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Ephesians 4:23-24 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,  and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.…

 

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 

Is the devil trying to mess with your head?  The answer to the question is yes!!!!  Big time!!!

Why? Because…

  1. He wants to make you just like him.
  2. He wants to keep you separated from God if you’re a non Christian. If you’re a Christian he wants to keep you defeated and sinful.
  3. He wants to make your life a living hell!!!
  4. He wants you to worship him and not God.
  5. He’s jealous of you because God loves you so much and will never do for him what He’s promised to do for you and that is to adopt you and make you His child.  We will also be higher than the angels!

Our new life in Jesus Christ  started with our “mind” as per the scriptures above.  We had a big turnaround (renewal) in our mind.  We used to follow after the devil but now… we refuse to submit to his power over our lives. After receiving Jesus as our Lord Savior…We go from being a child of the devil to being a child of God.   Our mind now believes the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our heart has softened and we are very remorseful for all the wrong we’ve done.   We’ve made up in our mind to change the direction of our lives.  This is a choice that we’ve freely made.

In that moment of time your mindset has been changed to wanting to be like Jesus.  You want to be holy…you want to serve God…you want to listen and obey the Holy Spirit who tapped into your mind to get you to follow Jesus….but….there is someone else who was the first one to speak to your mind the moment life was breathed into your little embryo body and that was the devil. He had control over you!  He had your mind until you made a conscious decision to accept Jesus Christ.

 

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2 Timothy 2:26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will (This is what the devil does with those who are not Christians…Scary I know!  He doesn’t take them physically by the hand…he messes with their ….yup you got it…mind!)

Although he doesn’t own your mind anymore since you repented and now believe in Jesus…it hasn’t stopped him from bugging your mind with improper things. You want to do the right thing all the time but your mind is constantly being bombarded. There is a battle going on in your mind.  That’s the devils job…to destroy you and he influences your very own thoughts.  Forget the demonic being in the bright red suit with the horn and pitch fork…this bad evil being can affect our thinking in a very sly way!

I’m blogging this information to you to give you the heads up to his tricks and to where the real battle is.  Many people are scared to be in a dark spooky room…scared of zombies and the paranormal…but I’m here to tell you to be concerned about what thoughts enter your mind!!!

 

My simple solution to the battle of your mind is to keep your mind on Jesus Christ….all day and night!  365 day a year!   This means… as much as humanly possible keep thinking Jesus.  Yes you need to work and interact with others.  You do need to enjoy your life and do life activities….but in all you do… be Christ minded and stay prayed up and bible studied up.  Don’t leave any gaps in your mind.  Stay spiritual alert in every area of your life and at all times.  The more that you are…”walking with the Lord”…the less the devil is able to affect your thoughts and behavior.  He is very sneaky, subtle, cunning and very effective in how he can get you to veer off Gods course for your life.

 

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2 Timothy 1:7   For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.The devil tries to CONVINCE you that wrong is right.  He does this in very sneaky and subtle ways.   When he does this you may not even notice that you are doing something that displeases God.

There is a GREAT THING  God  has done for His children.  He has put the Holy Spirit in us to help us to do right and be like Jesus.  He is in us doing a great job of letting us know when we fall short.  The Holy Spirit will let us know when this life important information…but the problem is… are we listening to Him?

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I’ll put myself out there and tell you one of my problems so you get an idea.  When I shop…I rarely have an ear open to the Holy Spirit. I want to buy what I want to buy like handbags and jewelry.    I have tried to do better over the years but I’m still struggling with shopping.   Also…I struggle with what I know is good to eat.  At one point a few years ago I was 255lbs.  I have lost most of my extra weight but I didn’t listen to the Holy Spirit at all when it came to food and I still struggle with this one.   When the Holy Spirit tries to tell me about this two issues…I ignore Him a lot.  Don’t judge me …I lost over 90lbs and I don’t own a real Louie Vuitton!  God’s still working on me LOL!

Romans 8:5-6 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

This is why we should submit ourselves to the Lord completely.  We should pray, know Gods word, obey God and repent when we sin.  We should have on the whole amour of God as the bible says.  And his is my best advice…we should love Jesus like crazy!!  When you love Him so much you’ll want to please Him in every way.

Things we can do to have a spiritually healthy mind:

  1. We should understand who God is which is understanding the Holiness God. We should be holy because He is holy.
  2. We should not fear the devil.   Because of Jesus the devil has already been defeated and has no power over us but can mess with our mind.
  3. We should not have unconfessed sin in our lives especially unforgivness!
  4. We should spend a good amount of time worshipping God and thanking Him for every blessing we’ve received from Him.
  5. We should remember that the Holy Spirit lives in those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. But we have to keep in touch with the Holy Spirit who lives in us.   We need to listen to Him when He’s trying to speak to our minds to instruct us.
  6. We should have faith!!  The devils arrows he aims at us can be extinguished…thank God!
  7. We should submit ourselves to the Lord completely.
  8. We should keep spiritually clean.
  9. We should love God with all of our heart,mind and soul.   Desire always to please Him.
  10. We should never never never never ever let our guard down for a second. Your mind…your thoughts…your soul is who you are. You are a temple of the Holy Spirit. Don’t let the devil in there!!!

Our minds were renewed when we received Jesus Christ as our Savior…but sometimes we need to recommit ourselves and renew our minds and get ourselves going in the right direction again when we have backsliddened.  The Holy Spirit will let you know when you’re not living a holy life.  If you find you’re off the mark then you know the devil has messed with your mind.   You have entertained his suggestions and allowed him to affect your will.  When you realize this…repent…ask Jesus to forgive you and get yourself into a right place again with God your Father.

 

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James 4:7 – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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Take note on how your mind was tempted so you can try not to go down that road again.

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The devil is messin’ with everyone’s head big time!!!!  People are doing the most evil and vilest acts and the world has taken notice of this and is having to comprehend it and deal with it.  Even “Christians” are acting up.  So this blog today is a warning to watch out for your…..mind!  Be very careful about what goes into your mind and in what you think about!  If you saw a demonic spirit running after you…you would defend yourself or try to get away.  But I ask you….what are you doing to defend yourself against these evil demonic spirits trying to attack your mind and that of your children?

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The devil can’t kick your butt unless you…let him! He can’t get into your mind unless you… let him!

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Be on guard!…watch out!…be discerning!…be wise!  There is a book that can positively help you 100% with the devil’s battle for control over your mind and that is the Holy Bible.  It’s packed with all the information you need.  There is also a helper that can positively help you 100% to stay on track if you listen to Him and let Him help you….He’s the Holy Spirit.  There is a person who gave His life so that you can have a life of peace of mind and His name is Jesus.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you. (AKJ)

 

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