1. Change Truth, Lies, & Manure. Romans 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your spiritual[a]act of worship.2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed (from what - to what?) by the renewing of your mind. Thenyou will be able to test and approve what God's will ishis good, pleasing and perfect will.
2. ACTIONS / FRUIT ^ FEELINGS ^ THINKING ^ LIFE RULES ^ CORE BELIEFS Luke:For out of the overflow of his hearthis mouth speaks. Isaiah: These people come near to me with theirmouthand honour me with their lips, but theirhearts are far from me. 3. ACTIONS ^ FEELINGS ^ THINKING ^ LIFE RULES ^ CORE BELIEFS Invite myself out when I want. Include myself in conversations. Ask for, and offer help. Included, Belonging, Accepted I wonder if there is any chocolate in the fridge. How can I contribute here. Ill ask them if I can join in and give them my number. I fit in here if they like me or not. This place is mine as much anyone's. I can play a part in friendships & ministry. People need me and most probably like me. I am a unique part of the puzzle. I belong. I am part of the family. Dont invite myself to events. Keep to myself. Dont include myself in conversations. Dont ask for help. Left out, alone, abandoned, shy, insecure. They dont like me. They didnt invite me because they dont like me. I dont fit in. There is no point trying to fit in. I only go when invited. When I am not invited it means I dont belong. I dont belong. (KING LIE/Mis-belief) Are my core beliefs TRUE or FALSE? 4. Lies Truth Lies are from the Enemy (the father of lies -John) Lies are the devils native language (John) Lies block you from hearing God (John) Lies are evil Lies destroy Lies provide a foothold for the devil Lies are the real enemy/root of the problem Maintains Delusion = Pain when reality bites. Truth is from God (Jesus is the Son of God) (I am the way, the truth) Truth is all Jesus speaks. (I tell you the truth) Truth is from the Spirit of Truth Belief in Truth Sanctifies (John 17:17+2 Thes) Truth Protects (Psalms+)(Eph 6) Truth sets us free (John) Truth guides us (Prov) Keeps us in Reality Greater Stability How does this affect your thoughts on spiritual warfare? 5. The Power of Truth do you value it? If Truth is so key, how do YOU measure it? What is your epistemology? 6. Jesus saidin Matthew:Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Manure = Stuff I havent dealt to yet. TraumaGrief/LossResentmentUnforgivenessEmotional Bruises 7. Jesus saidin Matthew:Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 8. The ball is in your court. God delegated control of your mind to you. He wants you to submit it to Him, not to give it back as if its faulty. Gods got it all in control is a lie when used as a cop-out. 9. Getting to the Root of the Problem Little ones are easybut big onesthat are bearing bad fruit i.e. trees will be a battle! Enlist help! Good counsel, counselling, prayer, the Holy Spirit, Scriptures. Dig up the roots. Assess the damage. Acknowledged the problem honestly and completely. Discover the depth of it. Identify the Lie at the root of it. Give up the Lie and replace it with and army of Truths by meditating on specific relevant Truths. Update your behaviour to reflect the Truth. 10. More resources at www.newinsight.co.nz