Thoughts are things

2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
G3053 (imaginations)
From G3049; computation, that is, (figuratively) reasoning (conscience, conceit): – imagination, thought.
G1519 (to)
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.: – [abundant-] ly, against, among, as, at, [back-] ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for [intent, purpose], fore, + forth, in (among, at unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-) on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore (-unto), throughout, till, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-) until (-to), . . . ward, [where-] fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively.
G5218 (obedience)
From G5219; attentive hearkening, that is, (by implication) compliance or submission: – obedience, (make) obedient, obey (-ing).
Bring all your reasoning to the place and time of Christ’s obedience, His Blood at the foot of the Cross.

Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
G5207 (Son)
Apparently a primary word; a “son” (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship: – child, foal, son.

G3129 (learned)
Prolonged from a primary verb, another form of which, μαθέω matheō, is used as an alternate in certain tenses; to learn (in any way): – learn, understand.

G5218 (obedience)
From G5219; attentive hearkening, that is, (by implication) compliance or submission: – obedience, (make) obedient, obey (-ing).
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
G5013 (humbled)
From G5011; to depress; figuratively to humiliate (in condition or heart): – abase, bring low, humble (self).
G5255 (obedient)
From G5219; attentively listening, that is, (by implication) submissive: – obedient.

These Scriptures show that our thoughts not only should be taken captive if they exalt themselves above the knowledge that we are saved, the knowledge of God it also gives a sure direction. To think of the obedience of Christ.
I have always wondered how little ole me was supposed to take my thoughts captive. I did have some success, I thought by making my mind focus on Jesus, however, as I grew because He taught me in the Truth of what Jesus actually did at the Cross, my thoughts were easier to turned to the focus upon Jesus’ obedience, even unto death on the Cross.
I am not the issue, I am not the performer, I am the recipient of His Finished work, I am the receiver of His rewards from the Loving Father, I reap that which I did not sow, because Jesus paid The (my) Price.
His sacrifice, starting with laying aside His Deity and concluding with His entrance to hell and separation from God on my behalf, is the place of revelation and healing to our minds, bodies, finances, relationships. First and foremost with God Himself.
Pro 4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Pro 4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
Pro 4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Gods Word is health to us.


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