Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The BATTLE for the MIND


2 Corinthians 10:3-5

King James Version

3 For though we walk in the flesh, 

we do not war after the flesh:

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, 

but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations, 

and every high thing that exalteth itself 

against the knowledge of God, 

and bringing into captivity every thought 

to the obedience of Christ;


There's a real spiritual battle going on.

We are bombarded, right and left, by the ruler of the world.

He keeps us really busy, with things of the world.

The lusts of the flesh.

The desire to acquire.

The desire to dominate.

The obsession with vanity.

The enemy keeps us from GOD.

He wants us to blaspheme the LORD.

He wants us to think nothing of the crucifixion of CHRIST.

When all that matters is JESUS, Who saved us from our sins:

1 Corinthians 2:2

King James Version

2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, 

save Jesus Christ, 

and him crucified.


Let us focus on the GOSPEL of JESUS CHRIST:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

King James Version

3 For I delivered unto you first of all 

that which I also received, 

how that Christ died for our sins 

according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, 

and that he rose again the third day 

according to the scriptures:


So we'd be shamefaced about allowing sin into our lives.

Which inflame our senses, our bodies, our spirits.

Keeping us ripe for eternal damnation.

Here's how the spiritual battle looks like:

Romans 7:23

King James Version

23 But I see another law in my members, 

warring against the law of my mind, 

and bringing me into captivity 

to the law of sin which is in my members.


The world is legendary for keeping our minds occupied in sin.

JESUS died, that we may be saved from our sins.

There is a way to keep the world from stuffing our brains with junk.

For it's a battle for the mind.

For total control over our thoughts.

Our feelings, our emotions.

Our decisions.

Over our whole life.

Capturing our very souls.

Demons mess with our mind.

To conquer, we must have the mind of CHRIST.

Isaiah 26:3

King James Version

3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, 

whose mind is stayed on thee: 

because he trusteth in thee.


1 Corinthians 2:16

King James Version

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, 

that he may instruct him? 

but we have the mind of Christ.


Let's put on the FULL ARMOR of GOD.

And make a stand for JESUS.

To be born again, of water, and of the SPIRIT.

That SPIRIT may instruct us.

Not to serve GOD, is to serve the devil.

James 1:8

King James Version

8 A double minded man 

is unstable in all his ways.


GOD gave us stability.

2 Timothy 1:7

King James Version

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 

but of power, 

and of love, 

and of a sound mind.


Even as the spiritual battle rages on.

Romans 7:24

King James Version

24 O wretched man that I am! 

who shall deliver me from the body of this death?


But we have JESUS.

That we may SERVE the LAW of GOD.

Romans 7:25

King James Version

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God

but with the flesh the law of sin.


In JESUS lies our SALVATION.


Related material:

JESUS and Satan

How demons MESS with our MIND

ALL battles are SPIRITUAL battles

On sin

AWARENESS of sin

FULL ARMOR

SPIRITUAL warfare links

The BATTLE for the SOUL

SPIRIT of GOD

WORD of GOD

HOLINESS


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