Last time I published a post on The Power of the Mind and I am progressing from where I stopped onto how the Power of the Mind is used as a weapon of attack. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal or physical but spiritual and mighty (Ephesians 6:12, 2 Corinthians 10:3-4). When you fully understand that this is not a physical battle but a spiritual warfare and the battlefield is in the mind then you need to build yourself up spiritually, putting on the full armour of God.
Based on 2 Corinthians 10:4-6, you will discover four steps to using the Power of the Mind as a weapon of attack and overcoming the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). You have the mind of Christ and He lives in you therefore His power is at work within you. Identify your strongholds, what thoughts has hindered you from moving forward? What resistance, mountain or high wall has become a stumbling block in your life? It is time to prayerfully identify them before proceeding. This can be done in prayer and fasting with spiritually alertness and discernment.
FOUR STEPS TO USING THE MIND AS A WEAPON OF ATTACK
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6
1. PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS
Strongholds are thoughts that are not in alignment with His will, purpose and plans that has gradually increased to become a mountain or pillar of resistance from your progress and destiny. You have become so used to those toxic, negative, degrading thought processes and you don’t seem understand that they are not God’s will for you. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 His plan is to give you a future and an expected end for His ways and thoughts are higher than yours. Whatever strongholds of alcoholism, depression, oppression. obsession begin to authoritatively dismantle and destroy in Jesus name
2. CASTING DOWN EVERY HIGH THING
Every arguments that raises itself against the knowledge of God, every thought that says ‘there is no God’, ‘God is dead’ ‘You are a loser and a failure’. Do not permit it to sow a seed in your mind. Cast them all down. It is important to understand and meditate on the Word of God so that it becomes a part of you. Dwelling in you in readiness to be utilised anytime to attack Satan the accuser of the brethren. When you take your stand, darkness cannot comprehend for the light that shines, Jesus is the light of the world (John 1:1, 4).
3. RENDERING THEM CAPTIVE
When Christ lives and reigns in you every thoughts that raises itself against the knowledge of God is taken captive. Because you are walking in the image and likeness of Christ. Therefore every high thing in your life has to bow down to the Word of God. Jesus Christ is the head of all principality and power and at the name of Jesus every knee must bow down and submit to His authority (Philippians 2:10, Colossians 2:10)
4. PREPARE TO PUNISH EVERY DISOBEDIENCE
When all obedience is fulfilled, when you have pulled down all strongholds, cast down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, taken every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, do not let Satan and his agents go scot free. Be ready punish them all so they would think twice before regaining access to your mind.
It is time to take your authority of who you are in Christ Jesus and repossess, reclaim, recover everything that the enemy has stolen from you. For it is not over until the Lord says so, enough is enough, take a bold step of faith and command life into every dead situation and light to be illuminated in every dark area of your life.
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