The Unseen War Within

Have you ever felt like there's a battle raging inside your head? One minute you're feeling inspired and focused, the next you're filled with doubt and temptation. The Bible verse Ephesians 6:12 sheds light on this struggle:
 "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." This battle isn't against other people, it's a war between good and evil forces for control of our minds!

Angels: A Tug-of-War for Your Thoughts
Ellen White, in Manuscript 78 (1905), explains that just like us, angels can be good or bad. There are good angels working to guide us towards God, and evil angels (Satan and his demons) working to tempt us and to mislead us. These unseen forces are constantly trying to influence our thoughts and decisions.
“Angelic agencies, both good and evil, are striving for the mastery, and every influence that is now exerted is to be closely investigated.” Manuscript 78, 1905.

Satan's Deceptive Tactics
The SDA Bible Commentary (vol. 6) describes Satan as a master deceiver. He uses lies, confusion, and temptation to lure us away from God's path. He wants to replace God's good and righteous ideas with his own selfish desires and evil ideas. Satan is always on the lookout to deceive us. He uses all sorts of tempting things to lure us down the wrong path. Satan's path is very attractive, like what he did to Eve in the garden of Eden. It might seem fun or exciting at first, but it leads away from God. Satan can make our thoughts all mixed up. He might whisper doubts or worries to make us question what's right. It's like having someone whisper wrong directions while you're trying to follow a map. It is his work to deceive us to join him in rebellion and disobedience against God.

“Satan is ever on the alert to deceive and mislead. He is using every enchantment to allure men into the broad road of disobedience. He is working to confuse the senses with erroneous sentiments, and remove the landmarks by placing his false inscription on the signposts which God has established to point the right way. It is because these evil agencies are striving to eclipse every ray of light from the soul that heavenly beings are appointed to do their work of ministry, to guide, guard, and control those who shall be heirs of salvation. None need despair because of the inherited tendencies to evil, but when the Spirit of God convicts of sin, the wrongdoer must repent and confess and forsake the evil. Faithful sentinels are on guard to direct souls in right paths.” SDA Bible Commentary 6:1120.


Your Mind: The Battlefield
The battleground for this war is your mind. The SDA Bible Commentary (vol. 6) makes it clear: either good or evil angels are influencing your thoughts. This is a powerful reminder that we have a choice! We can choose to surrender our minds to God and allow Him to guide us, or we can let Satan and his temptations take control.
“Either the evil angels or the angels of God are controlling the minds of men. Our minds are given to the control of God, or to the control of the powers of darkness; and it will be well for us to inquire where we are standing today—whether under the bloodstained banner of Prince Emmanuel, or under the black banner of the powers of darkness.” SDA Bible Commentary 6:1120.


Finding Victory with God
The good news is, we don't have to fight this battle alone! As long as we stay close to God, the evil angels can't win (The Review and Herald, November 19, 1908). By staying connected to Him through prayer, Bible study, and doing what's right, we invite the good angels to protect our minds and help us make good choices.
“So long as the people of God preserve their fidelity to Him, so long as they cling by living faith to Jesus, they are under the protection of heavenly angels, and Satan will not be permitted to exercise his hellish arts upon them to their destruction.” RH, November 19, 1908.


The Joy of Choosing God
Remember, choosing God brings not only joy to you, but also to the heavenly angels (SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7). So, by guarding your thoughts and choosing God's path, you're not just helping yourself, you're making the angels happy too!
“It is the greatest joy of the angels of heaven to spread the shield of their tender love over souls who turn to God.” SDA Bible Commentary 7:922.

•    Think about the thoughts that come into your mind throughout the day. Do they lead you closer to God, or further away?
•    How can you be more intentional about filling your mind with good things from God's word?
Dear God, help me be aware of the battle happening in my mind. Give me the strength to resist temptation and choose Your ways. Fill my mind with Your truth and guide my thoughts towards You. Amen.


