Your mind, the last frontier of spiritual warfare
INSIGHT INTO THE FACULTY OF THE MIND
by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola
The mind is in no doubt one of the most powerful human faculties, designed within the soul realm by Jehovah himself to help man create, discern and make wise decision on various life’s complex issues and challenges. The mind is certainly a creative living force that if properly nurtured and channeled on the right biblical pathway, will not only accelerate our faith possibilities, but can also enhance redemption, development and ultimate restoration of all creation.
However, if the mind is neglected, indiscipline, untamed and spiritually malnourished of its required biblical truth, by default of its corrupt fallen nature, it carries enormous influence and capacity to impose its own rebellious agenda on you in a very subtle and unrecognizable manner that can cause you a huge spiritual setback. It is certainly true that whatever you drop within the soil of your mind will germinate, grow and produce its fruit in a multiple fold, it’s only a question of time.
Influence into the thought realm.
“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;”. I Peter 1:13 NKJV
As we continue with this study I would like us to explore some fundamental spiritual values that could greatly improve our spiritual development mostly in this era of the third day reformation of the church and creation.
The epic battle of the Age is focused on the regaining, the reforming, and ultimately, the restoration of the lost faculties of man back to the divine order and influence of Christ authority and dominion. Whatever kind of war we have seen manifest either from spiritual or natural realm, all passes through the portal of the human mind. Ideologies, good or evil, are shaped by the thoughts that filters into the mind.
There is enough evidence in this current season that proves that Satan and his cohorts are intensifying their mandate activity through the systemic work of deception, ignorance and seductive luring to gain full control over the thought, emotion and imaginative realm of all humans especially those in key areas of leadership both from domestic life, educational communities, and of cause, corporate governing institutions.
Toddlers and teenagers are not left out from the assault of this satanic attack. From the songs they are expose to, to the video games they play, to the cartoons and programs they watch, are all strategically designed to lure, dull and capture the innocent minds of our children. The mission to capture and lock the soul in a state of carnal humanistic pattern of reasoning is very rife in this season.
Think of this for a moment, the history of your entire life, that of your family and the larger society are all predicated on the kind of thought pattern that both informed and shape the decisions that defines the present condition of life. Decisions are made based on our exposure of a particular knowledge or information at our disposal, which ultimately determine or shape our frame of thinking.
The current sociocultural realities, the battle of media propaganda, so-called technological ground breaking ideas, to the extremism of civil wars, religious terrorism, regional destabilization, systemic regional or community marginalization, sociocultural imbalances, racism, xenophobia, poverty and other forms of complex economic challenges; the policy of accepted perverse behavioral lifestyle in the 21st century society, and of cause, the promotion of corrupt leadership both from within the church community and the state to mention a few, are all defined by the ideological frame of thought which determines how society perceive, belief and ultimately decide regarding life.
Thoughts are the gateway into the human soul, we therefore need to be highly discerning in regards to how thoughts gets to be formed within our soul to the point of becoming a powerful tool in shaping our perception either for development or for destruction. The state of our thought and imagination plays a huge role in the overall make up of our destiny.
Whatever has become tangible and visible to the human eyes has first been conceived and birth through a certain frame of thought. The mind is the ground of conception either good or evil. The unregenerated mind is the portal to all forms of negativity. Meaning, how we choose to live in attitude and character is predicated upon the type of thoughts we are exposed to.
The salvation of our mental faculty is crucial to our spiritual breakthrough and advancement. Where we are today and what we are going to become in the future will be shaped and highly influenced by the condition of our frame of thought.
There is no doubt that even the best of wisdom and knowledge to a large extent are influence by the state of thought. If we are struggling with an unhealthy and unbalanced frame of thought, little or nothing can be achieved in terms of maximizing our spirituality and its related creative and productive capabilities.