Thinking Theologically

• As the architects of our experiences, we need not be at the mercy of Satan nor our emotions.

• Timidity and lack of action gives consent to Satan and our emotions to control our lives.

Prayer for the Week:

Father, I honor you today.  Give me great boldness to ACT according to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. Grant to Your servant that with all bold actions that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.Thank you for filling me with the Holy Spirit, who enables me to do what must be done with boldness.  And may great grace be upon this ministry, this community, and this region in Jesus’ name it is so!


In military terminology, is the act of assembling and readying troops for war.  It is essential that as breakthrough believers we are wartime mobilized with the PROPER PERSPECTIVE – If your perspective is wrong, then the fight is over:

Everything starts with your perspective;

your thoughts and feelings.

Dr. Timothy A. Williams

How you see the your life, how you see the world, and how you interpret different situations, will determine your decisions, actions, and responses (and you do have control over this).

So if you want to be something, you have to have the right mindset to get there. You have to get into the right frame of mind so you can be focused, motivated, disciplined, accountable, driven, committed and ultimately, successful

.• In the West, we just tend to look at things as being normal and natural for this day and age.  We miss the fact that the origin of many things that happen in our day—things that tick us off, come against us, or is out of order in society—is spiritual.  We fail to recognize the spiritual influence behind it.  Therefore, our fight is over before it begins because our perspective is wrong. 

The Proper Perspective on Spiritual Warfare

John 10:10, NKJV, Matthew 16:22-23, NLT

Ephesians 6:10-12, NLT (Spiritual Warfare)

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

1 Peter 5:8-9 MSG (Spiritual Warfare)

8-9 Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. 

Luke 22:31-32 AMPC (Spiritual Warfare)

Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan [a]has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain, 32 But I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren.

Don’t let the enemy catch you napping. Stay guarded.

The Proper Perspective on Emotional 

2 Corinthians 10:9-11, MSG,

9-11 The focus of my letter wasn’t on punishing the offender but on getting you to take responsibility for the health of the church. So if you forgive him, I forgive him. Don’t think I’m carrying around a list of personal grudges. The fact is that I’m joining in with your forgiveness, as Christ is with us, guiding us. After all, we don’t want to unwittingly give Satan an opening for yet more mischief—we’re not oblivious to his sly ways!

 1 Corinthians 3:2-3, AMPC – (Emotional Combat

I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough [to be ready for it]; but even yet you are not strong enough [to be ready for it],  For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men?

Ephesians 4:26-27, MSG

26-27 Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Don’t give the Devil that kind of foothold in your life.