OVERCOMING EVIL THOUGHTS (by benaiah juma) (Edited 10th August 2017).
2Co 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;
First and foremost everyone has a tendency to have temptation to think about things which are contrary to sound doctrine. Even the holiest person on this earth has temptations to think on things which offend God. The lord Jesus Christ told us to think on good and beneficial things for any thoughts of foolishness is sin. The battle between God and Satan is for your mind. Once your mind has been made to think about something without restrictions, the body will tend to act based on the thoughts projected in the mind.
Pro 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
We are supposed to take care of our minds and what we think because they will eventually end up influencing our behavior and cause benefits or hazards to us and to people around us. The word of God instructs us to take every imagination that arises against the knowledge of Christ and bring it to the subjectivity of Christ. Before you commit a sin, the devil will make you think about the sin. It is impossible for you to commit fornication or adultery without first of all thinking about the sin.
That is why the lord Jesus Christ told us whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her already in his heart. Jesus Christ knew that if you can prevent sinful thoughts and lustful desires in your heart you can go a long way in avoiding committing adultery.Once you develop the habit of thinking good and beneficial things, you will end up killing evil deeds that would manifest into the physical if they were not first of all killed in the mind. The following are some of the ways in which you can use to overcome or prevent evil thoughts.
1.Do not watch or listen to things of the devil.
The music and the movies that are designed today are made with the intention of perverting peoples mind and putting to the mind of the viewers the most awful things that God does not appreciate. The saying; garbage in garbage out is real. Examine your life and you will realize that you resemble the things which you love hearing and watching. Do not watch hellish entertainment, they will give you evil thoughts and make you live a life contrary to the word of God.
2.Bouncing off your eyes.
If you walk in the streets and the devil walks in front of you a girl with the spirit of seduction, if you are afraid of rebuking immodesty you can bounce of your eyes and look another direction until the girl leaves. Bouncing off your eyes can be applied in major highways where there are pictures on the billboards of girls dressed in attires of harlots with the intent of causing lust. Bouncing off your eyes is a technique that can be used to prevent and overcome evil thoughts.
The devil sometimes can force evil thoughts to the minds of people. In such cases you can rebuke evil thoughts in the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. We as Christians we are commanded by God to think on good and nice things which please the creator because he knows our thoughts and he is offended by evil thoughts. Once we develop the habit of having pure and controlling our thoughts, we will leave a life that is pleasing to our creator.
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