We’re talking about some of the things that have been going on in my world, and I get back to the series, “Laying Foundations”. Today in part 3, we are discussing, “Understanding who Satan is”. This concept, while seemingly gloomy and dark, is necessary and even advised biblically. In 2 Corinthians 2:11, Christians are warned to not be ignorant of Satan’s methods and strategies.
This means that we have to know our enemy and his nature. Why is this important? It teaches and equips us on how to pray, how to resist, and ultimately how to fight. If there is a time that we need to know how to do these 3 things, NOW is that time.
In this series we have been focusing on the foundations that I believe are necessary for emotional and spiritual freedom and deliverance. As we dig deeper into each of these concepts, I realize that they will be important for our ongoing spiritual walk in general, not just for those seeking emotional deliverance. As a reminder, the 4 foundations that are covered in this series are: Understanding who God is, Understanding who we are; Understanding who Satan is, and Understanding our fight and who it is against.
Satan is the exact and total opposite of everything God is. God is light, Satan is darkness. God is truth. Satan is the father of lies. God is peace, Satan is confusion and destruction. God gives abundantly, Satan comes to steal. God convicts and transforms. Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Satan is counterfeit (Rev. 13:14 and 2 Cor 4:4)
https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/demons-servants-satan/ Scripture References: 1 Pet 5:8-9- Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.) John 8:44 - ...he was a murderer from the beginning Genesis 2:17 - But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. 2 Cor 11:14 - For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light 2 Cor 11:3 - But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Cor 4:4 - In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Isaiah 14:12–15 - How you are fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. Ezekiel 28:12-17 - You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God…You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, O guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings.
We're taking a break from the series, "Laying Foundations" to talk about the blood of Jesus. This break, influenced by the current COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, is necessary in reminding us of the power and need for the blood of Jesus.
In today's episode, we talk a little about who Jesus is, His Deity and authority to cleanse sin, and the countless ways that the blood operates. We also talk about the healing in His blood, and why blood.
We’re back today with part III of the series, “Laying foundations” - Understanding who We are.
We live in an era that is entangled in self-worship. We invest a ton of time, effort and money in our minds, our bodies, our looks, our well being, everything. We are so wrapped in us. What makes us happy, what makes us comfortable, what makes us powerful, what makes us better than the next.
One of the most profound things I have learned and am still learning about my identity in Christ, is that I am nothing. Realizing this allows us to surrender and "lay down" so that God can be in the lead.
We will never experience healing and deliverance or be open to it, until we realize that we are spiritually bankrupt because of sin. Pride is what keeps us self-sufficient and blind.
Once we understand our position and need, then we can begin rebuilding our broken identities by accepting who God says we are in His word: We are chosen, called, given grace fully and freely, we are loved, we are forgiven and redeemed, we have been given authority, we are children of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17
We’re back today with part II of the series “Laying Foundations”. In episode 002, I introduced what I believe are the 4 vital foundations that must be laid as we move toward deliverance:
1) Understanding who God is
2) Understanding who we are
3) Understanding who Satan is
4) Understanding our fight and who it is against
Once we know who God the Father, Our Father is, then we position ourselves to begin understanding things like:
The load we are intended to carry vs. the load He is intended to carry
Our true identity as Daughters of God
As I was gathering my thoughts on this series, I thought of the term “fine print”. A lot of mistakes and pain experienced in our lives is due to the fine print of our spiritual lives being overlooked, misunderstood, or not taken seriously. The details are always in the fine print.
God fills every crevice of space. He is so right under our noses, that we cannot be ignorant of Him. As Stephen Charnock puts it, "As he [God] cannot be comprehended in His essence, He cannot be unknown in His existence".
Some of the attributes of God discussed are God's:
Sources referenced in this episode are from the following sites:
Additional resources and study on the nature and attributes of God can be found here:
Before we can dive into emotional wounds, healing, and the challenges that we face as women, it is important to lay a foundation.
In today’s episode, 002, we talk about some of the foundations that I believe are necessary in the journey toward emotional healing and deliverance. Had I had this foundation, a solid understanding of it, I may have not went on living under so much pain and weight for so many years. The list of these foundations is not all inclusive, but it does consist of some of the foundations that have played a crucial role in my own personal journey of deliverance:
1) Understanding God's Nature
2) Understanding who We are
3) Understanding who Satan is
4) Understanding our fight and who it is against
Ephesians 6:11-12 (Modern English Version) - "Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."
Job 13:15 (MEV) - "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him...."
I Peter 4:12-13 (MEV) - "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory."
Acts 14:22 (New International Version) - "strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships (trials) to enter the kingdom of God,” they said."
John 8:32 (MEV) - "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”
II Corinthians 4:16 (MEV) - "For this reason we do not lose heart: Even though our outward man is perishing, yet our inward man (spirit) is being renewed day by day."
II Corinthians 10:4 (MEV) - "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds."
Matthew 19:26 (MEV) - "But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Depression Statistic Sites Referenced:
In episode 000, we talked a little bit about the vehicle, podcasting - and some of my motivations for podcasting. In this episode, we’re going to be digging deeper to talk about the vehicle make up. What is this podcast really all about, who is it for, and why “She’s Marked”?
Today we dig in a little to talk about holiness and what it means to be set apart. Many times as Christians, we miss this piece completely, and produce fruitless and ineffective lives filled with religion. We also discuss the big difference between believing in Christ vs. living for Him.
Other points cover the tons of lies we believe (and the outward sources we look to) regarding our identity and worth. These lies and sources drive us to build outwardly, while crumbling inwardly.
This is the episode before the episode!
Hannah officially introduces herself and the podcast, and chats a little bit about her motivation for podcasting, her target audience, and more.
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