Evil thought; 20 ways to stop Sinful Thought

Evil thought is the voice in your heart that tells you to do ungodly action. Who owns the evil voice that purges unclean thought to your mind? Where is the source? Do you want answers to these questions and how to be saved from the troubles of evil thoughts? Alright! Today’s message is good for you.

“In a landmark experiment back in the 1980s, psychologist Eric Klinger, of the University of Minnesota, asked volunteers to record what they were thinking when a handheld device chirped over the course of a week.  Within a 16-hour day, he found, people have about 500 thoughts that are unintentional and intrusive and that last about 14 seconds on average. 

While most thoughts dealt with the concerns of everyday life, 18 percent were unacceptable, uncomfortable, incorrect, mean or bad thoughts. A remaining 13 percent were ugly, out of character, or shocking (for instance; murderous or perverse ideas).”

This finding shows how little control we seem to have over the timing and content of evil thoughts. But thank God for the Power of His Holy Spirit who can give us the victory!

Is it a Sin to Have Evil Thoughts?

The bad thoughts you analysed with interest to execute or for pleasure in your heart is a sin. For instance; Jesus says it was a sin to see a woman and have a sexy thought filled with interest in your heart to put her on bed.

However, the bad thoughts you wrestled with does not make you a sinner. You are not a sinner when struggling with sinful thoughts in your mind, but you become one when you dance to the tune of the impure thoughts.

For instance; Devil’s temptation to Jesus was a thoughtful one, but Jesus never sinned as a result of the bad thought. Though, He was hungry but He rejected the idea and said: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

20 Ways to Stop Evil Thoughts in Your Heart

1. Make covenant with your 5 sense of sight, taste, hearing, smell and touch to be for holiness.

2. Die to sin and acknowledge your new status of righteousness.

3. Dedicate your body to be the temple of the LORD.

4. Assessment of evil thoughts with the Will of God gives victory.

5. Accept the responsibility to wipe off the evil thoughts. Don’t cross your arms enjoying the sinful thoughts and expecting God to come and wipe it off for you.

6. Learn to scold yourself. It strengthens your heart to do the right-thinking.

7. Respect the Power of your Mind. It’s so good in painting pictures.

8. Fear God in all your thoughts.

9. Respond with the Word of God and you would overcome sinful thoughts.

10. Give the Holy Spirit the chance to deal with thoughts that fill your heart.

11. Cast down sinful imagination!

12. Meditate on the Word of God every time.

13. Sing gospel songs and not the popular secular music.

14. Pull out from church that tells you to always come and confess you sins every service day.

15. Say goodbye to friends that spent their strength on sex, alcohol or drugs.

16. Stop vulgar language!

17. Pull out from watching movies; the imaginations terribly trouble your heart.

18. Don’t give room for depression.

19. Make friends with those who tell you the scriptural truth.

20. Don’t think deeply about evil thoughts but delete instantly.

What Does Bible Say About Impure Thought?

1. Job chapter 31 verse 1: “I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?”

2. Romans chapter 8 verse 12 and 13: “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors–not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

3. Second Corinthians chapter 7 verse 1: “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

4. Colossians chapter 3 verse 2: “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”

5. Matthew chapter 22 verse 37: “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’”

You can overcome evil thought when you practice the points above, they are all vital points that give me victory as well. 

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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