Take Every Thought Captive
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"...For the weapons of our warfare are not physical
[weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty
before God for the overthrow and destruction of
strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments
and theories and reasonings and every proud and
lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true]
knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and
purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ
(the Messiah, the Anointed One)..." -
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5
I went through a time a while ago wondering how to
actively take every thought captive into the obedience
of Christ. It's all well and good to quote all these
scriptures – but to actively apply it is where the
rubber meets the road.
Every thought that is not wholesome, or is proud, or not
in line with God's word and purposes, or negative thinking,
we need to “lead away captive into the obedience of Christ."
In other words, it needs to come under the Lordship of
Christ. I was wondering about this especially in the area of
negative thinking. What I discovered that helped me was,
reading and speaking out God's word, singing and listening
to praise and worship music and speaking out the name of Jesus. As we focus more on God, we will find these wrong thoughts
will soon decrease, because we're re-aligning our thinking.
We have to actively stop ourselves dwelling on it and to
fill our minds with Godly things. These are the weapons
of our warfare and by doing these things, we will pull down the
strongholds in our thought lives.
To tear down strongholds in our lives,
We need to take every thought captive to Christ