MIND GAMES

ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,   John 3:16-18

MIND GAMES,     “WORTH CONSIDERING”    10/28/19   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“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!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, today I choose to reject negative thoughts. I choose to reject lies from the past. I break every stronghold through the power of Your Word and embrace Your truth which sets me free in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Thoughts:
Wow!!!!  Could not say it better….  This is a big factor in my life and all of our lives.  Being able to weed out the fear, unbelief, hate from the past and the junk pile of negative thoughts that trap us into making further negative decisions.  What God says about us is true and anything contrary is a lie of the enemy.   A formidable question to ask ourselves in making a decision:  Is it for the Kingdom of God or is it to make me look better for other people?   Would Jesus do this or buy this.   Is GOD’s Truth and Love really in this decision?   And we must take care to very gently wrap GOD’s HOLY TRUTH in HIS GREAT LOVE….Otherwise even truth can damage folks very easily.  You don’t use a butcher knife or a meat cleaver in a heart transplant.  God design and plan is to replace our Adamic heart with HIS original pure heart of LOVE and TRUTH.  “If any person be in Christ, they are a new creation,  old things are passed away and all things become new.  2 Cor.5:17.”.  So the Word of God through the Holy Spirit helps us filter out the flesh to make room for the Holy Spirit.  As I am driving along I often listen to the Word of God in my truck on the CD player…  And in that space it is amazing how much loving truth comes to the surface from the Scriptures that is so fresh that is seems like it was written to me only yesterday.   But then with family I tend to get shredded just like Jesus taught us so that I don’t go into orbit.  This teaching is recorded 5 times in the New Testament. 

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.  36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.   37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Matt.10.38-37.

So the family usually has the least amount of faith for a prophet or someone anointed of God.   The family often sees what yet needs to be changed and not what has already been changed,  that is just the carnal nature of things.  Even Jesus had difficult with HIS home town of Nazareth.  And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.And he marveled because of their unbelief. Mark 6:5-7.   So even Christ Jesus was limited by the unbelief of those in HIS home town.  Without faith, very little can be accomplished.  That is why John Bunyan had Pilgrim leave home to find the Celestial City.   And to be followers of the way we also may need to make our family the family of faith as Christ Jesus did.  Matt. 12:49  ” 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!  50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”  So a constant bombardment of negative thought from inside or outside makes it very difficult to walk in God’s kind of Heb. 11 faith.  And the enemy knows this and his attacks are constant and usually from those who we love the most.  This is due to the fact that we choose to not filter out destructive thoughts when we think them or before we say them.  To really help someone first there needs to be prayer for wisdom and knowledge and then to love the person with God’s love abundantly regardless of the smell or looks or degradation.  You can not help a person that you put under your own frustration and negative judgement to change or else or to destroy.  Loving Unity does not work that way and to bring us into a loving unity is always God’s way,  John 17.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,  Ken<><  www.Trinity-Aloha.org

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