All Scripture Is God-Breathed

ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-BREATHED AND IS USEFUL FOR TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING AND TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
(2 Timothy 3:16).

All Scripture is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness; however, you need the Breath of the Almighty to make it come alive in your heart.  In other words, do not separate Scripture from your relationship with God.

YOU DILIGENTLY STUDY THE SCRIPTURES BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT BY THEM YOU POSSESS ETERNAL LIFE.  THESE ARE THE SCRIPTURES THAT TESTIFY ABOUT ME, YET YOU REFUSE TO COME TO ME TO HAVE LIFE
(John 5:39-40).

Study the Scriptures diligently, beautiful Child, because they are useful for teaching, but do not use them as a substitute for your fellowship with ME, Jesus. Remember, I came to be your Wisdom from God.  Know that the Scriptures are useful for training in righteousness, but do not use them as a substitute for ME, your Righteousness from Heaven. Use the Scriptures for correction, but do not forget that you are solely dependent on ME for Redemption and Sanctification.

BUT OF HIM ARE YE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION
(1Corinthians 1:30).

Celebrate that the Scriptures testify about Truth—I am the Truth. Only My personal touch can turn the accusatory beliefs of condemnation, shame, rejection, and abandonment in your mind into Truth.  Know that the Scriptures testify about Love—I am Love. Only My Love in your heart can change you.  Understand that the Scriptures testify about Hope—I am Hope. Only I, Jesus, can turn your hopelessness into Hope.

Therefore, Child, read the Scriptures with the goal to connect with Me, so I may give you Life. Study the Word in order to invite Me—Love, Hope, and Truth—into your heart. Read the Bible, not only to know ABOUT Me, but to know ME, personally. I will breathe divine Revelation into your spirit, soul, and body through My Word.

What are your expectations when you read the Scriptures: to know ABOUT God, or to draw near to the Lord Jesus, so you may experience HIM in your life, through His Word?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, meet with me when I read Your Word, so I may connect with YOU, personally.

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Accompanying the original childhood conclusions were the original childhood emotions. These emotions were inextricably locked together with the childhood conclusions, so that one could not be evoked without the other.

The Two Counsels

The Desire to Please

DON’T YOU KNOW THAT WHEN YOU OFFER YOURSELVES TO SOMEONE TO OBEY HIM AS SLAVES, YOU ARE SLAVES TO THE ONE WHOM YOU OBEY—WHETHER YOU ARE SLAVES TO SIN, WHICH LEADS TO DEATH, OR TO OBEDIENCE, WHICH LEADS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS?
(Romans 6:16).

Have you ever heard someone say, “You are only doing this or that to please God, but God cannot be pleased since He is already pleased”?

It is true that God is already pleased through the Life of His Son, Jesus; however, God wants the Life of His Son to live in YOU as well. God furnished you with the desire to please, so you would allow His Son to please Him through YOUR spirit, YOUR soul, and YOUR body. On the other hand, the father-of-lies has seized your desire to please for his own purpose—to live his oppressing life in you and through you.

BUT NOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE FROM SIN AND HAVE BECOME SLAVES TO GOD, THE BENEFIT YOU REAP LEADS TO HOLINESS, AND THE RESULT IS ETERNAL LIFE
(Romans 6:22).

In other words, whom you please during this joyous season depends on the spirit that inhabits and controls your life—the Spirit of Jesus…or the spirit of the father-of-lies. Know that if you offer your life to God as His property, bound to Him in servitude, the Lord Jesus will live His Holy Life in you and through you. He will please the Perfect Father through you.

BUT YOU KNOW THAT HE APPEARED SO THAT HE MIGHT TAKE AWAY OUR SINS. AND IN HIM IS NO SIN.  NO ONE WHO LIVES IN HIM KEEPS ON SINNING. NO ONE WHO CONTINUES TO SIN HAS EITHER SEEN HIM OR KNOWN HIM
(1 John 3:5-6).

Whom do you live to please—the Perfect Father or the father-of-lies?

To whom have you offered your life as a means to inhabit and control, this Christmas season—the Lord Jesus or the OLD MAN? What benefits do you reap, daily, from your choice?

PRAYER: Perfect Father, I desire to please You, during this holiday season. Therefore, I offer my life to You as a sacrifice, Lord Jesus. Come and live Your holy Life in my mind, heart, and spirit to please the Perfect Father through me.

