SOUL BYTES: a Bible blue print for healing memories.


HEALING THOUGHTS: A Word Study &
Foundation Verse for Healing Trauma
Based on 2 Corinthians 10:5
– A Blueprint for Healing the Past –
2 Corinthians 10:5
New International Version (NIV)
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of
God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
When it comes to healing thoughts and memories, 2 Corinthians 10:5 is the blueprint from
which to work. This verse is the key verse, in fact, the very thesis for my book, After the
Trauma, the Battle Begins, Post Trauma Healing.
All of us have had some kind of issue that has set us on edge, however slightly. Many have
complex memories that haunt and plague the mind. They stop us from living a full life.
They allow the perpetrator to continue the crime in your mind, if you will.
Is it time to get that purp out of your mind? Are you allowing someone from your past to
ruin your present and future?
2 Corinthians 10:5 shows us how to take our thumb and forefinger and pluck that memory
out and lay it at the foot of the cross. Then, and only then, are we ready to start the
process of forgiveness.  So, let’s break this verse into two parts:
PART ONE
I found it fascinating to study what several versions of the Bible have to say on the subject
of taking a memory and placing it with Jesus. Notice the very powerful and descriptive words
that are presented. Collectively, we demolish arguments, every pretension, imaginations,
high things, exalted thought, refuted arguments and theories and reasonings, every proud
and lofty thing, smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers and ideas, every
high-and-mighty philosophy that pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God.
What is the Bible saying to you?
PART TWO
Then we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. We lead every thought
and purpose away, captive to the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by
Christ. We are taking prisoners of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them to
the Anointed One.
The last part of verse 5 is so powerful, I am going to say it again: we are taking prisoners
of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them into the obedience of the Anointed
One. Remember the words of the Lord’s Prayer, “Forgive us out trespasses, as we forgive
those who trespass against us. . .”
Jesus said he would set the captives free. I put it to you —- are you captive to a memory?
(Oh, spell check, don’t you love it! The auto correct writes,”Are you captive to a monkey?”)
Well, there may be some truth to that. The monkey on your back? Jesus has come to
remove the monkey.
I put it to you this way.  Can you even imagine what your life would be like without having
to carry that burden with you everywhere?
So, what is the Bible saying here?
If you find yourself mulling over something that happened today or sixty years ago,
read 2 Corinthians 10:5 and take that thought captive. In other words, give the memory,
the issue, the haunting, to Jesus.
Now, this is important: Combat veterans, emergency workers, first responders, police,
ambulance, fire, Newtown/Sandy Hook School, mall shootings, school shootings, rape
victims, victims of abuse, SRA survivors, witnesses to violence, those left behind after
a suicide, etc., (The list is endless—-) take note of this verse!  Read, learn and inwardly
digest it. This is the key verse to set captive memories free. This is a core verse to help
you after any kind of trauma.
I encourage you to read the following verses from several Bible versions and find the
version that speaks to you in regard to setting those memories free:
2 Corinthians 10:5
New International Version (NIV)
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the
knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
King James Version (KJV)
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth  itself against the
knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of
Christ;”
2 Corinthians 10:5
Amplified Bible (AMP)
“[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud
and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead
every thought and purpose away captive to the obedience of Christ (the Messiah,
the Anointed One),”
2 Corinthians 10:5
The Message
“We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down
barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion
and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
Living Bible (TLB)
“These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall
that can be built to keep men from finding him. With these weapons I can capture
rebels and bring  them back to God and change them into men whose hearts’ desire
is obedience to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
New Life Version
“We break down every thought and proud thing that puts itself up against the
wisdom of God. We take hold of every thought and make it obey Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
The Voice (VOICE)
“We are demolishing arguments and every high-and-mighty philosophy that
pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God. We are taking prisoners
of every thought, emotion, and subduing them into obedience to the
Anointed One.”
Lead every thought to Jesus.
I truly hope this might help you in the healing of your memories, that have
haunted your past. Be set free, let the purp go, give the memory to God.
Live your life free from the hauntings. Live in the now.
In conclusion, focus on this.
Philippians 4:8
NIV
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever
is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable —–
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy —– think about such things.
God bless you dear soul.
The Lord is with you…
Fr. Nigel Mumford+
© Copyright:  Nigel W.D. Mumford 2013 All rights reserved.
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About Fr. Nigel

Fr. Mumford is a husband, priest, author (four books) and public speaker with a focus on the healing ministry of Jesus. He is a former Royal Marine Commando Drill Instructor. He was called to this ministry in 1990 and was ordained 2005. He is the president of By His Wounds Inc. A not for profit ministry helping war zone veterans heal with The Welcome Home Initiative. For more info please go to www.byhiswoundsministry.org
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