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The Battle For Your Mind

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September 8, 2019
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Power Point with Jack Graham

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The Battle For Your Mind

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  • [Music]
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  • Well, we are in a series of messages called
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  • INVISIBLE-THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN WHAT YOU SEE, and there
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  • truly is. We need to learn how to live above "see-level"; just
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  • what we see, just what we feel. Beyond our physical senses there
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  • is a world... a real world... a realm of life beyond what is
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  • seen. What... Beyond what you would consider perhaps normal or
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  • even natural. The supernatural or the spiritual! And as
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  • believers in Jesus Christ we understand that we are engaged
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  • in a spiritual battle. We've been talking about that the last
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  • several weeks. Where do we fight this battle? What is this
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  • battle? Let me talk about battles. There are battles of
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  • different kinds, of course, but primarily the battle that we
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  • fight... the battle that we face is between the ears. That's why
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  • I'm calling this message "The Battle for Your Mind." Satan
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  • desires to create doubt, confusion, even despair in the
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  • pathways of your brain... in your mind, and to control the
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  • way you think. We know the Bible tells us [Proverbs 23:7] "As a
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  • man thinks in his heart so is he." We are what we think. you
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  • may not be what YOU think you are, but what you are is what
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  • you think. You think what you are! And it is the brain that
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  • becomes the control force of our very lives. Of course, we're to
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  • protect the brain and... against the onslaught... the onslaught
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  • of Satan himself. I've got... I brought a prop. Ephesians 5:17
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  • says that we are to put on ... look at it, Ephesians 5:17 that
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  • we are to "Put on the helmet of salvation and take up the sword
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  • of the Spirit which is the Word of God." Now I've got a... a
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  • Prestonwood Academy Lions helmet here. The helmet today is much
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  • greater than the helmet that ah... some of us wore back in...
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  • back in the day. Some of you guys who played football in the
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  • fifties... you would have loved a helmet like this, right? I
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  • mean because the helmets in the fifties... Some of you wore
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  • leather, I think. Right? That's why you're drooling on yourself
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  • this morning. [laughter] ah... but ah... these helmets are
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  • thickly padded and, of course, ah... we're very concerned...
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  • One of the objects of a lot of discussion today, both in
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  • football as well as other sports, is protecting the brain
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  • from injury and concussions, and the effect of concussions ah...
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  • it would be a very dumb thing to do to play a football game
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  • without your helmet. Ah... I'm a baseball player... ah...
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  • former... but I never went to bat without a helmet. Even the
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  • helmets today are... are better. I don't think you want to go and
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  • face a ninety-five mile an hour fast ball without a helmet. And
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  • so we understand. We get that part; that the helmet then, like
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  • a Roman soldier's helmet is to be taken up. It is to be
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  • appropriated... it is to be worn! "Put on... take up the
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  • helmet of salvation which is the... And the Sword of the
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  • Spirit which is the Word of God." Why? Because the brain is
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  • the control center of the... of the body. And what the brain
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  • does is to think. The brain is the control center of our
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  • emotions, our intellect, and our will. It's true that what you
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  • think ultimately becomes what you do. The actions you take or
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  • the reactions you take are a result of the way that we all
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  • think. And what we think, therefore, we become because
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  • ultimately the actions and the reactions become patterns and
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  • passages... pathways in our minds and in our behave... our
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  • behavior and ultimately become the way that we live. Whether we
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  • take a pathway into righteousness or whether we take
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  • a pathway into unrighteousness. Now the Bible tells us that
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  • Satan desires to take the mind captive, to control our
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  • thought-life. This is how he wages war against us. Now there
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  • are ways in which believers and unbelievers relate to Satan.
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  • Satan and his demonic forces... and in Ephesians 5 we learn from
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  • the principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness there
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  • mentioned earlier, that there is not only Satan, but he presides
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  • over an evil... evil hierarchy of demonic and powerful ah...
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  • forces, demonic beings, minions from hell, the hordes of hell.
