www.RonTravisSr.com by Ron Travis
LIFE "Living In Freedom"

LIFE - "LIVING IN FREEDOM EVERYDAY" MOVING FROM SALVATION TO THE ABUNDANT LIFE (John 10:10) - Learning how to Wage Spiritual warfare - Obtain Personal cleansing - Walk in freedom and the Spirit provided by the Cross - Minister freedom to others.

 

LIVING IN THE TREE OF LIFE - God’s desire & heart for us was never the life of pursuing dead religion; but that we would LIFE know Him personally through the Tree of Life, as children of the King.

WALKING IN THE SPIRIT – Move from salvation to the abundant life (John 10:10). SPIRITUAL ORDER requires us to let the SPIRIT LEAD, to then be followed by the BODY and SOUL (MIND Thinks – WILL Makes Choices – EMOTIONS feel).

SURRENDERING OUR LIVES, OUR THINGS, & OUR RELATIONSHIPS TO THE LORD God must be first and Lord of our lives so that we may grow in our purpose; live a life of forgiveness; and receive His blessings. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6) – "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you as well" (Matt. 6: 33). Study the Bible to learn about God and Jesus and their teachings. (Romans 10:17):

LEARNING TO SPEAK WORDS OF LIFE - The Bible says that life and death are in the power of the tongue. By learning to speak words of life that line up with God’s Word, we have the power to change our environment and break the power of the enemy’s words off our life.

BECOMING A VESSEL OF HONOR GOD CAN USE - God has a unique plan and purpose for each of us. Our enemy’s goal is to keep us from realizing that purpose, but we have the authority in Jesus to overcome sin and the enemy’s schemes to walk in victory and live a life of purity that’s full of purpose.

LIVING AS A WORSHIPPER - Jesus said a time was coming when “true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth.” The ultimate purpose we were all created for is to worship the King. A Spirit-led life of purity and surrender produces a heart for worship.  

 

REDEMPTION – Eternal Life – Holy Spirit – Fellowship

 JUSTIFICATION (Just-as-if-I-had-never-sinned) (Rom. 3:23-26)

SANTIFICATION – LEARNING  TO WALK IN THE PATHWAY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (Gal. 5)- (Rom. 7:21-23)

WINNING THE BATTLE BETWEEN OUR SIN NATURE AND DESIRE TO BE HOLY

Christians are spiritual beings with a temporary physical experience on earth

         

THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL

Your actions are led by the desires of your Body and Soul.

See God as a task master & judgmental who requires us to obey the letter of the law.

We fear him and are afraid to disobey Him. We don’t feel close to God. We strive for personal achievement. We feel shame and guilt when we fall short. We are jealous of other’s success. We put others down to make us look good. We Hate criticism. We are Self-centered. We serve a dead religion that lives by the flesh, passions and desires.

LIVE IN THE TREE OF LIFE BY FAITH IN GRACE AND HOLY SPIRIT POWER 

Your actions are led by the Spirit

Spend time in Prayer and Bible study. With love for God and others – Know God personally as His children.

See God as our Heavenly Father who loves us and wants only the best for us. We delight in His love and want to be our best to please him. We experience our Heavenly Father’s unconditional love, affirmation, acceptance and closeness. We are motivated to love and serve others. We rejoice in others blessings and success.

 

==========THE PLAN OF SALVATION==========

ALL HAVE SINNED (Romans 3:23 )

GRACE– God’s Riches at Christ Expense - (John 3:16)

SIN SEPARATES US FROM GOD-(Rom. 6:23)

FAITH – Forsaking All, I Take Him

DOUBTS – Weak faith – Frustrations

JESUS is the only way (John 14:6)

 

HOLY SPIRIT POWER (Acts 1:8) – WISDOM (Psalm 139:23-24) – CHANGE (Psalm 51:10) Our heart is the where the Holy Spirit resides. (Ezekiel 36:26) – Be FILLED (Eph. 5:18)

 

ABUNDANT LIFE (John 10:10)

 

BIBLE STUDY (2 Tim. 3:16)

 

PRAYER & QUIET TIME (John 15:7) (Mark 1:35) Certain Time, Place, and Prayer Plan

==========TEN COMMANDMENTS (Exodus 20:2-17)==========

Materialistic – Worship Stuff - Power Grabs – False Pride - Obsessive Compulsive – Jealous- Performance Anxiety (Matt.: 13:22 – Rev.: 3:17 – 1 Tim.: 6:9-10 0

1-3 No other Gods–No Idols–Honor God’s Name (Humility & Honor God with your attitude toward Wealth & He will take care of your Needs - Psalms 62-10 - Prov.3:9-10- Ecc. 5:19 – Luke 12:22-31 -  1Tim 6:17 – Heb 13:5)

Discredit Church – Small Groups – Bible Study

4 - Keep the Sabbath Day Holy (Heb. 10:25)

Dishonoring the Elderly

5 - Honor Your Father and Mother

Birth Control Abortions

6 - You shall not Murder

Sex out of Wedlock – Affairs – Pornography – EVIL THOUGHTS (Mark 7:21)

