KEY SCRIPTURE: 2Corinth 10:5 KJV” 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;”
We return to our discussions on the nature of man. This time we look at one faculty of the soul, that is the mind. It is also known as the intellect. It is located within the brain. It is the faculty for accumulating information, analysing the information received, recollecting or remembering information stored, and also imagining thoughts, views, or ideas. The mind is therefore a very important faculty in the human body. The relation between the mind and the brain is that; the mind is the psychological part, whiles the brain is the physiological part. The brain is the visible part, while the mind is not visible.
The Bible said the state of the mind is the real condition of the person. Prov 23:7 KJV” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” For a man to either be in the Spirit or the flesh, is determined by the dominant factors of the mind. Rom 8:5 KJV “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.” The mind is also the determinant of whether a child of God receives transformation into the ways of the word. Rom 12:2 KJV” 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.”
In the light of all that has been said about the mind above, it becomes the target of Satan and demons.2Co 10:4 KJV” (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)”Strongholds are fortresses of satanic lies, ideas, imaginations that the devil establishes within the mind. If the devil succeeds in creating any wrong thinking process or pattern in a believer’s mind, no amount of shouts to drive them out will succeed, until the truth of God’s word is brought to that individual’s mind to drive away that lie (please this is different from the presence of a demon sitting in any part of the body. That one would go by commanding it to go). In the armour of God for the believer, the Lord said the believer’s loins must be girt about with truth. Our loins in this contest is not the waist, but our minds. Eph 6:14
I girt my mind with the truth of God’s word. I attend to the word, meditating on it, to give it a place of dominance over my thoughts and thinking.
THOUGHT: DEMONS MAY STRIVE FOR THE BELIEVER’S MIND, YET, THEY WOULD NEED YOUR COOPERATION TO MAKE THIS SUCCEED.
Mar 4:24 KJV “And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.”
Job 31:1 KJV” I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?”