There is a battle for your mind. The participants in this battle is you, satan and all the demonic principalities (Ephesians 6:12). There is an array of demonic forces and the price of this warfare is your every thought, imagination and knowledge. satan wants to conquer your thoughts and use it as a citadel from which he can war against God.
The difference between the brain and the mind is like the pianist and the piano. The pianist plays the piano that makes the music just like the mind orchestrates and creates your thoughts. When you get saved, you have a mind like Christ. Your thoughts should be Christ's thoughts. It has a different capacity now. It must have simplicity (purity) and a single-minded devotion to Christ. The devil wants to corrupt that. (2 Corinthians 10:3) It firmly entrenches a stronghold, a thought system established in your mind and your imagination to create a logistical war against God. Your mind then becomes a battlefield.
But God wants your mind as well, because it is through your mind that God connects with you. (Ephesians 4:17- 23) Live as a Christian and always be aware and make your mind a steel trap for all things Christ. God also changes and renews us through our minds. (Romans 12:2 and 8:6)
Even if you have been converted, your mind may still be corrupted from the sincerity and the single-mindedness by satan's strongholds. These strongholds are compulsiveness, obsessions, fixations, fears, bitterness, resentment, uncontrollable lust, phobias, criticism, and distrust, just to name a few. There is a fortress built by satan and it is taking control of you.
A controlled mind must be conquered. But the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, positive thinking, education or psychological. The weapon to conquer a controlled mind is spiritual. Spiritual weapons though the Spirit and the authority of God through Jesus Christ. As soon as the devil snatches up a thought, cast it out and declare it in Jesus' name, and he will be gone!
Further, there is a surrender factor. Bringing into captivity in the renewing of your mind. If you are thinking what is right then you won't do what's wrong. Screen out your thoughts. Let the Lord Jesus Christ screen your thought life through the word of God. Bring every thought to Jesus, if you think like Him you will become like Him!
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
I thank Love Worth Finding and Dr. Adrian Rogers for the enlightenment I am sharing in my blog.