Spirit-filled believers have the deep desire to grow in their Christian walk. In fact, the apostle Paul instructs us to "work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ)" (Phil. 2:12b, AMPC). But how do we do this?
Prophetic prayer minister Rebecca Greenwood, co-founder of Christian Harvest International, shares the answer on the Victorious Prophetic Warfare podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. "This Greek word for 'work out' implies something that we do with thoroughness," she says. "It is a complete through and through process to attain to a desired finished work ... There can be a desired finished work of victory in your life.
"So when we are saved, it literally means that we when we are going through salvation, once we receive salvation, there is deliverance, preservation, safety and salvation," Greenwood says. "So we have to be intentional. ... And so we have, when we're intentional, this process of becoming more and more Christlike, not only in our actions, but also in our thoughts and our emotions.
"You see, I believe our thoughts and emotions, sometimes our especially our thought life, [is] the last thing that we really get freedom in because it's something that can remain hidden and other people might not see or know," she explains. "Now, none of us is excused from the need of overcoming wrong beliefs, thought patterns and strongholds that have gripped our minds and emotions."
Listen to the entire podcast to learn the biblical secret for breaking down these strongholds in your mind and emotions.
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