“Strongholds – 201”…Blog. [2/?]
*** (2Corinthians 10:3-to-6) For though walking about in flesh, we ‘do not’ war according to flesh.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but ‘mighty’ through God; to the pulling down of strongholds,
(2Cor 10:5) casting down imaginations and ‘every’ high thing that exalts itself ‘against’ the knowledge of God, and bringing ‘into captivity’ every thought into the ‘obedience’ of Christ;
(2Cor 10:6) and having ‘readiness’ to avenge all disobedience [Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10], ‘when’ your obedience [James 1:22] is fulfilled.
Continuing with this “Strongholds”… discussion, let us look ‘first’; at the Strongholds of Sin in our lives; ‘After’ we have been Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God. Our fallen nature and through processes has been replaced; and continues to be replaced; by our “Obedience” to God’s Holy Word! Because, the Holy Spirit is the “Power Source” from God; for ‘all’ righteous living comes from Him. Our ‘continuing’ growth in Christ; is ‘dependent’ on that ‘Spiritual Growth’. There have been some; who have ‘said’; they are Christian… and yet have “Never Been Born Again!” Ever wonder about those who; ‘never’ seem to ‘Grow Spiritually’…? Or even those who have ‘once professed’; “Faith in Christ”, only to return to the World and its “Temporary Pleasures?” They really didn’t ‘belong’ to Him; but are as the chameleon; continually changing to fit in; hiding in plain sight. Remember, ‘Satan comes as an Angel of Light!’ [2Corinthians 11:13-14-15]
*** (Colossians 4:14) Luke, the beloved physician, and “Demas”, greet you.
*** (2Timothy 4:10) For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and he has departed to Thessalonica. Crescens went to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
*** (1John 2:19) They ‘went out’ from us, but they were ‘not’ of us; for if they were of us, they would have ‘continued’ with us. But they went out; so that it might be ‘revealed’, that they were ‘not’ all of us.
*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have ‘much’ to say about this, but it is difficult to explain ‘because’ you have ‘become’ too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by ‘now’, you should be teachers, you still ‘need’ someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have ‘become’ people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who ‘lives’ on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for ‘mature’ people, whose minds are ‘trained’ by practice to ‘distinguish’ good from evil.
*** (Hebrews 12:6-7-8) For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He punishes [spanks] every son He accepts."
(Heb 12:7) What you ‘endure’ is for the sake of discipline. God is ‘treating’ you as sons. Is there a son whom his father does not discipline? [No!]
(Heb 12:8) Now if you are ‘without’ any discipline, in which all [say they are] sons share, then you are illegitimate [Bastard] and ‘not’ His sons.
“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.
Those who are “Truly Born Again”… are ‘tearing down’; those “Strongholds of Sin in their Minds!” Human Sexuality is probably the hardest one to tear down. Any media, both visual and auditory is ‘replete’ with Sexuality! It is the main commodity of most peoples. America is the world’s largest exporter of “Pornography!” As a result… “Abortion” has Killed Over “55,000,000 – Million “Innocent Babies”, in their Mothers’ Wombs. America is the worlds’ ‘Largest Exporter of Abortion!’ We readily watch the Sexuality on TV, Videos and live entertainment… and discard the “Holiness of God” and His ‘requirements’ for a “Sexuality Pure Society!” Virgins, both male & female… are hard to find. And yet, STD’S [Sexuality Transmitted Diseases] permeate humans… just as fluent; as the ‘Common Cold!’
*** (Job 31:1) I made a ‘covenant’ with my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a virgin?
*** (2Peter 2:14) having eyes ‘full of adultery’ and never ‘ceasing’ from sin, alluring unstable souls, having a heart ‘exercised’ with covetousness. They are ‘cursed’ children
*** (1Corinthains 5:1-2) It is actually reported that sexual immorality ‘exists’ among you, and of a kind that is ‘not found’ even among the gentiles. A man is ‘actually’ living with his father's wife!
(1Cor 5:2) And you are being ‘arrogant’; instead of being filled with grief and seeing to it that the man who did this is ‘removed’ from among you.
“Respect – For ‘WOMEN’? – 101” …Blog.
