Do you think…OR do you know?
How does the devil beat us? No doubt many of us have been fighting him for many many years, why does he seem to win? Better yet, why does God seem not to be involved on our behalf? Many Christians struggle with this question and never get an answer. I am here to tell you today, you can KNOW.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, We refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)
WE, not God, but WE wrestle against spiritual forces. OUR weapons, WE refute, and WE lead, not God. We must Take responsibility for the fight and stop expecting God to do it for us.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Do you realize how powerful the word is? Isn’t that the problem? We don’t realize how powerful it is becasue we have not used it. We have cried out to God and begged Him for mercy and grace and expected Him to come down from heaven and help us, to fix the issue, to prevent and counter the attack of the devil. We are supposed to use the Word against the devil.
Romans 8:6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Everything starts with a thought, reaping starts with a thought. Our circumstances of attack from the devil start with a thought that exalted itself against the knowledge of God. It went unchecked and produced the circumstances of all the misery of sin and death, what we have been asking God to fix. WE are at fault and responsible, not God. “Do you believe that my being stronger, or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? You think that is air you are breathing?” We believe that our reality is what the circumstances report back to our senses. That is walking by sight and not by faith.
Renew your mind to be “faith” based. Feast on the Word above all else and you will automatically know the thought of sight that leads to creating the reality of attack from the devil as well as the thought of Faith that leads to creating the reality of freedom, grace, mercy, and victory in Christ. The door has been shown to you…..YOU must open it. Abide by knowing the word and being able to use it to defeat the opposing thoughts.