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.
I thought about what to blog on and I reflected immensely on how the ups and downs of life challenges could hinder us from walking into the fullness of all that He has in store for us. It all starts with our thought process. The enemy has no access whatsoever to what you are thinking about until you speak out then strategies are devised to counteract His purpose driven plans. This is the power of the mind. That is where the battlefield lies.
Satan is very deceptive and manipulative in his ways therefore would try to plant destructive, suicidal, confusing thoughts by making you presume they are your own human thinking. When you act on those processed thoughts that has been planted as a seed by him then you have given the enemy the upper hand.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you. Proverbs 23:7
I have grown to discover and utilise my mindset in Christ as a weapon of attack. As I matured in my spiritual walk with the Lord I understood the tactics of the enemy was based on intelligent data information collection. They work as agents of lies, deception, who come to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10, John 8:44, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Revelation 12:9 ). Ungodly, demonic, toxic thoughts could be sown into your mindset depending on the challenges you experience. You have two choices either to feed those thoughts and permit your pains or trials overcome you or cast them out authoritatively in the name of Jesus then feed your mind with the truth which is the Word of God.
What you feed you mind with based on your five spiritual senses (see, hear, smell, tasted and feel ) determines your consequent reaction (Hebrews 5:14). With your eyes you see visualising the hope of tomorrow; with your ears you hear the Word and mature in faith; with your mind you know for you have the mind of Christ and the heart of the Father; with your heart you believe without a doubt for the manifestation of His promises ( Hebrews 11:1, Romans 10:17, 1 Corinthians 2:16, Romans 10:10 )
It is important to think before you speak because once spoken it cannot be retrieved, the spoken word is sent forth to accomplish that which you assigned it to do. Ask the Holy Spirit to set a watch on your mouth and watch the door of your lips (Psalm 141:3).
The power of the mind is a weapon of attack that the enemy tries to penetrate in other to oppress, obsess, depress, suppress and possess you. The battle starts with the mind and ends with the mind in a place of prayer and deeper intimacy with the Lord
Consequently, watch out for part two of the power of the mind, that emphaises more on the steps to overcoming the enemy using the mind as a weapon of attack. This is discovered in the Word of God from 2 Corinthians 10:4-5. I pray that the Lord renews your mind, giving you a new mindset continually on a daily basis to stand firm in every trials and test of life. Amen
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As Christians who are anointed to pursue, possess and recover all that the Lord has in store for you, it is time to take your position of authority and command your morning, command things that be not as though they were. To achieve this you need to understand the key steps to taking your position of authority. Without understanding what you need to do, all your invested time and efforts becomes futile.
All power, dominion and authority belongs to Jesus. Jesus Christ is the Head of all principalities and powers (Colossians 2:9-10).. As Sons and Daughters who have inheritances in His Kingdom, we have a mandate to establish His will on earth as it is in Heaven.
KEY STEPS TO TAKING YOUR POSITION OF AUTHORITY
#1. Identify Christ Identity in you
Understanding who He is and who you are in Him enables you to take your position of authority. Jesus Christ is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Father of light, alpha and omega and He seated on the throne of majesty, on the right hand of our Heavenly Father in the Heavenly places.
From understanding and discovering more about our Lord Jesus Christ, you know who you are in Christ Jesus. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
Christ in you, the hope of glory and the Holy Spirit is a guarantee that He has a dwelling place in you. His power is at work in you and through you to manifest His power and authority over every situation in your life, marriage, business and environment as it has already been established in heaven.
#2. Walk in the image and likeness of Christ
We are created in the image and likeness of God, we have His DNA flowing through us (Genesis 1:27). Therefore as Sons and Daughters of the Most High God, Kings and Queens, Lords and Royal Priesthoods, it is time to enforce your position of authority.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9
In every situation, I always ask myself what would Jesus had done, how would He have reacted to the scenario. Consequently I respond in the same manner as Jesus Christ. It could be difficult sometimes to behave in His likeness because of our sinful nature.
When you decrease so that He increases and permit the Holy Spirit to take full control, you gradually begin to walk like Him, talk with boldness and confidence like Him and be a reflection of His overflowing love. .
#3. Put on your royal garments
We are Royalties who have dominion over our designated territories, I believe that’s where the word KINGDOM (King Dominion) originated from.
Why don’t you put on your robe of righteousness, crown of His glory, hold your scepter/staff of rulership as you seat with Jesus Christ on the throne in Heavenly places and enforce His decrees as royalties according to His will, purpose and plans and turning your circumstances around (Psalm 45:6, Isaiah 61:10, Isaiah 62:3, Ephesians 1:20, Revelations 3:21).
#4. Decree a thing
When you decree a thing it shall be established because of the power of life and death in your spoken words.
You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways. Job 22:28. Do not take the words that proceeds from you mouth for granted. Once spoken it can never be retrieved.
The words you confess are sealed and sent forth to establish or uproot, build or destroy as you desire according to His will on earth as it is in Heaven. Believe with your heart and confess with your mouth by faith and it shall come to pass (Romans 10:10)
With these these key steps to possessing your position of authority you can move mountains, you can destroy the works of the enemy and smash down every stronghold that has hindered you from moving forward. I can truly testify that your words shall be like a double edged sword that pierces the heart of men and an hammer that breaks rocks into pieces (Hebrews 4:12, Jeremiah 23:29)
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When challenges tries to weigh you down or you are being overwhelmed by problems at work, in your marriage or financial difficulties. You have tried every tricks in the book but nothing ever seems to work out rather it gets worse. You have various choices either to forget there is God and accept it as a norm or take a stand not giving up regardless of what you are passing through and remain faithful to the Lord God till the end. For the best is yet to come and this is only temporary, for it is not over until the Lord says so. You know what, you can overcome them all
When you experience challenges or hurdles in life, He is there to walk with you through the fire and you will not get burnt, when you pass through the waters it shall not overflow you and He is with you always (Isaiah 43:2). The fact is you will experience problems that could range from your inability to pay your bills, rent to worse scenarios of facing eviction, repossession of your property, terminal illness and so on.