Even in your “Ears”… those Songs; contaminate and build “Strongholds” in your mind! Remember, “Every Song is a Sermon!” Say it isn’t so…? Remember the Rolling Stones song… “I can’t get no satisfaction?” Since it came out, “1965”… there have been far worse songs! Evil ‘never’ stands still or retreats! It ‘only’ gets “Worse!” That secular music stronghold… is as bad as the [Pseudo] Christian Music! Crossover music came from the ‘Secular’ to the [Supposed] ‘Sacred!’ No one said it was wrong; because they had been “Wrongly Falsely Told”… this is the way to win others to Christ! As an ‘Angel of Light’… Satan has his camp; in the very churches! Ever wonder where [Pseudo] ‘Christian Rock’ came from…? Or Contemporary Worship… that sounds like a Rock Concert…? Do any of those Songs… have the “Theology and Teaching” about God; as that ‘Jewish Hymnbook’… “The Psalms”… have in the Bible…? Absolutely Not!
*** (Isaiah 14:12-13-14) How you are fallen from the heavens, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!
(Isa 14:13) For you have said in your heart, I will go up to the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.
(Isa 14:14) I will go up above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.
*** (Ezekiel 28:13-14-15) You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the ruby, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the turquoise, and the emerald, and gold. The workmanship of your tambourines and of your flutes was prepared in you in the day that you were created.
(Eze 28:14) You were the anointed cherub that covers, and I had put you in the holy height of God where you were; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
(Eze 28:15) You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you.
“Satan & Music – 101”…Blog.
“Fallen Music – 101”
*** (1John 5:19) And we know that we are of God, and the ‘whole’ world, lies in ‘Evil’.
This “Brainwashing”, for “Evil Strongholds”… continues ‘without’; rest or respite. Meeting with Jesus in His Holy Word… “Daily”… is the only way to ‘overcome’ this onslaught of evil. Replacing the Ungodly… with the Holy! Casting Down Imaginations… and Every Thought that Wars against the Knowledge of Christ! Holy Brainwashing is the only way to overcome this Satanic onslaught. Allowing your Mind to become the… “Repository of Truth = The Holy Word & Truth of God”… will allow you to take the Whole Armor of God; as your… ‘Moment by Moment… “Holy, Christ Like: Mindset!”
*** (Philippians 2:5) “Let” this mind be in you, which was ‘also’ in Christ Jesus:
*** (Rom 12:1) I beseech you ‘therefore’, brothers, by the mercies of God to ‘present’ your bodies ‘a living sacrifice’, holy, pleasing to God, which is your ‘reasonable’ service.
(Rom 12:2) And ‘do not’ be conformed to this world, but be ‘transformed’ by the ‘renewing’ of your mind, in order ‘to prove’ by you; what is that ‘good’ and ‘pleasing’ and ‘perfect’; will of God.
*** (Joh 3:30) He [Jesus] must increase, but I must decrease.
*** (Luke 17:10) So likewise you, when you shall have done ‘all those things’ which are commanded you, ‘say’, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that, which was ‘our’ duty to do.
*** (Matthew 18:7-8-9) Woe to the world because of offenses! For it is ‘necessary’ that offenses come; but ‘woe’ to that man ‘by whom’ the offense comes!
(Mat 18:8) And if your hand or your foot causes you to offend, cut them off and throw them from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
(Mat 18:9) And if your eye offends you, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire.
Do these verses, “Matthew 18:7-8-9”… ‘Teach’ you to cut off your hand or foot; or pluck your eye out; “OR”… it they will lead you into Hell…? “Absolutely… Not!” They are simply a… “Bible Word Picture” for; ‘Where’ You “GO”… with your Feet; ‘What’ You “DO”… with your Hands; and ‘What’ You “SEE”… with your Eyes! It is simply a word picture of… “Your Motivation & Agenda!” Remember in the last blog: “The Body ‘ONLY’ Does… what the ‘Mind’ Wants”…? Those “Strongholds” simply allow the “Evil”; or your “Good”… to take you ‘where’, your desire is. You use your, Hands, Feet & Eyes… “To ‘Serve’ Yourself”… Or… “To ‘Serve’ God!”
“Continued”… in the next Blog… “Strongholds – 301”…Blog. [3/?]
Love, in Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.
“Strongholds – 201”…Blog. [2/3]