Hello, Mighty Woman of God, I pray that today's message will touch your heart and will be of comfort and encouragement no matter where you are in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:3-6), For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
P.O.W. (Prisoner of War). As we have all seen a movie either on the big screen or television about a war movie where someone was captured by the enemy and held captive for a long amount of time. In the move the enemy usually wants his prisoner to openly denounce his country and his beliefs. The enemy tortures that prisoner until he breaks and does whatever the enemy ask of him. When you look at that prisoner, his clothes are usually dirty, he has lost a tremendous amount of weight and sometimes the prisoner is even struck with some kind of disease.
Some of us are P.O.W.'s. Even though we are saved and believe with all our hearts that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. But for some reason, we are still P.O.W.'s. A P.O.W. cannot always be spotted by the type of clothes we wear or how we smell. Or how much we go to church or bible study. Some of us are P.O.W.'s in our mind and when your mind is a prisoner, it can affect your whole body. Your mind will not allow you to be free of past hurts and past relationships that have torn you apart.
You are tortured about past history with men, past history with abuse and past history with drugs and alcohol. God is not bringing your past up over and over again, its the enemy. The enemy is trying to torture you until you give in and denounce the Lord Jesus Christ. You are a prisoner in your mind and wondering why God will not deliver you from yourself. You can be destructive to yourself if you continue to allow the enemy to whisper sweet nothings in your ears. That's right, it's nothing. And God has delivered you from your past, what is stronghold is is you. You can be your worst enemy.
So what do you do? How do you break free, once and for all of the enemy? You tell your story. We overcome the enemy by our testimonies. When you open your mouth and tell your story, (I mean to someone that you can trust), the enemy is weakened. He is basically saying to himself, "Dag, she's no longer ashamed. I can't torture her with that anymore". The next step is to remember that your weapons are not carnal. What are your weapons? The WORD of God, prayer, the WORD of God. Make up in your mind that your will no longer be torture by the enemy, you will no longer live as his captive, you are no longer going to be a P.O.W. AMEN!
Heavenly Father, I pray that you forgive me for my sins. Father, forgive me for the things that I might have done to my body with drugs, alcohol and men. Father help me to accept your forgiveness so that I can move forward in my life and live a life of freedom, holding back no praise and worship that you desire from me. Lord Jesus, I know that you love me and I accept your love. I love you too, Lord, even when I don't express that love all the time. I receive your blessings for my life, in Jesus name, Amen.