Part 3- Freedom FROM Sin and INTO New Life!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”

Information about the Word of God in and of itself cannot bring http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1577942256&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrthe transformation necessary to change the human heart bound by sin so it is impossible for mere religion or denominational-ism to be of any effect.  

Information ABOUT the Word provides the first step toward transformation but cannot by itself do it, you must WILL that God’s Word can have the right to transform your life.

This is how God made us, with the most powerful thing called ‘a will’ he will not overpower it, he will not force himself beyond our permission. Its not that God is not MORE powerful than our will’s HE IS by far, but he respects our space.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0446577367&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThis is why when we willingly give ourselves over, our conversion is deeper and forever. But if we do not do it willingly, it results in a shallow commitment to the truth. We allow the worldliness we were accustomed to to lead our decisions.

THE SOWER

MARK 4: 
13And He said to them, Do you not discern and understand this parable? How then is it possible for you to discern and understand all the parables?
    14The sower sows the Word.

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    15The ones along the path are those who have the Word sown [in their hearts], but when they hear, Satan comes at once and [by force] takes away the message which is sown in them.

These are people who hear on the outskirts of the message, they THINK that God said something he really didn’t, its really close but not the pure unadulterated original word that God spoke.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002VYR8JE&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIf we hear what we want to hear instead of what God’s intent is, we rob ourselves of the blessing intended and Satan steals the rest. 

Human nature has a bad habit of jumping to false conclusions because of a lack of concentration on the subject at hand, we think we know more than has been revealed and only accept half of what God said!

Satan is a spiritual rapist, he forces his REINTERPRETATION of what God said as he did to Eve in the Garden, its just the opposite of its intention. If we don’t get the intent we don’t hear God, God speaks what he means and means what he says!

    16And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;
    17And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.

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In order to endure the Word mush take first place above all else, it requires DEEP ROOTS to grab hold of life so that when there arises persecution against what God says we can defend our stand. Without those roots we are easy targets for vain reasoning and foolish ideas. 

    18And the ones sown among the thorns are others who hear the Word;
    19Then the cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age, and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless.

This one speaks for itself, the clutter of worldly living drains our spiritual life of every nutrient rich element in our heart. 

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001RWYAAQ&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrGod made us to hold his Image within us, if that image is being tainted by fleshly desires and mental images that haven’t occurred yet  but are anti-Christ in nature; how do we think God’s word could rule us that way?

    20And those sown on the good (well-adapted) soil are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and bear fruit--some thirty times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some [even] a hundred times as much.

This is the ideal growing condition for the word of God, no other soil is able to produce the fruit that God requires of our lives!

As any gardener knows the soil is the most important part of the http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003NSBLRC&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrcrop of flowers, corn, or Wheat because it is within the soil that the seed is gestated and opened. How would a good seed grow in polluted soil?

 THIS IS CLEAR TEACHING ABOUT THE ‘WILL’ AS MUCH AS IT IS ABOUT THE DEPTH OF FAITH AND TRUST.

If you want true change to take root, then your Will must be in the lead when your trust and faith in God are in play, nothing http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000THDK4W&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrwill change until your WILL allows the change in. Too many people accept the information concerning Jesus at face value instead of for its internal value.
You are made up of the past choices you have made, they define you only AS LONG as you will them too; after you choose to change then change can begin.






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This is what God does in the New Birth, but not before you allow it. You may want it in your heart but your will is blocking it from happening. Satan cannot MAKE you do what your will blocks, but he UNLIKE God will force himself upon you…like a rapist! He will mess with your emotions, play in your mind by putting thoughts contrary to the Word.






  The whole point here is that WE have control over how we http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1433510499&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrreceive his word, we can determine the outcome of the blessing simply by Listening well and not OVER-LISTENING or UNDER-LISTENING to the Word. Because this is what adding to and taking from the word of God is!
Prosperity: The Choice is Yours

The Laws of Prosperity

Partners — Jesus is Lord — Kenneth Copeland Ministries — Understanding the Covenant of Partnership [book], Covenant Promises http://cassette, The Anointing in Partnership http://cassette, The Anointing in Partnership [CD], Covenant Promises [CD]

I Was On His Mind [5 Video Songs with Medley] (Kenneth Copeland Video Music Series)

The Best of Kenneth Copeland (Vinyl Lp)

CD Healing Scriptures

Pursuit of His Presence: Daily Devotions to Strengthen Your Walk With God

Healing Promises

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THE WORD – Kenneth Copeland

Pursuit of His Presence: Daily Devotional

Part 2- Knowing what freedom is and how to receive it!

