Warship & Worship Lead to Citizenship
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
Replacement of bad habits for good habits are a means to maturity in Christian living. In this article, Dr. Wallnau provides testimony of how one of his mentors was released from addiction and ways that we can overcome addictions and the behaviors that keep us bound. Dr. Wallnau is a well-respected teacher, trainer, pastor, author and transformational leader impacting cultures around the 7 Mountains Mandate, to influence Nations to Christian Values. Conceptually there are two ships that lead us to the mother of all ships, that being Citizenship in heaven. The first ship is the recognition that we are in a battle, we could call this Battleship, and while we battle, we also can put on the Worship. The worship is the intelligence to overcome the battles we have on the earth. Addiction can be overcome.
Not all addictions are bad. The Old King James Bible uses the word “addicted” in an interesting context: “I beseech you, brethren, ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints.” (1) Later translations prefer the word “devotion” to addiction.
You can form a life-long devotion or addiction to positive things like learning, health, and personal growth. I like the word “addiction” because it conveys the idea of a need that drives you or compels you to gratify the appetite. Of course, the more common use of “addiction” is negative, such as an addiction to drugs or pornography or even an addiction to certain emotions such as anger or loneliness. The human system is designed in such a way that any intense feeling that is strongly experienced and repeated has the power to form a chemical or psychological attachment.