08LHDVD7-3 ? Nathan Hopson ? SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS ? DONATION $6.00 - Nathan shares how in a prison ministry a spirit of heaviness is present. Weariness is always heavy to bear. Depression follows along behind. Everyday the devil wants you to believe you are a loser. If we are self-centered, the cares of this life will have us; the flesh, wallowing in our misery. Nathan says ?Get over it?. He shares about a spirit of lethargy in a church and a spoken spirit of weariness in a church; ?I?m tired?. Put a guard on your mouth and do not let it infiltrate the congregation. It gives the enemy a legal right to come in the church. How are you dealing with any of these mentioned? Know your enemy and how he works. Times of despair, discouragement, etc. come into our lives from time to time. Rebellion is running from God?s will for your life; nothing works. Nathan shares about physical impairments using a personal experience about his father when he became crippled what he learned about the true values of life. His father never said a negative thing and how others might have become better by this testimony. Other causes might be finances, spiritual regression (back sliding), etc. Nathan shares Rom 8:28 and says He gives us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning. Christ in you, the hope of glory and gives personal examples of this. We have these times but do not have to stay there. He sent the Comforter and at times has us to comfort others. We need to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Sing ?How I love Jesus? and the devil scoots. Rejoice in the Lord. Ps 149:1-9. We have the power to execute judgments on demonic forces. Bind, cast out, and rejoice in the Lord. Share the good news. God wants you strong. Jer 31:25-26, 21:3 ? Submit to God. Isa 40:28 - wait on the Lord. Prayer for deliverance from discouraging spirits closes this teaching.