TAKE AUTHORITY OVER YOUR MIND
Paul warned New Testament believers not to become weary and faint in their minds, due to the great opposition and persecution they were facing. He told them:
…let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
The Greek word for faint means “to unloose, relax, and make weak.” Satan wants to weaken you. He wants you to become so overwhelmed by your circumstances, so weary fighting the battles you have day after day in fulfilling the ministry God has given you, that you faint and relax in your mind.
He wants your mind to be spiritually tired and weak, so you will:
- let up on your intensified prayer time.
- cut down on the time you read and study the Word.
- stop resisting his attacks.
- stop taking control of your thoughts.
- stop casting out doubt and unbelief.
- stop releasing your faith.
You may be at this dangerous point right now, where you are spiritually weary and you have fainted in your mind. You may be so tired of the spiritual battles that you are ready to give up. You may be tired of resisting temptation. Your mind may be in constant turmoil. You may be depressed or severely oppressed by the enemy.
Whatever strategy Satan may be using to attack your mind, don’t give in! God has made it possible for you to walk in one-hundred percent victory over all the power of enemy. The moment you faint in your mind and stop resisting his attacks, you are surrendering yourself into his hands. You are defeated only when you fail to fight.
It is time to prepare your mind for aggressive action. To win the war against Satan and live in one-hundred percent victory over every attack, circumstance, and strategy Satan will use against you, you must have a strong, powerful, disciplined mind that is controlled by the Holy Spirit.
In his counterattack on the Church, Satan is going to attack your mind with such intensity and such force that you are left in a weakened, vulnerable condition. He doesn’t want you to have a victorious, well-disciplined mind.
Make this declaration:
I will not become passive. I am preparing my mind for aggressive action against the enemy. Hebrews 12:1-15
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