(Exodus 6:6 NIV) … I will free you from being slaves to them…”
(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.
Controlling Your Tomorrows
1. Victory over SIN. • What YOU do to yourself.
(Romans 7:21-22 NIV) So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good (SPIRIT), evil is right there with me (Body & Soul). For in my inner being I delight in God’s law;
(Romans 7:23-25 NIV) but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! …
2. Healing from WOUNDS. • What OTHERS do to you.
(Ephesians 4:26-27 NLT) And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
3. Authority over the ENEMY. • What the DEVIL wants for you.
(Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV) Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
(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 key.
(1 John 1:9 NIV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
√ Go to God for FORGIVENESS & 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.
(Revelation 12:11 NLT) And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.
√ 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.
• If we are honest most of us don’t want a changed life or a changed heart; we just want changed circumstances.
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