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Toxic thoughts destroy the physical brain and affect the body, soul and spirit. The main weapon of Satan is planting toxic thoughts into the hearts and minds of people.  Through the power of the Holy Ghost and God’s Word we can defeat Satan! The devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness with negative words and Jesus rebuked him by quoting scripture, “Thus it is written!” We have the same weapon of warfare. We can have the mind of Christ through God’s Word!

In Ephesians 4:23 (AMP) Paul wrote, “and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude].”  Romans 12: 2 tells us, “be ye transformed by renewing your mind.” Scientists have proven that our thoughts and words affect the human brain positively or negatively.

Proverbs 23:7 (AMP) “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he [in behavior—one who manipulates].” Our thoughts create our feelings that produce our actions. What type of “thought life” do you have? If we dwell on the negative events around us, our toxic thoughts affect the physical brain with a “blackness.” If we dwell on the positive aspects of life, our brain starts building new connectors and “lights up” during this process. Our thoughts and words either bless or curse our body, soul and spirit.

In Deuteronomy 30:15-20 (AMP), God said, 15 “Listen closely, I have set before you today life and prosperity (good), and death and adversity (evil); 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk [that is, to live each and every day] in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments (precepts), so that you will live and multiply, and that the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you are entering to possess.” 19 “I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, you shall choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.” Are you choosing life thoughts or (toxic) death thoughts?

© Carol Clemans – Anointed Bible Teacher, Certified Pastoral Counselor, Certified Christian Life Coach. Carol provides nationwide counseling by phone/Skype (636) 448-0121.  www.carolclemans.org – read ‘About Ministry’ details. Min. Ref: Pastor Daniel Batchelor, Dupo, IL & UPCI Supt. David Tipton, Jr., Raymond, MS.

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