Do you have a zit in your life?
Spots and blemishes indicate a false or infected covering in our lives. How can knowing about physical spots and blemishes help us understand spiritual ones?
When Jesus comes for his followers, the true believers will have a sign on their foreheads. What will Jesus see when he looks at us? Will he see something clean and pure, or contaminated?
A spot is also known as a zit, pimple, blemish, and acne (severe form). It is a condition of the skin, what covers our physical body. It mostly is seen in the head area.
A “zit in your life” may be someone else who is negatively affecting you, or deceiving you, or it may be you, yourself.
So who covers us spiritually? God, man, or the devil? Or, are we uncovered, and in danger of being hurt? And, do you see the connection of skin problems around the head region, and spiritual problems affecting the area of the mind?
This is a comparison of the biology, causes and treatment of a spot / blemish / zit. Notice the spiritual applications one can learn from this. It is time for the church to clean up what is just under its skin.
|pore containing glands||spirit linked with soul and body|
|sebum (oil-fat) produced||good oil = anointing of Holy Spirit Bad oil = false anointing of the flesh or work of Satan|
|bacteria- Propionibacterium acnes. Attracted to the sebum. Feed on it as an energy source.||demons – are like bacteria, they are attracted to the rich (bad) oil, and want to feed on it as an energy source. However, demons tend to destroy their surroundings as they feed on it for their own activity. This produces sin.|
|Skin cells, when alive, provide a “covering” for the body, protecting the inner layers from harm. Dead skin cells are being shed as waste||Jesus provides the covering for the believer, not man or material things. Dead cells = death of “flesh” dying to self= the fleshy self is waste to the spirit, and hinders the spirit. The dead cells indicate a bad covering that is not Jesus|
|clean pore – dead cells are frequently washed away, keeping the pore open, oil flows freely out of pore||clean spirit – person is or has died to self, does not engage in carnal behavior, the holy spirit flows freely in this person’s life, blessing others|
|dirty pore – dead cells build up inside the pore, blocking the flow of oil. The oil combines with the oil/fat and forms a plug||dirty spirit – dead or bad spiritual covering, which leads to false teachings and doctrines. This prevents the free expression of the holy spirit (pure oil), who is quenched as false spirits take over and lead the person into deception and egocentric behavior. These false spirits provide a false anointing experience in which the person is drawn away into sensationalism, carnality, and demonic activity|
|acne – interaction of bacteria, skin (hair follicles), oil glands, which creates an inflammation||interaction of demons, flesh (carnality), and bad/false anointings produce a state of inflammation in the spirit. Person is frequently angry and critical of others, instead of loving. Heresies can also be inflammatory.|
|family / genetic history||same, curses and sins can be passed from one generation to another|
|hormonal activity||Changes in our lives affect our bodies, and changes in our bodies affect our lives. We must be aware of this kind of influence on our behavior and values. See the spiritual aspect to physical issues.|
|inflammation or skin irritation||Life challenges can cause us to loose our composure, and do negative things. Do not let yourself become offended at events.|
|hyperactive oil glands||Too much activity and not enough quiet time with God.|
|bacteria in pores||sin in life, along with a few demons|
|steroids||things that are natural to other animals, or peoples (unbelievers) are foreign, and unhealthy, to the believer. Do not get involved with occult practices, idolatry, beastiality etc.|
|Sweet foods, sugars||Although positive experiences are good, they need to be balanced with life challenges to create maturity. If one skips through life, as if everything is wonderful, one will remain spiritually immature. This leads to bad decisions when a challenge finally shows up. The person can be easily deceived.|
|certain medications||Look for reactions to what might work spiritually for others, as being not intended for you.|
|chemical exposure – foreign substances||Avoid anything that is contrary to the Word of God. Foreign thoughts of other religions are harmful to your spirit, and are not compatible with the presence of the holy spirit.|
|nonhuman milk source||Stick to the Word of God from the bible. Do not get your “milk” from strange or atheistic philosophers.|
|lower vitamin levels||low reinforcing experiences will weaken you. Strengthen yourself with postive, christian experiences, worship and music.|
|lack of good skin hygiene||Keep a clean godly covering over you. God is there for you, so use Him, not man. Godly husbands are ok too!!!|
|Get the pus out without damaging the area||Get rid of sin in life, carnality, dead coverings from man, and his false doctrines, do this gently, respect yourself and others. This stage is commonly called repentance.|
|using disinfectant-antibiotic after pus removal, to kill what bacteria is left||Use the grace of God, the presence of the holy spirit, and the blood of Jesus to properly get the sin / demons out.|
|Light has healing effect||Read the Word of God. It is the light of truth. Feel its warmth, and enjoy understanding what God wants for you. Seek holiness, not material things.|
|keeping the area clean||Frequent prayer, godly associations, avoiding occasions of sin, and the Word of God will keep the area clean. Stay holy before God.|
Get graphic with sin. Know what it looks like to God and the devil. This is an unpleasant video. The young man is having someone remove the pus in a large blemish. If you want, you can watch it, but if you do, just imagine the zit as an infected spot in your own spirit. See how ugly you are just under the skin, what others see. Maybe this will encourage you to remove the sin and falseness in your life.
Does your spirit look like this to God?