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When I was a new Christian seeking freedom from sexual sin etc.

Discussion in 'For New Christians' started by ericak101, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. ericak101

    ericak101 New Member

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    Deliverance is a process and seeking God with all your heart requires faith love patience obedience
     
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    Don't think deliverance is process , when Jesus cast out demons from guy who was cutting himself he was delivered this very moment , same with healing and giving blind sight.
     
  3. Norbert L

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    Is deliverance just and only about casting out demons? Where does she talk about casting out demons? It seems rather clear she's talking in terms of 2 Corinthians 10:5 and Romans 7:15-24.

    What I'm hearing from her is a good starting point for James 5:16. It's encouraging.
     
  4. NomNomPizza

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    by what I said I don't think it's process I think when Gods deliver you it's instant based on few testimony I heared from drug addicts who suddenly just dropped the habit of drugs in one day and were delivered from it.
     
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    I guess, it is only fair to say that, Jesus alone decides on, who gets healed/delivered instantly and who doesn't. During His earthly ministry, He met the 10 lepers and instructed them to go and see the priest first. Only after that did they get healed. Lets say, if they took 3 weeks to travel to meet this priest, it would have taken them, around that same time to get their healing, after encountering Christ.

    Instant miracles do happen yes, but you will find that, most of the time, Christ would rather have you repent and change your lifestyle first ,so that whatever opened doors there may be which are, causing demons to enter can finally be closed. And this is why it becomes a process and a very long one at times. Most of our illnesses and problems, are caused by our own sinful lifestyle or even our forefathers sins. I gather this is why Christ after having healed people, would remind them, to go and sin no more..
     
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    Thanks for sharing
     
  7. Joyous Song

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    Paul called it a race and race is indeed a process of going forward in faith, love and hope along learning patience and obedience.
     
  8. aiki

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    I was pleasantly surprised by the degree of truth expressed in this video. There are some...kinks in your understanding but God will order and clarify things more and more as you go along.

    I would urge you to be very careful about how you think about who does what in your walk with God. It's really easy to begin to emphasize your labor, your effort, your determination to walk rightly with God, and as that happens, distortions will develop in your life as a believer. The basic dynamic between you and God is always this: You work out only what God has first worked into you. (Philippians 2:12-13)

    If I might offer one other clarification to you, as well: The believer's life is one of receiving, remaining in and reflecting the work of God; it is not one of manufacturing for God a spiritual life, maintaining one's relationship with Him by careful labor, and motivating oneself to right action. I think you're well on your way to understanding this but wanted to encourage you not to get "mushy" about how the whole "Christian life" thing works and come to think God needs you to add some of your Self-effort to His transforming work in you.

    Philippians 1:6
    6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.


    Romans 8:13-14
    13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
    14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.


    1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
    23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.


    1 Corinthians 1:7-9
    7 ...our Lord Jesus Christ,
    8 who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


    Jude 1:24-25
    24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,
    25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.


    P.S. - I would urge you to study well Romans 6. Memorize it, even. In this chapter, Paul explains the two primary things that lead a person out of sin: Their identity in Christ and standing by faith in it, and submission to God.

    Keep on keeping on, sister! Shine brightly for the Lord!
     
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  9. ericak101

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    Thanks for your input its helpful. I do understand grace when it comes down to you don't work for your salvation but your saved by grace through faith. First I sought God for deliverance God had to renew me in the inside then I was able to obey Him after He worked in me first thats why I stress pursuing a love relationship with God. I believe what your saying I will work on wording myself better. I don't believe in laboring hard for our salvation and change. Jesus already did the Work to get us into heaven and set us free all we have to do is believe and receive. So we seek and pursue God so we may do good works not inorder to get into heaven but for the sake of worship and giving thanks to God because we love Him and trust He know better. not for labor to get Him to accept us; because our good works will never be enough because we will still somehow fall short in our flesh. We are to seek repentance as a daily lifestyle because even though God fixes one area another still needs help nomatter how much he changes us we will still fall short somewhere else. (yes we may not get drunk nomore but do we gossip?etc.) He needs to work on the inside of us like he did me when I sought Him and His Word in His presence and then He enabled me to obey Him once he set me free.


    I would urge you to be very careful about how you think about who does what in your walk with God. It's really easy to begin to emphasize your labor, your effort, your determination to walk rightly with God, and as that happens, distortions will develop in your life as a believer. The basic dynamic between you and God is always this: You work out only what God has first worked into you. (Philippians 2:12-13)
     
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