“Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2Corinthians 10:5
HOPE FOR TODAY!
What should we do with this flood of negative thoughts that would lure us into worry and depression? What should we do with those suspicions about others that would prevent us from reaching out to them in love? What should we do with those emotions that stir up things like anger and bitterness within us that keep us in a state of unforgiveness and cause us to utter things that we later regret? These questions and more can go on and on unless and until we find out the answers and learn how to actively demolish them and live above them learning how to walk a more Holy walk with Jesus our Lord! We know as Christians we are surrounded by a crowd of witnesses that are watching our reactions and are seeking to find ammunition that may be used against us and our faith. For this cause we must live above reproach! So what can we do? What action can we take about these many thoughts that attempt to come in to discourage us? We must learn to cast them down! This is a “Skill Set” This casting down comes by deliberate practice and repeated use. We must make the decision to not accept these thoughts or words from others that exalt themselves against the truth of God’s word. If God has not said it then we can easily conclude that it is not true! Is it found in God’s Holy word? Or Has it been given to us from God? If not then for sure it has another purpose and is of some other Gospel.
Every imagination, and every spoken word that is not of God our Father, and every lie that comes from the devil, we must cast down. Although we are Christian we must realize that our enemy is seeking a way into this suit of armor that God has provide for us. By casting down these imaginations we are using our sword of the Spirit, we are tightening our Belt of Truth, we are straightening our Helmet of Salvation so that we block all of the enemies advances against us!
MAKE IT YOUR GOAL TO LEARN TO “CAST DOWN!”