Casting Down Imaginations Breath of Life International Church
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)
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
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
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.
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
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.
Weapons to Win (Defensive) Ephesians 6:10-17 Truth Righteousness Gospel of peace Faith Salvation Word of God
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!
Casting Down Imaginations Breath of Life International Church Prophet Joy Allen, Instructor