Abba, battles in the mind, Holy Spirit, Jehovah Nissi, Living in Jesus, Peace, self-discipline, sound mind, Victory
Our heart’s intimate cry: This mind is your mind, Jehovah Nissi, “The Lord is My Banner”… ‘Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place.’ (1 Corinthians 2:14) Only Jesus, our Savior can lead us into true victory during every issue, problem, circumstance, and situation, and it is not dependent on who or what is involved. Through hard experiences, we have found that true victory always takes place regardless if it is physically seen. Victory of the flesh no longer means what we once thought it was, it is now whatever we must endure, whatever we must learn so long as we continue to stay on the narrow path of our Abba’s sovereign will. Amazingly, as we self-discipline our minds, we realize that we can speak, move and experience the world around us and at the same time continue to be completely centered on our Jesus. A miracle and state of being only the Holy Spirit can maintain and secure, individually, within each of us. So as times get more chaotic, deep within us, actively experiencing the Mystery of the Gospel~Christ within us, our hearts intimately cry out, “My Jesus, this mind, of your living temple, may it always stay completely centered on you, as you victoriously lead the Way. Every day, cleanse this mind, of your living temple, and when we enter what you need me to go through, give this mind, of your living temple, strength to unflinchingly stare the problem down, as you remind it of 2 Chronicles 20:15, ‘…Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’ Teach this mind, of your living temple, to be more sensitive to your utterances than to its own. Command this mind, of your living temple, to obediently keep itself wide open to you, while you remind it of Romans 12:2, ‘And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’ And according to John 14, verse 6, ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ Your way is the only way this mind can stay in perfect peace and joy, and it will only believe in your Truth: ‘For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.'” (2 Timothy 1:7) Jehovah Nissi, lead the Way!