“Therefore, whoever rejects this teaching is rejecting not a man but God, indeed, the One who gives you the Ruach HaKodesh, which is his”

1 thessalonians 4:8

Rejection can be difficult, possibly even devastating to some people. Each of us may respond to rejection differently. Some people are able to shrug it off, while others hold on to it, dwell on it, and may even allow it to consume us. This too is an opportunity for the Adversary to exploit our emotions and cause us to drift our focus from God to ourselves. This spirit of rejection, if not cast out, can lead to both physical and spiritual death. For this reason, we must reject the spirit of rejection in Yeshua’s name and embrace the Spirit of adoption—that is, the Spirit of Messiah Yeshua, “who makes us sons and by whose power we cry out, “Abba!”” (Romans 8:15).

God doesn’t reject us, except that we first reject Him. He says, “My people are destroyed for want of knowledge. Because you rejected knowledge, I will also reject you as cohen for me. Because you forgot the Torah of your God, I will also forget your children” (Hosea 4:6). We also see this concept at work when Saul disobeyed God—”because you have rejected the word of Adonai, and Adonai has rejected you as king over Isra’el” (1 Samuel 15:26).

We are the ones who reject God through our rejection of His word, as Scripture says, “whoever rejects this teaching is rejecting not a man but God.” By rejecting God, you leave yourself open to the invasion of another spirit. Yeshua said, “Those who are not with me are against me, and those who do not gather with me are scattering” (Luke 11:23). You may think you have a choice in the matter but that, too, is erroneous thinking. Yes, God gives us the choice to accept or reject Him, but the Adversary does not. He does not adhere to any rule except his own and the one defense against his invasion is a stronger, purer Spirit—The Spirit of Adonai!

Adonai says, “I have chosen you, not rejected you” (Isaiah 41:9). If you have drifted from the faith, “Adonai has called you back like a wife abandoned and grief-stricken” (Isaiah 54:6) because He hasn’t rejected you but has loved you with an everlasting love. Reject the spirit of rejection and do not let it occupy any part of your heart. “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Embrace the promises of Adonai and live as the beloved of Adonai. “For I know what plans I have in mind for you,’ says Adonai, ‘plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future. When you call to me and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you seek me, you will find me, provided you seek for me wholeheartedly; and I will let you find me,’ says Adonai” (Jeremiah 29:11-14).