Summary: What or whose thoughts have you been thinking? Your thoughts are the food that you feed your spirit, and your spirit is who you really are – what have you been feeding on?
Change your thinking
Col 3:2 Set your mind (purpose to think) on things above, not on things on the earth.
The continuing battle for your and my soul deciding our fate now and forever, is between:
EVIL (which has three sources) and GOOD (which has one source)
The world – ruled the Bible says by Satan God, for only God is good
My human nature – nothing good lives in it
Satan and his demons – all wicked spirits
And God says to you and me:
IF YOU CHOOSE (and keep on choosing) GOOD - YOU WILL LIVE (now and forever)
HOW DO WE CHOOSE?
Evil seeks to control us with its thoughts God seeks to free us with His thoughts
Evil is any thought opposing God’s will Good is any thought conforming to God’s will
As we think on good or evil thoughts so we believe, as we believe so we are, good or evil
The wicked won’t forsake their thoughts The righteous think on God’s thoughts
The battle for our eternal soul is fought out and won or lost in our thought life
Prov 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart (in his spirit), so is he… NKJV
What or whose thoughts have you been thinking? Your thoughts are the food that you feed your spirit, and your spirit is who you really are – what have you been feeding on?
Prov 15:14-15 The heart (or spirit) of him who has understanding seeks (the spiritual
food of the) knowledge (of God, by thinking on God’s words), But the (spiritual) mouth of fools feeds on foolishness (thoughts not from God).
…He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast (on God’s words).
Are you and I fools? Or do you and I have understanding? Will we let God:
Ps 103:5 (God) Who satisfies your mouth (of your spirit) with good things (His thoughts, in words), so that your youth (spirit) is renewed like the eagle's.
Col 3:9-10 ..You have put off the old man (flesh with thoughts not from God ruling your will) and have put on the new man (spirit with God’s thoughts ruling) who is renewed daily in knowledge (God’s words) imparting the image of Christ.
Jesus asks “Why do you still take wrong thoughts which harm you, into your thought life?”
Luke 12:25-26 (Jesus) And which of you by taking thought can add an inch to his
height or a day to his life? If you then are not able to do that thing which is least, why do you take thought for the rest?
Matt 16:23 …You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God,
But (are mindful – your thoughts are occupied with) the things of men.
Luke 12:31 But rather seek the kingdom of God (which is in the Holy Spirit and within
your heart) and all these things (you unwisely think about) shall be added unto you.
Rom 8:5-7 For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires (thoughts) set their minds on…those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires (thoughts) of the Spirit set their minds on…those things which gratify the…Spirit.
6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death, death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter. But the mind of the Spirit is life and soul peace both now and forever.
7 That is because the mind of the flesh with its carnal thoughts and purposes is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God's rule; indeed it cannot. AMP
God needs to rule in our thought life– not occasionally but continually– in order to save us
Ps 1:2 But his delight (the one blessed by God) is in the law (word) of the LORD, And in His law (word) he meditates (thinks and feeds on) day and night.
Prov 3:6 In all your ways (thoughts) acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths
1 Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing (having continual communication with God in the Spirit)
Prov 15:15 He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast (thinking on God’s words)
Isa 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace (with a complete salvation), whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (can you and I do that?)
Most Christians, like the unsaved, have little control over what they think – but they could
Some of the thought patterns that take control of the unsaved and Christians alike include
Taking an offense thought Taking a compulsive or addictive thought
Taking an un-forgiveness thought Taking a complaining thought