JER 2:13For my people have committed TWO EVILS; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, BROKEN CISTERNS, THAT CAN HOLD NO WATER’.

1. A Belief in two powers.
Antidote is: Put the axe to the root of the tree.
2. The establishment of the human mind over the mind of God – Christ.
Antidote is: Be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

2 COR 10:4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds


The weapons we learn to wield are mighty in getting the job done. We are taught over and over again about spiritual warfare and that’s OK – however I have heard “To be effective, an army relies on good and plentiful food”. This saying is attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte”.


Think about it, the first real battle or food fight took place in a garden where fruit was the objective; then the combatants were not evenly matched – as is the Libyan revolution now taking place. Adam was far superior in might but lost the fight to his enemy, whose tool was and still is a wedge driven by lies designed to separate him and his wife Eve from Gods protective covering. Adam was so mighty, yet so vulnerable to the enemy attack and because of a lack of discernment on both their part, the war was lost. Eve was deceived and Adam was disobedient and the devils tool divided a united front. We are not to be taken in by our enemy 2 COR 2:11Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” says Paul.


When I was very young in the things of God and very zealous regarding His Word and Way, which is Christ Jesus. I had a dream where I was wielding, not a two edged sword, but a shovel. I raised it high and brought the sharp edge down severing the head of a large white snake which represented the trial that I was going through at the time. Soon after, the person who was being used by the enemy had a radical change of heart towards me – truly it is stated in EPH 6:12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

I know if I said it was a gleaming Wilkinson steel double edged finely sharpened sword instead of a shovel it would have made more of a super spiritual impact in my sermon- but no, it was a stumpy large shovel.  God knows what we need and I needed a shovel not a sword. You see there was a lot more work necessary for me to do in the garden before I was ready to take on ‘The Sword of the Lord’ against His enemies. Keep in mind that in our ‘Christ In’ position we are back in the Garden of Eden with the Father and that tree (of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) with a snake wrapped around it is still calling to us to eat its of fruit. Don’t do it! – take your shovel and dig around it and when the roots are showing get your axe and chop it down. The tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil has no place in the garden of your heart/mind. It’s only the tree of Life, with the fruits of righteousness that should make its home in your garden. God is Good having no 'good and evil' in mind so then should yours reflect only good. Then you can say like Jesus - "Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me." JN 14:30


Let’s take a look at one of our powerful weapons backed by the mighty Spirit of God. The axe is designed for chopping down trees and I’m sure you are sensing what tree we are focusing in on – yes that’s right - the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The first time an axe is mentioned in the Bible was to do with cutting down a tree - DEU 19:5As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree”. And Jacob and Israel were to be his battle axe - JER 51:20Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms


The garden of your mind (consciousness) once enlightened, needs a daily remembrance of the Lord thy God and His Way in you. Be or 'BEING' renewed is an ongoing command for it is the SPIRIT that quickens and brings multiplied blessings which grow and manifest as good fruit for “you shall know them by their fruits”.


The renewing of the mind simply put is the replacement of sense knowledge facts (Gnosis) with revelation knowledge (Epignosis) truths. Paul calls ‘sense knowledge’ as ‘science so called 1 TIM 6:20-21O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.” 

The mind that truly sees is a mind filled with the substance of spirit. HEB 11:1Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen”. ‘Be ye HOLY’,  but not ‘filled with HOLES ’. The carnal/fleshly mind is leaking all of the good coming into it from above – it cannot contain the blessings no matter how hard it tries, because it’s enmity or contrary to God. Once WHOLE (in mind), we begin to understand that the natural things are the shadow of the real, and can give us an outline of truth. So first the natural then the spiritual "I was blind but now I see"

There is no excuse for not believing in a Creator God as ROM: 17-25 tells us “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

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