I had been trying to just clean my system and do a restore. But restoration wasn't enough. This virus had been able to work itself into hidden components of my system. That got me started thinking about all the teaching, the training and brainwashing the world has released into our systems. The way we perceive the world. The reasons why we act and think like we do.
We are suppose to be renewing our mind with the word of God. Rom 12:1-2 It is suppose to cleanse our minds, change our way of thinking. But how can it if we continue to feed it with the things of this world?
The world or our training tells us how to respond in crisis, it tells us how to respond in daily activities. As long as we have any of the thinking and perceptions of the world in our mind (hard drive) it will corrupt the rest of the system; whether we see it our not. Just one little thread of viral code corrupts the whole system. Jesus stated it like this, "a little leaven, leavens the whole lump" 1Cor5:6
We have to have our mind (hard drive) completely re-formatted to work with the "Kingdom of God" programming.
How do we do that? We must feed ourselves the Word of God and seek after the Lord and His Presence. We must ask the Lord to reveal any hidden viral programming in our mind and thinking. This is something that requires time and consistency on our part. If we continue to flood ourselves with the things of this world we will continually be inputting leaven into our minds. When we feed on the news, movies, music, books and other worldly information that does not edify us in the Kingdom of God we are putting leaven into our minds. Even more deceptive in the programming are the mindsets and attitudes that we picked up as children from our parents, caregivers and those around us. Often times what they taught us was not Kingdom. These things can be very subtle in our programming but they are th virus's that are causing shortfalls in our ability to walk as Jesus walked.
I'm not saying we are not supposed to be informed but we are suppose to bring everything to the light of scripture.
Here's an example: One minute you're feeling fine and then suddenly you start sneezing and coughing. What do you do?
Do you come in agreement with the symptoms? Do you give them permission to stay with your words or your actions? "My allergies are acting up again." "I must be coming down with the flu, this hits me the same time every year." "I need to go to the doctor and get this checked out." "I need to go take some medicine for this"
Or, do you rebuke the symptoms in the name of Jesus and command them to go? Often times if we will stand on the Word of God and command the symptoms to go they will leave. It's all about programming.
God, through His inifinite wisdom has allowed many of us to go through trials or (re-programming and re-formatting of the hard drive) for the purpose of developing His Kingdom mindset in us. To change the way we perceive possbile outcomes of given circumstances. "We are not to judge by the sight of our eyes nor decide by the hearing of our ears." Is 11:3
Spiritual things are happening around us all the time. It's how we perceive these things which dictate the outcome.
Have you ever been feeling fine. No pains in your body and then suddenly, slam, out of nowhere you have a sharp pain; in your back, neck, ankle, hand...somewhere on your body. No reason for it to happen, just there it is. What do you do?
I tell you what I do. I rebuke it in the name of Jesus and command it to get off and Go! Then what happens? It goes! If I would accept these false symptoms it would stay, but since I new I didn't have that pain a moment ago I know it is spiritually assigned against me and I confront it. Immediately! I don't play with it, I command it to go!
We are to allow ourselves to become sensitive to the environment around us. This is what I mean. I will use me as an example so no one gets offended.
I choose not to have noise constantly running in my environment, Tv's. radio's, noise in general. This is how I live. I have trained my mind to be quiet also. This is why. Because I have things still around me I notice immediately when it changes, this includes in the spirit realm. I will notice sudden pressure shifts, I hear very low frequency sound. I have developed my discernment by keeping things quiet around me. I notice sudden changes in our animals or my own body and attitude. If there is a change my first question would be, what's different? Did someone or something new come into my zone.
I choose not to let the things of the world to dull my spiritual senses.
Yet, I still find there are hidden viral imprints on my mind that still need to be wiped clean.
Join me in asking Jesus to wipe our hard drive clean of impurities so that He my flood our very being. Lord Jesus, come in a reveal those hidden impurities in my thinking that are corrupting my perception of your word and my ability to act upon it. Reformat my mind with Your Word and Your Kingdom. I want to walk as Jesus walked and do the works He did and greater. Father I thank you, in Jesus name. Amen