The Dangers of Hypnosis
"At the heart of every problem is a problem of the heart." I still remember
that phrase. It came from a sermon that I heard Dr. Warren Wiersbe preach many
years ago when he pastored a Baptist Church in Covington Kentucky. I believe
that he was right because the Bible says in
You do not have to be a theologian to see that your heart is important according to this verse, so let's examine the verse closely.
We are told to "keep" our heart.
The word translated "keep" is the Hebrew word that means to guard, to protect or preserve.
We are told to diligently keep our heart.
The word "diligence" is actually another word that means to guard or protect. It means to hedge about, to pay close attention to or watch carefully. In other words protect your heart doubly. Make it your priority to protect your heart.
The heart is the control center of your being.
The Hebrew word for heart is "LEB" (pronounced labe). The Strongs number is
3820. The Greek counterpart is "KARDIA" (2588). When we think of the heart, we
think of the internal organ that pumps blood through our bodies. But that is not
the primary way the word is used in the Bible. Zodhiates says in his Hebrew
Lexicon, that the main use of the word heart refers to "the totality of man's
inner or immaterial mature." I venture to speculate that this explanation is not
a lot of help. So let me try a different angle. The heart is the seat of your
intellect, feelings and will. It is "almost a synonym for mind."
With this in view, back to
Don't allow anything or anyone to control your mind except the Lord through His Holy Spirit and the Bible.
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
The Word of God is to control your mind. We can see that from
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
The word of God is to be used to bring our thinking under God's control. Look
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 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;
Further, The Holy Spirit is to be allowed to control our minds.
Satan has a counterfeit spirituality that he is offering as a substitute for
Biblical spirituality. Just as a Christian must open up his or her heart (mind)
to the control of the Holy Spirit in order to be Biblically Spiritual, so a
person must open up their heart (mind) to the control of the unholy spirits if
they are to be "spiritual." Spiritual in this sense means devoted to and
controlled by a higher power other the the Lord God Almighty. Ananias is an
illustration of being controlled by unholy spirits.
"Don't allow anything or anyone to control your mind except the Lord through His Holy Spirit and the Bible."
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