HAVING A SOUND MIND
June 6,1999 The Bible tells us that God is not the author of confusion - 1 Cor.14:33 Instead God gives usa sound mind - 2 Tim.1:7
MENTAL ILLNESS is a compilation of a number of demons, who bring chaos to the mind of the person they are striking. The most common demons in this group are FEAR, HOPELESSNESS, DEPRESSION, DEFEAT, GRIEF, SORROW, FAILURE, CONFUSION AND IMPATIENCE.
Here is a definition of mental illness: A breakdown (this will vary in degree) in the processing capacity of the brain in comparing incoming data with information already in storage in the data base, and then making valid decisions according to the comparing in the mind.
If the data base is filled with the wrong information, it will make the person to make insane decisions. Here are four examples: 1. King Abel's data base was totally warped, he was filled with sin - 1 Kings 16:30-33 As a result he became temporary insane, when he could not impose his will on another man. 1 Kings 21:1-7 2. As a young man David forgot the victory over Goliath. Instead the spirit of Fear drove him into acting like a lunatic to save his life. 1 Samuel 21:10-15 Fear drove David to lie and run - 1 Samuel 21:1-9 As a result he ended up in the cave of Adullam with all the misfits of Israel. 1 Samuel 22:1-2 David prayed himself out of this mess - Psalms 31:1-24 3. JeremIah was broke down by Grief and Sorrow, and became temporary insane Jer.20:7-18 4. The prophet Elijah was struck by the spirit of Fear and for a time lost his mind! 1 Kings 19:1-10
The Devil and his demons are constantly looking for believers in Christ, who they can destroy - 1 Peter 5:8-9 Mental illness will come when people are not obeying God's Word - Ezra 9:7 Shame and confusion overtake the people who live in sin - Jer.3:24-25, Dan.9:7-8 Strife will attract all the demons in the neighborhood - James 3:14-16 FAITH IN GOD AND OBEDIENCE SHALL BREAK THE POWER OF SATAN Romans 8:8-18 The kingdom of God shall not be moved - Hebr.12:28 God will never leave us - Hebr.13:5-6 Perfect love casts out all fear- 1 John 4:16-21