Framed by Your Thoughts
What is the difference between the face we show and the face we hide? The heart is the inner person, the real person. That is what God the Father scans to see our thoughts. God is concerned about the contents of the heart. Our heart needs cleansing. In Matthew 5:8, Jesus says that only the pure in heart shall see God. Some previous LOJWC messages deal with the heart in greater depth. How do we get from a toxic landfill in our hearts into a place of giving God glory and honor, to a pure heart? We begin by renewing our minds by meditating on God’s Word. It needs to travel from our mind to our heart. It won’t be effective until it gets into the heart. For more insight, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on February 7, 2021.
Ezekiel 14:1–3 NIV, Proverbs 23:7 NIV
1 Some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat down in front of me. 2 Then the word of the Lordcame to me: 3 “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?
For he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost.
“Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
Special Scriptures: The service has been separated into three parts. We encourage you to feast on this three course meal!
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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