Recently, a lot of attention has been given to mental illness. Question: Is mental illness a disease of brain matter or is it thought (s) related?
Thoughts come into into your head/mind (Daniel 2:29) affecting the soul (mind, will and emotions). These thoughts you reason out. Once you decide what to do with the thought, the thought gets into your heart (affecting your spirit) and what is in your heart comes out of your mouth (lips, tongue, your speech), see Job 20:2. Remember when Jesus said, Matthew 12:34-37
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Question: The thoughts that get into your head, your mind/soul, how do they get there and where do they come from?
Have you ever been praying and had a terrible, ungodly thought? We all have. Did you ever ask, where did that thought come from? Just ask yourself, where did the thought come from that got into Eve’s head? Who planted the thought in Adam and Eve’s head?
Remember, Satan planted a seed thought in Eve’s mind/soul. (See our post Why Satan’s Tricks Work Today ). The seed thought was reasoned out by Eve, she acted on the thought expecting the result to be they will be as gods. What was the result? Shame (Gen.2:7) they knew they were naked. Fear (Gen. 2:10) So what did Satan’s seed thought produce? Shame, fear and spiritual death. Is that what Satan told Eve would happen? No. He told her they would be as gods. So Satan lied to her. And he does the same thing today, he lies to you, he tricks you, he deceives you.
Thoughts come from God, from family, friends, people and Satan. These thoughts are seeds planted in your mind/your soul. See the parable of the sower in Luke 8:11-15.
“Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
 They on the rock are they , which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Whether the seed thought is good or evil, when you start to reason out the thought and what the result would be, the thought gets into your heart. Once the thought is in your heart, you will act on the thought.
The key is when you get a thought, determine if it is a good thought or evil thought. If you don’t know, ask yourself, does this thought offend God, go against God’s word, help my spirit, soul or body. That is why Paul calls it, warfare. We battle thoughts.
Until next time.
Never quit on God