Christians can Feel Depressed:
Christians can feel depressed and have suicidal thoughts too. It can happen for all of the same reasons mentioned above. The trials of life touch everyone, including believers.
Christians can overcome and be totally free from, bipolar, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, and other oppression’s:
These disorders have a spiritual base and if we can correct the spiritual problems, which we can, but only from the Word of God (the world can help us cope with these oppression’s, but only Jesus Christ can set us free), the truth will set us free, and who the Son sets free is free indeed.
The New Testament statements from Jesus are declarations of freedom to any captive, this is a guarantee (better than a promise). Luke 4:18 I have come to set the captives free, if Jesus is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever (Heb 13:8), then His Words are a guarantee that captives have been set free. Who the Son sets free is free indeed, is another guarantee from Jesus Himself. Col 1:13. We have been delivered out of the kingdom of darkness, is another statement about the finished work of Jesus.
The New Testament is a guarantee for freedom to all captives (Luke 4:18). It is based on a new and better covenant (the finished work of Jesus), and we can totally rely on the words that Jesus spoke to us about freedom from oppression’s. If a person takes His Words seriously and lines up to the word of God, then these oppression are guaranteed to flee from our lives (James 4:7).
God loves to answer prayers that we pray from His Word, Spirit-inspired prayers.As He answers your prayer and gives you a spiritual understanding of your situation, it will bring the hope of total deliverance from any oppression. As you continue to develop your spiritual understanding from the Bible, your victory is guaranteed based on the Finished Work of the Cross.
If you have been oppressed for a long time, these words may be hard for you to believe, but the words of Jesus are clear:
“I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).
“I have come to set the captives free.” (Luke 4:19)
“Who the Son sets free is free indeed.” (John 8:36)
“If you continue in my words, then you are my disciples indeed, and you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
“And they overcame him (the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” (Rev. 12:11)
When you understand from your spirit that these words were meant for you, you will be on your way to freedom. Truth will bring your deliverance, but you have to accept that His words are true for you personally. The world can give some help to the oppressed, but only the supernatural Word of God can bring about in your life the freedom gained at the Cross for you. The Word of God coming into your mind and acted upon, will set you completely free from oppression. Oppression comes from the spiritual realm and only the Truth in the supernatural Word of God has the Power to produce your freedom from the spiritual oppressors.
Have You Lost Hope of Being Free?
If you have lost hope that you can be free from oppression, we want to encourage you and help you get your hope back. The Bible says that losing hope makes the heart sick. (Proverbs 13:12)
When you have had hopes for a long time of getting the oppression under control, or being rid of it, and your hopes have not materialized, you get “heart sick.” You lose hope of ever being free.
God will cause your hope to come back to life, as you receive the encouragement of the Scriptures.
Proverbs 10:28: “The hope of the righteous shall be gladness,” or “The hopes of the godly result in happiness.”
Hope Based on A Guarantee….
The New Testament tells you about your guarantee of freedom. Jesus is the Author and Completer of that guarantee through His Finished Work on the Cross. The only way you are not going to have victory, is if you give up. If you don’t give up and you persevere, you will overcome any oppression.
If you are a Christian, you have a measure of faith (Romans 12:3), so faith is not necessarily the problem in dealing with oppression. Your faith will develop as you go along and study the scriptures and act on these scriptures. The real problem is losing hope in the middle of the push toward freedom.
We have seen many people, come out of and overcome different oppression’s. Just hang in there when things are not looking too good, and depend on the Words of Jesus. Put your trust in Him and freedom will come!
Author: Pastor Pat Buckley Published on: Jan 1, 2016 @ 17:31