Blow Your Mind: Colossians 3:1 -2 (NKJV, TPT, MSG)
We all need to be blowing our minds to think on a whole different level of living in God. Let your mind get out of the way. Blow your mind up so you don’t think like the world anymore. Be involved where Christ’s action is. You can’t fail when you’re doing what Christ wants you to do. All God-given revelation is intended to replace your current reality with redemption and restoration (not living in your reasoning and only those things relevant to you and your plans)
If you don’t act on what God says, you become deaf and blind to the things of God.
Blow Your Mind: Terms and Conditions Apply: 1 Corinthians 1:18-19 (MSG)
Blow Your Mind with Joy: Acts 2:28 (NKJV)
Blow Your Mind with Love: Romans 12:1-2 (MSG) & Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)
Blow Your Mind with Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: Ephesians 1:11-14 (MSG)
Blow Your Mind With Light: Ephesians 6:10-12 (AMPC)
We do not only contend with natural, human enemies, but our fight is with rulers, dark forces and spirits in the heavenlies. The spirit realm is real. Spiritual forces are at work in people, but we can overcome it by our faith.
Jesus is in you; you are a new creation; there is a light that shines in you and you can’t hide that because your burning fire in God is visible in the spirit realm. When you are seeking God’s face you suddenly find distractions start coming your way, because you become like a beacon, a burning light for a heat-seeking missile of enemy forces that starts to make their way towards you.
10 … be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power … Ephesians 6:10 (NLT).
The devil wants you to keep walking in darkness. He is trying to stop you from understanding who Jesus is to you and to stop you from walking in the light. Subconsciously Christians seem to think that if they don’t become too involved in the church or too spiritual the devil will leave them alone, and they won’t be a target of his strategies. Every human being on the planet is part of the devil’s strategy. He knows nothing else, but to steal, kill and destroy, and he doesn’t care who he does it to. He has strategies against your money, family, relationships, future and health.
23But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you, [your conscience] is darkened, how dense is that darkness. 24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (deceitful riches, money, possessions, or whatever is trusted in) (Matthew 6:23-24 AMPC)
If the Lord keeps prompting you to want to do something, and you keep saying no to God your darkness gets denser, because you’re not obeying the last thing He said to you. Nothing new is coming to you from God until you do what He last told you to do. Many Christians disobey the Word of God and shut it down because it doesn’t suit them, and the darkness increases. You fool yourself, and your darkness is growing, if you think that God and your own life can be separate. You cannot serve God and whatever else you’re trusting.
Blow up the darkness of your mind and walk in the light.
34Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness. 35Be careful, therefore, that the light that is in you is not darkness. 36If then your entire body is illuminated, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright [with light], as when a lamp with its bright rays gives you light (Luke 11:34-36 AMPC).
34The eyes of your spirit allow revelation-light to enter into your being. When your heart is open the light floods in. But when your heart is hard and closed, the light cannot penetrate, and darkness takes its place. 35Open your heart and consider my words. Watch out that you do not mistake your opinions for revelation-light! 36If your spirit burns with light, fully illuminated with no trace of darkness, you will be a shining lamp, reflecting rays of truth by the way you live.” (Luke 11:34-36 TPT)
If you choose Jesus and you choose light, it will be reflected in the way you live.
For instance, people not willing to tithe put their trust in a system of money. People who will not come back to church (after Covid) allowed darkness into their heart, and they’ll become closed to the light. Now you have to obey God and get back in church every Sunday, not only when it suits you.
35So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him (John 12:35-37 ESV)
We are all susceptible to darkness, because our fight is not against flesh and blood, our fight is a fight against principalities and powers and rulers of darkness. That is why we pray.
The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Church in Ephesus.
Keep putting Witbank and you and me in these Scriptures and in this message and you will begin to understand what God has actually got in store for us.
