The Problem of the Mind

We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. Numbers 11:5‭-‬6 KJV

We have no interest in raising the arguments in philosophy about the state of the mind and the body. From Descartes to others, there are enough literature for anyone’s perusal. Our interest is on the biblical perspectives of the mind. Between the body and soul, we have the mind. It is the center of warfare for every child of God. This is what Rick Warren says about this matter of the mind: ” In 1965, Donald Grey Barnhouse wrote a book about it called The Invisible War. It is the battle for your mind, and that battle is vicious. It is intense. It is unrelenting, and it is unfair because Satan never plays fair. And the reason why it is so intense is that your greatest asset is your mind ”. Seen this way, the stakes are higher when the mixt multitude we presented yesterday began to voice their mind. They remembered Egypt, or rather what they used to eat in Egypt. The moment they did this, there was a manipulation happening to their mind. Warren submits, ” And I know whatever gets your mind gets you. So one of the most important things we need to learn and teach others is how to guard, strengthen, and renew our minds, because the battle for sin always starts in the mind ”. So here we are with a looming with a looming warfare requiring strategic focus. The irony is that the people are more than the leader. If it is handled by democratic strategy, there’s a winning side already. Spiritual warfare is fought on the knees, and in the quietness of the closet( 2 Cor.10:3-5 ). The strongholds must be broken before there is a winning.

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