Capture Your Thoughts and Clear Your Mind-Space
From episode: Hearts Reveal Our Future
Feelings produce thoughts, and so we can recall an event that produced feelings in order to find the thoughts that may need to be taken captive and exchanged with Jesus's thoughts about that event. Thoughts disguise themselves as immovable and undeniable, but often they are easy to expose and dismantle when we take the time to identify them.
So, finding thoughts can be done. You can capture thoughts and gather the inconsistencies that defeat those thoughts when needed, especially if they're tormenting you. It's good to have weapons, spiritual weapons like this, soul weapons like this that can really help you to get free and choose and be empowered, not be a victim. You know, our mind space (the place where we have thoughts), can feel like it's possessed at times. Like we don't have a choice there. Hebrews 1:14 says, aren't all angels ministering spirits? That word, all, stands out, all angels, even demonic angels (fallen angels). So they're ministering spirits. That's the other word, ministering. That means they, and this is the NKJV I'm quoting, but aren't all angels ministering spirits? But if you look into the word, "ministering" there in this scripture, it means "persuasive". Like evangelists for the cause of destruction.
So this mind space is really their only fight. This is where they fight. This is the second heaven. So they're there, they're fighting. And so we've got to take down the strongholds here in our mind space, the principalities, the principles, the ideas. Those are the thoughts. So sometimes this really is our battlefield in life, but we do it not from a first heaven, an earthly, or a soul level, because we're Christians (means, little Christ). And as little Jesus's, we're sons and daughters of the living God. We're as little gods as the Bible says, lowercase "g". We sit in heavenly places, looking down on the second heaven. So we're always fighting from victory, not for it. And we capture the thoughts and we decide whether we want to keep them or not. We can decide if we want to continually agree with them or not.
So maybe we did make agreements with a thought, but that doesn't mean that we have to keep our agreement because Jesus has paid it all. And his blood sacrifice, his blood, it was the price that he paid. So it doesn't matter what curse, doesn't matter if you cursed yourself, doesn't matter if somebody cursed you. Nothing is so powerful that it can keep a hold of you. So you can release yourself from every second heaven idea. I read a post recently, that said, "the only real handicap is a bad attitude." And that's a really good observation because, I mean, you've probably run into people who have a handicap that you can't imagine having. But then they also have this contradictory, amazing attitude and you're like, wow, am I the one that's handicapped here?
And so this is why we fight this battle. Jesus completely won, he just completely won. So we're not fighting from a place of keeping the war alive or anything else. We're just taking ground. We're commanding and casting down and taking authority over. We're being territorial, like our father in heaven has always been. We're learning from Jesus that there is space, there's mind space that we need to take hold of. And this is where you'll find that you can tell your future.