Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 27, 2013
You can go throughout much of your day on autopilot--you can get dressed for work in the morning, drive to the office, drive home, cook dinner and watch television at night while your mind is reasoning through all sorts of thoughts, according to leading prophetic voice Jennifer LeClaire.
LeClaire, author of The Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to Defeating Jezebel, exhorts believers to start paying attention to what they are thinking about and the origin of those thoughts in a recent article and video teaching.
“We need to be quicker to listen to the inner talk going on in our souls. When we do, we’ll start to discern the demonic strategies against our lives,” says LeClaire, who is also news editor at Charisma magazine. “For example, you may hear thoughts like, ‘No one appreciates me.’ If you reason that thought out in your mind, you’ll end up a little angry, maybe resentful and eventually bitter. That thought will eventually drive your behavior toward the people you feel under appreciate you.”
In the article and video teaching, LeClaire discusses where thoughts come from.
God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Satan’s thoughts are lower than God’s thoughts. Which way our internal thought life sways depends, in part, she says, on our reasoning.
“Many of the negative words we speak and the ungodly actions we take originate from the seed of a thought Satan whispers to our souls,” says LeClaire, who serves as director of the International House of Prayer Fort Lauderdale Missions Base. “That seed can grow into demon-inspired weeds as our minds reason out the thought. That seed can spark a fire in our souls, so to speak, that fuels more wrong thoughts, wrong words and wrong deeds.”
According to LeClaire, when the enemy plants a vain imagination in our minds, we have two choices: cast it down or meditate on it. When we meditate on vain imaginations, we tend to connect demonic dots that create skewed pictures of reality. Believing what we see in our thought life is real, she explains, we talk ourselves into taking action based on a wrong perception.
“That action could be a negative attitude toward people, an angry outburst that hurts someone you love, or a sinful behavior that leads you into bondage,” says LeClaire. “But believe this: It all starts with a thought.”
About Jennifer LeClaire
Jennifer is the director for International House of Prayer-Fort Lauderdale Missions Base. Jennifer also serves as news editor at Charisma magazine. Her work also appeared in a Charisma House book entitled Understanding the Five-Fold Ministry which offers a biblical study to uncover the true purpose for the fivefold ministry and The Spiritual Warfare Bible, which is designed to help you use the Bible to access the power of the Holy Spirit against demonic strongholds and activity. Some of Jennifer’s work is also archived in the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Museum. Jennifer is a prolific author who has written several books, including The Heart of the Prophetic, A Prophet’s Heart, Fervent Faith, Did the Spirit of God Say That? 27 Keys to Judging Prophecy, Breakthrough!, Doubtless: Faith that Overcomes the World, and Developing Faith for the Working of Miracles. Materials have been translated into Spanish and Korean.