Updated: Jun 13
The subtle killer, it does not operate alone, it recruits others!
It recruits others to side with it to help discredit a person; and to help make others start to be suspicious, and doubtful about the person.
One thing you will notice is, it never operates alone because it understands the power of oneness, unity, and working together.
It uses defamation when it attacks its victim.
We see it all the time on social media. Just one word uttered from this killer can cause someone's reputation to be damaged.
It is clever on how it lures you into believing what it is saying, causing you to trust its lies. It is very good at what is does and why it is called the subtle killer.
It is all about making use of clever and indirect methods to achieve something - bringing you dishonor. And this skillful killer is called jealousy.
Jealous people will put aside the hate they have for each other to accomplish a bigger goal, stopping you!
If the characteristic or spirit of jealousy is not addressed, vanquish, defeated, or removed completely and quickly, it will attract the spirit of envy.
Now here is where it becomes dangerous.
With envy you desire to cause pain and malice towards a person. You want to stop them from accomplishing their goals. And you want to overshadow them.
Jealousy is, "why not me", while envy is, "I do not want it to be you."
God revealed to me the truth behind this spirit during a time when I was falsely accused. This person who was jealous was able to get others to think it was possible I did what they said I did by raising suspicion. It lasted for months before the moment I was confronted by one of them.
When asked or should I say, when accused by the one who became the spokesperson, they went as far as saying they saw me do what I was being accused of. Here we see how another spirit has now joined the lineup, the spirit of lying. In the end, it was discovered what I was accused of was a lie.
The not so obvious thing about accusing, is you are acting just like satan.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night - Revelation 12:10
Unchecked jealousy grows into envy which can turn deadly.
When someone is jealous of you and do not address this internal problem you become a target.
They start to attacked you by gossiping and lying in hopes of ruining your reputation and more.
They have now become a murder with their mouth by assassinating your character.
The main goal of satan in our lives is to try to kill, steal, and destroy us and he does this by using us as a pawn against someone else.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full - John 10:10.
Here is a great example.
If we look at what happened with David and Saul, the jealousy Saul had with David cause him to try to kill David on several occasions. Because of how skillful David was, Saul wanted him to be a part of his circle. However, because of all the attention and praise David was getting, Saul got jealous and the jealousy was so strong, Saul made several attempts to try to kill David. (Read full story here 1 Samuel 16-31)
Jealousy is a crab in the bucket mentality, when other people see you advancing in life, they get jealous. Just like crabs, if everyone is in one place or level in life (bucket) and someone out the group wants to climb out (succeed), the other crabs (people) pull it back into the bucket. This is why it is important to surround yourself around the right people.
The Scriptures asked, "who can stand against jealousy," so if it is in you then you are going to have to deal with the root cause of jealousy called insecurity.
Insecurity is lack of confidence, self-doubt and/or fear.
This can come from childhood, trauma, experiences, failure, or rejection.
Insecurity causes damage on your confidence and creates separation with those that love you.
If you are insecure in your relationship, you can ruin someone's destiny.
"I know of a woman who we will call Tammy and she used to be a woman who was upstanding. She did not use profane words and had high standards for the men in her life.
After meeting her husband, I noticed how Tammy’s behavior changed. She started to curse and do things that was against her moral compass. What I noticed was these behaviors were usual for her husband but not her. I understand we are responsible and in control of our own actions, however, I also understand the power of influence.
His connection in her life swayed her into being like him and he kept her stagnant in life. Before meeting him, she was ambitious and driven, and instead of helping her reach her goals, he pulled her down, as she was climbing up the rope of success.
His jealousy, insecurity, and selfishness, stopped her from pursing higher learning and kept her in a job that offered no growth.
Prior to meeting him, she would pursue men that were go getters who would encourage, support, and inspire her to fulfill her purpose. Unfortunately, in her current relationship, all it brought was pain, betrayal, mistrust, abuse, and regret." - Insert from book "It's Ok To Be Single.
Since he did not deal with his insecurities, he impeded his wife's purpose instead of propelling it.
You can also be so lost into your insecurities that you won't realize how wonderful and magnificent you are. When you find your identity, you will love yourself and all that you are.
"It is okay to emulate someone and to admire things about that person that inspires and motivates you, especially in a world with so little representation. The danger is when it gets to a point where you start to wish you had their life instead of your own.
When you start to find out who you are, you will start to be your authentic self. When you find out what you were designed to be and how it fits so perfectly with your personality, you would wish to have your own life.
Your life is custom-made to satisfy you. It is made to allow you to be the most effective and efficient person. It is made in such a particular way to accomplish the purpose of your existence.
Wishing to have someone else’s life is like putting on a custom-made outfit that was not designed for you but for someone else. No matter how much times you pull or tug at the garment, it will never fit you perfectly. It is not meant to, because it is not yours.
It is not uncommon for many of us to fall into this path. If you do not know who you are then how can you know who to be? And how can you aspire to have your own life?
To find out why you were created and for what purpose, you must go straight to your original designer.
Only the designer of a product can tell you the intent of the creation, so only God can tell you why you were born.
Your identity is not your failed experiences, your jobs, finances, social status, or position. It is not even your appearance because who you really are is who God molded you into from the inside.
It is important to know how God sees you so you can see yourself accurately, then you will no longer be insecure." - Insert from book "It's Ok To Be Single.