Media reports of “extremely shocking, unbelievably terrifying, horrifying,
and (their favorite) grisly events”, has caused waves of unrest in the hearts
and minds of many people. They no longer feel safe. Building on what they
have seen, and/or read, they create imaginary scenarios that continue to
increase their fear and anxiety.
Don’t allow this to happen! This is the fruit of an “undisciplined” mind
running rampart. It is like a city without walls (borders), where every evil
thing is free to come in.
Our thoughts are more powerful than most people realize. They
actually become a physical reality in our brain and body!
We have the amazing God-given ability to choose our thoughts. Whatever
we choose or allow ourselves to think directly affects our brain and body.
“For as he (a man) thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
Scientific studies have verified that thoughts actually change matter!
This means what we think literally changes the physical structure of our
brain, which in turn, affects our body. Their mind-blowing conclusion is that
75-98% of all illness is from our thoughts….that leaves only 2 -25% is from
our genes and environment!
What in the world have we’ve been thinking??
Suddenly I saw (vision) huge vultures circling overhead and repeatedly
diving down to the ground. They were relentless in whatever they were
going after. The understanding is they represented toxic, destructive
thoughts that oppose the truth of God’s Word. So, once again, we are
reminded the battle is spiritual and over our thoughts.
The vultures were determined to take control of our minds with specific
thoughts that undermined any hope a person had. Depending upon
individual circumstances, thoughts of soon death, destruction, incurable
disease, financial ruin, divorce, loss, etc seemed unstoppable. The longer
these thoughts were allowed to stay, the more convincing they became.
Then something else happened. With loud shrieks, the vultures were
put to flight. There was a flash of light- like lightning, and the birds
gone. And then I saw it…the mighty sword of the Lord! It is only the
truth of His Word that will uproot and displace the lies of the enemy.
So the vulture antidote is what we already know….to keep our thoughts
constantly on the Lord….to capture every random, wrong, and/or
destructive thought and rethink it in agreement with how God sees it.
Isaiah 26:3; 2 Cor 10:3
Be challenged to become more aware of your thoughts. Keep a journal
for an hour. You will be amazed at how many random and unproductive
thoughts run constantly through your mind.
Be on the lookout for thoughts which are not in agreement with what
God says and how He sees you
Watch for Vultures!