"How To Win Over Sin - Every Time"
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 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
One of the most important things you could understand is the fact that we live in the midst of the great conflict of the ages. Its a
conflict between the forces of darkness and the Kingdom of God. And every man woman and child alive on this planet is living right in
the middle of this conflict. The devil may have started the conflict but God will have the last word and bring it to an end. But until
that day we must stay on guard, specifically guarding our thought life from wicked imaginations and any other thought that contradicts
the known will of God.
In fact, I would go as far to say that if you are having problems or struggles in any area of your life this is where you should look
first. We are in the middle of a spiritual war and our mind is the battlefield. Because this is a spiritual war it requires spiritual
weapons even though the attack is focused on our mind. The enemy knows that if he can get you to focus on the wrong words/things he will
defeat you. Words are containers of thoughts ideas and suggestion and words are spiritual in nature therefore we can only combat words
with other words. That is why we must be watchful and vigilant over our thought life. We must learn to think about the thoughts that come
to our mind and watch the words that come out of our mouth.
We should not be ignorant of the devils weapons, which are thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Any thoughts, reasoning's or imaginations
that come to our mind that are not consistent with God's word and a Godly lifestyle must be cast down and given no place in your
thought life. Where the mind goes the rest will follow. This will not stop the devil and the world from bringing pollution our way but
the important thing is to give it no place. Make a choice to think on things that are good, honorable, righteous and true. Never say
what comes to your mind unless it is in agreement with the righteous ways and thoughts of God.
Most sin starts in the mind and then moves to the hand and foot. For instance the sin of adultery always starts by committing it in
the mind first. This is why Jesus said that if you even look at a woman lustfully you have already committed adultery in your heart.
So if you refuse to look at or think about or entertain thoughts of adultery then you give it no place. Set your mind and mouth to go
in the same direction as God. One way you can always know the thoughts of the enemy is by understanding that his thoughts are always
in opposition to the will of God. Through words he tries to make sin look good or reasonable but in some way what he suggests will be
in opposition to God's word and His will for your life. That is why we need to have a working knowledge of the Word of God so we can
discern the thoughts that are not in agreement with God.
Your body was born with a sinful nature that is contrary to the ways of God. On the other hand your born again spirit has the nature
of God and is free from the power of sin. But right in between is your soul and it is your mind that is going to make the final call.
It is your thinking that is going to either give you the victory or it is your thinking that is going to be your defeat. So we must
take every effort to renew our minds to God's way of thinking and doing right.
We can have victory in every area of our life but it starts with a Word renewed mind. So be watchful about the things you listen too
and the people that you hang around because they can be a stumbling block to you if they are condoning a lifestyle in opposition to
Gods Word. So learn to discern and think about what you are thinking about. Only then will you be able to live a victorious life in
In His Service,