For we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds, 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 10:3-5). Every attack of Satan involves the human mind. The battle for the mind is easily summarized: For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be (Romans 8″6-7). Satan wants to make your mind carnal (sinful, worldly, fleshly). God wants us to be spiritually minded.
Why Satan Attacks the Mind?
The greatest commandment includes loving God with all your mind. This is one of the main reasons why Satan battles for your mind: Jesus said unto him: “thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind”. This is the first and great commandment (Matthew 22:37-38). Satan battles for your mind because it is closely tied spiritually to your heart and mouth. But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts (Matthew 15:18-19). Satan battles the mind because the way you think affects the way you act. Satan knows if he can control your mind, he can control your body, your actions, and if left unchallenged, your spirit.
Deception was apart of the enemy’s strategy. When Satan confronted Eve, he was disguised as a beautiful serpent. Satan uses lies, cults, “religious spirits” to deceive millions in our world today. Seducing spirits of Satan attacks the mind to distort the truth of God’s Word: Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1).Satan used this attack on Jesus in Luke 4:9-12. He tried to get Jesus to throw himself off a high point of the temple since God had promised to give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee. Satan also uses the flesh to war against the mind. Satan uses your own mouth, your eyes, ears, and even your senses of touch and smell to foster wicked thoughts in your mind. Satan works in the minds of unbelievers to blind them to the truth of the Gospel. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
For the last past couple of months, Satan has been tryin to attack my mind as a believer. He does not want the truth of the Gospel to go out to tear down his kingdom. I have been struggling with my thoughts, but God has kept me sane through it all. The devil is DEFEATED, God is EXALTED!!! Satan will try to have a stronghold on you, if you let him. Don’t allow the enemy to come into your mind and take control. He has no control and he can only do what God allows him to do. I’ve learned that the enemy will come all kinds of ways to attack you. Your mind is the devil’s playground! He has no business there….
God gives us power to tread upon serpents, meaning, we have the power to stop Satan from entering our minds and our lives. Rebuke Stan in the name of Jesus. Submit to God and resist the devil and he will flee! There are spiritual battles galore occurring all around us, that’s why there are so many verses in the Bible warning us about demonic struggles. So, keep your mind at peace, because God will give you the peace that surpasses all understanding.
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