(By Ricky Scaparo) Believe it or not, there are many people you will discover that will actually despise blessings. They will present little faith to receive a turn-around or a breakthrough but have great faith in remaining bound and broken. This stems from a permanent residence in familiarity and refusing to accept the unfamiliar. It reminds me of what we see many times when we visit a zoo.

Galatians 5:1 – Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

You will discover that animals that remain in captivity will become so accustomed to their surroundings that they will eventually just wonder from one side to the other and become oblivious to what’s going on around them. This a great tactic of the enemy. He wants us to become so comfortable in defeat and bondage that we no longer fight to be set free, but instead we embrace the bondage and make it a permanent residence!