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How We Are Blaspheming God With Our Daily Language

Blaspheme God

Last Sunday I woke up under severe spiritual attack through physical oppression. It was very difficult for me to deal with because physical pain is a huge trigger for me. It takes me to a place of pain where I begin to see everything around me through a filter of pain. That is why when I have physical ailments I try to take them to the Lord Jesus Christ for discernment on what is happening to me. Nine times out of ten I need to renounce something I have done, allowed in or connected to, and the physical attack leaves me.

This attack was intense, but instead of allowing it to take me down a bad path I cried out to the Lord in earnest for help and healing. I tried repenting and renouncing for my usual things, such as witchcraft, astral travel, and being a portal for human spirits. None of it was helping relieve my symptoms and my desperation was great. Finally, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that it was my use of the phrases “oh my God”, “oh my Lord”, and “oh my Word” that was allowing this attack on me.

The Holy Spirit also revealed to me that those phrases, as well as other phrases such as “omg”, “oh my gosh” and “oh my goodness”, are grieving the Holy Spirit and allowing the enemy rights over me because I was blaspheming God. When we blaspheme God, the One and True Living God Yahweh, we are invoking the antichrist spirits of Baal, Baphomet and Beelzebub, cursing God’s name, and opening up portals inside of our bodies to human spirits and demonic entities.

“it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Matthew 15:11

I had no idea that saying some of these seemingly innocent phrases could possibly cause that much damage to myself and to God the Father. I could understand why “oh my God” was wrong, but “oh my Word”, “oh my gosh”, and “oh my goodness” are common Christianese phrases that are used daily by many people who love Jesus. However, Jesus Christ Himself is the Word of God, and “oh my Word, gosh, and goodness” are all euphemisms for the name of God.

We innocently think of these phrases as expressions of shock, but where did they originate from and how did they become so common? The phrase “oh my God” most likely came from prayers and supplications to God like this one that was sincere heartfelt cries to God. For the better part of the last two thousand years since Christ ascended back to heaven, it has been seen as a blasphemous act to use “God” in any other way. Yet somehow over the past few decades using God’s name in vain has become a popular form of expression of shock and frustration.

We need to also be aware of other common phrases we use in our everyday language that also seem innocent but are actually expletives. Phrases such as “for the love of God”, “Oh Jesus”, “oh golly”, “oh good Lord”, “for heaven’s sake”, “gee” or “jeez”, “for God’s sake”, and holy anything are all profanity that blasphemes God and grieves the Holy Spirit. The phrase “what the heck” is the same as “what the hell”, and “darn” is the same as “damn” and are also forms of profanity.

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

James 3:6-10

When I first became a Christian, six years ago, I was using Jesus Christ as a swear word. I fully repented of that when I gave my life to Christ, and the Holy Spirit did a massive work inside of me. I stopped cussing and using all foul language, and sought to please God with all of my heart and soul, including doing away with all terms that may offend God. However, as I worked through my inner healing and had to tap into the deepest levels of pain and anguish, I began to allow some of the hard work the Holy Spirit had done on me to fall away.

I am not ashamed of the negative changes that happened inside of me once I began inner healing. I had to dive into the most desperately sick and wicked parts of my soul in order to bring them healing. These fragmented alters began to override some of the basic behavior changes I had seen happen when I received the Holy Spirit, and I felt I no longer had control over my own life. This was exactly the point though, to understand and realize that while I believed I was fully in control, it was that level of denial that was actually bringing me more pain.

Once I began to tap into memories of abuse and betrayal I also had to deal with the fact that I believed Jesus Christ Himself was the sole cause and reason behind my abuse. I fell away from my daily Bible readings and even prayer. It was a difficult journey to get through even one day, and sometimes even one hour. But I have come down a long, arduous path that has brought me back to that place where I first began, and it was well worth the journey.

Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.

Psalm 126:5-6

During this time I began to fall back into my old self, relying on cussing, and using “omg” and “oh my God” as daily phrases. I made excuses in my mind that because God’s name is not “God”, it was not wrong to say it. It didn’t help that I was surrounded by others who used God’s name in vain constantly, on television and in real life. It seemed so commonplace, that it only validated the excuses I made up to continue this sin.

