Overcome The Hypercritical, Judgemental Spirit

Criticism thrives in the world these days and though it is good when done constructively, it is very destructive when it crosses the line from the good side to the hypercritical judgemental side. This does not promote Christ’s image in any way. We are the lighy of the world and the salt of the earth. Wr are made for signs and wonders. We are mean to impact the world positively everyday amd at all times. We are meant to do follow in thenfootsteps of Jesus, to do what he did at all times. That is to attend to people with an open heart, with no judgement in our hearts but with mercy and compassion in our eyes.

Being hypercritical and judgemental of anybody condemns and judges people harshly rather than a show of love and acceptance which we all need. One thing Christ never did is to see the weakness in people amd use it against them. Instead he strengthened the feeble knees and healed the brokenness in people. Hypercriticism only sees its own perfection and tends to think it is above any mistakes. It complains all the time and constantly points out other people’s error without any consideration for the human feelings. It tears down instead of building up. It only drives people away from the God of love, peace, mercy and justice. It is not a good spirit to embrace or operate in at all.

Unfortunately, it has slowly creeped into the Christendom and slowly becoming the norm in the community. People now criticise spiritual leaders in the church because they feel they know better. Truths have become political correctness in the fear of stepping on people’s toes in church. To some extent, criticism is good as it spurs on personal reflection and it aids personal growth. But it also destroys when it becomes a constant barrage of fault finding in other people than build up. It leads to distrust in relationships. It closes up opportunities for new things. It abhors malice and turns best of friends against each other. It is a sin to repent of and a spirit to repel.

The judgement of this world does not belong to anybody. It belongs to God Almighty, the only one lawgiver and the true judge of human character (James 4:12). We must give room for other people’s mistakes and errors and leave justice to God. It was for this reason that Christ came to restore order and judgement back to God. Christ came to take away the harsh judgement of one human being over another and he gave it back to the heavenly father. This is why Christ saw things differently and he attended to people with deep compassion in his heart. He never judged anybody harshly and every Christian must be like him in such manner.

You ought to quit being so judgemental of people and be the hands and feet of Christ on earth. You, my friend, may be in this world but you are not of this world (John 17:16). You ought not to join the bandwagon of those who pass on super hypercriticism and harsh judgement on others but you must strive to exemplify Christ to this hurting world. You must express the heart of Christ to this sick and lonely world. Be sensitive to other people’s feelings and showing mercy at all costs. It is for this very reason Christ spoke so aptly to the accusers of the woman who was caught in the act of adultery saying; “Let he without sin cast the first stone” (John 8:7).

Should you as a Christian be a part of this critical and judgemental world at all, then you must first search deep within your heart and ask yourself some deep-seated questions before you mount the pulpit of justice. You must ask; Am I worthy of being a judge over anybody? Who made me the judge on earth? Am I ready to act in all fairness and be the mouthpiece of God over that individual? Can I honestly stand tall without having no guilt or shame of a past or present deeds?

Could you be one of those operating with the hypercritical spirit yet trying to live like Christ? You can overcome the spirit and let Christ be the judge. The following declarations could be the word of God you need to bring you into repentance and help change you from being so overly critical and become more tolerant and compassionate of others.

Make a bold declaration of faith to overcome the Hypercritical Judgemental spirit

I declare that the spirit of God constrains me from being conformed to the attitude of this world. I, therefore, quit being so hypercritical and judgemental of others. Instead, I will be sensitive to people’s feelings and be merciful in my judgement of character and through Christ I will overcome the hypercritical judgemental spirit of this world (1 John 5:4).

I declare that I overcome the Hypercritical Judgemental Spirit of this world through Christ who is greater than this world, who lives in me and empowers me to overcome(1 John 4:4). Therefore I overcome this spirit through Christ who strengthens me (Phillippians4:13).

I declare that I will henceforth live like Christ and show compassion to others. I will leave justice to God who knows all things and I will strive to love unconditionally. I will disengage myself from the Hypercritical and Judgemental Spirit of this world and adapt myself to the kingdom mentality. Therefore I will no longer conform to the patterns if this world.

l declare that I will no longer succumb to the works of the flesh but I, henceforth will submit myself to God and walk with the spirit of God to help me overcome the hypercritical Judgemental spirit of this world. (Galatians 5:16).

I declare I will no longer succumb to the works of the flesh but henceforth, I walk with the spirit of God and I overcome the hypercritical Judgemental spirit of this world through the word of God indwelling in me (Galatians 5:16).

I declare that henceforth, I judge not and I am not judged. I condemn not and I am not condemned. I forgive and I am forgiven. Henceforth I treat others the way Christ would want me to treat them with respect, honor, compassion and dignity for as long as God gives me grace and I reap the reward bountifully(Matthew 7:1, Luke 6:31-37)

I declare that my mind is daily renewed in the word of God as I study to show myself approved. Henceforth, I will no longer conform to the standards or patterns of this world. I will no longer be so hypercritical and judgemental of others so that I also will not be judged so harshly.

I declare that henceforth, I will walk in the spirit and I will not satisfy the desires of the flesh. I will be cautious in my actions, I will act justly and show mercy just as Christ showed me some mercy and my life shall be transformed for good and for life henceforth (Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 5:16)

I declare that should the need arise for me to pass on judgement to anybody, I will speak up and judge fairly; I will defend the rights of the poor and the needy with mercy and with Compassion in my heart as Christ would want me to do (Proverbs 31:9). So Help me God.



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