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Topic: 2 Corinthians 10:3,4
2 Corinthians 10:3,4 (NKJ) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.
The 'human/animal nature' is what we naturally prefer or choose inside ourselves. The 'human/animal nature' wants to be without a spirit or soul. Because of this, as Believers, we don't use our 'human/animal nature" to fight for our spirit or soul because it doesn't have the capabiltiy. We are given the ability and the possibilty to fight for our spirits/souls by God. We are given the 'tools/armour' to prepare ourselves by God. These 'tools' are for demolishing and destroying anything that the 'human/animal nature' clings to; what it holds to itself. (i.e. the mind in alarm, in agitation or in emotions, etc. for the mind is the soul)
When I think correctly and allow God's 'thought-weapons' to give me the ability to control the soul/mind, then I CAN control my 'human/animal nature'. I can direct my thoughts to what my natural 'man' tries to control. I can knock down the fearful thoughts that come. I can demolish the anger that comes into my mind. I can extinguish over-loaded emotions. God gives me that ability if I choose to use it. And when I DO choose God's 'thought-weapons', I can feel His power in me. I hear HIS will, not mine. I am then on God's side, the winning side....and I WIN!
Father, I thank You for YOUR weapons! I thank You for the 'helmet of salvation' that guards my whole head; my thoughts, my eyes, ears, nose, mouth, throat...all that I think, see, hear, discern, take in for 'food', all that I consume and chew on. I have the choice of how and who I fight. You gave me that choice out of Your love for me. I choose to fight all that sets itself as stronger than You in my life, Lord. I choose to fight for my soul and spirit with the weapons of 'thought' that You gave to me. I choose to think YOUR way!