Morning Devotion 03/03/2018

Morning Devotion 03/03/2018

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (KJV)
3  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Paul had already written a bold letter to the church at Corinth revealing their sinful and carnal ways. He is writing to them again but in this passage of his letter he is trying to vindicate his position and authority to those who are trying to oppose him. He is explaining that he is not bold because he is far away but if he were there with them he would be the same. He was identifying that he was just an ordinary man with all his temporal wants and necessities, but he does not use human plans or methods to win the battles of the flesh. The struggle over carnality and sin is fought using God’s mighty weapons to pull down the stronghold of the devil. The battle is a spiritual battle and the first line of defense is in the mind. Before there can be any overcoming of the desires of the fleshly lust, individuals must first control their thoughts. Learn to cast down or replace the thought patterns. When a thought comes into the mind that exalts itself against the knowledge of God then replace it with the truth. For example, when you have a slight pain do not let your imagination think it is cancer but replace the thought with truth, “By his stripes I am healed.” If the evil imaginations go unchecked, then it is not long before they become words; if the words spoken go unchecked, then it is not long until you speak into existence a life that is walking in disobedience against the Lord Jesus Christ. Replace any evil imaginations with good ones that will exalt the Lord, then you will speak good and truthful things which will ultimately speak a life of blessings and obedience to Christ. Receive your blessings today.

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