We are made in the image of God. We have a spirit, and we live in a body that has a mind, will, and emotions. We commune with the Lord through our spirit.
Of course, satan will seek to counterfeit all that the Lord has designed in order to capture and control our thoughts. That is why Paul said in 2 Corinthians 10:5 that we are to bring every thought captive.
I learned in 1993 that not every thought I have is of my own origin. It radically changed my life. Remember, it is God’s word that discerns our thoughts and intentions.
Therefore, not every thought, emotion, feeling, or impression is from us. The enemy sends fiery dart-lies through each of the above. Always they are in the first person, or felt as though personal.
Let’s take fear for instance. We know from 2 Timothy 1:7 that we are not given the spirit of fear. All of a sudden we have a feeling or emotional reaction of fear. Yet, there is no danger. That is a lie! We need to capture it and render it null and void by NOT giving it another thought. Our next thought must be truth to counteract the lie.
Back to ‘looping’ or rehearsing. Here is our design. The Holy Spirit gives us a rich insight. At that moment our spirit man rises up. It is like a spiritual kaleidoscope. Verses come to mind that surround the insight. The Holy Spirit draws them from the reservoir in our heart. We see them with new eyes. They illuminate our heart with broader understanding.
1 Corinthians 2:13 says, “These things we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” That is spiritual looping. As we loop the verses together, they are forming new strong connections in our brain. Verse 14 says that the natural man cannot know them because they are spiritually discerned.