Strife

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�Strife: A Hindrance to Manifestation
Foundational Scriptures
James 3:14 James 3:2 Romans 13:13
I Timothy 6:4-5 1Corinthians 3:1-3; 13:1-8 Proverbs 16:28; 26:20; 28:25
Galatians 5:19,20 �2 Timothy 2:23 Proverbs 15:18

  • There are three things that will stop manifestation: not tithing, strife, and faithlessness.�
    • People are unaware of what strife is, or how dangerous it is.�
    • They allow strife to remain in their lives.�
  • What is strife?�
    • It is an expression of enmity, contention, or discord.�
    • Contention is a struggling or opposition.�
    • Be careful not to get into an argument about the Lord. Never debate someone about God; it will lead to strife.�
    • Strife is the right to behave in an ungodly manner.�
    • Strife is ugly;� it's sin, and it's the work of the devil.�
  • The number one care of this world system is strife.
    • Strife completely defuses faith. Manifestation cannot come forth when strife exists.
    • The most worldly thing is strife, because Satan is the essence of strife.
  • Be careful not to talk badly about people who are anointed by God.�
  • Wherever strife exists, so does envy. Where strife and envy exists, so does confusion and every evil work. (James 3:15)
  • What does it mean to be in envy?�
    • The feeling of displeasure produced by witnessing or hearing about the prosperity of another.�
    • It is the opposite of rejoicing with someone about their prosperity.�
    • You have to learn how to deal with envy. If you don't, it will deal with you.�
    • You have to first admit that you are envious of someone.�
    • Strife is a result of envy.�
  • If you allow strife to remain in your life, you allow the devil to use you for evil works.�

    • If the devil can get you to operate in strife, he can get you to do anything, because it builds a bridge between you and God.�
    • Strife and envy will produce division, especially in the family.�
      • Men, learn how to submit to your wives.�
      • The Bible says submit to one another.�
      • Every anointing a man ever needs can be found in his wife.�
      • Strife is the reason for divorce.�
    • Don't allow strife among your children, or in personal relationships.�
    • Strife is the work of the flesh.
      • " Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like..." (Galatians 5:19).
    • Anyone who is involved in these things will not inherit the kingdom of God.� ( Galatians 5:21)�
      • Strife is the motivating force for the sins of the flesh.�
      • Strife is how the devil has been able to get into our lives.�
      • Operating in love won't allow these things to happen in our lives.�
    • Strife is born in the emotions, it's not a spiritual thing.�
      • You can control your emotions; therefore, you can control strife.�
      • "For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body" ( James 3:2).�
      • The whole body includes the spirit, soul, and body.�
    • What causes strife?�
      • "A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends" ( Proverbs 16:28).
      • A person who turns from good to evil will cause strife.�
      • A person of a proud heart will cause strife. Greed, pride, arrogance and anger will cause strife.�
    • What's my responsibility as a Christian?�
      • Walk honestly. You cannot walk honestly if you are walking in strife.�
      • Esteem others higher than yourself; prefer others over yourself, and rejoice with others.�
      • What is character? A person with character will do right even when they are not being treated in the right manner.�
      • Forgive others and God will forgive you.�
      • Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you.�
      • Phillipians 2:3-5; 1 Timothy 6:4-6, Mark 11:25, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
    • Love stops the spirit of strife.�
      • Love never fails.�
      • It is an honor to stay away from strife.�
      • Where there is no talebearer�� (gossiper) there is no strife.�



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