TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MIND

How do you take control of your mind.

“And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]”. (ROMANS 12:2 AMP).

You must know who, and what you’re fighting .

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS, AND EVERY HIGH THING THAT EXALT ITSELF AGAINST THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled”. ( 2 Corinthians 10:3‭-‬6 KJV).

REMEMBER
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”
(2 Corinthians 10:4, NKJV)
Breaking Strongholds
Scripture tells us that there is a battle going on in our minds. Our thoughts dictate our actions. That’s why the enemy will do everything he can to get you thinking in the wrong direction. Sometimes it’s not our own thoughts that are holding us back; sometimes it’s that we’ve believed the negative things that other people have spoken over us. Those words are like seeds. If you dwell on them long enough, they’ll take root and become a reality. In life, there will always be people telling you what cannot be done, speaking negative things. Too often we latch on to those negative words and develop what the Scripture calls a “stronghold.” It’s a wrong thinking pattern that keeps us imprisoned in defeat and keeps us from God’s best. The way you break those negative strongholds is by rejecting the lie and embracing the truth of God’s Word. In other words, you have to choose to delete that negative file in your mind.

Today, why don’t you take inventory of your thought life? Ask yourself, “Where did these thoughts come from? Do they line up with what God says about me?” Break the negative strongholds and embrace God’s truth so you can be all that God has called you to be!

LISTEN

We are in Authority and Power with Jesus.
Ephesians 6:1-24 (Read all)
Verse 10 says: Finally, my brethren, be STRONG in the Lord, and in the POWER of his MIGHT.
+Notice the Word of God didn’t say to GET STRONG in the Lord, but instead it says to BE STRONG in the Lord.
+Get Strong means that we are not Strong so we have to go and get Strong.
+Be Strong means that we are already STRONG in the Lord, and all we have to do is to function like it.
+After all Psalm 27:1 says that the Lord is the Strength of our lives. Hallelujah!
+Today let’s accept this TRUTH by Faith in Christ Jesus and step out in Faith knowing that God is the STRENGTH of our lives. Amen!

+To stand STRONG in the Lord we must know by the Word of God that we are STRONG in the Lord, and we must also exercise FAITH in the same Word that demonstrates that we are STRONG in the LORD.
+LORD here emphasizes AUTHORITY, RULERSHIP, and POWER.
Luke 4:36
And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a WORD is this! for with AUTHORITY and POWER he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
+With the same AUTHORITY and POWER Jesus also raised the dead, calm the storm and worked many other MIRACLES, and we have the SAME SPIRIT OF FAITH.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

POWER IN THE NAME

THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS .

“THEREFORE  GOD  ALSO  HAS  HIGHLY  EXALTED  HIM  AND  GIVEN  HIM  THE  NAME  WHICH  IS  ABOVE  EVERY  NAME, THAT  AT  THE  NAME  OF  JESUS  EVERY  KNEE  SHOULD  BOW, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. (Philippians 2:9‭-‬11 NKJV).

“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it”. (John 14:13‭-‬14 NKJV).

“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death”. (Revelation 1:10‭-‬18 NKJV).

“Living the Life of God
Acts 17:28
For in Him (Christ Jesus) we Live, and Move, and have our Being.
+Our Being is the new person we are in Him, and the new life we Living in Him)…
+If we are not in Christ Jesus we cannot live the Life of God.
Galatians 2:20
…Christ lives in us…
+All that come from us in Words, Thoughts and Deeds should be Christ in us and nothing of our own (or old) self: the person we were before Christ came into our lives.
+Some may say “Well how about my personal desires. Don’t I count?”
+Think on this: “Lord give me NOT the desires of my heart, but instead give me the Desires of Your Heart”
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for our lives. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED we are and BLESSED we will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!!!

HE WILL   NEVER LEAVE YOU

Many people  make promises  that they can’t  keep. In marriage  spouses  make promises  that some have no intention  of keeping . 

However , there is only  one person  who actually  make promises , and keeps them.

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”(Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV).

“No man shall be  able  to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so  I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”(Joshua 1:5‭-‬9 NKJV).

“Let  your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord  is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5‭-‬6 NKJV).

GIVE IT ALL TO GOD

“Cast your burden on the Lord , And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved”.(Psalms 55:22)
“casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you”{1 Peter 5:7}.

Let Go and Trust God
+Are You ever at a loss for words?
+Have you ever had an issue to address with someone, but you just didn’t know where to start?
+Here are some fundamental principles of scripture that will help you.
Proverb 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all of your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
6 In all of your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
Matthew 10:19-20
19 …take no thought how or what all of you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what all of you shall speak.
20 For it is not all of you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
Luke 21:14-15
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, NOT to meditate before what all of you shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all of your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Philippians 2:13
For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
+Just let Go and Trust God.

+Have you ever had something to say to someone and wanted to say it the right way, at the right time, but you were also angry with the person?
+Here are some more fundamental principles of scripture that will help us.
James 1:19-20
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.
Ephesians 4:26
Be all of you angry, and sin not…
Prov 15:1-2
1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright…
James 3:2
…If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man…
Eccl 7:9
Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry: for anger rests in the bosom of fools.
+Always be willing to let go of anger while trusting in God and communicating to others in His Love.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

GODLINESS

“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].(ROMANS 12:1‭-‬2 AMP).

“Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God”. (2 CORINTHIANS 7:1 AMP).

“But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. For we have brought nothing into the world, so [it is clear that] we cannot take anything out of it, either”.(1 TIMOTHY 6:6‭-‬7 AMP).

“So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit—steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. [Live] as obedient children [of God]; do not be conformed to the evil desires which governed you in your ignorance [before you knew the requirements and transforming power of the good news regarding salvation]. But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; because it is written, “Y ou shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy .” (1 PETER 1:13‭-‬16 AMP).

WRONG THINKING

God can’t bless you abundantly , if you are holding on to things He told you to let go. How can you move forward ,when you’re holding on to past hurt,pain,and defeat. Empty your plate,get rid of the garbage in your mind,wash your hands,clean of the dirt and mess,so that God can give you the blessings , He has for you.

“Therefore, putting away lying, “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you”. (Ephesians 4:25‭-‬32 NKJV).

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind. Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame— who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself”. (Philippians 3:12‭-‬21 NKJV).

“Let the wicked leave (behind) his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the Lord , And He will have compassion (mercy) on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord . “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts higher than your thoughts. For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, Making it bear and sprout, And providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it”. (ISAIAH 55:7‭-‬11 AMP).

FINALLY  

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones”. (Proverbs 3:5‭-‬8 NKJV).

“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”. (Romans 12:1‭-‬2 NKJV).

BELIEVE IT OR NOT….

Why wouldn’t  you take a chance with Jesus , and end up in heaven . Than not take the chance and end up in the lake of fire and brimstone  with the devil ,and his agents. You take so many chances   with people , and investments on things that doesn’t  matter. Why not invest in everlasting  life,that Jesus  offers to us; or like many who had the chance , and reject  it. Then end up in a place where   you don’t   have a chance  of redemption . 

THE GREAT WHITE  THRONE JUDGMENT  

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the  Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire”. (Revelation 20:11‭-‬15 NKJV).

“And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”(Revelation 21:6‭-‬8 NKJV).

“But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah”. (Jude 1:5‭-‬11 NKJV).

A GLIMPSE  OF THE FUTURE  

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and  be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”(Revelation 21:1‭-‬8 NKJV).