WATCH: Billy Graham Asks the Question, 'Who Controls Your Mind?'

1:00PM 12/17/2021 Charisma News Staff

For those believers who struggle with sin or for those on the fence about God, the late evangelist Billy Graham, through a past sermon, wants you to know you can have the peace that surpasses all understanding.

However, he says, that peace comes with a cost. The enemy continually infests the minds of Christians with sinful thoughts. He will work diligently to keep unbelievers out of the kingdom God with distractions and lies to prevent people from giving themselves over to Jesus Christ. It's all about spiritual warfare, and it takes place in the mind.

"One of the most important things in our lives is 'who is going to control our minds?' Graham said. "Proverbs 16:32 says that he that ruleth his mind is greater than he that taketh a city. Many of you spend a great deal of time alone, so your mind is your only companion. What do you think about? What do you talk to your mind about?

"Isaiah the prophet said that He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee," Graham added. "Do you keep your mind on Christ? If you get your mind off Christ and you get it on some things that you shouldn't be thinking about, do you pray, 'Lord, forgive me and help me to get my mind back on Christ?' I do many times. The Bible says first of all that your mind is at enmity against God. Your mind does not want to do anything about God to start with. In Romans 8:7, it says, 'The carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God.'

"The Bible says, 'As a person thinketh, so is he,'" Graham said. "So, how do you think? What goes through your mind? In Luke 12, Jesus said, 'Neither be ye of doubtful mind.' The Bible warns against the double-minded person. James says a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. This carries with it the idea of a person who wishes to secure both worlds. You want one foot in heaven and one foot in the pleasures of this life, and you cannot. You've got to go one way or the other. There are many of you that are torn between your sinful pleasures and appetites and your desire for heaven and you know that you can't have both. You have to make a choice. There's the broad road that leads to destruction, and there's the narrow road that leads to eternal life. There is a narrow gate, and that gate is the cross. It is all going to be decided on what you do about Christ."

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