“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”.
2 Corinthians 10:5
LIGHT FOR NOW: you are a product of your thoughts.
Some of the things we do or experience in our lives are the products of our thoughts and imaginations. This is because, prayers are not only answered when we ask verbally; our thoughts or imaginations are also answered. Ephesians 3:20 says, “now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask and think, according to the power that worketh in us”. This proves the importance of guarding our hearts and minds diligently. In our text for today, Apostle Paul addresses a wrong thought pattern whereby, the believer goes about with a wrong mindset, fighting wrong and unprofitable battles with wrong weapons. Apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds”. Paul was telling us that there is no other power in this world oppressing us except some strongholds in us. Your brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, mother, father, neighboursand friends are not the enemies of your life. The battle is that of the mind – your mind!
To understand the strongholds, Paul went ahead to identify and explain them as ‘imaginations’ and ‘thoughts’ in verse 5 of 2 Corinthians chapter 3. It reads, “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteh itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ”. This means that you cast down those wrong imaginations by changing your thought patterns and subjecting every thought to the thought of God for you and the power of the Spirit of the Christ in you. See the picture that God sees about you. Allow God to sit on your mind. Never allow the pictures the devil brings your way to form an image in your mind. The devil can only stay outside and try to control your mind. But God dwells in your inside. He sits on the inside of your mind and expresses Himself in your thought patterns and action. Once your thinking is right, your actions will also be right. Praise the Lord!
INSTRUCTION: Think right.
PRAYER: Father, I renew my mind daily with the word of God which is the thought of God for my life. I refuse to be carried away by the flesh and its unprofitable battles, in Jesus name.
QUOTE: Once your thinking is right, your actions will also be right.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LEVITICUS CHAPTER 14; EVENING: 1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 10