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“The unchangeable mind”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

NLT Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.

1 Cor 13:9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.

THE THOUGHTS OF TRUTH ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR CHANGE!

REJOICING, PRAYER and THINKING ARE SPIRITUAL – MENTAL HEALTH INSTRUCTIONS…

NAS phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, (NLT FIX YOUR THOUGHTS ON) whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell (THINK) on these things.

WE CAN CONTROL WHAT WE THINK ON!

IF YOU HAVE LOST PEACE YOU ARE THINKING ON THE WRONG THING (Is 26:3)

YLT Isaiah 26:3 “An imagination supported Thou fortifiest peace–peace! For in Thee it is confident.
4 Trust ye in Jehovah for ever, For in Jah Jehovah [is] a rock of ages, (EVERLASTING ROCK) (Unchanging)

GW “With perfect peace you will protect those whose minds cannot be changed because they trust you”

The mind stayed on him… is unchangeable

philip 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

1 Cor 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses (PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS). 5 We are destroying speculations (CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS) and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule (UMPIRE) in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to god.

Prov 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.
Kjv “Thy thoughts shall be established”

Prov 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

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“Power to shape”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

CONFORMED MEANS; TO FASHION ALIKE, TO CONFORM TO THE SAME PATTERN

Be transformed –Grk metamorphoo

2 Cor 10:5 We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.

2 Cor 3:16 But whenever a person turns to the lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

THE THOUGHTS OF TRUTH ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF CHANGE!

18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

Eph 4:22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Col 3:10 put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the one who created him

THERE IS A FORCE AT WORK TO HINDER GOD’S PLAN – THE ENEMY
2 Cor 4:3 and even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

DARKNESS BREADS DARK THOUGHTS, WRONG THOUGHTS, DESTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS, TOXIC THOUGHTS… & IT AFFECTS EVERYTHING FROM ATTITUDES TO ATMOSPHERES…

Gen 6:5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent (IMAGINATION) of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

(THOUGHT; TO WEAVE, TO FABRICATE)
(IMAGINATION; TO MOLD INTO A FORM, TO SQUEEZ INTO A SHAPE

A THOUGHT IS A SPIRITUAL FORM THAT SHAPES… IT’S A SUBSTANCE

GOD IS THE POTTER AND HE USES HIS WORD TO SHAPE US…
Eph 1:4 “he chose (saw) us in him before the foundation of the world”
WE EXISTED IN HIM BEFORE WE EXISTED OUT HERE!

the word – mixed with faith has power to shape!

Acts 14:7 And there they continued to preach the gospel. At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well, said with a loud voice, “stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk.

“Your mind your life” 12

“Ingredients of change”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of god is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

CONFORMED MEANS; TO FASHION ALIKE, TO CONFORM TO THE SAME PATTERN

transformed – Grk metamorphoo – to change into another form, transfigure

2 Cor 10:3-5 We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.

God’s thoughts will transform you… shape you

Ps 1:1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.

a word – is a thought expressed;

Ps 139:1O Lord, you have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. 3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4 even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, o lord, you know it all.

GOD’S THOUGHTS ARE EXPRESSED IN AND THROUGH HIS WORD.

NLT Heb 1:3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses (IMAGE) the very character of god, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command.

2 Cor 3:16 But whenever a person turns to the lord (Word), the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (James 1:25 perfect law, law of liberty)
18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

THE THOUGHTS OF TRUTH ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF CHANGE!

Eph 4:22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of god has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. (Col 3:10)

2 Cor 4:3 and even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Gen 6:5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent (IMAGINATION) of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

(THOUGHT; TO WEAVE, TO FABRICATE)
(IMAGINATION; TO MOLD INTO A FORM, TO SQUEEZ INTO A SHAPE

A THOUGHT IS A SHAPER, A SPIRIT SUBSTANCE THAT SHAPES…

Rom 12:2 “Don’t be conformed but be transformed…”

we become what we behold!

the word – mixed with faith has power to shape!

Acts 14:7 And there they continued to preach the gospel. At lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well, said with a loud voice, “stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk.

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“The significance of thoughts Pt. 2”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of god, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of god is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ex. TO RENEW MEANS TO RENOVATE (TEARING OUT AND PUT NEW)

THOUGHTS ARE TRANSFORMING…

THOUGHTS ARE NOT INSIGNIFICANT.

THOUGHTS COME FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES

AN IDEA, A THOUGHT IS A SHAPE, IT IS A FORM AND IT IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE THAT CAN SHAPE SOMETHING OUT OF THE SPIRIT INTO THE PHYSICAL.

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A THOUGHT.

Prov 23:7 “As a man thinks witihin himself, so he is”

when god gives you a thought it will excite you!

Ps 92:5 How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.

Ps 139:17 How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.

NKJ 1 Tim 4:15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress (Profiting) may be evident (Appear) to all.

Ps 1:1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the lord, and in his law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.

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“The significance of thoughts”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of god is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

IF OUR THINKING WAS OK OUR MINDS WOULD NOT NEED TO BE RENEWED

NLT   Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

TEV Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world

IT’S UP TO US WHAT WE LET FORM US!

WHOEVER’S THOUGHTS YOU RECEIVE YOU BECOME LIKE.

Gen 6:5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent (imagination) of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

THOUGHTS ARE NOT INSIGNIFICANT

IMAGINATIONS IN THE HEBREW; A FORMING OR A SHAPING

Gen 2:7 THE LORD FORMED MAN OF THE DUST OF THE GROUND

THOUGHTS HAVE POWER TO COME INTO THIS REALM AND SHAPE AND FORM IT IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU AND I ARE TODAY WHAT WE HAVE BECOME.

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A THOUGHT.

Prov 23:7 “As a man thinks within himself, so he is”

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“3 things to do with your mind” Pt 2

1. God wants your mind to be grounded.

1 Cor 2:16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

2 tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind

a grounded mind is a renewed mind…

WNT Rom 12:2 And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds

we are not transformed by the new birth we are transformed by the renewing of our minds…

2. God wants your mind to be girded

NKJ 1 peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind

GIRD MEANS; TO HARNESS

YOU HAVE TO STREAM LINE YOUR MIND FOR SAFTEY AND SPEED.

THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE HANGING LOOSE FROM THEIR MINDS TO HINDER THEM FROM THEIR RACE?
Ex. ANXIETY, WORRY, FEAR, GUILT, UNFORGIVENESS,

NE Be like men stripped for action, perfectly self controlled
MOFF Brace up your minds, then keep cool
NAS Therefore, prepare your minds for action,

Mess 13 So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. 14 Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. 15 As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. 16 God said, “I am holy; you be holy.” 17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living. Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God.18 It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. 19 He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know.

q. is our mind in gear or are we living empy headed?

3. our mind must be guarded

YOUR MIND IS A BATTLE FIELD.

IF SATAN CAN WIN YOUR MIND AND GOVERN YOUR ATTITUDES HE CAN GOVERN YOUR LIFE

YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE THOUGHTS MUST BE TAKEN CAPTIVE
YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE IMAGINATIONS MUST BE CAST DOWN
YOUR MIND IS A PLACE WHERE STRONGHOLDS MUST BE PULLED DOWN

NKJ Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

NAS Phil 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

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“3 things to do with your mind Pt 1”

 

3 things to do with your mind

NIV Rom 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

THERE IS A TRANSFORMATION THAT MUST TAKE PLACE IN OUR MINDS IF WE ARE GOING TO PROGRESS WITH GOD.

THE DEVIL’S MAIN AGENDA IS TO BLIND EVERYONE’S MIND.

2 Cor 4:4 the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

 

  1. God wants your mind to be grounded.

 

God’s will is not for christians to go through life confused…

1 Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God…

 

14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

 

16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

 

We have a reservour of wisdom on the inside of us… called the mind of christ… 

Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you which was in Christ”

 

2 tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind

Another key to a grounded mind is a renewed mind…

We are not transformed by the new birth we are transformed by the renewing of our minds…

THE LIFE YOU LIVE WILL BE THE RESULT OF THE TRANSFORMATION YOU ALLOW TO TAKE PLACE.

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“Building your shield of faith”

Matt 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he then became hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “if you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” 4 But he answered and said, “it is written, ‘man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”

Ps 119:11 Your word I have (Hidden) treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against you.

The word in you becomes your shield of faith in the time of temptation, test or trial… Battle!

