"Cover Your Mind"
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""Daily, you must dress in the Armour of God. And the Helmet of Salvation is so important. It will cover your mind from Satan's attack against your thoughts." Pastor Pat Aman (2 Corinthians 10: 3-5) "For through we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." Our warfare is not 'against flesh and blood, (Ephesians 6:12) "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places." therefore, carnal (weak, worldly) weapons will not do. We need weapons that are God-empowered (mighty in God). Their purpose is for pulling down (demolishing) strongholds (anything opposing God's will). Here Paul refers specifically to warfare in the mind, against arrogant rebellious ideas and attitudes (which he terms arguments). and against every high thing (pride) opposed to the true knowledge of God. The aim is to bring every disobedient thought into.....obedience to Christ. We must be determined to grow spiritually. Such growth is painful because one undergoes stretching molding, and refining by the Holy Spirit. Spiritual people deal ruthlessly with any carnal thoughts in their own minds. We need to be shaped by the Holy Spirit so that people can come to know Jesus thought what they see. We should spend time in "God Presence." Expect the Spirit to transform us into the image of His glorious Son. To do this we must recognize the spiritual was in our mind. Take captive every thought that is hostile to God. Memorize Scripture and meditate as a "military discipline." Joyfully, In The Master's Service Blessings, Prayers and Love, Pastor Pat Aman Scripture: The New King James Version Quote: Pastor Pat Aman