1 Corinthians 2:16
“…But we have the mind of Christ.”
When the Word declares in Ephesians 6:17, “And take the helmet of salvation,” what the writer was saying is that we need to think saved. He was revealing that salvation is protected by a helmet which covers the mind from demonic suggestions. In the garden of Eden, the enemy came with suggestions, and to the 2nd Adam in the wilderness, he again came with suggestions. Spiritual warfare is a matter of the mind…
Miracles in the life of a believer are limited only to their state of mind. As a Christian, you need to understand that faith is not just a heart affair but an intellectual pursuit. Remember that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Solomon was saying you are what you think. The Heart in the sense of “feelings” or even “biologically,” does not think…So what Solomon was talking about was the subconscious mind.
When we feed our conscious mind with the Word and ways of God continually, it will come to a point that this information will then be re-filed into our hearts or subconscious mind. Faith then, will not be something you purpose to do but your natural response towards a situation. But we have the mind of Christ!
We have seen ourselves in certain situations, like a financial crisis and panicked before. We have even seen the hand of God delivering us. When situations reoccur, there is a tendency that many have of panicking again despite previous testimony. We tend to think miracles are temporary interventions rather than the revelation of the nature of God. But we have the mind of Christ!
When the Bible speaks of casting down imaginations/strongholds/reasoning in 2 Corinthians 10:4, it speaks of demonic suggestions or thoughts that come from the enemy. A stronghold is an area that has been fortified and a place of rest for the enemy. The root of demonic manipulation is in the mind of a man. The enemy finds rest or encamps in the mind and from there goes out to do exploits in the life of the individual.
How then do we overcome demonic strongholds? Meditate upon the Word. Make the Word a part of your inner-man. Fill your heart with the Word. Some of you may think that you do not know how to meditate. Have you ever worried about anything before? So you know how to meditate if you know how to worry. Worry is looking at a bad situation and making it grow inside you; going over and over every detail, until the worry becomes bigger than the problem. Meditate on the Word till your faith outgrows the problem!
My exhortation to you today is that you would give your heart to the ministry of the Word and renew your mind! You have A Beautiful Mind…
Great things are spoken of you!!!
By Pastor Ray