The problem of addictions and rejection are closely related, and both have the common root of "lack of love", or to be more specific, the inability of being able to give or receive love freely. This is definitely a spiritual problem that is caused by unclean demon spirits, sometimes received while the person is still in their mother's womb. We are all created with the need to receive and return love freely, and when we are not able to do that, we suffer from the feeling of not being accepted! We are told in the Bible in (Gen 1:26-27) that we are created in the "Image and likeness of God". And we know God is a Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Fear is closely connected to rejection, because when we feel we have no value, the enemy makes us believe this lie, and we fear we are rejected. Those who have studied rejection say 60-70 present of all rejection is imagined, and because they are carrying a spirit of rejection, they naturally feel rejected and withdraw, like a turtle into our shell! This is the most common defense that people who suffer from rejection depend on.
We need to receive the truth that Paul expresses in (Phil 1:6) "And I am certain that God, who began a good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished when Christ Jesus returns". (NLT). Another common defense against feeling rejected is to explode with anger or rage, and look to our addictions, or to some other person for comfort. Love and acceptance is the antidote for rejection, and knowing who you are "in Christ" (2 Cor 5:17). Jesus had to deal with "rejection" more than anyone, so once we are in Him our rejection has already been dealt with!! PTL! That is why it is essential to be "born again" by the Spirit, as Jesus told a very religious man named Nicodemus in (John 3:1-8). This is how we became a follower of Jesus and are "adopted" into God's Forever Eternal family as Paul explains to us in (Eph 1:1-14), one of the most important passages in the NT scriptures. I can relate to people suffering from rejection, because I believe I picked up a spirit of rejection in my mother's womb. And I lived with it most of my life, until I learned about "deliverance". So I have always had compassion for people who suffer from rejection, and know that there is hope for them "in Jesus" (2 Cor 5:17). So I encourage anyone who has trouble giving or receiving love to consider this problem as something they can be delivered from. Yes there is "Hope" in Jesus!!
Dave Jamer 21/11/12