My faith and trust in the Lord is being tested by trials of pai and sorrow because of an inner turmoil that seems to b taking control of the person I love most. His battle wit physical pain is defeating his mindset of the peace tha Christ already gave him. I know the pain is very real, it’ driving him to hear the voice of the enemy even stronger. H is driven to find solutions in false security. I can see th cycle of destruction going around and around with wha seems to be no end in sight. But, I keep hanging on wit diligence and faith that God will bring this to an end. I kno there is a good ending to this because I have been prayin in the will of God that He will fight this battle and once agai bring order back into our lives as He has already promised.
But, it’s the waiting that’s hard and that’s where my true fait comes in. If you’re fighting a battle that seems lost already,
have you given it to God? Praise Him in all situations.
The reason people are at risk to defeat is because thei mind and heart are no longer connected on God for thei victory. I’m sure you’ve heard that the mind is the battlefield.
Once Satan enters into this playing field, he can take ove your thoughts which are not the same thoughts that Go wants you to have.
It only makes sense that Satan does not and can not live i a man’s heart if he has been truly saved. This is wher Christ resides through the Holy Spirit. When Christ enters i to a person’s heart, then it takes a lot of conscious effort t keep Him there. The Bible says that the heart is naturall corrupt. That is why when God gives us a new heart, it’s b His act of grace and mercy. It’s nothing any one can do, it’ humanly impossible to save yourself. Our salvation come from God Almighty alone, it’s not achieved by acts of goo works…or good thoughts for that matter. God’s Word say our minds are naturally corrupt as well. It’s man’s sin natur from the beginning of Adam’s fall in the garden. Now we al have it but can be freed from death by Christ alone. But i takes a head and heart connection in order to be successfu in our fight against Satan. He doesn’t want to see us free.
That’s just one less soul he’ll have to keep him compan when God’s final judgement casts him into eternal hell.
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings an disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexua vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.”
Mt. 15:19 (Amplified)
But this is where the battle begins. Satan is a liar and onc he enters into a person’s thoughts, your mind will b disconnected from your heart, even though a person ma have accepted Christ. The Bible says our Christian walk is very real battle with the powers and principalities of demo forces. God has given us armor for protection, but if we don’ use it, the enemy can defeat our victorious walk. Our mind are the basis of keeping God in our hearts. One ver important piece of armor is the helmet of salvation. We mus protect our minds with thoughts of Christ. (Eph. 6:17) O course Satan wants your thoughts as far away from Chris as possible. That gives him the power over you.
That is why the apostle Paul penned these words:
“And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (havin a fresh mental and spiritual attitude.” Eph. 4:23 (Amplified)
It must be done “constantly” in order to defeat what th enemy is saying to us about certain things, whether it’s ou finances, health, our salvation, or situations that seems t be destroying us. It all begins with our minds. If we let thes defeating thoughts take over, we will then eventually lose th battle for true happiness and Satan has won.
I have made the utmost effort in my own life to preserve m spiritual happiness by what I think about. God’s Word tell us that as the mind thinks, the heart will follow. Don’t let it b of wickedness.
“For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worth of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and loveable, whateve is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue an excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on an weigh and take account of these things (fix your minds o them.)” Phil. 4:8 (Amplified)
Virtue is what God is, virtue is worthy of praise becaus praise is what keeps Satan away. Satan can not stay wher there is praise. So, it’s very important that no matter what th circumstances may look like, we must think on praising Go in order to retain His peace that lives in our hearts. T remain fixed on everything good that God has alread promised is the key factor to remaining in the happines that Christ died to give us. Think about that!
When you know the promises of God, it gets easier to g into battle with Satan, but for those who are spirituall immature, the fight will not go even two rounds. It’s a sham to see these people lose their battles and lose them swiftl because they can’t understand the concept of their faith an how it can be used against the enemy. Their battle become yours as well. It’s a constant spiritual conflic between good and evil. But, as I remain constant in my wal to retain the peace that Christ has given me, I know I wil over come the attacks on my own spiritual well being. I kno that I am covered in the blood and can not be touched, but i sure does make for some hellish days on earth. Christ di say it would not be easy. I have to stand firm! Are you read to do the same?
If you or someone you know are going through disconnection of heart and mind, just remember that Chris has already defeated the enemy, don’t become threatene by his scare tactics and surrender. Just know that Chris knows your hurts and feels your pain and if you truly wan His victory, think about God’s virtue. Turn over all thoughts o negative devices to Him and let His love, which lives in you heart reach up and reconnect with your mind. It really i mind over matter.
In order to do this, you must let God’s Word speak to you.
God gives us people who can speak to us through Hi infinite wisdom. Let down your prideful nature and ask fo help from someone who understands. Christ is alway standing at the ready, but you must be willing to listen. Don’ shut others out if you’re experiencing inner turmoil. Ge reconnected! This is true happiness in the spirit. B stronger than Satan’s tactics and attacks.
Let Christ be your first thought in the morning and the las one at night for true peace and happiness.