The battleground of the mind: Carnal thinking versus absolute obedience to God’s Word…

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Take control of your thoughts 

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim 1:7)
The word “sound” is derived from the Greek word “sorphronismos” which means self-control, which by the way is also one of the fruits of the Spirit.
“Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalt itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity EVERY thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor 10:5)
Taking over the fleshly impulses of our mind requires discipline of mind and of spirit; it requires our absolute obedience to the word of God.
We are to treat God’s Word as our “Operations Manual” and “Instructional Guidebook” through troubled waters.
Even Jesus said “why do you call me Lord, if you’re not doing what I’m telling you to do” (Luke 6:46).
And in Matthew 7:24-27 we read:
Jesus speaking:
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.  
Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.
But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.
When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
The battleground in this Christian walk always starts in the mind; and that is always where Satan’s fiery darts are aimed at, in order to get you off course and focused upon anything and everything, but God!

Graham Cooke

It’s really important that our way of thinking brings us into a place of favor, and that your way of thinking gets revenge on the enemy for all the negative stuff he made you think.

Your mindset must become such a place of majesty in Jesus that the enemy is scared of what you are thinking about.

If he is scared of what you are thinking, he is going to be petrified about what comes out of your mouth, and then he is going to be terrified of what your thinking is going to empower you to do in this world! (from Mind Of A Saint)

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