Just as an infection in the human body can weaken the immune system so too error can infect and effect in the spiritual realm, in the life of the believer. Unfortunately, the way we live can have a bad influence on others and for the unsuspecting, immature, if they follow our pattern to live by our “feelings,” as the supreme authority and over riding factor in how we view and live life, instead of the Scriptures. The result, instead of being spiritually stable, grounded in the love and truth of God, maturing in their faith, they will be weak, unstable and living a spiritual “yo-yo,” up and down constantly, all depending on how they “read, view” life through the lens of their “feelings” and not His Word!


  •  “Feelings” in and of themselves may not be bad but if they are not in alignment with His Word, can lead us astray and into despair!
  • If you don’t “feel” forgiven by God does that nullify the cross and working of the Lord Jesus?
  • If you don’t “feel” loved by God, does that mean He lies in His Word when He says, He so loved you that He gave His Son for you? -{Read John 3;16;1 John 3:16; Gal 2:20}.
  • If you don’t “feel” accepted by God, does that mean you are not, when He says you are “accepted in the Beloved.”-{Read Eph 1:6; Rom 1:7}.

And yet you “feel,” assured of Eternal life? How can that be? Is it “selective feelings” you live by? You may say, “I know I am saved, but not sure I am loved, accepted, forgiven,” is that what you are “feeling?” Hmm… see how easy it is for us to be led astray and to go willingly with those feelings, rather than raising up the Shield of faith and using “the sword of the Spirit- which is the Word Of God,” to examine our thinking, feelings and recognize lies and replace with the TRUTH OF HIS WORD! Paul wrote, “…hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”-{Eph 6:16-17 NLT}. The evil one uses “thoughts,…lies…” to your mind, seeking to infiltrate and tempt you to live by your emotions, to doubt God, deny His goodness, care, and displace His Word and to live by faith in your feelings, circumstances, and not in dependence upon Him and  His Word.


Paul said “For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know WHOM I have believed and I am convinced that HE is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.”-{2 Tim 1:12}…“Without faith it is impossible to please Him”-{Heb 11:6}. Paul in times of great stress, suffering says he places his faith in a PERSON. And how do we know what He is like? His Word reveals Him, Jesus after His resurrection said, “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.”-{Luke 24:27}. An “Infusion” of His Word strengthens the spiritual “immune system” when it is received, believed and applied! His Word strengthens, sustains, matures, liberates,  gives discernment and reveals Jesus Christ to us, it imparts hope, encouragement and how we are to live pleasing Him in all aspects of our lives.

We cannot stop the thoughts that come to our mind, but we can choose what we will meditate upon – {Read Psalm 1:2; Phil 4:8}. The Word of God is what the Holy Spirit uses to grow us up in our faith as He empowers us to do so.- {Read Phil 2:13}!

Read His Word, Meditate upon His Word, Apply His Word, and as you are, The Holy Spirit will renew your mind to see life from God’s perspective and instead of being tossed emotionally, He will spiritually stabilize, as His Word rules and gives you light to live His Way! Take Hope, “He who began a good work IN You will complete it, -{Read Phil 1:6}.

For the Spiritually sick, the Savior and His Scriptures are always our Cure!