I came across an interesting article the other day which I thought I’d share here.
The abuser uses coercion to control their victim. It’s camouflage is a replica of the enemy himself; subtle, sly, deceitful and incredibly manipulative. It happens to the victim without them even being conscious of it, and that is the whole point! It can’t be pinned down to one situation, it is an accumulation of consistent behaviour patterns exhibited by the perpetrator over time. I won’t say more because the following article says it all.
The enemy and the perpetrator seek our unwavering allegiance, but our loyalty belongs to God. The enemy seeks to destroy us when we dont comply with him. Our loving God always gives us the power of choice. Love always gives a choice. What a mighty God we serve!
I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit and sit down to supper with you. Revelation 3:20The Message Bible