5. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
That’s God-thinking - To bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ you need to read the Word of God in the Spirit of the Word, not the letter of the Word.
Too many Christians are trying to live out a spiritual life under the letter of the Word and not the Spirit of the Word. Just try to talk to someone who thinks they know more than God Himself and you can see what happens when the reader tries to apply the living Word under the letter of the Word.
To bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ should be your hearts’ goal.
When it is your goal, the way you think, what you think about and what you think into being, is being transformed from - the way you used to think (before you learned to rely on God to lead you and guide you) into the way you think now, which is to allow God to participate in your thinking, i.e., "to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
I want to plant a tiny seed today into your mind. If you could agree to allow God to have access to your mind for a few minutes, I believe God will impart into you:
His life changing Word
His mind transforming Word
His body healing Word
His attitude changing Word
His habit breaking Word
His love building Word
His miracle working Word
Can you imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have the Word of God and the promises contained within the Word of God? If you never heard , “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
If God had never said, “by whose stripes ye were healed” 1 Peter 4:24
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” John 7:37
Can you imagine...?
Excerpt from God thinking LIV - Did You Create Your Own Religion? by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014