Unfortunately, rejection is a strong, deep-rooted problem. In a sense, it’s hard to get rid of it because there’s such a strong spirit of condemnation, unworthiness, and unbelief that keeps a person bound in perpetual rejection. We can preach and counsel till the cows come home, but the problem remains because of the spiritual, or rather, the demonic,  root of the problem.

You see, rejection is not just a human feeling, emotion, or mentality. It’s a demonic oppression. There’s a demon called the spirit of rejection whose sole task is  to make you feel rejected and make you think you’re rejected. Now the spirit of rejection doesn’t work alone or by itself. It works in tandem with other demonic spirits. That is, when you’re dealing with a spirit of rejection you’re dealing with several other spirits as well. Here are some of them.

  • A spirit of unworthiness. This demon does what its name is. It convinces you you’re no good and unworthy of God. Unworthy of any of God’s goodness. This spirit makes you feel so utterly worthless that you don’t see any value in your own human life.
  • A spirit of condemnation. The sole task of this condemning spirit is to make you feel and think you’re condemned and unforgiven by God. One way it does this is by constantly recalling your past sins to mind and reminding you of these sins that you despise and regret.
  • A spirit of unbelief. Your initial and continuing refusal to accept God’s forgiveness and love has opened the door to demonic oppression whereby a spirit of unbelief has bound you from believing and accepting God’s undying love for you. You see, whenever you’re in unbelief about anything, there’s a demonic spirit at work. 2 Corinthians 4:4 speaks about the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. A spirit of unbelief, I’m saying, is keeping you from believing what you want so much to believe but can’t, namely, that God loves you and has forgiven you.
  • A lying spirit. 1 Kings 22 speaks about a lying spirit that spoke through Ahab’s false prophets. This lying spirit gave Ahab good news when, in reality, the news was really bad. This spirit, you see, said all kinds of things that just weren’t true or right. That’s the nature of a lying spirit. When it comes to rejection, a lying demonic spirit is telling you all kinds of things that just aren’t true. He’s telling you that God doesn’t love you, He’s mad with you, He hasn’t forgiven your sin, He doesn’t want you, and more. Brethren, there’s a lying spirit talking to you.
  • A tormenting spirit. This demon’s purpose and goal in life is to torment you, confuse you, and make you believe that God hates you and is against you. He’s driving you to depression and insanity.
  • A suicidal spirit. In many instances, this spirit of self-destruction takes over after all the other spirits that we’ve mentioned above have done, and succeeded in, their work of convincing you that God is done with you. The Devil, brethren, is out to kill and damn you. Death by suicide, he’ll say, is the only way you’re going to get rest and relief from life’s troubling torments. You’ll be at peace when you’re dead. Friends, don’t believe it a a word of it. Suicide isn’t the answer. Christ is. Don’t let the Devil rob you of your life and your chance to be set free from his torments!

Rejection, I’m saying, is of the devil. You don’t have to take my word for it. Most anyone with the baptism of the Holy Spirit can testify to the reality of demons and their works in the lives of people, even God’s people.

A lot of you are probably having a hard time with this, so I feel a need to talk to you about demonic oppression for just a bit. Have you noticed that, besides teaching, Jesus spent all His time healing and casting demons out of people? He’s commissioned us to do the same, Matthew 10:8, Mark 16:17. The commission, brethren, tells us that there are demons in people, even God’s people, and it’s our job to get them out.

I know you want to be humble about yourself. But it’s not God who’s telling you you’re unworthy and no good. It’s not God who’s telllng you you’re rejected and unloved. It’s not God who’s telling you you’re unforgiven. God’s said the exact opposite in His Word! God isn’t going to contradict His Word. He isn’t double tongued. He isn’t a two-faced liar. Friends, it’s these demons who are messing you up, the demons we listed above.

You’ll recognize the source of rejection by taking a good, long look at the fruits and results of rejection in your life. You’re confused and tormented. You’re
constantly battling doubt, fear, and a lack of faith. You can’t believe God. You don’t commune with God. You hardly talk to Him. You’re overtaken with too
much grief and sorrow for sin. You live without joy in the present and without hope in the future. You’re discouraged, condemned, and defeated. You don’t have
any good to look forward to. You’ve wrestled with rejection so much that you think you’re going crazy. You can’t stand it. You want blessed relief. But the
peace you seek is lacking and elusive. On and on we can go. Look at what rejection has done to you.  You think God’s behind that rejection? You think God wants you to live this way? Brethren, you’ve got it wrong. Completely, severely, and totally wrong!