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it 1 Corinthian 10:13
But how you deal with them all knowing that God would not allow you to pass through trials or temptations that would be too much for you to handle. He knows your limitations and knows that you can overcome them all, from the little day to day problems to the worse discouraging frustrating problems.
He is faithful to see you through it all. Don’t ever give up on God because He won’t give up on you. He is able and willing to deliver and see you through your traumatic depressing pains of the present, past and future circumstances. He wants you to walk with Him and He would work it out, for His yoke is easy and His burdens are light. Take His yoke and find rest in Him
Whatever you are going through is only temporary and it all shall be over very soon. You are an overcomer in the Lord Jesus Christ. When it feels like you are about to have a pity party; why me, when God when, this is not fair, why do You hate me so much, I can’t move on any longer, I tired of waiting, why don’t I just die or kill myself because this is too much and much more.
Take your authority in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, begin to decree and declare , for God has given you power and authority to pull down and destroy everything that is not of God, build and establish His word and promises over your life as it is in heaven. Whatever you bind in your environment, life is bound in heaven, whatever you break loose in your environment, life is loosed in heaven.
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you Luke 10:19
“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven Matthew 18:18
MY PRAYER FOR YOU
Father I pray that You come and give Your children perfect peace, soundness of mind and love. Bring them to the place of understanding who you are in their lives so they can begin to decree and declare a thing and it shall be established, bind and loose as it is in heaven, open and shut doors with your power and authority as Royalties, Chosen Ones, and Royal Priesthoods in You. Heal their broken hearts, give them Your yoke for it is easy to carry and bring them to a place of rest and restoration. Whatever they have lost may they pursue and recover all in abundance in Jesus Name Amen.
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In the past years I have been a victim of my spoken words. I have spoken negative, depressive, hopeless, destructive and deadly words based on my life experiences. The amount of times I cursed, condemned someone or used profane languages was countless. A lot of changes to my spoken words has gradually taken effect because of my relationship with the Lord. So I thought about writing a post on power in your spoken words and its impact on how it can turn circumstances around from death to life, brokenness to complete restoration, curses to blessings, barrenness to fruitfulness and so on.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit Proverbs 15:4 NIV.
The authority and power you have in your words is very effective in your daily life. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit Proverbs 18:21 NKJV. Your spoken words births forth whatever you send it out to speak. You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the super abundance) of the heart the mouth speaks Matthew 12:34 Amp. Whatever you have filled your mind with, whatever you spend your time doing or learning, the fullness or abundance of your heart is what comes out of your mouth. Imagine if your heart was a storehouse, what would it be filled up with? Are you solidly rooted in the word of God and what it says over every situation?
Renew your mind to the things of God, fill your heart with words of joy, peace, encouragement, life and truth for faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). Studying the word until it becomes a part of you in readiness to bring life back into any circumstances. The Lord has given us authority to call forth that which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17).
Here are five points on how your spoken words impacts lives:
- Permits: Your spoken words gives authorisation for that which you said to happen. The Lord has given you authority on this earth to bind and loose, whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever you break loose on earth is loosed in heaven (Matthew 18:18). You have a divine access to decree and declare with the authority already invested in you through Christ Jesus. Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said, “Look, I have put my words in your mouth! 10 Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant” Jeremiah 1:9-10 NLT
- Produces: The words you speak is like seed sent forth to yield fruit. When a seed is sown into the ground it yields fruit, either good or bad fruit. Your spoken words produces life or death. When you sow joy, peace, meekness and other fruits of the spirits it produces life in the spirit as sons and daughters of the Most high God who has an inheritance in His kingdom. A good fruit cannot bear bad fruit neither can a bad fruit bear good fruit ( Matthew 7:18). The words sown in your heart when spoken produces life or death in any challenges that you experience.
- Positions: It places you in a place to receive everything the Lord has in store for you. As you keep confessing with your mouth the blessings, covenant of God, the Lord sets you in the right place of abundance of His love, grace and faithfulness. Your spoken words authoritatively stands and keeps you in a position to receive all that He has in store for you according to His will, purpose and desire. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful Hebrews 10:23 NKJV.
- Activates: Your words causes something to happen, it creates an activation in the spirit realm that causes a manifestation to occur in the physical. The Lord sent forth His word to produce life and accomplished all its works according to His will and desires. So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it Isaiah 55:11 NKJV.
- Reacts: When challenges comes your way, the manner you react to the challenge you are facing at that point determines the results of your action. When someone tries to get on your nerves and speaks discouraging words to you, how you deal with the situation determines the cause of action. Sometimes its best to keep silent or when you do speak select carefully your words. Your spoken words could help dissolve matters or silence helps control the diffusion of the matters. Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips Psalm 141:3 NLT. Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires James 1:19-20 NLT.
If you are in a difficult situation with loss of hope, frustration and you have spoken words of discouragement, disappointment that has kept you in a worse predicament. Now is the time to change the words you speak and start trusting God at His word and promises over your life. By Activating what the word of God declares over the situation and standing solidly rooted in His word. Shut every access for the enemy to step into your life and cause more havoc and permit the Lord to bring healing, restoration, breakthroughs and abundance of His grace. The little steps of faith you take would make a massive impact over your life.
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