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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Strongholds of the Mind
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; 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." (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
The mind is a powerful tool. We can concentrate on the good around us and keep our mind positive! Or, we can dwell on the negative and let the Devil feed us nasty thoughts, that poisons our souls. 'Stinkin Thinkin.'
If we allow STRONG HOLDS from the enemy to take over our mind, they begin to poison every word we are given.
For example: A young man angrily told me the other day, that every woman he meets takes advantage of him and does the wrong thing by him.
And yet, he seeks to find the right one. He is lonely!
To reassure, I told him that somewhere out there is a lonely lady waiting, just for him
Did he accept these words as a kindness? No!!!
He turned on me saying neither I nor anyone else was going to FORCE him to go looking for anyone.......
Everything I said to him was turned back in anger towards me.
He has allowed strongholds to have occupancy.
You cannot reason with someone like this, you can only pray for them.
So what do you do with constant thoughts that seek to consume and defile?
You use the weapons of your warfare....
You do as Jesus did when tempted by Satan in the dessert.
You quote the word of God, over and over and over in your mind.
Until, the word takes root and produces seed, good seed.
You drive out the (SPIRIT) of fear and replace it with the(SPIRITUAL) power.
Saying aloud....It is written!!!
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 timothy 1:7) X3
LIVE IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE
Like a little girl named Pollyanna.
For those of you who don't know the story, Pollyanna was an orphan.
She was brought up by poor Christian parents. Her mother died and later her Pastor father followed. Pollyanna was sent to live with her mothers sister, her Aunt Polly, who was very wealth and upholds a superior RELIGIOUS attitude to all.
Pollyanna has been taught a CHRISTIAN attitude, of being GLAD about everything. She is generous, kind and loving to all. As the characters traits unfold we see a whole town that a SPIRIT of negativity has encompassed.
We see the example in this story of how the devil succeeds in causing havoc in the minds by imaginations. People didn't address their problems! They don't display Christian compassion and love to one another, instead they allow wounds of hurt to fester, erupt and influence with negativity.
Pollyanna soon teaches the whole town how to play her GLAD game.....
In other words, she helps everyone bring their thoughts and minds into harmony with the mind of Christ. She teaches them, how to be, Christ-like.
An Author since 2012 and retired Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our three little dogs. Monty (Australian Terrier,) Mille` (Toy Foxy), and Marley (Toy Poodle).
Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge.
God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens.
We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain.
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