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  • He ah... can possess us, not only himself... or possess our
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  • thought-life, not only himself, but through demon powers and
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  • demon spirits. Jesus often dealt with demon powers and demon
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  • spirits in the Bible. Now how does a demon... how can Satan
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  • affect us? One way is by demonic or satanic ah... oppression...
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  • oppression, in which he comes against us with assaults of
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  • various kinds and oppresses the mind. And then another way is
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  • satanic possession. Now a believer cannot be possessed by
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  • the devil, but an unbeliever can be so controlled by Satan that
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  • he no longer does his own will but rather does the will
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  • completely and totally of... of Satan himself. There is another
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  • way in which Satan ah... attacks us and that is with satanic or
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  • demonic occupation. Oppression, possession and occupation! And
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  • that... that center one there, that's what we're going to focus
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  • on today; when Satan can actually control... begin
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  • controlling the way even a believer thinks, that we become
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  • slaves to our own sin; that... that... that there are mental
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  • fortresses set up in our lives that must be overcome in order
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  • for us to live the Christian life in power and in victory.
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  • It's a very deep subject... I hope you'll be praying for me
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  • ah... as we deliver it today. Spiritual forces can occupy our
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  • mind, creating doubt and confusion. And since the Garden
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  • of Eden when he tempted and tested the mind of Sa... of Eve
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  • and Adam, as he deceived their minds, ah... Satan and his demon
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  • forces have been polishing their tools and their weapons; they
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  • know how to use them very, very well. And the deciding factor
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  • between victory and defeat in your life, indeed, takes place
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  • between your ears. So what do we need to know? First, I want to
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  • talk to you about the pre-requisite of salvation. If
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  • you are going to win this battle for your mind you need to
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  • understand the prerequisite of salvation. I... I'm simply
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  • saying Put on the helmet of salvation; the helmet of
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  • deliverance. This is obviously talking about salvation from sin
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  • because it is impossible for you to overcome the enemy in your
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  • life if you are caught in the grasp of Satan himself; if you
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  • are held helpless in his arms. And therefore, you need to be
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  • delivered from sin. And Paul is making it clear here that the
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  • helmet of salvation is something we need to take, that we need to
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  • put on! We're told that at times the Roman soldiers would
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  • actually receive their helmets from the commander in chief.
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  • Before battle they would take the helmet from the commander
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  • and put it on. And so in... in a salvation way, essentially we
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  • put on the helmet of salvation when we receive Christ as our
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  • Lord and Savior. But that's not the end! Remember this is the
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  • armor of God! And we are to be putting on this armor...
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  • appropriating all of these... the belt of truth and the
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  • breastplate of righteousness, and the shoes of the Gospel of
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  • peace, and the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation...
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  • All of these pieces are to be put on appropriated not because
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  • we haven't received salvation already but because we have
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  • received it, we must now apply it and take it up and put it on
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  • on a daily basis. Salvation could be translated in Ephesians
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  • 5:17 as deliverance. That we are delivered [strike] from all of
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  • the oppression of the enemy! We are delivered! [John 8:32] "You
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  • shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!" The
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  • Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to set you free! I want
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  • you to hear this at the outset! This Gospel... our great God and
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  • Savior... He has the power to deliver you from every assault
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  • of the enemy! From every bondage! From every occupation,
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  • from every addiction! Don't listen to the lies of the world
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  • which will tell you you are stuck in a certain lifestyle, or
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  • you were born in a certain way, or you're genetically programmed
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  • and you cannot change! That is a lie from the pit of hell! Jesus
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  • Christ [tap tap] can deliver you from every sin no matter what it
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  • is! And no matter how long you've been living in this sin
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  • and how long Satan has occupied your mind or even possessed your
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  • soul [1 John 4:4], "Greater is He that is in you than he that
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  • is in the world." You begin by receiving Jesus Christ as your
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  • Lord and your Savior! And then day by day you're delivered from
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  • the works of the enemy! Jesus taught us to pray [Matthew
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  • 6:13], "Deliver us from the evil one!" He said, "I've come to set
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  • the captive free." So start there.
