As long as you live on this side of eternity, you are at war with satan who takes no prisoners. That’s why it’s so important that you remain immersed in Papa’s truth— His Word.
We have the living Word of God, which is full of energy. It pierces more sharply than a two-edged sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts.
There is not one person who can hide their thoughts from God. Nothing that we do remains a secret, and nothing created is concealed. Everything is exposed and defenseless before His eyes, to whom we must render an account. Hebrews 4:12-13
It’s your heart, not your circumstances that’s the battlefield in this war for your soul.
Sadly, some Christians’ hearts are more like a black hole than a well-guarded fortress. Whatever tickles their fancy is allowed entrance. Believing they are powerless to control their thought life. The devil’s lies become their reality. Yes, these Christians may truly love Jesus.
If the devil controls their mind, he’s the god of their world.
This is why many who call themselves Christian think and behave no different than when they first made a confession of faith in Jesus.
Seeking to build their personal kingdoms instead of Papa’s.
Personal happiness, not truth, is their moral compass.
Studying Papa’s truth is not for enlightenment and transformation but for divine confirmation of self-centered agendas.
What can be done to demolish these unrighteous paradigms?
A non-negotiable biblical worldview must be taught and lived. All information, experiences, relationships and opportunities are to be processed through the filter of Papa’s moral absolutes. A filter that both purifies and increases your capacity to love others.
Now, because of your obedience to the truth, you have purified your very souls, and this empowers you to be full of love for your fellow believers. So express this sincere love toward one another passionately and with a pure heart. For through the eternal and living Word of God you have been born again. This “seed” that He planted within you can never be destroyed but will live and grow inside of you forever.
Human beings are frail and temporary like grass, and the glory of man fleeting like blossoms of the field. The grass dries and withers and the flowers fall off, but the Word of the Lord endures forever!
1 Peter 1:22-25
The Passion Translation