This one is a little deeper but please take the time to follow carefully what I am offering.
Pay close attention whenever a New Testament author repeatedly uses the same word to address the same subject in the same book. The pattern is significant!
This is exactly what we find from the Apostle Paul when he makes a connection between the mind (νοηματα) and spiritual conflict. Your mind is the battleground!
II Corinthians 10:4-5
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought (νοημα) to make it obedient to Christ.”
Three appearances of the word for mind in II Corinthians specifically associate it with the activity of Satan.
- II Corinthians 2:11 – “In order that Satan…
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