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  • [Music]
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  • There's more to
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  • life than what we see. Beyond the physical world there's an
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  • entire spiritual realm that surrounds us. Subconsciously we
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  • know it, we feel it. Whether we think about it or whether we
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  • ignore it altogether, there really is a supernatural world
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  • out there. It is part of the invisible world that God has
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  • created. Invisible does not mean irrelevant or unimportant, to
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  • the contrary, some of the most important dynamics of our lives
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  • take place in the supernatural. After all, we're not human
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  • beings living in a spiritual world, we are spiritual, eternal
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  • beings living in a physical world. There are questions, real
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  • questions about the world out there, beyond us that we really
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  • want to know, what is the answer? That's why I want to
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  • help equip you by sending you the CD series INVISIBLE. This
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  • revealing 10-message series will open a window of understanding
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  • into the unseen realities of angels, demons, heaven, hell and
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  • other spiritual forces that are invisible yet affect us every
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  • single day. You really need to get this series because getting
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  • a glimpse of the invisible, the unseen world will forever change
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  • your perspective on how you live in this world and yet live in
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  • the spiritual world. It will change your life!
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  • Turn in your
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  • Bibles to 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. This is a very critical passage
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  • in our Invisible series: words from God that instruct us
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  • regarding the problem of strongholds and how to tear them
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  • down. 3) For though we walk in the flesh we're not waging war
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  • according to the flesh; 4) for the weapons of our warfare are
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  • not of the flesh... (that is, they're not carnal, fleshly...
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  • carnivorous is the word... ah... root word there. The idea
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  • carna...) not of the flesh, but they have divine power to
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  • destroy strongholds... (and circle that word strongholds
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  • there. We're going to review that in just a moment as to what
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  • that means... strongholds) We destroy arguments and every
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  • lofty opinion that (King James said... every imagination. This
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  • has to do with the mind) and every opinion raised against the
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  • knowledge of God and (watch this) take every thought captive
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  • to obey Christ. What is a stronghold? How can Satan get a
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  • foothold which ultimately... ultimately becomes a stronghold
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  • in our lives? This pattern of thinking developed. It can be...
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  • it can take the form of obsessions... mental obsessions,
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  • "Why can't I stop thinking this way?" "Why does my mind always
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  • take me there?" You have something in your head that you
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  • can't put away. It's an obsession. Sinful habits can be
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  • a stronghold. Our sin becomes like a slavery... like
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  • strongholds in our life. The word stronghold can also ...
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  • maybe you [can] just write in the margin of your Bible there
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  • "a mental fortress". A strong... the re... the root word there is
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  • cement. Something that is stuck in your head. It can be a
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  • fixation, phobias, fears, anxieties of all kinds;
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  • compulsions to do things that you don't want to do. A
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  • stronghold can be in the realm of the emotions like bitterness;
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  • bitterness is a very strong bondage in peoples' life. Anger
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  • turned inside out. Uncontrollable lust can be a
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  • bondage, a stronghold. We're not talking here about passing
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  • thoughts or ordinary common temptations... temptations that
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  • are common to all of us, but controlling, captivating ideas
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  • and imaginations that do not come from God, but rather their
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  • lofty opinions raised against the knowledge of God! Arguments
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  • and imaginations and ideas that oppose God! And it's possible
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  • that a person can so listen to the lies of Satan that you
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  • become confused, and chaos is the result. It can happen in a
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  • believer's life. We start listening to other voices! We
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  • start hearing the world instead of hearing from the Word. We
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  • don't listen to the signals that come from God, but the signals
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  • that come from Satan himself. And ultimately he can deceive
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  • us, he can distort the truth so that we begin believing lies,
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  • and therefore, living lies. And some of you are caught in one of
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  • these strongholds, one of these sinful patterns of behavior...
