For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 TPT
In the King James version which is what I learned the verse in, it says 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;
2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV
Have you ever lay in bed and thoughts would not stop running through your head? And these aren’t just random thoughts, these are focused thoughts. They creep in and tell you things like, you have a tumor and you are going to die. And no matter what you do, those thoughts just multiply in your head.
So the other night I was being tormented in my mind. It was driving me far from sleep and actually fear began to creep in. And this verse came to my mind, casting down imaginations. I began to talk with the Lord about it and asked him if this was what he was talking about. Could these imaginations be from a tormenting spirit? If so what do I do?
So I found the scripture and I looked it up in different translations. I think the passion translation is easy to understand, but the King James version just spoke so deeply to my spirit. The verses before that talk about wrestling and our weapons are not of this world. I began to realize that our mind is where the devil plays his games.
So I began to take into captivity those thoughts and bring them under the authority of the word of God. I began talking about my Covenant that God made with me. I began to think on scripture of healing. It doesn’t mean the pain went away right away. The devil’s not that dumb! He knows that if he can mess with us and get us to believe the lie that he’s sending to our minds, he’s won the battle.
But God meant what he said when he said I sent forth my word to heal you and deliver you from all your affliction, all your disease! Those are not just cute little words that we quote, those are words we take to heart and can believe! I’d like to say, What God Says is truly the truth. You can’t debate it, it’s simply his word and it does not return to him empty but it accomplishes what he sends it forth to do.
So I’m going to say this, if you are his child, you can believe that Satan is after your peace, your health, your finances, your children, your home, and anything else you can think of. He plays dirty and he’s not satisfied with just your goods, he will try to steal everything he can including your peace of mind. He will wear you out if you allow him to.
So today and every day, I’m going to put down those thoughts that have been trying to mess with me in the night and in the daytime. I will believe the word of the Lord. And I challenge you to do the same! Stop allowing the Devil to steal what belongs to you. He can’t do it unless you allow it because you have a covenant with God.
Blessings on your thoughts today.
Amen, God sent forth His word to heal us and deliver us from all our affliction and all our diseases; Jesus is the Word, our healer and deliverer, resurrection and life. Hallelujah! Jesus is God!
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