KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:14 KJV “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”
In our previous study we said the truth is the word of God. We said truth is different from facts. Fact is what one can see but the truth is what God’s word says. If what you see does not agree with what the word says, please ignore it. In the spirit realm, the only thing that rules and has permanency is the word of God. (Psalms 119:89 “Forever o God, thy word is settled in heaven.) The event which does not agree with the word of God does not have God’s approval to remain. It can only stay at your permission. Matt 18:18 ISV “I tell all of you with certainty, whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven”. It is up to you, to determine what should stay in your life. You permit the wrong thing in your life to stay by not doing anything. You stop it by, praying and resisting it from staying.
Our key scripture teaches we must gird our loins with truth. Our loins in this context is our minds. This verse could be said this way, protect your mind with the truth of God’s word. The following scripture teaches us what to do. James 1:21 KJV” Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls”. It says we must put away every sin from our life. The word of God and sin cannot exist together. The presence of one means the absence of the other. To allow sin into your life means you don’t want the word to be there. The next thing to do is to speak in line with the word of God at all the times. Never say anything contrary to the word, that is naughtiness. Declare always that, you can do what the word says. He says further that you must receive the word like a little child or in all humility of mind receive the word. Obeying these three principles will enable you to keep your minds saturated with the word.
Another vital action to get the truth protecting your mind is to meditate on the word. Meditation is the act of getting your mind to reflect over and over again on the word of God. You can meditate by muttering the words to yourself. In this way you repeat the scriptures over and over again for as long as you want. The scriptures would occupy your mind and would be clearer to your understanding. The final step to protecting your mind with the truth is to yield your members to the influence of the word of God. Be always prepared to do what God is saying through his Word. With the word deeply rooted in your heart you would make the necessary impact
My life is filled with the word of God. I keep no sin in my heart as I accept the word as a little child and meditate on the word every day. My life is established in the Lord and I make real advancement in all I do.
Rom 6:13 KJV” Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God”.
Joshua 1:8 KJV” This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”