It is possible to have a blinded mind and not be able to see the purpose of Christ and be sensitive to His perfect plan. The blinded mind is referred to in II Corinthians 3:14: “But their minds were blinded.” Paul talks about there being enemies in the mind, (Colossians 1:21). Not enemies of the mind, but enemies in the mind. That means they were resident; they lived there trying to blind _them to the will of God.
By Joy Haney
No one knows exactly what the mind is. It has tremendous power, but it cannot be seen, felt, weighed, or surgically dissected. It is affected by damage done to the brain, and is related to intelligence and personality. The mind influences how each of us lives and thinks. It has been proven that the mind can be controlled by others, ourselves, and molded by God. In Gary Collin’s book Your Magnificent Mind he states,
The Mind refers to the total of all our mental activities—including thinking, learning, problem-solving, willing, perceiving, concentrating, remembering, attending, and experiencing thoughts and emotions.
What does the mind have to do with faith? Jesus connects the two together. He is speaking to them of His ability to provide their needs for them such as food, clothing, and drink, then makes a statement about them. “0 ye of little faith” (Luke 12:28). The very next scripture says, And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things, But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you (Luke 12:29-31).
Little faith produces a doubtful mind. There is war in the mind every day. Paul writes,
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members…I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin (Romans 7:23,25).
The mind has power. It is the crowning creation of God Almighty. The mind of man is magnificent, but can be abused or used for a noble cause. The choice is determined by what is fed into the mind. The power of the mind was recognized by God when He came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men builded. “And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” (Genesis 11:6). It was in their mind to build a tower of Babel, and they would have done so if the Lord had not thwarted their plans. Nothing is impossible to the human mind, God says, when there is faith involved. Ships, electricity, radar, automobiles, atomic power have all been the result of thought.
Since the mind has such power it needs to be controlled, and it is possible to do so. Peter instructs each of us to “…gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end…” (I Peter 1:13). Gird means to tighten or constrict, to not just hang loose, but to control. He said control the loins of the mind. Loins are part of the reproductive organs. Genesis 35:11 shows this: “And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.”