Casting Down Imaginations

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The mind is a spiritual battlefield. As believers, we must learn to be better stewards over our thoughts.

The mind is a spiritual battlefield. As believers, we must learn to be better stewards over our thoughts.

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  • 1. Casting Down Imaginations
    Breath of Life International Church
  • 2. The Nature of Man
    Man is a 3-part being
    Spirit – the eternal part of man; originated by the breath of God within mankind (source)
    Soul – thoughts, feelings and emotions (decision-maker)
    Body – flesh and physical senses (resulting action; performer)
  • 3. The Mind of Man
    What is “the mind?”
    The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought
    Perception, feeling, will, memory, or imagination
    The principle intelligence; the spirit of consciousness regarded as an aspect of reality
  • 4. The Mind is a Battlefield
    Satan is a spirit-being who launches attacks in the mind
    What are you thinkingabout?
    Philippians 4:8 – “Think on these things…”
    Isaiah 26:23 – “Keep your mind stayed on me…”
    Psalm 119:11 – “Thy word… that I might not sin…”
    The mind must be renewed
    Romans 12:1-2
    Ephesians 4:22-24
  • 5. Casting Down Imaginations
    2 Corinthians 10:4-6
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;
    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;
    And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
  • 6. What Does It Mean?
    Imaginations – Gr.logismos (log-is-mos‘)
    Computation, reasoning, conscience, thought
    A fancy, plan or theme
    Mental image, thought or idea
    High Thing – Gr. hupsōma(hoop'-so-mah)
    Elevated place, barrier
    Knowledge – Gr. gnōsis(gno'-sis)
    Godly knowledge, conscience (by way of the Holy Ghost)
    1 John 2:20
    Through the anointing, you know all things
  • 7. The Thought Process
    FAITH
    SPIRIT
    DESIRE
    CONVICTION
    LUST
    THOUGHT
    IDEA
    IMAGINATION
    JUDGEMENT
    WORD(S)
    ACTION(S)
    Manifestation
    James 1:13-15
    13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
     14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
     15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
  • 8. Weapons to Win (Defensive)
    Ephesians 6:10-17
    Truth
    Righteousness
    Gospel of peace
    Faith
    Salvation
    Word of God
  • 9. Weapons to Win (Offensive/Proactive)
    The Holy Ghost
    Prayer and Fasting
    The Word of God (Build Your Faith)
    Holiness (Guard Your Gates)
    YOU MUST COMMAND, CONQUER AND CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS!
  • 10. Casting Down Imaginations
    Breath of Life International Church
    Prophet Joy Allen, Instructor