Taking Your Thoughts Captive

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Many thoughts that we encounter daily are not our own.
Lonnie Robbins


Hello, welcome to God Today. I’m Lonnie Robbins with Pure Life Counseling, and I’d like to start to digest the thought of taking thoughts captive. The thoughts that we come into agreement with often paint the path we’re going to journey on through life. In second Corinthians 10:5, we’re commanded to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Many thoughts that we encounter daily are not our own. Rather it’s an onslaught against you and against us in a way to sway our agreement. Because what you agree with will ultimately become your reality. There’s an accuser of the brethren that accuses us both day and night before the throne of God, it says in Revelations, chapter 12. Since we’re engaged in this cosmic battle, we’re in a desperate need to identify those thoughts that are not of God, root them out and replace those things with the promises of God. Since we have the power to bind and to loosen heaven and earth, the power of spoken life in death, in your tongue, the power to root out and impart into with our words, all of heaven is listening attentively to what your words are proclaiming.

If we’ll in fact communicate, thought to thought in the heavenly realm, it’s no wonder there’s an onslaught of what we think about here on earth and the desperate need to renew the way that we think. Our self-talk our spoken words, the way that we view others, even the way that we grumble to one another about others. I know none of you are guilty about that, but I know I have been. If satan is allowed to approach the throne of God, we see that in Job chapter two, he presents your words to God in accusation against you. Will he have a just cause? Often satan brings negativity to us about our situation, about your circumstances you’re going through daily, about delayed answers, or what’s been done to you unjustly from others, for our agreement. In those moments, we have to remember the words that were spoken. We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God. You can break through every arrogant attitude that’s raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture like prisoners of war, every thought, and we insist that it will bow in obedience to the Anointed One, 2 Corinthians 10:5.

And then we also hear Paul talking to the Philippians, “Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, tearing down these strongholds. Those things that are honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure, and holy merciful, and kind. Fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.” We have a responsibility at hand, and it is “What am I going to agree with? What am I going to allow to come to me? And what am I going to allow to come through me?”  It’s up to us to take captive these thoughts that are being constantly accused of us before the brethren, before the throne of God. And now we have to replace them. I want, in heaven, I want Jesus, I want the Father hearing what I’m proclaiming to be truth, what I’m proclaiming to be hope-filled, what I’m proclaiming that I know He’s going to bring about in my life. Even if I don’t necessarily believe it, I’m still going to pronounce it. If I pronounce it enough, I’m going to believe it, and my belief is going to become my reality.

I’m just going to pray over you today, if you join me. Father, I pray right now in Jesus’ Name, that these strongholds of mindsets of wrong negative thoughts are broken off in the Name of Jesus. Father, we’re declaring now that your peace that surpasses understanding is comforting hearts and minds of every viewer, of every listener of their situations in Jesus name, taking captive every thought that tries to exalt itself against your Name. That our words are carried into the heavenly realm, and they’re saying yes and amen to every promise that you’ve proclaimed in Jesus’ Name, Amen.