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Regardless of which pain you have, the determining question is, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT?

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Have Your Heart Returned to You

THE THIEF COMETH NOT, BUT FOR TO STEAL, AND TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY
(John 10:10).

Have you noticed that the father-of-lies has declared war against your heart?  The thief has come to take the property that belongs to another, and put it out of existence.

As a little girl, I adored my sister.  Being six years younger than she was, I spent a lot of effort trying to be like her. But, she was not always fair towards me. I remember one incident during my childhood when I asked her a simple question. On that day she chose not to answer me…deliberately.  No matter how many times I addressed her, she randomly decided not to respond or even acknowledge that I was talking to her.

It was a perfect set-up for the thief to take my heart and put it out of existence.  The father-of-lies used my sister’s stubbornness to introduce a killer thought: “You were randomly chosen to be rejected by your sister, by others, AND BY GOD.”  Then, he added, “There is NOTHING you can do to ever become part of God’s chosen ones, because you are an outsider, excluded from God’s Kingdom of Light, Love, and Life.”

I held onto this belief for thirty years, until the Perfect Father called me to a new Life.

I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY
(John 10:10).

God showed me that it was not the deliberate act of unfairness committed against me by my sister, but the deliberate act of hatred committed against me by the father-of-lies that put my heart out of existence. He showed me that there WAS something I could do to receive God’s Light, Love, and Life—I could invite the Lord Jesus to return my stolen heart to me! With this heart, I could then receive His abundant Life.

What are the beliefs that put YOUR heart out of existence? 

Will you consider bringing these beliefs to the Lord Jesus, so He may give your heart back to you?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, remind me, daily, that it is my responsibility to surrender my pain to You, in order for You to return my heart to me! I submit my childhood incidences of unfairness to You, Lord God—the times when I was ignored, rejected, and eliminated on purpose.

Thank you, my Lord, that You have redeemed these incidences and their consequential beliefs from the father-of-lies, on the cross. The father-of-lies came to destroy my heart, but You came to give me back my heart.

Maintain an Awareness

God wants you to desire His Love, because He wants to pour His Love directly into YOUR heart, right there where it hurts so much.

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The Kingdom of Light

 

IN WHOM THE GOD OF THIS WORLD HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, LEST THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM
(2 Corinthians 4:4).

The father-of-lies is keeping many things hidden from you: God’s Truth, God’s Righteousness, and God’s Redemption.  It is the father-of-lies’ goal to keep you in darkness—to keep you meditating on his negative, destructive beliefs of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation—so you would not share in the Kingdom of Light.  He hides everything God has to offer you, lest the Light of the glorious Gospel of Christ should shine on you this Christmas season.

GIVING THANKS TO THE FATHER, WHO HAS QUALIFIED YOU TO SHARE IN THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT.  FOR HE HAS RESCUED US FROM THE DOMINION OF DARKNESS AND BROUGHT US INTO THE KINGDOM OF THE SON HE LOVES
(Colossians 1:12-13 NLT).

The Perfect Father sent the Light of His Son to shine in your heart during this season of Glory; therefore, you do not have to live in darkness anymore. He has qualified you to share in the Kingdom of Light.

LIVING IN THE LIGHT, AS GOD IS IN THE LIGHT
(1 John 1:7).

Do you want to be rescued from the darkness that has been surrounding you? Then, it is your responsibility to stop having fellowship with the darkness. The darkness will not leave as long as you nurture the father-of-lies’ negative, destructive beliefs of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation in your heart. But, if you expose these beliefs to the Light, you will see what the father-of-lies does not want you to see: God’s Truth, God’s Righteousness, and God’s Redemption.

How often do you have fellowship with the darkness—meditating on the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies?

Come and live in the Light, as God is in the Light. Come and share in the inheritance of the saints. Then, you will be rescued from the dominion of darkness.

PRAYER: Thank you Father that You have qualified me to share in the Kingdom of Light—the Kingdom of Your Son. Remind me, every day, that I do not have to live according to the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies, for You have rescued me from the dominion of darkness.

Maintain an Awareness

Often times, we use the same defense mechanisms we saw our parents or other authority figures use, during our childhood lives. If they hid behind a smile to pretend that everything was OK, we learned to do the same.

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Forgive and Forget

Capture that forgiveness is not only an act performed by the MIND…but also by the HEART.

