Look inside where the kingdom is to overcome your problems. The outside will essentially take care of itself.
Learn to bless your spirit to build up the weakness, faults and failings.
You can wear yourself out with “soul battles” and probably lose, anyway, since nobody really wins in that situation.
Keep your focus on God, not your problem. Whatever you focus on gets bigger.
Control, manipulation & domination = witchcraft, etc., is often generational, and it should be brought to death on the cross (Rom. 6:6). The Blood washed it all away, but we must appropriate Jesusâ€™ finished work.
Don’t get angry with people; bless and not curse. Keep forgiving until itâ€™s second nature.
You will reap what you sew and become what you judge.
The Jezebel Principality uses cords to keep people under control. Discern what cords may be binding, controlling and manipulating you. Consider: witchcraft, hate, sex, sexual perversion, occult involvement — current or past — and inner rage. Cut the cords from controlling people, sins of the past, situations, soul ties.
Stop blaming God and others, and allow God to deal with you. You get out of your muck much quicker this way.
Satan has only two weapons: fear and lies.
Have no agenda but God’s. If you demand your own agenda, you won’t get His.
If youâ€™re married, the two of you became one flesh, so you inherited your spouse’s stuff â€” good, bad and ugly. Spouses need to cut themselves free from their parents’ control â€” leave & cleave to find true freedom.
There are really only two emotions: Â love and fear. Everything else flows out of these â€” Perfect Love (agape) casts out fear. Fear is our worst enemy and is the root of all control issues.
Be acutely aware of false guilt in yourself and striving to overcome it by condemning yourself â€“ itâ€™s a major trap. God has a better way called grace.
Learn that Jesusâ€™ name is not a â€œmagic potionâ€ to stick on the end of your request to God. Praying in His nature will get your results (John 15:5).
Religiosity is a horrendous mess; avoid it. Walk in the Spirit, but donâ€™t act religious â€“ religious words â€“ jargon and Christian catch phrases are not worth two cents in the Spirit. Itâ€™s all a heart matter.
Learning to meditate may be the most important thing you ever do as a believer. The quiet spirit that can receive from the Father is very powerful! Â (Psa. 62:5; Isa. 30:15-18).
God isnâ€™t happy with mechanical interaction. Heâ€™s a Person who deeply desires intimacy with us. Heâ€™s not a spiritual Santa Claus. Heâ€™s â€œyoâ€ Daddy!
Denial is not a river in Egypt.
Theeâ€™s and Thouâ€™s belong in the 16th century.
Quit fretting over whoâ€™s â€œpre-tribbingâ€ and follow the Lamb wherever He goes (Rev. 14:4).
Learning to love God with our total being is more important than who the antichrist is or all about the 7 Seals of Revelation, etc.
Speaking the truth in love is Godâ€™s way; political correctness is nothing but compromise.
Deep inner peace from Jesus is a healerâ€¦ stress is a killer.
â€œPositive Confessionâ€ can turn into nothing less than spiritual manipulation of the Father.
On the other hand, â€œIf it be thy will,â€ can act as a faith killer!
Strong and accurate teaching/preaching on the Blood of Jesus and His Cross and the incomparable Presence of the Holy Spirit can do more damage to satanâ€™s kingdom that a dump truck full of feel good sermons!
Agape covers a multitude of sins.
Your â€œinner childâ€ probably needs healing, but thereâ€™s also a spiritual brat sitting next to him!
The Lordâ€™s Supper, Communion or Eucharist â€“ whatever your church calls it â€“ was never meant to be just a remembrance tool.Â This ordinance was given to bring us life! (John 6:54). Itâ€™s not just symbolic.
Praying in tongues edifies the believer and touches things in the heavenly realm. To dismiss it or minimize it is foolishness, not the other way around!
Paul was definitely a Southerner because he â€œprayed in tongues more than you allâ€ (I Cor. 14:18, KJV)!
Believing IS the work (John 6:29). The rest of it is mop up time!
Jesus has your works planned for you â€“ you just need to find out what they are so you can get in on it â€“ (Eph. 2:10).
Self-focus and self-pity are fodder for the devil.
Jesus rose â€œa great while before day and prayedâ€â€¦Â Shouldnâ€™t we?
Youâ€™re only getting older on the outside no matter how much Botox you use, but your inner man is being renewed daily.
When you look in the mirror, God says, â€œYouâ€™re beautiful!!â€ Either that or you say, â€œCall 911.â€
Stop complaining â€¦ the Israelites did it regularly, and God sent verminous snakes among them. Do you get it?
Be careful what you say because your brain is listening and recording it all, and it will play it back to you!
Cursing others is like spitting into the wind!
Jesus made real excellent wine at the wedding at Cana. Seriously, can you imagine that they â€œsaved the best grape juice for lastâ€?
Give up the management of the universe â€“ the Jobâ€™s already taken!
Never see someone for who they are but who they can become.
Reading too many books, especially religious ones, is wearying to the soul, but donâ€™t take it from me, ask Solomon (Eccl. 12:12).
Get a life â€¦. Get His!
God has a rubber room â€¦ Itâ€™s called Grace.
Are you a sheriff or a farmer? Sheriffs have rules; farmers help things grow.
Hungry means you want some spiritual food â€“ â€œhongryâ€ means you canâ€™t do without it!
Joseph (Joe) Beckham is an ecumenical Christian, who has drawn from his experiences as a Southern Baptist, United Methodist (he â€œpesteredâ€ two churches), Assembly of God, independent charismatic and charismatic Episcopalian. â€œI wasnâ€™t confused â€” I was just piecing together certain aspects of the Kingdom of God from each one,â€ he says with a smile. Joe is a practical Christian who does his best to tell it like it is, or at least as he sees it. â€œThe Blog in the Fogâ€ is an effort to help others find reality in Jesus Christ and to strengthen and deepen their faith in a time when confusion and perplexity is a way of life for many. He has written two books, "Overcoming Bipolar Disorder & Other Mental Difficulties" and "Deeper Water for Thirsty Souls."
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