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Casting Down Reasonings
Casting Down Reasonings

By Wayne McDonald


2Corinthians 10:5, “[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed one).” Even when your mind has been renewed by God’s word, there are times when it tries to reject the ways of God.

When you find yourself in that situation you need to cast down those thoughts and take them captive. If the thought that is coming to you is not in line with the word of God open your mouth and say, ”I cast you down in Jesus name”!  All of us have had a crazy thought at times.

However, we don’t have to allow those thoughts to become rooted in us. In the course of a week I constantantly have to work to keep my mind in line with God’s word. I have been serving the Lord since 1992. I used to think that eventually I would not have to deal with any wrong thoughts, but I found out that is not true.

We live in a fallen world and our minds are constinenly be attacked. But the good news is we can control our mind and live in peace and victory. When I am being bombarded with thoughts that are against God’s word I open my mouth and speak to those thoughts. I say, “I reject you, wrong thought and I bring my mind into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”Then I put my mind on something else.

If you are being tormented with wrong thoughts here are thee things to do.

(1) Open you mouth and say, “I reject that wrong thought in the name of Jesus.”

(2) Make a continuous effort to think on something else.

(3) Go do something fun that you enjoy and put your entire focus on it. If you will learn to take your thoughts captive they will not be able to take you!