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DEFINITION OF MEMORY
Definition of memory from Merriam Webster
1a: the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms
He began to lose his memory as he grew older.
b: the store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition Merriam Webster.
Derivation (where the word comes from): from Anglo-French memorie (Old French memoire, "mind, memory, remembrance; memorial, record") '
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Definition 'a': This is talking about the brain and it's ability to remember. This is evident by the sentence
"He began to lose his memory as he grew older."
Definition 'b': It is talking about "modification of structure". This again is the brain and the brain's body.
It is a no-brainer. If we have the mind of Christ then that would not be the brain, which belongs to the body and is flesh. (See 'YOU, YOUR BRAIN, & YOUR MIND')
Everyone has a human spirit given to them in their mother's womb. (See 'HUMAN SPIRIT').This human spirit has the same mindset as Christ because God made it and it is part of Him. God made all of the human spirits which are housed in each one of our bodies
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Everyone has a human spirit given to them in their mother's womb. (See 'HUMAN SPIRIT').
This human spirit has the same mindset as Christ because God made it and it is part of Him. God also made all of the human spirits which are housed in each one of our bodies
2 Corinthians 10:3-5; For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds
5 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.
We see all around us various emotions from those who either are attacked, or consider themselves attacked and they react. Sometimes we think that is the way we should behave. But it is not.
There is no stronger weapon against your enemies than your closeness to God. Provided you let go of unforgiveness and any of the lower emotions, bless them and wish them well sincerely, God will, with Devine Power, handle them accordingly.
We need to make our thoughts come from our 'renewed mind' and obedient to Christ, not the body's brain. (See 'YOU, YOUR BRAIN, & YOUR MIND').
We are supposed to 'crucify the flesh". I don't know what else that could be but the body/brain/flesh. That would mean we are not listening to the brain or the body. Then what are we listening to? That would be God through His Holy Spirit who indwells us (Provided we have asked for it).
"the person without the Spirit" (Holy Spirit) "does not accept the things that come from the Spirit but considers them foolishness". This tells us that the Holy Spirit is not wasting its time trying to communicate to any entity without a spirit (human spirit) and that would include the body/brain/flesh. So, who is the Holy Spirit communicating to? It only leaves us, the spiritual us, that God put into our mother's womb that the Holy Spirit can communicate to. (See 'HUMAN SPIRIT').
Being close to God is like universal solution:
1. It gives us control of our mind and control of the
3. Handles any enemies.
Hebrews 8:10; This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
God puts His Laws in our minds. Nowhere does it say that God puts anything into the flesh (brain/body).
The Holy Spirit works with our human spirit and it does not work with the body/brain/flesh.
In other words, if we are certain in our mind, that is the way it will be.
Romans 12:2; Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, His good, pleasing and perfect will.
It says to renew our mind. It does not say renew the brain/body/flesh.
It is our mind that is important to God. Our mind can find out what God's will is.
1 Peter 1:13; Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming.
God wants our minds "fully sober". In other words uncluttered with alcohol and drugs and the like.
In that state He wants us set our hope on grace. (See 'GRACE AND THE LAW').
MEMORY, BRAIN AND THE MIND
Hopefully by this time we have established there is a big difference between your mind and the brain/body/flesh.
This is really good news! Often people think they are losing their memory and are pretty worried about this. Then they go into agreement with the various authorities and start 'creating' the bad memory problem.
This may sound 'unreal' to you. I have spent my life ignoring the brain, because I had an abused upbringing which left my mind really messed up. Which was a blessing because in order to communicate and survive, I had to rise above my brain. My solution was to say the word "cancelled" to its many unwanted thoughts and emotions.
Many people are so very concerned over their losing their memory (disintegrating frontal lobes), usually because of old age. My perspective is 'who needs it'. Its been in the way for most of my life.
If we are not depending upon the brain, then it leaves only our human spirit and our mind. Spirits do not 'remember' things like the the body/brain/flesh which thinks and remembers in pictures. They have 'perfect recall'. They and can certainly see anything past and present with perfect recall which includes all the perceptics and views of the area of that time. It was shakey territory for me, to let go of the dependence upon the brain/body/flesh for memories and lean on the Angels, the Holy Spirit, and my renewed mind.
It doesn't matter what steps we take, we are to be brave, but who we really are (human spirit) is not timid and has power, love and self-discipline.
I can always tell what and who I am in communication with:
With myself (human spirit) I feel happy and spiritual.
With most people I love them.
With the Holy Spirit, I am strengthened with unlimited love and power.
With Satan, I feel various shades of fear, worry and doubt, and of course ills and pains.