One Addiction, Three Lies
Illustrating a Truth of No More Idols!
Satan is a liar from the beginning. His lies are very convincing and once they have had a chance to impact our "feeling system" , they become very powerful strongholds within us. Our task is to recognize and renounce those lies and then come into agreement with God's truths. This is war so be prepared to go to your battle station at a moment's notice.
Call on His Name to set His rescue in motion. Then, renounce and resist the lies coming to you from the idol (the demon behind the addiction), the wounded places in your heart (which craved a godless cure) and any distorted image of the Father you may have.
Don't tarry in the pigpen like the prodigal son did. Race to your Father at the first sign of weakness, going boldly to His throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16). Learn to let your place of disgrace reveal your Father's greater grace!
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:12-13 ESV
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 ESV
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 ESV
Father, thank You that You are loving me with perfect, unconditional love even now! You are not holding my weaknesses against me. What an amazing God You are! Your gentleness is making me great (Psalm 18:35), giving me strength to face the hard realities of my life. Your strength is even now being made perfect in my weakness, helping me to carry wrong desires and ungodly thoughts to You. I am truly finding Your grace in my place of dis-grace! Keep coming to my rescue as I call on Your Name.
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