Most of us are easily offended.
And I suspect that some people are offended just because I said so.
We get offended when someone cuts us off in traffic. Or when the line is long and the cashier is taking too much time, or because the telemarketer calls during dinnertime.
I admit, all of these things can be annoying, and I could go on to give hundreds of other examples. But God expects us to be compassionate, kind, caring people, and He gives us the power to be what He expects. Furthermore, when we are easily offended, our souls get wounded, then sickness, failure and poverty may be the result.
Recently, I received word from a man who was healed of bone cancer after he heard me speak on this topic. He realized he was carrying around a number of offenses, including many towards his ex-wife. When he applied the blood through repentance and forgiveness, then released Dunamis into his soul, his body was healed of that cancer. This is just one example of how important it is to stop being offended.
One of the first things we do when we get offended is speak slanderous, judgmental, angry words about people and circumstances. Little do we realize that these words can literally wound our souls and make us sick.
Proverbs 26:22 says, “The words of a whisperer or slanderer are like dainty morsels or words of sport [to some, but to others are like deadly wounds]; and they go down into the innermost parts of the body [or of the victim’s nature].”
WATCH THIS VIDEO AS KATIE TEACHES ON “LIVING WITHOUT OFFENSE – PART 1”.