There isn’t any area of Satan’s work more effective against the Kingdom
than his attack on your mind. If he can get his thoughts in your head,
half of his work is already finished. Please do not think that any one
of us is so spiritual that we cannot be assaulted mentally. Mental
hospitals are full of people that would be perfectly whole if the curse
could be driven out of their minds. Most diseases are mental instead of
physical. People are diagnosed with psychosomatic illnesses when the
doctor cannot find any physical reason why they are sick. The doctor is
simply saying that their sickness is in the mind. Please be fair to such
people because their sickness is probably even more real and serious
than if it was physical instead of mental. Satan and his fallen angels
are adept at attacking the thought life of the human family.
The song, “Amazing Grace,” was written by John Newton. He was reported to have been in a mental institution, spending his life in a cave-like room completely destroyed by drugs, alcohol, and a life of sin. While there is some question to the time in a mental institution, there is no question to his dark life of sin. Somehow, through his ravaged mind, he heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was wonderfully made whole. He then wrote, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.” Satan had used the abuse of his mind to enslave him and destroy him. Never has a generation been so ravaged mentally as this generation. The many methods of communication – speech, singing, and television entertainment – all go directly to the mind. Anything or everything that Satan has stripped of God is always a bondage to the mind and soul.
Jesus taught an incredible truth, as reported by Matthew. He said, “The light of the body is the eye (mind): if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23). The only way to have a pure soul is to keep a pure mind. A pure mind will allow the light to penetrate the whole person or an unclean mind will fill the whole person with darkness. You may only have the unclean thought in the door of your mind at this moment. But, if you do not change your mind, there is a dungeon on the other side of that door.
Satan’s chief business is to assault our mind, but God has given us a remedy. When Satan assaults our mind, he seeks to set up a stronghold with his attack. He accuses someone to us, puts thoughts of doubt or negative feelings about ourselves, or puts unclean thoughts in our mind. The things he can put in your mind are as varied as the world we live in. Our duty is to Biblically judge everything that enters our mind and to quickly reject that which is offensive or unclean. Sometimes our battle takes on a dark attack that requires a special supernatural deliverance.
Apostle Paul gave us the source of our victory. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) 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” (II Corinthians 10:3-5). By the power of the Holy Ghost we can “cast down imaginations and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” This is the kind of triumphant living this generation is desperate to experience. There is nothing to call this but Holy Ghost-filled living.
This age is the Antichrist generation, where the enemy is on his last rampage. You must protect your mind just as devotedly as you would refuse to eat something poisoned. A poisoned mind is the gateway to destruction. By the power of Calvary the devil has already lost, but you must claim that victory every day.