Once I finally came back around to a place where pain was not my daily norm, I was able to receive the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and immediately renounced and repented, and surrendered all of my words and speech to the Lord Jesus Christ. Since then, I have almost completely stopped cussing and taking the Lord’s name in vain, and when I do, even if it is in my head, I immediately repent.

Jesus knows that my heart is for Him and that as I was trained from birth to become a soldier in the Antichrist End Times Army, that it would take time and a heart change for me to fully come back to Him with all of my heart and mind. He has waited patiently for me and treated me with the utmost loving compassion. I know there are many other Christians out there who are unaware, or who have made excuses to take the Lord’s name in vain, and this is your wake up call.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience

Colossians 3:12

Jesus Christ came to this world to free us from our bondage to sin and the devil, but we must be willing to take that first step of humility towards Him. It takes a great deal of courage to admit you are sinning and blaspheming God, especially when you are a Christian. I believe most of us do not mean to intentionally blaspheme God with our words or behavior, but because we have been deceived by the spirits of sin, we ignore the truth.

Repentance and contrition are a normal part of the Christian walk, as we surrender our lives to Jesus. We must be daily reminded that we cannot do this life without Him, and begin to rejoice in our weakness as we allow the Holy Spirit to be our guide and mentor. Our Heavenly Father is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love for us, and because He is willing that none should perish, we can rest assured that our repentance will bring us back around to the righteousness we so desire.

Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!
The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens!
Who is like the Lord our God,
who is seated on high,
who looks far down
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap,
to make them sit with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!

Psalm 113

15 Comments

  • Jenni Perkins

    Beth I just wanted you to know that your you tube vids have saved my life. I can’t expesss enough gratitude. I feel hopeful getting out of this darkness. Blessings. Jenni

  • Juliana

    Wow. I was just scrolling through Youtube videos and your video came up. I am going through a painful process of reconciling with Christ. Anyway, I saw this video title and was convicted to watch it. I realize how much I cuss and use these words. It’s shameful to admit but I am guilty of this and repented of it. It’s going to take a lot of healing and casting off old enemies and spirits. I am attacked via sleep and have no idea why or what is causing it to this day. I am just blessed to have found your blog. I am sorry if this is disjointed and all over the place, it’s just hard to express what I am going through. So, I am grateful to have found this and hope to find some help in casting off strongholds the enemy has over me. God Bless You.

  • Darlene

    Hi Sister Beth, Thank you sister your ministry. I to am a christian that has been wound by the occult in the church I went to for 20 years . This occult and new age is in the modern church big . I was deceived for a long time . the very people I trusted deceived me. I was told by a christian friend that I had a teachable spirit. I was really tricked. I had a lot of other stuff said to me. The Charsmatic church world was all about flesh being a people pleaser . To much of the flesh . This person was very spiritual leaning more to mysticism . I had some deliverance I have more to deal with. Your web site is a true Blessing to me . you are so real. You are a inspiration to me. I have a lot of healing to do. I stay in the word pray and praise the Lord . I like to sing hymns that bring Joy to me. . I Thank you for all the help you give to us. encouraging us to keep enduring for the prize that is set before us. Thank you for all the prayers we have to pray. They are powerful. How to fight the enemy during times of spiritual warfare. I did have a big break through in the spirit world. two days ago. The enemy is not happy. I just Praise and Thank Jesus for victory. God is AWSOME. Amen God Bless we are overcomers by the Blood of the Lamb. Stay Strong in JESUS I know he’ll fight for you don’t settle for any thing less any more settle the score He will restore eveything Satan has stolen from you. . Sister Beth Many Blessings in Christ Jesus. The church world has not been there for me . You have been their for me I am Blessed to have you. JOY Darlene

  • Arend

    Without being to religious about it, I think it’s good to be aware of the power of words. In my country people used to say “Toi-Toi-Toi” (thumb up) meaning three times “Tuifel” (Devil) to wish you succes. I also learned that “Good Luck” litterly means putting one’s faith in Lucifer instead of God’s mercy and provision (Yaweh Yireh). The more we stay filled with the Word of God, the more we keep our thoughts and mouth on track. God bless you sister Beth. Keep up the good work 😉

  • Autumn/season of harvest/change/the end of something

    Yes Father forgive us for willingly or unwillingly using Your name in a way that grieves Your Spirit. YOU give us the desire to obey You and the power to do what pleases You. Help us to have a conviction of all sin and a true gift of repentance and please do not allow our hearts to be hardened in any capacity. In Jesus name.

