Today’s message from Dereck – Chambers of your mind
What you choose inside your head is the reason why you are where you are today. The world’s full of broken people because it’s a hard place. Your thinking patterns about certain things is your steering wheel of life. There are certain areas of our lives where our thinking is flawed and it can cause great problems. You’ve got the power to change your life but you don’t have the power to change others, they need to make that choice. You will amount to something, you’re made in the image and likeness of God, don’t let others negativity pull you down, don’t believe their lies. 2 Corinthians 4:4 “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers”. Satan’s the god of this age. A blinded person’s a terrible thing because they think they can see. Revelation 12:9 Satan’s deceived the whole world. You are deceived in your mind. If we don’t adjust the thinking patterns in our lives, we become a product of distortion.
Strongholds in the mind are negative thinking patterns / thinking errors. A stronghold is a lie that becomes the truth for someone who believes it. It’s a secular human mindset that contradicts the Word of God. It’s a weakness. A stronghold’s a pillar that determines your worldview.
Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” We’re in a supernatural war because we’re spiritual beings. Life without God’s worse than life with God, and life with God’s challenging as it is. Your beliefs determine your actions, behaviours, thoughts, feelings and emotions.
How do we deal with strongholds? 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” We’ve got to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning. Strongholds separate people from God, they’re obstacles of pride. If a stronghold separates you from God, you become your own god. Strongholds are deeply rooted in demonic behaviour. All of us make mistakes but if you want to keep living in your mistakes that’s your choice. Demonic means dark. It all started with pride. Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve hat God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Doorways through which strongholds come are:
Family and those you grew up with
Relationships / soul ties
The law of association / who you hang around with
The worst stronghold of all is religion – believing man made words and rituals to be the word and works of God
As you wonder through the chamber of your mind, don’t just accept everything as it is, you have the power to change it.