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  • an addiction... and you don't know how to get out! You don't
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  • know how to break the habits. Drugs and alcohol... these can
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  • be satanic bondages... strongholds. Pornography. How do
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  • we tear down these fortresses that are built in our mind? How
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  • do we de-construct these... these passages, these dirt roads
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  • that are built in our minds? How do we win? Second Corinthians
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  • 10:4 says, "For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh
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  • but have divine power to destroy strongholds." Our weapons are
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  • not carnal [strike], they're not fleshly [strike], they're not
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  • human weapons. I want you to listen very carefully to what I
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  • say. I believe in Christian therapy, I believe in Christian
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  • counseling, I believe in programs ah... if they're
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  • Christ-centered, especially to help people through their
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  • addictions, I believe in medications under certain terms
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  • when doctors prescribe medicine to help people ah... with mental
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  • issues. I believe in all of that. But let me tell you
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  • something: You can't overcome the power of the devil by
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  • education, just knowing more. (The) World tells you that. No
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  • more understanding. Go to your bookstore in the mall and look
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  • under self help. The world has a lot to say about helping
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  • yourself and overcoming your additions and living a better
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  • life, and living a greater life, but it's not education! It's not
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  • more knowledge that we need! Nor is it medication! More pills to
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  • sedate us, to calm us, to lift us. Again... medication,
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  • education has it's place but these [strike] are not powerful
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  • [strike] enough to destroy the works of the enemy in your life!
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  • We need something stronger! We need something better! Positive
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  • thinking won't destroy the works of the devil in your life! [I]
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  • Heard about a teenage boy, he said to his daddy, "You know, I
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  • think I'm going to fail geometry." Daddy said, "Man, you
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  • gotta be more positive than that!" He said, "Okay, I'm
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  • positive, I think I'm going... fail geometry!" [laughter] No,
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  • positive thinking has it's place. Positive thinking beats
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  • negative thinking every single time! But just smiling and
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  • hoping that it goes away and thinking positively will not
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  • root [strike] out [strike] the works [strike] of the enemy
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  • [strikes] of your life! And that brings us therefore, to the
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  • principle of sanctification, the principle of surrender. It's
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  • really the Lordship of Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 says "Now may
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  • the God of peace Himself sanctify you." The word
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  • "sanctify" means to be made more like Christ, to be made pure, to
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  • be made whole. Sanctify you completely and he mentions your
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  • whole body, or your whole spirit, your soul and your body.
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  • That's the whole you! The body is your physical life, the soul
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  • is the psyche... the emotional life, the emotions, the will,
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  • the intellect. And the spirit is your spiritual life, how you
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  • relate to God. So you have a body, you have a soul, you have
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  • a spirit... you are a body, you are a soul, you are a spirit, I
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  • should say. You are a new creation in Christ, and Jesus
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  • wants to reproduce His righteousness by His Spirit in
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  • every area of your life, physically, emotionally, and
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  • spiritually. Satan's strongholds are destroyed... mental
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  • fortresses are torn down when we first of all repent of all known
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  • sin in our lives. That's a... that's an important biblical
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  • word... an important biblical instruction you need to know!
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  • Repent... identify the strongholds in your life! Allow
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  • the Holy Spirit to show you... allow the word of God to pierce
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  • your heart to show you every evil imagination, every evil
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  • idea, every thought that is not of God, and as soon as the Holy
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  • Spirit [clap, clap], the divine Physician diagnosis it, you
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  • repent of it! Turn from it! And you will discover [Romans 8:1]
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  • "There is now no condemnation to those who are in Jesus Christ."
