First I pray in repentance for all sins of omission and commission now in the name of Yeshaya. If there is anything not like you in our souls, please purge us and cleanse us now with the precious hyssop and blood of Yeshaya. So be it. Family. I wanted to mention this in order to help anyone who may be going through this in their awakening. Without going into the underlying reasons for such activity, I just wanted to acknowledge and show empathy to those who may be effected, and to acknowledge those who may be performing this action against others in hopes they are delivered from the spirit of contention that drives it. It is done in love for both the victim and abuser because both are being attacked by the same hasatan influence.
The Topic: Gaslighting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting
“ Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using denial , misdirection, contradiction, and lying , gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's beliefs.” Some signs of gaslighting are: Withholding information from the victim; Countering information to fit the abuser's perspective; Discounting information; Using verbal abuse , usually in the form of jokes; Blocking and diverting the victim's attention from outside sources; Trivializing ("minimising") the victim's worth; Undermining the victim by gradually weakening them and their thought processes. Gaslighting comes from many sources for many reasons. But all of them lead to a spirit of contention, which is not of Ahayah or Yeshaya. It should not be tolerated in any form as it is a false way.
3 Nephi 11:29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.
There are many other scriptures on contention: Let there be no strife, Gen. 13:8. Hatred stirreth up strifes, Prov. 10:12. Only by pride cometh contention, Prov. 13:10. He that is slow to anger appeaseth strife, Prov. 15:18. Fools lips enter into contention, Prov. 18:6. their contentions are like the bars of a castle, Prov. 18:19. Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out, Prov. 22:10. who hath contentions, Prov. 23:29. As coals … so is a contentious man to kindle strife, Prov. 26:21. the contention was so sharp between them, Acts 15:39. unto them that are contentious, Rom. 2:8. there are contentions among you, 1 Cor. 1:11. if any man seem to be contentious, 1 Cor. 11:16. avoid foolish questions … and contentions, Titus 3:9. where envying and strife is, there is confusion, James 3:16. many generations pass away, after the manner of wars and contentions in the land, 1 Ne. 12:3. hated of our brethren, which caused wars and contentions, Jacob 7:26. beware lest there shall arise contentions, Mosiah 2:32. not suffer your children … fight and quarrel one with another, Mosiah 4:14. commanded them that there should be no contention, Mosiah 18:21. I fear there would rise contentions among you, Mosiah 29:7. there began to be great contentions, Alma 4:9. it not been for a contention which took place, Alma 50:25. such contentions … again stirred up the hearts, Alma 51:9. he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, 3 Ne. 11:29. there were no contentions and disputations, 4 Ne. 1:2. no contention … because of the love of God, 4 Ne. 1:15. began to be wars and contentions in all the land, Ether 11:7. Satan doth stir up the hearts of the people to contention, D&C 10:63. contention among the people concerning the law, D&C 74:3. contentions arose in the school of the prophets, D&C 95:10. there were jarrings, and contentions, D&C 101:6. No matter the reason or source, contention, and subsequently gaslighting, is not of Ahayah. It should not be tolerated.
If you find yourself a victim of or wanting to commit gaslighting, first seek the word of Ahayah through repentance and cast out that demonic influence from your mind. It may also require fasting with prayer. But it will not be of any benefit.
The opposite of contention is: peace accord fellowship friendship agreement kindness praise goodwill harmony Meditate on these things, and the resulting scriptures...for there are many including Psalm 34:14 - Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. There are so many scripture on all of these antonyms of contention that it should fill one up with joy. And I pray that joy come to all who study them.
If you are dealing with gaslighting in any way, please know that the word of Ahayah is with you and for you and is a strong tower to lean upon and go into in order to heal and be delivered. Pray for the perpetrator, that the flaxen cord of devil influenced contention be broken from their spirit. And don’t let the words of the perpetrator effect your walk and belief in Ahayah or Yeshaya, or make you transgress the Law. For that will grieve the Ruach Haqodesh.
and it is an attack by hasatan to keep you from the Kingdom. Fight it as Yeshaya fought hasatan “It is written”.
In Love, my brethren and sisters.