Sunday, September 13, 2009

Armor of God...[46]

But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
[2 Corinthians 11:3]

Yes, our minds and the decisions we make can lead us astray. It is most interesting to read what Jesus said to Peter.

But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. "Get behing me, Satan!" he said. "You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
[Mark 8:33]

According to what Jesus declared about Peter, a Christian can be a tool of the devil, if he is not closely walking the Spirit-controlled life. There are times when we do not have 'the mind of God' but are just voicing a humanistic opinion.
Therefore, Paul challenges us in this scripture:

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righterousness and holiness.

[Ephesians 4:22-24]

To avoid being deceived and speaking out ungodly statements, we mut 'put on' God's replacement programme every day:

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
[Romans 13:14]

..and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. [Colossians 3:10]

Put off the old nature and put on the new nature, and you will have the mind of Christ.

Don't let the lies of Enemy propaganda penetrate your mind.

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