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Jun 18, 2017

The Bible stresses there are many things we can do to keep our spiritual and mental sanity. We're told that "presumption" brings strife; when the scorner is put out, the strife ceases. When negative talking stops, the strife always ceases (Proverbs 13:10, Proverbs 26:20).

 

If we don't know how to control our thinking, we will begin to suspect that someone is doing something behind our backs, or we might believe that a friend meant something evil towards us when they really didn't. Often times, parents presume that their children are getting into trouble when they aren't.

 

I must remind you of a powerful, liberating verse in 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 


If we can train ourselves to always recognize where fear is coming from, then we will be able to cast fear aside through the name of Jesus Christ. We can begin to confess (say) that God has given us love, power, and a sound mind.

Jun 12, 2017

The Word of God says we can have mental health if we follow the principles that the Lord gave for our well-being. We must heed the words of Christ:

*  "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men" (Romans 12:18).

*  "Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21).

*  "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath" (Ephesians 4:26).

*  "Neither give place to the devil" (Ephesians 4:27).

*  "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers" (Ephesians 4:29).

*  "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice" (Ephesians 4:31).

*  "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Ephesians 4:32).
Jun 5, 2017

The Word of God shows that we can have spiritual and mental wholeness. Mark 5:15 gives the end results of the Lord's ministry to the Gadarene demoniac. "And they came to Jesus and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind..."


Luke 5:11-32 also shows a man who was oppressed by the devil and yet would not be considered as a "mental case" by today's standard. Yet he was oppressed and tempted by spirits of lust, greed, and rebellion.


Verse 17, 18 states, "And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,..."


The Word of God says that we can have mental health if we follow the principles that the Lord gave for our well-being.  We must heed the words of Christ:


1.  "Don't worry, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be known unto God..." (Philippians 4:6).


2. "That ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service" (Romans 12:1).


3.  "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 accectable, and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:2).

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