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“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”— 2 Corinthians 10:5

What are the speculations and lofty things Paul is referring to in today’s verse? He’s talking about spiritual warfare in the realm of our thoughts. This is the territory of the enemy. The enemy moves in the realm of thought. Even before words are spoken, there are thoughts. Words just give verbal expression to thoughts. So the base level for spiritual warfare is the level of the mind.

God wants you and me to become so alive in our self-awareness and so strong in our spirit that we’re monitoring every thought that is presented to us and casting down every thought of worry, terror, deception, distraction, lust, or inferiority. Every single thought that comes at us that is from the realm of darkness, Messiah Jesus wants us to challenge it, take hold of it, and cast it down. 

Beloved one, I speak over you right now a supernatural divine impartation by the living Word of God through the Ruach HaKodesh to wake up, pick up the weapons of warfare, and fight to tear off you every thought that is exalting itself above the Lordship of Messiah  Yeshua. As you do, you will ascend to reign in Christ Jesus and live in the courage and confidence that has been ordained for you. It’s time to be free in the battleground of our minds.

Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider, Entering His Presence (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2023), Used by permission.

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