“…Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…”– 2 Corinthians 10:5

Are you aware of mental patterns in your daily life that “exalt themselves against the knowledge of God?” It’s your responsibility to recognize those thoughts and break the patterns in your mind before they lead to feelings and actions. Let Jesus speak truth into you for peace that surpasses all understanding.

Declaration: I’m made to walk in peace. I cast down every argument and imagination that tries to lead me away from the knowledge of Christ.

Promise Land

Deuteronomy 6 explains we have the blessings and the perils of living in a promised place. Everyone wants an upgrade in life, right? We all want to go to the next level. Everybody wants to see their dreams come true and the promises of God fulfilled within our life. Amen.

But friends, know this: when you get into the place God promised you, it’s not a safe place. The idea, that you can just kick back once you get to your promised place as if you’ve finally arrived so now you can relax, is not true. That idea does not come from the Lord. If the enemy can sneak into the Garden of Eden, don’t think for one minute he will not be lurking in your promised land.

Once you get into the promised places, you got a fight on your hands. There’s a very strange thing God promised the people of Israel when they went through the wilderness for 40 years.

God Almighty said, “You know, the day’s gonna come you’re finally going to cross that river, and when you do, I will put you in cities you did not build, in houses filled with stuff you didn’t have to buy. I am going to give you wells you did not labor to dig and give you vineyards and olive groves that produce fruit. And what’s real is, when you move in, you’re going to step into the timeline of somebody else who would not walk with me. I’m gonna cause all their hard work to benefit you.”

It’s an amazing thing! There comes a place in every single one of our lives where we’re like, “Dude, this thing finally happened. The thing I’ve been hoping for, praying for, and I’m finally blessed.” And God Almighty says this: “Be careful because even though it’s your promised place, you’re not in a safe place. The enemy seeks to steal your destiny by destroying your promised place.” Do you know what that means?

It means you’re going to fight!

So, how do you fight? You stand on the Word of God–your sword. You remember the Lord your God in all things and you fear, worship, and serve Him in all circumstances. You take an oath to use only His name. No other gods will enter your promised place!

“The Lord your God will soon bring you into the land he swore to give you when he made a vow to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is a land with large, prosperous cities that you did not build. The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce. You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant. When you have eaten your fill in this land, be careful not to forget the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. You must fear the Lord your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.” – Deuteronomy 6: 10-13