2 Corinthians 10:4-5
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
We have an enemy whom Christ has defeated and therefore is simply trying to seduce or deceive us to believe and act upon what he wants us to do. Christians need to learn that every thought, idea, or suggestion, contrary to God’s way of thinking that comes to your mind based on things happening around you in the natural is from the enemy. If he can get you to take these thoughts, he can seduce you or deceive you into obeying your feelings or your flesh and defeat you. If you want to win in life you must learn how to win the battle of the mind.
The devil through outward circumstances will suggest things for you to do that will get your mind on thoughts that will lead you astray. Many never even realize it is happening, and next thing you know they are depressed, fearful, angry, or frustrated. It all began with a thought, idea, or suggestion from a very subtle deceiver who knows how to take advantage of our thought life. That is why the above scripture teaches us there is a battle for our mind, but we have powerful weapons that will work if we use them. Our primary weapons are the Words of God.
To win this battle you have to take every thought that would lead you away contrary to God’s Word, and cast those thoughts down. How do we cast thoughts down? With the sword of the Spirit, which is the spoken Word of God. Every time the devil tempted Jesus to take advantage of His life Jesus declared the Word of God. If you do not learn to take the Word of God and counter every thought that is contrary to God’s Word, you will fall prey to this enemy. God gave us the ammunition we need to win everyday, but you must speak it, casting down every contrary thought, idea, or suggestion to win in life. Use the Word and you can defeat your enemy.