Winning The Battle of Your Mind While Keeping Your Bible Open (HT Series)

by BRAAM Family
Keeping Your Bible Open

PART II

Shepherd Nephtalie B.

Carrying on from the first part, we have learned that the battle of the mind is fought with the correct weapons. Girded with the spiritual truths of the Bible, standing firm in faith, the good fight is fought and believers are set to win battle of the mind. That is for as long as the Bible is kept open.

The Bible, deemed history’s most reliable book, contains 66 books by different authors, across three continents. Yet It remains consistent in conveying the message of Jesus Christ. Holy and sacred book, It timelessly equips us for the warfare of the mind. By immersing ourselves in the Word of God, we centre ourselves on what is true and honorable to God, overcoming gloomy and depressing thoughts in the mind (Phillipians 4: 8).

It takes one person to open the Bible to draw from God’s infinite Wisdom, from His life-giving Word. Away from it, confusion and restlessness in the mind soon take hold of us. Encouraging us to visit and meditate on the Word as much as we need to. Therefore, in approaching the Bible, we must acknowledge it as the infallible and true Word of God, relevant for all situations (see John 17:7 and 2 Timothy 3:16–17).

We must believe that it is life and light, guiding and convicting us (see Psalm 119:105). It sets the standard for righteous living and holiness, helping us look more like Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit (see Psalm 12:6). It teaches us that we are not condemned. Nullifying all accusations, whether present or future, by Satan.

Faith in the Author, God, fosters in us an attitude of reverence towards the Bible (Psalms 12:6-7). Since God values His Word and placed it above His Name (Psalms 138:2), we should also value it. Thus, our minds are made receptive to the instruction in the Word when we believe that It holds the very authority of God. We should therefore let the Word lead us as looking for loopholes or translations that suit our preferences limits us.

Utilizing the Bible to its fullest inspires us to keep it open, applying Truth to our lives (James 1:22). Reading it with the Author spares us from misinterpretation and confusion, which hinder. Meanwhile, the Holy Spirit conveys to us God’s intent, making His perfect Will for each one known to us (1 Corinthians 2:11–12, John 14:16–26). In our meditations, our spirit is kindled when we seek Jesus Christ, the literal Word of God made flesh.

In closing, we have many reasons to have our Bible opened. It is the platform for an encounter with God. It supernaturally conveys God’s desire for us not to go through tough situations alone. It sharpens our discernment. With it, we see that a life built on the foundation of Jesus Christ holds despite challenges. God’s Word guides and protects us from the winds and pressures of life, keeping us sober in the battle of the mind. By immersing ourselves in God’s Word, we embrace a life of empowerment, free from sin, because Christ lives in us (John 15:7-9).

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