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Our passion  is to unveil the excellencies of Christ and connect people to God’s purpose.

 
Everyone has an inherent desire for meaning and fulfillment in life. But our pursuit for purpose will end in frustration, unless we encounter the God of purpose. Discovering God’s purpose is a journey we must all personally undertake. It is an assignment too crucial to delegate to others. It is an invitation too important to opt out of. It is, in fact, the most exciting and fulfilling quest we can ever partake in. It is a journey that leads to the loving arms of the Savior of mankind—Jesus Christ, the Son of God. When Christ is revealed, we find the meaning and fulfillment we so desperately desire. When we find Christ, we find our purpose.
 
 

 

--- Patrick V. Ndlovu

“My passion is to equip people so they can be victorious in their God given destiny.”

 

To truly live a life of purpose, we must know Jesus Christ, who is the author and perfecter of our faith. When we know Christ and who we are in Him, our lives will truly have meaning and fulfillment.
 
 

 

 ---Patience Ndlovu

We are all destined for greatness. But our greatness remains untapped until we have the courage to rise up and pursue our purpose. Patience Ndlovu
 
 
 
 
Inspired Word Bible teaching ministry has a mandate to unveil the excellencies of Christ through in-depth and inspired Biblical teaching. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We conduct workshops, seminars and special studies to equip believers for victorious living through knowledge and application of God’s Word. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Inspired Word Publishing produces and distributes books, bible studies, sermons and other resources to help feed the flock of God.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Heart for the Nations Church

 
 Sunday, May 27 2018, @ 10:30am
 Edmonton Alberta
 
  
 
 
 
 

Brooks International Gospel Church

 
 July  2018, @ 11:30am
 Brooks, Alberta
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Bible Study 

 Friday June 1,  2018
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Delivered from the Slave Market

Do you feel like a prisoner and can’t seem to break free from life’s challenges? Are you pursuing success but feel enslaved and can’t seem to find lasting peace and joy? The truth is, there is an underlying force that seeks to keep all of us in bondage. Did you know, however, that you do not have to be in bondage anymore because your freedom has been paid for in full?
 

The Slave Market of Sin

Sin is the underlying force that seeks to keep us in bondage and never experience freedom and fulfillment in life.When sin entered the world, through Adam’s disobedience, we all became alienated from God, and sin became our new master. Romans 7:14 says, “We were sold under sin.” We became the legal property of a new owner. God was no longer the influencer of mankind, sin was. Romans 6:20 says “we became slaves to sin.” Sin gained dominion over us and reigned in our bodies. We simply obeyed its lusts. We became driven by our flesh and were no longer aware of our spiritual identity. Many people find themselves in this slave market of sin. As Romans 6:19 says, we become “slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness.” These are the prevailing conditions in the slave market of sin. Those who are under this slave market put their will above the will of God, not realizing, however, they are not in control—they are in bondage. They are in bondage to a cruel and wicked master.
 
Satan is in charge of the slave market of sin. Satan exploits mankind’s sinful condition and he uses and abuses those who are in the slave market—unleashing his agenda, which is to steal, kill and destroy (see John 10:10). But no one should continue to live under Satan’s bondage. God has sent His Son to deliver all of us from the slave market of sin. Are you struggling with certain sinful habits. Are you pursuing worldly things at the expense of your spiritual growth? Or perhaps you have never asked God to forgive you of your sins? Well, today is your day! Makeup up your mind today, that you will no longer be a part of the sinful marketplace. Chose freedom over bondage. Choose God, because true freedom is found in Him. It might seem difficult to live in obedience to God, but God will help you overcome. He has already sent His Son to get you out of the slave market of sin.
 

Jesus the Deliverer

Jesus Christ came to rescue you from the slave market of sin. He came to free you from bondage and restore you to a life of purpose in God. Today you can reject Satan, the wicked slave master whose aim is to steal, kill, and destroy. You can run to your true Master, Jesus Christ, who came to redeem you and give you abundant life. Romans 6:17 says “But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.” This scripture shows us that although sin had enslaved mankind, every believer can rise above sin and choose to obey God. It is through this life of obedience to God that anyone can break free from the slave market of sin.
 

Do you know that you Have Been set free?

 
Although Jesus has set us free from the bondage of sin and set us free from Satan’s power, many people do not realize the freedom that God has made available to them. Satan does all he can to keep people in ignorance of the freedom they have received in Christ. God wants you to experience the fullness of all He has made available to you, but it is only when you know what belongs to you that you can truly walk in freedom. But today you can know more about who you are in Christ and what Christ has done for you. You can know what freedom looks like. What love looks like. What forgiveness looks like. You can know God. You can know Jesus, and the redemption He provided for you at the Cross.
 

