1 Corinthians 10:4-6 4
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
I remember working in the medical field and having to help treat various illnesses and diseases. Some were so contagious that when a patient was brought in that they were immediately put in an isolation room or quarantined so that whatever they had was confined to that room and wouldn’t affect anyone else. The doctors and nurses would go in and treat the patient, but the patient would not come out, they were quarantined until their condition responded to the treatment.
We cannot control the thoughts, ideas and reasonings that have come into our minds and become strongholds in our lives. However, we can quarantine them or as the scripture says, take them captive until it responds to the will of Christ. The choice weapon of our warfare to combat and treat these thoughts is the Word of God. We don’t allow the thought to come out and run rampant so that we fulfill its desires, but we allow the Word of God to go in and treat the mind, or as Romans 12:2 tells us to renew the mind. Ultimately a renewed mind is set on obeying the commands of God. Be free from your strongholds and quarantine those thoughts!!