Up front, I apologize for the length of this, nonetheless, this is such an important matter for the family, and I feel the lengthy textual content is spiritually justifiable.
times have you heard “just never you mind” or mind over matter and if you don’t
have a mind, it doesn’t matter anyway? A flippant approach toward such an
important part of one’s complex biological make up. As one’s mind governs all
that we do, are, have ever done and will ever do. Do you not think Satan wants
control over such an intricate part of one’s existence? He craves & desires
control over your mind to the point he is all too willing to do physical and
primarily spiritual battle over the mind of all humanity. He will stop at
nothing to gain control over your mind. For the family, his number one priority
is to do battle for the mind of Dad. Satan knows all too well, if he can get
control over the Husband and Father of the family, the rest will most often
fall or follow fairly easy; this is the M.O. Satan uses on every single family
in this world.
We each one, have darkened corridors to the various locked no admittance rooms of our mind in which we would rather none other ever enters in for a look around; This is especially true when it comes to the spiritual consciousness of our very soul. In 2nd.Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: We, though walking in the flesh as God’s creation in belonging to God; do not fight against, our very own fleshly desires in this world; however as belonging to Christ we do war with the spiritual evilness within other flesh of humanity. The Bible says in Matthew-7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
Maybe as a questionable surprise to one, but this can and most often does pertain to those professing themselves as Christians; in whom at times must do battle with the darkness that lies within all of us; as Satan never quits his attack especially toward Christians; see in 2nd.Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
The weapons in which we must use to fight against spiritual wickedness are not of this physical world being carnal, however, we do war being mighty through God; within one’s spirit do we battle against the spiritual wickedness of Satan’s forces in humanity. It is literally impossible to do spiritual war in one’s flesh against the Spiritual wickedness’ in the spirit of others.
I have tried
it and been exasperated for years. One doing battle or fighting a spiritual war
against wickedness in or of others is fighting a losing battle, as we are not
on a level playing field of that in which we fight against.
We have heard the old saying, you have to fight “fire with fire,” this would be the same scenario; one must fight against the spirit of evilness in others, with God’s Holy Spirit within us. We are certain to lose the spiritual battle less we fight mightily through a Victorious God as mentioned above in verse 4 of Ch. 10.
Satan will turn one “every which way but loose” if we come against him in the flesh. The “only way” in which one can pull down Satan’s strongholds is: being Mighty through God; sadly, we learn this much too late after the much spiritual carnage in all concerned has taken place.
Casting down or getting rid of even imaginations’ concerning the very thoughts of one’s mind as seen in 2nd.Co 10:5 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;. This, our mind is the very seedbed of all of humanities wickedness’ from which this world is in such a hellacious mess. Inadvertently and tragically the spawning of sin starts in every home and family in this world, of strife within concerning the vying of me first in the flesh of a family of one or more is the driving factor of strife. Of course, the strife within never ends or is contained in the confines of the household, being most often shared happily with the acquaintances’ of all involved.
very word “imaginations” How many times have you, as one claiming to be a child
of God, imagined in your heart an evil imagination against one that has wronged
you, seeking vengeance, hurt and retribution upon their life. How many times
have you as a Man of God let lustful thoughts run through your mind or
(imagined) as you were conversing with another friend and his wife? Of course,
this is a very reprehensible scenario, and most assuredly, most husbands would
never admit to having such a shameful experience. There are no, not any
limitations of the abilities of the desires of a man’s mind seeking lustful
desires of the flesh. How many times have you rose up in envy over another’s
ability to have wealth and material gain whilst you cannot even pay the last
months light bill? Proverbs-6:18 An
heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to
mischief, Personally, I’m believing this is a true depiction of this
world. Being as the Husband is supposedly the head of each family, sets up the
consequence of the husband as being the primary target of Satan’s onslaught. As
the head goes, so goes the body. Job-21:27
Behold, I know your thoughts and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine
against me. As one is involved in the actions of sin itself, whether in the
confines of one’s spirit, mind-body or soul, most often it has not entered into
the heart of man; he is in the very process of sinning against the God of
heaven Himself. Make no mistake about it, Satan can and will work through any
of the family on an individual basis to bring chaos within. The husband only is
NOT the only one in which this battle for the mind takes place, howbeit the
Wife and the children suffer the same encounters of the evilness of Satan
working in and thorough one’s heart and soul.
