It is often said, "I know it in my mind, but I have got to get it to my heart."
According to that great modern-day theologian Tim Chalas, that is not true. It is the wrong battle and that is why so few people win that battle. The truth is that God has already placed life, joy, peace, righteousness, goodness, love, mercy, etc... IN MY HEART (Cf. Ezek 36, Jer 31).
The real issue is getting it from my heart to my mind.
The battleground in the New Covenant economy is the mind.
That is where the enemy seeks to defeat us, by placing thoughts in our minds that are contrary to truth.
That is why the exhortations of the New Testament are ALWAYS to set the mind, fix the mind, renew the mind... NEVER to fix the heart, or set the heart.
The key to victorious living in a New Covenant economy is NOT getting truth from our mind to our heart, but getting truth from our heart to our mind.
Phil. 4 says to think on the things that are good, lovely, true, etc... and the God of peace shall be with you.
The only way to win a battle is to fight the right battle...
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