2 Corinthians 10:5 – Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
What does it mean to cast down spiritually? to reject, dismiss, to bound, to rid yourself of, to denounce, to let go of, to loose,to throw away. These words are to be put into action (thought process) in our attempt to rid ourselves of every thought of the enemy of our minds that are contrary to the Word of God.
Thoughts run through our minds 24-7. These thoughts are coming from one of many sources; God, ourselves, the world or satan!
How can we identify the thoughts of satan? Well, if what you are thinking or hearing in your mind does not line up with the Word of God, then you know that is not God.
The battle is of the mind! The enemy wants to control your MIND! If he can control you mind, He has full control of you! God, in His Word, have given you power and authority to reject every thought from the enemy. That is why we are exhorted in Romans 12:2- 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.
Saints, we must gird up for battle! Indeed, we are in spiritual warfare! Ephesians 6:11 exhorts us to put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. The devil’s schemes is not always physical attacks. If we could be honest for a moment, his most effective schemes and attacks against us is MENTALLY! He comes to our Mind for battle!
God’s Word exhorts us to today to take a bold stand against the enemy of our mind. The enemy of our mind is so real!! We can look out among us at our family members, coworkers, friends, neighbors, spouses, children, parents, the news medias, etc and see what the enemy is doing to the minds of the people.
Our mind is the battlefield! We MUST DAILY put on our battle gear.
What is our battle gear? GLAD YOU ASK? God, once again has given us some help in Ephesians 6:13-18 – Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
SAINTS, THERE IS A BATTLE OF THE MIND THAT IS RAGING! THE ENEMY IS WAGING WAR AGAINST US FOR OUR MINDS!
I do not know about you, but I am determined to FIGHT FOR MY LIFE! WOUNDED, BATTERED AND BRUISED, BUT THE FIGHT GOES ON FOR ME!
Saints, you have the power! GOD HAS GIVEN IT TO US! USE IT!!God has given us authority to use HIS NAME AND HIS WORD! He knew that we would one day need it!
Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
TELL THE LORD THANK YOU FOR A MIND LIKE CHRIST! A MIND TO TEAR THE devil’s kingdom DOWN! THANK HIM THAT AS OF THIS DAY, IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN DOING IT, YOU WILL CAST DOWN EVERY THOUGHT OF THE ENEMY THAT TRIES TO EXALT ITSELF ABOVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WORD!
I love you all with the love of Christ.