Harvest Roundup ’21, Part 1
This harvest roundup is comprised of Messages beginning August 15 and ending September 26. The purpose in the combination is presenting contents that are easier to digest, and thereby produce fruit.
My Thoughts Define Me: Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he; eat and drink says he, but his heart is not with you.” “I Am as I Think,” August 22, Proverbs 23:7.
This verse summarizes the whole of human relationships. How often do we enter into intimate relationships with people when it is obvious their hearts are definitely not with us? Where it really shines is by turning the focus on each individual. My thoughts define me! What thoughts am I allowing to control my thinking? Do the people I am with play a role in the words I speak? This is apparently what was happening in this verse, the preceding verse tells us he is counting the costs, so the generous expansive invitation to eat and drink was only throat deep. Now while this may seem like a small thing to us as human beings, we are used to hypocrisy, sometimes it is a way of life. But apparently in the eyes of God, who looks on the heart it is not an acceptable practice. It is the thoughts we entertain that develop the ideas, beliefs, and judgements we operate in. I Am as I Think. If my words are negative-tinged most of the time, it is because that is what I have fed on and developed an image of in my heart.
If you are wondering why? The heart of humanity is the data center, or hard drive of our lives where every thought, action, and word are recorded in that area known as the mind/heart connection. This is what God searches, as He scans our actions, words, deeds. [See I Samuel 16:7.] Thoughts are energy! These energy fields release power to heal, lift up, cast down, and destroy, according to what is stored. That is why Jesus said that from the issue of the heart, the mouth speaks. (Matt. 12:33)
The mouth has made a withdrawal from the bank of the heart.
As the data center, when the spirit of man died, after direct connection with God was broken, the heart became filled with the nature of satan. READ Matt. 15:18-20 and Mark 7:18-23. The heart of man is referred to as the inner man.
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Healing and Deliverance
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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