You are worthless. You are ugly. You are fat. You are lonely. You are an outcast. You are a loser. You are better dead. You will never amount to anything. You will be alone for the rest of your life. You will be an addict forever. You will never be loved. You will always be hated. You will not do anything with yourself. You can cut yourself to relieve the pain. You can masturbate to relieve the pain. You can drink one more glass to relieve the pain. You can pretend to smile to relieve the pain. You can pop one more pill to relieve the pain. You can become busy to relieve the pain. You can escape reality to relieve the pain. You can give up to relieve the pain.
Sin. This is the Genjustu of the Enemy.
In the popular shonen anime Naruto Shippuden, Genjutsu is a supernatural technique used by ninja to confuse the opponent by distorting reality. The user controls the enemy’s chakra (life energy) and changes what they see, hear, see, smell, and touch. Nothing is as it seems and most times the victim doesn’t even know they are caught under Genjutsu.
This skill doesn’t only exist in anime, however. Satan, The Prince of Darkness, is the “ninja” of our world who performs Genjutsu on every single person, whispering lies into their ears and creating illusions that don’t exist. Many believe they are experiencing reality, but in fact they are saying those things while led astray. Satan has many ways of keeping his victims under his spell, but sin is the root.
Those under the influence of “spiritual Genjutsu” cannot free themselves. Against someone such as Satan who has control over the heart, mind, body, and soul, you have no chance by yourself. Your own chakra is taken from your possession and you have no way to fight back. You are helpless to the attacks of The Prince of Darkness and need a savior.
A principle of defeating this technique is to give up when the Genjutsu becomes too much and step aside for another ninja save you. Only the chakra of someone stronger than the Enemy can break his control and free you from Genjutsu. You will begin to see the world clearly and know the one who held you captive. The illusions will disappear and you will know what is real.
Jesus Christ is the one who has already defeated Satan and those who accept the Gospel message are free from Genjutsu. But you must choose to surrender your life to God and put your faith in Him to be sinless and blameless. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe with your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
You are worth the world. You are beautiful. You are the perfect size. You are with the God that matters. You are found in Christ . You are won by Jesus. You are better alive forever in heaven. You will amount to everything He makes you to be. You will always have the Lord for the rest of your life. You will be healed by His stripes on the cross. You will be loved unconditionally. You will always be wanted by God. You will be molded into everything for Him. You can surrender to the Holy Spirit to experience peace. You can live righteously to experience peace. You can take up your cross to experience peace. You can become a servant to experience peace. You can love to experience peace. You can be humble to experience peace. You can praise God to experience peace. You can be forgiven to experience.
Hope. This is the reality by Jesus Christ.