By Terry Loving
I am writing a booklet to give away concerning Verbal Abuse. It is entitled, “Verbal Abuse Is Meant To Wound!”
As I was writing today, the thought came to me to share a small portion of the booklet with you ahead of time. Please feel free to comment, and most of all, please think about the questions that are asked at the end.
“Jesus gave His back to those who would strike Him; His cheeks to those who plucked out His beard, and He did not cover His face from humiliation and spitting, (Isaiah 50:6). In all, He took up our infirmities (Matthew 8:7); He carried our sorrows; was pierced for our transgressions; Punishment that brought us peace was upon Him; By His wounds, we are healed, (Isaiah 53:4-5). “He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right…” (1 Peter 2:24)
Countless Christian’s believe that violence and abuse in their homes is identifying with the sufferings of Christ. Abused women – and men – have been brainwashed to accept abuse as their duty as followers of Jesus. Please note that Jesus suffered unto death not for any sins of His own, but for our sins, past, present and future.
Now think about this for a moment – Jesus suffered, bled, and died for sinful mankind – who are you suffering, bleeding and dying for? With each slap, punch, driven nail, Jesus was fulfilling prophecy – the Redeemer of our souls. (Isaiah 59:20)
Whose soul will be redeemed by your death when your abuser kills you? Was it prophesied that YOU should die for the sins of the world? Is your blood a “redeeming blood?” Will enduring verbal abuse bring your soul closer to heaven? Or shall depression, pain, shame and the like be your reward?”
Please be patient, the rest is coming very soon.
May you keep your hand in God’s Hand – and never let go!
God is NOT the author of your confusion.
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