I AM AS I THINK, PART 2
This week we continued to explore what this scripture is really saying to us about integrity.
The heart is the data center, or hard drive of our being. In that area where the spirit, mind, and heart join, data from our reborn spirits, deposited by the Holy Spirit, data from our soul/natural senses are all vying for a place of dominance in the heart. Jesus would say from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Matt. 12:34.
A perfect connection occurs when the data from our reborn spirits, the Word, exceeds the data coming from the soul, eye gates, and ear gates. That is when the Word will flow forth from our mouths.
As we meditate on the scripture we find a dis-connect, what the heart is saying is different from what the mouth is speaking. Proverbs 19:21: “There are many devices in the heart…” Those are strong passions that come to lead us astray in our thought life. Only the pure in heart shall see God, Matt.5:8; and II Timothy 2 tells us to call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
We must fill our minds/hearts with the pure, undefiled, Word of the living God. Then when we speak or think, Word based ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and mindsets are created. That avoids the hypocrisy mentioned in this scripture.
As we examine our own thoughts, motives, actions, heart/mouth dis-connect, we are the come face to face with one critical fact: As I think in my heart, believe, so am I! Even though, my words may be smooth as butter, if they are only throat deep they have no value.
We can have absolute confidence in the Word of the living God. Numbers 23:19 assures us: “He is not a man that He should lie;” Titus 1:2 says that “God who cannot lie.” Isaiah 45:23 tells us He swore by Himself, because there was no one in His class: El Elyon—The Most High.
Yes, church of the living God, we can have confidence in the Word and promises revealed to us in the Word, because our God is greater than any attempt to water down, genetically modify, or allow bio modified data to change the core of His Words to us. Ask, Seek Knock!!!!!
Meditate: AS I THINK IN MY HEART, SO AM I!
Proverbs 23:7 NKJV
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
Listen now: The service has been separated into three parts, like a delectable meal prepared specially for you. Be blessed!
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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