Every day the mind of the Believer is bombarded with thoughts that contradict God’s Word. The temptation is to accept Satan’s suggestions. However,
we must guard our minds and cast down thoughts that challenge what we
know to be true from the Bible. In order to maintain a mindset that
pleases the Lord, we must keep our thoughts focused on His Word at all

  1. We are constantly surrounded by thoughts, ideas, concepts, words, and attitudes that contradict the Word of God (Hebrews 12:1-3).
    1. However, we must look to Jesus as our example. He successfully resisted thoughts that contradicted the Word.
      1. We must refuse to allow our minds to be governed by the contradictions of the world.
      2. The enemy blinds the minds of unbelievers so the glorious light of the Gospel cannot shine in their lives (2 Corinthians 4:3-4, AMP).
        1. One of his strategies is to attack the preaching of the Gospel.
        2. Is Satan causing mental blindness in certain areas of your life?
    2. Satan deceives people by building strongholds in their minds.
      1. Strongholds are houses of thoughts built upon thoughts that contradict the Word.
        1. We pull down strongholds by speaking God’s Word against them (2 Corinthians 10:3-6).
        2. Contradictory thoughts, if meditated on, will produce imaginations.
        3. We can cast down every wicked imagination by speaking the Word.
  2. We can defeat Satan’s attempt to invade our minds (Romans 12:1-3).
    1. Keep your mind focused on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of a good report (Philippians 4:8-9).
      1. Think on those things you have learned from the Word.
    2. God keeps us in perfect and constant peace, when we keep our minds focused on Him (Isaiah 26:3-4).
      1. When we trust, lean, and rely on God, He will take care of us.

Scripture References:

  • Hebrews 12:1-3
  • 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, AMP
  • 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
  • Romans 12:1-3
  • Philippians 4:8-9
  • Isaiah 26:3-4