Friday, January 11, 2013

The War of the Mind...

These are just a few scriptures that are out there on the mind. We let our minds run away so many times. It is very distracting. Once we start thinking about one thing, the imagination kicks in and we start imaging things that may or may not be true. That is why daily we need to keep our minds on Christ. Even when something is happening that may seem to be hurting us, God is still in control. God did not make us to be able to handle hurt, pain, and the things of this world. When Adam & Eve sinned these things came in the world. God has sent His Son to redeem us from these things. He gives us wisdom and peace through the muttering of the things that come in our lives. They speak, but we do not have to listen. They yell, but we do not have to respond. They threaten us, but we do not have to give in.

Isaiah 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Lamentations 3:20-22
King James Version (KJV)
20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Proverbs 29:11
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
Romans 7:23
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.
Romans 8:5
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God...
2 Thessalonians 2:2
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Hebrews 12:3
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
James 4:8
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
1 Peter 1:13
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

willing mind
ready mind
carnal mind
corrupt mind
one mind
lowliness of mind
fleshly mind
humbleness of mind
sound mind
sober mind
double mind
pure mind
grief of mind 
sorrow of mind
steadfast mind
wicked mind
despiteful mind
right mind
doubtful mind
readiness of mind
humility of mind
reprobate mind
fervent mind

Philippians 4:7-9
King James Version (KJV)
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Dr Lester Sumrall:
At creation, God gave man a free will. You must realize this. God does not control the human mind. God did not make man to be a puppet. It is man’s job to take control and guide his own mind. At birth man’s subconscious mind is clean and pure. Then the subconscious thought machine begins to work. The devil becomes a master at filling it with any dirty rubbish that he possibly can. All personal sin you commit gives the devil authority to rule your subconscious being.

You and I must engage in and win these battles for our subconscious minds. But you must also realize that your born–again mind, renewed and washed clean by the Word of God, is strong and victorious. Here are several things you can do to protect your mind: 1) Don’t read pornographic literature. 2) Don’t listen to hard rock music with violent, sexual, and rebellious content. 3) Don’t take dope. 4) Don’t drink alcohol. 5) Don’t watch television indiscriminately. 6) Don’t go to adult movies. 7) Don’t allow anyone to hypnotize you. All of these things will open the door of your subconscious to the devil.

Remember, God will not control your mind, and the devil must not! You have the key … hold it!

Renew the mind...


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