With Standing Mental Attacks
(Or taming the mind to receive the finished works of Grace)
To ‘Tame’ : To bring under control something that is out of control & wild.
Why as Christians is it important to have control of our mind? This is our gateway to Jesus, and He is going to give us. We must guard our mind as this is our ‘arcana’ of Faith.
Stop the Press – Hold the Phones
# Important Fact Revealed below #
At some point in our growth as Christians the penny will drop, and you’ll figure out …the only… weapon the devil has is that of …suggestion… and nothing else, because Jesus stripped the devil of everything else, he has NO weapons of mass-destruction.
Ps 236:4 “. .Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me. .”
He (the devil) will sow a tinny seed of ‘suggestion’, then sit back and laugh at us as we self-destruct. Then what do we do, we give him all the glory, for doing nothing. Next time you find yourself going into a tail spin, imagine him sat in the corner laughing at you loudly, don’t let him see you cry, NO. Instead, smile praise the Lord Jesus. Treat him like a bully, when he can see that he can’t get to you he (the devil that is), will move on to someone else.
Remember, Be strong as Christ Jesus is with us
If you find yourself being knocked down often remind yourself of the verse … Ps 138 :7
“. .Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my
To win this war we need to give a lot of attention … give attention to my words (Prov 4:20) … What are we giving our attention too? Why are we so easily lead astray? Here below are some tips I hope are of use …
· Become constantly aware of what we are thinking.
· Constantly check what we think.
· Always be aware of what’s going on in your mind.
… Our mind is a fertile ground that is always receptive of .. suggestions .. from the devil. The devil never pinned down ‘Adam & Eve’, he never had to beat them up either to eat from the forbidden tree.
The devil was (and still is) sneaky- under handed and is downright crafty. The devil got them thinking about and obsessing about the tree, till they could only think of the one tree in the whole Garden of Eden they were not to eat from.
#You cannot be tempted with everything you don’t think about#
If the devil is going to tempt you, he going to have to get you thinking about, how much you must have it, your life is not complete without it.
Phillioians 4:8 “. . Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,
whatever things are noble,
whatever things are just,
whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely,
whatever things are of good report. .”
Think only of a thing of good report, and virtue, and of those things Jesus promised. Because of the volatile society we live in, it says it’s OK to let your minds wonder of sinful thoughts.
TRY THIS:- Turn off your radio: stereo’s: iPod/Mobile phones, NOW. Come to a state of prayer then see how long it takes before some thought other than what you are praying about distracts you.
Who can truly say ‘what is it the devil knows about the power he has over you?’ When in fact he has none. The devil would have all non-believers that Bile says; ‘God helps those who help themselves’. WRONG When actually it was (former USA President) Benjamin Franklin, that said this.
You should be aware of who is leading you, and who is not. The only way to recognize this is to be in your Bible, so you know when the leader makes it about them, and not God.
When the Goodness & Graces of God we will find blocked, why would this be? Well it is because we don’t have held aloft our shields of faith. I hear ask why do we need these for? They are used to fiery darts. In what form can we recognise these? They will come at you in the suggestion of our accuser.
Phillipians 4:13 “. . I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me. .”
It’s sad to say to many of us have, instead of holding aloft, our shields, have it leaning on our leg or worst have it lying on the ground. Now your shield is wondering if you know how to use it? Hence why we are covered in fiery darts all over, may be now is the time to learn how to use it more effectively.
FEAR: Is really just an accusation, told to us from
an early age, which has us believe, that actually the
lie, when in fact it is truth.
Math 10:13 “. .Do not fear therefore, you are of more
value than many sparrows. .”
God has been stood here for a very long time, just waiting for us throw the accuser out of the way so ‘His glory can come into our lives and shine.’ We all need to be ready to respond to the devil…
When the devil tells you your too weak…
You respond saying “I am strong’
When the devil tells you you’re defeated…
You respond saying “I am Victorious over you”
You really can’t let what the devil says/does go seed, you need to send a flood in to flush out his bad and rotten seeds. Otherwise they spread and infect everything. Lastly remember this …. You must on a regular basis flush out or batting all the rotten seeds out of the park.