By Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;   Casting down imaginations [reasonings], 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 10:4-5

When you’re believing God for healing, reason will tell you that it can’t happen – that you can’t be healed. But you have to cast down reasonings. I didn’t say it was easy. (If you’re looking for something easy, you’d better just quit now.)

Now what does Paul mean when he says, “Casting down every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God”? He’s talking about any kind of knowledge that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and His Word. He’s talking about human knowledge here.

Some people call it “sense knowledge.” If it’s in opposition to what God’s Word reveals, then cast it down, or throw it away!

Paul also tells us to bring every thought into captivity. Some people have said to me, “Brother Hagin, I’m bothered with all these thoughts. Will you pray and cast that out of me?” I’m not going to do that. The Bible doesn’t say to do that. It says for you to bring every thought into captivity. The Bible doesn’t tell you to do something you can’t do.

I like to put it this way: Christ is the Word. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Then in John 1:14, we read, “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

Christ is called the Word of God. So I like to read Second Corinthians 10:5 like this: “Bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of the Word of God.”

Confession: I bring every thought captive to the obedience of the Word of God. I am a believer, not a doubter. I do have faith. My faith is in God’s Holy Word. My faith is in God, the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Copyright © Kenneth Hagin Ministries  – Used by Permission


  1. Another way of saying we should imagine only God’s word and hold within us pure, good report, honest and uplifting words. Another revelation to me. Thank you

  2. I am thankful to the Lord for calling and bringing the ministry he gave to Kenneth Hagan Sr. It has been a blessing over & over since I first listened to the friut if this ministry in the early 70’s.
    When I want Thru cancer in 2005, I was Blessed to know 2 of his graduate students who began a Bible school in Lutz, Florida. Those people prayed & stood with me till God moved and the cancer treatment stopped because there was NO MORE cancer!
    The founders of Life Christian University, Doug & Susan Wingate, told me to bring my blanket & pillow to the students chapel Services, and if I had to and lay down in the pews, but to be in the tangible presence of the Lord!
    The Wingates were Blessed to attend the healing school when Bro. Hagin Sr. was still with us.
    This is fruit that remained for Bro. Hagin Sr…and to the Glory Of God!

  3. Iam from glory to another degree of glory in understanding through this inspired messages by Kenneth E.Hagin

  4. This morning I prayed “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. It worked!! All the distracting thoughts that fly around me when i prayed vanished. Praise God!!

  5. I declare it that my FAITH is in Christ and I am testifying in Jesus Name. Amen.

  6. only grasped the meaning of Second Corinthians 10:5 today,now i know !!!!

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