Protect Your Mind

Protect your mind Be careful of where you allow your mind to wander to:
 

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God(1) to protect your mind from the attack of the enemy.  Your mind is like a computer—what you put in, is what will come out.  So be careful of what you allow the mind to store.  If you feed your mind with junk—food (particularly that which the media promotes) you’ll also spit out garbage. Unfortunately, the information the world offers, often is partly true, yet contaminated with deception, so if you don’t have your helmet on, you can be spitting out garbage, thinking that you are sharing truth.  Sadly, this can be fed to you from the pulpit as well, so ‘Trust, but verify.'(2)  This is why it is important to read the bible for ourselves.
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Saved from the Jaws of Death Part 2

“The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him, ‘Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do you say?’ They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, ‘He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. Straightening up, Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?’  She said ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said ‘I do not condemn you, either. Go, from now on sin no more’” (John 8:3-11).
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8 Steps to Dumping Your Past

Young people bring many teachings and experiences into their adult life, from home, school, and church settings. The first 18-20 years of life will many times determine how their lives will go as these teachings and experiences become manifested in the age group of 20-30. The teachings and experiences that are producing a negative result in marriage, relationships, careers, overall success in life, and in emotional and spiritual maturity must be dumped. How does this happen?

1. Drop the mask. Don’t pretend you do not have any problems. Especially, do not use your religious activities and relationship with God as a mask.

2. Admit you have issues and weaknesses. We all do.
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What Everyone Needs to Know about Their Salvation 1 of 3

Let’s pretend for a minute that all of us have just boarded an airplane for a non-stop trip overseas. All of us get on the airplane, take our seats, and fasten our seat belts. Then, we go to reach for a magazine and when we do we notice something near our feet that concerns us…it’s a set of bicycle pedals. Connected to those pedals is a large sprocket with a chain going down through the floor and to the engines.

So, you call for a flight attendant, and you ask, “What’s going on with these bicycle pedals?” She says, “Look all around.” You look and notice that everybody has them. “Why do we all have these pedals?” you ask. “Well, the pilot has agreed to get us in the air, but it’s up to us to keep it in the air. He’ll get us up to 30,000 feet, but then all of you will have to pedal really hard to keep it up there.”
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How to Stop Sin

This study reveals the truth that going back to the law is not the way to stop sin. The Bible teaches that a firm belief in your complete and totally forgiveness and God’s love for you, is the only way to produce the fruits of the spirit necessary to stop outwards acts of sin in our life.

If as a Christian you are caught in sin, going back to the Law is not the answer to your problem.

You may not realize that the Bible teaches we were made sinners, born with an inherited fallen nature, due solely to Adams disobedience. Our outward acts of sin are the symptoms of our inherited nature.
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Spiritual Warfare Part 4

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12, KJV).

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work (KJV). It is interesting to note that in one verse of Scripture we find that we wrestle against principalities and powers, while another verse says that we are to be subject to them. “To be subject,” means to submit our self to, or to be subordinate. At the surface, it would appear that these verses are contradictory, but they are not. While one verse refers to evil authority, and the other refers to governmental authorities, they are still related. One of the ways we wrestle against evil principalities and powers is by submitting to God-given authority. A means to breaking rebellion is for us to walk in obedience, which requires submission. There is power in submission; in fact, if we are unsubmissive, we will have no power or authority.
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