Matthew 22:37 Jesus (quoting Scripture): 37 “Love the Eternal One your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind.”[a] Romans 8:5-6 If you live your life animated by the flesh--namely, your fallen, corrupt nature--then your mind is focused on the matters of the flesh. But if you live your life animated by the Spirit--namely, God’s indwelling presence—then your focus is on the work of the Spirit. 6 A mind focused on the flesh is doomed to death, but a mind focused on the Spirit will find full life and complete peace. 2 Corinthians 10:5 We are demolishing arguments and ideas, every high-and-mighty philosophy that pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God. We are taking prisoners of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them into obedience to the Anointed One. Philippians 2:5 In other words, adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts. Remember:
The helmet of Salvation is second piece of armor mentioned in Isaiah 59. In verse
17 God places a helmet of salvation on his head. In Psalms 140:7 David says you
are my helmet of salvation in the day of battle. We are told by the scriptures above
that for us the helmet of salvation starts with the transformation of the mind.
Then we are to take every thought captive. We don't do this by ourselves. We take every
thought captive by putting on the mind of Christ which empowers us to be who God
created us to be. I read a book recently called "The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer."
The Prince Warriors were given instructions regarding their armor. The one instruction
that stood out to me was they were to always wear the Belt, Breastplate and Helmet at all
times. We are to know the truth. We are to know Jesus finished works of the cross. And we are to know that Christ's mind is also in us. Wow and we are not finished yet.