Message Summary: For spiritual freedom to win in our lives, we must practice the skill set God has given us. This special skill set consists of relying on God, knowing God is on our side and renewing our minds by focusing on His promises, His word, and His truths.
Strongholds are lies we allow to take over in our mind. Freedom from these strongholds are won or lost in our minds, because the mind is the battlefield. We focus on the lie rather than focusing on God’s truth and promises. If we only look at circumstances or giants in our lives, then we won’t feel free. We need to renew our minds by standing on God’s word to find freedom.
To find freedom, we need to shift our focus.
- What stronghold or lie do you allow to consume your thoughts?
- What scripture verse can help you to renew your mind with God’s truth to demolish this stronghold?
- What circumstance is holding you back from standing on God’s word?
- Why is it sometimes more difficult to focus on the word and promises of God than it is to focus on the circumstance you are in?
John 8:32 NIV –You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV – For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
Philippians 4:8 NIV – Finally brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things.
2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV – For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom….