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[Continuation of 'Winning the Battle of the Mind'] 1 Corinthians 2:16 (KJV). For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. Ezekiel 36:26-27. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 1. Think positive thoughts and stop negative ones in order to overcome depression. 2. Be God-minded. Isaiah 26:3 (KJV). Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.   Meditate on God and His works; fellowship with the Lord. Psalms 63:5-6 (KJV). My soul shall be satisfied as with...

[Continuation from 'Winning the Battle of the Mind'] We are engaged in a war; the enemy is Satan; the mind is the battle field; and the devil works diligently to set up strongholds in our minds. He does it through strategy and deceit, (well laid out plans and deliberate deceptions). He is in no hurry; he takes his time to work out his plans. We are to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of the truth. God's word is truth. John 8:31-32 (KJV). Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Freedom comes through knowing and acting on the truth. Jesus Himself calls Himself The Truth. John 14:6-7 (KJV). Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the...

The role of the mind has either been undermined or completely misunderstood in our spiritual lives and effectively in every area of our lives. Some have no clues as per what is happening and others are so set in their ways that anyone not thinking like them is not correct. Romans 12:1-2 (KJV). I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV)For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations,...

Humility We have very wrong notions about this subject. (Please visit www.fowm.org to read up under our archives of publications for this subject). Humility like meekness is strength under control. (See the message on Brokenness). It is knowing who you are and not letting whatever you think you are affect the correct responses you should give to life's challenges. Whether it is in obeying God or dealing with issues or people. David's response to the challenge Goliath gave was a mark of humility as it demonstrated his dependence on God. When I put myself under the Lordship of Christ and humble myself, I will be teachable, and accountable to those who God has put in my life for that purpose. I will not be full of myself and my sense of pride in my achievements or abilities. I will demonstrate a dependence on God and a subjection to His will for my life....

SPEAKING AND EXPECTING GO HAND IN HAND   Mark 11:22-24 “And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]. Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].”   According to the Greek dictionary, to be diligent implies to exert oneself, make every effort, be zealous, strain every nerve, and further the cause assiduously.   Those who believe have come to know His ways. He gives His Word! That is always the starting point.  Faith comes by hearing the word of God. We enter into the realities of His word as we praise and glorify God. We align...

UNDERSTANDING UNBELIEF!   Unbelief is a function of the thoughts we permit in our minds.  These thoughts hinder our acceptance, hence believing and receiving God's truth into our hearts.  This can be seen in the account of Jesus not being able to do mighty works because of their unbelief.   Mark 6:2-6 “And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, ‘Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom [the broad and full intelligence which has been] given to Him? What mighty works and exhibitions of power are wrought by His hands!’ Is not this the Carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us? And they took offence at Him and were hurt [that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging...

ENTERING INTO HIS REST   Many struggle to see God's power manifested in their lives.  There is a place in God called "Entering into His Rest". This is a place after we have done our due diligence in believing, acting, speaking and expecting His Word to be fulfilled in our lives, we labour to enter His rest. We do not allow unbelief and ignorance of His ways to derail us from experiencing His power in our lives.   Hebrews 3:7-11 “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness, Where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forbearance] and found I stood their test, and they saw My works for forty years. And so I was provoked (displeased and sorely grieved) with that generation,...

Knowing God and His Ways As we read through these verses of scripture, note that God speaks, we believe and come into alignment with what has been said then we position ourselves to receive from God.   Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me?”   There is nothing impossible for God to do. He needs us to believe Him and take Him at His word, trusting in His willingness to demonstrate His power on our behalf.   Luke 18:27 “But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God.” Mark 10:27 “Jesus glanced around at them and said, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.” Mark 9:23 “And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!” Acts 4:29-33 “And now, Lord, observe their threats and grant to Your...

The men and women who walked with God in their days as recorded in the bible, were people who knew their God, they knew His strategies and His ways. They knew the resources at their disposal and knew their enemy too. One of such men was David, the king of Israel. Others are Daniel and the mother of Samuel, to mention a few. God is the Master of the breakthrough.  David found that out through his experience with God.   We see from this scripture how David experienced God granting him the breakthrough he needed. God wants to do something similar for us all, but are we ready to learn, Who He is and how to function with Him? When we learn and apply what we see in His word we can expect His power to make the difference in our lives and situations.   2 Samuel 5:17-25 “When the Philistines heard that David had...

Jesus planned for the church to be the training ground for the citizens of God's kingdom. He delegated authority, responsibility and His Vision to the church - His called out ones. He plans for the church to be built on Him as their foundation. He also expects that the revelation knowledge of Himself and the Father would be the basis of operations in the church He is building.   Mat 16:15-19 He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar]...