“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: Idols do not exist in the mind of a believer in Christ Jesus.
The strongholds referred to in our text for today are the imaginations and thoughts, which the Apostle Paul instructs us to cast down. He 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: 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”. In the same manner, Paul also discouraged the believers from forming idols through wrong thoughts and imaginations. He said in 1 Corinthians 8:4-13, “As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many and lords many); but to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him”.
To a believer in Christ Jesus who has already overcome the world, an idol is nothing. Idols do not exist in the mind of a believer in Christ Jesus. There is no need putting thought on idols because it is by thinking about those things that a believer’s mind is defiled. This way, he exalts them above the knowledge of God. Never allow anything contrary to the promises of God, fulfilled in Christ, to form an idol in your mind. Be watchful of your thoughts and imaginations.
Cast down those negative thoughts of sicknesses, diseases, plagues, failures, death, disappointment and generational curses. Bring them to the obedience of Christ. Do not even think about them because they are not for you. You are a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) and you have already overcome the world. You are more than a conqueror!
INSTRUCTION: Consciously cast down every negative thoughts and imaginations from your mind.
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: You are more than a conqueror.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LEVITICUS CHAPTER 15; EVENING: 1 CORINTHS. CHAPTER 11