(Philippians 2:12-13 NLT) . . . Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
(Matthew 4:4 NLT) But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
1. Stop DIGGING! – Victory over SIN.
(Romans 7:21-22 NIV) So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law;
(Romans 7:24-25 NLT) Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. . . .
2. Open WOUNDS.
(Ephesians 4:26-27 MSG) Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life.
3. Your real ENEMY.
(Ephesians 6:12 NLT) For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
(Romans 8:1-2 NLT) So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
√ RELATIONSHIPS are crucial!
√ Go to God for FORGIVENESS.
(1 John 1:9 NLT) But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
√ Go to God’s people for HEALING.
(James 5:16 NLT) Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
√ Invite PEOPLE in.
√ Invite JESUS in.
(Psalms 26:2-3 NIV) …. examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.
√ Changed HEARTS