You can live in freedom. — Thoughts that go unchecked long enough in our minds cause us to stumble and sin against God. It’s the enemy’s plan to let these thoughts fester and grow. However, we must remember that the work of Jesus is FINISHED. Not only has Jesus established a beachhead for us to launch into #Victory—he has provided us with blueprints of the enemy’s plans. In the power of the Holy Spirit and the knowledge of how the enemy operates, we defend our thoughts and break the cycle of sin and temptation! Join us next week as we dive into practical steps to defend ourselves against the enemy. To beat the enemy’s plan, it helps to know his thoughts. Look at the seven steps below that lead to the spiral of sin and temptation so that you can fight the enemy. 1. A temptation from the enemy enters our minds. 2. We act on that temptation and we sin. 3. There is usually momentary pleasure. 4. We discover sin’s hook. 5. We are met by feelings of frustration guilt and shame. 6. The enemy shifts to a new tactic - condemnation. 7. We find ourselves vulnerable, weak, isolated, empty and longing.
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