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Trapped Week 1
February 6, 2021

Trapped Week 1

February 6, 2021

Addiction Trap 

 

We are all addicted to something in some form or fashion distracting us from God and what he has plans for us. 

 

-These leaders have set up idols in their hearts over the Lord. 

Ezekiel 14:3-8 NLT

““Son of man, these leaders have set up idols in their hearts. They have embraced things that will make them fall into sin. Why should I listen to their requests? Tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: The people of Israel have set up idols in their hearts and fallen into sin, and then they go to a prophet asking for a message. So I, the Lord, will give them the kind of answer their great idolatry deserves. I will do this to capture the minds and hearts of all my people who have turned from me to worship their detestable idols.’ “Therefore, tell the people of Israel, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Repent and turn away from your idols, and stop all your detestable sins. I, the Lord, will answer all those, both Israelites and foreigners, who reject me and set up idols in their hearts and so fall into sin, and who then come to a prophet asking for my advice. I will turn against such people and make a terrible example of them, eliminating them from among my people. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

Idolatry was common by the leaders they did not have the Lord in mind with their addictions and focused a lot on themselves. 

-Repent, turn away from your idols, and turn your away from all your abominations. 

Turn your head and face forward towards God. 

 

Jeremiah 29:11-13 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”

His plans are for the good. 

The only goodness is ,not us. 

 

By alone, through alone, in alone! We thrive we can get away from the addictions 

-Addiction points 

  1. Submerge yourself in God’s  
  2. Understand God’s  
  3. Understand your . 
  4. Fulfill the plan and the . 

Philippians 2:13 NLT

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”

 -With the spirit he is guiding you. We should listen. 

-But because we are sinful people we continue into our addictions and we dive all In. 

John 8:34 NLT

“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin.”

Turn away. from the sin. 

 

Proverbs 23:29-32 NLT

“Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining? Who has unnecessary bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new drinks. Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down. For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper.”

 

-Getting caught up in these addictions are not showing god his . ——

 

Romans 12:1-2 NLT

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Live to Him. 

 

The world wants us to be Trapped the world wants us to dive into the addictions and remained chained up. 

 

Isaiah 58:6 NLT

““No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people.”

Remove the chains. Don’t allow these addictions to ultimately ruin your life. 

 

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When you are chosen you don’t have this for addiction. 

 

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