This is my recap of lesson 4 of the course which I have decided to follow, this is not intended to be a full article or bible study but is just me picking out the key topics and themes I got from Lesson 4.
‘BREAKTHROUGH WORSHIPERS 2’
However you have been legally judged by God and found innocent so there is no place in your life for condemnation or guilt… condemnaton, guilt and shame is not yours to receive unlessyou believe the lies of the devil, so reject forcibly and bring captive to Christ every thought regarding it.Tom Inglis
Praise and worship is the most powerful weapon to use in overcoming accusation,condemnation and guilt.
The above sentences are extracts taken from the booklet that stood out to me the most.
I remember a few years back listening to a well-known individual who came to visit my school for a talk, I don’t remember much of what he said but I do remember him retelling his story of depression and how at one point in his life he really did think he was the devil–>and how he loathed himself because he thought himself to be as despicable as the devil, clearly this man was not but had been subjected to such false perceptions of who He was.The devil stands to accuse us of accusations that no longer befit us, The devil really is a liar, when he lied to Eve in the Garden of Eden he really did strip man naked and exposed Him and without the Holy Spirit presence it can be easy to believe that we are still exposed but through his shed blood we are covered and made whole dressed in ‘splendid robes’ (Zechariah 3:4). It is through our praises that we are once again reminded of the sacrifice that Jesus took and we can truly celebrate the fact that we have been made sinless, ‘for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down’ (Revelation 12:10).
We can proudly sing, shout and say ‘Now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus ( Romans 8:1)
Here are some other extracts and information i’ve taken from this lesson:
OVERCOMING THE HINDERANCE OF BITTERNESS
Trusting in God is like a refining process that allows any bitterness to be removed in the same way we turn muddy water to clear water. Trust is always accompanied by praise as it says in Psalm 5:11
OVERCOMING THE HINDERANCE OF ACCUSATION
The devil has no justification if we are living godly , we must quickly confess our sins to the Father so the accuser cannot go to work against us… nor will we be made to feel wretched.
OVERCOMING THE HINDERANCE OF CONDEMNATION AND GUILT
Praise and worship acts as our daily reminder of the condemnation that Jesus took away from us at the cross
OVERCOMING THE HINDERANCE OF JEALOUSY
“worship is a lifestyle that brings us complete satisfaction in God alone… praise and worship can take away the dissatisfaction for the desires of what others have
OVERCOMING THE HINDERANCE OF ENVY
Reverential fear ( worship) of God keeps us from envy