John 10:10 tells us, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. It’s the thief, the Devil, who’s at work in your mind, your heart, and your emotions. It’s the Devil who’s killing you emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. And because your psyche is all messed up, your body is paying for it. That’s what the many sicknesses or afflictions you’re battling are all about. Rejection’s eating away at your body, your heart, your blood pressure, your bowels and intestines. Rejection’s left you fatigued and physically spent. You’re wore out. Brethren, this isn’t of the Lord.

Jesus said, I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly, John 10:10. Jesus wants you to live an abundant life. Brethren, WHEN LIFE ISN’T FILLED WITH ABUNDANCE, WHEN IT’S FILLED WITH DARKNESS, DEATH, AND DEFEAT; THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS THE DEVIL AT WORK. There’s spiritual, demonic oppression involved in rejection and you, my friend, must get delivered. In Biblical language, you’ve got to rebuke and cast these demons out.


  1. devon leesley said,

    June 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    It seems you left one thing out. I agree we must resist the ‘spirits’ of torment and lies and our safety and victory is in Jesus, but at the same time the word says we will be rejected by others based on our depth of surrender to God. I have experienced this for 36 years now. Many others have as well. Most christians won’t hang around someone who is totally sold out to Christ. Someone who has endured the affliction of years of waiting on God, gained an anointing for service, is led of the Spirit, and refuses to compromise, cannot be bought with filthy lucre,will be rejected by most ‘pastors’, those who have taken unto themselves an authority over others not found in the word of God, as Dyotrephes did 3John. Many have been excluded from the ‘body’ because of their commitment. Here’s where the real war is at. To keep one’s spirit free from self pity, arrogance, depression and the like. In Christ it can be done. But it can be the fight of your life. devon leesley

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      June 19, 2011 at 6:28 PM

      Yes, you’re right Devon. All true & faithful believers will suffer persecution, or rejection–even at the hands of fellow Christians who aren’t totally sold out to Christ. It’s unfortunate, but it is a sad fact and reality of life. Rejoicing in the midst of rejection does wonders & keeps one from succumbing to rejection & depression. Thank you for your insight. God bless you & use you.

  2. devon leesley said,

    June 19, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    God bless.

  3. devon leesley said,

    June 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Thinking of the Laodecian ‘church’. One cannot hope to mesh with this construct if you have failed to accept the doctrines and traditions of man. Freely you may give of your ministry yet still there will be a wall betwixt you and the incumbent ‘leader’.
    After decades of trying to ‘fit in’ I even tried making a christian movie for free distribution. Even this is not welcome by the majority of ‘pastors’. This spirit also trickles down to many in the body. So there is a great stronghold at the moment over christindom that I wonder will ever break. One can only hope and pray that the body will soon be set free…..of religion and man’s control. I’m sorry for straying from the original topic yet I believe it is all part and parcel to the problem.

  4. shawna said,

    April 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    i have been dealing with this rejection for years, it comes on soooo strong, even though i’ve encountered God , there are many times, when i get confused, and dont know where he is. i cry out to him for help, for deliverance of this spirit, it comes back alot, and with a vengence. please pray for me .

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      April 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      I’ve got you on my prayer list and I’ll for sure pray for you, Shawna. Rejection is a strong spiritual battle, but we all must remember that God is far stronger than the devil’s strongest. I’ll pray that deliverance will come for you and set you free. Blessings on you.

  5. Sharon said,

    September 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    I have recently discovered that my family and I are battling a spirit of rejection. It is amazing that what’s been happening to us is what outlined in so many web sites and we never knew. We suffered so many hurts and we need deliverance. Please remember my two brothers, my sister, my mom and my daughter in your prayers.

    • gaylorddiaz said,

      September 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      Yes, Sharon, I will pray for your family and trust God to set you all free from this spirit. May God continue to give you wisdom & insight and enable you to live in victory over rejection and rest securely in God’s unconditional love for you all.

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