The greatest temptation from the enemy of our souls........
is in our minds.
This is where he loves to attack us most,
or should I say,............. even torment us.
It is in our minds that he brings thoughts of doubt, deception, despondency, rejection, anger, self-pity, and even despair.
If we are not aware of his tactics and do not resist them, they will become bigger in our minds and he wins the victory.
I noticed an interesting Scripture in Daniel 7:25.
It speaks about the coming anti-Christ (but this same spirit is already in the world) and it says:" He shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High."
The words "wear out" in the Hebrew mean "to afflict mentally." These words are only used in a mental sense.
This is Satan's strategy. To wear us out in our minds with unbelieving and deceiving thoughts.
If you are in confusion and overwhelmed in your mind, you can't function emotionally or physically.
Therefore, you must be on the alert. You don't have to let the enemy wear you out!
This is not God's plan.
You can't stop these thoughts coming to your mind, but you don't have to receive them!
You don't have to dwell on them for one minute!
Resist them in the name of Jesus.
Throw them out of your mind.
They don't belong in your redeemed mind.
1 Peter 1:13 says: "Gird up the loins of your mind."
In Bible days the men wore long tunics and when doing physical exercise pulled up their tunic and tucked it in their belt so they would not be hindered. In the same way, we have to get rid of any thoughts in our minds that hinder us from walking in the victory which Jesus Christ paid the price on the cross to give us.
And be encouraged again today with 2 Corinthians 5:4, 5:"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity EVERY THOUGHT to the obedience of Christ."
May you have a victorious day triumphing over the wiles of the devil. You do not have to let him wear you out.
~ Nancy Campbell Above Rubies | Facebook
Thank you so much Nancy