BONDAGES OF THE MIND—BREAKING BONDAGES AND PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS, PART 7B
Today we continue the exploration of bondages that work behind the scenes, so to speak, to prevent our ascent to spiritual maturity.
Does that mean we don’t love God NO!
Does that mean God does not love us? NO!
What then is the significance of exploring bondages of the mind? In John 8:32, Jesus stated If the Son shall set you free, you are free indeed.
John 12:40, II Cor. 4:3; the god of this world has blinded the eyes of those who do not understand, that is why we have the prayer of Eph. 1:17-19, that the eyes of our understanding may be enlightened. What does that have to do with breaking bondages, and pulling down strongholds. When the eyes of our understanding, minds, are blinded to the truth of God’s Word, we are without understanding. Remember our minds are the channel that feed our hearts what is received from the spirit of man, deposited by the Spirit of God. It also feeds the heart form the soul, the eye/ear gates, and our belief system.
That is why the battle field is our minds. If our hearts are filled with doubt, fear, unbelief, etc. that is what will become the default setting.
Don’t despair, God, the good, has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, II Peter 1; 3. We are on the winning team, therefore we can take the hammer of God’s Word, Jere. 23:29, and break those bondages (mindsets) that are the product of blindness, II Cor. 10:4, pulling down the electrical grid that is set up in our minds and speaking/meditating on the Word of the living God.
That is how we become the head, not the tail, above, not beneath, have God command His blessings upon us in our storehouses, and in our baskets. Our storehouses includes more that finances, it is the overflow abundance God had provided, and we have reached the point of believing his report.
Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies;
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 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.
2 Corinthians 10:3–5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Listen now: The service has been separated into two parts for easy listening. Be blessed!
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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