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Inner Truth~The Effective Messenger
We become what we think. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” Our thoughts govern our lives. Embedded lies will hold us captive. Embedded truth will set us free.
Meditating on God’s word will embed truth in our inner man, and help us walk as Jesus walked. James 1:21 calls it the implanted word. Every thought that Jesus thought was in alignment with God’s thoughts. He always did the things that pleased the Father. John 8:29 says, “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
Colossians 1:10 says, “That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” This is a great prayer to adopt for ourselves.
Negative embedded thoughts not only do not please the Lord but they oppose Him. Does what you believe about yourself align with God’s thoughts towards you? Any thought against yourself opposes God’s thoughts and ways. Embedded thoughts against yourself are internally waging war against God’s thoughts towards you. Psalm 139:17 says, “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Anything opposing God’s will creates warfare in our minds.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 Amplified says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not physical (weapons of flesh and blood), but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, (inasmuch as we) refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the (true) knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ…” Lying strongholds are overthrown, and new citadels of truth are erected through meditating on God’s words of truth.
Negative, disparaging, or caustic thoughts against ourselves undermine our health. They create chemical imbalances, toxic emotions, and acidic conditions. They weaken our immune systems, making our bodies defenseless against germs, virus, bacteria, and infections. They break the natural rhythm He created to give us health and vitality to serve Him all the days of our lives.
Embedded lies suppress the truth. Romans 1:18 says, “…who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.” Unrighteousness opposes God’s will. The ground we give over to satan, allows him to rule through our thoughts. Paul instructed Timothy how to deal with those who opposed truth. 2 Timothy 2:25-26 says, “In humility correct those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
Isaiah 5:13 says, “Therefore My people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge…” Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Luke 4:18 Amplified says, “…He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed (who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity).” Jesus came to set the captives free!
He sets us free through the truth that we know. The Greek word for know means: to perceive, understand, recognize, gain knowledge, realize, come to know. It is the recognition of truth by personal experience. Meditating on truth embeds truth in our inner man. That personal truth will metamorphose our unrighteous thoughts. It will override the lies that we have believed and have been controlled by. If satan can get us to believe a lie, he can use it to control our lives. Who controls you? Is it satan’s lies or God’s truth? Romans 12:2 says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed (metamorphosis) by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable (pleasing) and perfect will of God.”
We are children of God. Through salvation we are adopted. Romans 8:15-16 says, “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” 1 John 3:1 says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!…”
What manner of love has He lavished on us? His love is unconditional. It is not conditioned because of our past. He has called us to be witnesses of His love through the message of our lives. Ephesians 4:1-2 says, “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.”
j marilyn adams ~ October 8, 2015