Transformation (lasting change).Intriguing.Hard/Easy/Counselling/Deliverence/Alter Call.What is one thing you have successfully changed in your life? Tell the person next to you how you did it.
Applies to people here.Distance between our head and our heart, but they are connected. Can be in contradiction, but God desires both to be in line with his truth.Notice that lies breed lies. They make you feel stink and the cause self fulfilling prophecies – ie they appear to be true. (evidence – what am I don’t this weekend? Nothing. See, I don’t belong)
Here is an example of the fruit of a lie that has taken root in a heart. A huge amount of our pain in life is caused by not what happens, but how we think about it.I believe I don’t fit in, so I don’t try, so I prove to myself that I don’t’ belong. V’s eg me and band, I fit in, just need to find a place for myself.
Therefor, spiritual warfare is done not just by praying but also by reasonable persuasion to the Truth. WDJD?How would you fight lies?
Lies need more bad press. Deliverance by Telling yourself the truth.Adam talked about this with his message bout the power of words. This is DIRECTLY related. How we speak to others or ourselves has the power of life and death.What we tell ourselves, or what we agree with gives access to either our enemy, or creator to minister to us. What do you want?Afraid because it humbles, Adam and Eve, hiding from the feeling of shame, don’t need to because of Grace, short term pain.
Lies stick to Manure.Old – so we can’t see it anymore.Foundational so we build all our other beliefs on top of it.Pain/Trauma makes it physically difficult to think differently in the moment. The grooves of thoughts are literally deep.
It’s hard.Eg Me giving up belief of unwanted, BAND, MUSIC, Counselling, LW.
God delegated control of your mind to you. He wants your to submit it to Him, not give it back as if it’s faulty.
Weeding out lies….little ones are easy…give them a tug.The trees that are bearing bad fruit in our lives…they will have deep roots. Ever taken a tree out?Dig it up…get out the spade and do some damage. It hurts. Acknowledge the problem in its entirety. Loose the roots. Prayer, Persuasion to Truth. Give up the belief (King Lie)Replace it with the Truth – become fully persuaded of the truth. Side with the truth. Update your behaviour to reflect your newfound beliefs.
Truth lies and manure
Change – Truth, Lies, & Manure.<br />Romans 12 <br />Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2<br />Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed (from what - to what?) by the renewing of your mind. <br />Thenyou will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.<br />
ACTIONS / FRUIT<br />^<br />FEELINGS<br />^<br />THINKING <br />^<br />LIFE RULES<br />^<br />CORE BELIEFS <br />Luke: For out of the overflow of his hearthis mouth speaks. <br />Isaiah: These people come near to me with their mouth and honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.<br />
ACTIONS<br />^<br />FEELINGS<br />^<br />THINKING <br />^<br />LIFE RULES<br />^<br />CORE BELIEFS<br />Invite myself out when I want. Include myself in conversations. <br />Ask for, and offer help.<br />Included, Belonging, Accepted<br />“I wonder if there is any chocolate in the fridge.”<br />“How can I contribute here.”<br />“I’ll ask them if I can join in and give them my number.”<br />I fit in here if they like me or not.<br />This place is mine as much anyone's.<br />I can play a part in friendships & ministry.<br />People need me and most probably like me.<br />I am a unique part of the puzzle.<br />I belong. I am part of the family.<br />Don’t invite myself to events. Keep to myself. Don’t include myself in conversations. Don’t ask for help.<br />Left out, alone, abandoned, shy, insecure.<br />“They don’t like me.”<br />“They didn’t invite me because they don’t like me.”<br />“I don’t fit in.”<br />There is no point trying to fit in.<br />I only go when invited.<br />When I am not invited it means I don’t belong.<br />I don’t belong. (KING LIE/Mis-belief)<br />Are my core beliefs TRUE or FALSE?<br />
Lies<br />Truth<br />Lies are from the Enemy <br />(‘the father of lies’ -John)<br />Lies are the devils native language (John)<br />Lies block you from hearing God (John)<br />Lies are evil<br />Lies destroy <br />Lies provide a foothold for the devil<br />Lies are the real enemy/root of the problem<br />Maintains Delusion = Pain when reality bites.<br />Truth is from God<br />(Jesus is the Son of God) <br />(‘I am the way, the truth…’)<br />Truth is all Jesus speaks. (‘I tell you the truth’)<br />Truth is from the Spirit of Truth<br />Belief in Truth Sanctifies (John 17:17+2 Thes)<br />Truth Protects (Psalms+)(Eph 6)<br />Truth sets us free (John)<br />Truth guides us (Prov)<br />Keeps us in Reality – Greater Stability<br />How does this affect your thoughts on spiritual warfare?<br />
The Power of Truth – do you value it?<br />If Truth is so key, how do YOU measure it? What is your epistemology?<br />
Jesus saidin Matthew:“Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?”<br />Manure = Stuff I haven’t ‘dealt to’ yet.<br />Trauma Grief/Loss Resentment Unforgiveness Emotional Bruises<br />
Jesus saidin Matthew:“Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?”<br />
The ball is in your court.<br />God delegated control of your mind to you. He wants you to submit it to Him, <br />not to give it back as if it’s faulty. <br />‘God’s got it all in control is a lie when used as a cop-out.’<br />
Getting to the Root of the Problem<br />Little ones are easy…but big ones…that are bearing bad fruit i.e. trees – will be a battle!<br />Enlist help! Good counsel, counselling, prayer, the Holy Spirit, Scriptures.<br />Dig up the roots. Assess the damage. Acknowledged the problem honestly and completely. Discover the depth of it.<br />Identify the Lie at the root of it. <br />Give up the Lie and replace it with and army of Truths by meditating on specific relevant Truths.<br />Update your behaviour to reflect the Truth.<br />