Bringing into captivity EVERY THOUGHT to the obedience of Christ - 2 Cor 10:5
Written Dec 12, 2016
I'm keeping my mind stayed on God's written word today.
Because God says to! (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Because Jesus' yoke is “easy and His burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Because through faith in Christ we are MORE than capable to be victorious in spiritual warfare. (Romans 8:37)
Because no one can pluck me out of the hand of the Father John 10:28-30
Because we need Him to direct our paths.
Because of pride?
Because of humility.
Because of the fear of the Lord
Because rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft 1 Samuel 15:23
Because I want to go to heaven. Ephesians 5:3-6
Because I want to help others go to heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Because Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15
Because God says serving Christ is "simple":
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3
Very important Bible topic. There are many mentions of "thoughts" in God's Word. You'll see more than once the phrase "thoughts of the heart" and so its important to know we receive a new heart from the Lord Jesus Christ when we are saved. The wonderful revelation is from Ezekiel chapter 36. God says, "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." "And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them." Please read it in context when you get the chance: link
I'll put the most important one at the top. God tells us that through Christ the weapons of our warfare are MIGHTY THROUGH GOD to DO this:
2 Corinthians 10:5 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;
And now the importance of capturing every thought. This is where most of the battle is! Your thoughts can be your great success in Christ. Or it can be your total downfall. Choose you this day who you will serve. Your own thoughts. Or will you keep your mind stayed on GOD
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.
Psalms 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
Psalms 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
Psalms 119:113 SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
Isaiah 65:2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
Daniel 2:29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
Daniel 2:30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Luke 2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
1 Corinthians 3:20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged 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.
God bless you all and may God give unto the revelation of His power. How His yoke is easy. His burden light. If He be in you!! If Christ is not in you. PRAY. Read God's Word. Seek Him. I pray God saves those who are lost and strengthens those who need help. In Jesus Name Amen
You can be saved!
God loves the people in the world so much that He came down to die for us. If God is opening your heart to His message and you feel convicted for your sins which have separated you from a holy God and you feel the need to be forgiven, then say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully converted to the Christ in 1997!
Say, "My Lord and my God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe Jesus the Christ died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe Jesus raised from the dead and ascended into heaven and is now on the right-hand side of God listening to this prayer. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You in, Lord Jesus. Thank you, God, for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen."