27 June 2023


By John Ollis

Here is another awesome promise that we read in Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

What is your mind focused on? Life brings many challenges to us, and it so easy (sometimes seemingly impossible)not to be overwhelmed by all that is happening in our world. I often need to remind myself that God is Sovereign Rom.8:28 NKJV And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

I have already quoted this verse in another blog today, but we all know that if our minds are concentrated on the issue, then when do not have peace, of course we cannot ignore the issue but we sure can keep it in order (under control) by doing as Peter declares in 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Our shoulders were never built to carry the cares of the world upon them, but Jesus wants to carry our cares as we put our trust in Him. The devil often is not going about wanting us to commit what we would call gross sin, but he sure wants to rob us of our peace,.

I am not suggesting it is easy to “cast all our cares on Him” but the Lord helping us we can do just that

Peter tells us we must be convinced that God is in control and sovereign over every aspect of our lives, and we must often verbalise to Him until it becomes a lifestyle, that we trust the Lord implicitly in every situation.

The Epistles have so much to say about the mind, and this is a special study in its own right, part of our glorious inheritance NOW as a Believer is the whole armour of God which includes THE HELMET OF SALVATION Eph. 6:17 NKJV And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. The first key word is TAKE, we must make the decision to protect our mind, these verses are all in the Aorist tense in the Greek, we must do it continually, interestingly the Word of God is mentioned in the same verse and described as the Sword of the Spirit, we are in in a battle, and must let the written word (Logos) become the Rhema word and use it against the enemy, as he will do anything to stop our mind being STAYED on the Lord and His Word.

We must learn to practice James 4:7 NKJV Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

We must constantly re-affirm our submission to the Lord and resist the devil. This is what I do.

I say to the evil one:

The Lord rebuke you

The blood of Jesus is against you

The power and authority of heaven is against you

The power that backs the Name of Jesus is against you/

The Word of God is against you, “Greater is the Christ that is in me, the he who is in the world.

The Bible says he must flee, he must stop trespassing on God’s property because he has been defeated.

As we do this, our mind can be stayed on the Lord and God’s peace will rule and reign in us amen/

May I encourage you to meditate on this important truth, I am not suggesting it is always easy, but the Lord’s grace is sufficient and we can declare with Isaiah this glorious truth amen.