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Prepare for Battle: 2 Corinthians 10:1-18 (Self Control)

Start:Dec 07, 2022

Duration:30 Minutes

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the development of the spiritual fruit of self control.

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Summary: Investing in the fruit of self control.

Step 1

Read Galatians 5:22-23:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

Are you ready to make your investment in the Fruit of Self Control?

Step 2

Go to 'VIDEO' and watch a message from Eric Ludy on what it means to prepare for battle as a warrior in the Army of the Kingdom of God.

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 3

What are your thoughts about this video?

Step 4

Read 2 Corinthians 10:3-6:

"For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete."

Allow this word of God to penetrate, then select the 'Successful' response when you are ready to prepare for battle.

Step 5

Go to 'DOCUMENTS' to read Oswald Chambers comments on taking thoughts captive.

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 6

Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you how he sees your identity in The Army of God's Kingdom. (Note: in addition, if you have an identity statement, take time now to review it.)

Write down any revelation you receive.

Step 7

Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any proud obstacles (beliefs, thoughts or imaginations) that are contrary to the word of God and leads you to experience any of the following:

a) fear
b) doubt
c) confusion
d) dread
e) distraction
f) anxiety
g) lack
h) passivity
i) uncertainty
j) fill in the blank

Write down your answer in the space provided.

Step 8

If the Holy Spirit reveled something to you, would you like to take a moment to confess and repent?

If 'Yes', if you wish, use the space provided to do so now. If 'No', proceed to the next step.

Step 9

Now ask the Holy Spirit to take you to the bible verses that will "wage war" and "destroy", through the word of God, what is coming at you.

For example: if you are experiencing fear, you could choose 2 Timothy 1.7: "For God has not given us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."

Write out the entire the verse(s) in the space provided.

Step 10

Take time now to meditate on the word of God you selected in Step 9.

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 11

How much do you feel the word of God equipping you for battle and, ultimately, victory?

Step 12

If your answer was 'Fair Amount' or 'Great Deal', proceed to Step 13. Otherwise, stay with Step 10 until you can answer at least 'Fair Amount'.

Step 13

Your mission today is to identify, knock down, take captive and then destroy any strongholds of reasoning, false arguments, proud obstacles and rebellious thoughts that are preventing you from walking in victory with your Lord and Savior.

Do you agree to remain focused and committed to the successful completion of your mission?

Step 14

Ask the Holy Spirit if he has specific instructions for you to carry out your mission.

Write your answer in the space provided.

Step 15

As you enter the field of battle today, be diligent and put on the full armor of God. For each piece of armor select a Bible verse that corresponds to that article:

The Belt of Truth
The Breastplate of Righteousness
The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
The Shield of Faith
The Helmet of Salvation
The Sword which is The Word of God

If you choose, you may enter your chosen verses into the Response area

Step 16

Finally, be strong and of good courage! May the Lord of Heaven's Armies give you the faith and strength to secure His victory in Christ, Jesus.

Rak Chazak men and women of God!

How much has this Trail increased the level of Self Control in your current dispostion?

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