Note to the reader: The following written guide is not a complete work. It is intended to accompany your viewing of the video so that you may better understand and receive the Word.
The Real Problem: “SELF”
II Corinthians 13:5 – Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
“Examine” means “to test, endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline; to examine, go about, prove, tempt, and try.”
I Corinthians 11:31 – “For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged”
“Judge” (Diakrino) means to “separate thoroughly, to withdraw from or oppose; to discriminate or hesitate; Contend, make to differ, discern, doubt, be partial, stagger, waver.”
“Judged” (Krino) meant “to distinguish, decide, avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to the law, ordain call in question, sentence.”
Look at SELF instead of others!
Stop asking and receive your “victory”!
How do we judge ourselves?
1. Unforgiveness: self first, then everyone
Isaiah 1:19 – “If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land”
James 4:17 – “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is a sin”
Deuteronomy 7:25-26 – “You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.”
3. Hate: destructive force and creative force
Self pity – form of hate
Self condemnation – John 3:17 “…Did not come to condemn…”
Romans 8:1 …”no condemnation”
Believe Philippians 1:6 – He will finish the good work … “being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
I Peter 5:7 – Your Hate – “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.”
Proverbs 26:24-28 – “He who hates, disguises it with his lips, and lays up deceit within himself; When [a]he speaks kindly, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations in his heart; though his hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him. A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”
I John 2:9-12 = Prejudice – hate keeps in darkness
“He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.”
Pray for the one you hate.
I John 3:15 – “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”
4. Unrepented Disobedience Festers in the soul
There’s a difference between willful acts and weaknesses!
Weaknesses and shortcomings make Overcomers!!
Isaiah: 59:1-2 – “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”
Psalms 66:18 – “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
Repent and be Restored!
5) FEAR: Cancels prayer, cancels faith
Demonic fear enslaves and torments
II Timothy 1:7 – Power, love, sound mind. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Revelations 12:11 Our confession (testimony) Reverses Body Processes! “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.”
Let us examine our relationship with God!