THE MIND, A BATTLEGROUND 3

KEY SCRIPTURE:2Co 11:3 ISV “However, I am afraid that just as the serpent deceived Eve by its tricks, so your minds may somehow be lured away from sincere and pure devotion to the Messiah.”

The mind of man is the most assaulted part of man. Every temptation comes as a suggestion from the evil one. It is always processed in the thought realm before, it is executed. Before a man is born again, Satan or his demons had absolute dominion over the mind of the individual. When he is born again, he still seeks to gain mastery, yet this is subject to the individual’s submission to the lies and schemes of Satan. Please note any man with high authority in Christ, is directly related to how Satan cannot assess and influence him or her via the mind. The Lord had so much power over the devil because Satan had zero influence over His mind. The Lord said, the Prince of this world comes, but he has nothing in Him.

Power and authority in the Christian experience come from your liberty from the schemes of the devil. I have repeated this statement to help all Christians see the great need to keep themselves free from Satan’s contamination. In our key scripture, apostle Paul was very concerned about the brethren in Corinth, concerning Satan’s subtitles .2Co 11:3 ISV “However, I am afraid that just as the serpent deceived Eve by its tricks, so your minds may somehow be lured away from sincere and pure devotion to the Messiah.”

Many children of God, unconsciously start compromising in a very subtle way, thinking, there is nothing much serious. By the time they come to their senses, they are in deep waters, which has completely overwhelmed them. If you put a frog in hot water, it would quickly hop out of it. If you put it in warm water, whiles you warm, it, gradually, it will surely stay and die. Heb 3:13 ISV Instead, continue to encourage one another every day, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. A ship left at the shore without anchoring will be drifting gradually, till it gets lost out of sight.

CONFESSION

God’s word is my anchor, and I keep myself firmly tied to it. I give no place to deceptive thoughts from the wicked one. The word of God is my continual meditation.

Answer these questions

1. Can you consider certain events or conditions that may appear harmless, but can sink you into deep waters of sin?

2. What must you do if you notice you are in such situations?

THOUGHT; BE EVER READY TO KICK DOWN EVERY THOUGHT, THAT CAN LEAD YOU INTO SIN.

FURTHER STUDIES

1Th 5:22 KJV “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

Jas 1:14 KJV But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

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