Friday, February 9, 2024

The BROKEN mind

 

Psalm 31:12

King James Version

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: 

I am like a broken vessel.


What makes for a broken mind?

What breaks our mind?

What makes us "snap"?

What influences our minds?

Who influences our minds to be broken?

Why do they want to "break" us?

Here's where SPIRIT led me:

Psalm 51:1-5

King James Version

51 Have mercy upon me, O God, 

according to thy lovingkindness: 

according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies 

blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, 

and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: 

and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, 

and done this evil in thy sight: 

that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, 

and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; 

and in sin did my mother conceive me.


Jeremiah 17:9

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: who can know it?


Matthew 8:16

King James Version

16 When the even was come,

 they brought unto him many 

that were possessed with devils: 

and he cast out the spirits with his word, 

and healed all that were sick:


Mark 5:6-9

King James Version

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, 

he ran and worshipped him,

7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, 

What have I to do with thee, 

Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? 

I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

8 For he said unto him, 

Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

9 And he asked him, 

What is thy name? 

And he answered, saying, 

My name is Legion: for we are many.


Mark 9:17-18

King James Version

17 And one of the multitude answered and said, 

Master, I have brought unto thee my son, 

which hath a dumb spirit;

18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: 

and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, 

and pineth away: 

and I spake to thy disciples 

that they should cast him out; 

and they could not.


Luke 13:11-13

King James Version

11 And, behold, 

there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity 

eighteen years, and was bowed together,

 and could in no wise lift up herself.

12 And when Jesus saw her, 

he called her to him, and said unto her, 

Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

13 And he laid his hands on her: 

and immediately she was made straight, 

and glorified God.


John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.


Romans 3:10-18

King James Version

10 As it is written, 

There is none righteous, no, not one:

11 There is none that understandeth, 

there is none that seeketh after God.

12 They are all gone out of the way, 

they are together become unprofitable; 

there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; 

with their tongues they have used deceit; 

the poison of asps is under their lips:

14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:

17 And the way of peace have they not known:

18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.


2 Corinthians 4:4

King James Version

4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, should shine unto them.


Ephesians 2:2

King James Version

2 Wherein in time past ye walked 

according to the course of this world, 

according to the prince of the power of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children of disobedience:


Ephesians 6:12

King James Version

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, against powers, 

against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness in high places.


1 Timothy 6:9

King James Version

9 But they that will be rich 

fall into temptation and a snare, 

and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, 

which drown men in destruction and perdition.


1 Timothy 6:10

King James Version

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: 

which while some coveted after, 

they have erred from the faith, 

and pierced themselves through 

with many sorrows.


2 Timothy 2:26

King James Version

26 And that they may recover themselves 

out of the snare of the devil, 

who are taken captive by him at his will.


2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, that in the last days 

perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, 

false accusers, incontinent, fierce, 

despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.


Titus 3:3

King James Version

3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, 

disobedient, deceived, 

serving divers lusts and pleasures, 

living in malice and envy, 

hateful, and hating one another.


James 4:1-3

King James Version

4 From whence come wars and fightings among you? 

come they not hence, even of your lusts 

that war in your members?

2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, 

and desire to have, and cannot obtain: 

ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, 

that ye may consume it upon your lusts.


1 Peter 5:8-9

King James Version

8 Be sober, be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, 

knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished 

in your brethren that are in the world.


Revelation 12:12

King James Version

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, 

and ye that dwell in them. 

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! 

for the devil is come down unto you, 

having great wrath, because he knoweth 

that he hath but a short time.


From the previous post, we know of the sound mind.

On this post, we understand how minds get broken.

The root cause of all that brokenness.

The next post tells us how to conquer fear, and anxiety.


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