It’s Not Your Mind but Your Spirit

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But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)

Beloved, we are getting down to “crunch time”—the time to “put up or shut up!” I know those are just clichés but I think they are relevant regarding the life we are to live for God.

Satan is revving up his engines for an all-out assault on this earth and it is the Body of Christ’s responsibility to take a stand against him. It is he we are fighting and not one another; remember,For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age.”—Ephesians 6:12 (Good News)

Unfortunately, far too many of us are trying to fight a spiritual battle in our flesh and natural understanding. Please know that our adversary is not a natural being, nor does he do battle in the natural. Therefore, we must get “in the spirit as well, to ward off his attacks upon us and those people and things God has given us influence and responsibility for!

 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 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 Christ2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV)

Strongholds are designed with a duality in purpose. First, it is designed to keep someone captive as if behind bars or gates. Secondly, its purpose is to protect from assault. With this in mind, Believers must be intent to fight against anything that is holding us “captive” from receiving the best of God for our lives; as well as, willing to take on a militant attitude to make an assault on the stronghold of the enemy to plunder his house.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that any earthly or natural knowledge or understanding will do this for you. It is not our education, experience, “know-how”, or money, which will get us through these times—we absolutely must have the revelation of the Word of God by His Spirit. With this revelation, we must “be strong in the Lord”; we must put on our armor and prepare to do battle.

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10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV)

My friend, please take courage and do not lose heart—regardless of what you are facing now—you have the victory! Jesus told us tobe of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”—John 16:33 (AMP)

Every time we take a stand in prayer and through the Word for our life, and the lives of those God have put in our care, we break one more hold the enemy has on us and take more ground he is holding from us!

Therefore, remember that this is a spiritual battle that we are in and we have to resist although we are victorious through Christ. So, don’t trust your intellect, get in the Spirit by trusting God through faith in His Word.

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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  7. Congratulations my Dear Brother Sabastian

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Bishop! Thank you so much for nominating me for the Ambassador for Christ Award…I really appreciate your kindness! I will make a post reflecting this nomination as soon as I can. Thank you again and may God’s best be yours! –Sebastian

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      • TO GOD BE THE GLORY! YOUR POSTS ARE SOME OF THE VERY BEST ON WORDPRESS–CONSISTENT WITH SCRIPTURE AND THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST.

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      • Sebastian says:

        Man of God, I am truly humbled by your kindness! It is my desire to fulfill my God-given call and to help others do the same. In this arena, it is people like yourself that keep us encouraged and with that desire to run on! Thank you for this honor and I will be posting soon! Blessings!

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  9. naturallynu says:

    Love your usage of scripture from different bible versions!

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  11. Pat says:

    Hello Pastor,what a powerful word,we got the same message in Church,we must armor up the time is here and we will shine and stand! We are overcomers in Christ Jesus,and it’s through him that we win every battle that comes against us. My niece has called me and we are all together again,she invited me to her Church this morning Praise God. I’m so glad to know,to know that God is in total control.
    Love you 😀

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello! I just wanted to say thank you for re-blogging my post! I am honored that you liked my post on “” enough to re-blog it…It is an honor to have someone share what I’ve written with others and I appreciate it! May God’s blessings be yours! –Sebastian

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  12. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, because your Blog is one of my Favourites. If you don’t have the time to nominate more, I would love to know your answers to the Questions I’ve asked, you can reply on the Link : http://imsteventruong.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/liebster-award/

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Steven! Thank you so much for nominating me for this award…I really appreciate your kindness! I will make a post reflecting this nomination as soon as I can and look for a response to the questions. Thank you again…God bless! –Sebastian

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  13. bigapple0208 says:

    Enjoyed this blog brother. Keep it up!!! Amen!

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  14. Lady Deidre says:

    Praise God! We need more spiritual warriors and gatekeepers. A great word, Sebastian.
    God Bless You!

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  15. Sebastian, have you read my new post No Man’s Land? True it is a little about the struggle I am going through, but as you read it you may see a lot more there than my little problem. You may also see we are of the same Spirit we use different words in different ways. I love your post timing is so perfect. Sorry I have done such a poor job of keeping in touch my brother. I think our Abba Father has got us working over time and also gearing up. Many many prayers and blessing to you my brother, Amen.

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    • Sebastian says:

      James, what a wonderful and revealing post! I can hear the cry of The Spirit as well as the cry of your spirit! After reading, all I can hear is “stand still and see the Salvation of the Lord.” There is victory and vindication for you!

      Remember: “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”–Heb. 6:10

      Moving you back up the prayer list…Blessings to you as well!

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      • James 1:2; My brethren, count it all JOY WHEN you fall into various trials, Amen.
        Our Abba Farther wanted me to ask all to pray for me so they also could have an equal share in His Blessing. One Church, One Bride, in One Spirit, Amen

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      • Sebastian says:

        Thank you for your obedience to the Spirit of our Father! He is most concerned for the unity of the Body and it is imperative that we come together to uplift and strengthen one another! The Lord Bless keep and strengthen you brother!

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  16. nopew says:

    Important reminder. Even Followers forget the power of peer pressure. We live in a materialist world and so we build churches edifices, take up offerings, serve on committees, buy new Bibles, dress right and take communion and think we are beating evil! Not by might, but by God’s Spirit. Keep focusing on focusing, brother.

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  17. Great post thank you, It is indeed time for us to prepare spiritually, and unite as one body for Christ. God Bless you.

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  18. I love this! We all need to hear these words and re read these verses! I must have read these verses a million times and yet I still forget about them, I love it when they are brought to my attention again, thank you for the post 🙂

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  19. benabu says:

    We should seek to fulfill all the scripture has to say. James 1:24-25. Great post

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  20. In our Sunday adult education classes, we’ve been going through Revelation. At the end of Rev. 9, it states that “they did not stop worshipping idols of gold, silver,bronze,stone and wood.” Depending on when we believe the Rapture will occur, this sure sounds like those of today worshipping idols such as Wall Street, pursuit of money, Business, Construction. “Idols that cannot see, hear or walk.”

    If our minds are firmly anchored within the Word of God, those aren’t as enticing as hearing the Lord’s words of “Well done, my good and loyal servant.” Those should be far more important to us than any amount of gold in this lifetime ever will. Thanks for another great post!

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    • Sebastian says:

      You’re right Ellie! When our focus in on God and His Word, everything this “world” has to offer will pale in comparison to hearing “well done…” Blessings to you!

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  21. Yes, I agree! We do need to be wearing our armor and be ready for spiritual battle at any moment. For as you said, Satan is on his prowl and the time is at hand.

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  22. Azure James says:

    That’s right. Nice post!

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  23. Lori says:

    Amen! Preach it!!!!

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