“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 KJV
Let us get this straight once and for all!! Let us stop all the begging God to do this and that; God HAS DONE ALL that He is ever going to do through Jesus - Jesus said, “IT IS FINISHED!!” Plus, we do not have to beg God to do anything - we only must believe the finished works of Jesus!! Jesus did not only deliver us from sin, but took ALL forms of sickness, disease, infirmities, pain, shame, etc. from us - Jesus defeated EVERYTHING of the devil, that would EVER come to steal, kill, and destroy from us, and gave us His ABUNDANT LIFE (Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalms 91; Colossians 2:11-15; John 10:10)!! Praise God!! Thank You Jesus!! Thank You Holy Spirit for raising us from the dead!!
Our spirit man is perfect, just like God!! But our souls MUST be renewed - that is why the Word tell us to renew our minds and we renew our minds with the Word by studying and meditating on it. Here is a great teaching by Andrew Wommack titled, “Spirit, Soul, Body,” that will explain our spirit, soul, and body. It will help you all understand the three parts of man.
Until our soul comes into agreement with our spirit man, our healing cannot manifest in our body. Because healing flows from our spirit man, through our soul, into our body. And if the soul has not been renewed by the Word of God, we will not see healing in our body. Remember, the soul house our mind (which MUST be renewed), will, and emotions. Therefore, the soul must be renewed with the Word of God before we can see our healing in our body. Junk in our souls, block healing from flowing through it, from our spirit man, into our bodies. If you are having a hard time not doing some things you used to do, before you accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, your soul is cluttered with that junk of your past!! The ONLY way to get junk, including wounds of the soul, out, is by renewing your mind with God’s Word!!
God’s Word tells us in 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].” God wants us to prosper, and He tells us how to prosper in Joshua 1:8!! But if we do not renew our mind (soul) with God’s Word, we will not prosper; we will not live the ABUNDANT LIFE Jesus died so we could have - the life Jesus ALREADY gave us!!
This is what God said in Joshua 1:8, on how to prosper: “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Once we meditate on the Word, eat it, so our soul can be transformed, by renewing our mind, so we can do what the Word says to do, obey the leading of the Holy Spirit, and not our soul, THEN we will make our way prosperous, and have GOOD success !!
EVERYTHING we need is inside of us; in our spirit man!! God, Jesus, Holy Spirit lives inside of our spirit man!! Therefore, ALL that we need, including our healing, flows from the inside out!! Once our soul begins to prosper, comes in agreement with our spirit man (allow Holy Spirit to flow through it), then we will prosper in every area of our lives!
It is time for us as God’s people, to learn the truth of His Word, and lay aside every false doctrine, that we have been taught down through the years - EVERYTHING that does not lineup with God’s Word!! We will never be used by God to the fullest, do the greater works Jesus did, until we know the REAL truth of God’s Word - we must unlearn the mess, we have learned that was wrong!! No longer can we afford to take a man or woman’s words, as being of God blindly!! We MUST have a REAL relationship with The Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, who is Jesus, God the Holy Spirit), for ourselves!! And in that process, we MUST know who we are in Christ!!
But before we can know The Trinity, and who we are in Christ, we MUST break up the fallow ground of our hearts - till the soil, of the ground of our hearts. Surrender ourselves to God, asking Holy Spirit to show us what needs to be plowed up in our hearts, and casted out!! THEN the seed of God’s Word, can fall on good ground, as we study to renew our minds. If we do not break up the fallow ground of our hearts, as we study the Word, it will not be able to take root, because of old traditions, beliefs, etc.
Check out my Pastor’s (Shannon Carroll) teaching about fallow ground, and other things that will transform your life, in his series, “Nourish & Flourish,” - it will be titled, “Nourish and Flourish Part 9.” From this link, you can also go back and watch all the sessions, in the series. Also, yesterday ((Mother’s Day, May 10, 2021)), both my Pastors (Shannon and Karin), taught a great message that will also help you transform your life - you can also access it through this link for the “Nourish & Flourish” messages.
God’s Blessings to you all, as you embark on this journey, of transforming your lives, with the Word of God, so EVERYTHING Jesus died for you to have, will manifest in your life; so the ABUNDANT LIFE Jesus gave you all, will manifest in your lives!! And God’s Blessings to your families, and Ministries!!
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks