The Protection of Transformation
Introduction: As God seeks to transform our minds through the power of His word, we must also understand the fact that another force is at work to do the opposite. In our natural state, Satan has access to our minds. In fact, as we seek to have our minds transformed, we are always working against Satan and the fortresses of deception, fear and doubt he has built in our minds.
In this lesson we will learn how to battle Satan effectively for the freedom of our minds and to remain free for the rest of our lives.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. (NKJV)
THE TRUTH ABOUT TRANSFORMATION - Nehemiah 4-5
THE BATTLE FOR OUR MINDS
1. TRANSFORMATION PROTECTS US AGAINST SATAN
Picture of Jerusalem before the restoration.
- Jesus and the parable of the sower - ''seed on hard ground'' - JESUS
- JOHN :31:32 - ''IF YOU AICDE IN MY WORD YOU ARE TRULY MY DISCIPLES. AND YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTHAND THE TRUTH WILLMAKE YOU FREE.'' marriage, family, money, call of God, destiny, health are all open targets and there is very little you can do to stop it.
HOSEA 4:6- My people are destroyed for lack of .r o> ** Without a transformed knowledge.
Without a transformed mind, Jesus would have lost to Satan in the wilderness and would have never fulfilled His ministry.
God's word is our only real defense! 2. TRANSFORMATION PITS US AGAINST SATAN - 4:1 - Sanballat - ''strength'' (II Cor. 10 - ''fortress'') became furious when he heard the Jews were rebuild
a.) His illegitimate authority would end. He would lose His power.
b.) The Jews would be able to regain their God appointed position.
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