I love the contrast in John 10:10. The thief’s priority is to kill, steal, and to destroy. Where does the ‘thief’ work from? Inner strongholds that he set up through rogue thoughts. They came as fiery darts. They slipped in because we allowed them to penetrate.
What does the verse say is Jesus’ priority? He said, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” The Strong’s definition for abundantly is: superabundance, excessive, overflowing surplus, over and above, more than enough, profuse, extraordinary, above the ordinary, and more than sufficient.
Rogue thoughts destroy from within. Righteous thoughts that conform us to God’s will and ways empower us from within. Ephesians 1:18 says of His resurrection power, “…the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.” Verse 20 said that it is the same power that God used to raise Jesus from the dead.