Lordship – Part 12

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Sermon Notes

So now, on to a very important subject; achieving total victory in life…
We are a spirit, that has a soul and lives in a body; my spirit is perfect, my soul, (mind) is in need of changing and my body needs to be brought into submission; we have talked about this for a few weeks now…

My mind is the problem, every situation, problem or opportunity is filtered through a mind that operates in the “natural” meaning in what it can see, feel, taste or experience. So we have a dilemma;

• We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used to create our problems!

My “natural” way of thinking caused me to make decisions that got me in the situation I am in, and thinking that I can use the same thinking will change my situation is kind of naive.
Rom.12:2 Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

If my home, my marriage, my finances, my health, etc. is not bearing fruit, if they are not bringing God some credit, then I must change some things and it starts with the way I think.
It starts with understanding that for the believer I can choose to submit my mind to the control of my spirit and in so doing bring my life under the protection of the Holy Spirit!

Gal. 5:16-18 My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?

I can go from the negative, victim, blaming everyone else kind of life to a life of power, freedom from fear and a bunch of other junk, and clarity of thought by building up the spirit man and bringing my mind under control.

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