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Sunday, September 6, 2015

How to Guard Your Mind

The mind is a very vital tool for the  failure or actualization of your destiny; battles are fought and won in the mind before they are physically fought. That is why the devil will always want to attack the mind of people. He knows if he can win in the mind, he has won in all other areas.

Therefore, the word of God warns: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life…Proverbs 4:23. The New English Bible translation (NEB) says, “Guard your heart more than any treasure, for it is the source of all life.”


In 1 Peter 1:13, Peter also reiterates: Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

Your mind is such a crucial asset to a victorious life. The mind is so vital that it is the main target of Satan’s attacks in the man. The mind is the eye of the man. What it sees and accepts shapes a man’s life and determines his state.

This is why the devil would rather have more blind minds than blind eyes. He will never succeed in flooring anyone, whose mind he has not first held captive.

The enemy cannot reach you except through your mind. The moment he captures your mind he has got you! Romans 8:6 says: For to be carnally minded is death: but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.


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There is a “spiritualizing” process of the mind that makes the abundant life that Jesus came to offer us a reality. Jesus didn’t come to paralyze your mind; rather He came to upgrade it.

The enemy is constantly hunting for your mind. It is the base of his operations. He took over Peter’s mind and Peter became Satan on the spot. Jesus said in Matthew 16:23, “Get thee behind me, Satan.” Peter no longer saw things the way God saw them. He stood against God, in the arm of the flesh.

Every time you find yourself arguing against the Word of God, just know that the devil is behind it. His ministry is to make you captive, so you become an enemy of the truth. You now find yourself turning your back on the truth, each time you come in contact with it.
In whom the god of this world hath BLINDED THE MINDS of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them…2 Corinthians 4:4

The principal access of the enemy into the believer’s affair is through his (believer’s) mind. The Bible says: “Then Satan entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot…” (Luke 22:3), so he lost his sense of value and decided to sell his master for 30 pieces of silver!

Know this; there is no way Satan can get to you except through your mind. Look at the rich fool for instance, the devil woke him up in the night and said to him, “There is nobody like you in the whole of this community. You have enough to eat and drink, even if you don’t work till you die.” The man must have then stood up, looked at himself in the mirror and said, “I know what I will do, I will pull down the entire barn I have, and say to my soul, soul, and it’s time to relax.”

The devil had polluted his mind! Look at his words – “I…I…I” kept resounding! God became irrelevant to him. The devil made him to displease God so that he could get him. Your mind is a battle ground!

A young lady came into my office, sometime ago, and gave this interesting testimony: There was a time I was led by the Holy Spirit to ask people who desired to be married to stand to their feet. I then pronounced every curse and spell over their lives broken.

This lad said, within a week, like a mystery, a young man approached her and asked for her hand in marriage. Prior to that time, somebody had once told her that she will never live to see her married.

From then on, this lady took her mind off marriage. The devil had told her it was not possible, with that curse that has been pronounced upon her. Her mind was held captive and she was no more expectant. She became a mental prisoner.

Bless God; I have always known that what God says is final, no matter what people have said about you. There are some today, who are still being held captive by what their parents said to them, when they were in kindergarten. There are yet others who are expecting problems, before they come. They are already mentally prepared for trouble.

For example, there are very few Nigerians, who believe one can have a family without troubles. You hear such statements as, “Do you know even a born-again Bishop, filled with the Holy Spirit, sent his wife packing the other day?”


Friend, your mind has to undergo rejuvenation! You have to come out of your cocoons of bondage! Tell yourself, “I’m not made for trouble, I’m made for peace. I’m not made for failure. I’m made for success.”

One day, long ago, I was on my drawing board, doing some work and a thought came to my mind, “Who says the devil is not powerful?” He then brought to my remembrance all the havoc my family had been through – “so and so who died, who killed him? They day you went on a journey and the car somersaulted; you think I didn’t do it?”

That’s what the devil does. He attacks your mind by bringing all he can see around, to challenge all you claim to know. He doesn’t have a Bible.

For somebody who is believing God for a child, for example, he reminds her, “What of the X-ray you took? Don’t you remember that your two tubes are blocked?” He constantly uses occurrences and situations around as points of reference. That is why the Bible recommends that we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

You can’t turn away from challenges. All you need to do is to build up a strong resistance against them. If Satan can’t get your mind, he can’t get you. He has no access to your spirit. Your spirit-man is in union with God, but your mind is here, available to him.

Many have had their minds bound. They have accepted that trouble is a normal way of life. Whatever you can’t picture yourself getting into, you’ll never enjoy, because the Bible says, “The expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off” (Proverbs 24:14). Don’t look at your tomorrow and say, “What a bleak tomorrow!”