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Comments: 30
  • #1

    Rhea (Monday, 15 April 2024 17:43)

    Thank you for this message . Thank you for being a blessing �

  • #2

    David Niso Niso (Monday, 15 April 2024 17:45)

    Please god fill my heart with joy and happiness

  • #3

    Danica (Monday, 15 April 2024 17:53)

    God bless us all, as fight the battle in our mind thank for this message, this is a blessing to all!

  • #4

    Jenny (Monday, 15 April 2024 18:05)

    What a wonderful massage. Thank you for sharing.
    I am blessed with it.

  • #5

    Lorydel (Monday, 15 April 2024 18:13)

    I asked your help and guidance Lord. �

  • #6

    Cameron Koi (Monday, 15 April 2024 18:34)


  • #7

    Aiza (Monday, 15 April 2024 19:20)

    I Thank God for always there for us guiding to come unto Him & always remind us even from our lowest ways, to face our struggles day by day. We come unto You oh! Lord surrender our whole life.Thank You for your Greatest Love to Us! I'am Blessed!In Jesus Name we Pray Amen.

  • #8

    Praise Hapazari (Monday, 15 April 2024 19:38)

    Amen, well said�. Yes there's a battlefield in our minds. So help us Lord

  • #9

    Precilla Rivera Selga (Monday, 15 April 2024 19:43)

    Please God fill my heart to choose your way

  • #10

    ZYL (Monday, 15 April 2024 20:25)

    Create in me a clean heart , Lord and renew a right spirit within me. Amen ���

  • #11

    Winnie Dick (Monday, 15 April 2024 21:06)


  • #12

    Flaiko Dea (Monday, 15 April 2024 21:50)


  • #13

    Amanda (Monday, 15 April 2024 22:23)

    Our Heavenly Father, Creator and King, please give me a clean heart and control my mind body and soul.
    In the Mighty Name of Jesus, please be with my husband and son in warzone, protect them and guide them back to You Lord.

  • #14

    Malina (Monday, 15 April 2024 22:47)

    Thank you Lord for your faithfulness

  • #15

    Annie (Monday, 15 April 2024 22:48)

    Powerful message. Thank you for being a blessing to us, may the Lord give you your heart desires in Jesus name Amen

  • #16

    Desmond (Monday, 15 April 2024 23:36)

    Thank you Lord for your care a and faithfulness ���

  • #17

    Michael (Monday, 15 April 2024 23:59)

    Am grateful for spiritual restoration message,thanks be to God

  • #18

    Edward Murevesi (Tuesday, 16 April 2024)

    Thank you for the deep message. My we guard the avenues to our minds

  • #19

    Matimba Namwanza (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:15)

    We need to be covered always by the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. Otherwise, Satan on this earth has grown teeth tremendously.

  • #20

    Melody (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:21)

    Thanks Lord for message, God above in heaven continue fighting our battles may your name ever be praised. I love Jesus

  • #21

    Daniel Makuer Dot (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:23)

    It's true there's a war going on through our minds and hearts

  • #22

    Chisanga (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:28)

    Thank you for the
    Word am so revived.

  • #23

    Sir Abraham (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:34)

    Amen and amen for the enlightenment

  • #24

    Maggie (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 01:56)


  • #25

    Leonita (Tuesday, 16 April 2024)

    Amen �

  • #26

    Sara Phikani (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 02:36)

    It's true God will always control our minds if we come closer to him

  • #27

    Elvis Maroko (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 03:28)

    Amen,may our Heavenly Father help us to overcome evil

  • #28

    Amos Bor (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 05:29)

    Amen, the book of Daniel 12:3 says that the wise will shine and those teaching others to do what is right.So we should seek God first then we gain knowledge not to be deceived.Thanks.

  • #29

    Jo Adriano (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 08:21)

    Thank you for this inspiring message..God Bless�

  • #30

    Teruaiti Corcoran (Tuesday, 16 April 2024 18:33)

    Amen �