  • Prima

    Hi Beth
    your story is very encouraging. I’d like to ask you a question about discerning spirits and how it manifests for you. I get alot of attacks at night, I also get scratches at times. I have never been in the occult although I have had mis steps from ignorance that were occult adjacent like gettting a tarot reading, consulting psychics. I have repented of all of these, i regularly fast and pray, I rebuke, bind and loose any demonic attack up and off me, yet at time i will still get scratched. The holy spirit says to me that its entryway can be any sin, but it is malevolent. I often see spiirits in different ways, I’d like a bit more insight on how the holy spirit or your gift manifests in these matters.any advice will be recieved and welcome. thank you sis.

    • The Other Side of Darkness

      Hi Prima
      I think many people have been involved in the occult without even realizing it because it has become a generational curse. We all have ancestors that at some point have sinned against God bringing familial curses down the generational lines, yet we have no idea they are there or where they originated. It is only through a deliverance that we can get to the root of generational curses, and Four Corners Free deliverance ministry is breaking new ground in this area.
      As far as my gifts of discernment, I just have a connection and understanding of the spiritual realm and the workings of the things within it. This also includes my ability to see and clearly hear the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit within me. I can discern spirits and angels, and have been able to see them physically as well, but mostly I see in the spiritual realm. Here is something I wrote a few years ago: https://www.theothersideofdarkness.com/the-gift-of-discerning-spirits/

  • Molly M Greeno

    WOW! I’m so guilty of the Omg and oh my word etc etc. Thank you for letting me know. I renounce and repent of all these phrases now. Sometimes i feel like ill never get to a pleasing place for our Lord Jesus.
    I miss you on YouTube but things have changed on it as I’m sure you’re aware of. Please could you hold me up in prayer about my quitting nicotine I’ve already put down the alcohol and I truly thank the Lord for that one but these ugly cigarettes I’m having a harder time putting them down. It’s embarrassing too.
    Thanks for your blogs and continuing on updating to let those of us who used to follow you on YouTube know about your struggles and victories..a sister in Christ, Molly

    • The Other Side of Darkness

      Hi Molly
      I still regularly upload on YouTube, it’s just not at a set schedule. I think as long as our hearts are in a place of repentance we are pleasing the Lord. He knows why we still struggle with certain things and He has nothing but grace for us. I highly recommend going through Four Corners Free deliverance ministry if you have not already, because their ministry is breaking down barriers other ministries have not. You should not be ashamed, because the devil places these strongholds in our lives but Jesus is mighty to tear them down and use them for His glory.

  • Susannah

    Thank you. I needed to hear this. I am aware I need to be more vigilant about my tongue.

    On another topic, I have become aware in the last year that I have been a victim of narcissistic abuse since childhood. I have been working on getting free from the bondage. Do you have an opinion on whether narcissism is the Jezebel spirit working or not? Under this premise, I have been under an Ahab spirit for most of my life. I appreciate any input you might feel led to share.

    Blessings

    • The Other Side of Darkness

      Hi Susannah
      I would say yes, narcissism is one of the many attributes of the Jezebel spirit, but also of Leviathan and probably other high ranking entities as well. Lucifer is the ultimate narcissist, and all of the high ranking entities that pose as deities will be as well. It sounds like you are dealing with generational spirits coming down your family line. These types of spirits are harder to get rid of with just repentance and you will usually need a trained deliverance minister that knows how to deal with this type of bondage. Four Corners Free deliverance ministry is breaking new ground in personal freedom and healing in the name of Jesus Christ, and I recommend that you contact them, even if you have previously had a deliverance with another ministry. It wasn’t until I went through this ministry that I began truly breaking free.