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For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;   Casting down imaginations [reasonings], and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Cor. 10:4-5)

When you’re believing God for healing, reason will tell you that it can’t happen – that you can’t be healed. But you have to cast down reasonings. I didn’t say it was easy. (If you’re looking for something easy, you’d better just quit now.)

Now what does Paul mean when he says, “Casting down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God”? He’s talking about any kind of knowledge that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and His Word. He’s talking about human knowledge here.

Some people call it “sense knowledge.” If it’s in opposition to what God’s Word reveals, then cast it down, or throw it away!

Paul also tells us to bring every thought into captivity. Some people have said to me, “Brother Hagin, I’m bothered with all these thoughts. Will you pray and cast that out of me?” I’m not going to do that. The Bible doesn’t say to do that. It says for you to bring every thought into captivity. The Bible doesn’t tell you to do something you can’t do.

I like to put it this way: Christ is the Word. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Then in John 1:14, we read, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

Christ is called the Word of God. So I like to read Second Corinthians 10:5 like this: “Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of the Word of God.”

Confession: I bring every thought captive to the obedience of the Word of God. I am a believer, not a doubter. I do have faith. My faith is in God’s Holy Word. My faith is in God, the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA.  www.rhema.org )

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