Spirit of Darkness:- Self Care – Day 01


This is a tough one for me.

But, because something is tough, does not mean it is not complementary.


Seeing that each of us can suffer the Spirit of Darkness, let us examine how we can practice self care.


  1. Spirit of Darkness:- Introduction


In this post we will examine how we can practice better self care.

  1. Good Neighbor
    • Assigned Task
  2.  Appointed
    • Appointed Person
    • Appointed Time
  3. Ordained
    • Ordained Relationships


Good Neighbor

Assigned Task




The Parable of the Good Samaritan ( John 10:25-37 )


  1. 25 One day an expert in the law stood up to test Him. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?
  2. 26 “What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do you read it?”
  3. 27 He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
  4. 28You have answered correctly,” Jesus said. “Do this and you will live.”
  5. 29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?
  6. 30 Jesus took up this question and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.
  7. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down the same road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
  8. 32 So too, when a Levite came to that spot and saw him, he passed by on the other side.
  9. 33 But when a Samaritan on a journey came upon him, he looked at him and had compassion.
  10. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
  11. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take care of him,’ he said, ‘and on my return I will repay you for any additional expense.’
  12. 36 Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
  13. 37The one who showed him mercy,” replied the expert in the law.  Then Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”



Appointed Person


There are appointed persons that will that will offer us insight and guidance.


Witness of John ( John 1:6-13 )


  1. 6 There came a man who was sent from God. His name was John.
  2. 7 He came as a witness to testify about the Light, so that through him everyone might believe.
  3. 8 He himself was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
  4. 9 The true Light who gives light to every man was coming into the world.
  5. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.
  6. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
  7. 12 But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God
  8. 13 children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God.


Appointed Time


There are appointed time to receive healing.


Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem ( Luke 19:41-44 )


  1. 41 As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it
  2. 42 and said, “If only you had known on this day what would bring you peace! But now it is hidden from your eyes.
  3. 43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will barricade you and surround you and hem you in on every side.
  4. 44 They will level you to the ground—you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.



Ordained Relationships


There are ordained relationships.


The Ministry of the Twelve ( John 1:6-13, Mark 6:7-13, Luke 9:1-6 )


  1. 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go onto the road of the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.
  2. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
  3. 7 As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’
  4. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give
  5. 9 Do not carry any gold or silver or copper in your belts.
  6. 10 Take no bag for the road, or second tunic, or sandals, or staff; for the worker is worthy of his provisions.
  7. 11 Whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy there and stay at his housed until you move on.
  8. 12 As you enter the home, greet its occupants.
  9. 13 If the home is worthy, let your peace rest on it; but if it is not, let your peace return to you.
  10. 14 And if anyone will not welcome you or heed your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.
  11. 15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

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