KEY SCRIPTURE:2Th 2:2 KJV “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.”
We realised in our last study that, the devils seek to trouble men’s minds to the point that, it becomes so stressed that, it gives up its power of control, to become blank, or void of any specific thing to consider or think about. A person in such a state may have a stream of contrary thoughts flowing through his mind. His dream life is normally full of all kinds of horrible scenes. One criterion to notice that one is under siege is the absence of peace. God does communicate to His people through dreams, yet these kind does not bring stress and fear to the individual. A person in that passive condition would normally have dreams that are inspired by these devils.
One may even develop insomnia, that is difficulty sleeping. The Bible says God gives his beloved sleep. Ps 127:2. Such people also become very forgetful. Their minds cannot focus to concentrate. They easily lose thought of very recent things they might have heard or done. All these are orchestrated by devils. These and many more are the depressive condition that one who does not allow the word of God to dominate his mind may go through. Dear child of God, this should be far from you.
What will one in such a state do to capture back his mind which is being dominated by devils? The scripture said, our weapons are mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds.
1. Use the truth of the scripture to address the error that seems to have taken hold of your mind.
2. Speak out what the word says
3. Whenever that error flashes through your mind, say, this is a lie of the devil, and I refuse it.
4. Any time it flashes through your mind, just say no, I refuse it.
In the initial process, you may not be having that sense of peace and stability of mind, but as you keep your ground and sustain the resistance, your mind would start feeling a sense of peace.
Please note that this is warfare and you must not relent in your refusal or resistance. The scripture said, submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
In such times spend a great deal of time praying in the Holy Ghost, if you pray in tongues. Give attention to listening to messages that address the kind of error that seeks to control your mind. As you keep listening, the truth would start driving out the error, and secondly, faith would be built in your heart to stand and overcome. Make sure you win back your mind and stay free. Satan always awaits opportune moments to stage a comeback, but make up your mind never to give any grounds to the enemy.
God’s word is truth. I girt my loins with the truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness. I give no place to any lie of the devil. I am always ready to challenge them with the truth of God’s word. I gain supremacy over my mind and always walk in the peace of God.
THOUGHT: FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH, FOR THAT IS THE ONLY MEANS TO GAIN BACK THE GROUNDS TAKEN BY THE ENEMY
Eph 6:11 KJV: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”
Eph 4:27 KJV” Neither give place to the devil..”