“Garbage In-Garbage Out”

7 - You shall not commit Adultery

Break Laws of Man and God

8 - You shall not Steal –  (Honesty & Integrity Prov. 22:1)

BITTERNESS – UNFORGIVENESS - DISPUTES & OFFENDED BROTHERS - (Prov. 18:19)-GOSSIP, REJECTION & EVIL TONGUE (Prov. 18-21)

9  - Don’t give false testimony against neighbors

ENVY – JEALOUS - SELFISH AMBITION – DISORDER – EVIL PRACTICES (James 3:14-16)

10 - Don’t Covet what others have

==========DAILY PRAYER AND QUIET TIME==========

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER “Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debt, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, for Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever” (Matt. 6:9-13)

 

PRAY WITH: Thanksgiving & Praise – Confession & Forgiveness – Daily Goals & Direction – Requests for Others – Requests for Self – Confidence & Faith.

==THE ARMOR OF GOD FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE & CONNECTION TO GOD== Ephesians 6:11-19)

 

Helmet of Salvation

Breastplate of Righteousness, Holiness & Purity

Belt of Truth, Honesty & Integrity

The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace and God’s Will

The Shield of Faith in Jesus Protection

The Sword of the Spirit to Reveal God’s Word and Truth to Me (Eph. 6:11-19)

====ACTS OF THE SINFUL NATURE and FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Gal 5)====

ACTS OF THE SINFUL NATURE – BODY & SOUL LEADS (Mind–Will–Emotions)

FRUITS WHEN THE SPIRIT LEADS (2 Pet. 1:3-10)-PRAY FIRST (Mark 1:35)

Sexual Immorality – Lust – Porn

Love

Impurity & Debauchery

Joy

Idolatry & Witchcraft

Peace – Contentment

Jealousy – Insecurity – Ego - Covetness

Forbearance – Patience

Envy - Factions – Cliques – Peer pressure

Kindness

Selfish Ambition – Conceited – Pride

Goodness

Hatred – Revenge – Discord - Provoking

Faith – Trust – Don’t Worry (1 Peter 5:7)

Temper - Fits of Rage – Cursing - Dissensions

Gentleness – Humility

Drunkenness – Orgies

 

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DIVORCE – Give up – Attack – Manipulate – Insist on Your Spouse  Changing Their Personality traits – Verbal or Physical Abuse

MARRIAGE – Covenant Commitment (Matt. 19:3-6) – Purity (Prov. 5 - Malachi 2:16)– Love is a Choice (Col.2:14) – Worship together (Psalm 127:1) – Stay Future Focused With a Clean Slate (Lamentations 3:19-23) – Have Fun.

Cigarettes – Alcohol – Drugs – Addictions – Overweight – Poor Nutrition -

Physically fit – Your BODY is the Tabernacle containing the HOLY SPIRIT

 

SUPPORT GROUP (Ecc. 4:12) -

Judgmental – Resentful – Critical

SERVE OTHERS With Compassion – Firm but Fair (Eph. 2:10) - LOVE OTHERS, but don’t enable a negative lifestyle. Accountability, Consequences, Follow-up – WITNESS (Matt. 4:19)

WORRY – Unhappiness - Fear of failure- Grief  Guilt – Shame - Condemnation– Depression - No self-worth – Not good enough - Insecure – Low ego & Self Esteem - BLAME others –I am a victim - Bondage – Defeated - Sad – Lonely 

God made you special (Psalm 139) – LOVE YOURSELF - Significance - Purpose – Confident – Self Control - Embrace fears - Learn from failure - move on in forgiveness Live with vigor – Excitement – Courage -Balance – Avoid burnout (1 Kings 18-19 Elijah defeated prophets of Baal and then rested).

Need to work hard and earn salvation - Perfectionism – Pride

GOD HONORING GOALS - Family – Physical – Spiritual–Mental–Emotional – Friends -  Meaningful WORK – Time Management – Study - Lifelong Learning - Strive for the top 5%

SOUL-SUCKING JOBS AND RELATIONSHIPS – Negative friends – World view – Need to please and impress others. You worry about what they think about you. You wear a mask to hide your imaginary flaws.  Avoid People who are Gossips – Angry – Oppositional Defiance – Conduct Disorders -  Negative – Discontent – Self Indulging – Immoral - Controller/Dependent relationships (Proverbs  20:19 – 22:24,25 – 28:7 – 29:3)

 

FRIENDS – Love you as you are - You are significant and worthy – Have your backside when you fall – Share experiences – Thoughtful and Uplifting – Transparent – Truthful – Honest – Laugh & Cry together – Spend time Together  - Talk often – Appreciative – Forgiveness – Reconciliation - Healing – Fellowship - Joy - Purpose – Peaceful sleep - Seek Him and you will find Him – (Jeremiah 29:13). The truth will set you free – (John 8:32). Freedom – Set Boundaries - Exercise – Play – Rest – Sing – Dance –