Church Service (notes)
4/13/2014 - RECOVERY
Slavery : The condition of being a slave; bondage; a condition of submission to or dominion by some influence, habit etc.
Recovery: The act or an instance of recovering; specific; a regaining of something lost or stolen a return to health, consciousness, etc. A regaining of balance, control, composure.
Isaiah 61:1Romans 7:14-25 , Rom 8:3-4 , Rom 7:24-25, Luke 4:18
You do not have to live in slavery in a spiritual sense. A slave to your past a slave to an addiction a slave to anything that is keeping you from living the victorious life that Christ died for you to live.
Worry can keep in bondage also. You are always recovering from something because we are always to be growing. Do not let others steal your joy or ensnare you or trap you. You must be balanced in your life and you can not have balance if you are bound by something.
You have to continue to gain control of your life day by day and being in recovery whether it is from drugs,alcohol, pornography, or what ever ensnares and enslaves you. The flesh speaks a different language than the spirit and wants to be heard the flesh wants to war with the spirit because the spirit also wants to heard so this creates the war. God does not give up on you and neither will sin .
Rom 7:15-2315 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Every body has a war going on within themselves and some do not know how to overcome this war. Christ Jesus is the only way to overcome this war. Do not judge people because you have know idea the war people have going on writhin themselves instead show grace as God shows us grace every day. See the reason behind peoples issues instead of judging them look beyond the actions and look at the cause. Do not volunteer to be a slave to something. Those who are slaves to something can recieve freedom in and through Christ Jesus.