10 December 2017 - Right Believing is the Secret to Overcoming Sin - New Creation Church Sermon Notes Online - Pastor Lawrence Lim Sermon Notes Online
We bring great delight to our Heavenly Father.
Do you have 'Pike Syndrome'? Quoted from Integrity Works Coaching:
"The pike is a large fish that survives by eating smaller fish. An experiment was conducted years ago where the pike was placed in a large fish tank. Then several smaller fish were introduced into the tank, but separated from the pike by keeping them within in a large, bottomless, glass jar. The jar was submerged to the bottom of the tank, closing them off completely from the pike. Of course, the pike didn’t know this and immediately struck at the minnows. In fact, the pike hit the glass over and over until, frustrated and “conditioned”, it settled at the bottom, right next to the minnows. After a while, the jar was lifted, and the minnows swam all around the pike and throughout the large tank. And yet, the pike remained motionless. Indeed, the pike never tried again and died in that tank with its main source of food and survival right in front of it!"
Have you been conditioned to wrongly believe a certain way about God?
Luke 6:45 - Your life is a reflection of what you see and believe in your heart.
When you change what you see with your spiritual eyes, your external life will also change.
That’s why right believing will lead to right living.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45 NKJV)
Proverbs 4:20-23 - Keep visual images of God’s word in your heart.
What do you believe about yourself and about God? What you believe will affect your life and your circumstances.
Knowing and believing in the truth will set you free.
“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:20-23 NKJV)
Revelation 12:9-11 - Satan is actually afraid of you, not because of you but because of who is in you.
You are the child of the Most High God. You have the power to trample over the power of the enemy because of Christ in you.
Every condemning thought in you is not from the Holy Spirit, it’s from the devil. The devil is the accuser of the brethren.
The Holy Spirit convicts you of your righteousness, that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:9-11 NKJV)