11/04/17 SELF DISCIPLINE IN ALL
HEARD AND SAW:
Will you help me? I have redeemed you. I will equip
you. Bring down the stronghold in the name of Jesus
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 For though we walk in the flesh, we
do not war according to the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our
warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the
pulling down of strongholds;) 5 Casting down arguments, and
every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of
God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the
obedience of Christ; 6 And having a readiness to punish all
disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
I saw a vision of the side view of the pretty blue house
in my Inspire art Bible and then I saw a low brick wall in
front of it. I knew immediately that the wall represents
boundaries and saying NO.
Do you want to hear more? I will tell you the most
important first. Temperance.
Strong's Greek Dictionary
1466. ἐγκράτεια enkrateia (enkráteia)
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ἐγκράτεια enkráteia, eng-krat'-i-ah
Strong's Greek Dictionary
1468. ἐγκρατής enkrates (enkratḗs)
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ἐγκρατής enkratḗs, eng-krat-ace'
strong in a thing
(masterful), i.e. (figuratively and reflexively)
self-controlled (in appetite, etc.):—temperate.
Galatians 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23
Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law. 24 And
they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us
also walk in the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 9:25 And every man that striveth for the
mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to
obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
Tit 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good,
sensible, just, holy, temperate;
Tit 2:2 That the aged men be sensible, grave, temperate,
sound in faith, in love, in patience
2 Peter 1:5-10 And for this reason, giving all diligence,
add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to
knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to
patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things be in
you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be
barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus
Christ. 9 But he that lacks these things is blind, and
cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged
from his old sins. 10 Therefore rather, brethren, give
diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you
do these things, you shall never fall:
I will help you sweetheart. I have not forsaken you.
What really matters? Being obedient.
Attentive, compliant, deferential, devoted, docile,
dutiful, faithful, law-abiding, loyal, respectful,
subservient, acquiescent, amenable, at one's beck and call,
biddable, complaisant, controllable, docious, duteous,
governable, honoring, in one's clutches, in one's pocket, in
one's power, obeisant, obliging, observant, on a string,
pliant, regardful, resigned, reverential, sheeplike, tame,
tractable, under control, venerating, well-trained, willing,
wrapped around finger, yielding.
WORD TO PONDER: RULE OVER YOUR
OWN SPIRIT 11/04/17
Precious one, when you feel like your life is out of
control, it comes from the inside out. The environment
around you may look like a whirlwind, but it is the life
within you that needs repair. You are asking Me for
understanding as to what I AM doing in your life. I AM
maturing you in the spiritual fruit of temperance. This is
self-control, using moderation in all things, especially
your appetite for comfort from what the world offers. I
have already given you the power to say No to overdose.
Your flesh wars against your spirit. Stand. You have gone
through many seasons of exercising great restraint, just
like the parable of dieting. You learned to say no and
stick with it. Now that you have been given liberty to
enjoy life in My Spirit do not return to your old ways of
bondage. Repair your walls of faith by returning to what
you know is right and moderate in My name.
Proverbs 25:28 He that has no rule over his own spirit is
like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all
men. The Lord is at hand.