Understand that when you forgive from the mind, you make a deliberate decision to give up resentment and your claim to requital for the wrong deeds done against you, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT FEEL LIKE IT.  This is good; however, Jesus requires MORE!  Jesus requires you to also forgive FROM YOUR HEART.

FORGIVE YOUR BROTHER FROM YOUR HEART
(Matthew 18:35).

Blessed One, know that if you forgive from your mind, you will only be able to give up your resentment partially, because the rest of it will still be lodged in your heart.  However, if you also involve your heart during the process of forgiveness, you have the opportunity to experience a miracle.  If you invite Me, Jesus, into your heart to deal with the heartache caused by wrongful deeds committed against you, I will heal your heart.  In turn, not only will you be able to let go of your resentment, but the resentment will let go of you, too. Because the pain in your heart will be gone, you will be able to FORGET the wrongs committed against you.

IT IS FOR FREEDOM THAT CHRIST HAS SET US FREE
(Galatians 5:1).

Know that forgiveness from your heart requires your heart to be involved…to be engaged…to participate.  To forgive from your heart I need you to FEEL the effects of the wrongful deeds committed against you—the rejection, the abandonment, the shame, and the condemnation. Then, submit your heart to Me, just the way it is, so I may set it free from the PAIN.

Only then you will be able to FORGIVE and FORGET.

Is there someone is your life whom you have forgiven from your MIND, but not from your HEART, yet?

I urge you to speak to God about this person and the pain she or he has caused in your heart. Submit each piece of heartache to God, along with the underlying feelings of abandonment, condemnation, rejection, and shame. Let the Lord Jesus mend your heart completely, even if it takes a long time. Then, you will finally be free to forget.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I invite Your Presence and Participation into my broken heart to deal with the heartache caused by wrongful deeds committed against me.  Lord Jesus, heal my heart, so I will be able to let go of my resentment, and the resentment will let go of me.  Then, I will be able to FORGIVE the wrongs done against me…and also FORGET, for it is for freedom that You have set me free.

Maintain an Awareness

So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.

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Servants of Righteousness

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit. However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes you to become a servant of unrighteousness, in your thoughts, in your actions, and in your purpose.

AND HAVING BEEN SET FREE FROM SIN, YOU HAVE BECOME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (OF CONFORMITY TO THE DIVINE WILL IN THOUGHT, PURPOSE, AND ACTION)
(Romans 6:18 AMP).

 The Perfect Father is calling you with a holy calling, this glorious season, to become a servant of Righteousness—to conform to His Divine Will in your thoughts, your actions, and your purpose.

IN THE SAME WAY, THE SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR, BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF INTERCEDES FOR US THROUGH WORDLESS GROANS. AND HE WHO SEARCHES OUR HEARTS KNOWS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT INTERCEDES FOR GOD’S PEOPLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WILL OF GOD
(Romans 8:26-27).

Beautiful One, to become a servant of My Righteousness in your thoughts, actions, and purpose, you need to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in you. Listen carefully to the Voice of the Holy Spirit inside you and find out how He is praying for you, because the Holy Spirit intercedes for you, in you, and through you in accordance with My Will for you. Then, adapt your thoughts, actions, and purpose according to His prayer for you.

How might you become a servant of Righteousness in your thoughts, purpose, and actions, this Christmas Season?

PRAYER: Lord God, I desire to become a servant of Righteousness in my thoughts, actions, and purpose. Help me in my weakness to become sensitive to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit in me, so I may adapt my thoughts, actions, and purpose in accordance with Your Will. Help me to hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit when He intercedes for me, so I may adapt my prayers to match His and pray according to Your Will, as well.

Maintain an Awareness

It is very important that you understand that it is not so much what happened to you during your childhood that affected you the most, BUT WHAT YOU CAME TO BELIEVE ABOUT YOUR SELF, OTHERS, AND GOD, IN RESPONSE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES (facts) of your childhood life.

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Start Where You Are

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes us to reject God’s intimate Presence and Participation in the innermost parts of our beings.

The Father lived IN the Lord Jesus, while He was here on earth. They shared the intimate Glory of Oneness. And then the Lord Jesus passed this Glory of Oneness on to us—to live in us and through us, while the Father lives in Him and through Him. Imagine that! The very same Oneness that Jesus enjoyed with His Father has been made available to us. To receive this Oneness, all you need to do is invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your daily, moment-by-moment tasks, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US…AND THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE
(John 17:20-22).

