Spirit of diversion

06 Jan 2022 | By Pst. Gitahi Daniel

Diversion is the change of direction or rather taking an alternative route. 

Diversion can also be defined as taking away attention from a main course/path. 

You could be living a life of challenges, hoping that you will overcome some day. What you dont know is that an exchange happened,and your course was diverted. 

A relative could be living the life you were meant to live. 

This goes even for the marital life. It is possible for your right partner to be exchanged for a wrong one. The story of two prostitute women in 1 Kings 3:16-20, serves as a good case study for diversion. 

These two women had gone to King Solomon with a  dispute. One woman had exchanged her dead child with the other woman's child. This is a good example of exchanged blessings. 

Types of Diversion 

Godly Diversion

God can change your course to protect you, or rather so that you can move in the direction He wants for your destiny/career/ministry. According to Acts 16:6, Paul and his companions were diverted by the Holy Spirit. He kept them from preaching in the province of Asia. 

Personal Diversion 

This occurs when you fail to listen to advice/counsel. You will finally end up where you were not meant to. 

Jonah, in the scriptures had his course diverted. God sent him to warn the people of Nineveh. 

He boarded a ship to Tarshish instead. 

He made a decision to change the path he was supposed to tread on. 

Satanic Diversion 

This type of diversion is programmed by demons and the kingdom of darkness. 

In the realms of the spirit, one's destiny can be seen when they are young. It is possible to discern that someone is meant for greatness. 

No wonder you will hear people talk of 'stolen stars.'

A child could be meant to be a great man of God. The devil manipulates/exchanges their destiny for another course, so that they won't live up to their rightful purpose. 

Inherited Diversion 

This kind of diversion is inherited from your parents, grand parents, and people in your lineage. 

Your course could have been diverted at a particular point in your life, same case as your mother's. 

If you notice certain repetitive pattterns in your family, diversion could be evident. 

It is not a coincidence that you failed at something the same way your parent failed and in the same age bracket. 

Transferred Evil Diversion 

To transfer is to move someone or something from one place to another. 

For instance, you could be planning to buy a car after saving up for a while. An urgent need will arise from nowhere, say a relative's illness, forcing you to spend the money on it. 

This type of Diversion is also demonic. It is not in God's will for your money to go into unplanned needs. 

In Genesis 48, a transfer/exchange of blessings happened between Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Joseph. 

Ephraim who was younger, acquired the first born's blessing. Jacob, the grandfather, crossed his  hands on the brothers, as he was blessing them, to divert Manasseh's blessing. Joseph intervened but Jacob confirmed that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is a classic example of transferred blessing. 

Change of direction renders one's life wasted and without purpose. However, a destiny can be recovered in Christ Jesus.


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