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THE BATTLEFIELD
March 6, 2022

THE BATTLEFIELD

March 6, 2022

3 Reasons I Need To Manage/Control My Mind

  1. My Thoughts My Life

Everything that we do begins with a thought. If I don’t think I, don’t do it.  Proverbs 23:7 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

  1. The Mind Is The For Sin.

The mind/thoughts are where we either win or lose the battle. Temptation happens in the mind. Most of the time, sin is already committed in the mind and heart before the actual sin is done physically. Jesus said In Matthew 5:27-28, 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Satan makes every effort to insert in our minds a lie that has the power to define and/or alter the course of our life. Lies and Strongholds that we allow to infiltrate it’s way into our relationship with God, Others, and Ourselves is the introduction of DIABOLICAL CYCLES that come to DESTROY. When the enemy sees the breach or weakness then he develops the temptation based on the weak area. God told Paul that HI (God) is made perfect in Paul’s weakness. There are things that you can’t do, only God can. You get in God’s way because you attempt to fight Satan in a weak state.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) 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;

  1. It’s The Key To &

Romans 8:6-8 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

  • Paul divides people into two categories: those who let themselves be controlled by their sinful nature and those who follow after the Holy Spirit. All of us would be in the first category if Jesus hadn’t offered us a way out. Once we have said yes to Jesus, we will want to continue following him, because his way brings life and peace. Daily we must consciously choose to center our life on God. Use the Bible to discover God’s guidelines, and then follow them. In every perplexing situation, ask yourself, what would Jesus want me to do? When the Holy Spirit points out what is right, do it eagerly. For more on our sinful natures versus our new life in Christ,

Romans 6:20-23 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • You are free to choose between two masters: sin or Christ Jesus. The wages of sin is eternal death. That is all you can expect or hope for in life without God. By choosing Christ as your master, you receive his gift of eternal life—new life with God that begins on earth and continues forever with God. What choice have you made?
  • Eternal life is a gift from God. If it is a gift, then it is not something that we earn, nor something that must be paid back. Consider the foolishness of someone who receives a gift given out of love and then offers to pay for it. A gift cannot be purchased by the recipient. A more appropriate response to a loved one who offers a gift is graceful acceptance with gratitude.

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