1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Cor. 10:4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds), casting down imaginations, and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ;
Imagination = reasoning, thoughts
Captivity = To shackle
To be a Christian with consistent VICTORY, we must work the Word of God. That means when, not if, the trouble comes, we do not allow our minds to run rampant, but, we arrest those thoughts and command them to come into submission to the TRUTH.
BUT……THE THOUGHTS, IMAGINATIONS, WILL COME….
WHAT DO I DO WHEN THEY COME?
The thought or feeling called fear is not the sin; nor is it the problem.
It is what you do with the thoughts and emotions!!
The thoughts are going to come, the emotions are going to stir, but how you handle those thoughts and emotions determines success or failure for your answer.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been approved, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to them that love him. Jam 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man: Jam 1:14 but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. Jam 1:15 Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death. Jam 1:16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren.
SPEAK TO YOUR DOUBTS AND FEARS.. AND REBUKE THEM WITH FEROCITY.
Do not be passive with those feelings or thoughts. The enemy is striving to strip you of your apprehension of the promises of God.
When you are getting weak
a. Get into Word Rom 10:16 But they did not all hearken to the glad tidings. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? Rom 10:17 So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
b. Find another BELIEVER. Find a faith friend who will stand with you, and not strive to speak doubt and unbelief in your life. Surround yourself with people of faith. Do not hang around people, even Christians who are filled with doubt and unbelief.
YOUR VICTORY IS READY, LAY HOLD OF THE TRUTH AND LIVE IN VICTORY EVERY DAY.
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Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy