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Series: This Day We Fight
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
There is something that you may not have noticed in seeing that video. You may have thought the focus was on the exceptional skill, speed and strength of the running back. But the key to what you just saw was the offensive line. The greatest, strongest, and fastest running back in the world cannot run one yard unless he has an offensive line that is blocking for them.
There is an old football adage which every football coach and player knows. It is the first truth about winning that has to be learned. That is, the team that controls the line of scrimmage usually wins the game.
Oh how I pray that you will get this down into your heart: Your mind is the line of scrimmage in your life, and whoever or whatever controls the line of scrimmage controls your life! And that is exactly why your mind is a valued trophy over which a fierce battle is being fought.
Listen to what Paul says about this battle in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.
Paul likens your mind to a battlefield in which positions are being defended and strongholds are being maintained. And your mind is the focal point in the attack. Notice that he mentions "arguments" which the old King James Version better translates as "imaginations." He talks about "pretensions' and "knowledge" and "thoughts." There is no doubt that powerful forces are fighting for the control center of your life which is in your thoughts.
It is as simple as this: God wants your mind because he wants you. If you have at a point in time, invited Christ to take over your life and live in you and through you - your body is the house in which the Holy Spirit of God lives. BUT - if God does not have control of your thoughts, he simply doesn't have control over his house. No wonder that Jesus said the first and greatest commandment was to love God with all our minds
Now get this: Your house is a house made of thoughts. And that house is going t ...
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