Prov 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.

Luke 6:45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

IN YOUR STORM, YOU BRING FORTH WHAT YOU’VE STORED IN!

James 1:21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility (Teachable) receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

you can never change your actions until you change your thinking.

How do we implant the word into us?

Josh 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

The most important way of getting the word in your heart is by keeping it in your mouth.

meditate comes from the Hebrew word: to chew, mutter…

Ps 119:130 The entrance of your words gives light

James 1 BEGINS WITH “Counting all joy when you going through”

“Lift up the shield of faith and ARE ABLE TO quench all the fiery darts (Flaming missiles) of the evil one”

DOUBTS WILL ARISE IN YOUR HEAD BASED ON THE DARTS THE ENEMY BRINGS AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART

IN TRIAL YOU DON’T HOLD ON TO A BELIEF BY BELIEVING… YOU HOLD ON BY SPEAKING…

THAT’S WHY JAMES SAY’S, “Your tongue is the rudder”

YOUR CONFESSION IS WHAT PULLS YOUR MIND INTO COMPLIANCE!

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“The Bridge To A Successful Life”

The difference between success and failure is coming, hearing and doing.

storms reveal the real you.

what you do demonstrates how good your foundation is.

The word of God is final authority.

Luke 16:1 Now he was also saying to the disciples, “there was a certain rich man who had a steward, and this steward was reported to him as squandering his possessions. 2 “And he called him and said to him, ‘what is this I hear about you? give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ 3 “And the steward said to himself, ‘what shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.
4 ‘I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the stewardship, they will receive me into their homes.’
5 “and he summoned each one of his master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘how much do you owe my master?’ 6 “And he said, ‘a hundred measures of oil.’ and he said to him, ‘take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 “Then he said to another, ‘and how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘a hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 “And his master praised the unrighteous steward because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

There is a system that God has established called seed time and harvest that will last forever.

Jesus said, the unrighteous are wiser than sons of light in this age.

The children of light have not meditated on this system long enough to work it.

The kingdom that you are the strongest in is the kingdom you run to in challenge.

2 Tim 3:15 say’s the scriptures make us wise unto salvation.

When you meditate on the word of God you preview your future.

Every time you start meditating on the word of God you are painting portraits of your future.

Heavenly meditation produces a prosperous destination.

Meditating on the word builds the bridge between knowledge and action.

Joshua 1:7-8 The key is doing what you meditate on.

When you and I meditate on the word of God we build a bridge between where we are and where we need to be.

God always thinks about you in terms of where your suppose to be, not where you are at.

MEDITATING ON THE WORD BUILDS THE BRIDGE FROM WHERE WE ARE TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE.

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“Developing Your Foundation”

NKj Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Never allow anyone except God to program your life.

never allow anyone except God to categorize your value.

nas Matt 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my father who is in heaven. 22 “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness. 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. 26 “And everyone who hears these words of mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. 27 “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.”

mess Matt. 7:21“Knowing the correct password—saying ‘master, master,’ for instance—isn’t going to get you anywhere with me. What is required is serious obedience—doing what my father wills.
22 I can see it now—at the final judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, ‘Master, we preached the message, we bashed the demons, our god-sponsored projects had everyone talking.’
23 And do you know what I am going to say? ‘You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don’t impress me one bit. You’re out of here.’ 24 “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. 25 Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock. 26 “But if you just use my words in bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. 27 when a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

Matt. 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22 “The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.

23 “But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

When you meditate on the word your eye becomes single.

Matt. 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my father who is in heaven. 22 “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?’

2 Cor. 4:6 For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the one who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure (LIGHT) in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO RAISE YOUR SELF IMAGE UNTIL YOU KNOW THE CHRIST IMAGE.

IF YOU ARE NOT BUILDING A CHRIST IMAGE BUT A SELF IMAGE YOU WILL NEED PEOPLE APPROVAL TO MAKE YOU SHINE.

Josh. 1:6 “Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

7 “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which moses my servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.

9 “Have i not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

STRENGTH DOES NOT COME FROM THE SHOUTING. STRENGTH COMES FROM THE MEDITATING.

Meditating on the word will give you the strength and the courage to do.

MEDITATION WILL CAUSE WHAT’S IN YOU TO BE ACTIVATED