Against the Knowledge of God

Do you ever wonder if it will stop?  You know, the narrative running through your mind. The string of thoughts that are accusing you, threatening you, and beating you down. You are not good enough. You only make mistakes. You are a failure. No body will love you. God is not real. God does not care. God is not big enough.  You must despair of life itself. There is no hope.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (CSB
3 For although we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, 4 since the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments 5 and every proud thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ.

Satan is waging war against you. Where does this war take place? Where is the battlefield? Where does the carnage lie in rot? In your mind. The war we wage is on a spiritual level. Satan is out to defeat you. He does this by “every proud thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God.” This verse suddenly hit me in a different way. Satan wants to attack our knowledge of God. If he can get us to think differently about God, he can immobilize us and make us ineffective and subject to sin.

What is our spiritual battle plan?

  1. We need to realize it is a spiritual battle being fought in your thought life.
  2. We can take every thought captive. You do not have to listen to that incessant voice running through your mind.
  3. When Satan tries to dissuade you. Have none of it. You belong to God.
  4. We must replace the accusations with truth, truth about God
  5. Satan’s attack is against our knowledge of God. You can learn about Him. You can believe Him. You can stand on His truth. You can trust Him. This takes effort. You must be immersed in His word and you will have to draw near to Him. Let His word fill you, change you, and give you a solid foundation. Respond with prayer and praise. There are several good books written to take you through this process. Get one and wrestle your way through .
  6. Ultimately we must walk with and obey Christ. What does it mean to obey Christ? This is a very broad subject, but we can begin. Obeying Christ begins with salvation. Have we repented of our sin and bitter, selfish heart. Have we turned from our sin and invited Him in and given our lives over to Him. Have we relinquished control and purposed to allow the Holy Spirit to fill us. Do we stand on the righteousness of Christ alone? This is the beginning of obedience. We must put on Christ. When we do this, the other things in life begin to fall in line. Life is a journey. We must daily stand on Christ alone.

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