Blessed One, cultivate Oneness with Me. Start where you are.  Do not go and look for something big or different to do for Me.  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into the conclusions of your current situations and problems.  Do you have a child?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your frustration, when your child becomes irritable, during your Christmas shopping.  Do you have a husband or friend?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of abandonment, when your husband or friend ignores you, during this busy time of the year.  Do you have a co-worker?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of shame and condemnation, when your co-worker ridicules you for your mistakes.  Do you have an enemy?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of rejection, when your enemy accuses you.  You will find that this is no easy task.  But, this cultivates ONENESS WITH ME. This allows Jesus to live HIS LIFE in you, while I, the Father, live in Him.

THIS IS HOW GOD SHOWED HIS LOVE AMONG US: HE SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM
(1 John 4:9).

How does this message of ONENESS with God challenge and change your thinking, this Christmas season?

PRAYER: Lord God, I want to receive Your Gift of Oneness; therefore, I lay down my own reasoning to allow the reasoning of Your Holy Spirit in me and through me, this Christmas season.

Maintain an Awareness

Many of these untrue childhood conclusions grouped together to raise a spirit of defilement in us—the OLD MAN mentality that duped us into thinking we were doomed and damned, for life.

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Allow the Veil to Lift

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes your mind to grow dull, hard, and calloused, so that you lose the power of understanding—of knowing the Truth. It causes a veil to cover your heart, so that you become trapped in your own perturbing perceptions of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation.

IN FACT, THEIR MINDS WERE GROWN HARD AND CALLOUSED [THEY HAD BECOME DULL AND HAD LOST THE POWER OF UNDERSTANDING]; FOR UNTIL THIS PRESENT DAY, WHEN THE OLD TESTAMENT (THE OLD COVENANT) IS BEING READ, THAT SAME VEIL STILL LIES [ON THEIR HEARTS]
(2 Corinthians 3:14 AMP).

Dearest Child, how often have you wanted to save yourself from feeling forsaken, but you could not carry it out? How often have you wanted to rescue yourself from feeling condemned, but you could not perform it? How often have you wanted to free yourself from shame, but you could not succeed?

Know that you could not save yourself, because you were not able to experience My Presence. You were unable to perceive My Love for you. You could not see the Truth. Reasoning without the Holy Spirit places you in the grip of the OLD MAN deception—under the management of the father-of-lies.

THAT SAME VEIL STILL LIES [ON THEIR HEARTS] NOT BEING LIFTED [TO REVEAL] THAT IN CHRIST IT IS MADE VOID AND DONE AWAY. BUT WHENEVER A PERSON TURNS [IN REPENTANCE] TO THE LORD, THE VEIL IS STRIPPED OFF AND TAKEN AWAY
(2 Corinthians 3:14, 16 AMP).

But, there is a way out, Child. Whenever you turn to Me, Jesus Christ, when your heart feels forsaken, shamed, rejected, or condemned, the veil that covers your heart will lift. Whenever you turn to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit, the veil of deception—of not knowing the Truth—is stripped off and taken away.  During this moment, you will have a window through which you will experience My Presence and perceive My Love for you. You will know the Truth.

Will you allow the veil to lift from your heart, during this glorious season?

PRAYER: Savior, I wish to turn to You, this Christmas season, whenever I feel forsaken, shamed, rejected, or condemned, so You could lift the veil that covers my heart and dulls my understanding. May I look at myself, my family, and my circumstances, during this season, through Your window of Truth—through the reasoning of Your Holy Spirit.

Maintain an Awareness

The Lord Jesus has always lived His Life for God, the Father. When we invite Him to come live HIS LIFE in us, He will live it for God, the Father, in the same way He has always done.

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It Is the Season of Glory

FROM HIS ABUNDANCE WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ONE GRACIOUS BLESSING AFTER ANOTHER
(John 1:16 NLT).

I bless you to prepare differently for this Christmas Season than you have for those in the past. Do not fill yourself with dread for these days, or rehearsal of what has been, or worry of what might be. Instead, allow the Everlasting Father to take you to a higher and deeper place…a new place—a place of Glory.  Let Him show you who He wants to be for you, during this season of His Glory. Fill the next month with reflections of PAST blessings from God, and with anticipation of FUTURE blessings from Him, as well.

FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN, TO US A SON IS GIVEN, AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDERS. AND HE WILL BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE
(Isaiah 9:6).

