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How to Handle Your Thought Life - Part 1

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September 28, 2021 12:00 am

How to Handle Your Thought Life - Part 1

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September 28, 2021 12:00 am

Don’t let the enemy use your mind against you; God’s Word is stronger.

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Welcome to the intense podcast with Charles Stanley for Tuesday, September 28.

If you are trying to live for God you think is supremely important to continue the series getting helps for holiness little lesson on how to handle your thought life would you turn visions. Chapter 4 vision ship for how to handle your thought life was to begin reading your verse 17. This slave therefore and testifying the Lord that you his boardwalk, not as of the Gentiles wall in the vanity of their minds.

When he speaks of the Gentiles.

He's talking about lost people having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart, who being passed feeling they become calloused have given themselves over unto lasciviousness to work all uncleanness with greediness, all kinds of sensuality and greed, but you cannot so learn Christ if so be that you heard him at a been taught by him as the truth is in Jesus that you put off concerning the former things, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and: wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Over 300 times. The Bible speaks of the mind and of thought and of thinking and it's something that all of us do every single day of her life.

Sometimes you may feel like what you'd like to throw your mind in neutral, but not really because we are always thinking something even we relax at least their minds are thinking about something and yet today, in spite of the fact that most of us have been saved is still a drag on the mind. What I mean about when you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior you obtained at that moment a number which meant which meant new capacity is in your ability to think and the reason and to perceive the true when you became a child of God. According to Scripture. The Holy Spirit came in your heart. So what do he began to lift the shade from your eyes and pull back the drapes so that you and I could begin to understand spiritual thing.

I will think about that.

I will not think about that before you became a Christian, you didn't have the power, the power of divine power to assist you in the choosing of your thought about. But now we do the many Christians who are still being play.

It's like and infesting disease within them still being plagued by all thought patterns years and years and years ago. I want you listen very, very carefully what I meant to say and I want you parents to listen very, very carefully to one another say because all of us know that thought patterns developed or picked up a become a part of our life. We were young, they will either ask assist you and help you all of your life. All they will be a drag on you as long as you live until you learn how to do because you see watchlist and feelings are always following our thoughts now is look at several passages here because look in Romans chapter 8 Percival Romans eight verse six look there just from four to be carnally minded that is fleshly mind to think in terms of carnality to let the old fleshly desires of the flesh to be carnally minded is but to be spiritually minded is life and peace That did you hear what that said that to be currently minded is death, and to be spiritually minded is what live and please don't all of those long life. All of us will please, he says to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

So you and I have the choice of what being currently minded or spiritual man, mounted means that what John adapted pleased that the happiness that the progress that that the success you name it and a carnal fleshly mind and a mind that is given over the carnal thinking is there all the things in life, we will, but I am mind that is by an act of the will given over to surrender to the control of the spirit he says is life and peace. What we think governs what we feel will you know the Scriptures in Proverbs as a man think it in his heart so is he wants this lesson we can read that person quote that person resilience out of the Bible says as a man thinking all is a woman is a person think it is our heart, so is he That's what God said. God said what ever I choose to think, listen, will make me what I Hebrews chapter 4 verse 12 for the word of God is quick, that means it's alive that it's not there.

It's not antiquated to live.

It is powerful. There's something about this book that has the energy and the dynamic of guarding and sharper than any two-edged sword, that means it hears is listen, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and it is a discerner of the thoughts and the intense inner reality of what the mind listen the word of God will discern and pinpoint exactly what you are thinking it'll reveal exactly what you're thinking is very important to remember is him come back later.

He says the word of God.

You will find that what you think you will find out why you think the way you think you will find what motivates you think what you think you want to change your thinking and get control of your thought life.

You gotta get back to Hebrews chapter 4 verse four the word of God is aided by cuts asunder.

That is, it gets rid of all of the other stuff and helps us to see exactly what we are facing until a person does that he'll never be able to get in charge of your thought life and then if you look in Romans chapter 12 and I just pass over these verses generally to let you make about them in terms of what I'm going to say it will come back to them later as we go along tomorrow versus you know by heart. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your body a living sacrifice wholly acceptable in the garbage is reasonable service. But if you go do that you think about and he says stop being conformed to this world is shaped into its image, but be transformed watchlist. What look just mom is what he said. He said the transform changed by the renewing of your what your mind, your thought processes your thinking that this is you want change in your life you got to think different is not one of his mind over matter know that's not the is no one talking about but you got to change your thinking. If your life is going to be changed. Listen, you can't walk in the same old thought patterns you walk in all of your life and have a change of heart and you see when the spirit of God discerns your mind opened your life and shows you the truth and you want to accept new truth and begin to think different about God, about his son about yourself. What have that new thought process begins the transform your thinking and you become a new person while they call you thinking about God and his son, yourself about sin and salvation as a result of its effect upon your life is a change that it affects every single area of your life with transform more easily with friends, going to church. Is there a transformer pulling a Lucy he said with transform by what the renewing of your mind that the renewing of your mind speaks of a change of your mind a newness of my age change that takes place as a result of something from above. It is a whole new beginning of thought patterns. The renewing of your mind and is something that has been going constantly. So you can see by just the several scriptures that all the Scriptures God keeps reminding us of this monolith. When men have become great musicians renowned throughout the world who could not hear with their ears with them. The vast contributions that people who have been blinded early in life have given the humanity they could not see what they could see with their mind. The mind is the greatest human force on earth, not counting God when holy and righteous omnipotent and omniscient God gets hold of your mind, you will become a powerful potential for the unbelievable. And that's why Satan is doing everything in his power to capture the minds of men and women that leads me to say the first thing I want to say that this that Satan's battlefield in your life in my life are not your hands. It's not your hands, not your feet not your eyes not your ears let you know. Even though it may get him out of trouble.