As soon as we are birthed, the flesh instantly is turned on as a never-ending embodiment of desire knowing no limitations and bounds of attaining that in which the heart and soul cry out for. Consider the desires of the child, never ending; seePsalms-58:3 the wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. The flesh upon being birthed knows nothing of the Spirit of God, so naturally, all one knows is what pleases them, thus it is an inherent characteristic of one that will be prevalent in one’s life until they are born from above with the Holy Spirit of God in them. Then at that specific the (Battle for the mind ensues in one’s life.) Think not that Satan knows that in which one lusts after? You had better think again, as the flesh is his very avenue of controlling your mind following the wants and desires of your very thought pattern. Consider 1st.Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
However, concerning the family, the Husband is the stopgap, so consequently the battle is brought to him first and foremost as Satan knows, If he can take his stronghold down, as previously mentioned, the rest will fall easily.
You think not, that every family has this spiritual warfare? Do not be duped. If an individual has blood running through their veins, a heartbeat and a conscious, they are subject to spiritual conflict within; inclusive of all walks of life, Doctors, Lawyers, Truck drivers, Tech professionals, T.V. personalities & specifically Movie Stars along with other occupational or any Professional responsibility one may be involved in. Oh, yea; cannot leave out Politicians as this is his favorite concourse as to where the evil can be spread most quickly, as one can readily see this very day being especially in the news as going directly and virtually into the living room of every home in America.
We must never forget as seen in Eph-2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the “power of the air,” the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience I have spoken to many regarding the News of this very day coming across the Airways, many have stated, I will not watch the News anymore as it is extremely disturbing. I personally believe Satan is the driving force of all the Hypocrisy and flat-out lies on most News stations.
This is one
way Satan gets into many of the minds of others as families become spiritually
divided and at war within the family unit. The Bible says however in Isa 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he
trusteth in thee. This verse is very significant to having victory over one’s
spiritual encounters and struggle in the flesh. Proverbs -23:7 for as he
thinketh in his heart, so is he: One cannot separate the actions of one’s
heart’s motivational intent from the actions lived out in their lives. Due to
the lack of time, not content to be assured as this subject of Satan in a
Battle for one’s mind, is completely inexhaustible…
We as the Husbands and Fathers of our Children in which God has allowed into our lives; are first and foremost responsible to live out and then teach our family the TRUTHS of God. It’s a heart matter of Eternal Life……or eternal death.
These truths are of the Husbands objective on the behalf of his loved ones, as he becomes the example, leader, and protector of the family in which God Almighty has entrusted to Him as being the priest of his home.
have to remember this very fact in teaching our children about Spiritual
Warfare for their mind. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. As a Dad,
we must always teach our children these truths; as previously stated; one
cannot fight a spiritual Warfare in the flesh, as defeat is most assured. They
are two completely diverse battlefields, one being in the flesh, the other in
the spirit. When Satan has control of one’s mind, spiritual reasoning is null
and void. One in the battle at this point must call on reinforcements from the
Kingdom of Heaven and leave the results to God while living a life that is
pleasing to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; being Jesus the Christ the
living God,. Just a scripture in which gives us dads the cutting edge up front
and foremost; over to Satan.
Dad, be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God Romans 12:2. Your beloved family is depending on you and your Headship for you doing this very thing. May God Bless you Dad, as you consider all of the above on the behalf of your family, in Christ; / lee Copyright © 2018 CHA
This subject is perhaps one of the most important topics if not the most important other than one’s Eternal Salvation given unto man. If the Lord directs and wills, I will write more concerning the above content.