Great Expectations


Who is in control of your mind? Man often fancies himself to be in control of his own mind, but this is far from being the case. The mind is an instrument created by God as the means by which He can be in control of the lives of these human beings that He has created for His own pleasure. Its various centers are created to be activated by the hand of God. But this instrument has fallen into the hands of the enemy, through the disobedience of Adam, and is now being activated from the wrong source.

The mind is being controlled by one of two sources: the hand of God or the hand of His enemy. It has become a battlefield. We only imagine ourselves to be in control of it. This being the case, our only deliverance is in surrendering it to the One who created it. It has now become a matter of choice. 

There has been a provision made whereby we can make this surrender complete. Once Jesus Christ has come into the heart and mind, which are actually one and the same spiritually speaking, at some point He asks for a complete surrender of the life to Him through an act of the will. When full surrender has been accomplished, He is then able to control the conscious mind from the subconscious level, and this is where the victory lies. From this point forward we can simply rest in the knowledge that He is in control and is activating the centers of the mind in a way that enables us to take pleasure in doing His bidding, and this is a wonderful place in which to be to dwelling. Here the only battle that exists is that of resisting everything that would cause us to lose our abiding place.

What a wonderful thing it is to be walking with God and to be controlled by His Spirit. It is not only a place of rest, it is a place where we enjoy a great sense of accomplishment, not in what we have accomplished, but in what has been accomplished in us, and in that which is being accomplished through us. And all by merely abiding in the place to which He has lifted us. Glory to His wonderful name! With David, we ask but one thing Lord, that we might dwell in the house of the Lord forever! 

Praise the lord for all of His provision for His children. Surely He is Jehovah Jireh, the Lord will provide! Praise His name forever and ever! Amen and amen!

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