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Resisting Mind Manipulation, Lesson 02

Resisting Mind Manipulation, Lesson 02
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The Mind Is Connected To the Spirit

“Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is…” (Romans 8:27)

What is Mind Manipulation and where does it come from? Is perhaps a question many have asked and wondered if they can be affected by it? Actually, many Christians are affected by mind manipulation and are presently suffering from it spiritually.

There are many types of manipulating techniques and ways a manipulator uses to achieve exactly what s/he wants. Many Christians are unaware that they have been under the influence of some sort of mind manipulating scheme or some form of mind controlling effort. Some will even deny that they can and have been affected. However, this study will reveal that most Christians, if not all Christians have been under a manipulating spell that has caused them to purchase a product, either celebrate a holiday or feel a certain way about something or someone.

A great number of Christians are still under the influence of mind control and are unaware that they are being deceived. In fact, most people who are under some sort of mind control would deny that they are being manipulated and believe that they are acting under their freewill. However, they mimic and mirror their manipulator. Most of the time, these techniques are done cleverly, gradually and absolutely deceitfully.

The mind is connected to the spirit. Many people fail to believe or even understand this truth. Interestingly enough, even though the mind is housed in the brain, if the brain fails to function, meaning as “brain dead” the mind is still intact: how? Allan Turner (1998) explains it this way “…the brain is a part of man’s physical body that is used by his spiritual nature. …The physical brain is not the mind of man.

The mind is totally spirit and is linked or correlated with the brain only while man is physically alive. How do we know this? The Bible tells us so. In Luke 16:19-31, the Lord teaches that individuals without fleshy bodies continue to exist after physical life has ceased…” (p. 7) Therefore, the mind and the controlling of it profoundly connect with spiritual life, so much so, that mind-related scriptures are found throughout the Bible. Scriptures like “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind stayed on thee:” (Isaiah 26:3) and “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” (Philippians 2:5) that not only encourage the people of God but give indication that the mind can be controlled, depending upon what it focuses on the most. The mind connects to the heart also, which extends the list of mind-related issues that can be located in the Bible. We see this clearly in Proverbs 23:7a, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” and in Matthew 12:34b “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

The mind is the ultimate source of all behavior; it is the center of human being. This complex machine operates inseparably with the human soul and the spirit. The mind is also powerful, but very vulnerable and susceptible to those things it cannot resist. This means that if anyone can break into the human mind, then they can successfully manipulate or control the entire body. Many perfected techniques have been formulated to control the mind in order to control people. These techniques are generally used and created by the secular world; empowered by Satan. Satan is a great deceiver.

His efforts are always directed towards the mind of a Christian. If he can cause doubt, fear, guilt or any other negative emotion in a Believer’s mind, his chances of mind manipulation become extraordinarily great. Look at Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden in Genesis Chapter 3. Eve was beguiled by the serpent’s craftiness to the point of mind control. Eve knew not to eat from the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil,” but something went wrong. The serpent lied! He assured Eve that she would not die if she ate the fruit, in fact he guaranteed her that she would become just like God. This was too good too be true to Eve and so she ate the fruit, and the taste was out of this world. Generous Eve passed the tasty produce to her husband Adam to share in the delicacy of death, which propelled mankind into pain, suffering and separation.

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Resisting Mind Manipulation, Lesson 02
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  1. so true

  2. so tru

  3. “All that glitters are not gold and not all that calls me Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of God.Therefore believers should have there loins girt about with truth so as to withstand the present day mind manipulators”

  4. Franklena Phillips

    I can agree with the majority of the lesson but one statement gives me pause. “In Luke 16:19-31, the Lord teaches that individuals without fleshy bodies continue to exist after physical life has ceased…” (p. 7)” Luke 16:19-31 is a parable about our earthly actions and not a factual statement on literal life and death. Bible states in Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.” This is the wisdom of Solomom.

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