Renew Your Mind
You need a fresh baptism of mind renewal. It’s time to build a mental picture of a glorious life that transcends the limits of your salary and your family background. It is so important!

    And he renewed in the spirit of your mind…Ephesians 4:23

Every evil work proceeds out of your thought. The man, who gets to the point of slapping his wife, already had the plot planned out in his mind first.
What do you do to your mind to make it resist the enemy’s pollution? Your mind must be correctly tuned to God, to know exactly what to do per time. You need to “spiritualize” your mind.

    For to be carnally minded is death: but to be spiritually minded is life and peace….Romans 8:6

Satan took over the minds of Peter and Judas. Thank God, Peter eventually overcame, but Judas ended up a victim. Satan took over the mind of Eve and she shifted her mind from God’s commandment. According to Paul’s writing to the Corinthian Church, Eve was deceived, she wasn’t overpowered (2 Timothy 3:13 and 2 Corinthians 11:3).

Isaiah 26:3 says: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee…

If you give your mind over to the devil, he will steal your destiny. Be at alert! When the devil comes to clog your mind with wild imaginations and thoughts, clear them by praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 20). That will ventilate your mind.

You might be telling yourself, “I want to enjoy life. I want to be in the will of God, but my mind seems to be an enemy of my soul and future!” Your mind must be in active participation with your spirit, for the covenant to work for you.

You must constantly have a spiritual perspective to life. It doesn’t matter if the whole world seems to be swallowed up in problems, they just won’t affect you, as to be spiritually-minded is life and peace. Never listen to what the devil is saying. At all times, be mindful of what God is saying.
You must see things the way God see them. You must not be overtaken by what is happening around you. Spiritually-minded people are people of exploits, as they must enjoy life and peace.

In Romans 12:2, the Bible says: 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.

Let your mind be constantly flushed with God’s Word. Let God’s Word give you a new thought pattern; let it affect your mind.

You need a daily renewal of your mind. It will help you to disregard the enemy and all his pranks. You will then find yourself looking at life with hope. People who never see a problem in their Christian encounters, are those who will make it easily.

When the devil comes to challenge you, tell him to get lost, and remind him of what the World of God says concerning the issue.

I once met a woman whom all x-ray reports have told doesn’t have a womb. Medically, and as far as doctors were concerned, her case was already a write-off. The day I visited them, my mind had already been sharpened by the Word of God. I knew that the God who made man is also a manufacturer of human spare parts.

I turned to the woman and said, “Woman, the devil stole your womb, because when God made all things, He said they were very good. Every part was intact. The devil indeed came to steal, but Jesus came to give us back what the devil had stolen.” At this point, I could see her and her husband exploding in faith. I said to them, “Even if what the x-ray shows is correct, God has the answer. So, in the name of Jesus, don’t take another x-ray, just have a baby!” That settled it.

I was somewhere for a meeting one day and there she was, giving the testimony, with her baby in her hands! Sometime later, I made reference to this woman’s baby, as one that God manufactured.

Don’t ever let the enemy tell you your future has no meaning; you are so valuable to God. The whole world cannot compare with the value of your soul. So, you are so precious in the sight of God.

God is not behind your sufferings! He is standing there to life you out of it. He takes pride in your success. He wants to brag about you. So, don’t let the enemy fool you into believing that nothing else matters, except getting to heaven. You are not only to get to heaven; you are to radiate His glory also upon the earth.

I don’t pity a man who is a failure! All I do is tell him, “Stand up from where you are and find your way out! You don’t belong there!” Stop living a fake life. Get a correct perspective of life. Tell yourself, “I will no more be an object of pity.” See yourself from now on blessing others, making others happy and not dying as a beggar!

Those who have polluted minds can never see a future for themselves in this life. Their destinies are consequently lost to circumstances. They walk on in hopelessness and frustration. Your mind belongs to God. Keep it pure. Philippians 4:8 says:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Think on good things only. “Your thoughts shape your life” (Proverbs 4:23, Living Bible). Anytime you find yourself thinking trash, tell your mind to come back home even if it means shouting out loud in public at yourself.

People are dying in their large numbers. For a Christian, to have hypertension is a sin in itself! The Word of God says we must be anxious for nothing.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8

When you hear people say such things like, “This world is not that easy”, the Bible says beware! God says His plan for you is to have a good welfare and a future. However, what God ends up doing with you, is limited to what expectations you have.

If you have a mediocre expectation, that’s where you’ll end up. But if you have a superior expectation, that’s exactly where you’ll get to. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7).

Right expectations don’t give birth to anxiety; rather, they make you walk in peace and serenity.

  2 comments:

  1. Finally got to know that your blog is on a specific niche. While others just publish crap. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Umer,

      Thank you so much for stopping by, i appreciate. I decided last month to make Oracleblogger a one niche blog.

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