…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5
I want you to imagine yourself in the ancient times. A raiding party just invaded the land. The fortress has been breached. The castle invaded and the king is subdued. The raiding party has just captured you and you are brought into captivity.
As you are led into the camp, you are told how trustworthy the new ruler is. Your captors tell you the one condition that you must follow in order for you to live. Obey the new ruler or die by the sword.
This is what we deal with day to day in our thought life. While some thoughts are very good, some wild ones often try to pass through without being detected. One good way to prevent this is to be a careful gatekeeper over your thoughts. Capture the renegades and bring them to the captivity of the rightful ruler.
The apostle Paul gives us the strategy that we are to use in successfully managing our thought life. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
When we give our hearts to Jesus, we are regenerated and become born again. The old ruler of Self is captured and defeated and Jesus takes his rightful place on the throne. When we manage our thought lives, we get rid of the hollow philosophies and arguments of this world since God’s weapons have the power “to demolish strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
But what happens when these wild thoughts come through? In doing this, we are deciding to live in the flesh. Old flesh patterns and habits have a way of resurfacing. And we are responsible for taking every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.
So remember. We all have a choice. A choice to stand at the gate and capture every foreign thought and bring it to the obedience of our righteous king.
And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:6
Why The Fountain?
The purpose of this blog series is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage people during these dark and difficult times.
If you have never received Christ before, it is not too late to do so. The truth is we are all sinners and have fallen short of God’s standard. The good news is that Christ was sent to die for what we all deserved. In believing that Christ died for you, you receive Christ and become an heir with him, with the promise of eternal life. All you need to do is confess to him that you’re a sinner, ask him to come into your life and rescue you, and he will send you his Helper to be with you forever. (John 14:16-17)
At the Fountain, you will always find Living Water. Refreshing water for these difficult times.