Summary: DESCRIBES THE MIND AS ONE OF THE THREE MAIN BATTLE GROUNDS AND SATAN’S FOCUS ON IT.
THE BATTLE OF THE MIND
THE DEVIL HAS A PLAN OF ATTACK!
HE HAS A DELIBERATE, WILLFUL PLAN AGAINST YOUR LIFE.
HE HAS A GOAL: TO DESTROY YOUR BODY, MIND, SPIRIT OR ALL THREE.
HIS PURPOSE IN DOING THIS IS TO KEEP GOD’S PURPOSE FROM YOU, DENY GOD THE GLORY HE MIGHT RECEIVE FROM YOUR LIFE, AND ULTIMATELY DESTROY YOU.
HE SEEKS TO REPLACE GOD WITH HIMSELF IN YOUR LIFE.
THE DEVIL DESIRES NOT ONLY TO DESTROY WHAT YOU HAVE---YOUR POSSESSIONS, YOUR CAREER, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR REPUTATION.
HE SEEKS TO DESTROY WHO YOU ARE!!
HE WANTS TO DEMOLISH YOUR CHARACTER.
HE SEEKS TO DESTROY YOUR PEACE, JOY, HAPPINESS, CONTENTMENT, ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFE, WILLINGNESS TO TAKE GODLY RISKS, GENEROSITY, AND ALL OTHER EMOTIONAL STATES THAT ARE HEALTHY AND GOOD.
THE DEVIL HAS ATTACKED EVERY BELIEVER THAT HAS EVER LIVED.
YOU ARE NO EXCEPTION.
AS LONG AS YOU ARE ALIVE AND THE DEVIL EXIST, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL ATTACKS.
WHAT IS A SATANIC ATTACK?
IT IS A DELIBERATE, WILLFUL, INTENTIONAL, AND WELL DESIGNED ACT TO BRING HARM TO A PERSON IN ANY WAY.
5 AVENUES OF ATTACK
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ECONOMIC, RELATIONAL, OR SPIRITUAL
THE STORY OF THE BOW AND ARROW VERSES THE DAGGER AND SPEAR.
A GROUP OF ARCHAEOLOGIST WENT TO A PARTICULAR TROPICAL RAIN FOREST TO SEARCH FOR ANY USEFUL ARTIFACTS.
IN THE PROCESS OF SEARCHING ONE MAN FOUND WHAT APPEARED TO BE A DOORWAY, HE CALLED HIS CO-WORKERS TO HELP HIM UNCOVER IT, AND THEY DISCOVERED THAT IT INDEED WAS A DOORWAY.
UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION THEY DISCOVERED THAT IN ADDITION TO THE DOOR WAS AN ENTIRE VILLAGE OF PEOPLE CENTURIES AGO WHO LIVED HERE.
AS THEY SEARCHED THEY FOUND A WALL LIKE A FORT, BOWLS, UTENSILS, A MATHEMATICS SYSTEM, AND A VERY INTELLECTUAL PEOPLE.
BUT THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHY THESE PEOPLE HAD VANISHED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
THEY DISCOVERED THEIR WEAPONS--SPEAR, DAGGER.
THEN THE DISCOVERED THEIR ENEMIES, AND THAT THE ENEMY HAD A MORE ADVANCED WEAPON THAN THEM.
THEIR ENEMIES WEAPON WAS THE BOW AND ARROW!
AND BECAUSE THE ENEMY HAD A MORE PROFICIENT WEAPON THIS INTELLIGENT, STRONG PEOPLE WAS KILLED OUT AND DISAPPEARED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
THE ENEMY HAS A NEW WEAPON-THE BATTLE OF THE MIND.
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Abraham Lincoln said, “ I am not a man I am a civil war.”
He was referring to the battle that was raging in his mind.
This is an invisible enemy. Unseen.
98% of the battles you fight will be won or lost in your mind first.
SET YOUR MIND AND THE COURSE OF YOUR LIFE WILL FOLLOW.
2 Cor 3:14
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2 Cor 11:3
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
2 Pet 3:1
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
MARTIAL ARTS-They teach a technique that you can defeat an unseen enemy.
It is in the area of this unseen realm that ushers in fear; if we cannot see it the enemy uses intimidation against us; our mind.
THE F.E.A.R. FACTOR
And fear is faith in reverse! If you have fear you can have faith!!
Fear is faith in the enemy!!
2 Tim 1:7
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.