2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in GOD
for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments
and every high thing that exalts itself against
the knowledge of GOD, bringing every
thought into captivity to the
obedience of CHRIST.

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the
savour of his knowledge
by us in every place."
(2 Corinthians 2:14)

As you fight the good fight of faith today, remember this: Your mind is where the battle will take place. Whatever you allow to captivate your mind will rule your life. Will it be the Word of God or the lies of Satan?

The decision is yours.

If you want the Word to reign, make up your mind now to resist the devil when he comes to plant doubts within you. Refuse to surrender to the circumstantial pressure he brings your way. Decide at the onset that you will not succumb to this trial. Dig your heels in and stand immovable upon the promises of God.

When thoughts come that are contrary to God's will, cast them down. And above all, don't worry. Worrying is meditating the thoughts {Lies} of Satan.

When you recognize you are worrying, stop it immediately. Replace worried, fearful, and doubtful thoughts with the Word.

Be assured, Satan will continually try to tell you that your situation is hopeless. He will persistently peddle doubt, defeat, and discouragement. But if you won't allow him to sell you his goods, his commission will be zero. If you don't buy his lies, he can't cause them to come to pass in your life.

God has promised that He will always cause you to triumph in Christ. You are guaranteed victory over any adversity you face today. Make up your mind right now to be a winner and you'll spread the knowledge of victory in Christ everywhere you go.       www.kcm.org               -Kenneth Copeland

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will
have mercy upon him.
Isaiah 55:7

You can't win a victory as long as the problem is the biggest thing in your life!

The Lord woke me up to that fact a few years ago. At that time I was facing some difficulties in my ministry that seemed so big to me, I thought about them from morning till night. Even though I was standing against them, I was thinking more about those problems than about the scripture promises I was standing on.

Then I saw something in Matthew 6:24-25: "Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life."

I'd read that scripture hundreds of times, but that day I saw something I'd never noticed before. I saw that immediately after Jesus said, "No man can serve two masters," He said, "Take no thought." Suddenly it hit me: We serve our thoughts!

That's why Isaiah 55 says for us to forsake our thoughts, and by the Word, take God's thoughts. That's why 2 Corinthians 10:5 says to cast out thoughts that challenge the Word and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

Do you want deliverance from your problems today?

Then quit serving them! Quit allowing them to consume your thought life. And don't wait until circumstances change to do it. Instead, realize that circumstances won't ever change until you switch from wrong to right thinking.

I know that's not easy to do, especially in the midst of heavy darkness and trial. But you can do it if you'll do these three things:

First, remember you aren't alone. You have the Word (God's thoughts). You have the Holy Spirit to strengthen you and you have the mind of Christ.

Second, get around people who are full of faith. Instead of rehearsing your problem, let them do the talking. Make yourself listen. Join in with their faith and resist darkness.

Third, praise God. Do whatever it takes to make yourself praise. When you begin to praise, God's presence will turn back those worried thoughts and make them fall!

Your problems are not the biggest thing in your life. Jesus is. Serve Him with your thoughts and He will set you free!
Kenneth Copeland

The world is unprincipled. It's dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6
(The Message)

2 Cor. 10:4-5 
Should Become
A Way Of Life
Tells! Humility

Walk in truth, Walk in The Word. In 2 Cor.10:4-5 GOD is talking about  three things.

The action or process of thinking, Serious consideration

The act or power of forming
a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly
perceived in reality.

A fortified place
or fortress

If you think a thought to much or meditate on one thing, it can become a stronghold.

Our minds gatekeeper is The Word of GOD, the love of GOD. The thoughts of GOD as a gatekeeper are - according to:

Philippians 4:8 NLT
Fix your thoughts on what
is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise...

So when that image {of what ever has a stronghold on you} comes in your mind immediately we say: Does that pass the gatekeepers thoughts we keep in our mind? {Phil 4:8}  If not we immediately cast that thought down. Say: I refuse to think on that thought, it is not of Phil. 4:8.

You break strongholds, imaginations and thoughts by casting them down. Eventually we starve those strongholds.  Before we can do this we must submit ourselves to The LORD:

...I plead with you to give your bodies to GOD because of all HE has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind HE will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship HIM. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let GOD transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know GOD'S will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:1-2

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