That is not his battlefield the battlefield Satan is in your mind.

The mind is the battlefield for Satan, for all of us know. I could talk about jealousy and doubt and a lot of other things but I will talk about the thing that most of you have the biggest problem I won't say most of it was for this way that most people tell me they have the biggest problem and that is thoughts of Marlon. Sensuality and how many young people say Lord want to do what's right, God, you know, I want to do what's right and say something to him with Marlin. Impure thoughts so the mind has become the battlefield. You see we got three enemies.

We got a roll call nature which we can get whatever Jesus comes then we have the world system that is just flooding the whole world, sensuality, and then we got the devil to tolerate. So it looks like it's three against one, but the truth is it's for against three the world the flesh and the devil against God the father, God the son God the Spirit and you, I would say something if you were just you and anyone of them you still be a majority limits industry and reasonable and I will incinerate your own sensuality because I can talk a lot about things, but I will tell you I know that's a major problem and will I see what he's saying here when I see what policy pull away is that what I've tried that after Lord not going to think that anymore and that last for about three hours to three minutes maybe three weeks.

You see, God knows you meant that the Bible says he's acquainted with all their ways and if his word is a discern of the intents of the heart. God knows the intent of your house is not that you don't want to think what the moment you think. Below God I can't think right.

You see, Satan has tricked and enslaved the ensnared hours and trapdoors and lied to refund listen or I guess that's right. The mind is about are the second thing that Satan strategy. How does he operate. You look and the thought comes into your mind when it comes into your mind. You have the choice to either let it keep going or stop it, grab it mentally and considerate and if you grab and considerate you say well I think I'd like to have all wrote that that would satisfy me. Oh that would be desirous then what happens. It moves from your mind, and injury emotion and it begins your own imagination begins to work. Imagination worked and worked and what you want and then if you let it drop down to your will, which is where it's going, then you got one more chance when it came through. You collectively keep going when you grabbed it and held onto it and looked at her and began to imagine what it would be like our weather some experience of going somewhere being with somebody or having something.

Whatever it might be when you decide that you want to think about the little bit then you know what you've done, you put yourself in a position you gotta make a decision you've either got to make a decision if it's wrong the casket out of your mind you gotta make a decision that you going to act upon. Because, listen a thought within the human mind that is nurtured and caressed and cared for, and looked at and imagine, and view and ponder and follow my friend, you will become a part of that it will become a part of you. It will dominate you if you don't get control of it. He says as a man think it is not so busy, that is, we are the sum total of our thoughts. If a man thinks sensuality, and thinks sensuality and think sensuality becomes sensual. You see, you can't feast your mind on one thing consonant and be something else because God is a principal as a man think it is also as if the only thing you think about is money money money money money money money. Gotta have more more more more more more more money. What you become a greedy selfish person on the other hand, if you think generosity and love kindness in helping others. What happens is the opposite. We do the choosing. When you say all you know you just don't know me. That's right, a mother like you don't even know yourself. This you have on your show a tremendous machine a tremendous potential that God has placed there. You will either use it for right or wrong glory.

So what is he sends it your way and what is hoping possible. That's all he wants is a tall if you give little toehold in your mind and heart. That's all he satisfy just what to watch this if something comes along and you grab it and you look at it, whatever it might be you say well you know just forget to put that away. That doesn't work.

So what happens Satan just whispers you. That's right don't think about it now so you can start putting those same children over here and you're on your way and you think will you know that didn't bother me but things got so you didn't casted out deliberately. You just let it go solo rationalizing that role. Everybody has a little problem here and there and nobody is perfect and you are so deposited back and wonder Satan do. He gets to work. Remember this, you and the composite of all the things we've been thinking all these years.

Your subconscious mind has all been there.

And when you dislike put your subconscious outline putting the wash machine wash that thing clean once and for all. The problem is you can. That's the penalty listen, that is the life time penalty of wrong thinking that worries you can overcome it. You can't get rid of it ultimately is there what you see what you heard what you felt what you touch what you experienced all of those things still in the second sort is saying the site and get some computer business out his as well. Let's see what we can get out of there. So you got one little foothold.

Things got and he begins the is that we can Satan read your mindless and he's been around you on is what you been, so he's is about and something will come along and that all will come up again and whatever all of a sudden had to happen. Satan will throw temptation away and he punches the button. What happens man. The machine starts the screen is down and the projector gets going, it is amazing how much junk he can pull out of your mind out of the past and all he had to work with as little toehold.

That's all he wants, because you see everything you ever thought everything everything everything you ever heard of all these things are down and that's why it takes the importance and the grace of God to overcome.

Thank you for listing to how to handle your life if you like to know more about Charles Stanley for intense ministries and had started writing this task after the presentation of intense ministries Atlanta, Georgia

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