is the secret of our superiority over Satan. Depression makes victims of men, but joy makes champions of men.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice… Philippians 4:4
Joy is a pacesetter in our Christian race. The more of it you have, the more victories you enjoy over Satan. The only medicine for depression is joy! Joy is the only way to ventilate your spirit. James 5:13 says if you’re merry, sing.
When you’re depressed you have no contact with God’s presence. A ‘praise-full’ life is what is required to carry God’s presence. Without joy, you have no access to revelations (Isaiah 12:3). Without revelation, there’s no faith and without faith, there is no victory (1 John 5:4). Joy makes your day!
Serve the Lord with joyfulness and gladness of heart, and Satan will have no access to you. Satan is out to move you against God. Keep him off with joy – singing and making melody in your heart unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:19).
Organize for joy and happiness. Programme for it. Fill your house with music. Live in constant gratitude and thankfulness to God. To take God for granted is to be grounded! Let your heart dwell in a ceaseless flow of thanksgiving and appreciation to God. To be “praise-full” is to be “win-full”.
There is nothing in this world that should be allowed to destroy your eternity. People who are cheaply moved never live to move their mountains.
The level of joy you operate determines the level of exploits you enjoy. It makes you and God an informidable, invincible team, and establishes your triumph over Satan in any conflict of life.
Heaviness is a spirit (Isaiah 61:3). It is one of the key strategies of Satan, to strip God’s people naked. Satan calculates heaviness for God’s people, because he knows no one can stop the fiery acts of God, when man is giving God quality praise. So fight heaviness!
Every time you can’t find joy, the thief is at work. The devil comes to steal your joy, so he can make a victim of you. But a ceaseless flow of joy will cause your spiritual life to blossom. Engage in this “heavenly sense” to be free from depression.
Flee from covetousness! For a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he has (Luke 12:15). Serving God is unprofitable when it’s not done joyfully and gladly. A joyful track in your walk with God is the anointing for harvest.
Rejoice in the Lord always, not in the things you have! Until you count all things but dung, your joy in the Lord will not be genuine.
It takes joy to operate in the excellent spirit that makes for distinction. It takes joy to create a future. You belong to the order of joy by creation (Galatians 5:22). So, let the fruit flow!
Friend, our minds play a very great part in what becomes of our lives and future. So, bring your mind into subjection to the Word of God. Know also that as much as your mind is the battlefield, it is also the victory ground. It is where our destiny is determined.
What you think makes your tomorrow. What you think determines the things you say and what you say is what shapes your life. God is listening to what is going on inside you, more than what you are saying with your mouth.
Guard your mind with all watchfulness.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ….2 Corinthians 10:5
God is still on the throne!