“Break through the FOG, into the FLOW, and Shake Free of the world!”
— 2Cor 10:4-5 (NKJV) — Cleanse thought channels
— “Cast down arguments” — B.Simmons — Citadels of argumentations
— Citadel — A fortress that commands a city, used to CONTROL its inhabitants
— Argumentations — Are not discussions of differences but are control devices spoken in arrogance. They are rebellious ideas and attributes that are subsequently reflected in rebellious and dishonorable behavior.
—” High Things“ – a PRIDEFUL attitude. It is a barrier to receiving the TRUE knowledge of God.
— Take prisoner every disobedient thought, scheme, or pattern of thought to stand before Christ’s reconciliation and cleansing
— Renew your minds — Rom 12:2(TPT) “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you ….”
— Rom 12:1 — Surrender to God is an act of WORSHIP
— Col 3:2 (TPT) — “Fix on the things that are from above…”
— Col 1:19-21 — Embrace the Cross – brings all things back to their original intent
— Col 3:3-4 (TPT) — The Cross severed the tie to this life and reveals our true life in Christ
— Eph 6:18 “Two-Edged Sword” — A) The Written Word — established will of God
B) Communicated will of God — Relationship with Him
— “Success in gaining spiritual authority depends on the degree of surrender and obedience we choose to make to both aspects of or dimensions of His Word.” — PR
–– Spiritual Conflict — God has allowed it b/c through it our substance and character are tested and proven
— Battles are won through the Christ-like thoughts and the character they produce.
— Jer 17: 10 – “I, the Lord, search the heart and mind — I give according to the fruit of one’s doings”
— Power is given to those whose character is tested and proven– Lk 4:1 Lk 4: 14
— The FRUIT of transformation is TRUTH — Peace (Shalom)
— “In order to convey Truth and give Peace to others we must first have them in our own hearts.” — [ Eph 4:15 – AMP ]
— People of True Faith live as though they actually BELIEVE what they say they believe.
— True Freedom — is the ability to live in balance with all created things and being able to enjoy them and use them reasonably without becoming dependent on them.
— Jesus’ life was SPENT — not SAVED! He poured out the resources and gifts He had generously and so was never chained to them or imprisoned and constrained by them
— Jn 14:30 – “ …..he has no hold on me.” — Jesus