Are Your Thoughts God’s or Satan’s?
Have you ever wondered about how many thoughts that you process every day? We awake in our mornings to the thought “my alarm clock is blasting; do I push snooze or do I get up now?” Have you ever had a series of thoughts that send you through a series of events that mindfully create a story; a scenario of what did or could happen. You may find your emotions suddenly carried to a state of joy, anger, depression, or maybe fear. Our minds are a powerful source. If we are not aware of what we are allowing our minds to process, satan may bombard us with his thoughts that imprison us to a state of defeat or even death.
Let’s look at our covenant that God has made with us. What is our covenant? It is the Word of God, our Bible. This covenant includes the Old Testament and the New Testament or we could say the Old Will and the New Will. In natural terms, I could come to your front porch holding a document in my hand and express to you that I was holding a will that a relative had left you. Now, of course, you would inquire, “What relative?” Your next question might be, “What is in the will for me?” Our Bible is God’s will to us. Jesus died so that we might receive the promises. He even was raised from the dead to insure that as you lay hold of what is yours by faith, you receive it. “For all the promises (your covenant) of God in him are yea (yes), and in him Amen (so be it), unto the glory of God by us.” (II Cor. 1:20). If we don’t know the Bible, we don’t know what is in the will for us from Jesus.
Our Bible, our covenant, is God’s thoughts. We even read in Jer. 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace (Shalom) and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Look at the thoughts that God expressed to Adam and Eve. “Don’t eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or you will die.” Satan presents his thoughts, “Ye shall not surely die. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Adam and Eve received satan’s thoughts and they died spiritually that day. Notice, satan’s thoughts always oppose God’s thoughts and presents thoughts that seduce the mind.
Our God has given to us His thoughts; His covenant. Once again satan is opposing those thoughts with his own. Remember, when satan spoke to you in his subtle way, “You will not get that need met.” The Word says, “But my God, shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19). Satan says, “You are going to die in an accident.” God’s thought says in Ps. 91, “There shall no evil befall thee…For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways…With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” How many of God’s children are allowing the devil to defeat them because they receive his thoughts. Jesus said in Mt. 8:13, “…as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee…”
What are you thinking? Are you beginning to believe those thoughts? Are your thoughts from God or satan? If we receive (believe) satan’s thoughts, we have made covenant with him. He is a thief, and he will steal, kill, and destroy. Let us “cast down his thoughts in Jesus’ name and declare out loud the thoughts of our God—His Word/His Covenant and experience “abundant life.” Amen!