Today in A MORE EXCELLENT WAY, DR. HENRY W. WRIGHT is talking about memory. Our memory is our soul. We also have a a spirit. We can have the spirit of Christ or the spirit of Satan. Before we except Christ in our life, the spirit of Satan resides in us. Then after, the spirit of Christ comes to renew our mind (soul).
In short-term memory, you take a picture. A unit of memory is an electrical, chemical occurrence that happens in the brain. In short-term memory, it doesn’t become fixed. However in long-term memory we have something happening and now being reinforced by meditation, being reinforced by repetition, being reinforced by a locking in of consciousness, so something happens in the electro-chemical occurrence. It becomes biologically part of your brain cells, not just short term memory. You become part of it. Proverbs 23:7 says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Spiritually rooted diseases are always feelings, emotions, and thoughts. When we are with Christ out heart changes and our mind has to catch up. We follow God, not because our mind agrees. We follow God because my heart, mixed with faith, agrees with the Word of God. The areas that do not match God’s knowledge need to become subjected to a superior way of thinking: God’s thinking. Your enemy wants to control you through your long-term. memory. We call that stinkin thinking.
This makes so much sense. When I think of my process and the process of my clients, I see the struggle of the God spirit and the spirit of Satan. When you are upset about something what do you do? You share, you tell, you repeat, you inform and as we do that, the hurt goes to the long term memory and it stays. Often I hear hurts and injustices’ that are years old and they way they tell them you would have thought it was yesterday. The hurt is the same. Dr. Henry is saying that we need to let go, we need to forgive so we can have healing. I see people broken with unforgiveness and bitterness and resentments. They are eaten up with it. It doesn’t have to be like that. We can think differently. We can get into the Word and have God change our thinking. As we change our thinking then we can be healed. Amen