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  • And the next time... the next time the devil reminds you of
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  • your past, you remind him of his future! Because when I read my
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  • Bible, he's destine for the pit forever and ever! And there is
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  • no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. But what
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  • about those strongholds? What about those past sins in your
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  • life that the affect and the behavior and the temptation is
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  • still strong. We all have besetting sins, we all have
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  • vulnerability, we all have certain weaknesses in our lives
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  • that must be overcome by putting on the armor of God and what I'm
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  • going to say, having repented of your sin, renew your mind. Now
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  • there are those who teach, regarding demons and getting rid
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  • of Satan and the devil in your life that what you need is a
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  • big-time deliverance [clap]. You know, get you down here, lay
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  • hands on you. And I don't want to minimize... I'm not making
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  • fun of anyone or anything, but so often the emphasis is on have
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  • some kind of deliverance service; demand and command the
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  • enemy and the demons to come out and zappo, [clap] whappo, you're
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  • done! But the Bible teaches more than a deliverance model, it
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  • teaches a discipleship model, that we are sanctify... Most
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  • people are not instantaneously, miraculously delivered from all
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  • the past bondages and strongholds and ways of thinking
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  • in their live. For example, if you... if you're under the
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  • bondage of alcohol, God Himself could just take away every
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  • desire or taste for alcohol. He can do that. I've had people say
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  • the Lord did that for me. But I've also talked to some people
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  • who have dealt with addictions... let's just keep on
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  • the alcohol issue... who have dealt with addictions who said,
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  • "You know, I still... if I smell it, I still have a desire for
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  • it." There still a behavior pattern. It's dug deep in. So
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  • whatever your stronghold is, you have to deconstruct the path by
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  • the Word of God, you have to overcome what took place in
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  • yesteryear by rebuilding and renewing your mind. The way you
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  • renew your mind... the way your mind is transformed is by the
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  • teaching and the training that takes place when we open the
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  • Word and the Word begins to cleanse us, the Word begins to
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  • sanctify us, the Word begins to develop new patterns and ways of
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  • thinking in our lives. And I'm saying sometimes that takes some
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  • time. It may take biblical counseling. That's why James 5
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  • says if you have a fault, what are you supposed to do? You're
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  • supposed to go and confess it to one another, and pray for the
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  • healing of God. And so it may take others to... to encourage
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  • you, to help you along. So... I'm... I'm saying that Jesus
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  • does it all, but that doesn't mean He does not use means, and
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  • His primary means is the Word of God and taking our thoughts
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  • captive! God has so made us... this is a great truth! God has
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  • so made us that we can only think one thought at a time. If
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  • I'm thinking the right things, I can't be thinking the wrong
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  • things. And what we need to learn how to do is to replace
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  • the way we think... not of thoughts of evil but of thoughts
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  • of God. [Philippians 4:8] "Whatsoever things are true and
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  • honorable and good report... think on these things!" Get it?
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  • That's the renewal of the mind! We must rebuild godly fortresses
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  • of truth and habits of holiness and purity. We must learn to
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  • love God more than our sin. When is the last time you said a good
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  • healthy wholesome NO! [strike] in the power of God to the... to
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  • the enemy and all of his temptation? Because I assure you
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  • every time you win... every time you say no... every time you
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  • defeat the enemy... every time you draw the sp... sword of the
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  • Spirit and run the enemy through, you're building a
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  • strong spiritual tower of faith in your life. Claim and confess
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  • your victory of... over all sinful behavior because the
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  • devil is bluffing! He really has no cards. You call his hand in
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  • Jesus' name and live in the victory that is ours in Christ.
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  • You are more than a conqueror. Put on the helmet of salvation!
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  • [Music]
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  • Sin always leads to death, "the wages of sin is
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  • death," that's why God sent Jesus His Son to die on the
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  • cross for our sins so that we would turn from our sins,
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  • (that's repentance) and trust completely in Christ, (that's
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  • faith). And as we learned in today's message, you can live as
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  • a believer and follower of Jesus, you can live in spiritual
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  • victory over Satan, over all the works of the enemy. God wants us
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  • to live in freedom and in fulfillment, this is who you are
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  • in Christ - you are a victor, you are more than a conqueror.
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  • This is the abundant life in Christ which is filled with such
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  • hope and promise and yes, joy. And this life is so abundant and
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  • so available when we lay down our sin in repentance and faith
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  • and trust in Christ. I want to encourage you today, I want to
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  • implore you today, I want to invite you today to turn from
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  • yourself and your selfish ways and to turn from your sins and
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  • put your faith in Jesus Christ. Truly live for Christ! Ask the
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  • Spirit of God who is the Spirit of holiness to fill your life,
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  • He will sanctify you, which means to make you more and more
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  • like Jesus everyday as you surrender, as you yield your
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  • life to the Lord. That's why I want to help you by sending you
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