“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.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
If you take a look at the image displayed above, you may notice that it has a grimness to it. It is almost ominous when you think about it. Then, consider the man and the dog. Now reread the passage of scripture. To cast down imaginations and bring something into captivity is to arrest anything that wanders through your mind that threatens your peace of mind and that goes contrary to what God has said about you.
The man in this picture indicates anyone, really. A family member, co-worker, neighbor, ex (or not), or a group of people. This man is running through someone’s mind right now. He has not asked permission to be there, he is not there for the right reasons or purpose and he is a dark, shadowy dark. Who is that person running through your mind that leaves you feeling dark and gloomy? Who are those groups of people that occupy so much of your headspace? Cast it down!
Take a look now at the dog. He is fiercely running toward a target. What could that target be? Could it be your health, your relationships, your finances, your goals, or your prophetic promises? This dog symbolizes the enemy that takes up space between your ears. He hears what God has spoken, and he whispers back to you that nothing will ever change. He is in pursuit of your destiny. Take the dog captive! Receive a dog catcher’s anointing in Jesus name.
John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Jesus left us with gifts, supernatural gifts. One of those gifts is the gift of peace. When you become proactive in monitoring your own thought processes, you can have peace. Guard your peace. Jesus paid a heavy price for your peace. Do not let anything or anyone, for that matter, steal your peace.