Your redemption in four words

A study of the Greek New Testament provides further insight on mankind’s redemption from the salve market of sin. There are mainly four Greek words which are translated “redemption” in the New Testament. These words are:
  • Agorazo, (pronounced agaradzo)
  • Exagorazo, (pronounced exagaradzo)
  • Lytron, (pronounced luthron)
  • Apolytrosis, (pronounced apoluthrosis)

These words reveal the following regarding mankind’s deliverance from bondage:

  1. Agoradzo, is associated with markets. In the context of redemption, it conveys the idea of buying a slave. We can interpret this word to mean “being bought in a slave market.”
  2. Exagorazo, is made up of two words: ex, which means “out of,” or “removal from,” and agorazo, which we interpreted as “being bought in a slave market.” Putting the two words together, exagorazo means “being bought out of a slave market.”
  3. Lytron (also used as the verb lytroo or as the noun lytrosis) is associated with “paying the demanded price,” or “payment of a ransom.” In the context of redemption, lytron means “setting a captive free by the payment of a ransom.”
  4. Apolytrosis, is made up of two words: apo, which can be interpreted as “to return,” or “to go back,” and lutrosis, which comes from lytron—which we defined as “payment of a ransom.” Put together, the word apolytrosis means “payment of a ransom to restore a captive.”
 
Based on these Greek word studies, we learn that: We have been bought (agorazo) in the slave market of sin, where we had been held captive. Jesus came to this slave market and bought us out (exagoridzo). He took us out of bondage by paying a ransom (lytron, lytroo, lytrosis). The ransom was His blood, which was the most expensive price. He ransomed us out of the slave market (apolystrosis) and restored us back to the purpose that God had for us before our captivity.
 
You can break away from the slave market of sin because Jesus has set you free. Your freedom has been paid for in full at the Cross. Acknowledge Jesus today and walk in the freedom He has made available to you for all the days of your life.
 

TODAY IS YOUR DAY OF SALVATION

If you have never acknowledged Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, pray this simple prayer, and believe it in your heart. When you do so, you will become born again. Your sins will be forgiven, and God will fill you with His Spirit and give your purpose and victory in life. Salvation Prayer

 
Blessings!
 
Find out more about my book “New Creature in Christ” at www.InspiredWordTeaching.org/books
 
 
 

 

 

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Renewing the Mind. Overcoming Satan’s mind games

If salvation is spiritual, why does the Bible talk about the renewing of the mind? A key reason is that our minds are a battle field in which Satan tries to plant lies and deception, to limit us from experiencing the freedom we have in Christ.
 

 

The Battlefield of the mind

As a Christian, your spirit is saved, but the mind (and by extension the body) can be deceived into corrupt conduct if it is not renewed and refocused on spiritual things. When you have an unrenewed mindset, your thinking is shaped by experiences, perceptions or desires of the past. Your mind is often bound by guilt, fear, anxiety, condemnation, or wrong thinking.
 
The problem with having a mind that is not renewed is that your spiritual growth becomes stunted. You will struggle to translate the spiritual blessing of salvation into day to day victory in your life. Spiritual regeneration (salvation) that is not coupled with the renewing of the mind leads to stagnation and frustration. Satan’s strategy is to try and convince you that God has not set you free. Satan will try to get you to doubt what you have in Christ. He wants to hinder your transformation and doesn’t want you to think and act like a new creature in Christ.
 
As a Christian, God has blessed you with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3) and given you all things pertaining to life and to godliness (2 Peter 1:3). This is your spiritual reality and heritage in Christ, and you must see yourself that way. Realize that the mind is a battlefield of strongholds, and your mind needs to be renewed (by the word of God) so you can walk in the freedom that God has already given you.
 

The Power of the Mind

The mind comprises the faculties of perceiving, understanding, feeling, judging, and determining. The mind is where our will is. As free moral agents, God respects our will and gives us the power of choice. This makes the mind a very powerful asset. The mind is so powerful, the Bible says:
  • We serve the Lord with the mind (Rom 7:25).
  • We love the Lord with all our being; including the mind (Luke 10:27).
  • We are transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).
  • We are renewed in the spirit of our mind (Ephesians 4:23).
  • Being spiritually minded brings life and peace (Romans 8:6).
 
Given how powerful and influential our minds are, Satan makes our minds his prime target. Some of the greatest strongholds in a believer’s life are in the mind! We must realize that the mind is a battle field! There are many ways through which Satan perpetrates his agenda of destruction in the world, but some of his most destructive warfare is waged in our minds. Although Satan is a defeated foe, he knows the power of the mind. He knows that if he can control our minds, he can control our lives. Unfortunately, when we don’t know who we are in Christ, Satan’s agenda prevails. This is why the Bible says we must resist the devil’s lies. James 4:7 says “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
 

Casting down Imaginations

It is interesting how the Bible speaks of spiritual strongholds in the context of the mind.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 says: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments (imaginations) and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
 
This scripture mentions arguments, imaginations, and thoughts. These are operations of the mind that can work against the will of God for our lives. Satan brings arguments, imaginations, and thoughts that are contrary to the knowledge of God. He plants thoughts of fear, anxiety, condemnation, trauma, wrong thinking, etc., in our minds, and these become strongholds. The longer we dwell in that kind of negative mindset, the less convinced we are of God’s love and God’s saving power. We fall into doubt and unbelief, and therefore handover authority to Satan. Believers are sometimes overly focused on “casting out” the devil. We need to realize that sometimes there is no devil to cast out; we just need to “cast down” imaginations. That is to say, our minds need to be renewed so we know who we are in Christ.
 
