Since we refute arguments and theories and reasoning’s and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 Amp.
Sounds great but how many of us take every thought captive? How about if we refuse to listen to the negative lies suggested to us many times throughout the day and night.
Science explains that the mind is located inside the brain. The brain is the hard drive and the mind is the software, so to speak. Satan uses evil spirits and fallen angels to control humanity and his main target is the human mind. If he gains control of the mind he can control the rest of the person. The mind is the only thing in the world a human can control 100%. The legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis once said; “Kill the body and the head will fall.” In Christianity, it is the opposite; “Kill the head and the body will fall.” Satan uses two types of spirits (lying spirits and fear demons) to control people (saved or unsaved). They almost always work in the same order; the lying spirit strikes first and the fear demon attacks second.
The lying spirit injects a thought (usually negative) into the mind from his hiding place in the unused portion of the brain (Mt. 9:32-33, 12:22).
The fear demon usually hides in the stomach or chest area and waits to see if the person will receive and believe the lie or negative thought.
If the person receives the thought, the fear spirit will attack the soul (creating negative emotions) or body (creating pain) which reinforces the lie as truth.