18I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones! 19I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power 20that was released when God raised Christ from the dead and exalted him to the place of highest honor and supreme authority in the heavenly realm! 21And now he is exalted as first above every ruler, authority, government, and realm of power in existence! 21And now he is exalted as first above every ruler, authority, government, and realm of power in existence He is gloriously enthroned over every name that is ever praised, not only in this age, but in the age that is coming! (Ephesians 1:18-21 TPT)
10We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it! (Ephesians 2:10 TPT)
7–8I have been made a messenger of this wonderful news by the gift of grace that works through me. Even though I am the least significant of all his holy believers, this grace-gift was imparted when the manifestation of his power came upon me. Grace alone empowers me so that I can boldly preach this wonderful message to non-Jewish people, sharing with them the unfading, inexhaustible riches of Christ, which are beyond comprehension. 9My passion is to enlighten every person to this divine mystery. (Ephesians 3:7-9 TPT)
God’s grace has empowered me to be a messenger to you. Even though I may fail you as a human being there is a God-mantle on my life. This messenger mantle has been upon me all through my life. I am the messenger of Jesus and it’s His grace that empowers me to be so. I daily take hold of that natural man that wants to make me subject to its own natural desires and I beat it so that I might overcome it so that I might accurately represent who Jesus is.
10The purpose of this was to unveil before every throne and rank of angelic orders in the heavenly realm God’s full and diverse wisdom revealed through the Church. (Ephesians 3:10 TPT)
The only way God is going to rule in the earth is through the Church.
20Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. (Ephesians 3:20 TPT)
God is going to give you destiny; a plan; glorious living, but you’ve got to make the decision that you are going to stick with Him.
11And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers. 12 And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers, believers to do their own works of ministry. 13 These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness into the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one into a perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed into the abundance of Christ. 14 And then our immaturity will end! And we will not be easily shaken by trouble, (Ephesians 4:11-14 TPT)
I am called to nurture you. If you don’t show up in church, I can’t nurture you. The grace gift that works on me works best here, that’s the way God designed it. I’m supposed to nurture you so that you can get to do what you’re supposed to do – your own work of ministry. God wants the church to nurture and prepare holy believers to do their own works of ministry, as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ.
My influence on my own son’s in the house was to daddy them. They could not develop as men if there was not a pastor who was teaching them. My job was not to pastor them, my job was to daddy them and to live out the life of Christ in front of them, so they saw Christ in me; they saw the power of God working through me; they saw God at work in my life so I can be an example of Christ. This is what the devil is trying to stop with Covid. You cannot get pastored through a TV channel, because nurturing comes through relationships. You won’t grow if you’re not planted in a church.
Church life is where the action happens. It is in the home where you’ve got to choose to do Jesus. How are we supposed to let this work happen between us if we stay at home? The church is where we learn how to not be easily shaken by trouble and when living gets messy. You don’t get the marvelous stuff of God if you don’t go through the messy stuff with God, because growing up is messy. Church is as messy as everywhere else. The difference is here everybody else is walking in love and our messiness becomes a marvelous powerful thing in the spirit realm. God choose to display His full authority to principalities and powers through His church
22 And he has taught you to let go of the lifestyle of the ancient man, the old self-life, which was corrupted by sinful and deceitful desires that spring from delusions. 23 Now it’s time to be made new by every revelation that’s been given to you. 24 And to be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him! For God has recreated you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24 TPT)
Whatever messiness, you are still righteous. When messy, righteous people get together, they can still get into agreement and pray together and change the world.
10Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you. 11Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser! 12Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. 13Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious. (Ephesians 6:10-13 TPT)
You are destined for all things, and you will rise victorious.
Say, I am a son of God. Thank you, Lord, I am protected, and you are my God. I will serve you, I will love you and I will obey you. Your grace anointing rests upon me everywhere I go, Peace is mine, favour is mine, blessing is mine. This message will be a living, powerful force in my life and I will listen to it and absorb it and it will become part of me and I will be infused with mighty power in the inner man.