It is not biblical to rebuke our characters but the spirit of Satan.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
This spirit of power, love and self-discipline is given to us so that we can replace our “not-so-good” characters with a godly ones.
Trying to rebuke away bad characters is not biblical. We are called to train ourselves to be godly.
“Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22)
We flee one and we pursue the other. Rebuking the spirit of evil is not the same as rebuking our own bad characters.
“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.” (Colossians 3:5-6)
If rebuking was the way to go, this verse would have been saying to us as: “Rebuke whatever belongs to your earthly nature in the name of Jesus and your heavenly nature will take over your life.”
Please my friends, let’s read and study the Bible and strive to live accordingly. We have the anointing of God, the grace of God, the Spirit of God and Jesus Christ Himself to help us just to do that. Let’s grow in Christ, in His word and Spirit, in knowing Him.
Trying to grow in Christ by rebuking our bad characters is not only foolishness but it is childish and it is not biblical. ///