For you a Child is born.  To you a Son is given.  Invite His Government to govern your will, your thoughts, your emotions, your desires, and your nature, during this month. Allow His Counsel to show you Joy in your sorrow, Peace in your anxiety, and Hope in your despair. Connect with the Presence of the Everlasting Father when you feel alone and lonely, during this time of Glory.

Anticipate Mighty God’s blessings when you buy gifts, when you spend time with your family, and when you look at the beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere that celebrate His Glory.  Invite the King of Kings to rule in the circumstances of your life, during this season.  Allow Him to remove your animosity, your anger, and your disappointments from your heart and from your mind.  Ask the Wonderful Counselor to lead you into all Truth, in the midst of your circumstances.  Meditate on everything that is honorable, pure, and lovely.

Invite the Prince of Peace to make new memories for you, this month of December, and to remove the pain of old memories of years gone by.  Start new traditions as you allow His Light to shine into your heart.  From His Abundance, receive the many blessings the Everlasting Father longs to give you through His precious Son, the Christ.

Whose government is going to govern your heart this Christmas season: the government of the Lord Jesus, whose birthday you are celebrating, or the government of the father-of-lies?

PRAYER: Wonderful Counselor, I invite Your Government to govern my heart, Your Counsel to reign in my mind, and Your Peace to dominate my spirit, during this Christmas season. Thank you for all the blessings of past Christmas seasons. Help me to focus and look forward to all the new and special blessings You have in store for me, this year.

Maintain an Awareness

Be certain that your Father DOES answer your prayers, but His Answer might be different from the one you are expecting.  It might be radical… revolutionary…extreme.  His Answer might not fit your purpose, but it will fit God’s Purpose for you.

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You Need to Persevere to Overcome the Stronghold

FOR THOUGH WE LIVE IN THE WORLD, WE DO NOT WAGE WAR AS THE WORLD DOES.  THE WEAPONS WE FIGHT WITH ARE NOT THE WEAPONS OF THE WORLD. ON THE CONTRARY, THEY HAVE DIVINE POWER TO DEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS
(2 Corinthians 10:3-4).

I have noticed that sometimes it is easy to overcome the darkness that dwells in my mind. I find the negative, destructive belief from the father-of-lies that causes the darkness. I submit this belief to God’s Presence and Participation. God reveals His Truth to me…and the darkness flees.

However, there are times when I struggle…a lot.  I find an oppressing belief.  I surrender this belief to God, but there is no immediate Truth or deliverance. Something is missing.

You need to know that some oppressing beliefs that live in your mind are different than others.  They are stronger…fortified…unyielding. They have combined with other accusatory beliefs to form a stronghold. Abandonment combines with shame. Condemnation links with rejection. Abandonment connects with condemnation. Shame fuses with rejection. Understand that a stronghold serves as a fortified city for these accusatory beliefs to thrive and reproduce, so they may control your mind, rule your life, and break your heart, according to the purpose of the father-of-lies.

YOU NEED TO PERSEVERE SO THAT WHEN YOU HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD, YOU WILL RECEIVE WHAT HE HAS PROMISED
(Hebrews 10:36).

I bless you to persevere when you have negative, destructive beliefs from the father-of-lies that have fused together to form a stronghold in your heart and mind. Understand that perseverance is not a weapon of the world. On the contrary, it serves as a tool that allows God to come to your rescue and bring the fortified city to ruin—to destroy the purpose of the father-of-lies.

WITH A BLINDING FLASH HE DESTROYS THE STRONGHOLD AND BRINGS THE FORTIFIED CITY TO RUIN
(Amos 5:9).

Precious Child, to persevere means to endure without yielding…to bear patiently…to remain fixed in a state…to continue in My Presence, even when there is no immediate relief. It is about finding and surrendering to Me ALL the stubborn, oppressing beliefs from the father-of-lies that comprise the stronghold, again and again and again, until there is Truth and Light and Deliverance. 

What do you do with the strongholds in your life—the groups of negative, destructive beliefs from the father-of-lies that are fortified in your mind?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, may I learn not to wage war as the world does when darkness dwells in my mind, but to fight with the weapon You have given me—Perseverance in Your Presence. May I endure without yielding when I come across a stronghold of beliefs, set up against me by the father-of-lies, until You bring the fortified city to ruin…and deliver me.

Maintain an Awareness

God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to become the NEW MAN Truth in the place of the OLD MAN deception in us.

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