Pro 24:9  The _______ of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. Summarize 2Co 10:3-5   

The Flesh (the reigning champion)

  1. The flesh fights to take control of the mind because it must be satisfied.
  2. It fights to win authority over your mind in order to preserve itself and claim its rights over you.
  3. Satan reinforces the battle by sending influences and shaping the world around you.

Tactic #1: Appetite
Tactic #2: Feeling of Discontentment
Tactic #3: Pride and Self-Preservation
Tactic #4: Oppression (Sadness, Guilt, Depression)
Tactic #5: Laziness and Forgetfulness
 The Spirit

  1. The spirit fights to take control of the mind because it needs fellowship with God
  2. It fights to allow clear passage for the Spirit of God into your life.
  3. It fights to overpower the visions of the flesh with the visions of the Spirit.
  4. Satan is powerless when these messages come through clearly, so his objective is to jumble them up.

Strategy #1: Yearning / _________ for God (Ps 42:1)
Strategy #2: Provoking the Mind to Consider _________ (Proverbs 1:20)
Strategy #3: The ______ of the Spirit – (Gal 5:22-23) love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control
 Training is needed_____________Proverbs 23:7a, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
 We have someone in our cornerI Corinthians 2:16Isn’t it exciting to realize that you can hold the thoughts, feelings, and purposes of God’s very own heart in your heart? I Corinthians 6:17God wants you in this harmony with Him so that His thoughts can become your actions. 

Contributed by: Students of Vision’s Student Pastor Trent

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Trent serves as an Associate Pastor at Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. He writes, speaks, and helps lead events that encourage people to "pioneer" in the work of sending.

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