Tuesday, 12 April 2016

THE WORD


The Power Of Your Mind
A Book Review #3 (Chapter 2)
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Understanding The Mind

Indeed, understanding of the mind is not something that even the world's best scientists, doctors, historians...can give, for their finest explanations of the mind are speculatory at best. That's because the mind is an intangible, spiritual entity and only God's Word can shed the best light on it (Study: Hebrews 4:12).

The mind is the faculty of man's reasoning and thoughts. It holds the power of imagination, recognition, and appreciation, and is responsible for processing feelings and emotions, resulting in attitudes and actions.

Your mind has the ability to SEE, hear, perceive and interpret, even though you can't physically locate it in your body. It resides in your soul, and is a spiritual entity that only God can see.

When your eyes focus on an image, it's your mind that interprets that image, and that's when you really see. If your mind can't interpret it, it doesn't matter what the image is, it'll make no sense to you.

To better understand the mind, you need to have a clear understanding of the scriptural definition and description of the human person. Man primarily, has a twofold nature: the outward man and the inward man (Study: 2 Cor 4: 16).

The outward man is the physical body and its five senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste). The inward man, however, is the human spirit and his soul (the seat of his mind, will, emotions, reasoning and intellect).

The mind is capable of receiving and processing information from the outward man and its senses, as well as from the inward man and his spiritual senses. It is the connector of the physical or outward man and the spiritual or inward man.

spiritual<=>😑<=>physical
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The Mind as a connector of both spiritual and physical information

Excerpt From the Book:
The Power Of Your Mind
Chris Oyakhilome, D.Sc., D.D. (2016)

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