(Artwork pen and ink derived from Van Gogh's Mourning Woman Seated on a Basket - 1883)
Do you realize that the biggest battle you fight is in your own mind? In our current world situation where everyone is offended about everything, the riots, the murders, and terrorist acts stem entirely from every one of those person’s mind? Yes, we all have ideals and if those ideals are trampled on there is a battle happening in our brains triggering a reaction. It is especially dangerous if the reaction is not ordained by God’s commandments and therefore, uncontrollable fleshly urges greatly influences such reaction then all hell breaks loose. There is that innate need to be right. It gives every human being a thrill to the senses when validation is doled out. When one is passionate enough about it, damning all sensibility, a negative reaction therefore ensues.
Whatever problem you are facing today, right now, is not your problem per se. It is the way you think about it. The mind is a battlefield of good and evil. You can never defeat a spiritual problem with a worldly weapon. You will have to defeat it with a spiritual weapon. You have to shut the outside world from your mind and your heart in order to fight it because the answer is not out in the world. That’s where satan runs rampant and stirs you away from your heart when you speak with God. satan feeds you with evil thoughts and if you allow him to do it, he will have a stronghold of your mind, and then you will start believing his lies. You need to take root within you and demolish the stronghold and build a fortress around your thoughts.
You may ask, how do I do that? Here’s a trick. When an evil thought comes into mind, or if you think that your problems are bigger than God’s promise to fix it, you need to immediately demolish that argument and take captive every thought to make it obedient to God by building a foundation of truth. If it goes against the Word of God (the bible) and the truth, hold it at spearpoint, then demolish it with the Word of God, give the word authority over it and it WILL collapse!
The power of God goes beyond human understanding, but you control the gates. Don’t let worry in. The Word of God is a mighty weapon, it is your armor (Ephesians 6:10-12). satan can’t read your thoughts and God will not control your thoughts. The Word of God reproduces life and eliminates error, because if you entertain and soak up this erroneous negative thoughts and not eliminate it, you will die of its toxicity and its bondage. The armor of God will allow you to live your life spiritually healthy (Hebrews 4:11-12) The Word of God is a double-edged sword, it kills the lie and cuts the cord, removes the error and allows healing to our lives and in the way we think. The Bible reads you, not the other way around. Why? Because it has an abundant overflow of Jesus’ word, earthly and heavenly abundance! Jesus died to set your mind free. When a person doesn’t have Jesus in their lives, they are full of doubt when they read the Bible skewing the Word for their own reality! Woe is them.
Pray simply, “Lord, I want you to be first, transform and renew my mind so that I may be obedient to your Word. Break the chains of bondage to the lies and deceit that the enemy throws at me and replace them with thoughts of your promise of salvation.” I hope you feel better. satan will steal, kill and destroy but the blood shed for us by Jesus slays the enemy forever.
Until my next rant… “And this is His commandment: We must believe in the name of His son, JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, just as He commanded us.” 1 John 3:23