Dear Friends! Right now as we are staring in the face of a pandemic, with Covid-19…..you still standing!!! Somehow you have kept the faith!! Some of you have experienced death, sickness, financial struggles, the loss of dreams, the loss of business and much more. So far, 2020 has been a year of great loss! However…. I want to encourage you to keep looking straight ahead and let’s finish 2020 with faith and confidence that God is and has been with you every step of the way.
When God was calling the children of Israel OUT of EGYPT…a place of slavery and bondage……God was known as the Deliverer! He was setting His people FREE from bondage and slavery.
The Deliverer is alive today and His name is JESUS! He still wants to bring His children out of Egypt and everything it represents.
God wants to bring you out of a slave mentality into the mentality of royalty! YOUR DADDY IS A KING!
Look! God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt in 24 hours, but it took 40 years to get Egypt out of them!
They still had a slave mentality!
A slave mentality consist of the things that hold your mind in bondage, strongholds, addictions, conversations, vocabulary, simply put….your lifestyle.
The first thing you have to realize is:
1. You Are Chosen as ROYALTY NOT A SLAVE!!
I Peter 2:9-10
9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10 for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.
When you are called out of darkness and into the Light, it means God is calling you out of Egypt, slavery, and bondage. When you come to Jesus, His light exposes the things that have been hiding in the darkness. But you are chosen and God is calling you OUT!
2. The Second thing you need to know is……He wants you to experience His Presence everyday. Now that you have come out of Egypt, now God has to get Egypt out of you! Experience God Everyday by transformation, conformation and renewal!!
Romans 12:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
YOU HAVE TO TAKE ON THE MIND OF CHRIST!
1 Corinthians 2:11-16………….combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words………….. we have the mind of Christ.
3. Take every thought into captivity.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations………………………..
DESTROY SPECULATIONS BY making a great exchange today?
Philippians 1:6-7 New International Version
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
*Confident: peíthō(the root of 4102/pístis, “faith”) – to persuade; be persuaded of what is trustworthy. An inner persuasion: inworking (gift) of faith.
I AM PERSUADED: (root word is) PISTIS
I AM CONFIDENT: (root word is) PISTIS
I AM PRAYING THAT YOUR FAITH WILL NOT FAIL YOU: (root word is) PISTIS………..
The way you destroy……plans of the enemy AND calculated arguments of the enemy AND the opinion of the enemy is by……………..Exchanging the thought by FAITH!!!!!
Remember, you capture every thought and make it come into obedience.
You replace the lie with the truth!! THIS IS IMPORTANT! DON’T STOP READING!
WHAT HAS THE ENEMY BEEN TELLING YOU?
*When I was twelve and I had been sexually abused by my stepfather for two years and it led to a THOUGHT of suicide that was trying to work its way to my soul to take me out…..
Until I prayed……and I had another thought….I had another reason to live and by giving in to that thought….I destroyed the plan of the enemy…
*Two years ago my son almost died. The devil had a plan. He showed up one night and painted a picture for me in my dreams. I saw the bones of my son as this huge shadow was throwing his bones in a grave that had been dug for him……but in the middle of the night…i was moaning and groaning in my sleep and I woke up and my husband had been praying in the spirit and he said to me, “Janet…the Lord says to have another thought”….and I exchanged the picture the enemy had painted for me to the picture that God had painted for me. I saw Rhett healthy, on his wedding day and I saw children! By exchanging that thought….it destroyed the works and the plan of the enemy! And he is alive and healthy today!
- In the beginning of March the enemy had a plan and he called it Corona Virus Covid-19. His plan was to kill, steal and destroy. But his bigger plan was to close down the church….and the churches suffered! The enemy painted a picture of death for you. The Spirit of FEAR visited you….how do YOU destroy the works of the enemy? YOU exchange the thought of the enemy for the thoughts of the Lord…Jeremiah 29:11…I Know the thoughts I have for you…thoughts of hope and peace..thoughts of a good future for you!
What do you need to exchange today?