Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


One of the devil’s strategies to stop progress and growth in our lives is to get us to live in hurt in our emotions. Jesus, though, said there is power given to us so that no hurt has to stay permanent Luke 10:19. Emotions are feelings caused by pain or pleasure that try to move us in a certain direction, either toward or away from the will of God for our life. When emotions dominate they can lead us away from the will of God for our life. When we take control of our thoughts by lining them up to the Word of God, our emotions will fall in line with our thinking and take us toward the will of God for our life. We can master them and not let them master us.


Our emotions are a product of our thoughts. We cannot have an emotion without a thought.  When we are feeling something we are also thinking something. If we are not thinking right, it will show up in our emotions.  When we learn to control our thoughts we can control our emotions because they follow your thoughts. The Scriptures do not say much about controlling our emotions, but there is much said about controlling our thoughts (i.e. Philippians 4:8). We can bring into captivity EVERY thought contrary to the knowledge of God’s Word and therefore we can control EVERY hindering emotion (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).



Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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