BONDAGES OF THE MIND—A SUSPICIOUS, CRITICAL, JUDGMENTAL MIND, PART 5
The bondages of the mind were not set up by God. They are set up to prevent us from growing to our full capacity spiritually. The battle is in the mind. Not every thought that enters our minds is from God. Bondages of the mind are those strongholds and mindsets that have come to steal, to kill, and to destroy. When we don’t know what they are, we think they are just a part of us. When all of these bondages are active and operating in our mind, we are not able to receive wisdom and instruction from God. The normal mind condition for a believer is peace.
In Matthew 7:1, Jesus says, “Judge not that you be not judged.” So much torment that comes to people’s lives comes because of people’s judgmental attitudes, criticisms, and suspicions. Judgment and criticism are the fruit of a deeper problem—pride. The system that we feed, or practice, in our minds becomes the default system. As energy sources fight for control of what thoughts dominate the system, we are to act as gatekeepers. When we see this happening, we have to rely on Holy Spirit for help. We can’t do it by ourselves. Our actions will not change until our minds change. For more insight, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on June 27, 2021.
Romans 12:2 NKJV
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
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Healing and Deliverance
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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