This morning I will continue on a cause of deception. It is important to keep your thoughts and mind on rightful thinking. The Bible states to Cast Down Imaginations. Satan will try and get you to reason out his agenda’s and place imaginations in your thinking. When there are imaginations that are not of the right nature or you might say that of Godly character, we must immediately cast them down and out of our thinking process.
DO NOT REASON for reasoning out what God says should not and (cannot) be a part of our daily walk. God’s Word MUST be the ONLY Word obeyed. We must be obedient to HIS WORD in all that we do.
God never intended man to be independent of Him or you might say from him. When man begins to reason things out in himself he will always fail. God intended for man to depend on Him.
God’s Word is to never be argued over, reasoned or disobeyed. Every Word that God speaks to man must be carried out in detail, NEVER to be COMPROMISED. FOR God’s judgment will come to all that are disobedient. Partial-obedience is still disobedience for obedience to God must be in all that we do and in all that God says.
God’s command must become an absolute in our lives. In doing this we will live in intimacy with God and allow the truth of God to shine forth.
Are your thoughts God’s thoughts? We must learn to capture the very thoughts of God. These thoughts come from His Word (the Bible). All truth comes from God. Before we can learn the truth we must destroy the deception that comes from imaginations, human reasoning of good and evil; that is to say every high thing raised to be equal to God. All ambitions, ideas, or aspirations must be cast down. We can be free…free to God’s divine truth but it will only come when our thoughts are subject to Christ.
Apostle Paul sums it up this way in Romans 8:5 “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.”
In conclusion, let me say, we can be free from deception when we follow the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit. So you might say, free from deception is when we please the Spirit and we please the Spirit when we are controlled by the Spirit. His way, that of God’s way is the ONLY way! NOT MY WAY BUT (God’s) WAY!
As always, love in Christ Jesus,