REFUSING TO BE A VICTIM
God is calling you to have a sound, well-disciplined mind. Satan, on the other hand, wants you to think you are a helpless victim of negative thinking and that there is nothing you can do to control your thoughts. Satan is a liar! He does not have the ability to control your mind. You do not have to accept the thoughts that he tries to plant in your mind. He cannot force you to think evil thoughts.
TRANSFORMING YOUR MIND
Paul told the Corinthians, “But we have the mind of Christ, the Messiah, and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart” (1 Corinthians 2:16, AMP).
God has planned that believers be transformed into Christ’s image (Romans 8:29) and this transformation takes place by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2 and 2 Corinthians 3:18).
As you fill your mind with the Word of God, you are being transformed into His image. As your mind, will, desires, and purposes are renewed, you become governed by the Holy Spirit and begin to manifest this in your thoughts, emotions, and conduct.
Paul told the Ephesians to be constantly renewed in the spirit of their minds:
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:23-24).
God has planned that your mind be filled with revelation knowledge so that you will be able to comprehend the riches of your inheritance and the power you possess as a child of God.
RISING UP IN NEW STRENGTH
There has been a lack of revelation not only regarding the work of the enemy, but also concerning the power and authority believers have over Satan and his evil forces. Not understanding the need to detect and resist evil spirits, many believers have become victims instead of victors. Instead of exercising dominion over evil forces, believers are allowing these spirits to seize authority in their lives.
Now that you are learning about the strategies Satan is using, however, you will no longer be ignorant of his devices. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit and sent by God to set free those oppressed by the devil. Jesus has already destroyed the power of the devil. As His ambassador, you are anointed and dispatched by the Holy Spirit to enforce His victory throughout the world.
There may be spirits oppressing your mind, continually bombarding you with lusts of the flesh and tempting you to sin
RECOGNISING DEMONIC FORCES
Demon spirits often oppress people by causing physical ailments in their bodies. This was the case of a woman with a spirit of infirmity who was bound and oppressed by it for eighteen years. She was bowed together and unable to lift herself up (Luke 13:10-11). This woman was not possessed, but was oppressed by an evil spirit. Jesus discerned that a spirit of infirmity was causing her condition.
It was for this purpose Jesus had come! God anointed and empowered Jesus to heal and deliver those who were oppressed by the devil. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
And when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, Woman, you are released from your infirmity! Then He laid (His) hands on her and instantly she was made straight, and she recognized and thanked and praised God.
(Luke 13:12 13, AMP)