There are many ways through which Satan perpetrates his agenda of destruction in the world—but some of his most destructive warfare is waged in our minds. Satan wants us to be carnally minded (which is death) instead of being spiritually minded (which is life and peace) (see Romans 8:6). Fear thrives in a carnal mind and Satan can build up strongholds in such an environment. Faith, on the other hand, thrives in a spiritual mind, and Satan loses his grip in such an environment.
 

Overcoming Satan’s mind games

 
Ephesians 6:11 says “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
The word “wiles” in this scripture, is the Greek word methodeia. This word means “cunning arts,” “tricks and schemes,” or “mind games”. Satan likes to play with our minds! We need to put on the whole armor of God and fight him off! Verse 17 of the same chapter in Ephesians says, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
 
To guard against Satan’s mind games, you need the helmet of salvation—which is our identity in Christ; and the sword of the spirit— which is the Word of God. You are covered by the blood of Jesus and you have the Word of God; therefore you have authority to stand your ground against the devil. Verse 18 reveals another weapon you have. It says, “praying always with all manner of prayer and supplication in the Spirit.” Continual prayer is your heavy weaponry for standing against Satan and fending off his attacks and lies. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God. Every stronghold in your minds must come down, can come down, and will come down, in Jesus name!
 
It’s time to change your thinking! See yourself the way God sees you. You are a new creature in Christ. You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. You are blessed. You are not cursed. You are redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Rise up and live your life to the fullest. You can do it! In Jesus’ name.
 
Blessings!
 
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It’s much more than religion

 
Receiving God’s gift of salvation makes you a brand-new person with a brand-new purpose. God wipes the slate clean and gives you a fresh start. This is God’s gift to you! But it’s more than a gift—it’s an invitation to a relationship
 

Everyone is invited to this extraordinary calling.

Receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior makes you become born-again! You are born into God’s kingdom and are made a partaker of His blessing. This is God’s gift to you! But it’s more than a gift—it’s an invitation to a relationship! It’s a call to fellowship and friendship with the Creator. Better still, you can come as you are, and God will receive you and transform you to be the best He has called you to be.Yet many people have been perplexed by this idea that a person can be “born-again” and have fellowship with God. Throughout history, this subject has confounded many. Even a highly respected religious scholar asked Jesus, “How can these things be?”
 

How can these things be?

In John chapter three, we encounter a man called Nicodemus, a highly respected religious scholar and teacher of the Jewish law. Nicodemus visited Jesus for what would turn out to be an eye-opening conversation. Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” This kind of talk left Nicodemus, the highly educated teacher, very puzzled. Nicodemus then asked, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus responded, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:3-5). Nicodemus pondered the meaning of Jesus’ words, then curiously asked, “How can these things be?”
 
Jesus’ statements came as a surprise to Nicodemus.What Nicodemus was familiar with was the practice of religion, but Jesus was suggesting something much more! Jesus was introducing a new standard—God’s perfect standard. He said to Nicodemus, “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again’” (John 3:7). God’s standard is, “you must be born again.” But how? By acknowledging Jesus as your Savior. This acknowledgment, however, is not a religious confession—it is a commitment to a relationship!
 

God is not looking for religion in us. He is looking for a relationship with us.

There is a big difference between the two! Religion focuses on your own effort and performance—relationship focuses on what God has already done for you. Religion ends up being a mechanical observance of rules and regulations. Relationship is heartfelt devotion to a Person. Religion is fear driven while relationship is faith driven. Religion can lead to legalism; relationship always leads to love. To truly know God, we must encounter Him relationally—not religiously. God wants a genuine relationship, where Jesus Christ is the focus. If we know Jesus relationally, our lives will be significantly changed. We will know the love of God in a greater way. We will worship God passionately—without any religious pressure.
 

The essence of Jesus’ message to Nicodemus (and to all of us) is best captured in a verse that has become probably the most well-known Bible verse.

John 3:16 says:For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
 
This is God’s gesture of love toward us. God has sent out an open invitation, calling all mankind back to a relationship with Him. Whosoever dares to respond to this invitation of salvation becomes a recipient of God’s best gift to mankind—the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
 
It’s time to encounter this life changing love relationship that God is inviting you to. Are you going to say yes to Jesus?
 
Be blessed.
 
You can find out more about my book “New Creature in Christ” at www.InspiredWordTeaching.org/books

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