What is your spiritual disposition as a believer? That’s what the Holy Spirit is asking us today. What is our spiritual attitude towards God and life? What is the condition of our hearts and mind? The mind is very deceptive but a lot of believers are not privy to the secrets of the mind. Let me take us on a journey…
The Secret of the Mind
The mind naturally feeds on the evil things of this world, this is what the mind loves. It rejects the good and righteous things of God. The mind’s natural state is evil, only the Word of God can cleanse it. The word of God cleanses the mind. It washes the mind of man. John 15:3 AMP “You are already clean because of the word which I have given you [the teachings which I have discussed with you].”Ephesians 5:26 (TLB) “to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God’s Word;[a]” This is why it is paramount we are in the Word day and night (Joshua 1:8).
The mind of man naturally gravitates towards evil. Out of the abundance of the heart & mind, the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). It is the playground of the enemy (devil). The devil can control it because he was handed dominion by Adam. God is trying to win back the mind of man to Himself. It is a great battle. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5AMP “For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man. 4 The weapons of our warfare are not physical (Senses) [weapons of flesh and blood].
Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of Strongholds.
5 We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought (mind) and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,”
We need to protect our mind, we as believers need to guard it against the devices of the enemy. Proverbs 4:23 (TLB) “Above all else, guard your (Mind, Heart) affections. They influence everything else in your life.”
The Holy Spirit is the greatest Helper when it comes to treating the mind of man. The mind of man is a DAMAGED COMMODITY.
This is why you see certain evil happen and you begin to wonder; how can human beings do this kind of Thing? The mind. You underestimate the evil in the mind. Even your conscience (spirit man) is not enough to stop the evil the mind conceives and constantly wants. Only the Holy Spirit of God can control the mind of man to be sane and please God.
The word for meditation Proverbs 4:23 (TLB) Above all else, guard your heart, mind, and affections with all diligence. For out of it flows the issues of life that influences everything else in your life.
FATHER! Heal my mind to be able to receive Your Word easily.
Only the Holy-Spirit of God can control the Mind of a Man to be sane and to please God.