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PLEASE READ PART 1 FIRST:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM
 
As we learned yesterday Freedom is far more than what we learned in school, and a lot deeper of a subject than most Americans know. But the point in doing this series is not to teach what we know but what we haven’t understood about freedom, so that we can grow-up into it and change the world.
 
Conditions that surround you will determine your responses until it is interrupted by the greatest outside force available…God himself! The issue is….we cannot walk in true freedom UNTIL we accept the responsibility required to use it rightly. The problems created by a non-understanding of biblical freedom are obvious, we know that we are released from Satan the Oppressor at the http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001HL0DZS&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrNew Birth, but we think we are still bound to the oppression as a religious obligation. This would not happen if we were taught to be responsible for our own freedom. 
 
The good news is that Jesus WILL convert our deliverance from sin INTO freedom FROM sin through our sanctification process. The longer we live as responsible believers under God’s Laws and commands the deeper that word creates within us a solid foundation that the winds, and waves of the world cannot knock down!
Our position in life does not guarantee our disposition, emotions cannot be trusted to follow as a sign like so many do in Horoscopes, and the craft. Simply because something is new does not mean that CHANGE is happening! Too often we as Christians base our lives around superstitions rather than the Word of God and our freedom turn into bondage.
Without a real MENTAL transformation, a renewing of our thinking, the actions we take to change will only produce a new place to do the old things we used to do. Decorating garbage only leads to a smelly mess that looks nice but goes no where in changing our insides as God requires. 
 
 
 
 
God calls this form of religion Hypocritical! 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0830819878&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWhy do people LIKE being controlled by others rather than being free to be controlled by God? The answer is simple really,there is comfort in having someone else take control of your life so you can slide through without having to take responsibility for your own actions. This is why the progressive party uses Welfare so well to control elections, people would give up their rights as long as those food stamps are available. But if we are in obedience to God its our responsibility to walk out of the prison we made not God! 
Want to know who changes YOU? You do! God provides all the power and the faith but YOU have to want to do the actions required to be free, you’ve heard the phrase ‘Freedom isn’t Free’ well its true in more ways than you know. Your thinking must line up with God’s plan for you before that plan can be fulfilled, if the old ways are in play the New ways will be silenced. Playing games that you played as a sinner will only imprison your walk with God.
If we truly love God AS WE SAY then DOING his word should be second nature, without exception. NOTHING CHANGES UNTIL THE SOUL CHANGES, your wasting your time playing religious games, they avail nothing and prove nothing to God.




James 1:22-24

  “But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000VZQXCI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifryourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. “

Its simple…What we feed our minds, like our bodies determines how healthy we will be, too often we think of our minds as the last thing a christian should be worried about, but your mind should be the FIRST THING YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT since that is where the battle of flesh and spirit takes place. Your mind will determine your quality of life and the degree of FREEDOM you enjoy with God.


RETRAIN your mind to think like God….How do you do that? By meditating not simply reading God’s word first of all and by praying his word into your soul. This is what the bible means by saying to be in prayer at ALL TIMES because talking to God should be returning his word to him once it is processed in our hearts and received as fact to our minds, this is true prayer.


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 Freedom isn’t free, neither is it ongoing without work..HARD WORK, because the lack of responsibility in others can bring you down to their level as quickly as you rose up. Don’t hang around those who do not share in your freedom as their lack of work will become yours in short order! Don’t get so busy getting over your past that you forget to build for your future.

 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002941Q6W&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrRemember that your past life gains strength from your dwelling mind, your thoughts can empower your past or your future your choice!

 

Don’t be one of those Christian fakes that are so glad for being free from Satan in Word only, http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B004K1FHBW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrbut all the while do not want real deliverance from their oppression because it comforts them to remain where they were rather than work hard to be as God wants them. These people are no better in God’s eyes than the thousands of Welfare bums in America who rather than working to get a job would just as soon be on endless taxpayer support because its easier than risking ones energy to do it for themselves. Don’t be a fake, be real before God because he was real to gain the rights to your freedom for you!

Hell’s Best Kept Secret / True & False Conversion (Premiere Series, Living Waters Publications) (2-VHS in case)

Spiritual Refining: The Anatomy of True and False Conversion

Knowing the Heart: Jonathan Edwards on True and False Conversion

Hell’s Best Kept Secret and True & False Conversion

The Way of the Master: True & False Conversion and Soundly Saved (How to share your faith simply, effectively, biblically…the way Jesus did, 2 Audio Message Set)

A link too many: A tract on true and false conversion and assurance

MARKS OF A FALSE CONVERT, BEWARE!!
FALSE CONVERSION
TRUE AND FALSE CONVERSION
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4
PART 5