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THE ISSUES OF LIFE




If a man’s heart and mind are filled continually with evil thoughts, lusts of the flesh, carnal desires, and wicked imaginations, he will be a weak and defeated believer.


On the other hand, if a man’s heart and mind are filled with good thoughts--God’s Word, faith, and the power of the Holy Spirit--he will be strong and victorious.

Since the heart is the center of man’s existence, the innermost being from where all the issues of life flow forth, it is vitally important that you make every possible effort to continually protect it from the enemy.


You are warned: “Keep your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23, AMP). The springs of life mean all the issues--everything pertaining to your life.


Your mind is Satan’s major point of attack and it is here where the war must be fought and won. The war you are fighting is not against flesh and blood. It is not a battle fought with your mental abilities, through the power of positive thinking, head knowledge, psychological techniques, or your limited natural abilities. It is a spiritual battle in your mind that affects your heart. It can only be fought and won by the power of the Holy Spirit.


When Israel was at the edge of their destiny for the first time, it was an attack on their minds that prevented them from entering their Promised Land. They listened to negative reports and believed these instead of God's promises. They lost the battle for their hearts and minds. They thought about what they heard, became discouraged, and grew fearful. In so doing, they disobeyed God, missed their destiny, and turned back to die in the wilderness.


But you will not follow in their tracks, because you are coming out of the wilderness. Through Christ, you are renewing your mind--the major point of Satan's attacks. You will not be discouraged, nor will you turn back to the old life. You will not die in the wilderness.


PRAYER:

My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.



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