The Bible says that the word of God is truth. (John 17:17)
The devil does everything he can to keep us from truth. Truth is liberty. Truth is freedom. God tells us in His word that when we look into the perfect law of liberty, not only being a forgetful hearer of the word, but also a doer, that man shall be blessed in his deeds. James 1:25
The devil doesn’t want us to know or acknowledge the truth about ourselves. He wants us to twist the truth in our own heads to justify our actions. The reality is, when we can face the tendency toward the sin nature in our lives, acknowledge it, and ask God to forgive it, we will begin to see His abundant manifestation of blessings in our lives.
I have been reflecting on recent sermons by a Pastor concerning the topic of strongholds. II Corinthians 10:4-5 states:
“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.”
God wants us to walk into the fullness of who He created us to be. He tells us in this passage of scripture that we need to completely destroy every argument or pretense that directly or indirectly goes against the word and knowledge of God. We need to bring it into captivity and bring it under subjection to the obedience of Christ.
In essence, we need to acknowledge and own those values and belief systems in us that are hindering our walk with God. Once these are acknowledged, we next need to totally eradicate them by seizing their further domination in our lives. This is a process for sure! As we search the scriptures, we can now replace these spaces with the truth found in God’s word.
Beloved, I encourage you to take this walk with me as we discover and acknowledge those areas in our lives that are holding us back from experiencing ALL that God intended us to be. I encourage you to look into that perfect law of liberty, living out the fullness of God’s word in our day to day lives. God promised that when we do this, we will be abundantly blessed in everything we put our hands to.
This is Leslie Eaddy Brooks, Think About It.