Truth is Hope
2 Corinthians 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.
This verse is telling us that there are imaginations, thoughts, reasoning and different forms of knowledge that will attempt to stop you from obeying God. The verse says to CAST DOWN or discard all things trying to elevate above the knowledge of God. Why? It’s because the devil is the author of them, whom tried to ascend over God and was thus CAST DOWN from Heaven. This battle against the knowledge of God is called Spiritual Warfare.
Some ideas and thoughts the devil wants us to believe:
1. There is no God. He doesn’t care about you and he can’t hear you.
2. You are full of sin and God won’t accept you. It’s too late for God to save you.
3. God can’t do what you are praying for.
4. Your situation or current status determines how you feel and how God feels about you.
These are all lies of the devil. To know this, you must know the Truth, which is the knowledge of God or the word of God. Each of these lies is elevating over God’s word and Truth, which means they’re of the devil and NEED TO BE CAST DOWN.
I know for myself when I was unemployed for a stretch of time, the devil would try telling me I would be unemployed forever. I began to feel hopeless and believe the lies of the devil. I did not know God’s word; I prayed but rarely read the bible. In my unemployment I started reading more and God’s word strengthened me as I became aware of the Truth. To those whom want to hear from God, he speaks through his word. As I was reading one night, I came across a scripture that leaped off the page and encouraged me for the rest of my unemployment:
2 Corinthians 4:17
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”
Every time I felt hopeless and like I would never find a job, I quoted this verse to myself. I did not allow the lie of hopelessness in the job market to discourage my faith in the Truth. I CASTED DOWN HOPELESSNESS every time it rose in my mind and in the end God provided a job for me. Which means all those times hopelessness arose in my mind, it proved to be LIES FROM THE DEVIL. Don’t let the devil torment you with lies and fill you with hopelessness. Read God’s word learn the Truth and let him speak to you concerning your troubles. Truth is Hope.
These scriptures below refute all these lies and are Truth.
Romans 5:8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith shall not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give toyou. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Romans 15:13Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.