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Winning the Battle of the Mind

2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

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;

The moment that you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are a Christian (2 Corinthians 5:17). Your spirit is made brand new. You are now a child of God on the way to Heaven. That is good news and reason to celebrate. 

What you will also find out very quickly is that there is still work to be done. While your spirit is made brand new, your soul (mind, will, and emotions), and your flesh, are still the same. You will have to renew your mind daily with God’s Word (Romans 12:1-2), and you will have to bring your flesh into subjection (1 Corinthians 9:27). If you don’t do this, you may be thoroughly saved, but you will live defeated.

The biggest battle you will ever fight is the battle of your mind. In order to walk with God, you must learn how to deal with your thoughts. We all know that thoughts are coming at us nonstop. If we accept every thought that comes, we will be tossed to and fro and never gain any ground for the Lord. It is no secret that every thought that comes to us is not of God.

What must you do? 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “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.” 

If you are going to gain control of your thought life you must know the Word for yourself! Why? Because the Word of God is where it starts. You must examine every thought in line with the Word. Every thought that contradicts what God has said, you immediately bring that thought into subjection to God’s Word. Refuse to think it, speak it, or act on it. Then, replace that thought that you just cast down with the truth of God’s Word. As you begin to do this, you will not only gain control of your thought life, but your whole life. 

You can win the battle of the mind! Take control of your thought life today and give the enemy no place in your life! Freedom and victory belong to you in Christ Jesus!

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