FREEDOM IN GOD, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 11/12/20, From Ken Smith<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
Asa conducted himself well before GOD, reviving the ways of his ancestor David. He cleaned house…and threw out all the idols his predecessors had made. 1 Kings 15:11-12
King Asa took the throne of Judah and boldly removed the idols and pagan altars that his predecessors had allowed. He put a stop to what had been stopping Judah from prospering. When an army of a million men attacked Judah, Asa called out to God for help, and the Lord defeated that army with Judah taking an abundance of plunder.
Do you need to do some house cleaning? Are you letting things hang around that you know are not good? You need to put a stop to it before it stops you. You may need to remove the anger, the jealousy, the bitterness, a critical spirit. Remove it, and God will take you to a new level. He’ll make things happen that you could never make happen. Sometimes we think things on the outside are stopping us, but if we would look inside and remove what we know is not the best, we would see God’s favor in new ways.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can take the bold steps to remove those things I need to get out of my life. I can’t do it on my own, so I ask You for help to break and get rid of whatever needs to be removed. Help me clean my house. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Really a great word today and well worth considering. It reminded me or the 1970’s when the LORD was teaching me how to help the Hippies find HIM. One young lady came to me one day with a baby that she did not know who the father was, if I remember correctly. And very intently, she spoke to me and ask what I felt she should name her son. I thought for a moment and remembered Asa. So I shared Asa with her, she liked it, and he was named Asa and grew up in the ministry and really became like Asa. It was a real gift to have been a part of that. But we need more Asa’s in the world today. More Holy people who can pray and have God answer by fire or what ever is needed. In the above comments it is noted that to get on HOLY GROUND starts where we are standing. And each part of our needed adjustments come from our heart faith in Believing in God’s Precious Promises. For us to change we must have a vision of why to change. We are not going to give up raiding the trash cans in the alley until we are sure that we are invited to a better dinner elsewhere. So unless you are personally logging into the Word of God and holding God responsible for HIS precious promises as a trusted vision it is going to be difficult to change. Also way back in the 70’s I put together a teaching on 10 steps to Freedom. You can find the whole chapter at: www.trinity-aloha.org Then link to ‘Keys To The Kingdom” and in the contents look for “10 Steps To Freedom.” Below, find the 10 step headings that may be of interest as truly we all want to really be free from the darkness of this world. Seems everything in this world want to bring us into bondage of some kind. But personally, I really enjoy every little piece of Freedom that I can get to better know HIM.
1. Commitment, a 100% desire to be totally free. To really see the bondage we are in.
2. Transparency, a willingness to be totally honest with God.
3. Salvation, to learn to have heart faith that God really loves you.
4. Water Baptism, a public confession of faith of your desire to be free of this world.
5. Spirit Baptism, By heart faith be filled with the Holy Spirit to do the work of God.
6. House Cleaning, To remove from your ownership and influence any darkness.
7. Confession, to evaluate your past in the light of God’s Word and totally dump it.
8. To Renounce, to sever and renounce any and all controls from the past. Some are even from our own family.
9. Resist satan, To learn that you have the authority of destroy the works of evil
10 Victory, To enjoy Reading Romans 8 and getting a true picture of what God has in mind for you if you are up for it. Most are comfortable with the world and don’t care. Jesus told us that only those who really want to go to live with HIM and are willing to change to be like HIM will make it. No darkness allowed in heaven will be allowed. It will be a place of peace and righteousness and the Love of God.
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