(Isaiah 61:1-2 NASB) "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
(Isaiah 61:7 NASB) “Instead of your shame you will have a double portion, and instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, everlasting joy will be theirs."
(Colossians 2:8-9 NASB) "See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”
✓ Philosophy: ideas that aren't true.
✓ Empty deception: makes a promise but doesn't deliver.
✓ Tradition of men: following someone other than Christ.
✓ Elementary principles: immature thoughts.
Made For More
(Ephesians 4:8 NASB) “Therefore it says,"When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, and He gave gifts to men."
1. Let go of former captivations.
(Ephesians 4:22 NASB) "That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit.”
2. Start following God’s principles.
(Ephesians 4:23-24 NASB) ”That you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth."
3. Stay faithful with what you already know.
(Ephesians 5:10 NIV) “Find out what pleases the Lord."
4. Live focused on more.
(Ephesians 3:20 NIV) "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”