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0695 Conquering Creepingness

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Healing can be lost (John 5:14).
Inheritance can be wasted (Prodigal Son).
Anointing can be lost (Samson).
Sheep, coin, son can be lost (Luke 15).
1. Whatever we obtain must be maintained
It's easier to obtain than maintain!
72 days - Kim & Kris; 55 hours - Brittany & Jason
“70 percent of NFL players go broke after 2-4 years of retiring. 60% after 5 years”
Good wedding does not mean great marriage! Phil & Kay (50 years)
It requires the same amount of effort to keep your wife as it is to get her!
Juggle your balls with rhythm. Don’t hold on to one too long
2. Whatever we maintain will multiply
“It’s not how much you make but how much you are educated to maintain” Shaquille O’neal (Mike Tyson made 30m bankrupt in 2003; Evander made 250m in 2008 bank foreclosed on his house)
Mind management is the priority of the overcomer because winning starts not around us but within us. WHERE THE MIND GOES, MAN FOLLOWS!
Your mind is either your master or your servant. Phil. 4:8
Psalm 1:2; Joshua 1:8; Prov.23:7; Rom.12:2
65k thoughts a day; 90% repeat! Thermostat or thermometer
We don’t think scripture because its empty, but force it!
You are called to managed what God made (Adam)
Maintenance tips: (#1-2 remove most of your problems)
1. Sow seeds
(sleep, eat, fast, exercise)
(not date a heathen, not ready, not mature)
(buy what u can afford, need, don’t spend everything, give, invest, no debt)
(prayer, reading, memorizing, fasting, home groups, church)
2. Remove weeds
3. Kill snakes
There are areas of your life you can’t manage if you don’t remove the snake!
Needles in the stomach!
Derek Prince had dragons in his room!
Don’t be so busy in building your life that you don’t notice snakes!
Pharaoh fed Moses, Moses spoiled Pharaoh!
Devil is slick, you have to be smart! (Python story)
Recognize - Resist!
Muntayn church lady who had sicknesses!
David & Joshua recognized!
Authority is answer to many problems! Gun or Mercedec
If you don’t exercise your dominion against satan, it’s not because he left your domain but perhaps he has conquered it!
Jesus saw him. Eve heard him. Adam fell because of eve!
Snake got through Peter! Philistines defeated Samson through defeated woman!
Job recognized the voice of the woman!
Shaq is the joint owner of 155 Five Guys Burgers restaurants, 17 Auntie Annie's Pretzels restaurants, 150 car washes, 40 24-hour fitness centers, a shopping center, a movie theater, and several Las Vegas nightclubs. In addition to his business holdings, O'neal still earns $22 million per year (roughly $423,000 per week) from his endorsement deals with Arizona Creme soda, Icy Hot, Gold Bond, Buick, Zales, and at least a half dozen additional corporate sponsors. He is also a studio analyst for TNT.
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