The Spiritual Reason Some People Really Rub You the Wrong Way

Have you ever walked into a room singing a tune and suddenly felt angry on the inside? How about walking into a lunch meeting feeling optimistic and finding yourself provoked, stirred or otherwise agitated?

Paul teaches we wrestle not against flesh and blood (see Eph. 6:12), but flesh and blood can come under the influence of spirits. And spiritual atmospheres can also trigger the prophetically sensitive.

Check out this video teaching in which I unpack Acts 17:16 from several translations for emphasis. The MEV reads, "While Paul waited for them in Athens, his spirit was provoked within him ..."

Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at or email her at [email protected].

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