There is an epidemic of depression. There is a pandemic of a virus of the enemy’s mind, rooted in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The dark virus infects minds of human beings by inserting fear, doubt, skepticism, cynicism, worry, stress, discouragement, depression, anger, lust, resentment, bitterness and regrets. Human beings are not broken, they are just eating of the wrong tree, infecting their life with the dark virus.
Unless you had a mom and dad who were awake and ate of the tree of life, you were infected by the dark virus and operate out of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you are plagued by depression, anxiety, fear, stress, feeling unsatisfied, discontent, unfulfilled, or existential angst, you just need Jesus. If you have suffered loss or a broken heart, you just need Jesus. If you are depressed, you just need Jesus. Don’t receive a diagnosis or label, receive the simple Solution: Jesus!
All children have unmet love needs, and they grow up with a love deficit. Even the most well-meaning parents cannot meet every need, of every child. All adults have a love deficit that they try to fill with romance, sex, dating, spouses, marriage, children, careers, success, fame, material riches, fancy trips, distractions, numbing, drugs, alcohol, partying, friends, glamor, etc. None of these external things can ever fill the hole in our hearts that can only be filled with God. Happiness is an inside job and it starts with finding God within!
The mind infected with the virus rooted in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, has a love deficit and tries to find love in all the wrong places. They may seem to satisfy for a while, but then restlessness sets in, discontent arises, and we look for new stimuli or a new distraction. The virus of mind leads us down empty paths, following a carrot that the world says will make us happy; and leads to being hurt, offended, wounded, and the destruction of our soul. “The way that seems right to a man leads to destruction” Proverbs 14:12
The solution is simple: have the same Mind that was in Christ Jesus, the Mind of God that is rooted in the Tree of Life! We just need Jesus! Christ Jesus is the expert at turning the broken into the unbroken!!!! Transformation, healing, delivering from troubles, setting free and regenerating is Jesus’ life and purpose! Taking love-deficit lives and saturating them with unconditional Love and acceptance, compassion and forgiveness, mercy and grace, kindness and gentleness, peace and joy, and Power and Presence, is Jesus’ mission and life purpose. He is the Living One, alive forever more, who has the power and authority in heaven and earth to make you whole! All you have to do is believe it and receive it!
Jesus came to earth to give us new life and Life Abundant! Christ Jesus came to earth to give us new identity as sons of God made in God’s image and likeness! Jesus died, resurrected and ascended to be perfectly one with God, so he could send us the Holy Spirit and Fire of God to remove our brokenness and regenerate our likeness-of-Christ identity from glory to glory! Jesus made us a kingdom to live where there is no brokenness! Jesus gives us beauty for ashes and turns our tears into his fullness of Joy! Jesus makes us priests to his God and Father, meaning we can carry the Presence and Power of God in our body! Our body becomes God’s holy temple! Our being is filled with all the fullness of God! We become the Love we have been seeking!
We are presented by Jesus as a pure bride, blameless, irreproachable, perfect, lacking nothing, holy, spotless and wrinkle-free, to our One Husband: the Source of all life, the Creator of heaven and earth, our Maker, the Potter who can mold our clay into a new being!!!!!!!!
Note: A very eye opening article on treatment of depression is at http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/depression-serotonin/
I posted highlights and commentary on Truth About Depression on my blog at http://www.inspiredwellness.info along with Ten Things Learned About Trauma From Experience