to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:3, KJV
“Ke-hah” means wax dim/darkness/heavy
There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
Acts 5:16 KJV
++*Troubled *Harassed *Annoyed *Anger *Irritated
*Dispair *Distressed *Overwhelmed
Symptoms of the spirit of heaviness:
-Continual sense of sadness
-Lack of sleep
-Loss of energy
-Worry (mental and emotional exhaustion
-Anxiety (physical exhaustion)
-Loss of joy and peace
-Loss of appetite (or gain appetite. IE: cheetos)
-Sense of hopelessness and worthlessness
-Thoughts of death as a solution
Goals of the spirit of heaviness:
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn, 3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:1-3 KJV
The “anointing” breaks the spirit of heaviness through the authority of the Lord.
1 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house they found the servant well.
Luke 7:1-10 ESV
15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
John 15:15-17, ESV
The threefold nature of man.
-Relates to God
The threefold nature of man.
-Mind, will, emotion
-Relates to others
-Physical, 5 senses
-Relates to environment
27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.
Proverbs 20:27, ESV
The problem for the Christian is not the inlet, but the problem is the outlet.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 KJV
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
John 15:11 KJV
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abudantly in comfort too.
II Corinthians 1:3-5 ESV
The spirit of heaviness seeks to oppress and inable the flow of the Holy Spirit in your life.
*When faith is not flowing out of you……..
++Fear, worry, anxiety, trapped, torment.
*When love is not flowing out of you…….
++Isolation, rejection, betrayal, emotional wreckage, tormentors.
*When the Spirit of the Lord is not flowing out of you…….
++Cant access your gifts or the fruits of the Spirit, confusion, meaning less purpose.
38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'”
John 7:38 ESV
The spirit of heaviness not only attacks your spirit, but it attacks your soul……enemy of your soul.
The spirit of heaviness re-writes and restricts our memory to harm and torment you.
Your memory can enslave you or it can serve you.
16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him:” But we have the mind of Christ.
I Corinthians 2:16 ESV
How did Jesus deal with the spirit of heaviness?
++35 Jesus wept.
John 11:35 ESV
41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you , had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
Luke 19:41-42 ESV