2 Corinthians 2:1 How to Conquer Depression

2 Corinthians 2:1 (KJV)
But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.

The apostle often gave reference to his personal disciplines:

  • He counted gain loss that he might win Christ
  • He pressed toward the mark
  • He kept under his body to bring it into subjection

Here he said he “determined with (himself).”

Paul told us that the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. In other words, none of us have to be driven by:

  • Our emotions,
  • Our temptations or
  • Our lusts

As believers God has given us the power necessary, through the indwelling Holy Spirit, to conquer and put into subjection those things. We can determine to be in charge of them.

I would suggest that in order to do so a few things have to be in order:
We have to determine ahead of time.
To wait until the moment of crisis to choose is to choose crisis.

He have to count the flesh dead
That just means we accept that it has no power except what we give it.

We need to be surrendered to the Holy Spirit
He is, after all, the One with the power.

We need to be immersed in the Bible.
Which is the key to cleansing our way and finding that Christ satisfies.

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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