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.
If the person takes the thought given to them captive, the fear demon will strike the soul or body first giving the person negative emotions, feelings or pain. Once the person labels them, it becomes true to that person.
For example; a negative thought is emitted into the mind from the lying spirit in the brain such as “You will always be alone. No one likes you.” Once the person receives and believes the injected thought, the fear spirit attacks the soul and the person “feels” loneliness, fear, rejection, etc. They are now in bondage. If the fear demon strikes the soul first and causes the negative emotions to arise in the body, the person labels it “I feel so alone.” “Everyone rejects me.” They are now in bondage.
Jesus said “You will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free. If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” Once the person learns thru discernment, to reject the lying emotions and thoughts, the spirits lose their power and can easily be cast out.
The person can be cured of mental illness and chronic negative thinking patterns. This is the root of what I call an Obsessive Compulsive Negative Thought Disorder.
No one can be set free from listening to lies. They must be mentally renewed (Ephesians 4:23). Only by receiving and believing truth can a person be loosed from the power of darkness (Luke 11:36).
Only the Holy Spirit can heal a wide range of mentally ill patients including schizophrenia and severe bipolar. Understanding Satan’s methods of mind control is a major key to restoration. Repentance is the key (Acts 3:19). You can be free of Satan’s destructive control of your mind if you repent of receiving negative thoughts and emotions as you own, go through deliverance and re-new your mind on the Word of God (Ephesians 4:23, I Corinthians 2:16, II Corinthians 10:4-5, Philippians 2:5, I Peter 1:13, 4:1).